Have you purchased a new BlenderBottle and are wondering how to clean it? Or perhaps you are considering buying one and wondering how you will clean it after you start using it. In either case, we've got the answer for you. In this post, we will discuss how to clean BlenderBottles as well as how to rid them of any foul odors that they may develop.
BlenderBottles are dishwasher safe, except for the BlenderBottle Radian, which will need to be hand-washed. However, the lid and cup should be placed in the top rack of the dishwasher, away from the heating element. However, the BlenderBall wire whisk should be placed in the silverware bin to help secure it during the wash cycle.
How To Wash BlenderBottles
It's best to wash your BlenderBottle before using it for the first time. These bottles can be hand washed or placed in the dishwasher on the top rack. To load the BlenderBottle into the dishwasher, simply twist the lid off the bottle, place the bottle face down on the top rack, and place the lid vertically beside the bottle. Next, add your detergent, and you're good to go. You can also use a wet wipe to wipe down your blender bottle, particularly if you are looking to disinfect it.
Though BlenderBottles can be placed in the dishwasher, washing your BlenderBottle by hand maybe the best way to help ensure its longevity. BlenderBottle shaker cups are not designed to come in contact with an excessive amount of heat. When loading your cup in the dishwasher, be sure to use low heat or regular heat dishwasher setting. Depending on the type of dishwasher you have, the setting, and where the bottles are placed in the washer, they may still become damaged over time from the washer's heat. Heat can cause the plastic to warp over time and damage the seal.
To wash your BlenderBottle by hand, you'll need to use warm soapy water with dishwashing liquid and a soft rag or a microfiber cloth to wipe out the lid and cup. It may also help use a bottle cleaning brush to thoroughly clean the inside of the lid and remove any debris that may accumulate over time (which is the main cause of odors). You should avoid abrasive cleaners when cleaning your BlenderBottle, as they can damage its surface.
How to get lingering odors out of my blender bottle?
Here are a handful of techniques to use to rid your BlenderBottle of lingering odors from food and shakes.
Soak In Soapy Water
Soaking your BlenderBottle is one of the most basic solutions to ridding it of foul odors. If there is hardened debris in the bottle, a 10 to 15-minute soak can loosen it. Be sure to use warm water, not boiling or cold water. Remove the top from the lid and allow it to soak in the water as well. Afterward, clean the bottle and lid with a microfiber cloth and pay special attention to the cab and mouthpiece.
Use Baking Soda
Baking soda is one of the most dependable and natural odor-absorbing products that you can purchase. It is also safe to use on plastics. If your BlenderBottle has an odor that you can't seem to get rid of, add one to two teaspoons of baking soda to the bottle and allow it to sit in the cup for 30 minutes to an hour before rinsing it out. You can also create a paste with water and wipe down the bottle on the inside.
Try Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide is another great way to get rid of bad odors coming from your BlenderBottle. Not only can it help to kill any bacteria and microorganisms that may be causing bad odors, but it will also disinfect the BlenderBottle as well. Start by cleaning out your bottle with regular dish soap and warm water. Next, add 1/4 cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide to the bottle and secure the lid on tightly. Next, give the bottle of quick shake for 30 seconds so that the solution coats the entire interior. Afterward, rinse the bottle out with cool water.
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Use Lemon Juice
Lemon juice is also a grade deodorizer to use on your BlenderBottle. The acid in lemon juice works to break down bacteria and microorganisms, which are the main culprits of bad odors. For this task, you can use freshly-squeezed lemon juice or store-bought juice. Start by mixing 1/4 cup of lemon juice with water and pour it into the bottle. Next, place the lid on and secure it tightly. Give the bottle of shake for about 10 seconds and then let the juice sit in there for another one to two minutes. Afterward, pour the juice out of the bottle and rinse it with cool water.
Listerine contains cleaning agents that can help to eliminate odors and eradicate bacteria in your mouth. Well, guess what? It can also do the same thing for bad odors coming from your blender bottle. To use, fill your BlenderBottle about 1/4 full of Listerine and give it a shake for about 10 seconds. Next, rent out the Listerine and run the bottle under cool water. The minty smell will dissipate after a few rinses.
Use Coffee Grounds
This may come as a bit of a surprise, but similar to baking soda, coffee grounds can also work to help deodorize your BlenderBottle. The next time your bottle has a lingering odor, grab a cup or two of coffee grounds and pour them in the cup (make sure that the cup has been cleaned first). Let the dried coffee grounds sit in the bottle overnight and rinse them out with cool water in the morning.
Use a Straw Cleaner
Using a straw cleaner can help you to lift out any debris or stuck food particles that may be clinging to the bottom of your blender bottle. You can also use a pipe cleaner if you have one available. Take your straw cleaner and run it around the bottle's bottom surface to clean the crevice between the sides and the bottom of the bottle. Also, take the cleaner and go over the small grooves on the bottle's lid and the top. You can also use a toothpick on the end of a fork to clean around the lid.
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Have any old newspapers lying around? Well, you can also use those newspapers to rid your blender bottle of bad odors. To do so, take a piece of newspaper and use your hand to sprinkle a small amount of water on top of it. Next, ball up the newspaper and place it inside the bottle and let it sit for 24 to 36 hours. Be sure to place the lid on securely. If you don't have any newspaper at the moment, you can also use paper towels and lemon oil.
Store It With Salt
Salt is probably the most inexpensive antiseptic that you can use to remove odors from your blender bottle. It's also non-toxic, has stain-lifting properties, and can cut through grease. If you have Epsom salt in your cupboard, take three to four tablespoons and sprinkle it inside your BlenderBottle. Next, place the lid on the bottle and allow it to sit for four to eight hours to rid of the smell.
Use Vinegar and Warm Water
Vinegar has long been hailed as one of the best natural disinfectants that you can buy--and for cheap. Distilled vinegar offers another option for cleaning your blender bottle and removing bad odors. For odor removal, try soaking your BenderBottle in a mixture of vinegar and warm water for 20 to 30 minutes. Make sure that your bottle has been cleaned with soap and water beforehand.
Can you put boiling water in a protein shaker?
No. BlenderBottles are not designed for hot beverages or liquids. If you attempt to pour a hot liquid into the BlenderBottle, it will likely cause the bottle to warp.
How long do blender bottles last?
Many consumers report that BlenderBottles have lasted an average of three to five years after the initial purchase--which is about average for plastic beverage containers.
Wrapping Things Up
BlenderBottles can be cleaned by using warm soapy water, or they can be placed in the dishwasher as well. We hope that this post has provided you the details that you were searching for on how to clean a BlenderBottle and remove lingering odors.
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