I have a blender that is right on my countertop, and it makes an awful sound whenever I use it.
So after searching online for ideas to alleviate the noise, I decided to make a simple DIY blender sound enclosure so that the sound would be absorbed instead of bouncing around my kitchen.
If you need to have a blender on the countertop while your kids are awake, and it makes too much noise for them (or yourself) to listen to music or watch TV over it, then this DIY sound enclosure might be helpful!
How Do You Soundproof Your Blender?
Making your own DIY sound enclosure box for blender may seem like it’s an arduous task, but by following these easy steps, the process has never been easier.
Soundproofing blenders is also incredibly simple when using these methods.
No matter what kind of blender you have, with this technique, they can all be improved.
Taking some time and building a DIY blender enclosure will save you much frustration while in the kitchen.
It’s not as simple as making a sound enclosure from wood.
There are other steps that you can take to reduce your blender noise.
This is important for people using blenders at their business because you always want the customers comfortable with no noisy blenders putting them off.
Silent blenders are great for making breakfast smoothies in the mornings before work or school.
When it’s just me and my husband up in our house most days we love using a silent blender because nobody else has to hear us blending away first thing in the morning.
The sound of your blender is due to the noise it makes.
There are two major problems with the machine.
One is that it’s so strong, and the other is that it vibrates a lot.
The vibration makes the machine shake, which in turn makes things on your countertop fall off or slide around.
And because this thing is so loud, you can hear it echoing into your ears even when you’re not close to it.
We are going to focus on minimizing how much vibration the blender emits by encasing it in something solid using a DIY blender sound enclosure so that you can blend without making as much noise for yourself or others around you.
Change The Location Of Your Blender
If you have a noisy blender, try moving it to the center of your counter and away from the walls.
It’s common for blenders close to walls to have an amplified noise level.
Use A Towel Underneath Your Blender
You can dampen the noise from your blender with a thick towel.
Make sure you keep it on the bottom and not draped over your counter- there’s no point if it doesn’t absorb sound!
The vibrations are reduced, but still audible- just like when you have a rug in front of your speakers.
Use A Rubber Mat
Do you know what the best way to muffle sound is?
While towels do work, a rubber mat will actually be more effective.
Not just spills, but a rubber mat will also protect your kitchen counter from other gross stuff.
Your countertop won’t need to be cleaned as often if it has a good quality rubber mat on top of it.
Plus, having professional-looking kitchen flooring is never a bad thing!
Invest In A Silent Blender
When you’re looking for a quiet blender, Vitamix’s range of professional blenders might be your best bet.
Starbucks uses them all over the world and they make one of the quieter blenders in the world.
Just remember that these are not cheap, so if you’re on a budget it may not be worth it.
Purchase A Sound Enclosure
You can just buy a sound enclosure.
There are some really great options out there to save time and energy on this project!
All you have to do is buy a soundproof box for the blender and trap the noise during its blending cycle.
Vitamix sound enclosures will fit your Vitamix blender. For other brands, just choose an all-purpose sound enclosure.
How To Make A DIY Blender Sound Enclosure
Let’s see how to make a blender sound enclosure.
Building a sound enclosure box for your blender can be a fun project!
Fun projects make good gifts, and this one is especially easy. All you need to do is create an enclosed space that will fit your blender inside of it.
There are many different materials you could use to build the DIY blender sound shield – plastic, cardboard, or wood.
I suggest using something like wood because it’s sturdy enough for what you’re doing here.
One of the first steps is measuring how big your enclosure should be.
This will allow you to slide your blender in and out without any pesky problems like pinching your fingers.
Once you get this measurement, it’s time to cut four pieces of wood for the sides of the enclosure.
You’re going to need the base, two walls, and a back wall.
The blender should be able to fit in the top and it should also have enough room around it for you to grab.
Now, it’s time to build a door.
This would need insulation with a material like Styrofoam to cut all the noise.
That way, when you cut the Styrofoam to length and glue it onto the wood, it will absorb all of that annoying noise!
To create a swinging door, you need to measure the top and front panels.
Next, screw them together. However, don’t screw them in place – just leave them loose enough so that they can swing on their hinges.
Once this is done, head over to your local hardware store for one of those hinges things that go on doors.
You will then install it on the rear wall of your DIY blender silencer but make sure not to attach it to anything yet as you still have some work left!
Finally, attach one end of the hinge to the top panel of your blender sound enclosure box and hold it tight against the wall while attaching its other end onto your bottom panel.
The result? A perfect swinging door with nothing sticking.
You don’t have to worry about clunky noise again, because you’ll be able to blend in silence when your blender is inside the blender sound enclosure.
To access your blender container, you’ll need to swing the door up and let it close shut when you’re ready for your drink.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Not Soundproof Your Cabinets Instead?
While this article has been about how to make a blender sound enclosure, remember that there are other decisions to be made.
You may want to find the best countertop material or silent blinds if cabinet doors have been making noise around your house lately.
The options are endless! But it all starts with finding out what problem needs solving and going from there.
How Do I Clean My Blender Inside Of A Sound Enclosure?
Incidentally, the question of how to clean a blender comes up quite often.
There are remedies for this as well, but keep in mind that this will require some additional steps!
If you have a soundproof box made for your blender, you may need to take it apart from every now and then to make sure everything’s clean on the inside.
Specifically, you’ll need to remove the top panel first. Your blender should be sitting on its base right on top of four feet. Just unscrew these feet first.
Removing the bottom panel is also easy – just locate two screws at its corners that hold each panel together. Remove them using a screwdriver or drill with an attachment, if necessary.
Once your blender is back together, it should be easy to take in and out of its enclosure and you’ll always know that the blades are getting a good cleaning whenever you blend something up.
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Conclusion – DIY Blender Sound Enclosure
A blender is a great kitchen appliance, but sometimes it can be loud.
I found that when blending something with ice or making smoothies my child would wake up from the noise of the blender.
To soundproof your blender, simply move your blender outside or into a different room when you’re not using it.
If this isn’t an option for you, then consider investing in a quieter model or slowing down your blending speed.
You can consider buying a sound enclosure box for your blender.
Instead of buying a sound enclosure, why not make your own?
It’s easy to do and will save you money!
This is a great project that will save you money in the long run because you won’t have to buy one of those expensive blenders every year or two. Plus, it’s fun!
I hope you liked the idea of a DIY soundproof box for a blender. Please leave a comment if you have any questions or suggestions.