The COVID-19 pandemic has made us more homemade, and also more cooks, and mixers and kneaders work non-stop in many of our homes, especially during holiday periods such as Christmas. In addition, our concern for hygiene has also increased and that is why cleaning tricks, such as this one we share with you today, generate special interest.
It is a trick specially designed for glass mixers, but it can be used in any type of mixer, also in hand blenders. The only thing we must keep in mind is that this trick works well if we clean the blender shortly after use, before the dirt is embedded and dries out.
It is well known that blenders can be disassembled, hand blenders can be disassembled very easily. This is essential because the part of the blender where the motor remains cannot be washed as such or submerged, it must be cleaned exclusively with a damp cloth. If we do it frequently, it is not complicated at all and makes our blender always looks like new.
The main problem when it comes to cleaning is the blades of the bowl blenders. While it is feasible to scrub the glass and its blades with a sponge, water and soap, according to the traditional method, it is a cumbersome task, which deteriorates a lot of sponges and scouring pads and can even be dangerous because, if we are not very careful, we can hurt ourselves with the blades.
And it is here where the trick is more interesting, if we put in the glass a little water with a few drops of dishwashing detergent and beat the mixture, just rinse with water after our blender will be clean in less than a minute. In the network you can find plenty of videos that demonstrate the effectiveness of this trick with all types of blenders.
It is true that nowadays there are blenders that, after disassembled, allow to put in the dishwasher many or some of its parts, but maybe you are not interested in putting the dishwasher at that time or do not want to occupy so much space in it with the blender …. In addition, as the price of electricity is, 45 seconds of blender is more economical than one hour of dishwasher.
Finally, the blades of the hand blenders are usually less aggressive than those of the beaters, but that does not mean that the trick of washing the blender by whisking for a few seconds with a mixture of water and dishwashing soap is not a good idea. As we mentioned before, the only limitation, for the trick to work, is that we can’t let too much time pass and risk the dirt drying out.