Hi! I've had my Vitamix for about a year now, and the container is not sparkling clear like when I first got it. How do you guys keep your Vitamix clean??? I don't know if it's our hard water, if it's mineral deposits, or if fruit and veggies leave a residue that won't come off. What do you guys think?
If I use a scrubby pad and a little soap everything seems to come off easy enough. :D I've had some coloured walls on my blendtec from carob n such things even just bananas when I leave them in the blender for a while discolour it a lot. Maybe a bunch of elbow grease too? :)
I have had mine for about 1 year also. It is very stained bc of daily 'Sacred Green Smoothies'. I am going to try and clean it with some 'Bi-Carbonate Soda' and a gentle scrubbing pad. I am not a fan of using soap. Will see how it goes .. ;)
I tried wire woll but it only skratched the surface, so now is it worse than ever.
Thank you for all the input! I did the deep cleaning that was recommended by Jason with the vinegar and letting it soak. It took off some of the residue, but not all of it. I put elbow grease into it too with a non-scratch pad which helped take a little more off. I think I'll try a little bleach next and see what happens. I hate to use bleach because it is so toxic BUT... I don't know what else to do. I never should have let it build up like this to begin with. But honestly, it was all so gradual I really didn't notice until now. Oh, I just noticed that Lee said to use baking soda, maybe I'll try that. Definitely DON'T use a steel wool scrubber like Mats did! That will definitely scratch the plastic and debris will hide out in those grooves and it will be nearly impossible to come clean!!!
I finally got around to cleaning my Vitamix Jug this week with a non-scratch scrubber and Bi-Carbonate Soda along with plenty of elbow grease. Now my jug is now sparkling like a new pin! I can now see through the jug again ;)