A review of the Ninja brand blenders

I don’t usually do reviews unless it is of a product that I use and am happy with.smoothie

Because I use a blender almost every day when I make my “vomit” drinks, AKA shakes/smoothies, I am going to write a review of the Ninja brand blenders.

I was first introduced to the Ninja brand about 15 years ago. We bought our first Ninja about 10 years ago and we still use it today. I use it nearly every day, sometimes several times a day to blend my smoothies. Because I like mine super thick, I add a lot of ice, frozen fruits, and more.

I am happy to say that the Ninja has held up over the last 10 years and is still going strong. It can chop an ice cube into little tiny pieces quickly and easily. I have never even sharpened the blades. It probably would work even better if I did, but they appear plenty sharp, so I have not done so.

Benefits of the product

The Ninja blender line is a very easy way to make healthy smoothies and shakes. Period. It works hard so you do not have to. I full-heartedly recommend the Ninja brand because I have found it to be a trustworthy product that I have been able to use hundreds of times for the past ten years.

How to use the Product

Very simply put, you dump in your ingredients, select the setting (if that is one of the features of your Ninja) and blend! Ours is very simple, you just dump in the stuff to blend, put on the lid, connect the blender power top and push down and voila!

Below is a very short video of me using my Ninja.

Product Description and Features

Ninja BL660 Professional Countertop Blender with 1100-Watt Base, 72 Oz Total Crushing Pitcher and (2) 16 Oz Cups for Frozen Drinks and Smoothies, Gray

I like this one because if I ever do an upgrade, this looks like the one for me. It has the features I like along with 2 cups for the drinks! The below information is directly from the Amazon site.

Size: 16oz Cups for Frozen Drinks and Smoothies (BL660)

Color Gray
Material Plastic
Brand Ninja
Voltage 120 Volts
Item Dimensions LxWxH 8 x 6 x 17 inches

About this item

  • Ninja professional blender with Nutri Ninja Cups has 1100 watts of professional performance power with 3 speeds, pulse, and single-serve functions
  • 72 ounce total crushing pitcher pulverizes ice to snow in seconds for creamy frozen drinks and smoothies
  • 2 16 ounce Nutri Ninja cups with to-go lids are perfect for creating personalized, nutrient-rich drinks to take on the go
  • XL. Capacity to create creamy, frozen drinks and smoothies for the whole family
  • Dishwasher safe and BPA free parts single serve blade assembly
  • What’s Included: 1100-Watt Motor Base, 72 oz. Total Crushing Pitcher with Lid, (2) 16 oz. Nutri Ninja Cups, (2) To-Go Lids, Pro Extractor Blades Assembly & Inspiration Guide

Who is the Product for?

If you are looking for a way to make your smoothies/shakes in a powerful machine built for pulverizing ice, then this is the product for you. It is quick, easy, and with minimal clean-up!

What I don’t like about the Product

The only thing I don’t like about this product is the price tag. But I have used mine for 10 years and, well, I guess you can’t beat that kind of quality!

Here is my video for today. I talk a bit more about the blender and also about some difficulties we have in a world of temptation with food!

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Karin Nauber is a professional journalist who has worked in the newspaper business for the past 25 years. She is also a grandmother who, along with her spouse, is raising one of their granddaughters. Karin has nine grandchildren with whom she enjoys spending as much time as possible. Karin also was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes about 13 years ago and has faced many challenges with the disease. If you would like to contact her, please do so at karin@diabeteshealthnuts.com.

6 thoughts on “A review of the Ninja brand blenders

  1. I have turned towards a healthier lifestyle. And I now take smoothies regularly. I have discovered how important is a blender for a person that wants to consume lots of fruits. I have read good reviews about the Ninja brand. And I just became a member of Prime so I would like to buy the Ninja BL660 to test out the service.

    1. Thanks for visiting our site, Ann. 

      I wholeheartedly recommend the Ninja. It is a powerful and reliable tool! I love ours and probably would never switch!

      Good luck with your Ninja!

      To our health,
      Karin 🙂

  2. I had been researching juicers, thinking about being healthier when I realized how insane it was to throw out all that fiber. So decided on a super blender. I did a TON of research and read many reviews. What sold me on this product was a u-tube review comparing the Vita Blend (the holy grail of blenders) to this Ninja. The reviewer is a vitablend worshiper and even she admitted this was an awesome blender…

    1. Yes. I love the Ninja and as far as prices go, I don’t think it can be beaten! Yes, you can buy a cheaper blender, but not have the quality. I’m always happy to see people make great decisions!

      I hope you will visit our site again, soon!

      To our health,
      Karin 🙂

  3. Coming from someone who uses blenders often for a variety of reasons, I can personally vouch for the Ninja blenders!  I know they’re not cheap, but I also believe in a case like this you get exactly what you pay for!

    I’ve had the cheaper brands and in some cases, only got to use it once or twice before they went kaput!  Between motors blowing or simply not measuring up to even the most basic expectations, those cheaper models were a waste of my time and money!  I will never buy cheap again!

    I went Ninja based on a recommendation and am so glad I did! I’ve since convinced some commercial kitchens I’ve worked in to switch to that brand instead of constantly replacing the cheaper models that always gave out after just a couple years of usage (at best).

    Of homes where I’ve catered to, I’d bring my own Ninja.  People seeing me do this ask why and I explain.  Some of those people, as soon as their models konked out, ran off and bought their own Ninjas.  They too didn’t like the price so much at first, but did notice in the long run they actually saved money.  Just like I did!  Like me, sometimes they’d have blenders that might last two years at best before having to replace them.

    Like you, I’ve had mine for 10 years.  Some of the people (and restaurants) who bought the Ninja after I did still have theirs.  It’s actually rather comical to learn kitchen managers of certain restaurants wound up buying Ninjas for their own personal usage because they liked how well they performed in professional kitchens.

    1. I love my Ninja. It is an awesome tool that is helping me become healthier! Thanks for sharing your experiences with it.

      To our health,
      Karin 🙂

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