How to Clean a Nutribullet?

Cleaning Nutribullet

Nutribullet is presently one of the most sorted out blenders because it is portable, powerful, and durable and can deliver amazing results.

Whether you have any of the best Nutribullet blender or an entry-level unit, you must clean everything from its power base to the cup and blades regularly. While doing this isn’t always fun, it will go a long way to ensure that your unit lasts longer.

If you have just bought your first unit and are clueless about cleaning your Nutribullet, this article is for you. Read on to learn how to clean every part of a Nutribullet blender.

How to Clean a Nutribullet Pitcher?

Nutribullet cups are shatter-resistant and durable, but they aren’t resistant to stain. So you have to clean them thoroughly after each use.

The easiest way to clean your Nutribullet cup lids, Nutribullet cups is by putting them in a dishwasher (the top rack). However, if you don’t have a dishwasher in your kitchen or your own is faulty, there is an alternative way to clean your Nutribullet cup.

 Below are some steps to clean a Nutribullet cup-

  • Fill the Nutribullet cup with soapy water.
  • Add a small amount of hydrogen peroxide (a few drops).
  • Place the lid on the cup and Shake the cup vigorously for a minute. Alternatively, you can gently wash your cup by hand with warm soapy water.
  • Rinse the cup with warm water
  • Allow to air dry for a while before storing.

If there are still some residues or stains in the jar after following the above steps, you should wash the jar with your hand with warm soapy water.  

Note that the pitcher that comes with most Nutribullet units is dishwasher safe, so you have nothing to worry about. That said, you need to keep in mind that using a dishwasher to wash your pitcher all the time will shorten its life span and make it more susceptible to crack.

How to Clean Nutribullet Blades?

Cleaning your Magic bullet or Nutribullet blade may seem like a daunting task, but the truth is that it is not.

Even if the cleaning process is easy and straightforward, you should be careful when cleaning your Nutribullet extractor blades, as they are very sharp.

Of course, there are multiple ways to clean your extractor and your milling blades, but the most effective of them is hand washing. Here is how to do it.

  • Remove the blade from the cup
  • Carefully wash with warm soapy water
  • Use a dish brush or a tough sponge to remove any debris stuck on the milling blade
  • Rinse the blade
  • To deep clean, rinse with lemon juice or diluted vinegar
  • Allow to air-dry away from moisture-prone areas like your kitchen sink.
  • Store in your kitchen cabinet

Follow the above steps when also cleaning the Nutribullet milling blades

A blender pitcher after dishwashing

Pro tips

  1. Wash the cup and blade immediatelyto ease cleaning.
  2. Don’t disassemble the blade, as it may ruin the gasket or make it loosen. When this happens, the liquid from the pitcher easily leaks into the power base.
  3. Altering the cup and blade in any way or disassembling it may void your warranty.
  4. Remember that Nutribullet extractor blades are dishwasher safe. So if you have a good dishwasher, you may not need to clean it by hand all the time.

How to Clean Nutribullet Base?

The power base is one of the most important parts of any Nutribullet blender, as it houses the motor and some mechanical and electrical parts that enable the blender to work properly.

Even if the power base doesn’t come in contact with your ingredients, it may still end up dirty. Everything from dust build-up to smoothie and juice spills from your blending jar may stain the power base of your blender.

Here are some steps to cleaning your Nutribullet blender power base.

  • Power off your Nutribullet and Unplug the power base
  • Carefully remove the blades and cup from the power base
  • Use a damp towel to clean dust particles, spillage, and dirt. (Gently wash the power base with soapy water, using your sponge or towel)
  • Use a small brush to remove tough stains.
  • Use a dry towel to clean the base and store.

Pro tips

  1. Power off and unplug once done blending and before cleaning the base.  
  2. Never submerge the power base.
  3. Do not try to open the base when cleaning it. Use a small brush to clean the nooks and corners of the base.
  4. Make sure the cloth you are using to clean the base isn’t very damp, so that excess liquid won’t spill into the motor and ruin it.

Can I Use a Dishwasher to Clean a Nutribullet?

Yes, you can. Nutribullet blenders are always in high demand because they are easy to clean and are dishwasher safe. So if you have a good dishwasher, you may not need to wash everything from the cups, rings, milling blades, and Nutribullet cups lid manually.

As you likely know, the base isn’t dishwasher safe, so you have to clean it by hand.

Here is how to clean a Nutribullet with a dishwasher

  • Turn off your Nutribullet and unplug it
  • Thoroughly rinse the parts you want to wash with water and put them in the dishwasher (preferably the top rack)
  • Turn on your dishwasher
  • Take out your Nutribullet (blades, pitcher, or lid) and store it in your cupboard
A nutribullet blender and a dishwasher

Pro tips

  1. Don’t allow the parts you want to clean to stay in your dishwasher for too long, as the sanitize cycle temperature may warp the plastic.
  2. Even if Nutribullet units are dishwasher safe, you shouldn’t clean them with your dishwasher each time they are dirty. Ignore this, and your Nutribullet parts will start falling apart after a short while.
  3. Always put the blender parts you want to wash on the top rack of your dishwasher. Doing this will go a long way to ensure that they last long.
  4. Use high-quality dish soap.

How to Clean Cloudy Cups?

Regardless of the Nutribullet unit you bought, be it the Nutribullet 900 or an entry-level unit, the jar that comes with it will be ultra-clear and clean.

But after a while, theonce clear jar will slowly become clouded. The reason for this may be because of the nature of the ingredients you have been working with or your cleaning habit. (Cups that aren’t properly cleaned regularly tend to get cloudy quickly).

Regardless of why your cups are cloudy, you need to take steps to clean them as soon as possible.

If your cups are cloudy, the nutrients from your smoothie or juice won’t be fully extracted. Even worse, molds can easily grow on clouded cups and can affect your health negatively.

Here is how to clean cloudy cups

  • Fill the cup with warm water and add dish soap (alternatively, you can fill the cup with warm soapy water gently)
  • Rinse the jar
  • Make a paste of water and baking soda
  • Carefully spread the paste inside the jar and let it sit for 20 minutes  
  • Use a kitchen brush to scrub the container.
  • Thoroughly rinse the jar with water to remove all the debris
  • If the jar is still cloudy, fill it up with water and add one cup of vinegar
  • Rinse and allow to air-dry.  

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