Courteney Cox's simple blender cleaning hack has permanently changed how we handle this kitchen appliance

The actress's cleaning trick is unbelievably simple, and we wish we'd been using her method all along

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If you're anything like us, you often turn to Instagram for innovative cleaning and decluttering tips. If you're like us, you'll also know that cleaning a blender can be a pain. From struggling to safely clean the blades to having smoothie residue harden on the sides of the pitcher, it's always an uphill battle. Clearly, we're all a lot like Courteney Cox.

The Friends actress turned Homecourt founder took to TikTok to share a blender-cleaning tip she picked up off Instagram, and it's nothing short of genius. Essentially, the method requires filling the empty blender with clean, soapy water and blending it, just like you would with a smoothie. It's simple, effective, and helps keep your best blender shiny and new.

Though some users were quick to point out they'd been doing this all along,  it's pretty mind-blowing if you've never used this method to clean a blender before. 'I saw this cleaning hack on Instagram. Let's see if it works,' says Courteney, smiling at the camera.


She’s on to something

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'Take a dirty blender from your smoothies, rinse it,' she says, picking up a Vitamix blender covered in the remnants of a mango smoothie. Courteney then dumps the smoothie-soaked water out. 'Add dish soap,' she says, adding two pumps of her homecourt Steeped Rose dish soap into the blender, then adding more clean water. 

She places the blender on its stand and then turns it on to the low setting for about 5 seconds. Though this looks quick and easy for the video, we'd probably recommend leaving the blender on for just a bit longer, to make sure all of the blender gunk is shaken loose. With viral cleaning hacks, it's always important to double-check what's for social media versus what works best in real life.

Afterwards, she dumps the water out and rinses the blender out one more time, leaving it completely clean. 'Now, that's pretty easy,' smiles Courteney, holding up a spotless blender. Would you try this trick?

Courteney Cox's blender hack is simple and effective. Whether you already knew the trick or not, it's nice for a reminder that most cleaning processes have an easy, automated alternative.

Sophie Edwards
News Editor

Sophie is a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens, where she works on the Celebrity Style team. She is fascinated by the intersection of design and popular culture and is particularly excited when researching trends or interior history. Sophie is an avid pop culture fan. As an H&G editor, she has interviewed the likes of Martha Stewart, Hilary Duff, and the casts of Queer Eye and Selling Sunset. Before joining Future Publishing, Sophie worked as the Head of Content and Communications at Fig Linens and Home, a boutique luxury linens and furniture brand. She has also written features on exciting developments in the design world for Westport Magazine. Sophie has an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology and a BA in Creative Writing and Sociology from Sarah Lawrence College.