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Clean And Maintain A Ninja Blender Cup – Unlock The Secrets

Hello there! I am Joseph J. Williams, a seasoned kitchen expert with vast experience in all things culinary. Today, I want to share some helpful tips from my long-time and resachful  experience for keeping your Ninja Blender Cup clean and in great shape. Regarding the cooking industry, I understand the importance of having reliable and well-maintained kitchen equipment. The Ninja Blender Cup is a great tool that can make your kitchen adventures more enjoyable, but like any tool, it needs proper care. Do you know how to clean and maintain it?

If you don’t know, don’t be upset! Because today you are going to learn the proper way to clean and care of your Ninja blender cup from a specialist in the kitchen. 

So, Let’s start!

First of all, I will tell you the importance of a Ninja blender.

Why A Ninja Blender Cup Is So Important 

Why A Ninja Blender Cup Is So Important

The Ninja Blender Cup is a popular kitchen appliance. It is used to make a variety of foods and drinks, like smoothies, shakes, soups, and sauces. The Ninja cups are also relatively small and portable. As a result, many people use it on the go. I have seen that it is very ideal for busy people.

Now, I will tell you a few reasons why the Ninja Blender Cup is so important:

  • You’ll be surprised to know that Ninja Blender cups are used to make a wide variety of foods and drinks, from smoothies and shakes to soups and sauces. This makes them a versatile kitchen tool that can be used for many different tasks.
  • Ninja blender cups are small so that you can use them on the go. I used it last night while I was going to the gym. So you can easily take your blender cup with you to work, school, or the gym.
  • Ninja blender cups are made of BPA-free materials. Do you know what BPA is? Bisphenol A is a chemical found in some plastics that can be harmful. Actually, it is made out of plastic and enters directly into the human body. Unfortunately, once BPS gets inside your body, it can lead to metabolic disorders like obesity, asthma, or diabetes

Note: Indeed, studies carried out in the past have found BPA in the urine of more than 90% of Americans.

There are also many other reasons why Ninja Blender is a favorite among many.

Now, I will tell you how to clean the Ninja Blender Cup without any danger. Let’s begin.

What Equipment & Products Do You Need to Clean Your Ninja Blender?

To clean the Ninja blender, you need some equipment.

  • Cleaning Supplies:
  • Dish soap or mild detergent
  • Warm water
  • A soft sponge or dishcloth
  • Bottlebrush or straw cleaner (optional)
  • White vinegar (optional)

If you are ready, let’s teach you cleaning 

Cleaning the Ninja Blender Cup

Below, I’m sharing step by step cleaning process:

Efficient Ninja Blender Cleaning Guide

Disassemble the Cup

I always unplug my blender first, just to be careful. I accidentally short-circuited once because I went to open the cup without unplugging the blender! Since then, I have been cautious. So, you must unplug it before it is disabled.

Rinse the Cup

Under warm water, rinse all removable parts thoroughly to remove any loose food particles. This initial wash helps remove any residue that may clog the blade or leave an unpleasant odour.

Remember: Warm water is generally safe for cleaning most plastic and rubber materials. I have noticed warm water helps loosen food particles and makes cleaning easier. But I advise you not to use hot water, as it can damage the cup’s material or blade.

Hand Wash the Parts

For more thorough cleaning, Fill a sink or basin with warm, soapy water, or fill the blender cup with warm water and add a few drops (4-5 I use) of dish soap. Mind it, just a few drops are enough to make a gentle cleaning solution. It won’t leave too much residue, which could affect the taste of your smoothies. Now, secure the lid and shake the cup to create a soapy mixture. Give it to sit for a few minutes (3-5 I wait) to loosen any stuck-on particles.

Note: Don’t use rough scrubbers or scouring pads because they can harm the plastic or rubber parts.


I always use a bottle brush and think it is safe. So, if you want, you can use a bottle brush, sponge, or dishcloth to scrub the cup’s interior and the blades.

Tips: Be careful of the spots near the blade where food can gather.

Clean Hard-to-Reach Areas

In this case, I suggest that you use a bottle brush or straw cleaner to remove tough stains or food that’s stuck, especially in tight spaces, like around the blades and gasket. A brush with gentle bristles can easily clean surfaces without causing any scratches.

Rinse Again

Once all parts have been thoroughly cleaned, rinse them again under warm running water to remove any remaining soap residue. Ensure that there is no soapy film or water left behind, as this can affect the taste of your future smoothies. Cynthia Taylor Chavoustie, a medical professional, reviewed this information and said, “Soap water makes you sick.”

Deep Clean with Vinegar

If your Ninja blender cup has stubborn odours or stains, you should use a vinegar solution for a deep clean. Mix equal parts white vinegar and water in the cup, let it sit for 15-30 minutes, and then wash it as usual. The vinegar’s acidity helps break down stubborn stains and eliminate odours.

Dishwasher safe

Now, you put your blender cup in the dishwasher. You might be asking yourself, “Is my Ninja Blender dishwasher safe?” The answer is yes, it is safe because I always put my Ninja Blenders in particular parts. Don’t worry about this topic. Our team made a resarchful post on an ” Can I put ninja blender in the dishwasher? I hope from this you will be clear (A to Z)

Air Dry

Now, allow all parts to air dry completely before reassembling the cup. Place them on a clean, dry towel or dish rack to avoid water spots or mold growth. 
This is the way I clean the cups of my Ninja blender. But remember, you can put the cup in the dishwasher, but do not use the dishwasher for drying. I have found that high heat damages plastic or rubber components.

After that, I will tell you the importance of cleaning the ninja blender cup.

Why is it necessary to clean a Ninja blender regularly?

Why is it necessary to clean a Ninja blender regularly?

I think regular cleaning of the Ninja blender cup and its components is essential to maintaining its optimal performance. As well as prevent the growth of harmful bacteria.

Note: Based on a notable health study, around 20–30% of illnesses are attributed to inadequately cleaned food and appliances. When we don’t clean our devices properly, we need to be aware of dangerous bacteria like listeria and salmonella.

However, below, I am sharing some reasons “why regular cleaning is crucial:

  • Over time, food particles and residue can accumulate in the blades, gasket, and lid, creating a breeding ground for bacteria. Regular cleaning helps eliminate these potential health hazards, ensuring your smoothies and shakes remain safe and wholesome.
  • When food gets stuck on the blades, the blender won’t work well, and the blending won’t be even. Cleaning the blades regularly keeps them sharp and unobstructed. This leads to smooth and even blending.
  • Unwashed blender cups can develop unpleasant odours and lingering flavours from previous blends. Cleaning regularly removes bad smells and keeps your smoothies and shakes tasting fresh and delicious.
  • Cleaning the blender properly stops its parts from wearing out, making it last longer and saving you money.

Next, I will tell you – how you should properly maintain a blender cup.

How To Maintain Your Ninja Blander Cup 

To maintain your Ninja blender cup, follow my below steps:

  • First, look closely at the Ninja Blender cup for any signs of cracks or damage. Examine the cup’s bottom, sides, lip, and lid screws, making sure to be thorough. Damaged components can compromise the blender’s performance and, in some cases, pose a safety hazard.
  • Avoid overfilling the cup to prevent stress on the motor and ensure smooth blending. Follow the recommended fill levels provided in the user manual. Always try to fill your Ninja blender blender jar halfway or ¾ full. It is safe for you. 
  • Do not put overheated food in the ninja blender. Because overheating liquid can damage the cup of your blender and put it at risk. If you want to know more details, look here for ” Can I Put Hot Liquid In The Ninja Blender?”
  • Store your Ninja Blender cup and its components in a dry and well-ventilated area. Make sure they are fully dry before putting them back together or storing them to avoid mould or bacteria. For storage, I cover my ninja cup with a cover, so you can do it as you like.

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Maintaining and cleaning the cup of your Ninja blender is a simple but important task that I have told you from personal experience; hopefully, you understand. If you forget the maintenance and cleaning procedures, reread this guide again. Remember: To keep your Ninja Blender Cup clean and hygienic, clean it regularly. This helps prevent bacteria and makes it last longer. If you have any valuable feedback or opinions on this matter, please Comment me. Thanks for being with me.

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