Can Ninja Blender Go In Dishwasher? Watch Out!

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Are Ninja blenders Dishwasher safe?

Despite the claims, not all Ninja blenders are dishwasher safe. And, even if the manual on Ninja blender says it can go in the dishwasher.

You must look for components that you can actually put in the dishwasher without any damage.

Ninja blender lids, personal cups, blade assemblies and tampers are top-rack dishwasher safe. The blender pitchers and food processor bowls are another story.

Ninja blenders are very versatile blenders. And they are cheaper too. But sometimes the lower price can cost you big time.

You need to be careful with many things. Including washing and cleaning these blenders in the dishwasher.

The reason why it is important to take care when putting a Ninja blender in the dishwasher is twofold.

One, you cannot use these blenders without locking the lid on the pitcher (thanks to the stacked blade).
So, if the pitcher of your Ninja blender deforms and you are not able to put the lid on it, your blender is useless.

Two, the lid and the handle must align in position to run the blender motor. There is a tiny button on the bottom of the pitcher that goes through the handle, pushed by the lid to run the motor.

Many users have complained about their handle warping after dishwashing the pitcher. This will also render your blender useless because the lid would not align with the handle and the motor won’t run.

Another reason why it is not a good idea to put your blender in the dishwasher is the design of the handle on a few models.

Some Ninja blenders with hollow handles (Professional Series). When you put the pitchers of these blenders in a dishwasher. There is a chance of mould and gunk building in these hollow handles which are impossible to remove.

Can I put my Ninja blender in the dishwasher?

With all complaints about dishwashing Ninja blenders. You’d think you could not use your dishwasher to clean a Ninja blender.

According to Ninja, All parts of their blenders are top-rack dishwasher safe except the motor base. But that’s not the case for every model.

You should be careful not to increase the temperature too much when washing blender components and also check if the top rack can accommodate the parts.

Even though the whole Ninja blender cannot go in the dishwasher. There are certain components which are perfectly dishwasher safe. These parts should be washed in the dishwasher for hassle-free cleaning.

Can you put Ninja blender parts in dishwasher?

You can put the lid, the stacked blade assembly, the blades and the tamper (if your ninja blender has one). You can also put small cups that come with Ninja personal blenders in the dishwasher.

Can Ninja blender cups go in dishwasher?

Yes, the small smoothie cups with ninja blenders are dishwasher-safe. These cups are well made and sturdy and there is no locking system on them.

Their simple design and smaller size make them best to wash in the dishwasher. It is also convenient because washing them by hand is not easy because of their smaller size.

Can you put Ninja blender blade in dishwasher?

Almost all Ninja blenders except the personal and Ninja chef models have stacked blades. These blades are sharp as hell. There is a chance of getting hurt when cleaning these blades by hand.

Ninja blender blade assembly are dishwasher safe on the top rack. You need to put them in a way to avoid any damage to the sharpness of the blades. The stacked blades are top-rack dishwasher safe as there is no chance of slipping down the mesh.

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Can Ninja blender lid go in dishwasher?

Ninja blenders have lids with rubber seals. Although the lids are hard plastic they need care when washing in the dishwasher.

You should always put the lid in the uppermost rack of the dishwasher. The lower temperatures on the top rack will keep the rubber seal on the lid safe.

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Can Ninja bullet go in dishwasher?

Bullet blender series like Ninja Nutri AutoIQ and Ninja personal blender has personal on-the-go cups with spout lids to drink directly from the small jars.

The lids and the containers along with the blade assemblies are dishwasher safe. You can put these blender parts on the top rack of the dishwasher and let them clean hands-free.

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Should you handwash or dishwasher your ninja blender?

In my honest opinion, and to avoid any damage to your ninja blender. You should never put the pitcher or the Ninja food processor bowl into the dishwasher.

The build quality of Ninja is good but not great. The plastic could bend out of shape in the high-temperature environment of the dishwasher.

Most Ninja blender pitchers do not fit in the top rack due to their larger size. Also, Cold and Hot Ninja Foodi blender pitchers have heating elements and cannot go in the dishwasher.

A few users also complained about their Ninja blender leaking after washing it a few times in the dishwasher. Maybe it is just the water that went up to the hidden parts of the blender components during the dishwashing, but it is something that you should consider.

Hand washing pitcher with a brush and soapy water is easier. The ninja pitchers are wide and you can pull the whole blade assembly out. Thus rubbing it from the inside with a hand or cleaning brush is very easy.

Remember not to run the pitchers with a heating function under running tap water.

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Other than the pitcher, you can put all other components of the ninja blender on the top dishwasher rack.