Blenders are some of the most fun and useful kitchen appliances there are. There’s no limit to what you can create with some raw ingredients and a quality blender. Especially when you own a really good one, you may find yourself whipping up new concoctions just for fun. You can experiment with new mixtures and new flavor combinations while making sure you get the fresh nutrients that your body needs.
Ninja makes some of the best blenders in the world. They make a huge variety of models from small, single serve blenders, to very large and powerful blenders with motors exceeding 1,000 watts. Headquartered in Massachusetts, Ninja has been around as long as any of its competitors. If you’ve never tried any of Ninja’s blenders before, you’re in for a treat. They’re very easy to use, fast, and durable.
The majority of Ninja’s blenders are affordably priced around or below $100. For that price range, they deliver excellent value with models that can power through just about anything. They are also quite durable and are known to last a considerably long time. It’s no wonder why Ninja is one of the top blender companies in the world.
Here is a brief list of the best Ninja blender reviews. They span a variety of different budgets, but each delivers excellent value in its own way. Out of these eight models, you ought to find the blender you’re looking for. Some have no custom settings, some have a lot of custom settings, but all will blend through whatever you put in them with no problem at all.
|NAME||WATTAGE||CAPACITY||SPEED||TOTAL CRUSHING TECHNOLOGY||PRICE|
|BL610||1000||72oz pitcher||3 Speeds + Pulse||✓||$$|
|BL660||1100||72oz pitcher + (2) 16oz to-go-cups||3 Speeds + Pulse||✓||$$$|
|BL482||1000||(3) to-go-cups (18oz, 24oz and 32oz)||2 Auto-iQ programs + Pulse||$$|
|BL201||550||40oz bowl + (2) 16oz to-go-cups||Pulse||✓||$|
|BL740||1100||72oz pitcher + 16oz to-go-cup||3 Speeds + Pulse||✓||$$$|
|BL642||1500||72oz pitcher + (3) to-go-cups (18oz, 24oz and 32oz)||3 Speeds + Pulse + 4 Auto-iQ programs||✓||$$$$|
|NJ600||1000||72oz pitcher||3 Speeds + Pulse||✓||$$|
|BL770||1500||72oz pitcher + 64oz food processor bowl + (2) 16oz to-go-cups||3 Speeds + Pulse||✓||$$$$|
Ninja Professional Blender (BL610)
The top of the BL610 comes with a sensor that automatically detects whether or not the lid is securely in place. If it’s not sealed, the motor will not spin. This prevents accidents and keeps your clothes free from unwelcome stains. The lid as well as the extra large 72oz pitcher is BPA free and totally safe for use with all kinds of food. All parts except for the base are dishwasher safe.
The BL610 includes 3 different speeds plus a pulse button for quick shredding. The unique layout of the blender’s six Pro Extractor Blades provides food and ice crushing power from more than one angle. With one set of blades at the base of the pitcher and an additional set coming out of a rod that sticks up through the center of the pitcher, the design allows huge loads of rough ingredients to get liquefied in around one minute.
In terms of value, this is one of the best deals you can find for a Ninja or any other blender for that matter. It also comes with a full one-year warranty as do all other models in this list. The Ninja Professional BL610 is an excellent buy, especially for its affordable price tag.
- One of the top-selling Ninja models
- Affordable price
- High capacity 72oz pitcher
- Six Pro Extractor Blades from two separate areas spin simultaneously
- Doesn’t come with smaller containers or accessories
Ninja Professional Blender & Nutri Ninja Cups (BL660)
The BL660 costs more, but also comes with more accessories. It includes two BPA free to-go cups with tight fitting lids. You can blend your morning or afternoon smoothie right into the cup and then pop it off and bring it with you. When you get home, you can throw it in the dishwasher along with the pitcher and blades. If you love smoothies or blended drinks, this is extremely convenient and will encourage you to make them more often because it’s so easy with the to-go cups.
Aside from the aforementioned differences, the BL660 is quite similar to the BL610. It has all of the same great features such as two rows of blades and three different speed modes with a pulse button, but offers even more. Also affordably priced, the Ninja Professional BL660 is a great choice for anyone who needs a blender.
- Very strong 1,100 watt motor
- Comes with two 16oz to-go cups
- Pro Extractor Blades provide two rows of cutting action
- Costs more than the very similiar BL610 model
Nutri Ninja Auto iQ (BL482)
The BL482 has a 1,000 watt motor with one set of blades. It’s great for preparing drinks to take with you on the go. For morning rush situations, the auto iQ is ideal because you can simply put in the contents of your smoothie, press a button, and walk away. When you come back you will have a smooth beverage that’s ready to be taken with you right in the container you blended it in.
The Auto iQ comes with one 32oz, one 24oz, and one 18oz cup, each with its own tight-fitting lid. All parts are dishwasher safe and BPA free. For being a relatively small blender, the BL482 is very powerful. When on its highest setting, it’s rather loud, but it completes its cycle quite fast. It uses a stopping and starting rythm to allow chucks to settle down into the bottom during use. For speed and convenience, the Nutri Ninja Auto iQ BL482 might just be the best compact blender on the market.
- Automatic settings make use very easy
- Includes three different sized cups with lids
- Ideal for saving time
- Largest cup is only 32oz
- No Pro Extractor Blades
Ninja Kitchen System Pulse (BL201)
The BL201 has a 550 watt motor, which is less powerful than all of the above models, but still packs enough force to get the job done without any trouble. It may take slightly longer to work through frozen veggies, frozen fruit, and unusually thick ingredients, but the BL201 is still quite strong enough to blend rough ingredients thoroughly. If you need a jumbo sized blender for preparing recipes or otherwise large amounts, then you should definitely consider the Ninja Kitchen System Pulse BL201.
- Includes a dough hook and a dough paddle
- Also comes with two 16oz cups with lids
- Motor is only 550 watts
- No Pro Extractor Blades
Ninja Professional Blender with Single Serve (BL740)
Total Crushing technology in combination with a very powerful motor allows the BL740 to perform very efficiently. If you’re only blending ice and fruit, your smoothie will be extremely fast, allowing you to get out the door that much faster. For frozen ingredients, you can also expect speedy performance from this high grade appliance.
This blender is great for large loads that are made up of thick ingredients. You can whip up a big batch in the 72oz pitcher and put whatever you don’t use right away in the fridge or freezer for later. Especially because of the two 16oz cups with lids, this is solid option for smoothie lovers.
- 1,100 watt motor has plenty of power
- Includes two to-go cups with lids
- XL pitcher
- No Pro Extractor Blades
Nutri Ninja Ninja Blender Duo with Auto-iQ (BL642)
The Ninja BL642 has extra power with a 1,500 watt, 2 HP motor that can spin through just about any edible substance. Its Pro Extractor Blades hack through ingredients at high speeds using two sets of razor sharp blades, including ice and frozen food with ease. Of course, the blades are removable, dishwasher safe, and BPA free as is the pitcher and additional cups.
The BL642 comes with a 72oz pitcher and three additional cups of various sizes with matching lids. Unless the lid is on securely, the blender won’t run. This added safely feature protects you and your family from accidents. Whether you want to blend up a quick smoothie for yourself, make enough to have extra for later, or you want to whip up a big batch to keep in the fridge or freezer, the Nutri Ninja Ninja Blender Duo with Auto-iQ has everything you need.
- Very powerful 1,500 watt motor
- Fully automated, saves time
- Double-row Pro Extractor Blades
- Not compact
Ninja Professional Blender (NJ600)
The NJ600 uses Ninja’s Pro Extractor Blades, six blades from two sets. The rod which spins the blades from the center is removable and can be put in the dishwasher. This makes cleaning much easier. All you have to do is disassemble it and toss it in the dishwasher with your regular load. If you need to clean the base, simply wipe it down with a cloth.
A lack of accessories makes this high quality blender even more affordable. If you only plan on blending your drinks in the main pitcher and you don’t mind transferring smoothies to a cup before taking them with you, then this is your best option. You may also buy accessories separately if you change your mind.
- Tried and true, one of their top-selling models
- Pro Extractor Blades offer six-blade operation
- Affordable price
- Only one blending container
- No accessories
Ninja Mega Kitchen System (BL770)
If you plan on blending frozen fruit and veggies with other rough ingredients like granola, nuts, or any other solids, this is a really good choice. For making basic smoothies, a 1,500 watt motor might be overkill, but it’s always better to have too much power than not enough. And considering that the price tag is still not too high, the BL770 is a good buy.
The Mega Kitchen System includes a wide 8-cup food processor bowl that holds up to 2 lbs of dough. You can knead a batch of pizza or cookie dough in under a minute with the included dough blade. It also comes with two 16oz cups with lids that you can make beverages in directly. This high powered option can handle anything and comes with some great accessories.
- Extra powerful 1,500 watt motor
- Plenty of accessories for smoothie making and recipe preparation
- Pro Extractor Blades hack through heavy loads at two angles
- If you just want to make simple smoothies, this might be more than you need
- Price is higher than most other Ninja models