We all are fitness freaks, and when it comes to maintaining physique and physical strength, a blender bottle is a must. However, these nifty bottles can get gross quite quickly. In this guide, we will walk through how to clean a blender bottle easily.
There is nothing worse than making a protein shake in a dirty or stinky bottle. Even more, you probably invested a pretty penny in your bottle so it's best to keep it in good working order.
So, grab your bottle, head to the kitchen, and let's get started!
Cleaning Your Shaker Bottle
There are several methods that you can use to clean your shaker bottle. However, our favorite method is the baking soda and vinegar method. To begin, there are a few important things that you will want to make sure are nearby:
1. Wash the blender bottle
When it's time to clean your bottle, you want to first make sure that the bottle is free from any remaining food particles. This means that yesterday's workout shake shouldn't still be hanging around today.
Run your bottle through the dishwasher (if it's dishwasher safe) or use a bottle brush give it a quick hand wash to ensure that all particles are fully removed.
2. Prepare your ingredients
Now that your bottle is free from debris, it's time to prep the ingredients necessary to remove the smell from your bottle.
Prepare about two cups of fresh water. Next, measure out one tablespoon of baking soda as well as about 1/4 cup of vinegar. Please take note that these measurements are appropriate for a 20 to 24 ounce sized bottle. If you are cleaning a smaller bottle, feel free to reduce all of the ingredients slightly.
3. Begin the deep clean
Now that you have all of your ingredients and supplies prepared, it's time for the magic to start. Hold your bottle over the sink and add the dry baking soda to the bottom of the bottle. Next, slowly add the vinegar. Once the vinegar touches the baking soda, you will experience some scientific magic while the two ingredients react and foam together.
Once the foaming has stopped, add the fresh water to the bottle. Feel free to add enough water to fill the bottle entirely if it pleases you.
Leave the bottle uncovered for at least one hour so that the cleaning solution has time to do its job.
Once you have let the bottle sit undisturbed for an hour, it is now time to pour out the cleaning solution and rinse. Be sure to run clean water in and around your bottle to make sure that all of the solution is rinsed away.
However, all of the ingredients that we used for cleaning are safe and naturally based should you accidentally have some lingering vinegar.
6. Dry your blender bottle
Wipe your bottle dry with a clean towel. Or, even better, prepare your next shake and head to the gym with confidence!
Regular cleaning of your blender bottle is easy to do with just a few simple ingredients that you probably already own! There are many methods that you can use to get your bottle stink free, but we love the vinegar and baking soda method the best due to its ease and low cost.
By following the steps above, your bottle will be back in service in no time. We can't wait for you to try this easy cleaning method for yourself.