Cleaning a Vitamix container is an essential task to maintain the longevity of your blender and ensure that it performs at its best. A cloudy container can be unappealing and can also affect the taste of your blends. To keep your Vitamix container clean and clear, follow these simple steps.
First, gather all the supplies you need for cleaning your Vitamix container. You will need white vinegar, baking soda, dish soap, warm water, a soft pot scrubber, and a microfiber cloth. Once you have all the supplies, disassemble the container by removing the lid, lid plug, and tamper.
Next, clean the container by soaking it in a mixture of white vinegar and warm water. After soaking, use a soft pot scrubber to clean any remaining residue. You can also use a baking soda paste to remove tough stains. Once clean, rinse the container thoroughly and reassemble it. With these simple steps, you can keep your Vitamix container clean and clear, ensuring that it performs at its best for years to come.
- Gather all the supplies needed before cleaning the Vitamix container.
- Disassemble the container, clean it with a mixture of white vinegar and warm water, and use a soft pot scrubber or baking soda paste to remove any remaining residue.
- Rinse the container thoroughly and reassemble it before using it.
Before cleaning the Vitamix container, I need to gather some supplies. Here’s what I need:
Dish soap: I use a gentle dish soap to clean the container. I prefer a mild dish soap like MEYER’S. It’s eco-friendly and doesn’t contain harsh chemicals
White vinegar: I use white vinegar to remove any stubborn stains or buildup in the container. I always keep a bottle of white vinegar in my pantry.
Baking Soda: I always have baking soda in my pantry and can easily make a baking soda paste by mixing 2 tbsp of baking soda with 1 tbsp of water to form a paste. You can adjust the ratio of both to have a spreadable paste.
Warm water: I use warm water to rinse the container after cleaning it.
Soft pot scrubber: I use a soft pot scrubber to clean the remaining residue in the container. I prefer a non-scratch scrubber to avoid scratching the container.
Towel: I use a clean towel to dry the container after cleaning it.
It’s important to note that I never put the container in the dishwasher. The heat and pressure from the dishwasher can damage the container.
Now that I have gathered all the supplies, I’m ready to start cleaning the Vitamix container.
Disassembling the Container
To clean a Vitamix container thoroughly, it is necessary to disassemble it. Here are the steps I follow:
- Turn off and unplug the Vitamix machine. This is important for safety reasons.
- Remove the container from the base and place it on a flat surface.
- Remove the lid and the lid plug.
- Rinse all the parts under running water to remove any large debris or residue.
It is important to note that the blade assembly should not be dismantled. Instead, wash it with soap and water under running water.
To deep clean your Vitamix container you DO NOT need to disassemble it. This is because if you, clean and maintain your Vitamix, every time you use it, you will never need to Disassemble it. Watch this video to see how I clean and maintain my Vitamix container, no matter which container I use.
The blade assembly in the Vitamix container is torqued to a specific tightness at the factory, that you and I are likely unable to achieve with equivalent accuracy. If it came loose, then I would claim it on your warranty, since they treat the container & blade as a single non-user-servicable element.
For more detailed instructions, you can refer to the Vitamix user manual or this video tutorial on how to clean the Vitamix container efficiently.
Cleaning the Container
Cleaning a Vitamix container is an essential task to maintain its performance and longevity. Here’s how I clean my Vitamix container:
If you have a cloudy or stained container, you can clean it by soaking it in vinegar. First, I pour one cup of white vinegar into the container. Then, I fill the container halfway with warm water. I let the container soak in an upright position for several hours or overnight. After soaking, I pour the contents out and use a soft pot scrubber to clean the remaining residue. Rinse the container thoroughly with water and let it air dry or wipe with a dish towel.
If your Vitamix container has a lingering odor, you can remove it by using baking soda. First, I sprinkle a tablespoon of baking soda into the container. Then, I fill the container halfway with warm water. I let the mixture sit for 30 minutes before rinsing it out with water. If the odor persists, I repeat the process until the odor is gone.
It’s important to note that you should never use bleach or abrasive cleaners on your Vitamix container as they can damage the container’s surface and affect its performance.
In conclusion, cleaning your Vitamix container regularly is crucial to keep it in good condition. With these simple steps, you can remove stains and odors from your container easily and effectively.
For more information on how to clean your Vitamix container, check out Vitamix’s official care and maintenance guide.
Reassembling the Container
After cleaning the Vitamix container, it’s time to reassemble it. Here are the steps I follow to ensure that the container is properly assembled:
- First, I make sure that the container is completely dry before reassembling it. I usually let it air dry for a few hours, but you can also use a towel to dry it off.
- Then, I place the rubber gasket back onto the lid of the Vitamix. Note that some Vitamix container lids do not have a gasket. The gasket should be placed on the rim of the lid container and should be pressed down firmly to ensure a tight seal.
- After that, I place the lid back onto the container. I make sure that the lid is aligned with the container and that it is securely in place. The lid should snap into place when it is properly aligned.
- Finally, I store the Vitamix container either in a kitchen cupboard or on top of my Vitamix motor base and it’s ready for my next use.
Overall, reassembling the Vitamix container is a simple process that can be done in just a few minutes. By following these steps, you can ensure that your Vitamix container is properly assembled and ready to use.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to clean Vitamix container?
Cleaning the Vitamix container is easy and can be done in a few simple steps. Immediately after use, rinse the container with warm water and add a drop of dish soap. Fill the container 1/3 with warm water and securely attach the lid. Turn the dial to speed 1 (or low) and blend for 30 seconds. Rinse the container with warm water and let it air dry. When you only fill the container with 1/3 water the machine acts like a washing machine and pushes the water upwards to clean the container. However, if you fill the Vitamix container with a lot of water say more than 1/2 or 3/4 it will rotate and not act as a washing machine.
How to clean Vitamix blades?
Cleaning the Vitamix blades is important for maintaining the performance of your blender. After each use, rinse the blades with warm water and use a soft pot scrubber to clean around the blade assembly. Be careful not to cut yourself on the blades. For a deeper clean, follow the instructions for cleaning the Vitamix container.
How to clean Vitamix 5200?
Cleaning the Vitamix 5200 is the same as cleaning any other Vitamix blender. Follow the instructions for cleaning the Vitamix container and blades. Watch this video of mine for a tutorial on cleaning the Vitamix 5200.
How to clean Vitamix with vinegar?
Vinegar is a natural and effective way to clean your Vitamix blender. Pour one cup of white vinegar into the container and fill it halfway with warm water. Let the container soak in an upright, standing position for several hours. Rinse the container with warm water and follow the instructions for cleaning the Vitamix container.
How to clean Vitamix Professional Series 750?
Cleaning the Vitamix Professional Series 750 is the same as cleaning any other Vitamix blender. Follow the instructions for cleaning the Vitamix container and blades. Watch this video of mine for a tutorial on cleaning the Vitamix Professional Series 750.
How to clean Vitamix blade assembly?
Cleaning the Vitamix blade assembly is important for maintaining the performance of your blender. After each use, rinse the blades with warm water and use a soft pot scrubber to clean around the blade assembly. For a deeper clean, follow the instructions for cleaning the Vitamix container. Remember to be careful not to cut yourself on the blades. Watch this video of mine to see how I clean under the blades of a Vitamix when I make nut butter.
For more information on how to clean your Vitamix blender, visit Vitamix FAQ.