### CARE & USE
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[Product Manual](/pages/product-manual)## How can I remove discolorations caused by foodstuffs from the plastic parts?
Depending on the food which caused such discoloration cleaning may be done by the use of lemon juice or vegetable oil (some drops on a cloth) or by soaking in dishwasher detergent. It is important to clean all parts straight after use.
##How to clean the bamix® correctly?
Straight after use:
Immerse in a container with clean water and switch on the second position. Unplug bamix®, with a kitchen cloth, remove any residue and dry. Take care that the switch does not come in contact with water.
Hold under a water tap and clean with running water. Remove any residue with a kitchen cloth and dry.
For better results, use hot (not boiling)water.
DO NOT PLACE bamix® IN DISHWASHER.
##How to store the bamix® correctly?
Your bamix® should be stored either on a bamix® wall bracket or stand.
##How to change bamix® blades?
Always ensure that your bamix® is switched off at the mains power or unplugged. Hold the bamix® in one hand with cutter guard facing up and gently remove blade. Do not use pliers or any other tools to remove.
To attach different blade, repeat the above and attached new blade. Ensure that the guide pin on the bamix® drive shaft sits in the recess on the blade shaft.
##How to retension blades?
bamix® blades can be retensioned easily with a pair of pliers. Instructions can be found in your instruction booklet or on the bamix® website under support.
##Can I buy a replacement blade for an older bamix®?
Yes. Current bamix® blades fit older Bamix models.
##How to avoid scratches in the cookware?
Make sure the blades are properly fixed. If not, they could reach higher than the cutter guard and so, scratch the bottom of the pot.
Avoid pressing down and/or sliding the bamix® along bottom or walls of your cookware. Some coatings could be damaged.
##In which sort of receptacle should the bamix® be used?
The bamix® can be used in most types of cookware. Ensure that the bamix® fits in until the bottom and that the blades are properly attached.
If using the Whisk or the Beater, choose tall, narrow receptacles with a flat base
##What to do if the drive shaft no longer rotates?
When you have not used your appliance for some time, the drive shaft may get stuck due to minute foodstuff residues which have hardened and are now gumming up the lower shaft bearing. Place the operative part of the appliance for 5 to 10 minutes in a jug with hot water, and then switch it on and pulse 2 – 3 times. If this does not work, repeat process. Once free, lubricate drive shaft with 3-4 small drops of food safe oil or vegetable oil. In general the appliance will then work again; if not DO NOT try to loosen with pliers or tools but contact a service agent.
##Which parts are dishwasher safe?
The Beakers, the wall bracket, the stand, the bowl, and the disk of the SliceSy.
Note: all parts of the bamix® are designed to guarantee an easy cleaning.