How to Clean a Ninja Blender

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Ninja blenders are powerful appliances that can deliver amazing results and help you get things done quicker. They stand out from the crowd because they are durable, powerful, and energy-efficient.

Whether you have a high-end or a personal Ninja blender like the Ninja Fit, it is important that you clean it and go above and beyond to keep it in an excellent working condition. This can mean everything from cleaning it regularly to using it properly.

If you are new to blenders, it may be difficult for you to figure out the right way to clean your ninja blender. If you are in this boat, you are going to benefit from this article. Read on to learn the proper way to clean your Ninja Unit.

How to Clean a Ninja Pitcher?

The blending jar is undoubtedly one of the most important parts of any Ninja blender. To keep it in great shape, you have to clean it after every use.

Cleaning Ninja Pitcher

Here is how to clean your Ninja jar.

  • Use a spoon or a scraper to remove large chunks of food remains.
  • Rinse the jar with water.
  • Half fill the jar with warm water
  • Add a few drops of dish soap (add a tablespoon of vinegar if the cup is so dirty)
  • Secure the lid
  • Turn on the unit
  • Blend at low speed and slowly transition to a high speed (blend for 1 minute)
  • Pour out the content of the jar and rinse thoroughly.

If your jar isn’t clean or some food remains are stuck on the jar, you should do the following.

  • Half fill the jar with water and add a few drops of dish soap
  • Use a brush or sponge to scrub the jar until it is clean.
  • Rinse thoroughly with water
  • Wipe the cup with a towel and allow it to air dry.

Pro tips

  • Use a brush to clean the outside of the jar and the lid from time to time.
  • Don’t use hot water to wash or rinse the jar
  • Clean the pitcher moments after you are done blending so that the ingredient won’t become stuck on it.
  • Don’t use a harsh cleaning agent like bleach
  • Follow the cleaning tips in the manual that came with your unit.

How to Clean Ninja Blades?

Ninja blender blades are made from stainless steel, a sturdy material that is strong and can withstand consistent use. To extendthe life span and efficiency of your blades, you have to clean them after every use.

Unlike many units on the market with blades that cannot be removed, Ninja blenders have removable blades. This means that you won’t have a hard time cleaning them.

Here is how to clean a Ninja blade.

  • Turn off the blender and unplug it
  • Disassemble the parts of the unit
  • Twist the base of the blending container to remove the blades.
  • Use a brush to scrub food bits stuck on the blades.
  • Rinse the blades with warm water and dry them with a towel.

If you cannot follow the above steps, perhaps because you are in a hurry and don’t have the time to take your unit apart, you should follow the steps below.

  • Pour warm water into your container.
  • Add liquid soap or dish soap.
  • Blend for a minute.  
  • Rinse and allow to air dry

Pro tip

  • Soak in vinegar for a while before scrubbing with a brush. This will make it look new and shiny.  
  • Take extra care when cleaning your blade so that you don’t injure yourself.
  • Use a high-quality liquid soap.
  • Be careful when taking your unit apart.
  • Keep in mind that the most effective way to clean and maintain your blades and remove tough stains is by using a brush or sponge.

How to Clean Ninja Base?

The base of your blender houses the fan, motor, speed controls, and a few other things that enable the unit to deliver excellent results.

Unlike other parts of a blender that are dishwasher safe, the base isn’t. So you have to remove dirt and spills manually.

A freshly-cleaned ninja blender

Here is how to clean your Ninja Blender base.

  • Turn off the unit and unplug it.
  • Disassemble it (Remove the jar and blades)
  • Soak a towel into a mixture of soapy water and squeeze.
  • Use the damp cloth to wipe dirt build-up and spills.
  • Use a cotton swab to remove dirt from hard to reach areas and tight corners (dip the cotton swab in alcohol to help remove stains and build up faster)

 Pro tip

  • Don’t overfill your blending pitcher so that it doesn’t spill on the base.
  • Never submerge the base in water, as it can ruin the motor.
  • Ensure that the cloth you use to wipe your ninja blender base isn’t very damp.
  • Wipe spills off the base as quickly as possible so that they don’t get stuck on it.
  • Don’t use harsh cleaning agents to clean the base unit of your blender.
  • Dip your cloth or towel in a little bit of alcohol to remove tough stains.

Can I Use a Dishwasher to Clean Ninja?

Let’s face it; you aren’t always going to have the time to clean your blender. If you are busy or have other things on your plate, you may want to procrastinate cleaning your Ninja blender.

If you have a dishwasher, you won’t have to worry about cleaning, especially on days when you are busy with other tasks.

As previously mentioned, Ninja blenders are dishwasher safe. So you have nothing to worry about.

Here is how to clean a Ninja blender with a dishwasher.

  1. Turn off the unit and unplug it from your socket.
  2. Detach the jar, lid, and blades from the base unit.
  3. Insert them into the top rack of your dishwasher and run a standard cycle.
  4. Reassemble and store in a dry place

Pro tip

  1. Don’t put the base of your ninja blender in a dishwasher. (Cleaning it with a damp cloth is by far a better option)
  2. Don’t use a dishwasher to clean your blender parts all the time, as it can damage them in the long run.
  3. Always place the parts you want to clean in the top rack of your dishwasher unit.

How to Clean a Cloudy Ninja?

If you don’t clean your pitcher regularly, chances are, it will become cloudy after a while. Below are a few things that will help you turn things around when this happens.

  • Pour warm water into the pitcher until it is half full.
  • Add lemon and baking soda (Juice from 1 lemon and 2-3 tablespoon of baking soda)
  • Allow it to soak for a short while
  • Blend at a high speed.
  • Scrub with a sponge.
  • Rinse and allow to air-dry.

Here is another method to clean a cloudy Ninja jar,

  • Put 2 tablespoons of baking soda into the blending pitcher
  • Add ½ cup of Vinegar (Only use white vinegar)
  • Soak for an hour
  • Rinse and allow to air dry

Cleaning your pitcher using any of the above methods will make it ultra-clear.

Pro tip

Don’t use hard detergent or bleach to clean your pitcher, regardless of how cloudy it is.

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