Best Ninja Blenders

Review & Comparison, Last Update October 25, 2018
A Ninja blender offers the most convenient way of consuming the sort of healthy nutrients that fruits, vegetables, and nuts are full of. So get yourself one of these models and enjoy a delicious smoothie anytime you want. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2018
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Power
Blades
Bowls Capacity
Settings
Materials
Warranty
 
PROS

An 8-cup food processor bowl provides perfect, even chopping and allows the blender to make up to 2 lbs. of dough in less than thirty seconds. The Nutri Ninja cups are great for preparing personalized, nutrient-rich drinks. The to-go lids that come with these cups will also allow you to take those drinks with you to the gym or office.

CONS

The price is a bit stiff. 

OUR VERDICT

What we have here isn't just a simple kitchen appliance that can be used for preparing drinks but an actual kitchen system that is capable of making dough or serving a number of smoothies for as many people as you want. Sure, it isn't the cheapest option, but what it offers in return more than justifies the price.

detailed parameters
Power

1500 Watt

Blades

Total Crushing™ blades

Bowls Capacity

72 oz. Total Crushing Pitcher®

64 oz. Food Processor Bowl 

2 х 16 oz. Nutri Ninja® Cups

Settings

3 speeds, pulse

Materials

BPA free plastic, metal

Warranty

1 year

PROS

Though the XL 72-ounce bowl capacity will prove to be great for making drinks and smoothies for the entire family, the blender also comes with a single-serve function, so you will just as easily be able to prepare a drink for yourself. The pulse function is also there, which is perfect for blending frozen ingredients and making things like salsa.

CONS

The lids are not entirely dishwasher safe.

OUR VERDICT

Ninja BL660 Professional Blender certainly deserves the title of a professional blender. It is a powerful appliance that will allow you to make drinks for the entire family as well as prepare delicious smoothies for yourself.

detailed parameters
Power

1100 Watt

Blades

Total Crushing™ blades

Bowls Capacity

72 oz. Total Crushing® Pitcher

2 х 16 oz. Nutri Ninja® Cups

Settings

3 speeds, pulse

Materials

BPA free plastic, metal

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The model features only about 6 x 6 x 14 inches in overall dimensions, so you could easily find some space for it even if you live in a small studio apartment. Its 7 pounds of weight will allow you to easily carry it around from one spot to the other. It comes with a recipe guide that includes 75 different recipes. 

CONS

The blender's operation is a far cry from being silent.

OUR VERDICT

Ninja BL456 Pro Blender is a slick and compact appliance that will prove to be a great choice for people who live by themselves. It doesn't take away too much space and the fact that it is particularly easy to use makes it a great option for inexperienced users.

detailed parameters
Power

900 Watt

Blades

Nutri Ninja Pro Extractor blades

Bowls Capacity

18 oz. Nutri® Cup

24 oz. Nutri Ninja® Cup

Settings

Pulse

Materials

BPA free plastic, metal

Warranty

1 year

PROS

Two sets of blades allow not only mincing, chopping, blending and pureeing ordinary ingredients but also crushing ice and any frozen fruit, berries, and vegetables. Two bowls are perfect for preparing, microwave heating, storing and serving your food. And owing to a flip spout on the pitcher, you can pour a portion of fabulous smoothie to anyone!

CONS

Relatively low power. 

OUR VERDICT

A fairly simple and reliable kitchen appliance. An amazing smoothie maker for a big family at an affordable price. Fitted with a chopper bowl and a pitcher this multifunctional food processor will make delicious appetizers, dressings, dips, and nice ice cold drinks even for a small party or gatherings with friends.

detailed parameters
Power

400 Watts

Blades

4-blade and 6-blade set

Bowls Capacity

48 oz. Pitcher

16 oz. Chopper bowl

Settings

Pulse

Materials

BPA free plastic, metal

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The lowest speed setting is suitable for chopping softer ingredients that you need to make salsa, puree soft veggies, and marinades. The medium one is there for chopping harder food items like cheese or nuts. It will also be able to crush ice for chilled drinks and snow cones. The high speed setting is needed for making the most delicious smoothies.

CONS

The package includes only one container. 

OUR VERDICT

We would recommend this Ninja blender to the kind of customers who would be interested in one of the most well-balanced options on the market. Whether you're looking for power, functionality, or a stylish design, the model in question should absolutely not disappoint you.

detailed parameters
Power

1000 Watt

Blades

Total Crushing™ blades

Bowls Capacity

72 oz. Total Crushing® Pitcher

Settings

3 speeds, pulse

Materials

BPA free plastic, metal

Warranty

1 year

Ninja BL770

1500 Watts of Power

People often downplay the importance of power when it comes to countertop blenders. And while that's understandable, the motor's power is arguably the most important characteristic of a blender. There's really no downside to having as much power as possible, especially since a less capable appliance simply won't be able to handle thick, frozen cocktails sorbets, and granitas. Following this train in thought, it doesn't really come as a particular surprise that Ninja Mega Kitchen System is one of the best-selling products of SharkNinja.

Though, as the name of the model suggests, what we have here isn't just a blender but an actual kitchen system, it isn't really the most interesting thing about this appliance. No, that title would have to go to the blender's 1500 watts of power. With that much firepower under the compact hood, the model will be able to simply demolish some of the sturdiest seeds and nuts. Naturally, that much power combined with Total Crushing™ blades and 72 oz. Total Crushing Pitcher® will allow the Ninja blender to crush loads of ice in a blink of an eye in order to prepare the most delicious smoothies and creamy frozen drinks.

Review of Ninja BL770 Ninja Mega Kitchen System

The Right Design

Of course, in order to justify the title of a Mega Kitchen System, a single container simply won't do. Which is why, in addition to the aforementioned pitcher, the manufacturers have also included an 8-cup food processor bowl and two 16 oz. Nutri Ninja cups. The biggest advantage of the former is that it provides perfect, even chopping and allows the blender to make up to 2 lbs. of dough in less than 30 seconds. As for the Nutri Ninja cups, they're best used for preparing personalized, nutrient-rich drinks. The to-go lids that come with these cups will also allow you to take those drinks with you to the gym or office.

By the way, despite the model's nutrient and vitamin extracting capabilities and the ridiculous amount of power that makes the latter possible, the entire unit adds up to just about 9.5 x 8 x 18 inches in overall dimensions, so it won't really take away too much of your countertop space, especially considering what this Ninja blender offers in return. The control panel is also about as simple as it gets, with low, medium, and high speed setting buttons that are suitable for making dough, blending fruits and vegetables, and crushing ice, respectively. There's also a single serve button and a pulse button, both of which provide the functions that should be familiar to anyone who has ever used a countertop blender.

All things considered, what we have here isn't just a simple kitchen appliance that can be used for preparing drinks but an actual kitchen system that is capable of making dough or serving a number of smoothies for as many people as you want. Sure, it isn't the cheapest option, but what it offers in return more than justifies the price.

Ninja BL770 Ninja Mega Kitchen System in the use

Additional Info

User Manual     Manufacturer


VIDEO
Ninja Mega Kitchen System (BL770): Features
 

Ninja BL660

Pulverize Ice and Frozen Fruits

The Ninja BL660 Professional Blender, as you'd infer from the name, is being advertised as a professional blender. But what is it exactly that differentiates a professional blender from a regular one? Well, in the case of this Ninja blender, the difference mostly lies in the amount of power. Given that the model features precisely 1100 watts of professional performance power, it should probably go without saying that it is capable of crushing any food item in a matter of seconds.

Not dissimilar to the majority of high-end Ninja blenders, this nifty kitchen appliance comes equipped with the Total Crushing™ blades and a set of different containers. First off, there's the 72 oz. Total Crushing® Pitcher. Though the name is slightly bombastic, it is also not inaccurate as it takes the blades mere seconds to pulverize frozen fruits and solid chunks of ice. Suffice it to say, these blades are simply perfect when it comes to ice crushing, blending, and controlled processing, meaning that you will be able to enjoy creamy frozen drinks and smoothies. A couple of 16 oz. Nutri Ninja Cups, on the other hand, will prove to be more suitable for preparing personalized, nutrient-rich drinks that you can always take with you. To help with the latter, the manufacturers also made sure to include a couple of to-go lids.

Review of Ninja BL660 Professional Blender with Nutri Ninja Cups

For You and Your Family

Now, while we're still on the subject of performance, we would also like to mention that, just like any other really good blender, the model includes three different speed settings that will allow you to make drinks and smoothies according to your preferences. And though the XL 72-ounce bowl capacity will obviously prove to be particularly great for making drinks and smoothies for the entire family, the blender also comes with a single-serve function, so you will just as easily be able to prepare a drink for yourself. The pulse function is also there, which is perfect for blending frozen ingredients and making things like salsa.

As for the appliance's composition, all parts are BPA free and the blades are made out of durable metal. The whole thing features about 8 x 6 x 17 inches in overall dimensions, so it isn't the smallest blender out there but it won't take away too much of your countertop space either. Though the model is not particularly difficult to operate, the company behind it still recommends referring to the user manual before you use the blender for the first time.

To rephrase our earlier point, the Ninja BL660 Professional Blender certainly deserves the title of a professional blender. It is a powerful appliance that will allow you to make drinks for the entire family as well as prepare delicious smoothies for yourself.

Ninja BL660 Professional Blender with Nutri Ninja Cups in the use

Additional Info

User Manual     Manufacturer


What customers say about this product

Power

This blender provides high power for smoothies that are perfectly smooth. Blends frozen fruit - bananas, strawberries, blueberries - into sorbet instantly.

Size & Weight

really love the small cup attachment blade for single servings and the lid transfers on to it so less clean up required. easy size to manage.

Key Specs

his blender is very powerful and Strong.The blades are extremely sharp, and there are three elevated blades which help to gets blended,everything from top to bottom.

Features

It is easy to keep clean. It comes with rubber suction cups which keep it from moving and in place, making it easy to walk away and leave it blending.
 

Ninja BL456

A Compact Appliance

Though a bulky blender is all well and good if you live with a large family or a number of needy roommates, you don't really need a huge appliance if you're planning on making drinks for yourself and for the occasional visitor. On that note, we would like to introduce you to the Ninja BL456 Pro Blender, a Nutri Ninja blender that works wonders for smaller families.

First things first, the model features only about 6 x 6 x 14 inches in overall dimensions, so you could easily find some space for it even if you live in a small studio apartment. Besides, its 7 pounds of weight will allow you to easily carry it around from one spot to the other. The appliance is also quite a looker, featuring a gray matte body with a couple of black horizontal stripes and the company's recognizable logo. Sure, it is still a simple kitchen appliance and not some work of art but it will certainly prove to be a nice addition to any contemporary or modern kitchen.

As it is always the case with Ninja blenders, a couple of cups that the model comes equipped with are made of BPA-free polycarbonate, meaning that no chemicals were used in the blender's construction, which is never really a bad thing.

Review of Ninja BL456 Nutri Pro Blender

The Right Amount of Power

Now, when it comes to performance, the appliance incorporates a 900-watt motor. And while the motor doesn't necessarily make it the most powerful Ninja blender, it still offers more power than you need to break down fruits and vegetables. By the way, the motor also comes with a safety system that automatically shuts the blender in case of overloading, thus preventing potential motor damage.

Equipped with Nutri Ninja Pro Extractor blades, the model will be able to crush through ice, seeds, skins, and stems and provide a smooth, even consistency that you need to prepare delicious smoothies. That said, the model does feature a drawback or two. First off, it doesn't include the usual speed settings, so you will be slightly more limited in terms of your options. Though that is hardly that much of a downside since this kind of operation is actually prevalent when it comes to personal type blenders. This is also a surprisingly noisy appliance, so you might want to put a rubber mat underneath the unit before you start blending as it will allow you to dampen the sound.

Not dissimilar to other blenders of the company, the product also comes in a package that contains a couple of cups with sip and seal lids that will provide you with the priceless opportunity to take nutrient-rich juices with you wherever you go. However, the difference between this package and the other ones lies with a recipe guide that includes up to 75 different recipes that will allow you to broaden your smoothie horizons.

In conclusion, the Ninja BL456 Pro Blender is a slick and compact appliance that will prove to be a suitable choice for people who live by themselves. It doesn't take away too much space and the fact that it is particularly easy to use makes it a great option for inexperienced users.

Ninja BL456 Nutri Pro Blender in the use

Additional Info

User Manual     Manufacturer


 

Ninja QB900B

Make Some Smoothies

The Ninja QB900B comes with 2 separate bowls - a big 48-oz pitcher (about 6 cups) and a small 16-oz container (about 2 cups). A small container is good for your favorite cream soup, bisque or chowder. It will easily chop, mince or dice any ingredients for your individual salsa recipe and make unmatched delicious appetizers and snacks for your party. At the same time, a large pitcher will be just perfect for making healthy nutritious smoothies for the whole family, nice milkshakes for your kids and refreshing ice cold drinks for your guests. A 400-watt motor is enough for efficient operation. But if you seek for a high-performance unit you may purchase this model with a 450-watt motor, buy an Express Chop kit or even take the maximum package - a 450-watt chopper and blender with two cups of different capacity.

When it comes to functionality, this model features a number of simple and convenient controls. Despite its easy-to-use design, this smoothie machine is highly functional. Your Ninja smoothie maker has only one pulsing control button, but it is more than enough to get consistent results. Just change a power pod between the chopper bowl and the pitcher to crush the ice into snow, blend frozen fruit and berries into creamy chilling drinks and desserts, chop, mince, dice or puree your favorite ingredients to tasty salads, salsas or dips. This high-end smoothie maker will add versatility to your kitchen, giving you an opportunity to feel like a real chef.

Review of Ninja QB900B Food Processor, Smoothie Maker

It's All About Design

Except for the metal blade attachments, all the other parts of this smoothie maker are made of firm BPA-free plastic. The Ninja QB900B unit is very convenient and easy to clean. Its replaceable plastic parts are highly durable and will serve you for years. Anti-spill splashguard, easy flip spout, and no-slip base contribute to usability and functionality of your Ninja smoothie maker. For additional comfort, the unit comes with two storage lids to keep your drinks, sauces or appetizers fresh for a long time.

Whether you are a health-conscious individual or simply want to prepare some dainties for your family or guests, this food and drink maker will cope with any task. Furthermore, the model's size adds up to about 11 x 12.2 x 7 inches in overall dimensions, so you'll easily be able to find some space for this highly useful kitchen appliance.

Ninja QB900B Food Processor, Smoothie Maker in the use

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What customers say about this product

Key Specs

I like having a pulse grip motor at the top, it's oddly more satisfying to use that than pressing a button on a blender.

Size & Weight

What drew me to this product among others was 1- we already have a big Ninja blender which works wonders 2- perfect cups sizes for individual use and small households (one of the cups contains up to 2 cups and the other 6).

Features

Many Complaints about people cutting themselves with this blender....Well....the blades are sharp!! Use common sense!!!! They need to be sharps to cut up leafy vegetables!

Power

This thing is powerful! I just made homemade almond butter for the first time ever and it worked like a charm. I was worried it would overheat and it definitely got warm but it powered through.
 

Ninja BL610

The Speed That You Need

The Ninja BL610 is the sort of blender that combines the industry standards that people have grown accustomed to and the company's very own ideas about kitchen appliances.

Starting with design, we would like to point out the model's sleek composition that makes it slightly but noticeably stand out from other Ninja blenders. As it usually is the case, the kitchen appliance includes a control panel with 5 self-explanatory buttons: Power, Pulse, Low, Medium, and High. Naturally, the latter three buttons refer to the model's speed settings. The lowest one is suitable for chopping some of the softer ingredients that you need to make salsa, puree soft veggies, and marinades. The medium speed setting is perfect for chopping harder food items like cheese or nuts. It will also be able to crush ice for chilled drinks and snow cones. And, as some of you may know, you're going to rely on the high speed setting whenever you feel like preparing shakes and smoothies.

Of course, if you wish to chop some veggies but do not exactly feel like making a smoothie out of them, the pulse function is exactly what you need. On top of that, the function is also useful when it comes to removing air pockets, so you won't have to open the jar and mix the ingredients with a spatula.

Review of Ninja BL610 Professional Blender

Ice Doesn't Stand a Chance

Having said all of that, crushing ice or frozen fruits as well as chopping some of the harder food items isn't that simple of a task. Well, that would be the case if the model didn't come equipped with a 1000-watt motor that offers more than enough power for outstanding performance. Of course, it isn't just the motor that contributes to the said performance but also the Ninja Total Crushing technology that utilizes Total Crushing™ blades. With the latter tools in the proverbial toolbox, it takes this Ninja blender mere seconds to completely pulverize ice and crush the frozen fruit.

Featuring precisely 10.6 x 8.2 x 15.8 inches in overall dimensions, this is certainly not the most compact option on the market. But that doesn't really come as a surprise since this is another Ninja model that includes the 72 oz. Total Crushing® Pitcher, the sort of blender jar that will allow you to prepare smoothies and frozen drinks for your entire family. And, again, since we're talking about a Ninja appliance, the recipe book comes without saying and so is the fact that all of the parts are BPA free and dishwasher safe.

All in all, we would recommend this Ninja blender to the kind of customers who would be interested in one of the most well-balanced options on the market. Whether you're looking for power, functionality, or a stylish design, the model in question should absolutely not disappoint you.

Ninja BL610 Professional Blender in the use

Additional Info

User Manual     Manufacturer


 

What Is a Ninja Blender?

In order to live a healthy life, we all need a number of nutrients that vegetables, fruit, greens, nuts, and seeds are full of. The only problem with those food items is that it is seldom easy to extract all of those nutrients without additional help. And that is where blenders come in. As you probably know, a blender is a kitchen appliance that is used to mix, purée, or emulsify food and other substances. And even though SharkNinja, the company behind Ninja blenders, is one of the leading manufacturers of kitchen appliances, the core principles remain the same. With the help of a Ninja blender, you will be able to consume all of the healthy and useful vitamins and minerals without having to waste your time on meal preparation. Furthermore, drinking the deliciously nutritious smoothies instead of gorging on food is not a bad way to lose some weight. So, given that these blenders don't really cost that much, take far less time than preparing your own meal, and offer a much healthier alternative to the regular way people consume their food, we can't think of a reason not to give them a try.

However, if you actually like cooking, you might also want to look into our slow cooker review or get yourself a bread maker.

What Features to Compare

Even though you wouldn't really describe any Ninja blender (or any kind of countertop blender, for that matter) as a particularly complicated appliance, there are still a few things you need to keep in mind when you go looking for the right model.

Power

First things first, you should always pay attention to the amount of power that the model comes equipped with. Simply put, the more powerful the blender is, the better it is when it comes to pulverizing some of the harder food items and things like ice and frozen fruits. Of course, it also comes down to the kind of servings that you're going to be dealing with. If you don't plan on making drinks and desserts for an entire family, there's really no reason to overpay for a more powerful model and you can just as easily stick with the kind of appliance that features a lower wattage.

Blades

That said, it isn't just the amount of power that determines the blender's blending and grinding capabilities but also the kind of blades that the particular product comes with. Fortunately enough, that isn't really that much of an issue with Ninja blenders. The more professional models from the said company usually come equipped with Total Crushing™ blades that are capable of crushing and pulverizing just about anything that you throw into the jar. Since the less professional appliances do not require that kind of power, you would usually find one of these models packing Nutri Ninja Pro Extractor blades. As the name suggests, these blades are perfect for extracting the healthy nutrients out of the fruits and vegetables.

Bowl Capacity

Of course, whether you decide to go with a smaller unit or a professional blender, make sure to check the bowl capacity of the containers that come with the package. As you would imagine, it doesn't really matter how powerful your model is or how capable its blades are if it doesn't include a jar that will allow you to put all of that power to good use.

Settings

Finally, try to keep in mind the number and the type of settings that the blender incorporates. While some may only include the pulse function, certain models come equipped with different speed settings. Generally speaking, the low speed setting is reserved for chopping softer ingredients while the medium and the high one are needed for dealing with harder food items, crushing ice, and preparing smoothies.

Did you know?

A blender seems like a relatively basic kitchen appliance with a fairly simple idea behind it. You throw some fruits or vegetables into the jar, you mix them together, and, et voila, you have yourself a smoothie or a refreshing drink full of nutrients. However, you may be surprised to know that even the most basic kitchen blender presents far more options than one would expect. On that note, we thought it wouldn't be a bad idea to share with you some of the things that you can make using a standard countertop blender.

Flour

Now, it may sound a bit absurd, but you can actually make a freshly milled flour without putting in a ton of effort and with no fancy equipment by your side. Simply put about two cups of wheat berries into the jar and let the blender do its thing. After that, sift and repeat until the job is done. By the way, the particular method can also be used with oats.

Almond Milk

Almond milk isn't just a delicious substitution to the regular milk but an absolute necessity for lactose-intolerant individuals that like to put milk in their coffee or mix their cereal with it just like the rest of us mortals. And, fortunately enough, a regular blender is all the equipment you need to make delicious homemade almond milk. What you will need to do is get some almonds and soak them overnight in water. With that out of the way, throw the almonds into the blender, blend them well and strain what's left of it. The result will be a jar full of the most delicious nutty milk. Just keep in mind that fresh almond milk doesn't last more than a few days in the fridge, so try not to go overboard and make only as much milk as you need. 

Compost

Whether you have a few houseplants at home or a small garden, there's a good chance you have always wanted to make compost but never really got around to it since the whole thing seems messy and complicated. Well, it may certainly be the case if you're not willing to be creative with your kitchen appliances. All it takes is a bunch of soft food scraps and a blender. Just throw the former into the latter and blend them up. The leftovers will easily break down, meaning that they'll be able to serve as an instant compost that you can use to fertilize your plants.

Body Scrub

You may be under the impression that the only thing your blender is good for is making liquid food and drinks. Well, given that we're talking about a kitchen appliance, that isn't necessarily the worst guess. However, that isn't entirely correct. For instance, all it takes is an all-natural olive oil, sea salt, and citrus to produce the kind of refreshing scrub that will make you look as delicious as a fresh smoothie. Furthermore, the whole thing takes less than five minutes, meaning that you can make some for yourself or prepare a gift for your loved ones.

Other than that, any Ninja blender can be used to make all kinds of things, from powdered sugar and salad dressings to fresh butter and lotion. Heck, you can even use one of these models to make soup or turn it into a lamp if you feel so inclined. Now, that's not too bad for a seemingly simple kitchen appliance if we do say so ourselves.

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Publish Date: 2018-06-27 11:32:12