|Do you ever feel like your kitchen is being overrun by ewoks?|
I have to point out that I've never had a dishwasher before, which quite a bunch of you have. I imagine that renders this post useless, but should you be tempted to immediately clean your blender, or make what my brother calls, "bubble soup", read on.
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Good job on using your blender- mine is sitting forlornly on my refrigerator, peeking out at me every so often quizzically, as if saying (Is this why we moved to Nashville? So you could keep me as some trophy object, and abandon me?). In my defense, I have been using an immersion blender lately. They're pretty much interchangeable, except you shouldn't stick a blender in a soup.
To clean your blender, rinse it out as best as you can, then put a few pumps of dish soap in there. Fill it one third or a little more with warm to hot water, and then blend it up! Make sure you don't fill it up more than that, because the bubbles will overflow. Rinse out, and repeat if necessary. That should leave you with a squeaky clean blender, and beautiful intact fingers! *Note that this is for cases of smoothies and soups. If you are blending anything particularly thick or sticky you may need to use a sponge. Carefully.
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