How to Clean a Vitamix and Remove Blender Film

Clean Vitamix

Is your blender grimy? Is there a film on the inside of the container? My vitamix was covered in smoothie gunk and hard water stains. I had forgotten how nice it looked when I bought it. I follow the regular cleaning routine which is a drop of dish soap, some water, and then let it run for a while. The smoothie gunk still built up. My vitamix needed a deep cleaning. After thinking about it for a bit, it turned out to be quick and easy.

Dirty Vitamix

The smoothie and hard water stains on the inside. Yuck. They didn’t want to come off with a scrubbing either. I needed something a bit stronger, but I didn’t want to use harsh chemicals. I use vinegar to remove the hard water build up on my shower head, so I thought it would work on the vitamix as well.

Clean Vitamix

Baking soda and vinegar to the rescue! I poured about 1 cup of white vinegar in and then at least a 1/4 cup of baking soda. It fizzed and bubbled almost up to the top. Once the bubbling subsided, I added two cups of water and let it run on high for several minutes. I was waiting for steam to come out the top. After about 5-7 minutes, it was steaming as the water/vinegar mix inside was boiling.

A quick rinse and nearly all of the stains were gone. I used a small brush and the rest easily rubbed off. For good measure, I ran it through again with soap as well. When I was done, it was looking brand new again. Awesome! 

Clean Vitamix

How do you keep your vitamix or blender clean and shiny?

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8 comments:

  1. Worked better than I had even hoped!! Thanks!

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  2. Great idea - just got my Vitamix but will file this tip for use in the future.

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  3. I'm getting ready to get one - thanks for the tip and pics!

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  4. thank you for this! our vitamix is starting to look pretty bad from the hard water stains and I was hoping vinegar would do the trick! can't wait to try this after nap time is over!

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  5. Great tip. Worked for me, but I needed to put in a fair degree of elbow grease with a sponge after the "deep clean". Most of it came right off, but around the top "inner corners" were still stained. Looks much better than before. Thanks!

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  6. I am a vitamix demonstrator....I would also suggest that you wipe your container with a sponge after you do your soap rinse. This will help to prevent the hard water build up.

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  7. Thanks for your helpful post! Mine was starting to get pretty stained after daily usage for a year - even with the regular cleanings. Very much appreciated!

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  8. Great idea that actually worked! Needed elbow grease for extra scrubbing - but in the end it was worth it.

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