The Q™ Blender is made of the highest quality materials and was carefully designed and engineered to work optimally for you for years to come.

However, as with any appliance, some care is needed to keep the blender working perfectly.

  • Basic Cleaning – In order to keep the jug and lid clean and avoid food drying on them or the blades, simply follow these steps:

      1. Rinse as much of the ingredients off the jug and lid as you can.
      2. Replace the jug and lid on the blender base.
      3. Add two cups of warm water to the jug.
      4. If the ingredients were very thick or sticky, a few drops of liquid dish detergent can be added.
      5. Press the AUTO CLEAN button.
      6. Once the cycle is complete, rinse the jug and lid again and wipe with a soft cloth or bottle brush.
      7. This will be most effective when done immediately after use.
  • Citrus – Oils in citrus rind can damage the material of your blender jug if exposed to it for a long period of time. Always clean the blender jug and lid immediately after processing any type of citrus rind.
  • Cleaners – Do not use abrasive cleansers on either the motor base or jug as this can scratch the surface.
  • Dishwasher – The blender jug and lid can be washed in the dishwasher on a standard wash cycle. The jug can be placed on the bottom shelf but the lid and inner measuring cap should be washed on the top shelf only. Washing the parts on a regular basis can shorten their lives due to prolonged exposure to harsh detergents, hot water and pressure.
  • Stains – Garlic, fish, and some vegetables such as carrots may be strong smelling or have heavy coloration that can leave a stain or odor on your blender jug or lid. To remove, soak the blender jug and lid for 5 minutes in warm soapy water then wash with a mild detergent. Rinse well and dry thoroughly.
  • Milling – Milling hard ingredients like spices, nuts, sugar, coffee, grains, etc. will cause scratching and clouding of the inside surface of the jug. This is a cosmetic result from the milling of those types of ingredients and does not affect the performance of the jug and, in large part, is unavoidable when utilizing the MILL feature.