In the grand scheme of kitchen tools, your blender doesn’t need a whole lot of TLC. I’d say it falls somewhere between a cast iron skillet and an ice cube tray on the scale of neediness. That’s not to say it doesn’t need any special attention, because it does. In fact, there are two mistakes you might be making that will keep it from working smoothly (excuse the pun).
Here are the two worst things you can do to your blender.