Ninja blenders can be found in a heck of a lot of modern kitchens. Nope. Let me revise that. Ninja blenders can be found in a heck of a lot of WELL-EQUIPPED modern kitchens. Why? Because as blenders go, (and believe me, there are about a zillion blenders going out there), Ninja blenders belong to the best of the bunch.
And it’s easy to see why.
Made of the finest quality materials, incorporating the latest technology and backed by years of manufacturing prowess, the people who make Ninja blenders know what they are about.
But more than that, they also understand what people want, need and downright expect from a top of the range kitchen blender; a sturdy, hard-working, easy-to-use appliance that gets the job done with a minimum amount of fuss.
And all of these at a fair and reasonable price.
But enough already. We’ve put together a TOP 10 countdown of best Ninja blenders available right now. So, let’s get started, shall we?
Ninja Professional Blender (NJ600)
This professional grade, heavy-duty blender/processor comes with an extra large 72-oz pitcher and uses the renowned Ninja Six Blade action capable of turning solid ice cubes into smooth snow within seconds. The blades, pitcher and the lid are all dishwasher safe and the high-quality manufacture will ensure a long and busy kitchen life.
With its high performance 1000 watt motor, the Ninja Professional Blender (NJ600) makes easy work of blending, pureeing and processing, and the patented Ninja Total Crushing Technology means you can crush ice with fruit or vegetables all in one smooth action.
It may look like just another handy kitchen helper, but the NJ600 has what it takes to deliver delicious smoothies, dips, and sauces within seconds.
Pros: Extra large pitcher, 1000 watt power, Ninja Six Blade Action
Cons: Slightly unwieldy design, no suction cups on the bottom of the base
Nutri Ninja Pro (BL450)
If you’re looking for a blender capable of unlocking all the vitamins and nutrients from your favorite fruits and vegetables, then the Nutri Ninja Pro BL450 has your wants and needs covered. With 900 watts of professional power, this little beauty makes short work of ice, skins, stems, and seeds to serve up your delicious smoothies and health drinks within seconds.
Compact in size, the Pro BL450 has a deceptively powerful cutting/blending/crushing ability that allows it to compete with blenders a lot bigger and more expensive than this. Only it’s a lot quieter. Ninja’s famous Pro Extractor Blades get to work smooth and fast and are designed to get the best out of your daily nutrition. Simple and sleek in design, this is one blender that would not look out of place in even the grandest of kitchens.
Pros: Compact yet powerful, less noisy than comparable blenders
Cons: Blade attachment gasket is a little awkward to clean
Ninja Professional 1000W Total Crushing Blender (BL610)
This classic design comes with outstanding Ninja performance and the Total Crushing Technology that can pulverize ice, whole fruits and veggies in a fraction of the time it would take some of its peers. The extra large 72-ounce pitcher is ideal for multiple smoothies, providing delicious and healthy nutrition for the entire family.
With 1000 watts of power under the hood, this blender will gladly handle the heavy blending and processing roles of just about any busy kitchen. Stable and secure, dishwasher safe and BPA-free, the BL610 Professional is ultra safe as the blades will not turn unless the lid is properly closed.
A must-have appliance for smoothie lovers everywhere.
Pros: Powerful kitchen workhorse for light to heavy-duty tasks. Classic design
Cons: A little loud, and a slightly heavier base than expected
Ninja Professional Blender with Single Serve (BL740)
One of the top selling blenders, the Ninja BL740 is equipped with a ferocious 1100-watt motor that will pulverize, crush and basically destroy your smoothie, soup, and sauce ingredients. Designed to look good in any kitchen, this is a powerhouse of the food preparation universe.
Made with the meticulous quality of all Ninja products it comes with a massive 72-oz pitcher and a duo of 16-oz single serving cups with safe and secure drink to-go lids. BPA-free and dishwasher safe, the perfect help for busy soccer moms and stressed out dads. Complete juicing in seconds.
Pros: Sturdy, stable blender that packs a real punch, easy to clean
Cons: Plastic pitcher only
Ninja Nutri Bowl DUO (NN102)
Looking for some inspiration in the kitchen? The Ninja NN102 transforms fresh, whole ingredients into delicious and nutritious meals, drinks and snacks at the touch of a button. And if you love baking your own bread, this talented all-rounder will make your dough as smooth as silk.
Featuring intelligent programs to combine pulse, blend and pause patterns to take all the hard work out of your healthy food preparation. Equipped with professional quality, high-performance Pro Extractor Ninja Blades and on-the-go cups, the NN102 Nutri Bowl Duo is flush with iQ technology which gives you that extra control over smoothness and consistency.
Pros: Powerful 1200-watt motor, two interchangeable vessels, even makes dough
Cons: Bowl a little small, quite loud
Ninja Master Prep (QB900B)
The Ninja Prep comes with everything you could ever need for an awesome blending experience; pitcher and chopper splashguards, stacked blade assembly, a 48-oz pitcher and a 16-ounce shopping bowl. The plucky 400-watt motor delivers enough power to chop, blend and process ice, fruit, and veggies with ease.
This machine is the right pick for anyone who demands even chopping and frozen blending as part and parcel of a modern blender. And the sleek, artisan design makes this one trendy, eye-catching appliance ready to take pride of place in your kitchen.
Pros: Easy-flip pour spout, non-slip base, quiet and smooth operation
Cons: Struggles a with over-sized pieces so pre-chop may be required
Nutri Ninja Ninja Blender Duo with Auto-iQ (BL642)
Treat yourself to one of the most versatile blenders to ever grace your kitchen worktop. Probably the ultimate (and delicious) method for maintaining a healthy diet and the first step to staying fit. This classically designed Ninja blender comes with a massive 1500-watt motor and five intelligent settings.
Delivered with 3 Nutri Ninja cups, sip and seal lids, and a 75-recipe cookbook, the Nutri Ninja BL642 has a 72-ounce pitcher and a Total Crushing action that creates super creamy smoothies and thirst quenching icy drinks in seconds.
Pros: Easily breaks down whole fruits, all jars, blades and lids BPA free and dishwasher safe
Cons: Can develop latch problems on rare occasions
Ninja Professional Blender & Nutri Ninja Cups (BL660)
If you and your partner are fans of delicious smoothies on the go, then the Ninja BL660 Professional Blender with two 16-ounce Nutri Cups is the ideal blender for you. Quick, quiet and with a super smooth chopping and blending action will rapidly earn a place of honor in your kitchen.
The sleek and timeless design simply never gets old. A Ninja product complete with all the classic quality and expert technology you can rely on for years to come.
Pros: High-powered appliance ideal for busy households who like to take their vitamins on the go
Cons: Quite loud, lid can be difficult to remove with one hand
Nutri Ninja Auto iQ (BL482)
Multi-functionality is just one of the benefits you get when you choose this nifty blender from Ninja. With 2 automated programs and Pro Extractor Blades and intelligent blending settings that eliminate any guesswork from your favorite smoothies, sauces and purée recipes. The unit comes equipped with one 24-ounce Nutri Cup and one 16 ounce Nutri Cup with practical sip and seal lids.
Pros: Handy display to count down mixing times, consistent and delicious drinks every time
Cons: A bit on the loud side, seal difficult to remove with just your fingers
Ninja Blender 1200 (BL688)
Topping our list is this 1200-watt beauty that turns all your blending and smoothing tasks to child’s play. Powerful and efficient this is one Ninja blender that you’ll boast about for years to come. Whether you’re a lover of ice-cold smoothies and drinks, a connoisseur of savory sauces or a patron of purées, the BL688 will exceed your expectations again and again.
The state-of-the-art technology features intelligent blending time settings, a huge 72-ounce pitcher and the usual supreme quality Ninja Blades that can make ice to snow as if by magic. A must-have kitchen appliance for busy folks who like to keep to a healthy diet and love the taste of their own delicious homemade smoothies.
Pros: Powerful motor crushes and smooths the most stubborn fruit and veg in seconds
Cons: Quite loud and a bit on the heavy side
A Handy Guide to Buying a Blender
These days, it’s hard to imagine a kitchen without a blender. Especially since the smoothie craze has gone through the roof and people are realizing just how important healthy food and drinks are for their general wellbeing.
But like all kitchen appliances, a blender represents another household investment, and you want to be sure you get the right product for your money. This is why we’ve put together this handy guide to help you make the most informed decision about which blender best serves your wants and needs.
Here are what we consider to be the most important points to consider before you make your purchase:
Before you buy a blender it’s good to know exactly what you are going to use it for. Blenders come in two basic types–each one is designed for different and specific tasks. The first is the immersion blender. These are generally cheap, portable and easily stored away.
Immersion blenders work by being held into the vessel containing the food to be blended– like fruit in a bowl or soup in a pot. But be aware that they are the lightweights of the blending world and are not usually of the same capacity of the heavier tasks blenders on the market today. They can also be tricky to clean as very few are dishwasher safe.
The second type of blender is the counter blender. These are larger, sturdier and more stable and are designed to literally cut, grind and crush just about anything edible you care to put in it. Everything from ice to nuts to stems and stalks shouldn’t present a problem for a good quality counter blender. On the downside, they are more expensive, take up more space and some models can actually be rather loud.
Your blender is going to be asked to do a lot of hard work in the kitchen. So it makes sense that if you are going to be making smoothies for the whole family several times a day, you want something with a bit of power under the hood.
Blenders come with anything between 500 to 1500 watts, with some professional models packing even more of a punch. And the more power the longer the blender will last without breaking down. It’s definitely something to think about if you’re living on a budget.
Most counter blenders come with suction cups at the bottom of the base to keep it from sliding around when it’s crushing through your fruit and veg. If your unit doesn’t then that means you’re going to have to keep a close eye, and a good hold on it whenever you use it. Generally speaking, the heavier the base the more stable and safer the blender will be.
Some blenders are a real pain to clean after use. And seeing as we’re talking about food and other edibles you’ll want to make sure your blender is spotless each time you use it. Before you buy your blender, check to see if it has any small, removable parts, seals or gaskets that may be difficult to keep clean. Of course, the easiest solution is to purchase a blender that is safe to put in the dishwasher.
There are a lot of blenders out there that boast a wide range of speed levels. But for your normal, average household, you only need three. HIGH-LOW-PULSE is probably all you’ll ever need your blender to do and are enough to make really good smoothies, purees, sauces and just about anything else you want to put in a mug and drink without chewing.
There still are other important things to consider when buying a blender– like warranty, additional features (extra cups), the pitcher material (glass or plastic) and of course, the price.
And like everything else you have ever bought in your life so far and will ever buy in the future, the old adage rings true; you get what you pay for.
It’s up to you to weigh the quality and price factors against each other and try to find the most useful yet financially appropriate blender for your budget. Bon appetit!