How To Clean Blender Blades? 5 Easy Ways

Cleaning a blender blade is crucial to protect your appliance from bacterial growth. When we blend food, its residue gets stuck with the blender’s blades at the bottom of the jar. If you use a blender with dirty blades, this may cause bacterial growth and affect your health.

No doubt, a blender makes blending and mixing easier, making your life easier. But keeping it clean is your task. If you are looking for the best guide to cleaning your blender blades, stay tuned to get the best solution. So, how to clean the blender blades? Here in the article, we will discuss methods of cleaning blades for removable and non-removable blades.

  • Removable blades cleaning methods
  • Screw mounted blades cleaning methods

Interesting Read: Find out the types of blender blades and their use cases.

How To Clean Blender Blades? 5 Easy Ways

Step-by-Step Guide: How to Clean Blender Blades?

Material Required For Cleaning Blender Blades

The choice of cleaning material depends on the condition of the blades. You can choose the material according to the stains on the blades. Here are some materials you can use for blender blade cleaning:

  • Use baking soda
  • Use lemon
  • Use vinegar
  • Use chemicals like meta glow
  • Polident tablets

The first three materials, baking soda, lemon, and vinegar, are best to clean routine staining. You can also use them when cleaning blades just after using the blender. The other two materials (any chemical), like meta glow and polident tablets, are the best choice when blades contain harsh stains.

Read this article for possible causes of blender not blending properly even after blades cleaning.

Step-by-Step Guide: How to Clean Blender Blades?

Now we will discuss the methods to clean the blender. Just follow some steps to get clean blades. Let’s take a look at these methods of cleaning blades:

Screw Mounted Blades Cleaning Methods

Cleaning the blades without unscrewing their blades from the blender is easy. This method works quite well for regular cleaning when stains are not too hard to remove. We can use lemon, Baking soda, and vinegar in this method. Let’s dig into the complete guidance step-by-step by using all these materials.

Cleaning blades by using lemon:

Here are steps to follow:

Step 1. Take a lemon and cut it into two halves. You can also slice it into 3-4 pieces for better results. Hold some liquid dishwasher to use.

Step 2. Put the lemon slices and dishwasher soap into the jar of the blender. Add some water to make a solution.

Step 3. Plugin the blender and blend it for 30-40 seconds to make a soapy mixture. Pour this soapy mixture, and then wash the jar with clean water until all soap is removed.

Step 4. Now let the blender dry and see if the stains are removed or not. This method works well most of the time, but sometimes you have to use baking soda and vinegar.

Cleaning blades by using lemon:

Cleaning by using baking soda

Using baking soda is another material to get blender blades clean.

Step 1. Take some baking soda and put it into the jar of the blender. Add some water to make a soda solution.

Step 2. Run the blender. It will remove all stuck food residue as well as stains. Stop the blender after 30-40 seconds.

Step 3. Pour out the soda solution from the blender. Now put some water and a liquid dishwasher and wash the blender. Here you can also use a sponge if needed.

Read this article to know if Vitamix blenders are dishwasher safe or not.

Step 4. Now add some clean water to remove the soup. Once you remove the soap, leave the blender to dry.

If you still feel some dirt or stain on the blades, use vinegar with baking soda.

Cleaning by using baking soda

Use vinegar as cleaning material:

 Follow the same steps as we describe for cleaning with baking soda.


You can use both materials (soda and vinegar) separately. But if you use both at once, you will get excellent results. Sometimes this is highly effective to remove harsh stains that seem hectic to remove.

Removable Blades Cleaning Methods

Unscrewing the blades of a blender might be a hectic process. Any injury can also be caused during unscrewing. Therefore, it needs special heed. This method is used to remove harsh stains from the blender blades. You can use Meta Glo and polident tablets as removing materials in this method.

Cleaning by Polident tablets:

Step 1. Unscrew the blades from the blender carefully. Take two polident tablets into the blender jar and also add some water. Now, wait until the tablets dissolve entirely into the water. Keep the solution thick; it helps to remove stains fast.

Step 2. Scrub the blades with a sponge, or you can also use a toothbrush to keep your hand from getting injured.

Step 3. Now use clean water to remove all the dirt. And dry the blade with a clean kitchen towel.

Be aware of the sharp blades during cleaning and keep yourself safe from it.

Use Meta Gol as cleaning material:

Sometimes we cannot wash and remove the stains just after using the blender or maybe for a long time. It causes not just stains but also rusts on the blades. This rust on the blade becomes challenging to remove.

For this purpose, some chemicals can be used, and Meta Gol is one of them. The use of meta is just like lemon, soda, or vinegar. Follow the same steps and get clean blades.


  • Don’t leave your dirty blender without cleaning it for a long time because food particles and residue become stuck and become hard to remove. It may damage the blades while cleaning.
  • Try to remove the stains with lemon or soda; other chemicals can be harmful.
  • Ensure to clean and dry the blades properly because any moisture can cause rust again.


Dried gunk stuck under the blades of a blender can be removed by a mixture of vinegar and soap in water. Using warm water with vinegar and soap and soaking blades for a few hours works well.

Cleaning discolored blades is simple. Take one or two denture cleaning tablets and add them to the warm water. Keep the blades in this mixture for a few hours, and then rinse with clean water.

Blender smells after washing because most blenders are made of BPA (Bisphenol A) plastic which causes the smell. Mostly this happens when the appliance is not cleaned regularly.


So, now you have an idea about how to clean blender blades, and you know that cleaning blender blades are not that hard. You have to follow all the instructions and steps carefully, and you’re good to go with the given methods. Be careful while clearing the blade; it may cut your finger and harm your hand. Cleaning your blades properly is extremely important to keep your blades safe from any damage or rust.

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Mery Webber

Mery Webber, the founder of Kitchen Aims, is a passionate home cook with extensive experience in the kitchen appliance industry. Through her blog, she aims to share her knowledge and help readers create the perfect kitchen.

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