Cleaning a blender should not be as hard as it is. There are many simple hacks to wash a blender in less than a minute to avoid permanent stains. Most blenders also have self-cleaning options.

You should follow these easy steps to clean a blender real quick:

  • put hot water halfway through the jar
  • add liquid dish soap
  • run the blender on medium for a minute
  • rinse with tap water
  • use a soft cloth to dry

If you make smoothies and blend food regularly, these steps seem obvious. The best practice is deep cleaning the machine after a few uses.

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  • Pour warm water into the jar
  • Add dishwashing soap
  • Blend!

Doing this after every use will also keep off persistent stains and residue to pile up at the bottom or anywhere inside the blender. If you want to know about cleaning a Vitamix or washing a Ninja blender read these dedicated articles.

How To clean a blender with Vinegar?

If there are stains that wouldn’t go with warm water, use vinegar, lemon juice, or baking soda if the stains are really tough.

Take 2 cups of white vinegar in a jar and fill it up with warm water. Let the container soak in for 1-2 hours. Then use a soft pot scrubber to clean the inside of the container.

How to deep clean blender?

If you want to deep clean a blender, take it apart and do it. 

How to Clean blender Lid?

The lid and filler cap are prone to food remnants from the blended ingredients. These parts can also go into the dishwasher for proper cleaning, these parts are top-rack dishwasher safe.

Removing any buildup from the lid will help tasty and healthy smoothies without any smell.

How to Clean blender container?

The 3 steps quick cleaning tip is perfect for the jar. Most of us are already cleaning our blender jars that way.

How to clean a cloudy plastic blender?

Others may put it in the top rack of the dishwasher (there are some cases where heat from the dishwasher can damage the plastic jar so watch out for that).

But if a jar is made of plastic (most of them are) there are more problems. Plastic jars may absorb stains and smell from food items. Frequent usage of the plastic jar makes it cloudy over time.

Do the above from time to time to remove the cloudy surface on the blender jar. It’s the easiest way to get rid of that cloudy look!

Keep this in mind! if plastic blender containers get scratched (by grinding grains or nuts to make nut butter, or crushing ice), and will never look perfectly polished.

How to Clean blender blade assembly?

Most blenders come with removable blade assemblies. Having the option to remove the whole blade assembly can help in easy cleaning and maintenance.

Wash the blades in warm, soapy water.

Rinse well and dry.

The blade assemblies are also top-rack dishwasher safe. Since the material of the blade assembly is rigid plastic, it does not get any damage from heat. You can also powerwash blade assembly.

How to Clean blender gasket?

The gasket sits under the blade assembly along the threads of the base. residue from the blend can build up there. and also it can damage from screwing and unscrewing the blender jar or blade assembly. It will start smelling over time.

  • Use a toothpick to remove the gasket.
  • You can also use a butter knife to pop it up without damage.
  • Wash it with soapy water and spray some vinegar to help with the smell.
  • Add some olive oil after a few uses to let it work for longer.
  • The gasket/O-ring is also bottom rack dishwasher safe.

How to Clean blender base?

The base part is not usually exposed to dirt, but if it does, do not pour water on the base.

  • Take a wet dish towel and clean the base without exposing the inner assembly to water.
  • To clean the base of the blender wipe it with a soft, damp cloth.
  • Never submerge the blender base in a liquid. Never put the motor base in the dishwasher.
  • If you want to deep clean, take the base apart and clean the shell and rotor separately from the electronics/motor.
  • After drying the shell and rotor, reassemble them.


It is always a good practice to clean your blenders right away after use. Do not let the food particles dry on the blades or inner parts of the jar.

Do not let the blender have persistent stains which are harder to remove. A little effort after each use can help you maintain the blender for longer use.

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