Blender Bottles are great. These excellent shaker cups can make you the tastiest smoothie you have ever tried. If you aren’t sure how they work, it is actually pretty simple. You drop the BlenderBall wire whisk inside of your Blender Bottle, you pour in the ingredients, screw on the lid, snap shut the flip cap, and shake until blended. The only other step is to enjoy your smoothie.
But if you are a little bit unsure about this product and worried about how annoying it is to clean, don’t be! Blender Bottles are extremely quick to clean and will only take you a few minutes. In today’s article will go over the best way to clean your Blender Bottle, as well as other important tips and tricks to improve your experience.
Best Blender Bottle Tips
Let’s start with a few handy tips. First, when making your smoothie you always want to add the liquid ingredients first. Only after you have added liquid ingredients should you add powders and other thicker ingredients.
Secondly, before you shake the bottle, be sure to screw the lid firmly to the base and have the flip cap pressed down. You should always hear the snap when the flip cap shuts all the way. This will let you know the cap is closed properly.
To get the best of your mixing, be sure to hold the upper half of your bottle and shake it by using a rotating motion with your wrist. You don’t need to shake it like a caveman. Just twist your wrist in a smooth action to get the best out of your smoothie.
The BlenderBall whisk is designed to stay inside the cup while you are enjoying your smoothie. This is true even if you are only drinking something boring like tap water. Rest assured that the BlenderBall will never chip, rust, or peel.
Keep in mind that you can blend many different recipes in your new bottle. These shaker cups are great for protein shakes, sauces, light egg dishes, yogurt smoothies, and so much more. If you are interested in inspirational recipes to use with your new Blender Bottle, you can always check out their website for the newest and most innovative recipes.
Best Way to Clean Blender Bottle: Top Tips
Cleaning anything is always such a dramatic hassle. And even though the Blender Bottle is pretty simple, people are still asking how exactly to clean one. And so today I will go over the basics of how to clean your Blender Bottle so that you don’t struggle.
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One of the first things I can tell you is that you should wash your bottle before you use it the first time, and you should wash it immediately after every use afterward. Trust me on this one. There is nothing worse than having to scrub a protein shake the next morning that has glued itself on the interior of your bottle.
If your lid is starting to look faded, you can try cleaning it with a wet wipe to make it shine like new. Also, keep in mind that all your components should be washed so that your bottle doesn’t begin to stink. This means you need to wash the BlenderBall, the bottle itself, and of course the lid.
Almost every component of your bottle is safe to put on the top rack of your dishwasher. You can even put the BlenderBall wire whisk inside the same bin where you put your silverware. The only thing you need to remember is that if you are using the insulated Blender Bottle Radian, you will need to wash it by hand.
Some people actually enjoy washing all their dishes by hand, and so if you don’t want to use the dishwasher it’s not a problem. You can simply wash your entire bottle and all the components by using a bit of warm water and a bit of soap.
How to Remove Smell from Your Blender Bottle
This is a distressing problem that can happen with any kind of bottle. Whether you are making smoothies, coffees, or milkshakes, sometimes odor starts sticking to your bottle. This is a nasty problem, but it is not impossible to fix.
Most plastics that are BPA-free have an issue with retaining stinky odors. This mainly happens when the container is not cleaned immediately after use. For example, if you leave coffee in your thermos for too long, you will get a gross mold smell. If you leave your protein shake inside your bottle for too long, you will get a gross powder stench that is hard to get rid of.
To remove the stink from your Blender Bottle, simply follow these easy instructions.
Step 1: Fill your bottle with a combination mixture of vinegar and baking soda. Allow the mixture to sit inside the bottle overnight with the cap open to the air.
Step 2: Sprinkle water onto a piece of newspaper or several drops of vanilla extract onto some paper towel. You will then crumble the paper towel or newspaper and stuff it inside your bottle. I know, this seems very strange, but it does work. Screw on the lid to your bottle and let it sit for a full 24 hours completely closed.
Step 3: After the 24 hours has gone by, you are now going to put damp coffee grounds into the bottle. At this point, it sounds a lot like a high school science experiment, but trust me it is going to work. With a small scoop of damp coffee grounds inside the bottle, screw the lid on tight and let it sit for another full night with the cap closed.
Step 4: Now it’s time for the magic to happen. Clean the bottle out, removing all the coffee grounds and paper. Keep the lid off and let the bottle air out for another 24 to 48 hours. You will be absolutely flabbergasted by how much better your Blender Bottle now smells.