Learning how to clean a Ninja blender is very important if you want to keep running yours for a long time. If you don’t clean it properly, food build up will start to appear and this could damge the blender or change the flavor of your meals.
The good thing about Ninja blenders is that they are very easy to maintain clean. As long as you use some basic cleaning tools like dish soap, baking soda, brushes, soft cloths, etc, you will be able to do clean well your Ninja blender.
Continue reading to find out the best way to clean your blender.
How to Clean a Ninja Blender Pitcher – Step by Step
All tools that are needed to clean a Ninja blender are common houshold items. Following is a list of tools we will be needing to clean the Pitcher, pitcher handle and blender base:
- Soft Bristle Brush
- Soft Bristle Toothbrush
- Mild dish soap
- Baking Soda
- Warm water
- Philips Screwdriver
- Prying tool
It is always a good idea to wash the pitcher first. This is because if foof gets stuck when it dries it will be more difficult to remove. The best you can do is rinse the pitcher in the kitchen sink as soon as you have finished using it.
First remove the lid from the pitcher. (picture below)
To avoid any injuries or cuts, remove the blade from your Ninja Pitcher (picture below). This is done becuase it is difficult to reach the inside of the pitcher without the risk of cutting yourself with the sharp blades.
Rinse the pitcher with warm water and discard the water.
Grab a soft bristle bursh like the one in the picture below and add some dish soap to it.
Scrub the blade with the brush to remove any stuck-on food particles. (picture below)
Add some dish soap to the pitcher. (picture below)
Add warm water to the pitcher to mix it with the dish soap. (picture below)
With the brush start scrubbing the inside of the pitcher to remove any stuck-on food particles. (picture below).
Rinse the pitcher with warm water and discard the water with soap. Let the pitcher air dry.
How to Clean a Ninja Blender Pitcher Handle
The Ninja pitcher handle can get very dirty after many uses of your blender. Food particles start to get through the nooks and crannies of the pitcher handle and accumulate there.
In the following picture you can see how dirty our Ninja pitcher handle is.
Remove the 2 screws at the bottom of the handle with a philips screwdriver. (picture below)
With a prying tool like the one in the following picture. You can use a flat screwdriver to do the job.
Go ahead and lift the black plastic handle cover. (picture below)
You can see how dirty the handle on our Ninja Picther is in the following picture.
More pictures of the Ninja Picther handle.
Add some war water and dish soap to toothbrush and scrub the handle to remove all this stuck-on food particles. Rinse the handle with warm water.
Place back the black plastic cover to the Ninja Pitcher handle. Let the pitcher air dry.
How to Clean a Ninja Blender Base or Main Body
Now that we have the pitcher totally clean it’s time to clean the Ninja motor base.
In the folowing picture you can see how dirty a motor base can get.
In the following picture you can see how dirty it is in the inside, where the container goes.
Mix some baking soda with water in a plate until it becomes a paste. (picture below)
Before we use the baking soda paste we are going to remove the bigger food particles that are stuck-on. With a kitchen knife scrape the inside of the Ninja motor base (picture below). This will loosen the bigger food particles.
With a damp cloth with baking soda paste, scrub the inside of the motor base. (picture below)
With a toothbrush (picture below) scrub the inside of the motor base to loosen and remove any stuck-on food particles.
With a dry soft cloth, wipe the inside of the motor base to clean and dry.
In the following picture you can see how the inside of our motor base turned out. It is very clean, looks like it was never used.
With a damp cloth with baking soda, scrub the exterior of the Ninja motor base to remove any stuck-on grease and/or food particles. (picture below)
With a soft cloth wipe the exterior of the motor base to clean and dry. (picture below)
In the following picture is the result of our Ninja motor base. Looks shiny and clean.
Tips and Tricks
- Never soak the Ninja blender motor base in water or any other liquid.
- Don’t use harsh chemicals or detergents to clean your Ninja blender. Don’t use steel sponges or brushes, these will etch and scratch your blender
- Only use mild detergents or soaps and soft non-abrasive sponges when cleaning your Ninja blender.
- Be very careful when cleaning the Ninja blades to avoid any injuries to your hands.
- Make sure to unplug your Ninja blender before cleaning the motor base.
FAQs on How to Clean a Ninja Blender
How to get rid of unpleasant odors in my Ninja Blender?
If your Ninja blender has a lingering bad smell, even after cleaning it after each use, you can use baking soda in the pitcher to remove it.
Mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda with water to form a paste. Spread the paste inside the Ninja pitcher and the lid. Let the baking soda paste sit on the blender pitcher for 2 hours. Wash the blender with warm water and dish soap and rinse it well. Let it air dry.
How to remove tough stains from Ninja Blender?
You can use white vinegar to remove tough stains on your Ninja blender. Add a cup of vinegar and two cups of water to your pitcher. Run the blender in the lowest setting for 30 seconds. Let it sit for a couple of hours. Discard the mixture and scrub the interior of the pitcher with a sponge and dish soap.
Can I clean my Ninja blender in the dishwasher?
Yes, you can clean the Ninja blender jar, lid and blades in the dish washer. We don’t recommend to use the dishwasher because the high temperatures can damage the plastic of the jar, lid and blade assemblies. it is best to wash by hand like we explained in this article.
As you can see, cleaning a Ninja blender is pretty fast and easy. Cleaning your Ninja blender is an important task that you should do after every use to maintain your blender at its optimal performance.
The best thing is you don’t need any fancy equipment to have the job done. If follow our guide you will get the job done effortlessly.
If your blender is not from the Ninja brand you can follow our specifi guide for the following brands:
Hello, I am Cristy. I love cooking but what I love most is keeping my kitchen tools and appliances top notch. I enjoy writing about everything I have learned around the kitchen. I believe that keeping your kitchen tools well cleaned and maintained produces the best dishes and drinks. Besides writing and cooking I enjoy traveling, camping, hiking and music.