Ninja blenders are among the top-selling blenders on the market today. They are very powerful, have more features, durable, easy to use, easy to clean, energy-efficient and better priced than other blenders. But to get the best performance for your best Ninja blender, you need to wash it after every use. Proper cleaning of you ninja blender not only helps to maintain its efficiency but it also helps to safeguard your family health. Ninja recommends that ninja blenders should be washed after every use to keep them in great shape. But if you have just bought your first ninja blender, then you must be wondering how to go about with the cleaning process. Fortunately, today you have come to the right place. In this post, we are going to give you tips on how to clean ninja blender.
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Cleaning Equipment Needed and Step by Step Guide
- A dishrag /sponge
- Dish soap cleanser
- Lemon (optional)
- Vinegar (optional)
- Baking soda (optional)
Step One: Rinse it First
Fill the ninja blender halfway with warm water, then add a few drops of dish detergent. Adjust the setting to low power then turn the blender on and let it blend for about a minute. Pour the mixture then rinse again with warm water. This process will help to eliminate remains stuck on the blender.
Step Two: Use Lemon to Remove Tough Stains
If the blender has tough stains that cannot be removed by dish soap alone, lemon can help get rid of them. Fill the blender halfway with warm water then add a few drops of dish detergent and coarsely chopped lemon. Blend the mixture for about a minute. This will help remove all the tough stains stuck in the lid, thus making the rest of the cleaning process easy.
Step Three: Unplug and Disassemble
Disassemble the blender. Unplug the ninja blender from the power socket then take it in parts carefully. Please follow the guidelines given in the user manual when dissembling the ninja blender to avoid damaging it or injuring yourself. Take off the lid, jar but leave the gasket sealed. Please be careful with the sharp ninja blades.
Step Four: Clean the Ninja Blender Jar
Clean the jar with warm spay water and a sponge or dishrag. Wash it thoroughly, including along the edge to remove all the residues left behind. If the jar still has tough stains, soak it in a mixture of vinegar and baking soda for about 3 hours before cleaning it. Don’t forget to clean the outer side of the jar and the base thoroughly with a dishrag and soapy water. Once you are done cleaning, rinse the jar with clean running water.
Step Five: Clean Other Small Pieces
Clean other small pieces such as cutting edge, container base gasket latch and blades with warm soapy water and dishrag. Be careful when cleaning the sharp blades to avoid injuring your fingers. Unscrew the blades for a thorough cleaning. Rinse all cleaned parts with clean running water.
Step Six: Allow the Blender to Air Dry
After you are done cleaning the blender parts, allow them to air dry by placing them in a drying rack. Please don’t assemble the blender until all parts have dried completely. A moist interior can cause condensation thus providing a concussive environment for bacteria growth. To avoid this, allow the cleaned blender parts to dry completely.
Step Seven: Wipe Down the Base
Soak a towel in soapy water then squeeze until it is damp. Gently wipe the base of the blender with the towel to clean off the liquid spill, and food remains. Pay special attention to corners because that is where most spilled liquid and food tend to hide. Please do not soak the base in water because you will damage the blender. The base is a very sensitive part that houses the control system and electronic motor that powers the blender. These parts can easily get damaged when exposed to water. Please don’t submerge the entire base in water, instead wipe it with a damp towel.
Step Eight: Reassemble the Blender
Once all the parts have dried completely, reassemble your ninja blender by following the guidelines provided in the user manual. When you are ready to use the blender, plug it in the wall socket.
Ninja Blender Cleaning and Safety Tips
- Use a dish washing utensil will a handle when washing the blades to avoid direct hand contact.
- Unplug the blender from the wall socket before you start cleaning the parts
- Allow all cleaned parts to dry completely before assembling them back
- Use the right detergent to clean the blender
- Avoid submerging the base in water. It houses sensitive parts like the motor and control panel
We hope this information has been of help to you. Cleaning a Ninja smoothie blender is simple and straightforward. You only need to have the right cleaning equipment and running water. Please clean your ninja blender after every use to maintain its top performance and also safeguard your health and that of your family.
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