High-speed blenders straight-up rock. The Vita-mix is probably my favorite kitchen tool. We use it every day, usually several times each day. Smoothies, juices, soups, salad dressings, and desserts, and more all get blended up in our kitchen. No other appliance gets more use. It’s a good thing, too, because it’s not an inexpensive piece of equipment.
After my juice feast, I convinced my friend, Tina, to jump on the juicing bandwagon. She found a refurbished Vita-mix for a reasonable price (wish I’d thought of that), and she’s had great success with it. However, she and I both ran into a problem. Over time, an unattractive film builds up on the plastic blender carafe.
I usually just give the pitcher a good rinse, or blend a mix of water and non-toxic dish detergent on high. Tina’s a clean freak, so I’m sure she’s more aggressive about her cleaning habits. Still, we both had this annoying film.
Simple solution: my old friend baking soda. Rinse the carafe with water, and sprinkle in a good bit of baking soda. The water and powder form a paste you can use to scrub the carafe with a sponge, a cloth, or your fingers. Voila! Clean as new!
Looking for a juice combo to try? Try pinapple/carrot/kale/ginger. Delish!
And I’ll get to the promised juice page on this site. I’ve been working on a book about juicing, along with my fiction writing, so I just haven’t had much time to blog or work on the site. I’ll do better!
Live the Difference!