Most blender users find cleaning the Ninja blender a tedious and annoying experience, but it’s more exhausting if you don’t know how to properly clean the Ninja blender. Apart from dishwashing or hand washing the removable parts, you also need to ensure the blades are clean and void of any food particles.
Most people think that to properly clean the blade, you’ll need to remove the gasket, however, that’s not the right way to clean your blender gasket. So, how do you clean the Ninja blender gasket? First, you should never remove the gasket from the blade as it will loosen it and make it ineffective at doing its job. Use warm, soapy water and a dish brush to loosen any stuck food. For a deeper, clean rinse you can use lemon juice or a solution of water and 10% diluted vinegar. Avoid dishwashing as the heat can damage gaskets and make them loose.
Ninja blender gasket
The blender gaskets are the rubber bands found on the inside of the blade. They’re hard to notice unless you know what you’re looking for. They ensure that your blade has a tight seal. If they become loose, they’ll start to leak and you’ll have a mess when you try to use your Ninja blender.
How to clean the blade and gasket
- Hand wash the blades with warm, soapy water and a dish brush to remove all the stuck food particles and dirt.
- For a deep clean and rinse, use lemon juice or a solution of water and 10% dilute vinegar
- Hand wash instead of dishwashing as the heat from the dishwasher can damage the gaskets and make them loose which means they can’t effectively seal the blades.
- Avoid removing the gasket from the blades
- For a thorough clean, unscrew the blades
- Rinse with clean running water
- For easier cleaning, clean or rinse the blades immediately after use
How to properly clean your Ninja blender
- First, fill your blender halfway with warm water and add a few drops of dishwashing detergent. Turn your blender to low power and let it spin for a minute. Pour out the mixture and rinse with warm water. This will remove any stuck debris on the blender.
- To remove tough stains, fill the blender halfway with warm soapy water and some lemon pieces. Blend the mixture for a minute to remove the tough stains stuck on the lid.
- Unplug the blender from the power and disassemble the blender carefully not to damage or injure yourself. Take off the lid, jar, but don’t remove the gasket and be careful with the sharp blades.
- Clean the jar with warm soapy water and a dishcloth. To remove any tough stains, soak the jar in a solution of vinegar and baking soda for 3 hours then clean it. Clean the outside and the base, then rinse with clean running water.
- Clean the small parts like the cutting edge, blades, and container base gasket latch with warm soapy water and a dishcloth. Be careful when cleaning the sharp blades and for a thorough clean, you can unscrew the blades and clean them, then rinse with clean running water.
- Place the blender parts on a drying rack to air dry and don’t assemble the blender until all the parts are completely dry. This will help avoid condensation on the inside which can lead to bacteria growth.
- Soak a cloth in soapy water and wring the excess, then gently wipe down the base of the blender to clean any spills or food particles. Don’t soak the base in water as this will damage your blender. The base houses the control system and the electric motor that powers the blender which shouldn’t be exposed to any water.
- Reassemble the blender once all the parts have dried following the instructions on the user manual.
Things you can do with a Ninja blender
Make pancakes or waffles
Handle a thick mixture and you just need to break it up with a spoon between pulses
Mix your shake into a smooth, creamy consistency
Scrambled eggs and omelet
Pulse for 5-10 seconds for super fluffy light eggs
You only need blueberries, lemon juice, a sweetener, and plant-based milk, then blend until smooth. Then put in the container and freeze
Extra cleaning and care tips
To ensure that you properly clean and maintain your Ninja blender, here are some tips that will help you along the way.
- Before cleaning your blender, check the user manual for some special cleaning tips.
- Use the right detergent to clean your blender.
- Always hand wash your glass and plastic blender because using a dishwasher can damage it. Hand washing is safer, faster, and more comfortable.
- Before you start to clean your blender, first disconnect it from the wall socket.
- Clean each part of the blender separately and let all the parts dry completely before re-assembling.
- Avoid submerging the base of the blender in water.
- Avoid using your blender to make smelly food. Use lemon juice or detergent to remove any smell from your blender.
Because of the regular or excess use of the blender, the blades can become dull or get damaged. If they become dull, you can sharpen them, but if they’re damaged, you’ll need to replace them after 6 months.
Cleaning a Ninja blender gasket is very simple and if you need to replace the gasket or if it becomes unseated, it’s best to replace the blade assembly.
Can you dish wash the Ninja blade?
The pitcher, lid, and blades of your Ninja blender are dishwasher safe, but you should place the blades and lid on the top rack only and the pitcher in any rack.
How do you get the smell out of a Ninja blender?
Slice a lemon and put it in your blender, then add half a cup of water and blend. The lemon will help remove the odor from your blender jar. Rinse and let it dry.