Last Updated on December 1, 2021 by Helena Rizzo
Do you own a Vitamix and are very concerned about how best to clean it and ensure it keeps operating at its optimum? If yes, you are on the right page. So long Vitamix is concerned, ‘one size fits all’ does not work. This is because there are various Vitamix models and these different models function by a different set of rules. In as much as all Vitamix blenders might have some similarities in their guidelines, these guidelines are actually not exactly the same.
Lots of people that make use of Vitamix have always wondered if it is a device that they can wash safely in a dishwasher. Well, this question has been lingering for a while. So, we decided to take time out to find out the effect of dishwashers on Vitamix and if it is safe to wash your Vitamix in a dishwasher.
Are There Models of Vitamix That Can Be Washed in a Dishwasher?
If you are looking to buy a Vitamix, it is important that you know the Vitamix models that you can wash in a dishwasher conveniently. All things being equal, it is okay if you wash the Vitamix S30 AND Vitamix S-series 40-ounce and 20-ounce in a dishwasher.
When looking to wash the above mentioned Vitamix models in a dishwasher, you can wash their seals, lids, and blade base in a dishwasher. In as much as these products are dishwasher safe, if you want them to last the test of time, you might want to avoid washing them in a dishwasher.
Can I Wash a Part of The Vitamix in a Dishwasher?
In as much as you should not wash the Vitamix in a dishwasher, you might perhaps be wondering if it is okay to wash some parts of this device in a dishwasher. Although washing a part of the Vitamix in a dishwasher might not be entirely bad, however, it is not something you should attempt.
Why You Shouldn’t wash Your Vitamix in a Dishwasher
If you own a Vitamix, beyond simply knowing that you should not wash it in a dishwasher, it is important you know why you should avoid washing your Vitamix in a dishwasher.
The major reason you should avoid washing your Vitamix in a dishwasher is dishwashers produce heat while they work and this heat could have a negative effect on the blades of your Vitamix. It could cause the blade to corrode. It could also make it dull. When this happens, it is only a matter of time before you have to change the components of your Vitamix.
How Do I Clean a Vitamix
If you own the Vitamix S-series, it is okay to wash it in a dishwasher. On the other hand, since you cannot wash other Vitamix models in a dishwasher, you should know how best to wash them.
Washing a Vitamix in the absence of a dishwasher is quite straightforward. All you need to do is follow some simple steps.
To get started with washing your Vitamix manually, put a couple of drops of liquid soap in the Vitamix. Once this is done, pour warm water into it. It should be half full. Ensure you do not make use of hot water.
Once you have the mixture of water and soap, you will have to put the Vitamix in the “clean setting”. It turns off automatically when cleaning is done.
After washing completely, get the water out rinse it and dry it.
Not every Vitamix comes with a clean setting. So, if you have to wash one that does not feature a clean setting, you will need to do things a little differently.
To wash a Vitamix that lacks a clean setting, you should put it to variable speed 1. After this, move it up gradually until it gets to variable speed 10. This should be followed by running it on high for about a minute. At this point, you will need to pour out the water, rinse the Vitamix and let it dry.
How Do I Get Stuck Food Out of My Vitamix?
Sometimes washing the Vitamix might be unable to get rid of any stuck food. In as much as you do not need to do a lot to wash the Vitamix, you might actually need something extra to take out absolutely every form of dirt out of your Vitamix.
Although the clean setting is supposed to be good enough to get your Vitamix clean, sometimes it is just unable to do the job for a couple of reasons. One of these reasons is leaving the blender for a long time before rinsing it. To ensure that your blender is not difficult to clean completely, you will need to rinse it just after you are done using it. If you fail to do this, then, you can be certain you will have to put in a lot of extra effort when cleaning it. That’s not all. Since Vitamix can be used in blending lots of substances, if you end up using it blending sticky substances, you just might need to put in a lot of effort to clean it properly.
When looking to take out any substance that is stuck in your Vitamix, you will need to rinse it. This should be followed by scrubbing any substances that get stuck in your blender’s blade. In as much as scrubbing the blades will help you get out anything that is stuck, you should be really careful when scrubbing as the blades are sharp and you could get hurt.
If for any reason you fail to rinse the container after you are done with it, the particles that are stuck will become hardened and this will make it really difficult to get it out. If you have to clean this blender after the substance stuck in it has hardened, you will need to soak it for a while.
Soaking this blender should not be done with just regular water. You will need to make use of soap and warm water. Allow it to soak for about two hours. After it stays soaked for two hours, pour out its content and go-ahead to take out the debris with a scrubber. This process is supposed to take out anything stuck in your blender. However, after doing this, if you still have something stuck in the blender, you will have to get started with the process again and with soap and fresh warm water. After getting out the stuck substance put your bender in the clean setting and finish cleaning it.
Are There Parts of a Vitamix that is Dishwasher Safe?
The average Vitamix blender you will come across is not dishwasher safe. In as much as this has become a fact, these blenders that are not dishwasher safe sometimes have parts that can be washed in a dishwasher. Although you should avoid washing your Vitamix in a dishwasher, some of its parts can actually be washed in a dishwasher.
Some parts of the Vitamix that you can wash in a dishwasher even if the entire blender should not be washed in a dishwasher, some parts that can be dish-washed are its lid, its seals, and its blade. Although these parts of the Vitamix can be washed in a dishwasher, you will be significantly reducing their lifespan if you do so.
What is the Best Way to Deal with Stains on a Vitamix Container?
The regular method of washing a Vitamix might not really get out any stains. Although the Vitamix could look clean, the stains will still remain.
When looking to get stains out of your Vitamix container, you will need to make use of white vinegar. To get started, pour a cup of white vinegar into the Vitamix container. This should be followed by pouring warm water into the container and leaving to sit for lots of hours. To ensure this water sits in the container for a long time, you will need to get busy with other activities so you are not in a haste to pour it out.
On returning, pour out the liquid from the container and scrub the stain until it wears out,
This process is used to rid your Vitamix of stain. However, if the stain remains, you will need to repeat the process.
When dealing with a pesky stain, you should not just rely on vinegar. You should make use of baking soda. You should also make circular movements while scrubbing the stain.
Is it Okay to Pour Hot Water into A Vitamix Container?
The Vitamix was designed to hold substances that are not hotter than 170 degrees. The implication of this is no substance that is hotter than170 degrees should be put into it. Since boiling water exceeds this temperature, t should not be put into the Vitamix container.
The average Vitamix blender might not be dishwasher safe. However, there are Vitamix blenders that can be washed safely in a dishwasher. If you think you do not have the time to wash your Vitamix manually, you will need to settle for Vitamix models that are dishwasher safe.