How to Clean a Nutribullet

how to clean nutribullet

The Nutribullet is one of the must-haves in the kitchen. The appliance offers the user a graceful way of extracting food nutrients and vitamins. Nutribullet's powerful motor is designed to crush foods like fruits, seeds, and vegetables effectively. The appliance comprises accessories and parts that contribute to its simplicity.

How to Clean a Nutribullet: 3 Easy Ways and Tips

Most people use their Nutribullet to efficiently make their morning smoothie or a healthy snack, but cleaning during the busiest times is challenging. Cleaning the appliance is necessary for healthy living and proper maintenance of your Nutribullet. If you are interested in learning about the simple and easy steps for cleaning your favorite kitchen countertop appliance, stick around for the juice.

Cleaning the Nutribullet Cup and Blades

Blender Blade

The first step of cleaning the Nutribullet cup and blades is unscrewing the blade unit from the cup. It would be best to unscrew the blades from the base to ensure that each part is apart for more precise cleaning. Ensure the power base is unplugged before starting the Nutribullet washing process for safety but do not dissemble the blade assembly. 

You can wash the Nutribullet cup using your top rack dishwasher or by hand. Hand cleaning the cup is the safest way. Run lukewarm water on the mixing cup and use mild dish detergent and a sponge to scrub the interior and exterior of the cup thoroughly.

If you are using the dishwasher to clean your mixing cup, secure the cup on the top rack of your dishwasher. Use the regular wash cycle and avoid the sanitize cycle while using the dishwasher. Be careful not to submerge parts of your Nutribullet in hot water.

Hand washing blades is the best option to eliminate substances under extractor blades and other surfaces. Run warm water over your blades immediately after removing them from the cup to remove all the stuck-on foods.

You will need a sponge, dish soap, and warm water. Use the sponge and bits of dish soap to scrub over and under the blades to remove any build-up and food residue stuck on the blades.

Be cautious when handling the easy-twist extractor blade assembly, as the blades are sharp. You can wear protective hand gloves to protect your hands from sharp edges. Avoid cleaning your blades in the dishwasher, as too much heat can melt them and ruin your smoothie maker.

Afterward, rinse your cup and blades in plenty of running water and place them on a dish rack to air dry them. Avoid air drying the parts on a solid surface because they need to breathe. You can also wipe the interior and exterior of the cup and the blades with a clean kitchen towel to dry them. It is essential to clean your Nutribullet cup and blades after every use.

Dry off your blades immediately after washing to prevent calcium build-up and rusting, and keep your Nutribullet blades sharp and clean. Do not sharpen your blender blades over time if they become dull – instead, shop for replacement parts for your blade unit.

The extractor blade is top-rack dishwasher-safe. Keep the blades away from too much heat to avoid overheating. Take extra caution, as direct contact with heated surfaces, can damage the extractor blade and warp the plastic.

Cleaning the Power Base

Assuming you have already turned off the power button and unplugged your Nutribullet as per the caution statements in the manual, you can proceed to clean the blender base. There should be no electricity running through your Nutribullet as you begin the cleaning process, and it should not just be off but also disconnected through the power cord. Failure to disconnect the power cord from the wall socket will electrocute you when the motor base surface comes in contact with damp material.

You will need a wet towel and warm water to clean the power base. Soak the kitchen towel in warm water until it is damp, then use it to wipe the surface of the power base and the interiors. Please pay attention to the food particles and motor oil that may be stuck to the bottom and ensure you get it all out using a dish brush. 

You can also clean the power base of your Nutribullet using a citrus cleaner. The citrus cleaner eliminates unpleasant odors, and its natural oil removes stuck food particles and stains.

The power base is unsafe for cleaning in the dishwasher. Do not submerge the motor base in water to avoid power base damage since it is the electric component of the Nutribullet.

Once you are satisfied that your power base is immaculate, use a clean and dry kitchen towel to wipe over the surface of the power base. Allow it to sit, and air dry further before using again. Wash the power base of your Nutribullet regularly and do not allow any spilled food particles and residue to dry on it.

Using the Self-Cleaning Method on Your Nutribullet

The self-cleaning method involves cleaning with the help of your Nutribullet's blending function. The procedure is considered a deep cleansing and the easiest technique. You can use it if your Nutribullet has tough stains, smells, or when you forgot to wash the kitchen appliance for hours. It would also be great, for instance, when food goes bad inside the Nutribullet cup.

Pour warm water halfway into the cup of your Nutribullet and add bits of dish detergent. For deep cleansing of the inside of the Nutribullet cup, add a few slices of coarsely chopped lemon. Lemon juice is tough on stains. 

The next step is to screw the milling blade to the bottom of the Nutribullet cup. Ensure the blade is attached to the cup tightly before starting the blending process. You can achieve a good grip by turning the milling blade counterclockwise till it is tightly fit.

Attach the cup to the power base motor once the milling blade is secure. Press the cup down gently until the blades rotate smoothly; blend the warm water and dish soap mixture for 20-30 seconds and allow bubbles to form.

Detach the cup from the power base, pour out the mixture, and thoroughly rinse it with running water until it is sparkling clean. If you add chopped lemon slices, you can soak a cleaning brush in soapy water, scrub the surfaces of the cup, and rinse with a lot of running water to eliminate any soap residue.

The final step is drying the Nutribullet parts. Use a fresh kitchen towel to dry the inside and outside of the cup and blades before using it again. You can also set the parts on a dish rack to air dry them.

Tips for Cleaning Nutribullet Parts

Blender in the Kitchen

Cleaning your bullet blender is easy, as illustrated above. However, if you are looking for extra tips on how to clean the dirty blender efficiently and sanitize your favorite kitchen countertop appliance, keep reading.

Use Vinegar or Baking Soda

Vinegar and baking soda are great for dealing with foul smells and tough stains. If you are dealing with tough stains and odor, prepare a paste from vinegar or baking soda. Use the paste to coat the washable surfaces of the Nutribullet parts and let it sit for around 30 minutes.

Afterward, use your scrub pad to scrub your Nutribullet to remove the paste and the stain. Rinse the parts thoroughly with running water for 30-60 seconds and place them on the dish rack to air dry. If you are in a hurry, use a clean and dry kitchen towel to dry the parts or freeze them for a few minutes.

Use a Toothbrush

If your cleaning brush falls short, you can improvise a new toothbrush for your cleaning process. Avoid using a used toothbrush to avoid transferring bacteria into your kitchen appliance. A toothbrush works magic in maneuvering small crevices and eliminating tough stains.


Are you dealing with a dried-out food particles situation after leaving your appliance dirty for hours? If yes, soaking your Nutribullet's parts in white vinegar and lukewarm water solution will work wonders. Mix the products in equal parts and let the cup and blade unit sit for a few hours.

Once the residue is loose, wash the regular way and dry your Nutribullet before use.

Use Rubbing Alcohol

If the stains on the blender container continue to trouble you, try rubbing alcohol as your next solution. Pour some rubbing alcohol on a clean, dry kitchen towel and rub it into the stained areas of the cup. Let it sit for a few minutes, then rinse it thoroughly with warm water. You can repeat the process a few more times for a better outcome.

Use a Magic Eraser

Magic erasers are great for eliminating tough stains and marks from all kinds of surfaces, including the cups of your Nutribullet. Pick the sponges suitable for cleaning non-porous surfaces like the Nutribullet cup.

Soak the magic eraser in water until it is damp, then rub it over the stains on your cup. Be sure to apply elbow grease to help deal with tough stains better. Rinse the cup with warm water to remove any lingering residue from the magic eraser, then dry your cup whichever way you prefer.


Nutribullets are great for making healthy snacks, and drinks people enjoy. We hope the insights on how to clean your Nutribullet will help you keep your blender clean and running so you can enjoy your drinks and smoothies.

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