How to Clean a Ninja Blender [Make Your Blender Last Long]

Last Updated on August 19, 2022 by

Cleaning your Ninja blender is essential to ensure optimal performance throughout its lifespan. In this write-up, we seek to bring you some options for the best practices to clean a Ninja blender and keep it working and well-maintained.

We present to you three cleaning options; while some take methods require spending a bit more time with your blender, others are quick. Getting results requires balancing your approach to get the best results.

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Three Methods to Clean a Ninja Blender

So these are the three basic methods to clean a ninja blender. Depending on which one you find most convenient, I still believe the best method is the Manual cleaning method.

  • Dishwasher

  • Most Ninja blender parts are marked as dishwasher-safe: including the jar, blade, lids, and cups. It is a straightforward procedure but requires following the Ninja blender dishwasher instruction.
  • This method is excellent and super easy. Several parts of the Ninja blender are known to be dishwasher safe, making this method an easy proposition for most owners. You can put the serving cups, lids, jars, and blades into the dishwasher for proper washing.
  • The one part not recommended for the dishwasher is the base of the Ninja blender – as this contains the motor and other electrical components, not dishwasher safe.
  • Using the dishwasher method requires you to follow the instruction manual of your blender, as different components fit in other dishwasher racks. Care must be taken to keep them inappropriately also to prevent damage. For example, keep your blades away from the jar to avoid physical damage. Also, it would be best if you placed the lids, pots, and cups of the Ninja blender in the dishwasher’s top rack to prevent heat damage, even though the Ninja blender jars are BPA-free, they are not indestructible.


    • Disconnect the cable from the power supply.
    • Separate the blade unit, jar, and lid from the base.
    • Place the lid, base, and jar in the top rack of the dishwasher and start washing using a standard wash cycle.
    • Dry with a cloth or leave to air dry
    • Reassemble the components once fully dry.
  • Self-Clean Method

  • Some Ninja blender comes with the Self-clean function, which requires you to fill the jar with warm water and dish wash liquid, then mix the water and soap severally by pressing the pulse function.
  • The self-clean function comes with some of the market’s newer, big-budget Ninja blenders. Using this means requires a particular preset function. Cleaning your blender requires having your Ninja blender jar three-quarters full with warm water, adding a drop or two of liquid soap, and mixing the contents using the pulse function.
  • Stop at regular intervals to ensure proper cleaning. This method might not be as effective as the dishwasher function, but it leaves a decent clean on your Ninja blender.
  • Steps

    • Take off the lid, allowing the blender remains on the base and connected to a power source.
    • Pour warm water in the till it’s around three-quarters full, and add one or two drops of standard dishwashing liquid soap or detergent.
    • Put the lid back on, then press the pulse function, allowing the contents to mix and wash for about thirty seconds. Repeat till you get a proper clean.
    • Pour out the water and residue.
    • Rinse the jar, lid, and blades with warm water until it’s no longer foamy.
    • Dry with cloth or air dry.

    Now that we have read about the methods of cleaning our Ninja blender let’s focus on cleaning some components parts of our Ninja blender.

  • Manual Cleaning Method

  • This approach is labour intensive and requires you to disassemble the components, hand clean, and dry them. This method requires you to watch for the super sharp blade edges.

The rest of this article will go in-depth on each method of cleaning your Ninja blender, why you should regularly clean your blender, and quick tips on removing stubborn stains from your Ninja blender. We would also share tips on removing odours from your blender to ensure you enjoy the best from your Ninja blenders at all times.

This method is straightforward. It is the most standard method of Ninja blender cleaning. It requires hand washing your blender with kitchen soap and warm water.


  • Disconnect the cable from the power supply.
  • Separate the blade unit, jar, and lid from the base.
  • Wash the parts carefully to prevent injury from the blade.
  • Rinse when done.
  • Allow airing dry or clean with a soft cloth.

How to Clean A Cloudy Ninja Blender Jar?

Your Ninja blender jar, after a long time of use, might begin to get cloudy. You would notice a thin film of white colour inside the cup and pot. This appearance is normal and results from sustained deposits of minerals from blending veggies, fruits, and hard water. One helpful tip to avoid getting this is to air dry or use a soft cloth to clean your blender after washing to prevent the minerals from forming deposits.

However, when you get this stain, you can remove it by washing it with your kitchen soap, using white vinegar, or using a “magic eraser”.

Using white vinegar

  • Pour half-cup of the white vinegar into one-and-a-half cups of clean water, and mix thoroughly.
  • Turn the mixture into the Ninja blender cup or jar.
  • Blend the mix using the pulse function at high speed for around 30 seconds.
  • Allow the mixture to sit for several hours in the pot or cup.
  • Pour out the Mixture.
  • Rinse the Ninja blender jar or cup with warm water and allow it to air dry.

Using “magic eraser”.

The Magic Eraser is a cleaning sponge made from melamine foam and can be used to clean a Ninja blender perfectly. The foam’s substance is very abrasive and works as sandpaper would.

  • Dampen the Magic Eraser, and gently use it to wipe around the stain you intend to get rid of.
  • Wash the Ninja blender thoroughly with warm soapy water after the stain is gone
  • Rinse with water thoroughly and allow it to air dry.

The stain leaves after a few seconds of using the magic eraser. Magic Erasers are safe for use on all kinds of surfaces and appliances.

How to Clean a Ninja Blender Base

By now, you know that the base of your Ninja blender is not dishwasher safe. However, it’s essential knowing how to clean it after each use properly.

You must ensure you properly clean all corners, the surrounding areas of the buttons, and the plastic seams. The plastic seams are the areas where old foodstuff deposits build up in. Cleaning the base after each use helps prevent the unpleasant task of cleaning up the built-up mess.

Cleaning Up A Stuck-On Mess From Ninja Blenders

It is ideal for cleaning up your blender after each use, but if you’ve put it off for a while (say hours or days) and you have stuck up food on it, the steps below should help with getting it done;


  • Soak the pitcher or cup overnight in water, or soak in freshly boiled water for a few hours.
  • Throw out the water with the unstuck ingredients.
  • Fill the pitcher or half-full, add liquid soap, and blend the mixture on high speed for one or two minutes.
  • Rinse the jar or cup and allow to air dry.

If you still have residue, follow the next steps;

  • Use a hard brush to scrape off the residue.
  • Hand wash the jar or cup till it’s clean.

How To Remove Unpleasant Odors From Your Ninja Blender

Your Ninja blenders can smell bad, even with regular cleaning. When it happens, use this baking soda paste cleaning method here;


  • Mix some drops of water with a one-and-half tablespoon of baking soda to form a paste.
  • Layout the paste inside your blender jar and cup, including the lid.
  • Let it sit for an hour or two in the blender.
  • Wash the blender jar and cup with hot water and dish soap.
  • Rinse the blender jar, cup, and lid. Allow it to air dry.

Why Should You Clean a Ninja Blender Regularly? 

Ninja blender takes less time to get choked with residues that comes with periodically making sauces, dips, and smoothies. This is a major reason to clean a Ninja blender regularly.

Residues become challenging when they enter the buttons, making it difficult to select settings and your desired blending speed. This can frustrate your effort at effectively using your Ninja blender. Also, the residue build-up will increase the risk of bacteria infestation, and lastly, it’s a bit iffy to find last’s week veggie blend in today’s soup.


Several methods have been put forward here concerning how best to clean a Ninja blender. Note that irrespective of the method used, you must leave the components separated and allow the moisture to dry off before coupling them. The reason is that humidity allows the fungi and bacteria to build up, which may significantly reduce your Ninja blender’s life span. Hopefully, with this read, you have discovered better ways to keep your Ninja blender sparkling clean and fully functional.

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