Nowadays, blender is indispensable in a modern kitchen. However, when using this kitchen equipment, you may have made some mistakes and made it operate inefficiently so it can be quickly damaged. Let’s see how many of them that you have encountered.
1. Do not wash the machine immediately after using
After grinding, you often do not wash it immediately or wash it together with the dishes. This habit accidentally creates a good environment for bacteria to arise. Moreover, the food would stick inside the blender and make it difficult to clean.
The advice for you is filling the water to soak and wash the blender immediately after using.
2. Do not unplug after using
Sometimes, after finishing blending, you are too busy to remember to remove the plug from the socket. Then, you accidentally hit the start button. This would frustrate the machine or even put the user in danger.
Therefore, before disassembling parts of the blender for washing, you always have to remember to unplug it.
3. Do not check the machine before turning it on
It is also a mistake that many housewives often encounter. If you do not check whether the parts of the machine fit together or not before turn it on, the plastic shell may be broken, gear will be worn and even the blender can be overheated. So you should check it carefully before using the machine.
4. Leave the machine operate continuously
Most of the blender have mixing button which is designed to automatically mix the food before blending. You should press this button for 5-7 times in order to mix the food or fruit, then gradually increase the speed from small to large.
In particular, if you need to grind a lot of food, you should only use the blender for 30 seconds – 1 minute and then leave it off about 1-2 minutes before continuing to use, especially when the machine is hot. Pressing the button for a long time will cause the machine overloaded.
5. Grinding many types of food simultaneously
You want to make a mixture of vitamins and fluffy so you put all the ingredients in the blender at the same time. This is just a misconception because the blender cannot grind all the ingredients which have different stiffness. The blender will be broken if you do that.
The best way is cutting up ingredients and putting into a blender respectively. Hard food should be ground first, use the correct blade as instructed, water or ice cubes should be put in the blender finally to estimate the appropriate water level. With raw material, the hard shell should be stripped before blending in order to make the mixture smooth and delicious.
6. Grinding raw and cooked items together
Grinding raw and cooked items together is very insalubrious, especially when you are preparing food for infants. So, you should grind them separately.
7. Misuse the versatile blender
A blender is usually provided with many types of the blade for different purposes of users. However, the abuse of multifunctional blender to grind many kinds of food will heavily affect the durability of the machine. For example, you should not use dry mill of the blender to grind the crab because the plastic mill can be scratched and the blade can be worn.
8. An unreasonable amount of liquid
The amount of liquid will affect a lot to not only the process but also the smooth and the taste of food. If you use too little of the liquid, you cannot get smooth smoothies. So you need to calculate to put a reasonable amount of liquid into the blender. The advice is just adding water or milk in the period that the mixture is nearly completed to avoid the case that the mixture becomes a diluted solution.
9. Clean the blender in a wrong way
The way you clean the blender also affects the durability of this machine. Using metal washing sheet or strong chemicals or not drying after cleaning will make the blender scratched and have unpleasant smells
You should only use a soft cloth and dishwashing liquid to clean the blender, then dry it before putting it away.
Above are 9 common mistakes that many housewives often encounter when using the blender.
We hope you know how to use to use this machine correctly to make delicious smoothie as well as ensure it operate efficiently for a long time.