Easy and simple steps for how to deep clean an immersion blender (in 1 minute or less). Let’s keep our immersion blender clean so that it lasts for years to come.
I love using the immersion blender. I can easily whip up delicious from-scratch recipes in no time at all!
A year ago I made the commitment to cook from scratch as often as I can. Ever since that commitment, this small yet mightly kitchen appliance has been one of my most used small kitchen gadgets.
If you can’t tell already, I adore this immersion blender. It’s so much fun.
Plus it’s small, compact, and takes up a small footprint in our tiny late 1960’s kitchen.
What are other terms used to describe an immersion blender?
An immersion blender can also be called: mini blender, hand blender, stick blender, wand blender, or smart stick (ours is called that).
What can you use an immersion blender for?
The possibilities are endless: smoothies, dressings, sauces, and soups to name a few.
Why use an immersion blender?
I have three reasons why I enjoy using an immersion blender:
- First of all, it takes up a small footprint in our kitchen, Practical tips for a Minimalist Kitchen.
- Second of all, this can be used on the stovetop.
- Finally, an immersion blender is super easy to clean.
The best tip for how to deep clean an immersion blender
Clean the blender right away after you use it. Especially after blending something super chunky like potato soup. You want to do the steps I mention below.
Trust me, there is nothing worse than having to scrape off crusted bits of food from the blender. I had the unfortunate pleasure of having to do that once. I learned my lesson. Now I will always take the one minute to clean the blender.
4 Steps for How to Deep Clean an Immersion Blender
- Mix a few drops of dish soap and about 1 cup of warm water in a bowl. I have used both cold and warm water. However, using warm water makes it a bit easier.
You could always place the water, minus the soap, in the microwave to warm up the water for a few seconds. Then you can place the two drops of soap in.
2. Next, submerge the blades in the water. Keeping the blades in the water prevents the water from splashing.
3. Then start the blender and do a few pulses until the blades look clean. Make sure you don’t submerge the motor portion of the blender into the water.
4. Finally, wipe down the outside of the blender. Make sure you unplug the blender as you are wiping it down. Then away it goes until the next delicious recipe. For more ideas for cleaning a blender go HERE.
- 1 cup Water
- 2 drops Dish Soap
- 1 Container (to place the blender in)
- 1 Cleaning Rag
- Immersion Blender (smart stick, hand blender, mini blender or wand blender)
- Fill up about a cup of warm water in a bowl and place a few drops of dish soap in.
- Submerge the blades in the water.
- Start the blender and do a few pulses until the blades look clean.
- Unplug the blender and wipe down the bender with a rag.
- Dry and put away.
To prevent splashing, only use a small amount of water.
Remember to keep the motor of the blender away from the water.
Where and how to store it?
- I recommend keeping it in its own container. This allows the blades to be protected.
- For obvious reasons, I like to store it out of reach of children and pets.
- Wrap the cord around the handle so you protect the wire from getting into the blades.
How to deep clean an immersion blender Conclusion:
This small kitchen appliance is simple, easy to use, and even easier to clean. I also love the fact that I am able to do more from scratch cooking while using this blender. Creating some wonderful, delicious, homemade recipes is so much fun!
What’s your favorite immersion blender recipe? Let me know! I am always on the hunt for different ways to use the immersion blender in the kitchen.
Thank you so much for stopping by! I love sharing about simple routines for simple living. I’ll see ya next time.