How to sharpen mixer blades: Tips and ideas
Mixer grinders are a staple in any Indian kitchen. With a mixer grinder, you can grind spices for your masalas, turn pulses into pulses powder, grind to a paste, and much more. But with time, the blades of a mixer grinder can get dull, and the device’s performance will suffer greatly. This happens over time as you use your mixer grinder for all sorts of tough jobs. But don’t worry, there are many ways by which you can sharpen the blades of the mixer grinder by yourself.
Before you start sharpening the blades on your mixer grinder, make sure to unplug the appliance and let it cool.
Steps to sharpen the blades of the mixer grinder are as follows:
1. Take the Blades out of the Mixer Grinder
To learn the steps to remove the blades, follow the steps mentioned below.
Step 1: Remove the power cord and unplug the mixer grinder.
Step 2: Hold the mixer grinder with both hands and remove the body cover.
Step 3: Now, locate the screws that hold the blades and remove them. Now, remove the blades.
Sometimes the blades are not attached to the screws and can be removed by rotating them in an anticlockwise direction.
2. Wash the Blades with Dish Soap and Lukewarm Water
Follow these steps to wash the blades properly.
Step 1: Once the blades are removed, remove all the food residue collected on the blade. To do this, use a cloth or sponge that is dipped in water and then wrung out.
Step 2: Repeat step 1 until the blade is clean.
Step 3: Allow the blade to dry completely before returning it to the machine. This step is essential as moisture and water can damage the blades
3. Sharpen the Blades with a Sharpening Stone
A sharpening stone is a coarse-grained whetstone used to grind and hone the edges of steel tools and implements. You can find a sharpening stone at any hardware store. The sharpening stone is first soaked in water for about 30 minutes to an hour, and then it is ready to use.
Rub the sharpening stone against the blades and start sharpening the blade using a circular motion. You can also sharpen the blade using back and forth motion. Sharpen the blade until you see a shine on the blade.
4. Apply Oil
Use a toothpick to rub a few drops of oil along with the blades of the mixer grinder. Lubricate the edges with cooking oil. Or dip the blades in the cooking oil for at least two to three hours and after two to three hours.
Remove the blade from the oil and wipe it with a cloth to remove excess oil from the blade.
Clean the whole mixer grinder and reassemble. You will be able to see a noticeable difference in the blades’ sharpness after following these steps.