Best Ninja Blenders

Review & Comparison, Last Update September 29, 2019
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 2019
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Power
Blades
Bowls Capacity
Settings
Materials
Warranty
 
PROS

The extract function is perfectly capable now of chopping seeds and stems. The Smart Vessel Recognition technology is able to immediately recognize which attachment is on the base and the touchscreen, in turn, is able to reveal each vessel’s unique menu of pre-set programs.

CONS

The price is a bit stiff. 

OUR VERDICT

Ninja CT661V is the best that SharkNinja, the company behind Ninja blenders has to offer yet. It doesn't just make better drinks and different desserts. It isn't just a much more convenient and practical appliance. The appliance is more than just a blender at this point and we are not complaining here. 

detailed parameters
Power

1400 Watt

Blades

Pro Extractor Blades®
Total Crushing® stacked blades

Bowls Capacity

72 oz. FreshVac™ pitcher 
2 x 20 oz. single-serve FreshVac™ cups

Settings

7 pre-set Auto-iQ programs, 2 speeds, pulse

Materials

BPA-free plastic, metal

Warranty

1 year

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 blender is relatively loud. 

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 lowest speed setting is great 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 perfect 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

PROS

Pro Extractor Blades® easily break down ice, whole fruits, vegetables, stems, and seeds, extracting nutrients and vitamins. The blender comes supplied with 4 different cups. Every cup comes equipped with a spout lid, meaning that you're able to take different nutritious drinks and smoothies on the go and enjoy them wherever and whenever you want.

CONS

The housing can sometimes vibrate when dealing with harder ingredients. 

OUR VERDICT

Ninja BL642 is really good for people who don't like to experiment with their drinks and smoothies and want a powerful, functional, but relatively simple tool. Now, you won't have to gag up different seeds or wait for ages for the blender to do its job.

detailed parameters
Power

1200 Watt

Blades

Pro Extractor Blades®
Total Crushing® stacked blades

Bowls Capacity

72 oz. Total Crushing® Pitcher
18 oz. Tritan™ Nutri Ninja® Cup
24 oz. Tritan™ Nutri Ninja® Cup
32 oz. Tritan™ Nutri Ninja® Cup

Settings

7 pre-set Auto-iQ programs, 3 speeds, pulse

Materials

BPA-free plastic, metal

Warranty

1 year

Ninja CT661V

Ninja Vessels

Ninja blenders are pretty great in general but Ninja CT661V might just be the company's best model yet. On paper, there aren't that many things that separate this particular model from its predecessors but, as per usual, the creamy, smoothie devil is in the details here. What are these details?

Well, first and foremost, it is probably the Smart Vessel Recognition technology. There's a lot to like about its ability to immediately recognize which attachment is on the base and the touchscreen's following ability to reveal each vessel’s unique menu of pre-set programs.

The pre-set programs is another thing that the company has only recently introduced to their products and there aren't that many Ninja blenders out there that come equipped with it yet.

You can choose between these vessel-specific presets and different manual options using the sleek, streamlined touchscreen display that, despite its modern-day appearance, is as simple and straightforward as they come. These programs are great, using calibrated patterns of pulsing, pausing, and speed to create just about everything, from salsa and margaritas to shakes and decadent ice cream. You don't have to tinker with the settings, just choose the desired preset and you're good to go.

Review of Ninja CT661V Smart Screen Duo Technology Countertop Blender with Freshvac

The Stealthiest Drinks

This is still a Ninja blender we're talking about though and that's not a bad thing. Among other things, it means that the one-touch FreshVac pump is still there, still excellent at removing oxygen from both the pitcher and single-serve cup. It gives you the freshest, tastiest, and smoothest drinks, full of vitamins but with less foam and separation.

As it is usually the case with the company's blenders, it doesn't matter how hard and solid the ingredients are. Using the Pro Extractor Blades, the appliance is able to break down the toughest ingredients and extract vitamins and nutrients from whole veggies and fruits.

You can't have a Ninja blender without the Total Crushing® stacked blades, well-equipped to crush ice and frozen ingredients in a snap for the most delicious homemade frozen drinks.

What else is there to add? We really weren't able to find any major issues with the model except that the price is a little stiff but that's beside the point. Even the extract function is improved here, perfectly capable now of chopping seeds and stems.

To put it differently, Ninja CT661V is the best that SharkNinja, the company behind Ninja blenders has to offer yet. It doesn't just make better drinks and different desserts. It isn't just a much more convenient and practical appliance. The appliance is more than just a blender at this point and we don't have any complaints with the direction these developments are taking.

Ninja CT661V Smart Screen Duo Technology Countertop Blender with Freshvac in the use

Additional Info

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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

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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

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What customers say about this product

Power

Great value for a powerful blender that gets the job done if your making smoothies, protein shakes, and juicing.

Size & Weight

I looked at many blenders and read many reviews before deciding on this one.I appreciate the powerful motor with the relatively compact size. The 72 ounce jar along with the single serving jars makes it very versatile.

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

Outstanding blender and smoothie maker. Love having 2 single serve glasses that have their own blending teeth. Looks great on the counter.
 

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

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Ninja BL642

A Few Good Cups

Ninja BL642 makes things simple. You don't have to be a culinary genius to put a blender like this one to good use. Now, the model isn't simple but its controls are. There's a straightforward control panel with different buttons for 7 pre-set Auto-iQ programs, 3 different speed settings, and the usual pulse function.

The Auto-iQ programs is a fairly recent addition to the company's products but we can tell it is here to stay. These timed, intelligent blending programs do everything for you, taking the guesswork out of the equation.

All in all, the blender is great and we're definitely not done with it yet. But we would also like to mention that, in addition to the appliance, the company supplies you with a 72 oz. Total Crushing® Pitcher, 18 oz. Tritan™ Nutri Ninja® Cup, 24 oz. Tritan™ Nutri Ninja® Cup, and a 32 oz. Tritan™ Nutri Ninja® Cup. As you would imagine, with so many different containers, you'll always be able to prepare the right serving without making too much or too many.

Plus, every cup comes equipped with a spout lid, meaning that you're able to take different nutritious drinks and smoothies on the go and enjoy them wherever and whenever you want.

Of course, the best part is the company's trademark 72 oz. Total Crushing® Pitcher. Using the pitcher, you'll be able to easily crush through ice and frozen ingredients in a snap, creating creamy frozen drinks.

Review of Ninja BL642 Countertop Blender Auto-iQ Base

No Seeds in Sight

Pro Extractor Blades® is another component that puts different Ninja blenders and this particular model ahead of the curve. The blades are the reason this little appliance is able to easily break down ice, whole fruits, vegetables, stems, and seeds, extracting nutrients and vitamins.

Sure, it isn't a perfect product. It's a powerful blender but it wasn't necessarily designed that well considering its power. For example, the housing can sometimes vibrate when dealing with harder ingredients. Admittedly, not a huge issue but definitely something that the company could fix in a future model.

Some find the blender a little noisy but it really isn't any louder than any other modern-day Ninja model, so we wouldn't hold it against the blender.

Simply put, Ninja BL642 is really good for people who don't like to experiment with their drinks and smoothies and want a powerful, functional, but relatively simple tool. Now, you won't have to gag up different seeds or wait for ages for the blender to do its job.

Ninja BL642 Countertop Blender Auto-iQ Base in the use

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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