We all love our ninja blenders, However, I am sure at one point or another during usage you have wondered Is my ninja blender dishwasher safe or how to clean a ninja blender. I am pretty sure this question has come up after whipping up a batch of hummus or nut butter and you are staring at the mess you have made. I am sure the problem is compounded even more if you have numerous blender attachments that come with your ninja blender.
A short answer to your question is yes your ninja blender is dishwasher safe. However, that being said you cannot put the whole unit in the dishwasher. We are referring to the part where the blender motor is located. This part of the ninja blender cannot be put in a dishwasher. As a matter of fact, it should not be submerged in any liquids. This applies to other brands of blenders such as Vitamix, Nutribullet, Oster, etc.
Is Ninja Blender Dishwasher Safe?
As we stated above only parts of the ninja blender is dishwasher safe. Do not submerge or spray the motor base or control panel of the blender with water or any other liquid.
All other attachments of the blender are dishwasher safe. The parts of a ninja blender that are dishwasher safe are listed below:
- The blending container
- The container lid
- The blade assembly
- Single-serve cup and sprout lid
- Tractor blade assembly
These blender parts can be placed on only the top rack of the dishwasher.
How To Clean a Ninja Blender in the Dishwasher or by Hand?
So, you have made a total mess trying out that new hummus or nut butter recipe. Here is a step-by-step breakdown of how to clean your ninja blender. Here are a few steps you can take to have your Ninja blender looking brand new:
- Turn off the unit and unplug the base before cleaning. Wipe the base with a clean, damp cloth. Do not use abrasive pads, cloths, or brushes to clean the blender base.
- You can hand wash the blender parts. To wash the container use warm soapy water with a soft cloth.
- You can wash the blade assembly in warm, soapy water using a dishwashing utensil with a handle to avoid direct contact with the blades. Be careful when handling the blade assembly since the blades are sharp. Make sure you thoroughly rinse and air-dry all parts.
- Alternatively, you can put the blender parts in your dishwasher. All attachments are dishwasher safe. It is recommended that you put the lid, container, and blade assembly on the top rack of the dishwasher only.
- Make sure you remove the blade assembly from the blender container before placing it in the dishwasher. Be careful when handling the blade assembly.
- The ninja blender can also clean itself. Simply squeeze 2-3 drops of soap into the jar, fill halfway with warm water and pulse 5-10 times, and then rinse the jar.
How To Remove Ninja Blender From Base?
Firstly turn off the unit and unplug the blender base. Turn the blender container counterclockwise and then lift up the blender container.
How To Clean a Ninja Blender Base?
The first thing we should mention is you cannot put the ninja blender base in a dishwasher and you cannot submerge it in water. As a matter of fact, do not let any water or other type of liquid touch the blender base or the control panel. Instead, wipe the motor base with a damp cloth. Do not use an abrasive, cloths, pads, or brushes to clean the blender base.
How To Clean a Ninja Blender Lid?
The first thing you need to do is remove the lid. Turn off the unit and plug out the unit. To remove the lid, press the release button and lift the handle. You can then either hand wash the blender lid or put the blender lid in the top rack of your dishwasher.
How To Clean a Ninja Blender Pitcher?
The first thing you need to do is turn off and unplug the blender. Do not attempt to remove the blender container while the blade is still spinning. Secondly, remove the blender assembly blade. To remove the pitcher from the motor base, turn the pitcher counterclockwise and then lift it up.
Once you have removed the container you can hand wash the unit with soap and a soft cloth or place the pitcher in the top rack of the dishwasher.
Alternatively, you can just add dish soap and water and run the blender. Detach the blender from the base, remove the blade and rinse.
Are Ninja Blender Cups Dishwasher Safe?
Yes, ninja blender cups are dishwasher safe.
How To Clean the Ninja Blender Cups?
When you want to clean the cups, remove the cups from the blender base and place them on the top rack of your dishwasher.
Can a Ninja Blade Go in the Dishwasher?
Yes, a ninja blade can go in the dishwasher. Be careful how you handle the blades and put it on the top rack of the dishwasher. Remember to remove the blade from the blender container before putting it in the dishwasher.
How To Clean a Ninja Blender Handle
You can wipe the handle off with a damp cloth. Otherwise, detach the blender container, remove the blade assembly, and put the container in the dishwasher.
How To Clean the Ninja Blender Rubber Gasket?
Sometimes the ninja blender gasket seals will build up black gunk and mildew. You can remove this mess by letting the gasket soak in soapy water for half an hour. Finally, scrub off the black debris and hand dry the gasket.
To reiterate the answer to your question, yes ninja blenders are dishwasher safe. The only part of a ninja blender you can’t put in a dishwasher is the motor base.
As a matter of fact, this part of the blender should not be submerged in water or any type of liquid.
Please note that this applies to all brands of blenders, not just ninja. We have also provided a detailed overview of how to clean your Ninja blender. However, if you are still not sure please refer to your user manual for directions on how to care for your Ninja blender.