Yes, you can use a blender without a lid but you are going to mess up your whole kitchen. A blender is designed to mince food into fine particles, the mechanical action involves revolving blades powered by a motor. So when you use your blender without a lid, all the action initiated by the motor and transferred to the blades will make the blender contents revolve faster and in the process throw the food out of the pitcher.
And that is why you must always use the blender lid, which apart from retaining the contents of the blender, it also protects the user’s fingers from the sharp blades. The design of the blender lid ensures that you are able to add other ingredients to the content that you are blending. Blender lids are made with removable fill caps, their purpose is to allow a user add ingredients without necessarily having to stop their blender.
What to use if you lost your blender lid
If the mortar or the blades in your blender are going bad then with time your blender top could give up its ghost. This could be mind-numbing given the difficulty of finding replacement blender tops. It is highly unlikely to find manufacturers selling replacement parts in the form of blender tops. So what most people do is find a second-hand replacement, mostly in the yard sales or eBay.
Below are other DIY options that you can adopt in case you lost your blender top and cannot find a replacement part.
Get the blender replacement parts from Amazon
Brand blenders come with replacement parts, some that you can order directly from Amazon. If you have an Oste Vitamix or the Nutribullet blender then you can always find a replacement top from Amazon among other eCommerce websites.
Use a Saran Wrap
Depending on what you will be blending, a saran wrap may or may not work, and if you are going to use it then you will need to add a kitchen towel on top and then use your hand to reinforce the already existing arrangement.
The chances of this invention being effective are slim, and that’s why we insist that you blend at lower speeds. Then slowly increase the speeds, up until you reach the desired speeds.
Get around but a solid piece
Art stores are the best places to search for replacement parts, remember, however, that for as much as you will find a replacement lid-like thing it will not be anything like the previous lid. So, at this art store, you will proceed to search for a flat and solid piece. Ensure that the solid piece that you are looking for is bigger than the diameter of the blender pitcher.
The next step is to find a rubber gasket and glue, and then trace the area that the container occupies on the piece of art. Attach the rubber gasket using the glue on the area that you had traced, once dried it should provide a solid cover for you to blend without the contents of the blender scattering all around your kitchen.
Important to note is that as you blend, you will be forced to use your hand to apply pressure on the new lid.
Invest in an immersion blender
Alternatively, you can invest in an immersion blender, these types of blenders come with different capacity motors. A feature that makes them versatile and which means you can blend with the different food textures.
How to improvise a blender fill cap
As discussed earlier a blender fill cap is located at the mid part of the blender lid. If you break or lose the fill cap, improvising an alternative is easy when compared to breaking or losing the whole lid if your fill cap gets damaged, you can simply use a tough plastic cup or lid from a different container and cover it over the fill cap position and proceed to blend.
Whichever improvisation you decide to use, you can always make it work just like you would the fill cap when it comes to adding ingredients.
Cleaning the blender lid
Cleaning the lid of your blender is part of the overall cleaning process of your blender. Depending on what you were blending in your blender, you might first have to rinse your blender including the lid to get rid of large mounds of food remnants.
Your blender should now be ready for washing, start by half filling the blender with water and add a few drops of dish soap. You will then add half a lemon and one that is coarsely chopped. Blend the mixture for one minute, the mixture should wash out all the stains leaving the blender clean and fresh.
Alternatively, you could clean the blender manually but to do this, you should ensure that it is disconnected from the walls receptacle. If the lid is detachable, you should remove it, remove the blade assembly, and then start by rinsing all the parts under running water. And with a sponge and some liquid soap
Conclusion – Can You Use a Blender without the Lid?
Once you break or lose your blender lid, chances of you finding an exact replacement can prove futile unless you are dealing with brands that sell replacement parts. In which case, it would be best to always keep an eye out on the yard sales. Visit the art shop and explore your options of improvising one or better yet search for a replacement blender lid on either Amazon or eBay.
Do I have to hold the blender lid when blending?
Old and broken blenders have weak lids that can fly off during use. If that is the case then you will have to hold the lid when blending to prevent making a mess of your home.
What is the purpose of a fill cup incorporated in the blender lid?
The fill cup has been incorporated so that you can use it to add ingredients into your blender while it is still working.