How to Clean a KitchenAid Blender

Updated February 21, 2017

Since 1919, KitchenAid appliances have helped residential and commercial cooks to whip up a wide variety of dishes in the kitchen. In 1992, the product line expanded to include KitchenAid blenders. Offered in countertop and immersion styles, KitchenAid blenders feature an easy-to-disassemble design that allows for quick cleanup after use. As a result, cleaning a KitchenAid blender isn't difficult and only requires the same tools you likely already use to clean dishes, pots and pans.

Turn off and unplug your KitchenAid countertop blender.

Disassemble the blender. Remove the jar from the base. Lift off the lid. If the lid has an ingredient cap in the centre of the lid, grasp the cap, twist, and pull it from the lid. Unscrew the collar from the bottom of the jar (if applicable). Remove the blade assembly and sealing ring, which should fall off of the bottom of the jar once the collar is removed but might require a gentle push from the inside the jar. Lift the sealing ring from the blade assembly.

Wipe the base, console (buttons and panel), and electrical cord (excluding the plug) with a warm, soapy lint-free microfiber cloth. Rinse the base, console, and cord with a damp cloth to remove any soap residue and then wipe dry with a soft, lint-free microfiber cloth.

Wash the jar, jar lid, blade assembly, sealing ring and collar (if applicable) by hand in warm, soapy water. Rinse under tap water and wipe dry with a soft, lint-free microfiber cloth.

Reassemble your blender by reversing the steps in Step 2 to disassemble. Place the sealing ring on the blade assembly, and then set the blade assembly and sealing ring back into the base of the jar. Screw the collar (if applicable) in place. Push the ingredient cap in the middle of the lid and twist to secure, and place the lid securely on the jar. When finished, set the jar back onto the base of your blender.

Unplug your KitchenAid immersion blender.

Remove any attachments and/or adaptors.

Wipe the blender's adaptors, motor body and power cord (excluding plug) with a soft, damp cloth and then wipe dry. If these parts have food splatter or stains, wash with a soapy cloth, rinse with a damp cloth and then wipe dry. Wash the attachments (for example, chopping bowl, blades or whisk) in hot, soapy water with a lint-free cloth. Rinse under tap water and wipe completely dry.

Reassemble your immersion blender by reattaching any adaptors and/or attachments in the order opposite of the steps to disassemble in Step 2.


If you own a dishwasher, you can also clean most of your KitchenAid blender parts in a dishwasher. Place the parts---excluding the sealing ring and base on countertop models and the adaptors and motor body on immersion models---on the dishwasher's top rack, and run the normal dishwasher cycle.


Never immerse your countertop blender's base or immersion blender's adaptors or motor body in water as doing so can cause permanent damage to your blender making it unusable. Never use harsh abrasive cleansers or chemicals to clean your KitchenAid blender. Always dry your blender's parts completely to prevent watermarks. In addition, drying the parts completely can prevent corrosion, such as rust on metal parts and sealing ring damage. Always take care when cleaning the blade assembly as the sharp blades can easily slice through skin.

Things You'll Need

  • Water
  • Mild detergent
  • Lint-free microfiber cloths
  • Dishwasher (optional)
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About the Author

Based in Southern Pennsylvania, Irene A. Blake has been writing on a wide range of topics for over a decade. Her work has appeared in projects by The National Network for Artist Placement, the-phone-book Limited and GateHouse Media. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Shippensburg University.