7 Best Ninja Blenders – Reviews & Buying Guide

Best Ninja Blender

Ninja blenders are gaining in popularity because they are affordable and yet, they perform very well, and because of this, most of them are marketed as having “total crushing technology”.

Additionally, most of them are very compact, with small motor bases that have a very small footprint and thus, they occupy very little space on your kitchen countertop.

That said, there are quite a variety of Ninja blenders in the market and this means that it might be challenging to pick a good one for the job.

For this reason, this article takes a close look at the best Ninja blenders, with a view of helping you find the most ideal choice that suits your fruit and vegetable blending needs.

7 Best Ninja Blenders – Reviews

Product Name

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Rating

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1. SharkNinja BL660 Professional Countertop Blender


SharkNinja BL660 Professional Countertop Blender

3-speed Ninja blender with an 1100-watt motor and a 6-blade assembly for powerful fruit blending and ice crushing capabilities

4.1

2. SharkNinja BL610 Professional Blender

SharkNinja BL610 Professional Blender

Easy to clean blender with a powerful 1000-watt motor and a 6-blade assembly, which makes it a good ice crusher

4.3

3. SharkNinja QB1004 Blender/Food Processor

SharkNinja QB1004 Blender/Food Processor

Top mount power pod blender with a 450-watt motor and comes with a pitcher, food processor, and chopper bowl

4.5

4. SharkNinja QB900B Blender/Food Processor

SharkNinja QB900B Blender/Food Processor

An affordable Ninja blender with an interchangeable top mount power pod between its two jars and has an ergonomic pulse button that is easy to use

4.5

5. SharkNinja BL642 Nutri Personal and Countertop Blender

SharkNinja BL642 Nutri Personal and Countertop Blender

Powerful Ninja blender with Auto-IQ technology and a number of preprogrammed settings that automate the blending process

4.4

6. SharkNinja BL482 Nutri Personal Blender

SharkNinja BL482 Nutri Personal Blender

Powerful personal blender with Auto-IQ for automating blend and ultra-blend modes

3.8

7. SharkNinja BL688 Countertop Blender

SharkNinja BL688 Countertop Blender

Costly Ninja blender with a powerful 1200-watt motor and 3 presets that are automated using Auto-IQ technology

4.3

1. SharkNinja BL660 Professional Countertop Blender

Best overall Ninja blender

Editor's Rating: (4.1 / 5)

SharkNinja BL660 Professional Countertop Blender
  • Motor: 1100 watts
  • Speed: 3 speeds
  • Pitcher size: 72 ounces

SharkNinja’s BL600 is the best overall blender because it is quite powerful and very simple to use. It has a powerful 1100-watt motor that runs 6 blades, which are fixed on a central rotating shaft and this results in superior blending capabilities.

For starters, the powerful motor makes it capable of crushing ice and frozen fruits, which means that this unit can be used to make cold and creamy smoothies and purees.

The 6 blades, on the other hand, makes it blend with ease because they hit the ingredients inside from different angles.

In terms of speed, this blender has 3 of them, which include a low, medium and high speed, and tops this off with a pulse setting for manual control over the blending process and a single serve function for making smoothies directly in the Ninja cups.

On capacity, the BL660 features a 72-ounce pitcher, which is big enough to make drinks for the whole family and has a diamond-shaped design that helps in creating powerful vortices that help in circulating the ingredients inside for even blending.

Other than this, there is the option of getting 16 and 24-ounce Nutri Ninja cups, although these significantly raise the price of the blender. On the bright side, these help you to easily make smoothies and use the same cup to carry the drink wherever you go.

Pros:

  • Powerful 1100-watt motor
  • 6 evenly distributed blades for quick blending
  • 3 speeds plus a pulse and single-serve function
  • Large 72-ounce pitcher
  • 16 and 24-ounce Nutri Ninja cups are available as accessories

Cons:

  • Does not have any presets
  • Ninja cups accessories make the pack very expensive

2. SharkNinja BL610 Professional Blender

Good ice crushing blender

Editor's Rating: (4.3 / 5)

SharkNinja BL610 Professional Countertop Blender
  • Motor: 1000 watts
  • Speed: 3 speeds
  • Pitcher size: 72 ounces

Ninja’s BL610 is quite similar to the BL660 above in terms of design and functionality. For instance, it has a similar 72-ounce blending jar that is perfect for making large batches of drinks for the whole family.

The blender also has the same 6 blade assembly that allows it to crush ice and frozen fruits very fast. This is coupled with a powerful 1000-watt motor, which provides the required torque to the blades to blast through ice and hard fruits with ease.

For speed, this motor’s output is controlled via 3 settings, which include a low, medium and high, with the low being good for soft fruits such as bananas and strawberries while the high tackles apples and other hard fruits.   

In addition to this, the unit has a pulse setting for crushing things such as ice to snow and also giving you more manual control over the blending process so as to achieve your preferred smoothie or puree texture.

On maintenance, the pitcher is dishwasher safe and this makes it very easy to clean. It is also BPA free, which means that it is very safe to use.

Pros:

  • Large 72-ounce pitcher
  • 6 blade assembly for superior crushing and blending power
  • Powerful 1000-watt motor
  • 3 speeds plus a pulse setting
  • Dishwasher safe and BPA free

Cons:

  • No presets
  • No cup accessories

3. SharkNinja QB1004 Blender/Food Processor

Best personal Ninja blender for food processing

Editor's Rating: (4.5 / 5)

SharkNinja QB1004 Blender/Food Processor
  • Motor: 450 watts
  • Speed: 1 speed
  • Pitcher size: 48 ounces

SharkNinja’s QB1004 is a very unique Ninja blender because it features a top mount power pod instead of a motor base. Basically, this means that the motor is mounted above the pitcher when blending.

Despite this design, the unit still features a 6-blade assembly for the pitcher, which is very effective at crushing fruit to form smoothies or purees. It also comes with a 4-blade assembly for its other jars.

However, this particular model features a less powerful 450-watt motor, which is not powerful enough for crushing ice or frozen fruits and thus, these should be avoided.

On the bright side, it comes with a 48-ounce pitcher, a 40-ounce food processor and a 16-ounce chopper bowl, in which the power pod can be quickly interchanged between them for convenience. This makes it the top-rated Ninja blender in this review.

To make it even better, the set is relatively affordable, although the power pod only has a single speed pulse technology for running the unit.

In terms of maintenance, all the jars are dishwasher safe, including their storage lids. These parts are also BPA free and this makes them safe to use for food and drink making.

Pros:

  • 6 and 4 blade assemblies
  • Comes with a 48-ounce pitcher, 40-ounce food processor, and a 16-ounce chopper bowl
  • Affordable
  • Dishwasher and BPA free parts

Cons:

  • Less powerful 450-watt motor
  • Small capacity pitcher

4. SharkNinja QB900B Blender/Food Processor

Best budget Ninja blender

Editor's Rating: (4.5 / 5)

SharkNinja QB900B Blender/Food Processor
  • Motor: 400 watts
  • Speed: 1 speed
  • Pitcher size: 48 ounces

SharkNinja’s QB900B is the most affordable blender in this review but it is also among the best because of its highly desirable features.

For starters, the unit comes with a 48-ounce pitcher as well as a 16-ounce chopper and this makes it a blender as well as a food processor that is ideal for a small family or for personal use.

Each of these jars has a non-slip base, an anti-splash guard and an easy flip pour spout for convenience when serving your smoothie or puree.

In terms of design, an interchangeable top mount power pod, just like in the QB1004 above, is used. This one though is less powerful, featuring a 400-watt motor and this makes it unsuitable for blending hard fruits or crushing ice.

However, what the blender does not have in terms of power, it makes up for this by being small in size and lightweight, which makes it very portable and easy to store under kitchen cabinets.

The unit is also very easy to use, featuring a simple 1-speed pulse control that is activated by pressing a large ergonomic button at the top of the power pod.

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Comes with a 48-ounce pitcher and a 16-ounce chopper
  • Interchangeable top mount power pod
  • Small and lightweight
  • Easy to use with an ergonomic pulse button design

Cons:

  • Less powerful 400-watt motor
  • Only a 1-speed pulse setting

5. SharkNinja BL642 Nutri Personal and Countertop Blender

Most powerful Ninja blender

Editor's Rating: (4.4 / 5)

SharkNinja BL642 Nutri Personal and Countertop Blender
  • Motor: 1200 watts
  • Speed: 3 speeds
  • Pitcher size: 72 ounces

If you are looking for a powerful Ninja blender for crushing ice or frozen fruit, the BL642 is your best option.

This appliance features a 1200-watt motor, which is very powerful and provides enough torque to hammer through hard frozen fruits and ice with ease.

Coupled with its 6-blade assembly, this blender pulverizes ice to snow to seconds to form cold smoothies and creamy cold drinks. It also breaks down veggies, fruits and seeds to give you very nutritious, vitamin-rich and healthy drinks.

In terms of capacity, the BL642 comes with a large 72-ounce pitcher as the main jar and 16, 20- and 24-ounce Nutri Ninja cups with sip and seal lids for making smoothies and purees on the go.  

For control, this unit has a couple of pre-programmed settings such as a smoothie, puree, blend, and ultra-blend, and these are automatically controlled using an Auto-IQ technology that combines a unique timed pulsing, blending and pausing to do the whole work for you.

A pulse setting is also built in and is still controlled via the Auto-IQ but the three low, medium and high-speed settings are manual and thus, you must be physically pressing these buttons in order to run the blender.  

Pros:

  • Powerful 1200-watt motor
  • Comes with a 72-ounce pitcher plus 16, 20 and 24-ounce Nutri Ninja for making drinks on the go
  • Features a couple of presets with Auto-IQ technology
  • 3 manual low, medium and high speeds
  • Pulse setting is available

Cons:

  • Powerful motor consumes quite a lot of power

6. SharkNinja BL482 Nutri Personal Blender

Best automated personal Ninja blender

Editor's Rating: (3.8 / 5)

SharkNinja BL482 Personal Blender
  • Motor: 1000 watts
  • Speed: 1 speed
  • Pitcher size: 32 ounces

The Ninja BL482 has a small-sized motor base and comes with small jars measuring 18, 24 and 32 ounces in capacity, making it ideal for personal use.

Regardless of this size, the blender features a powerful 1000-watt motor base that makes the blending process quite easy due to the torque that it provides. However, it has a set of 4 blades and this might not be as effective as the 6-blade assembly in most of the other Ninja blenders.

On the bright side, Auto-IQ is used to automate the blending process, making it more effective in extracting the most nutrients out of your frozen fruits in blend mode, as well as fibrous foods such as kales and seeds in ultra-blend mode.   

Other than this, the unit also has a pulse mode for manually controlling the blending process so as to achieve a customized texture and a built-in timer that enables you to time the manual blending so that you can reuse those settings for a consistent texture every time.

Pros:

  • Powerful 1000-watt motor
  • Auto-IQ technology for blending automation
  • Comes with 3 blending cups
  • Features a pulse mode for manual control
  • Built-in timer for timing the manual settings

Cons:

  • Features only a 4-blade assembly
  • Comes only with small jars/cups

7. SharkNinja BL688 Countertop Blender

Best Ninja blender for smoothies

Editor's Rating: (4.3 / 5)

SharkNinja BL688 Countertop Blender
  • Motor: 1200 watts
  • Speed: 3 speeds
  • Pitcher size: 72 ounces

SharkNinja’s BL688 is an expensive but very powerful countertop blender, with features that make it a top blender for making smoothies.

For starters, the unit is run by a strong 1200-watt motor, which has the capability to pulverize ice to snow in seconds so that you can make smoothies and other creamy frozen drinks in no time.

This performance is further enhanced by a 6-blade assembly, which cuts the ice from multiple angles to fasten the pulverization process.

In terms of controlling the blender, Auto-IQ technology is used to run the smoothie, frozen drink and puree presets and this ensures that the process is done automatically while extracting the most nutrients from the fruits, vegetables or other ingredients inside the pitcher.

For safety, the unit’s 72-ounce blending jar, blades, and lid are BPA free and are even dishwasher safe, which makes it very easy to clean up after making your frozen drinks.

Pros:

  • Powerful 1200-watt motor
  • 6 blade assembly
  • Auto-IQ technology automates the smoothie, frozen drink and puree presets
  • BPA free and dishwasher safe blending jar, blades and lid
  • Large 72-ounce pitcher

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Does not come with Nutri Ninja cups

Ninja vs. Vitamix Blender

These two major blender brands have been the topic of discussion among many customers and because of good reasons. They produce high-quality blenders that compete very seriously in the market.

In doing this comparison, it is best to look at the best features in the brand’s products and this is given below:

Ninja Blenders

Vitamix Blenders

Price

Ninja blenders are usually 2-3 times cheaper than Vitamix blenders

These are the costlier option although their build quality is generally higher

Power

Although Ninja products are considered to be powerful, their 1100 – 1200-watt max power is no match Vitamix

Vitamix blenders are usually built to have a lot of raw power, ranging from about 2 – 2.2 horsepower or about 1490 – 1640 watts

Material

Mostly constructed using plastics

A combination of plastic and metallic parts

Blades

Features very sharp blades, mostly in a set of 6 that are placed vertically along a rotating shaft

Dull but strong blades that are hardened and laser cut, making them strong enough to pulverize ice to snow very easily

Blend quality

Produces the same quality as a Vitamix blender but may take a longer time to blend

Takes a shorter time to blend smoothies or purees because of having faster motors

Safety

Features Bisphenol A (BPA) free containers, blades, and lids, which basically means it is non-toxic and does not contaminate the food

Also made using BPA free parts

Hot food

Generally, Ninja blenders are not made to handle hot foods. The pitchers may start leaking as a result of the pressure build up inside

Most Vitamix blender pitchers, especially the large ones, are designed to handle hot liquids, with features such as vents that help release the steam build up

Cleaning

Very easy to clean because most of them have dishwasher safe parts

Most modern models have dishwasher-safe parts, with some having self-cleaning capabilities

Ease of use

Widely known for their Auto-IQ systems, which take the guesswork out of the blending process. Some high-end models also feature built-in timers for tracking the manual (pulse) blending to help you make a similar textured drink every time

Well known for its simple controls and variable speeds that are set using clearly labeled dials. However, most of the models do not have presets as compared to Ninja blenders

Made in

Designed in the USA but made in China. They are more economically made and thus, cheaper than Vitamix blenders. However, this does not mean that their quality is inferior to Vitamix blenders in terms of performance. For durability though, these blenders cannot outlast those in the Vitamix lineup

Designed and made in the USA. These blenders have been used in homes and kitchens for decades and are associated with having high-quality motors and parts

From the comparison above, it is quite clear that Vitamix blenders perform better and are more durable, but they come at a high cost.

On the other hand, Ninja blenders are not that badly off. What makes them very popular is their affordability. If you are on a tight budget, this brand is a good option to consider and you may look for an extended warranty just to give you peace of mind due to the durability factor.

How to Buy the Best Ninja Blenders

How to Buy the Best Ninja Blender

#1. Motor

A motor’s power rating is usually proportional to its power output. Therefore, the higher it is, the more powerful the blender.

Although such a motor consumes more electricity, it would give the blender more torque to crush through tough frozen fruits and ice, leaving you with very creamy smoothies in the perfect texture.

An important thing to note here is that blenders that are rated at less than 500 watts are not capable of handling such hard ingredients and thus, you can only use them to blend soft fruits. However, they are cheaper than the more powerful ones.

Buying guide: if you are on a tight budget, a less powerful blender (typically less than 600 watts) will do. However, if you want to make the best smoothies and purees, buy a Ninja blender that has at least a 1000-watt rating.

#2. Speed

Speeds directly determine the texture of the juice that you will produce. Therefore, the more you have, the more the variety of drinks that you can make.

For Ninja blenders, most of them feature at least low, medium and high speeds, plus a pulse and some few presets to help automate the blending process for some common drinks.

There are some units though that simply feature a single pulse speed and this might be inconveniencing if you like to make a wide variety of juices, smoothies, and purees.

However, if you are particular about the texture that you want and the single speed blender produces it just the way you like it, that will work for you. Otherwise, buy the multiple speed blender.

#3. Blending Cup

A blender’s cup or jar size is also a big factor to consider. Basically, jars that have a capacity of more than 64 ounces can be used to make a large batch for the whole family.

Medium sized 40 – 50-ounce pitchers are enough for small sized families while 16 – 24-ounce cups are ideal for personal use.

Depending on how many people you have in your household, you should buy a blender with the appropriately sized container.

#4. Accessories

For Ninja blenders, the most common accessories are additional blending cups, which enable you to make different quantities of juices and smoothies on the go. Such cups are very helpful because they let you blend your drinks and carry them using the same container.

However, you need to check if these accessories significantly increase the cost of the product. If this is the case, it might not be worthy to buy such a blender.

#5. Ease of Use

Whether you are a technical or a non-technical person, nothing beats an easy-to-use product and, in this case, an easy-to-use blender.

Even though most of them have simple button interfaces, the ones that feature Auto-IQ are certainly easier to use because they do everything for you by running automatically to achieve a consistent texture every time.

Conclusion

Ultimately, the best Ninja blenders depends on your blending needs. With the wide variety of Ninja blenders, there is certainly one that is suitable for a specific type of person, be it the best for making smoothies or even in terms of size, the best for personal or family use.

After going through this article, you should be in a better position to pick the most suitable Ninja blender that will help you make delicious and nutritious juices.

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