Blender bottles have become extremely popular for mixing protein shakes, smoothies, and other drinks on the go.
Their unique design allows you to mix powders and liquids very effectively. But one common question people have is whether they can safely wash these handy bottles in the dishwasher.
Are Blender Bottles dishwasher-safe?
The short answer is yes. You can put most blender bottles in the dishwasher. Many blender bottles are made from dishwasher-safe materials like plastic, silicone, and stainless steel. Brands like BlenderBottle, Contigo, and others state their bottles are top-rack dishwasher safe.
However, there are a few caveats to keep in mind:
- Remove any loose parts first. Blender ball whisks, storage lids, CAKEY caps, etc. should be removed before washing the main bottle. The force of a dishwasher could damage small parts.
- Avoid high heat settings. Excessive heat can warp plastic components over time. Use a low or medium wash setting.
- Let bottles air dry. Don’t put plastic blender bottles in the drying cycle; the high heat can deform them. Silicone lids also tend to hold water.
- Inspect for damage. Over time, the dishwasher can wear down plastic and degrade silicone parts. Check components regularly for cracks.
- Hand wash decorated bottles. If your blender bottle has a printed design, the graphics may fade after many dishwasher cycles. Hand washing extends the life of the artwork.
So in summary, the dishwasher is a convenient way to clean most blender bottles; just be cautious with the heat settings and drying cycle. To be safe, check the care instructions for your specific bottle.
Tips for Washing Blender Bottles in the Dishwasher
Here are some best practices for safely washing blender bottles in the dishwasher:
- Rinse bottles after each use. Don’t let protein shakes or smoothie residue dry inside. Rinse thoroughly after drinking to make washing easier.
- Remove all loose parts—take off lids, whisks, sleeves, etc.—before placing just the bottle in the dishwasher. Small parts can fall off or get damaged.
- Use the top rack only. Place blender bottles upright or upside down on the top rack. The top spray arm will hit inside surfaces. Avoid the lower rack.
- Lower heat setting: opt for a light or medium wash setting; high heat can warp plastic over time. Skip the heated dry cycle too.
- Allow to air dry. Don’t stack bottles inside each other after washing. Let bottles drain and air dry completely before the next use.
- Clean the whisk ball regularly. Blender balls can get buildup inside from shakes. Occasionally, hand wash the whisk in warm, soapy water.
- Inspect for damage. Make sure plastic bottles haven’t cracked and silicone parts are still flexible after dishwasher use.
- Hand wash decorated bottles. Printed designs and graphics will fade faster in the dishwasher. Hand wash the artwork to preserve it.
Following these tips will allow you to safely and conveniently wash blender bottles in the dishwasher without damaging them. Be mindful of heat and drying to extend their lifespan.
What Blender Bottles Are dishwasher-safe?
Many popular blender bottle brands advertise their bottles as dishwasher-safe, but always check the care instructions. Here are some top models you can safely use:
BlenderBottle: Their classic BlenderBottles with screw-on lids and flip-top SportTops can go in the top rack of the dishwasher. Remove the whisk first. Avoid heated drying.
Contigo Shake & Go: Contigo states their well-known Shake & Go Fit shaker bottles are top-rack dishwasher safe. Check for any decorative prints first.
Hydracup: Hydracup duplex blender bottles feature an internal ice core. The outer shell and lid are dishwasher-safe, per instructions.
Iron Flask: Their insulated stainless steel blender bottles are fully dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning. Use low heat and skip the heated drying.
PROMiXX: PROMiXX vortex mixer bottles are dishwasher safe, according to the manufacturer. But hand wash decorated bottles to protect graphics.
Sundesa BlenderBottle: Sundesa’s multifunction blender bottles are top-rack dishwasher safe. Remove the internal mixer piece first before washing.
Shaker Bottle: One of the original protein shaker brands Their classic bottles with flip lids are dishwasher-safe on the top rack, per their FAQ.
Be sure to always check the dishwasher instructions for any blender bottle before washing. Some may have limitations. When in doubt, washing by hand is safest.
Can You Put a blender ball or Wire Ball in the dishwasher?
The blender balls (also called whisk balls or wire balls) inside shaker bottles play an important role in thoroughly mixing powders. But can you safely wash them in the dishwasher too?
Blender balls can go in the dishwasher, but hand washing is recommended. The spinning force and high heat of a dishwasher can damage the small metal blender ball over time. The ball may also get stuck in the dishwasher filter.
To hand wash a blender ball:
- Add a drop of dish soap inside the ball and fill it with warm water.
- Cover the openings and shake vigorously to loosen the residue inside.
- Rinse thoroughly under running water until the inside is clear.
- Air dry completely before placing back inside the bottle.
Regular hand washing will extend the life of your blender ball. But occasional dishwasher cleaning won’t ruin it right away. Just be cautious of high-heat drying cycles. Inspect for rust if washing in the dishwasher frequently. Replace the ball if flakes start forming inside.
Can You Put Silicone Lids in the dishwasher?
Many blender bottles come with removable silicone lids. But can these flexible lids safely go in the dishwasher too?
Silicone lids can be washed in the dishwasher, but there are some precautions:
- Use the top rack only; silicone parts may get melted on the bottom rack.
- Skip the heated dry cycle. The high heat can cause silicone to warp.
- Remove any loose valves. Check for small removable pieces that could dislodge.
- Inspect for damage. Look for cracking or stretched-out areas after washing.
- Expect some water retention; silicone will absorb water more than plastic.
To maximize their lifespan, washing silicone lids by hand is best. Avoid harsh scrubbing and use a bottle brush to clean inside openings. Allow to air dry completely before reattaching to the bottle.
Replace silicone lids about every 3–6 months with frequent use or if you notice cracking or deformation. Be extra cautious when washing decorated silicone lids; graphics will fade faster.
FAQ About Washing Blender Bottles in the Dishwasher
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about putting blender bottles in the dishwasher:
Are stainless steel blender bottles dishwasher-safe?
Yes, stainless steel blender bottles can safely go in the dishwasher since they won’t warp from heat or degrade over time. Use a low or medium wash setting without heated drying.
Can I wash plastic blender bottles in the dishwasher?
Most plastic blender bottles are top-rack dishwasher-safe. Use a delicate setting and avoid high-heat drying. Inspect often for cracking or clouding of clear plastic.
How do I wash the blender bottle with the straw lid?
Remove the silicone straw lid and plastic threaded cap before washing the main bottle in the dishwasher. Hand wash the lid parts separately.
Are PROMiXX bottles dishwasher-safe?
Yes, PROMiXX states their vortex mixing bottles are dishwasher-safe on the top rack, but hand wash any bottles with special prints to protect graphics.
Can the Contigo protein shaker go in the dishwasher?
Contigo’s Shake & Go shaker bottles are labeled dishwasher-safe on the top rack per manufacturer instructions. Let bottles air dry instead of using heated drying.
Should I take BlenderBall out before the dishwasher?
Yes, always remove the BlenderBall whisk and silicone gasket before putting any blender bottle in the dishwasher. The metal ball can damage dishwashers.
Hi, I’m Julie, the passionate foodie and founder of Juliesfamilykitchen.com. I created this blog out of a drive to prove someone wrong, and then I realized how much I truly enjoy cooking and trying new recipes. In my free time, when I’m not running around after my kids or spending quality time with my partner, you can usually find me in the kitchen experimenting with new dishes.