As one of the most important kitchen appliances of the modern era, blenders are known to serve us in more ways than one can ever imagine.
Having a blender is one thing, while cleaning and maintaining your blender to serve you for a very long time is another practice every blender owner should take seriously.
Ninja blenders are known to be very durable and not just that, they are also well recommended in terms of adding great value to your kitchen all around.
Cleaning your Ninja blender properly goes beyond just putting water inside, adding liquid soap, and turning the blender to its highest rotation.
From time to time, you remove the container from the motor engine to give it a proper wash – and one of the ways to go about this is to carefully remove the handle of your Ninja blending machine.
Pro Steps To Take To Remove Ninja Blender Handle
To accomplish this, follow these simple steps I will be outlining below. But first let’s outline the items we will need for the procedure.
- Metal Spudger: A metal spudger is very essential since you’ll be working with plastic. They help in ensuring that you don’t cause damage to the container when removing the plastic.
- Screw Driver: You will be needing a screwdriver to loosen some screws you are sure to encounter in the removal process. These screws will only give way if you use a screwdriver, and not anything else you might think can do the job.
Step 1: Remove The Screws From The Bottom
The first step to take is to remove the screws from the bottom of the container – the number of the screws amount to five (5).
Removing the screws will enable you to remove the handle easily. These screws are located on the four edges underneath the container, with two of the screws located close to each other.
Once you are done removing the screws, put them in a safe place so that you don’t have to look for it when you need to fix it back.
Step 2: Remove The Upper Part Of The Handle
After removing the screws underneath the container of your Ninja blender, use your metal spudger to gently lift the upper layer of the handle.
Removing the upper part of the handle is necessary to completely dismantle the other part of the handle.
Ensure you gently use your metal spudger, so that you don’t ruin the look of the handle when you are done.
After removing the upper part of the handle, gently keep it somewhere safe.
Step 3. Unhook The Latches From The Spudger
The next step after removing the upper part of the handle is to unhook the latches from the top and bottom portion of the handle using your metal spudger.
When unhooking both sides of the handle, ensure that the latches are out of the way completely, to avoid any form of accident that might occur as a result of them being in the way.
Step 4-Gently Pull The Handle
After unhooking the latches, and ensuring that they are not in the way, gently pull the handle from the pitcher.
Please, endeavour to employ extreme caution in pulling the handle – don’t pull too hard, so that you don’t break the handle off the base.
As soon as you are certain the handle has been disconnected, gently pull the base as well as the handle to remove it from the pitcher.
Once you are done, the container and the pitcher should be well separated from the blender, which should grant you full access to properly clean the container the way you want it cleaned.
Please note that removing the handle may void the warranty on your ninja product, so endeavour to read through the warranty, so that you don’t contravene any of the rules that might be stipulated in the warranty claim.
Below are some FAQs you might have concerning blenders and how well they can serve you.
Read also- Why is my ninja leaking from the bottom?
How Do I Clean My Blender Seal?
Cleaning your seal is very important in maintaining the overall hygiene of your blender.
From time to time, it is necessary to carry out a general cleaning routine of your blender, but you should also take the part of cleaning your blender seal very seriously.
Here are the following steps to take in cleaning your blender seal properly;
- Dishwashing soap
- Narrow Brush
Procedure 1- Remove The Blender Seal From The Container
Gently remove the seal from the container by using a picking tool – although turning the container upside down might force the seal out due to gravity, the risk of the container slipping from your hand in the entire process cannot be ignored.
Procedure 2-Soak In The Seal In Warm Soapy Water
The likelihood of having a dried recipe on your seal is very high, and as such, it’s important to soak it in warm soapy water, so that the dried stains can be easily softened.
Soaking the seal for about ten minutes should do the trick.
Procedure 3: Scrub around the seal with your brush
After your blender’s seal must have soaked a while, use your narrow brush to get rid of the once stubborn stains from the seal.
Ensure you use the bristles of the brush to penetrate the tiny lines of the seal that are likely to harbour any form of dirt.
Procedure 4-Rinse The Seals And Allow To Dry
After scrubbing the seal of your blender, endeavor to thoroughly rinse it in warm water, so that the dirt can be effectively gone, you can also use the high pressure from your kitchen tap to get rid of the dirt at a go.
Once you are done rinsing, keep the seals in a clean ventilated area and allow them to dry. The steps above should properly clean your seals effectively. Read “This” to know more about other ways to maintain and explore your blender seal, like how to shrink the seal…
Why Should I Remove The Handle Of My Blender When Cleaning?
In the process of using your blender, after a while, dirt and food particles begin to build in certain areas of your handle without you knowing at first, and if you continue to ignore it, these dirt buildups can mar the appearance of your blender in the long run.
If you ever notice any brown-like appearance around the handle of your blender, then it’s most likely that the dirt around the handle area has dissolved, or melted into the plastic around it – and at that point, there is very little you can do to redeem the situation.
Always take out time to do a thorough cleaning of your blender especially if you use it very often. A clean blender will always have a longer lifespan.
What Is The Correct Way To Clean My Blender?
Cleaning your blender takes a conscious effort on your part, and that’s why I will be outlining the following steps to take you seamlessly through the process;
- Mild dish soap
- Baking soda (this is optional)
Step 1-Unplug The Blender From The Socket
Unplugging the blender from the socket should be the first and most important step in this process. To avoid any unforeseen circumstance, remove the blender from any power supply source.
This is to prevent any form of shock or you accidentally turning on the switch while your hands are still in the container – there have been few cases of such, and I can tell you that the consequences have been brutal, to say the least.
Step 2-Disassemble The Blender
Take apart the blender as much as is allowed by the manufacturer, so that you don’t void any warranty in the process. You can start by removing the motor base, then proceed to remove the jar lid, after which you can proceed to remove the gasket seal and the blade.
Taking apart the blender in this manner will help you to handle each component in the best way it can be handled.
Step 3-Wash And Rinse The Container/Jar
Get a clean warm soapy water and a dishrag or sponge, then wash the container as thoroughly as you can – it will also be a plus if you can remove the handle just as I stipulated in the first segment of this article.
After you finish washing the container of your blender, rinse immediately so that the lather from the soap does not dry on the body of the container.
I strongly suggest you hand-wash the container of your blender so that there is no reason for your glass or plastic container to etch – and if you rinse it under very high pressure of tap water from your kitchen tap, you also stand the chance of your glass or plastic being foggy as well.
Turn your container upside down for a while so that the water in it can drip away completely, then return it to its normal position and allow it to dry.
Step 4-Wash Other Small Components Of The Blender
By small components, I actually mean the gasket seal, the cutting blade, and the locking ring (jar base). Use your warm soapy water to wash these items thoroughly, but ensure you take extreme care when washing the blades so that you don’t slice your skin in the process.
I suggest you use a towel when handling the blade aspect of the cleaning. After washing them, rinse them and place them on a clean surface to dry.
Step 5-Clean For Stuck Items
This is necessary if you haven’t clean your blender for a long time after the last usage – such scenery can lead to the previous blended item being stuck in areas you are likely to miss during the normal cleaning process.
If such is your case, mix a combination of water and baking soda using the 1-to-1 mixing ratio, then run it through your blender as soon as it is assembled.
After you run it, ensure you pour away the solution then dismantle the blender to rinse the other parts. I will suggest you first do this phase if your blender has been dirty for a while.
Step 6-Clean Your Blender’s Motor Housing
I was careful to use the word “clean”, and not “wash”, due to the damage that water can cause to the motor components. Don’t mistake the container for the motor base, and then fully submerge it into the water.
This can lead to unrepairable damage to your motor base, which is actually the major component of your blender. Without it, all you have is a container and other components.
Simply use a damp cloth to clean around the motor housing, and you can clean the cord of the motor base (the one that connects it to a power source) with the damp cloth as well.
Use this time to check for areas where the cord might be having a breakage, and if there’s any, simply use a cello tape to seal it up.
Step 7-Reassemble Your Blender
Once all the components are dried, reassemble your blender the way you found it. To avoid cases where you don’t know how to fix them back, try making a video when removing the components so you can be aware of where each component perfectly fits in.
After successfully assembling the components store your blender in the cupboard – that’s if you don’t use it often, or store it on your kitchen countertop if you use it very often.
How To Remove Ninja Blender Handle – Conclusion
Read the user manual of your blender. Many of us are always in the habit of ignoring the user manual of a gadget we purchase – we just assume we have the perfect knowledge to operate it, and in the process, we end up referring to the manual, only after we have ruined everything.
The manual will tell you what, and what not to blend in the container to make it last longer for you.
The modern-day blender has so many functions, and until we make a deliberate effort to maintain its appearance and durability, we will likely get little return on our investment. Good luck!