How to Clean the Outside of Your Blender

Kitchen appliances work better and look nicer while on the kitchen counter when they are clean. Although the jar, lid, cap and blade are dishwasher safe when placed in the upper rack, you should never submerge the actual motor housing or the base in water or disassemble it yourself.

Keep the motor housing clean to limit the growth of bacteria and germs, and call an authorized appliance service center or the manufacturer for help if you suspect a serious problem with your blender.


  • Unplug the blender from the wall.
  • Wipe down the base of the blender with the damp sponge and warm soapy water. Remove any gunk or buildup from around the motor buttons. Most blenders are completely sealed so liquid should not get any liquid inside the motor housing.
  • Flip the motor base upside down, and look at the bottom grate area. Use a slightly damp sponge to remove any gunk or particles near the filter that may have been pulled up during regular use. Avoid getting water into the grates.
  • Check the cord for gunk and build-up, and wipe down as necessary.
  • Wash the jar, lid, cap and blades carefully by hand, or place them in the top rack of your washing machine.


Only use the blender on a dry, clean surface. Water and crumbs left on the counter might get sucked up into the motor base and impact overall performance.


Never disassemble the base to get inside the motor housing yourself; this may void your manufacturer’s warranty.

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