While Blendtec jars nearly clean themselves, once in a while you want to polish your wine glasses and make that jar sparcle again.
Typically, to clean up, simply add a little water, one drop of dish soap (note the words “one drop”) and put the jar back on the blender with the lid. Hit “pulse” a few times, dump the sudsy water, rinse the jar with running tap water, turn it upside down on a dish towel to air dry and you are ready for your next activity. All the water runs off the jar with the help of the little drain holes on the bottom of the jar. Thank you, gravity! (And thank you engineers!)
If you have the Twister Jar, use the Spectacula spatula to pull out all the ingredients. Then put the Twister jar back on the blender with the Twister lid on and hit “Pulse.” This throws the remaining sticky ingredients that were clinging under the blade to the sides of the jar. Scrape the jar clean again with the Spectacula and add to the jar a few tablespoons of water, plus a tiny drop of dish soap. Hit the pulse button and rinse under running water. If the jar happens to not be clean as per your expectations, put the jar on the top rack of the dishwasher and let it do the tough work for you.
Here’s some more tips for removing stains from your jar:
Juice of 1 lemon, 2-3 tbsp of baking soda, and some water. Then, run to Speed 10 and scrub with non-scratch sponge.
Vinegar mixed with baking soda (and some water) will also work. Then, run to Speed 10 and scrub with non-scratch sponge.
1-2 tbsp powdered dishwasher detergent dissolved in 1-2 cups hot water, left to soak for 1 hour. Then, scrub with non-scratch sponge.
To get ‘smells’ out, just grind up a lemon.
Put in six squirts of Bleach in the jar. Let it sit in the jar for about 5 minutes and rinse well before blending.
Citric acid can be used as a dishwasher detergent additive. Combined with your standard dish detergent, citric acid removes tough hard water spots, stains, and film during the main wash cycle.
Protein powder – citric acid will also help with the protein powder. Let soak in the jar for 20 min with some powdered citric acid.
These solutions help to remove hard water build up. However, since Blendtec jars are made from a copolyester, material crazing may occur from a chemical interaction with a cleaner or an oil, such as an essential oil. Crazing may appear as a cloudy fog or tiny cracks. These effects are only cosmetic and you can still use your jar(s) without any problems. There is no solution for removing any crazing. To read up more on crazing, check out this great Wikipedia article.