If you have bought a blender and spent fair amount of money than you would be wishing that your blender should last at least a few years and perform best every time. There are varieties in them: one blender is better at crushing ice while another is good for just mixing batters or making soups. It is considered that jar blender with stainless steel blades of 500 watts and above would fulfill most needs from blending sauces and pureeing vegetables and fruits to crushing ice.
First Add Liquids
If you want good performance and results than fill liquid first in the blender and afterwards put small pieces of fruits, berries, veggies and ice in the last. This practice makes easy for blender to whip up the liquid to vortex resultantly pulling the solid ingredients downward.
Begin with Pulsing or Running at the Lowest Speed First
In the beginning start with lowest speed and give a break for a few times to get the ingredients turn into smaller pieces. Later on, increase speed slowly before you get the desired result. You should achieve full speed step by step.
Remember to Hold the Cap with Your Hand
When you use the blender there is a chance of mess coming out from the blender if you do not grip the cap of the jar with a firm hand. Blender vibrates even when your hands are on the locked lid.
Blending Hot Liquids
When blending hot liquids, take off the inner cap of the blender lid and use a dish cloth to hold the blender lid because the hot liquid may affect your hand.
Chopping Vegetables and Fruits
Ensure that the fruits and vegetables have been chopped into small pieces before blending to ensure uniform results.
Do Not Overwork the Blender
If you want your blender to last long then do not over fill the blender or run long even with low speed as this may cause it to burn due to overload. Blender is not for mashing potatoes, grinding meat, or kneading stiff dough so avoid doing these in your blender.
Wash the Jar Immediately after Use
Immediate wash after use will save the plastic jar from being stained. Fill some water into the jar, put a little dishwashing liquid and pulse a few times then rinse thoroughly. Do not leave water near the drive shaft and do not soak the jar longer as it may result in shorter life and damaging of the blender.
Do not store the blender jar along with the contents in the freezer as it will damage the blades and jar. Keep the blender in dry area and lid separately or lightly over the jar.