Detach the salad spinner lid and attached pump from the salad spinner basket. The basket should still be resting inside the colander.
Squeeze some antibacterial dish soap into the salad spinner basket.
Run the faucet until the water is hot. Place the colander and basket under the faucet and fill halfway with hot water.
Place the salad spinner lid and pump back on the colander.
Push down the salad spinner pump quickly to move the basket inside the bowl. The spinning action will circulate the soap and water through the device's parts.
Remove the lid when the basket has stopped spinning. Pour most of the soap and water out of the colander.
Wipe the salad spinner basket with a sponge to remove food particles from the holes in the basket. Remove the basket from the colander, and scrub the colander. Scrub the lid and spinner as well.
Dry the salad spinner with a towel.
Separate the salad spinner lid from the basket and colander. Do not try to separate the lid from the pump. They should stay attached.
Pull the basket and colander apart.
Place each component on the top rack of the dishwasher. If the top rack can't accommodate the colander, place it on the bottom rack.
Fill the dishwasher's soap receptacle with dishwasher detergent.
Run the dishwasher on a normal wash cycle. Allow the dishwasher to dry all components thoroughly.
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