Cleaning a Vitamix blender can be a daunting task, but it is essential to maintain the quality of your blender. As someone who has used a Vitamix for over 15 years, I have learned some tips and tricks to make the cleaning process easier and more efficient. In this article, I will share my knowledge on how to clean a Vitamix and answer some frequently asked questions. I will also do a demonstration below to show you how you can clean your Vitamix blender and maintain it so it will last for decades.
Everyday maintenance is crucial to keep your Vitamix in top condition. After each use, rinse the container thoroughly with warm water and add a few drops of dish soap. Then, fill it halfway with warm water, secure the lid, and select the “Self-Clean” setting to start the machine, if your Vitamix motor has the clean function. This process will clean the blender in just a few seconds, making it ready for the next use. If it does not have the self-clean setting, you can still clean the blender very easily. I will discuss below.
Sometimes an everyday clean is not enough, and a deep cleaning is necessary. Deep cleaning involves disassembling the blender and cleaning each part individually. This process might seem complicated, but it is necessary to maintain the quality of your blender. In the following sections, I will explain how to perform a deep cleaning and provide some useful tips to make the cleaning process more manageable.
Watch the video below to see how to clean your Vitamix. Below, I demonstrate how to clean the 08 oz Vitamix container after making chutney, the 20 oz Vitamix container and the 64 oz Vitamix container. I also show you how to keep your base – Vitamix Motor- clean and ready for your next use.
- Everyday maintenance is crucial to keep your Vitamix in top condition.
- Deep cleaning is necessary to maintain the quality of your blender.
- Use warm water and dish soap to clean your Vitamix after each use, and perform a deep cleaning periodically.
As a Vitamix owner, I know how important it is to keep my blender clean to ensure optimal performance. Here are some tips for everyday maintenance that I follow to keep my Vitamix blender in top shape.
Cleaning the Container
After each use, I rinse the container thoroughly with warm water, not hot, and then add a drop or two of dish soap and fill it halfway with warm water. I secure the lid with the lid plug in the locked position and select the Self-Clean setting to start the machine. Once the cycle is complete, I rinse the container with cool water and let it air dry. This quick-clean method helps remove any residue or odors from the container. If you dont have the the Self-Clean option on your motor base, you can simply add a drop or two of dish soap and fill it halfway with warm water, secure the lid with the lid plug in the locked position and turn the motor on starting on low speed and then turning it up to high speed.
If there is a mineral buildup on the container, I pour one cup of white vinegar into the container and fill it halfway with warm water. I let the container soak in an upright, standing position for several hours or even overnight. Then I pour out the contents and use a soft pot scrubber to clean the remaining residue. I rinse the container thoroughly with cool water and let it air dry.
Cleaning the Lid
I removed the rubber gasket from the lid and the plug on top of the lid the lid into two parts and wash them with warm soapy water and a sponge. I rinse them clean and let them air dry upside down. If there is any grime or residue around the lid plug, I use a small brush or under blade scraper to remove it.
Cleaning the Blade Assembly
I never disassemble the blade assembly, instead I wash it with warm soapy water and a sponge or brush after I have run 1 or 2 or 3 cycles of soapy water in the blender. I rinse it clean and let it air dry. If there is any residue or peanut butter stuck under the blade scraper, I use a silicone spatula or under blade scraper to remove it.
It is important to note that abrasive cleaning tools and detergents should not be used on any part of the Vitamix blender, as they can scratch or damage the plastic and bearings. Additionally, the blender base or motor should never be submerged in water.
By following these simple steps, I can maintain my Vitamix blender and keep it looking and performing like brand new. If you are experiencing any issues with your Vitamix blender, be sure to consult the manufacturer’s troubleshooting guide or contact their customer service for assistance.
To see how I clean the blade assembly, watch this video below. I make nut butter here and instead of washing it straight away, see what I do first get a delicious smoothie out of what remains in the Vitamix 64 oz container and only then do I clean the container.
For more information on how to clean Vitamix blenders, check out these helpful links:
- Care and Maintenance-Frequently Asked Questions-Household … – Vitamix
- How To Clean Vitamix Blenders: The Ultimate Guide – Kitchen Habit
- How to Clean a Vitamix | Williams Sonoma Taste
When it comes to keeping your Vitamix blender in top condition, regular cleaning is a must. But sometimes, a deep clean is necessary to remove mineral buildup, turmeric stains, and cloudy film that can accumulate over time. Here are some tips for deep cleaning your Vitamix blender.
Removing Mineral Buildup
If you live in an area with hard water, mineral buildup can be a common problem. To remove mineral buildup from your Vitamix container, fill it with equal parts water and white vinegar and let it sit for a few hours. Then, use a soft pot scrubber to scrub away the mineral buildup. Rinse the container thoroughly with water and air dry.
Removing Turmeric Stains
Turmeric is known for its health benefits, but it can also leave stubborn stains on your Vitamix container. To remove turmeric stains, sprinkle some baking soda into the container and add enough water to make a paste. Use a soft pot scrubber to scrub the paste into the stains, then rinse the container with water and expose the container directly under the sun. The suns raise will fade the remaining stains that were not removed from the baking soda paste.
Removing Cloudy Film
Over time, your Vitamix container may develop a cloudy film that can be difficult to remove. To remove cloudy film, use my vinegar wash recipe
Vinegar wash to clean stained Vitamix containers
- 1 Cup Pure White Vinegar
- 2 tbsp Bicarbonate Soda.
- To your Vitamix container add 1 cup of vinegar and add 2 Tbsp Bicarbonate Soda
- Fill the Vitamix container with boiling water
- Let it soak for minimum 4 to 6 hours or overnight
- Pour out the contents and use a soft bottle brush to clean by scrubbing down the sides that are cloudy
- Make sure to wipe down well after this, because water stains can make the container look cloudy
It’s important to note that some Vitamix models have a self-cleaning cycle that can be used to remove mineral buildup, stains, and cloudy film. Check your owner’s manual for instructions on how to use the self-cleaning cycle.
Deep cleaning your Vitamix blender on a regular basis can help keep it in top condition and ensure that it continues to function properly. By following these tips for removing mineral buildup, turmeric stains, and cloudy film, you can keep your Vitamix blender looking and performing like new for years to come.
Cleaning your Vitamix is an essential part of everyday maintenance. Here are some tips to keep your Vitamix container clean and free of stains.
Using the Self-Cleaning Feature
One of the easiest ways to clean your Vitamix container is by using the self-cleaning feature. Fill the container with warm water and a drop of dish detergent. Then, turn on the blender and let it run on high for about 30 seconds. Rinse the container with warm water, and it’s ready for use again.
Hand-Washing the Container
If you don’t have access to the self-cleaning feature or prefer to wash your Vitamix container by hand, use a soft pot scrubber or a bottle brush to clean the container thoroughly. Start by rinsing the container with warm water to remove any food residue. Then, add a drop of dish detergent and fill the container with warm water. Use the pot scrubber or bottle brush to clean the container, paying special attention to the blade assembly. Rinse the container with warm water and let it air dry.
Using a Bottle Brush
If you’re dealing with stubborn stains, such as turmeric stains, using a bottle brush can be helpful. Fill the container with warm water and add a drop of dish detergent. Then, use the bottle brush to scrub the container, paying close attention to the stained areas. Rinse the container with warm water and let it air dry.
Remember to avoid using hard water, as it can cause mineral buildup in your Vitamix container. If you have hard water, consider using a water softener or distilled water instead.
Additionally, if your Vitamix container is stained and you’re having trouble getting it clean, don’t worry. The container is top-rack dishwasher safe, so you can run it through the dishwasher with a mild detergent to remove any stains.
By following these tips, you can keep your Vitamix container clean and free of stains. For more information on cleaning your Vitamix, check out Vitamix’s care and maintenance FAQ.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I clean my Vitamix blender?
Cleaning your Vitamix blender is easy. After each use, rinse the container thoroughly with warm water, but not hot. Then, place one to two drops of dish soap in your container and fill it halfway with warm water. Secure the lid with the lid plug in the locked position. Select the Clean setting and start the machine. This will help remove any remaining residue and keep your blender clean.
What is the best way to clean a Vitamix?
For a deep clean, you can use white vinegar. Simply place 4 cups of cool water and 4 cups of white vinegar into the container and let it soak for about four hours. Pour the contents out and rinse thoroughly. This will help remove any buildup and keep your blender in great condition.
How do I self-clean my Vitamix?
If your machine has a pre-programmed Clean setting, it’s easy to self-clean your Vitamix. After each use, rinse the container thoroughly with warm water, then add a drop or two of dish soap and fill the container halfway with warm water. Secure the lid with the lid plug in the locked position. Select the Clean setting and start the machine. This will help remove any remaining residue and keep your blender clean.
How do you clean the under blade on a Vitamix?
To clean the under blade on your Vitamix, simply remove the container from the powerbase and use a soft sponge to clean the outside of the container and the lid (separated into two parts) with warm soapy water. Then, run clean water onto the container and lid to rinse off the soap and let it air dry.
Can I use vinegar to clean my Vitamix?
Yes, you can use white vinegar to clean your Vitamix. Simply place 4 cups of cool water and 4 cups of white vinegar into the container and let it soak for about four hours. Pour the contents out and rinse thoroughly. This will help remove any buildup and keep your blender in great condition.
Are Vitamix blenders dishwasher safe?
Most Vitamix containers are dishwasher safe, but the motor base should never be submerged in water or put in the dishwasher. It’s always best to check the manufacturer’s instructions for your specific model to ensure you’re cleaning it properly.