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How to Maintain your Blender Jar

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A little over a year ago, we shared with you tips on how to clean your blender jars. Due to the many comments on that post, we’ve decided to give you some more tips on the best ways to maintain your Blendtec blender jars.

Clean your jar after every use.

 

How to Maintain your Blender Jar

 

In the blender:

  1. Use your Spectacula (with the Twister jar) or your Spoonula (with the FourSide and WildSide jars) to scrape out all the delicious food you’ve just made.
  2. Fill the jar with 1 to 1½ cups water and 1 to 2 drops of soap. Secure the lid.
  3. Press “Pulse” a few times.
  4. Rinse, drain, and dry.

By hand:

  1. Use your Spectacula (with the Twister jar) or your Spoonula (with the FourSide and WildSide jars) to scrape out all the delicious food you’ve just made.
  2. Wash in the sink with soapy water.
  3. Use a nonabrasive dish cloth. (Using abrasive products, such as Scotch pads and nylon brushes, can scratch the jar.)
  4. Rinse, drain, and dry.

In the dishwasher:

  1. Use your Spectacula (with the Twister jar) or your Spoonula (with the FourSide and WildSide jars) to scrape out all the delicious food you’ve just made.
  2. Fill the jar with 1 to 1½ cups water and 1 to 2 drops of soap. Secure the lid.
  3. Press “Pulse” a few times.
  4. Place the jar on the top rack of your dishwasher. Do not run on the heat setting.

Note: Lemon-based detergents can etch the jars, making them look cloudy.

How other customers wash their jars:

  1. Fill the jar with 1 to 1½ cups water and 1 to 2 drops of soap. Secure the lid.
  2. Select “Batters.” (This cycle is great for cleaning your jar after making thicker blends, like bread doughs and batters.)
  3. Rinse, drain, and dry.

OR

  1. Rinse your jar under warm running water.
  2. Fill the jar with 1 to 1½ cups water and 1 to 2 drops of soap. Secure the lid.
  3. Press “Pulse” a few times.
  4. Rinse, drain, and dry.

*Bonus Tip: When you’re not consistently using your jar, I find that twisting the drive on the bottom of the jar (when it’s empty) helps it last longer. It’s a great way to maintain and keep the bearings in great condition for all your future blends.

8 thoughts on “How to Maintain your Blender Jar

  1. Susan Tucker

    I’m wanting to make homemade paper. You put shredded paper and hot water in the blender and blend it. Will this make my blade dull? I looked and don’t find replacement blades. Are they expensive?

    Reply
    1. Kelli Farley Post author

      Hi Susan,
      Making paper will not dull the blade. You cannot purchase a new blade as it is sonically welded on. I would however, recommend that you use a separate blender for non-food items.

      Reply
  2. Sunny

    My WildSide jar has been letting out black gunk out the bottom for a while and losing its lubrication. It is just a couple of years old, but I use it a lot and was purchased new from ebay or something. I can tell it’s putting too much stress on the motor (from the smell and sound, overheating if I use it a lot). Sometimes it leaks liquid as well. You’ll probably say it needs to be replaced, but it seems a little expensive to replace every 2 years. Can I possibly lubricate it since it doesn’t seem to be self lubricating?

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  3. Javi

    I am deliberating purchasing a refurbished classic blender. I am torn between Blendtec and Vitamix. I have read many consumer reports on both units and one thing that worries me about Blendtec is the leaking jars. Can you make my decision any easier by informing me of improvements as of late to the leaking jars situation. Also, does the 7 year warranty cover jars as well, regardless of how many times it might need replacing within those 7 years?

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  4. Melanie

    I have the Wildside Rebel for my vitamix base. I was blending coconuts (fresh) to make coconut milk and the blender jar and base started to heat up and smoke. What is the longest recommended time to keep the blender on? I had the motor switch on the high setting. I can’t find anything on the time limit and my base is not automated but manual controls. I know with the vitamix base, I can blend something until it’s really hot. That’s what I was trying to do with the blendtec jar. (I replaced the drive socket with the one that came with the jar). The coconut milk did not get hot but the underside of the jar did and started smoking.

    Reply

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