As mentioned in several of the Ninja blender reviews these lovely little guys can often be very difficult to clean. Hopefully this post will help keep your frustrations at bay as you will learn exactly how to clean the Ninja blender product line.
Tip #1 – Rinse it fast
While one would think that you could easily store excess blended concoctions in the containers that are provided with the Ninja blending system, you must take a couple of extra steps to ensure easy cleanup later on down the road.
The first of these is to rinse the lids of the containers thoroughly as soon as you are finished blending anything inside of them. This holds to be especially true in the large blending pictures that many Ninja blenders come with.
As the lids seal to make certain that you do not have any spills or leaks while blending. This can become quite cumbersome during cleanup. There are several areas in the spill proof lids in which food becomes lodged and will harden over time, making it nearly impossible to get old food particles out of the lids.
By thoroughly rinsing these lids under hot water immediately after blending you are able to remove all food particles before they have time to harden and settle.
Also, you should be certain to remove the blade systems that are detachable in all of the Ninja products and rinse them thoroughly so that food does not have time to build up on them. Make certain that you are very careful when rinsing these blades as they are exceptionally sharp and can cause some really nasty cuts.
Tip #2 – Hand washing is better
While all of the Ninja products state that many of their parts are dishwasher safe, it is best if you avoid the dishwasher for these containers and blades. There are a couple of reasons for this.
First, the removable blades are very light and can often come out of side bays in dishwashers and become lodged in the bottom of them. This results in the possibility of jamming up your dishwasher or even worse, severely cutting yourself while trying to remove the blades from the bottom of the dishwasher.
It is simply much safer and easier to just wash the blades by hand once you are finished using them. Typically, if you rinse them and simply swish them in your dishwater it will be more than sufficient for keeping them clean.
As far as the containers are concerned some dishwashers will actually produce hot enough water that you can melt and warp your containers. This will result in your containers not fitting properly with the lids or bases and replacement being required. Once again, by rinsing the containers thoroughly after use and quickly submerging them in dishwater they will typically be clean with very little effort.
Extend the life of your Ninja product
By following the cleaning steps outlined above, you can extend the life of your Ninja products far beyond their expected warranties. This will allow you to continue enjoying delicious blended concoctions for many years to come.
Do you have any Ninja cleaning tips?
What methods have you used to get the most success cleaning your Ninja products? Have you run into the same issues cleaning the lids as I have? Please take a moment and share your thoughts in the comment section below.