😦 , I felt very sad when my Panasonic blender which had lasted 11 years developed a fault, a rubber controlling it’s blade had pull off, I applied glue but it was still shaking, it got to an extent that the blades could not rotate again, How do I blend my pepper and tomatoes now? 😦 uh!!!
Maintaining an electric blender requires different steps, if you want your blender to last long, read and follow the rules in this article.
5 Ways to Maintain Your Electric Blender
1. Wash Your Blender Immediately
If you want your blender (inside and out) to retain it’s sparkling look; wash it, rinse and dry after blending. Avoid leaving your blender unwashed till you finish cooking. Immediately after blending, transfer what you have blended into another container and wash it.
If you notice, most blenders have a rubber-like material underneath, as the blender’s motor rotates, this rubber controls the blade. If you do not wash your blender immediately; the liquid from what you blend will sink down, after some days and months, this liquid will cause rust and affect a metal and screw holding the rubber, it will make the rubber remove as you blend (just like mine) 😦 , hence wash, rinse and dry your blender immediately!
2. Avoid Blending Hard Food Stuff With Your Blender
If you blend hard food stuffs, you are damaging your blender’s blade, and also causing scratches to the blender. Pound this hard food stuffs or slice it into smaller pieces before blending, this will help to maintain your blender. Food stuffs like beans or corn can be soaked in water to reduce it’s hardness, but I suggest you use a food processor like the one below.
3. Keep Your Blender Safe
Do you know the importance of properly storing your blender?
When you Store your blender rightly, it will serve you for decades, unless you wish to order a new one (for change);
- avoid keeping your blender where it will slip off
- avoid keeping the motor of your blender near liquid substances like water, juice or soup. if the motor gets into water, it can get damaged or cause electric shock (if not checked by a technician)
- Avoid keeping the blender where kids can reach, because they can or will playfully pull it down.
4. Avoid Overloading Food Stuff into the Blender
Overloading makes the blender consume more power, this can damage the blender, the effect of overloading can be noticed when using a power generator, the blender will draw excess power than other appliances. Instead of overloading your blender; reduce and slice what you want to blend into smaller pieces, blend bit by bit, this will help to maintain your blender.
5. Do not Overrun Your Blender
My Panasonic blender came with an intsructional manual, I read it thoroughly; 1-2 minutes was it’s limit, exceeding this limit can make the blender to break apart. When blending, the motor exerts pressure on the blade and breaks down what you are blending, this causes a vibration, if not controlled within the time limit, it will affect the blender, to ensure that the device serves you for a long period; regulate it properly, avoid waiting till 2 minutes, I suggest 30 – 40 seconds because it has worked for me (for 11 years).
I’m happy now, because the rubber-like stuff under my blender has been changed by a technician. Hurray!!! 🙂
I’ll make sure I follow the rules above, because I want my blender to serve me forever!. 😀
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