Is Vitamix Dishwasher Safe? – Quick Cleaning Guide

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Vitamix blenders are must-have kitchen tools, but caring for them is very important. Explore our comprehensive guide on how to clean your Vitamix for both longevity and appearance, including tips on Vitamix dishwasher safe components.

Dishwasher-Safe Vitamix Containers:

Vitamix Containers Dishwasher Safe? Cleaning Tips
S-Series (20/40 oz) Top Rack Only Hand wash for best results
Ascent/Venturist Yes Dishwasher safe
Blades No (hand wash) Avoid dishwasher, use self-cleaning cycle
  1. 20 and 40-ounce S-Series Containers (Top-Rack Only): These are smaller containers designed for specific Vitamix models. They can be placed in the dishwasher, but only on the top rack. Official Vitamix Care and Maintenance Guidelines
  2. Ascent and Venturist Series Containers: These containers are also dishwasher-safe in newer Vitamix models. You can put them in the dishwasher without any worries.

Important Tips:

  • Never put your entire Vitamix blender in the dishwasher because the blades are too big and won’t fit properly. It’s not safe.

  • To clean your blender properly, you can wrap a towel around the top while running to prevent accidents.

  • Remember that blenders, like all appliances, need regular cleaning to work well. Pay attention to them.

  • Avoid putting the base of your Vitamix (the part with the motor and electrical components) near water or in the dishwasher. Water and electricity don’t mix, and it can cause damage.

  • The base of your Vitamix needs to be kept clean to prevent food or spilled liquid from harming the motor. You’ll find more details on how to clean it below.

  • Washing Vitamix blades in the dishwasher can make them dull and less effective. It’s better to clean them with warm or room-temperature water to keep them sharp. The self-cleaning cycle in your Vitamix can also help clean the blades and extend their life.

Why Cleaning by Hand is Often Better:

Cleaning by hand is usually recommended for the following reasons:

  1. Complex Parts: Vitamix containers have intricate parts, especially around the base where the blades are. Dishwashers might not clean these areas thoroughly, potentially leaving residue.

  2. Durability: Vitamix containers are built to last, but the dishwasher’s high heat and water pressure could, over time, affect the performance of the container’s internal components.

  3. Caution: Vitamix hasn’t certified all containers as dishwasher-safe for a reason. While some people may have put them in the dishwasher without problems, it’s hard to tell if any damage has occurred on the inside.

In summary, while some Vitamix containers can go in the dishwasher, cleaning them by hand is often safer and more effective to maintain their durability and performance. Always check your specific model’s instructions for cleaning guidance.

Cleaning the Vitamix S30:

Cleaning the Vitamix S30
Dishwasher-Safe Parts
– S30 containers (both sizes)
– Blade base
– Lids
– Seals
– Tamper
Top rack of dishwasher
Hand Washing
Do not submerge base with motor and electrical components
Clean with a damp cloth
Avoid water contact with electrical parts
  • Dishwasher-Safe Parts: The S30 containers (both sizes), blade base, lids, seals, and tamper can go on the top rack of your dishwasher for easy cleaning.
  • Hand Washing: Do not submerge the base containing the motor and electrical components in water. Instead, clean it with a damp cloth and avoid water contact with electrical parts.

Following these steps, you can keep your Vitamix S30 clean and well-maintained. Always consult your user manual for specific cleaning instructions.

Quick Vitamix Cleaning Guide

  1. For Standard Vitamix Models:
    • Rinse immediately after use.
    • Add a bit of dish soap and warm water up to halfway.
    • Blend on high for 30-60 seconds.
    • Rinse and dry upside down.
  2. For Models with a “Clean” Setting:
    • Rinse immediately after use.
    • Add dish soap and fill halfway with warm water.
    • Use the “clean” setting.
    • Rinse and dry upside down.

Deep Cleaning Techniques for Special Scenarios

  • Sticky Residues (like peanut butter): Soak the carafe in warm, soapy water, then manually clean using a silicone spatula or a soft brush.
  • Odor Removal: Use a 50:50 warm water and vinegar mixture. For stubborn odors, add 1 ½ tsp of liquid bleach.
  • Turmeric Stains: Expose to UV light or use a baking soda paste.


Q: Why isn’t every Vitamix container dishwasher safe?

A: Containers have complex mechanisms, especially around the base. Dishwashers might affect ball bearings and inner parts, compromising the container’s performance.

Q: Can stainless steel blades corrode in a dishwasher?

A: Stainless steel is resistant to corrosion. However, dishwasher cycles might blunt the blades, affecting their performance and the blender’s lifespan.

Q: What parts of my Vitamix blender are dishwasher safe?

A: It varies by model. Generally, the 20-ounce and 40-ounce S-Series containers and Ascent and Venturist Series containers are safe for the top rack of your dishwasher.

Q: Can Vitamix go in the dishwasher?

A: No, Vitamix blenders cannot go in the dishwasher. Putting the entire Vitamix blender in the dishwasher is unsafe because the blades are too large and can’t fit properly in the dishwasher’s slots.


Proper care and maintenance of your Vitamix will ensure its longevity and optimal performance. While some parts are dishwasher-safe, hand cleaning is often the best method. Always consult your user manual for specific guidance.

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