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How to Remove Stains from a Vitamix Container

Is your Vitamix looking cloudy or stained? Here’s a simple way to clean it.

Got any other tips for cleaning a Vitamix container?

Please share in the comments below! :)

Go raw and be fit,
Swayze

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4 comments

1 kenny { 10.30.13 at 1:03 pm }

thank you :) lol, how many cats do you have ?

2 Tom { 10.30.13 at 1:21 pm }

Swayze,

Your solution is WAY to much work for me. And, those green scrubbers will leave micro scratches, which only compound the problem in the future.

I follow my grandma’s advice: “a stitch in time saves time.” In this case, after using my Vitamix I rinse it, fill it with 2 cups of warm water and 1 drop of dishwashing detergent. Then I blend starting at 1 and going up to 10, flip on high for about 10-15 seconds, rinse in hot water, and dry with a microfiber cloth. Don’t let it air dry ever unless you want lots of ugly hard water stains to build up.

Voila! Shiny clean and no scratches! It takes less than a minute and far easier than vinegar, soaking, and scrubbing routine.

By the way, don’t ever use the dishwasher; it’s too harsh and voids the warranty as it wrecks the gears and “o” rings.

But, if you’ve let your Vitamix build up ugly hard water and mineral stains, then I recommend the following:

First, blend 2 cups of cool water with 1/4 cup of white vinegar and 1 tablespoon of baking soda, for 30 seconds. Next, rinse and then using a damp sponge and alcohol, scrub the container (avoiding the blades) to remove any remaining discoloration from vegetable stains (green smoothies are notorious for leaving stains). Finally, rinse and dry with a microfiber cloth.

If you still have hard water stains and some discoloration, I have found you can spray the container with Lime-Away. Let it sit 30 seconds and rinse well with hot water. Then repeat the 2 cups warm water and 1 drop detergent routine.

Be careful using Lime-Away to avoid fumes. I recommend doing this in the bathroom tub and rinsing and drying there to avoid spraying it around your kitchen food prep area.

You should end up with a very shiny clean container, which you can keep shiny clean by taking just a minute to do the water, detergent, microfiber cloth routine.

Try it! You’ll be amazed at the results. :)

3 Kathy { 10.30.13 at 2:56 pm }

How about eating raw until you are at your goal weight, then go back to some cooked. When you get up to 5 lbs. over your goal weight, go completely raw again until you are back at your goal weight, and so on. Eventually you will learn how much cooked you can eat without gaining weight.

4 justin { 04.15.14 at 2:07 am }

Honestly doesn’t look that clean. I have both a Vitamix and a Blentec and Blentec is much easier to clean because the jars don’t have ridges to trap residue. Your “solution” is way too hard and will scratch. I second the baking soda and vinegar. You can also use lemon juice. Then use the dishwashing liquid, hot water, microfiber towel. Too bad Vitamix doesn’t take the time to design an easier to clean container.