How to Clean a Jimmy Buffet Margaritaville Blender

Having your own Jimmy Buffet Margaritaville Blender at home is both convenient and ideal for those hot summer days that just call for a slushy. It is an elaborate machine that is quite simply built, but that is powerful enough to crush ice and blend fruits and smoothies at the same time. The tricky bit, however, revolves around cleaning it. The fact that is has multiple parts makes it hard for most people, especially those that are new to using it, a but hard to dismantle, and, therefore, difficult to clean. So, how should you go about it?

To clean a Jimmy Buffet Margaritaville Blender, you would need to dismantle the major parts, especially those that come into contact with the ice and fruits. You, however, have to follow a particular sequence which allows for easy dismantling, and that makes sure that everything disassembles safely. Failing to disassemble the machine carefully could cause some parts to be damaged.

Below is a detailed step-by step guide on how to dismantle and clean your concoction maker (blender).

Step-by-step guide to cleaning your Jimmy Buffet Margaritaville Blender

Step 1: Remove the blender’s shaving paddle

By removing the Shaving Paddle, you essentially open up the blender t make every other part easily accessible, this way, you will be able to reach most of the parts for easy and quick cleaning. To remove the shaving paddle, you would need to make sure that the blender is switched off and unplugged from the power source. When this is done, proceed to rotate the machine so that you have it facing forward, with its back facing you.

Proceed to remove the blender’s ice reservoir by pushing the Ice Reservoir Release Button which allows for it to detach. When the ice reservoir has been removed, you can now be able to access the shaving paddle. To remove the shaving paddle, you need to push a button located behind the ice chute. Push it while simultaneously rotating the shaving paddle to unscrew it. You, however, need to be careful not to brush your hands against the shaving blade to avoid possible injuries.

Jimmy Buffet Blender

Step 2: Remove the Ice Hopper

Once the shaving paddle has been removed, you will be able to remove the ice hopper. It is pretty easy to remove, and all you would need to do is to press two release catches. These are located on either side of the machine and are easily accessible. Once you push them, proceed to remove the ice hopper and set safely aside.

Step 3: Remove the blender’s shaving blade

The shaving blade is one of the blender’s components that store loads of dirt. For this reason, it is important to remove it to give it a thorough clean. Before removing the blade, you need to know that it is a sharp component, so you need to exercise lots of care as you do so. To detach the shaving blade, you need to gently twist the shaving blade’s assembly nut anti-clockwise until the shaving blade is released. Set it aside for cleaning later.

Step 4: Remove the sealing ring and blending blade

To remove these components of the blender, you need to flip the whole machine upside down. Once flipped, unscrew the jar base by turning it to the left. Once the jar base has been removed, proceed to detach the blending blade, and the blending blade’s sealing ring. Set them aside safely as they await cleaning.

Step 5: Remove the ice melt reservoir

To remove this component, you need to make sure that you firmly hold the machine in place. Once you have held it securely, proceed to unfasten the ice melt reservoir. It is probably the easiest part to remove since all you have to do is grab the handle and pull gently but firmly.

Step 6: Wash all the parts

One of the biggest advantages of the Jimmy Buffet Margaritaville Blender is that every component is made to be dishwasher safe. This means that you do not have to clean each cone by hand, especially those that are sharp.

For a successful cleaning run, make sure that you place all these components in the top rack of the dishwasher. This part is best as it keeps the components from sustaining damage and from damaging any other utensils you may have in there. When securely placed in the top rack, proceed to safely wash your dishes.

Step 7: Remove the parts from the dish washer

Once the parts have been cleaned through a normal cleaning cycle, remove them from the dishwasher and lay them on a clean and dry dish cloth to allow them to cool. Seeing as the come out hot, it would be a bad idea to reassemble and use the machine immediately. Remember that this blender is essentially built to make cold treats, and placing frozen ice into the hot components could cause the blending jar to break. This is why it is important to allow them time to completely cool down.

Step 8: Clean the exterior of the blender

When all the components of the blender are clean, cool and dry, proceed to clean the outer surfaces of the blender. Have some warm water in a container, and a cloth with which to wipe the blender. Wet and completely wring the cloth to make sure it remains damp, the use it to wipe the surfaces of the blender. Proceed to reassemble the machine and use when desired.

How to dismantle a Jimmy Buffet Margaritaville Blender

Part /Component
Shaving paddle
Push button behind ice chute, unscrew to detach
Ice hopper
Press two release catches on either side of the machine
Shaving blade
Turn the shaving blade assembly nut anti-clockwise until released.
Blending blade and sealing ring
Remove jar base and detach both
Ice melt reservoir
Hold blender firmly and pull


Seeing as it is a somewhat complex machine, it can seem tricky and difficult getting all the parts clean. However, with lots of care and attention, you can be able to easily set every part aside. The fact that every component is dishwasher safe makes cleaning a whole lot easier, and much safer, especially because you do not have to come into contact with extremely sharp blades.

Leave a Comment