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07-15-2007, 02:06 PM
just bought myself a vitamix 5000 yesterday :D and im anxious to try it... i need to clean it out before i use it though and im not wanting to use dishsoap in it.
what else do people use to clean their blenders with?
ACV? (would that be too harsh?)
id love to hear any suggestions :)
07-15-2007, 02:40 PM
I use Dr. Bronner's soap which I use for all kinds of things.
07-15-2007, 03:30 PM
I have the super 5000 also. That thing is powerful....it's kinda scary using at first. Just fyi
I just use as per the instuctions. Fill it with the quoted amount of water and add a little PC dish soap. It whips up frothy and warm. Cleans anything sticky or oily. You could probably use some white vinegar diluted in water. I recommend cleaning it right away after using or else vegetables smells (garlic and onion) will take over real quick.
Have fun with your new toy!!!! Let me know what you create.
07-15-2007, 07:45 PM
it was a little scary at first :D
i ended up just using hot water and baking soda. hope it works? :o
07-20-2007, 02:42 PM
If you do end up with smells, make a paste of baking soda & water (or vinegar, you can also add sea salt to the mix) scrub the inside with it and rinse well. Wah-lah! No more smells, and no ingestion of dangerous soap residue.
07-20-2007, 03:01 PM
thanks chickadee :)
07-22-2007, 01:29 AM
I just do mine with the rest of the Dishes. After I use it I ALWAYS rinse it with water on the High speed..
07-22-2007, 02:03 AM
I sometimes clean it with ice and water. If I make seed cheese it leaves a smell (will have to try the baking soda, thanks chickadee!), other then that it usually just rinses clean as long as you rinse it right away with really hot water.
07-22-2007, 08:56 AM
I clean it like normal but occasionally pour boiling water down it, assuming it sterilizes it. Also assuming that couldn't damage the plastic, huh? But just yesterday I saw my friend dismantle the bottom of his Vitamiz blender. He held the inside part with a dish towel and unscrewed the bottom outside part, says he does that on a regular basis.
07-22-2007, 12:50 PM
I have one also, and if I remember right in the instructional video they say only if really necessary unscrew the bottom.
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