You probably know already that cleaning a blender after use can be as easy as a little soap, warm water, and a quick pulse. If your blender is looking cloudy or the glass (or plastic) is looking opaque, The Kitchn notes it may just be hard water build-up. Easily fixed with a little lemon.
Cleaning the blender carafe by adding a little dishwashing soap and warm water is easy, but if you add a little coarsely chopped lemon to the mix, your blender will sparkle again:
I filled the blender halfway with warm water, a drop of dishwashing liquid, and a coarsely chopped lemon and ran the machine for about a minute. Voilà — my blender was sparkling again. One could also use white vinegar to cut through the scum, but I think a lemon smells better.
Emily Ho, the author of the piece linked below, explained that it was particularly good for her Vitamix, but the same trick should work for just about any blender. Next time you get on a smoothie kick, or you blend up some soups and sauces but can’t seem to get the carafe completely clean, this tip might help.
A Simple Way to Clean Your Blender | The Kitchn
Photo by Chris Hunkeler.