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How should you clean the blender?

Your KitchenAid blender is built to last as long as it is used correctly and kept clean. Find out how to clean the blender each time you use it here...

Our KitchenAid blenders are highly durable. Clean your blender and accessories thoroughly after every use to keep them in the best condition and enjoy them for years to come.

NOTE: To avoid damaging the blender, do not immerse the blender base or cord in water. To avoid scratching the blender, do not use an abrasive cleanser or scouring pads.

You can find guidance on how to clean each blender model in the KitchenAid range below:

To clean the Blender K400 - Artisan

  1. To clean the blender base and cord: Unplug the blender before cleaning. Wipe clean the base and cord with a warm, damp cloth and dry with a soft cloth. Wipe clean the citrus press gear assembly with a warm, damp cloth and dry with a soft cloth.

  2. To clean the jar: Remove any remaining contents from the jar. Fill half of the jar with warm water, and add 1 or 2 drops of dishwashing liquid. Place the blender jar on its base. Turn the blender from (O) to the self-cleaning icon (a water droplet). Press start and wait for the cycle to end. Remove the blender jar, empty contents, and rinse with warm water.

  3. To clean in the dishwasher: The accessories (such as the personal jar, small batch jar, lids, blade assembly, lid centre cap, tamper, reamer, pulp basket, juice container) can be cleaned in the top rack of the dishwasher. The blender jar itself can be cleaned in the bottom rack of the dishwasher.

To clean the Blender K150

  1. To clean the blender base and cord: Unplug the blender before cleaning. Wipe clean the base and cord with a warm, damp cloth and dry with a soft cloth. Wipe clean the citrus press gear assembly with a warm, damp cloth and dry with a soft cloth.

  2. To clean the jar: Remove any remaining contents from the jar. Fill half of the jar with warm water, and add 1 or 2 drops of dishwashing liquid. Place the blender jar on its base. Secure the lid on the jar, and then use quick pulses of power and high speeds for 30 seconds. Remove the blender jar, empty contents, and rinse with warm water.

  3. To clean in the dishwasher: The accessories (such as the personal jar, small batch jar, lids, blade assembly, lid centre cap, tamper, reamer, pulp basket, juice container) can be cleaned in the top rack of the dishwasher. The blender jar itself can be cleaned in the bottom rack of the dishwasher.

To clean the Blender High Performance

  1. To clean the jar: Empty the blender jar. Fill half of the jar with warm water and add 1 or 2 drops of dishwashing liquid. Place the lid on the blender jar, and make sure the blender jar is fully in place on the blender base and the use quick pulses of power and high speeds for 30 seconds. Flip the START/STOP toggle switch to stop. When the blade stops spinning, pour out the soapy water, and rinse the blender jar with warm water.

  2. To clean the blender base and cord: Unplug the blender before cleaning. Wipe the base and the cord with a warm, damp cloth and dry with a soft cloth.

  3. To clean in the dishwasher: Dishwasher-safe (top rack only): Lid, tamper, and ingredient-measuring cap. Dishwasher-safe (bottom rack only): Blender jar. Alternatively, you can wash all the parts by hand with a damp cloth and warm soapy water and then rinse with warm water and dry with a soft cloth.

To clean the Blender Power Plus

  1. To clean the blender base and cord: Unplug the blender before cleaning. Wipe the base and the cord with a warm, damp cloth; wipe clean with a damp cloth, and dry with a soft cloth.

  2. To clean the jar: Make sure you clean the blender jar, lid and ingredient-measuring cap after every use. Remove any remaining contents from the blender jar. Fill 1/2 of the jar with warm water and add 1 or 2 drops of liquid detergent. Place the lid on the blender jar, and make sure the blender jar is fully in place on the blender base. Rotate the control dial to the clean program. Flip the (Start/Stop) toggle switch up or down. When the program finishes, pour out the soapy water, and rinse the blender jar with warm water. If any haze remains, clean with a soft cloth or sponge.

  3. To clean in the dishwasher: The blender jar, lid, flex edge tamper, and ingredient-measuring cap are dishwasher-safe; the flex edge tamper, lid, and ingredient-measuring cap should be placed in the top rack of the dishwasher. If you prefer, all parts may also be washed by hand with a damp cloth and warm soapy water, and then rinsed with warm water and dried with a soft cloth.

NOTE: The handle grip can remain on the handle of the blender jar during cleaning and dishwasher cycles. If needed, you can remove the handle grip to run it through the dishwasher separately, and then replace it.

To clean the Blender Diamond

  1. To clean the jar: Fill half of the blender jar with warm water and add 1 or 2 drops of dishwashing liquid. Place the jar on the base and secure the lid with the ingredient cup. Put the lid on the jar, press the '1 Stir' speed setting, and run the Blender for 5 to 10 seconds. Remove the jar and rinse it with warm water.

  2. To clean the blender base and cord: Wipe the base, power cord, and clean the touchpad, lids, and ingredient cup with a warm, damp cloth and dry with a soft cloth.

  3. To clean in the dishwasher: Dishwasher-safe parts: Jar only. The blender jar can be washed in the bottom rack or handwashed with soapy water, rinse, and wiped dry.

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