Dishwashing can be a time-consuming task, but if you have a dishwasher it becomes quick and simple. Although the name suggests that you can use it to wash all dishes including your spoons, cups, glasses, pots, and knives. People have even gone to the extent of using it to clean toys, hats, and even sneakers.
You can also use it to clean some of the popular blenders, but can you put a Ninja blender in the dishwasher? Yes, you can, but this is only applicable for almost all the removable parts of the blender that includes the blades, lid, and plastic jar. The base of all blenders isn’t dishwashable. To make sure the blade of your Ninja blender is safe, you should take it out before putting it in the rack.
You should always remember not to put the motor base in your dishwasher. When cleaning the base, avoid dipping it in a sink with water and only wipe it down with a damp cloth.
When should you clean your Ninja blender?
The best to clean your blender would be every time you use it. However, it’s not necessary to always take the blender apart to clean it. You can use its self-cleaning feature instead of taking it apart or putting it in the dishwasher. When it comes to other parts like the base, you can clean it after a while to remove the dirt and debris to avoid having performance and heat problems.
How to clean your Ninja blender
If you have a juicer and know how to clean it, then cleaning your Ninja blender will be easy. All the blender parts are extremely durable, safe, and provide quality performance, even the plastic jar. When you buy your Ninja blender it comes with a 3-year warranty which means they believe in the quality of their products.
There are 3 ways you can clean your Ninja blender.
Using a dishwasher
This is the easiest way to clean your blender, you just put the jar, lid, and blades in the dishwasher and let it do the rest.
- First, unplug your blender from the socket and turn off the pitcher.
- Remove the lid and unhinge the blades.
- Place the lid, pitcher, cups, and blades in the dishwasher rack. Avoid exposing the plastic parts to hot temperatures.
- Avoid placing the base in the dishwasher as it’s the only part that’s not dishwashable. Also, don’t immerse it in water because it contains electrical components.
- Use a clean damp cloth to wipe out the dirt and grime from the base or spray a cleaning agent on the cloth.
Using the self-cleaning method
One of the best features of a Ninja blender is its self-cleaning mode. Most Ninja blenders have motors with a minimum of 1000 watts which makes them very efficient for cleaning. These blenders are powerful enough to clean themselves in 60 seconds. This process only works if you clean your blender right after use, but if you let the food particles dry out, you’ll have to soak the blender in hot water before cleaning it.
- Remove the lid and fill the jar almost full with warm water, but don’t use hot water because the friction of the blades will keep the water at the right temperature.
- Add some dish soap and close the lid.
- Turn on the blender at medium or high speed for about one minute or use the pulse button 3 or 4 times. The warm soapy water mixture will remove any food particles stuck on the jar and blades.
- Pour out the water and give the blender a good rinse with clean water and let it air dry.
Using hand washing
- You can also clean your blender by hand, but it will take some time and effort.
- Unplug the blender from the power socket.
- Remove the lid, lift the blender and remove the blades.
- First, rinse the parts with running water then use a dishcloth or brush with some dish soap and clean all the parts thoroughly.
- Rinse off the soap and place the blender parts on a rack to air dry.
How to clean different types of dirt on your Ninja blender
|Type of dirt||How to clean|
|Tough white stains on blender jar||Mix 1 ½ cups water and ½ cup white vinegar and pulse for 30 seconds, then let it sit for several hours. Rinse with warm soapy water.|
|Dried and stuck food||Soak the pitcher or cup overnight or pour boiled water, add a few drops of dish soap and let it sit for hours, blend for a minute then rinse.|
|Unpleasant odors||Mix ½ teaspoon baking soda and a few drops of water and apply the paste in the blender and let it sit for 1-2 hours. Wash with hot soapy water, rinse, and air dry.|
Cleaning and maintaining the blender blades
When cleaning the blades, avoid washing them in the dishwasher too often and more than necessary as it will dull and wear them out faster.
Here are a few points to remember to keep the blades properly maintained.
- Separate the blades and the jar when placed in the dishwasher to avoid causing the blade’s efficiency to deteriorate and severe mechanical damage.
- Avoid placing the blades at the bottom of your dishwasher since they can jam it easily.
- Prolonged stay under high temperatures will dull the blades.
- Frequent washes can cause corrosion and rust.
Apart from the base, all other Ninja blender parts are dishwashable and this makes it easy to clean and saves on time. Since different Ninja blenders have different requirements for washing, you must follow the instructions in the manual to avoid damaging your blender.
Are Ninja blenders worth it?
These blenders are versatile and can handle a wide range of simple and quick tasks. They work better than some of the larger blenders and are very fast in pulverizing fruits and veggies even if they’re frozen.
Can you dishwash Ninja cups?
The blender cups are dishwasher safe and it’s best to place them at the top rack of your dishwasher.