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Once upon a time, your kitchen was a quiet place. And then, you turned on your blender. That vrooming, whirring cacophony of notes erupts over your counter like encore applause at a concert.

But what if we told you it doesn't have to be that way? Indeed, there is a way to quell an oh-so-noisy blender. The fix is simple: Place your blender on top of a dish towel. If you don't have a spare towel or clean rag, a silicone mat will do, too. As The Kitchn explains, "Muffle the sound...by placing the blender on top of a folded dish towel or a rubber or silicon mat or trivet. These all help absorb some of the noise from the motor."

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In the article, author Sheela Fiorenzo also provides more smart tips for quelling your blender's mighty hum; read the full article here.

While we have you on the topic of blender savvy, consider these five things you should never put in your blender. Happy soups-ing, smoothies-ing, and puréeing.