How do you remove the cuisinart blender handle to clean he glass beneath it?
i have a perfect answer! and own this very modle with the same issue. Plus i have done it myself.
*on the lower part of the hadle you will see two holes, with a small 6" school sized METAL ruler (no thicker than 3/4mm) gently insert it inbetween the two holes and push down. ((The handle has a clamp there) NOTE: you MUST start at the bottom of the handle or you will brake it!
*then while still inserted push the ruler away from the jar. this should releese the clamp that will allow you to remove the outer piece. REMEMBER your handle is plastic.
*now slowly lift upward and the side clamps will release. STOPpulling when you get to the at the top clamp.
*now you want to carefully hold your thumb down with slight pressure on the top of the handle (where you see the ingroved space that connects the hadle piece, it looks just the same as the bottom but without the holes) and lift up the handle slowly. this should release the outter part of the handle.
* now that the outside piece of the handle is off you can see the scews, unscrew with a phillips scewdriver and take handle fully off.
*Lastly the wire-like rings MUST be slipped off towards the bottom. do NOT try to prie off the wire-like ring from the little piece that is holding it together to create the ring, you will snap it.
*after you have taken off the rings, clean them with VIM (with bleach) by placing them FLAT on the sink edge to keep them from changing shape. Scrup away. Also scrub the plastic parts but DO NOT use the VIM on the outside of the plastic handle as it could scrub away the silver paint. only do this on the inside to remove the mold and grime.
NOTE: VIMis the only thing i found that will even remove rust build up. use an old toothbrush to scrub away the rust and grime. preferably dry with the vim, no need for water. water will dilute the VIM and cause it to be uneffective.
* you can take the little nub that conects the rings off by twisting them to the left or right, for cleaning, doesnt matter. I tried both ways but prefer to keep them on.
* now that you washed all parts let them DRY or you will end up with the same rust and grime issue. After the parts have dried you can now reasemble youir handle, and have peace of mind :)
* Try not to overdue the assable and reassambling of your handle, keeping in mind it is made of plastic and plastic wears easliy.
Hope that helps.
Jun 14, 2011 |
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