Yes, you can put your Vitamix in the dishwasher for cleaning but on the top shelf. The parts of the Vitamix blender that you can put in the dishwasher are the jug, lid, seal, and blade base. However, not all Vitamix blenders can be washed in the dishwasher, only the Vitamix X series, and its components. Other models of the Vitamix blenders must be washed without any mechanical assistance.
Blenders like other home appliances must be maintained for longevity, and among the major maintenance procedures for blenders is cleaning. There are many ways of hand cleaning your blender, but they depend on the type of juice, spices, or smoothie that you were blending. Some fruits when put in the blender will leave behind stains and others will leave an odor, both of which call for alternative cleaning procedures.
The most common washing aids used when cleaning a stained blender are lemon, vinegar, or baking soda. When used appropriately they will also get rid of the strong odor inside your blender.
The Vitamix S30 dishwasher cleaning method
The Vitamix S30 falls among the dishwasher-safe blenders, however, you will still have to stick to some guidelines if you want your Vitamix blender to retain its structural integrity.
- Always ensure to rinse out your blender after use, to prevent the starch residue from sticking and making it even harder to clean.
- Before putting your blender in the dishwasher, separate the lid, the plug, and the cup
- Remove the blades, especially if there are any solidified remains. And the best way to go about this is by first loosening the retainer nut at the bottom, with the special wrench designed for this purpose (#015596).
- Place a thick cloth over the blades, to protect your fingers from getting sliced, and then grasp and pull them out of the Vitamix blender. Vitamix blenders are available in two sets of blades, there is the dry blade and the wet blade blender. Both blades are however not durable, so if your blender will be subjected to regular use then they will become dull faster or damage the jug.
- And that is why it would be best to clean either type of blade that you have in your Vitamix blender from the sink, to enhance its shelf life and ensure that it remains sharp for a long time.
- Almost all parts of the s series Vitamix blenders can be washed in the dishwasher, except for the motor base.
If you feel that the process of removing the blades is a bit hectic or if you don’t have the special wrench to help with the process. You can still get rid of the solidified remains, by cleaning with warm water and liquid soap. All you have to do is attach it to the motor base, secure the lid and then pulse it for 10 seconds.
How to clean tough stains from your Vitamix blender
Fruits such as beetroots can leave an ugly red stain in your jug. Anytime you blend highly pigmented foods or thick pasty foods, it is best that the blender is cleaned immediately after. Tumeric is also a culprit when it comes to leaving pigments on the blender and for this reason, you have two cleaning options.
The first one is placing your Vitamix carafe outside, under the sun for a few hours, and let the sun’s UV rays break down the stains. If the stain still proves stubborn, you can use a paste of baking soda, and try scrubbing it out with s soft-bristled brush. If the stain is still around then you might have to bleach it out, using warm water and 1 ½ teaspoon of liquid bleach. Any cleaning process should always end with soapy water cleaning and a thorough rinse.
How to get rid of the odor in your Vitamix blender
The Vitamix blender can prove tough when trying to get rid of odor after blending, but there are three ingredients that you can try out on separate occasions, to see the one that works. You can also use a mix of all the procedures in one sitting if the odor is persistent.
The first process involves a 50:50 solution of white vinegar and warm water half-filled, clean it quickly, and then run your Vitamix blender through the quick cleaning process (use dish soap and warm water). The second step involves soaking the carafe with a 50:50 ratio of white vinegar and warm water, but this time ensure that the blender is filled to the top and let it sit for four hours or more.
After the soak time, you can run it through the quick cleaning process to freshen it up, but this time only uses soap and warm water. Liquid bleach is also known to freshen the blender, you will, therefore, take ½ a teaspoon of the liquid bleach, put it into your carafe that is half-filled with warm water. You will then quickly clean your blender, and finalize with a quick cleaning procedure with warm water and dish soap.
How to sterilize your Vitamix blender
Improper washing of the blender can lead to food poisoning, so you can always sterilize it to ensure that the juices, foods, and smoothies that you process are fresh and free of contamination. The sterilization process is what you basically do after the various odor removal and stain removal cleaning procedures. You will use dish soap, and then half fill your carafe with warm water and then run your blender in the clean setting. When the cycle is over, pour out the contents and rinse with warm water.
Can a cloudy Vitamix blender be cleaned in the dishwasher?
No, run your cloudy Vitamix blender in the motor with dish soap and warm water.
Can I use boiling water on the Vitamix blender?
Yes, you can use boiling water on Vitamix ascent, you must ensure that the temperatures don’t go above 170 ̊F.
Before you put the blender in the dishwasher, you must realize that dishwashers, use a lot of heat to clean utensils and which could shorten the shelf life of your Vitamix blender. Constantly washing your blender in the dishwasher, will corrode the blades, and make them blunt. So unless you want to sterilize your blender, it would be best if you washed your Vitamix blender with warm water and soap in a clean setting.