With nutritionists urging people to adopt healthy feeding approaches, a steadily growing populace is exploring blender-use to perk up diet nutrition. With the right blender, you can easily whip up milkshakes, gravies, soups, sauces, smoothies, dips, and frozen drinks.
What's more, a high-performance blender will also work on crackers, bread, and cookies besides enabling you to juice your favorite veggies and fruits.
There is an astounding array of blenders in the market, thus choosing the right one to augment your lifestyle might be a daunting task. However, in this guide, we have reviewed the top 15 Ninja blenders so you can easily pick the one that meets your smoothie making needs.
Nutri Ninja Personal and Countertop Blender with 1200-Watt Auto-IQ Base
Manufactured by Shark Ninja, the Nutri Ninja Personal Countertop Blender BL642 measures 7 x 10 x 17.5 inches, weighs 10.1 pounds and is built to crush ice to snow within seconds fully.
It features Nutri Ninja pro extractor blades powered by a 1200-Watt motor to break down whole fruits, vegetables, and seeds for optimal nutrient and vitamin extraction.
The auto-IQ technology features timed, intelligent blending programs that control the blending work for you so you can take the guesswork out of the equation.
It ships with a 72-ounce collection jar and three Nutri Ninja cups (18oz, 24oz, and 32oz) with sip-and-seal lids alongside a 75-recipe cookbook.
Reasons to Buy:
- It's highly durable
- It's highly versatile- you can blend almost any type of food
- Fairly affordable
- It takes up very little countertop space
- At only10 pounds, it's very portable
Ninja Professional Countertop Blender with 1100-Watt Base
This high-performance blender stands at 7.2 x 9 x 17 inches and weighs 7.1 pounds. It features 3-speed plus pulse 1100 Watt Professional Performance base built with Ninja Total Crushing Technology blades for optimal nutrient extraction through blending.
Its jar has a capacity of 72oz while its two accompanying single-serve cups with to-go lids can hold 16oz each.
Further, the Ninja Professional Countertop Blender with 1100-Watt Base is built with dishwasher-safe and BPA-free materials. The blender comes with a clear 'how-to’ instructions manual.
Reasons to Buy:
- The 1100 Watt base enables blending of whole fruits, vegetables, and ice
- The XL (72oz) blender pitcher enables you to blend your family' favorite recipe in one go
- The 3-speed and pause 1100 Watt motor couples with the Ninja Total Crushing Technology blades to deliver unbeatable efficiency in controlled processing, pureeing, crushing and blending
- Relatively affordable
- All parts are BPA-free and dishwasher-safe.
Ninja 4-in-1 Blender and Food Processor System
This blending system weighs 8.3 pounds and stands at 17.2 inches by 8.2 inches by 7.5 inches. Its base comprises a 1200-Watt auto-IQ base with intelligent programs for precise timed pulsing, processing, and blending of ingredients.
The Ninja 4-in-1 Blender System is also equipped with an auto-spiralizer having three discs for transforming ingredients to ribbon, fettuccine, and spaghetti as well as dough mixing.
Further, the blender has as 72-ounce (64oz maximum liquid capacity) pitcher.
Reasons to Buy:
- The auto-spiralizer will enable you to easily transform your favorite ingredients to 3 different types of noodles: fettuccine, spaghetti, and ribbon
- The blender cup’s high-speed processing adds flavor to the smooth fiber-rich smoothies and juices
- The 4-cup-in-one precision processing handles all types of ingredients and processing including chopping, pureeing, dough-mixing and blending
- Equipped with auto-IQ smart technology programs, all you need to do is put in the ingredients and the precision-timed pulsing, pausing and blending patterns do the remaining work
Ninja Kitchen System 1200
With dimensions of 16.8 inches by 10.5 inches by 14.9 inches, and weighing 6 pounds, the Ninja Kitchen System BL700 is a formidable dough-making, food processing, and blending system.
It features an 1100-Watt Professional Power base with smart speed technology for optimal performance. The blending system comes with a 40-ounce processing bowl and a 72-ounce XL pitcher built with a serving spout.
With its versatility, the system will enable you to knead dough into your favorite cookies, bread, pizzas, and pretzels besides crushing ice to snow in an instant. In addition to blending your favorite ingredients, you can use its pulse feature for controlled processing.
Reasons to Buy:
- Unrivaled versatility in blending, dough-kneading, ice crushing, and controlled processing
- It’s exceptionally light thus highly portable
- It’s a fair-priced purchase considering it couples as both a blender and food processor
- Its components are BPA-free and dishwasher-friendly hence cleaning it is a breeze
- The 1100-Watt base enables it to chop through all kinds of ingredients in your recipes easily.
Nutri Ninja Auto-IQ Compact Blending System
Weighing 15.8 pounds, this blending system is built with high-performance extraction blades coupled with Smooth-Boost Technology in the Pro model to augment adjustability to your blending experience.
Its pitcher’s structure comprises double-walled stainless steel, which keeps your smoothies fresh and cold-frozen for up to 4 hours. The Nutri Ninja Auto-IQ BL492 comes with two Regular and Jumbo multi-serve Titan Nutri Ninja cups incorporating sip-and-seal lids ideal for ‘on-the-go’ fresh juice and smoothies.
Moreover, this blending unit includes a 40-ounce preparation and blending bowl so that you can whip up your favorite recipes easily and instantly.
Reasons to Buy:
- The blender’s Auto-IQ blending technology, combined with the Smooth-Boost feature, enables you to customize your smoothie making
- It’s exceptionally versatile thus will enable you to perform high-performance blending or nutrient extraction with the press of a button
- Thanks to the blender system’s precision processing, you will easily access chopping, perfect dough-kneading and puree-making
- Your fresh smoothies will stay ice-cold for up to 4 hours in the double-walled stainless steel pitcher
- With the blending system’s Regular and Jumbo multi-serve Titan Nutri Ninja cups built with sip-and-seal lids, you can safely carry your blended smoothies on the go.
Ninja Supra Kitchen Blender System
The blender system weighs 10 pounds built with extraordinary versatility to augment your efforts in making smoothies and shakes. The professional high-performance motor infused with Total Crushing Technology guarantees optimal frozen blending, food processing, juicing, and dough mixing.
Its 72oz pitcher contains a six-blade assembly and a built-in pour spout while the accompanying XL food processor has an 8-bowl capacity to help you prepare 2 lbs of dough within 30 seconds.
Besides, the system includes two single-serve cups with built-in blending blades and travel lids. The Kitchen Blender System offers one-touch pulsing for optimal efficiency in food processing.
Reasons to Buy:
- The blender’s powerful motor combined with Total Crushing Technology will enable you to easily liquefy whole vegetables and fruits as well as crush chunks of ice into snow instantaneously
- Its parts are BPA-free and dishwasher-safe, so you needn’t worry about hectic cleaning processes
- Most of your food prep activities including dough-kneading are completely automated
- You can conveniently carry your fresh smoothie or fruit and vegetable juice in the blender’s single-serve cups
- Highly portable blender weighing a mere 10 pounds
Ninja Countertop Blender with 1000-Watt Auto-IQ Base
Weighing a mere 9 pounds, the Ninja Countertop Blender with 1000-Watt Auto-iQ Base is our first stand-alone Auto-IQ blender with exceptional power. It features a 1200-Watt professional performance base imbued with timed Auto-IQ blending programs for optimal blending efficiency.
The timed pulsing, blending, and pausing patterns take over the blending work for you, enabling you to rest while eliminating the guesswork out of your smoothie making.
Its pitcher has a capacity of 72oz. The strong and efficient blades help in pulverizing ice to snow beside churning through whole veggies and fruits to yield all-smooth juices and smoothies. Its components are BPA-free and dishwasher-safe.
Reasons to Buy:
- Driven by a 1200-Watt base, it's our strongest standalone blender
- It features a compact design thus occupies marginal countertop space
- It has an alluring price tag
- Being BPA-free and dishwasher-friendly, cleaning this blender is a walk in the park
- The precisely timed pulsing, blending, and pausing patterns will enable you to prepare exceptionally smooth smoothies with the press of a button.
Ninja Mega Kitchen System 1200W for Blending and Food Processing
This mega kitchen blending and food processing system has dimensions 17 inches x 11.7 inches x 17.5 and weighs approximately 20 pounds. It features a powerful 1200-Watt Auto-IQ base with accurately timed pulsing, blending, and pausing patterns for unequaled blending consistency all the time.
Further, its 72oz blender pitcher incorporates high-performance pro-extractor blades built with Nutri Ninja Total Crushing Technology to enable instantaneous ice pulverization as well as blending of whole fruits, vegetables, stems, and nuts.
The Kitchen System comes with an XL 8-cup food-processing bowl that can mix up to 2lb of dough within 30 seconds. The unit comes with a dough-kneading blade, a stacked blade, and a chopping blade alongside two 24oz on-the-go cups with sip-and-seal lids. As a bonus, a 25-recipe instructions book accompanies the machine.
Reasons to Buy:
- This kitchen system is exceptionally versatile and will handle anything from nut-cracking to whole fruit and vegetable blending, dough mixing as well as chopping ingredients
- Its Nutri Ninja pro-extractor blades provide lovable nutrient extraction from your favorite ingredients
- The generous 8-cup capacity food processing bowl will allow you to prepare all your recipes in one go
- With its uniquely powerful base and blade assembly, you can use it to crush nuts and chop stems, operations that most other blenders can't handle
- Besides using its select Auto-IQ programs to optimize your specific blending, chopping nut-cracking or dough-mixing operations, you can use the convenient timer to monitor its progress.
Ninja Blender and Food Processor System 1200-W Auto-IQ Base
This appliance contains a Ninja Auto-IQ Kitchen System with Auto-IQ Boost to for customized drink making. It features a high performance 1200-Watt Auto-IQ base which couples with the 72oz capacity pitcher's Pro Extractor blades for optimal performance in churning and blending of whole veggies and fruits.
The system's pitcher is built with Total Crushing Technology to enable instantaneous pulverization of ice to snow.
Additionally, the Ninja Blender 1200-Watt Auto-IQ Base is equipped with a 40oz preparation and blending bowl to ease ingredients preparation as well as streamline dough kneading. Accompanying the blender are two 24oz cups with lids.
Reasons to Buy:
- The kitchen system's auto-IQ Boost feature allows you to customize your drink-making experience truly
- Its 40oz prep bowl will ease ingredients-readying, blending and dough mixing
- This blending system's purchase price is quite pocket-friendly
- With its 72oz pitcher, you can easily whip up farm juice, purees, smoothies and shakes for a family in one go
- Its plastic-and-metal construction makes it relatively light (8.3 pounds) thus easily portable.
Ninja Smart Screen Blender Duo with FreshVac Technology
The Ninja blender features a high performance 1400-Peak-Watt motor base that integrates a touch screen display and control panel. The FreshVac technology incorporates an easy-to-use FreshVac pump design to expunge oxygen before blending to preserve nutrients and flavors as well as minimize foaming and drink separation.
Moreover, the Ninja Smart Screen with FreshVac Technology includes seven pre-set Auto-IQ programs that are accessible via the touch screen panel. These include automatic chef-designed recipes for shakes, smoothies, and drinks.
Further, this blending machine contains a 72oz pitcher with Total Crushing and Pro Extractor blades assembly for the swift transformation of tough ingredients to fresh, nutrient-rich purees, shakes, smoothies, and dips. The appliance also includes 20oz single-serve FreshVac cups for drinks on the go.
Reasons to Buy:
- Due to the FreshVac pump technology, your drink will stay fresh for up to 8 hours after preparation
- The blender incorporates an alluring recipe-rich touch screen control panel and display
- The 1400-Peak-Watt motor base provides exceptional blending power to process even tough ingredients
- This blender is extremely easy to use- just put in the ingredients and select any pre-set recipe from the lit touch screen panel
- Due to the FreshVac feature, the blender yields exceptionally nutrient-dense drinks with minimal foam and separation.
Ninja Smart Screen Blender and Food Processor with FreshVac Technology
The smoothie maker has a 1400-Peak-Watt base and a FreshVac pump to suck out oxygen from ingredients before blending. Besides lenghtening the smoothies’ shelf-life, it preserves the nutrients therein and makes the drink less frothy.
The base has nine pre-set Auto-IQ chef-designed recipe programs that are easily accessible through an easy-to-use backlit touchscreen display and control panel.
Further, the blender’s 72oz FreshVac pitcher has Total Crushing blades for the instantaneous transformation of ingredients to dips, smoothies shakes, and soups while its 20oz single-serve cups keep the drink fresh for over 8 hours from preparation.
Ninja Smart Screen Blender comes with a 40oz precision processor with stacked blades to aid in precision chopping, dough making, puree preparation, and ingredients mixing. It has a food processor with a shredding disc that optimizes consistency in blending besides providing sufficient space for ingredients prep.
Reasons to Buy:
- Unparalleled ease of use- simply snap in one of the FreshVac vessels and the touchscreen display lights up with the vessel-specific pre-set chef-designed program
- The blender’s 1400-Peak-Watt base motor provides sufficient power to blend whole fruits and veggies besides crushing ice to snow in an instant
- With the blender’s 40oz precision processor, you will be able to perform several kitchen chores including dough kneading, chopping and mixing of ingredients as well as preparing purees.
- The blender is innovatively built to ease cleaning and optimize durability
- Your drink will stay farm fresh and without foam or separation for up to eight long hours after preparation due to the blender’s FreshVac pump technology.
Ninja Smart Screen Blender with 1000-Watt Base
It measures 8.9 inches by 10.8 inches by 17.3 inches and weighs 10.2 pounds. It features a 1000-Watt smart base with a touch-screen display panel, 4-Auto-IQ programs with pre-set chef-designed recipes for frozen drinks, smoothies, ice cream, and purees as well as a 72oz Total Crushing blender pitcher.
The Total Crushing blades chop through ingredients and instantly crush ice into snow easily. Besides its auto mode, the Ninja Smart Screen Blender with 1000-Watt Base also integrates a manual mode so you can customize recipes and blending operations to your liking.
Reasons to Purchase:
- It’s awfully easy to choose between pre-set automatic modes and manual blending mode
- The touchscreen panel is incredibly intuitive thus you have little chance of messing up your recipes through guesswork
- It comes with a recipe book to complement your blending journey
- The blender is durable
- It’s remarkably easy to clean
Ninja Intelli-Sense Kitchen System with Advanced Auto IQ CT680SS
The kitchen system is inventively designed with top-of-the-game components and technology. The Smart 1200-Watt motor base has an intuitive touchscreen interface and features 12 Smart chef-designed programs with precisely attuned speed, pausing and pulsing patterns to create a staggering array of recipes with the touch of a button.
The Smart Recognition tech enables it to detect the attached vessel instantaneously and immediately displays unique recipe menus besides adjusting blending speed, torque, and power accordingly.
Moreover, the Ninja Intelli-Sense Kitchen System contains a 72-ounce Total Crushing pitcher that easily blasts through ice, fruits, and vegetables alongside other ingredients to produce snow cones, ice cream, and other frozen drinks.
Further, it includes a stacked blade assembly, dough-kneading blade assembly, a Pro Extractor blades assembly, a precision processing blade assembly as well as a reversible slicing disc and spindle for optimized nutrient extraction, and blending.
Besides, the unit integrates an 8-cup precision processor, a 24-ounce single-serve cup with a spout lid and a 35-recipe guidebook.
Reasons to Buy:
- You can use this kitchen system to make a limitless array of recipes from prepping dough, ice cream, refreshers, smoothies, and margaritas to garnishing, pureeing, slicing, shredding, blending and chopping ingredients
- The intuitive touchscreen interface allows you to switch between Smart vessel-specific programs and manual options easily
- The spout lids in the pitcher and cups will allow you to take your blended drinks on the go
- Using it is a breeze- simply introduce your ingredients then tap on the Smart touch screen interface
- Its 72-ounce pitcher will let you prepare sufficient drinks for several people in one go.
Nutri Ninja Ninja Blender System with Auto-IQ
This kitchen system comes equipped with a 1500-Watt motor base ideal for all blending and meal prep.
Its Auto-IQ technology integrates a countdown timer with intelligent programs for precise blending, pulsing and pausing patterns thus provides hands-free operation.
Further, the Nutri Ninja Blender with Auto-IQ features a 72oz pitcher with Total Crushing blades as well as a 64oz food processor bowl capable of making 2 lbs. of dough within 30 seconds. The appliance also comes with two 24oz and one 32oz Nutri Ninja cups with sip-and-seal lids.
Reasons to Buy:
- It’s very affordable
- It has exceptional motor power (1500W) ideal for blending any ingredient you introduce
- The 64oz food processor bowl is ideal for a family’s meal prep in one go
- Auto-IQ with countdown timer ensures your blending is perfectly timed
- Ideal for taking your smoothies and juices on the go (24oz and 32oz cups)
Ninja Chef Countertop Blender with 1500-Watt Auto-IQ Base
This blender is built with a 1500-Watt superior motor base and next-generation high-speed blade assembly for the convenient blending of tough ingredients.
It integrates ten pre-set Auto-IQ programs with chef-designed recipes alongside ten manual mode speeds with variable speed control to optimize customized blending.
Also, the Ninja Chef Countertop Blender with 1500-Watt Auto-IQ Base features Smart Vessel Recognition and comes with a 72-ounce pitcher with a vented lid and a 50-recipe booklet.
Reasons to Buy:
- You’ll access exceptional blending customization (10-speed manual control)
- Superior blending power (1500W motor and next-gen blade design)
- Its components are dishwasher-safe
- Its powerful base and vented pitcher lid prevent bogging down during blending
- Auto-IQ Smart Vessel Recognition provides for exceptionally efficient blending of a wide range of recipes at the touch of a button.
How to Use a Ninja Blender
Ninja blenders are professional, high-performance appliances that use stacked blades to pulverize instead of chopping ingredients. They are easy to use as illustrated below:
- Assemble your Ninja blender: normally, you should attach the pitcher to the base then place and fasten the stacked blade assembly onto the shaft.
- Find the blender's power cord and plug it into a corresponding power socket.
- Press the 'release' button on the lid to open and remove the cap.
- Introduce your ingredients into the pitcher: start with veggies then fruits and finish with ice cubes. Do not use hot ingredients.
- Switch on the socket switch then choose a setting on the blender: simply press the button corresponding to your blending option.
- If you want just one serving, detach the pitcher and attach the single-serve cup then follow steps III to V above.
How to Clean a Ninja Blender
Using the dishwasher
Most Ninja blenders have dishwasher-friendly pitchers, cups, blade assemblies, and lids. To clean them, simply place the blade assembly and lids on the top rack of your dishwasher. The cups and pitcher can be put in any rack for cleaning.
Cleaning a Ninja blender by hand
Rinse off the lids and blade assembly under hot water after each blending to dislodge stuck ingredients. Handle the blades with exceptional care, as they are extremely sharp. To properly clean the pitcher and cups, use hot water and mild dish soap with a sponge to scrub off any residue then rinse off with warm water.
Cleaning the base
First, disconnect the power cord from the socket then use a clean, moist sponge or damp cloth to wipe off the dust and stains from your Ninja blender's base. Take care not to wet any electrical components to prevent electric shocks.
Ninja vs. Vitamix Blender Comparison
While both Ninja and Vitamix blenders operate beautifully, there are subtle differences between the two:
- Ninja blenders' dual stage blade assembly provides for a broader range of ingredients' processing compared to Vitamix blenders.
- Vitamix blenders are slightly faster in operation than Ninja blenders.
- Ninja brands are substantially more powerful than their Vitamix counterparts are.
- Ninja blenders have childproof pitcher lids, making them a little more tasking in disassembly compared to Vitamix blenders.
- Vitamix brands of blenders are substantially less noisy than Ninja brands.
- Ninja blenders are considerably cheaper than similar Vitamix blenders in the purchase price.
- Vitamix blenders can blend hot soups, but Ninja blenders perform poorly this.
- Ninja blenders are relatively easier and more convenient to use than Vitamix blenders owing to more control options in the former.
- Vitamix brands are more sturdily built thus more durable than similar Ninja blendes.
- Ninja blenders are considerably better than Vitamix blenders in some ways thus more preferable.
The Best Ninja Blender to Buy:
Considering the versatility of functionality, benefits accrued from as well as the price tag, the best Ninja blender to buy in this guide is the Ninja Kitchen System 1200.
The Best Ninja Blender for Juicing:
Unlike blending, juicing requires lower RPMs to prevent ionizing the drink, frothing as well as reducing oxidation due to high temperatures. The Ninja Chef Countertop Blender with 1500-Watt Auto-IQ Base offers controlled manual blending with FreshVac technology thus is the ideal Ninja blender for juicing.
Blending your favorite ingredients is an easy, affordable, and convenient way to introduce valuable nutrients into your diet. While there best blender brands in the market today, Ninja blenders are among the most reliable in efficiency, affordability, versatility, and durability.
I hope that this review will point you to the most suitable Ninja blender for your specific blending and food processing needs.