View Full Version : Does your vitamix container look very worn out?
07-20-2006, 10:53 AM
I've only had my vitamix for half a year. I use it daily. It looks very dirty & scratched even when it's totally clean. Does yours look like that?
07-20-2006, 11:00 AM
Yep but I dont mind at all! Its just the shine has gone and greens really stain just like with my juicer.
I also raerly really clean it I just do a rinse. If I use cleanser and a scrib brush it come up looking very pretty! :p
07-20-2006, 11:14 AM
Yes, it does.
07-20-2006, 11:15 AM
Yes, I now have the same problem with my KTec carafes. I was sometimes storing green smoothie in them in the fridge until I used up the second half, which I know now not to do. Well, I knew then too, but I was lazy. Since, I have been rinsing thoroughly, and most of the time using dish soap and a brush in them, but they were still getting worse. Not just cloudy, big thick looking patches that you could feel in contrast to the clear part. Yuk. I didn't want to use an abrasive cleanser as that would really scar the surface.
I know that there were comments on this before perhaps a month or two ago. I did a quick search, but was unable to come up with the thread.
Anyway, last night I did the unthinkable - I was so distressed over the splotchy green film on the inside that I filled them both almost to the top with hot tap water and topped it up with bleach (a crime!). I let them soak for half an hour or so then rinsed them under running water for about 15 minutes each, then set them upside down to drain and dry. Today - TA-DA! I have like-new carafes! I feel guilty about caving in and using bleach, but I haven't seen another successful way to do it. Maybe I wouldn't care but I have to do some demonstrations soon. (Yes, I would care anyway.)
07-20-2006, 11:40 AM
Yep, mine looks bad too.
07-20-2006, 11:54 AM
Yep, mine too.
07-20-2006, 03:25 PM
Yes, myne does as well, had it almost a year. My got kinda skuffy right away. The important thing is it works, and the best blender I have ever had.
07-20-2006, 04:27 PM
Yes, mine too!
07-20-2006, 05:22 PM
I have one that's 10 years old and very foggy, and another about 6 months old that still looks pretty good. I blended a spoon and dropped my first one, and it leaks a little. I still use it though!
Interesting that bleach cleaned it. I thought it was abrasions on the surface, not build up. I may try some baking soda.
07-20-2006, 06:09 PM
I actually tried soaking it in strong vinegar first, hoping that it would dissolve the scale just like a tea kettle, but it didn't budge it.
I will try baking soda too from now on to keep them in shape. Baking soda is actually a very good cleaner, but it takes some elbow grease. I first learned of it when someone recommended it to me for my white Corningware casserole dishes. It is a great cleaner for stove tops too, glass or enamel. I pour a little pile of it on the pot or the stove top, then take a damp cloth and rub the clump of soda around. It removes all kinds of marks without leaving ANY marks.
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