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3 ways to get rid of the peppery taste and smell in your blender

If your blender has a peppery taste or smell, it has likely retained some odors from previous use.

How to clean your blender

Here are three effective ways to clean your blender and eliminate the peppery residue:

Baking soda and vinegar method:

  • Disassemble the blender and remove any visible residue.
  • Fill the blender halfway with warm water.
  • Add 1-2 tablespoons of baking soda.
  • Pour in a cup of white vinegar.
  • Let the mixture fizz and sit for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Blend the solution for a few seconds.
  • Rinse the blender thoroughly with warm water.

Citrus solution:

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  • Cut a lemon or lime into quarters.
  • Squeeze the juice into the blender.
  • Drop the citrus peels into the blender as well.
  • Add a tablespoon of salt.
  • Fill the blender halfway with warm water.
  • Blend the mixture for about 30 seconds.
  • Allow it to sit for 10-15 minutes.

Dish soap and hot water:

  • Disassemble the blender and rinse off any visible residue.
  • Fill the blender with hot water.
  • Add a few drops of dish soap.
  • Reassemble the blender and blend the soapy water for about 30 seconds.
  • Let the soapy water sit in the blender for 10-15 minutes.
  • Disassemble the blender and scrub any remaining residue with a brush.
  • Rinse the blender thoroughly with hot water.

Remember to check the blender's user manual to ensure that all parts are safe to wash in the hot water.

Additionally, it's a good practice to clean your blender after each use to prevent odors and residue buildup.

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A clean blender can help you enjoy your smoothies and your favorite fruit juice or puree without having the peppery taste and smell in them.

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