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10 Bad Cooking Habits You Should Break (Page 9)

Blending Hot Liquids (Without Removing the Stopper)

8. Blending Hot Liquids (Without Removing the Stopper)

You only have to blend hot liquids and have them explode all over you and your kitchen once, because the aftermath is fairly memorable. Most blenders come with a removable stopper on the top. If you’ve ever been assaulted by hot liquids from your blender, it’s probably because you didn’t remove the stopper before you blended. Steam from the hot liquid creates pressure that literally blasts off the lid if the stopper is in place. To ease the pressure, remove the stopper and cover the hole with a folded towel to prevent a mess before blending.

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