For those with varied needs in blending food and drinks, Ninja has come up with a great versatile product that can be what you’re looking for. The Ninja Professional Blender (BL660) is a full featured blender that also comes with single serve cups for healthy personalized drinks that you can bring with you on your way to work. This is great if you have a big family or serve drinks to guests often but would also want an option to make single servings. It comes with 1100 watts of power and in this review, we will see if the power really improved its performance and how it lives up to its specifications.
Important Features and Specs
The Ninja Professional Blender or better known as the Ninja, has an extra large pitcher with 72oz capacity, perfect for the whole family. It can make up to 9 cups of healthy smoothies and shakes. This is great when serving guests as well. For single use, you can use the single serve cups to avoid wasting ingredients and save on power. It comes with two single serve cups.
The unit is a light gray with silver tones. It is taller than most countertop blenders so you need a bigger clearance for it. It might not fit in cabinets or counters with head covers. Both the big pitcher and single cups are made of clear plastic but they are BPA free so they are safe to use. The blender measures 9.2 x 12 x 16.4 inches, Width, Depth, and Height (WDH) and weighs 10 pounds.
Do not be confused with the name. It is called professional but it is still not recommended for commercial use. It does have a lot of power, great for big servings. It features the Ninja Total Crushing technology which uses powerful blades that pulverize and crush through ice, whole fruits and vegetables in seconds. When put through the ice test, ice cubes were put in the unit and were blended on the highest setting for one minute. The ice came out really smooth and fine, almost like powder.
The two single serve Nutri Ninja cups also come with lids with drinking spouts so they can be your portable cups. You can even fit a straw in it for easy drinking. These are dishwasher safe so they are easy to clean, as well as the pitcher and the other removable parts. You can also just rinse them in warm soapy water after every use. The cups are great for more efficient nutrient and vitamin extraction.
It features a one touch pulse action to give you more control on the consistency of your blends when using the pitcher. And a single serve button when using the cups. It has three speed settings so you can control the texture. Use the highest setting for crushing ice and if you want a very fine and creamy smooth texture.
Be careful when cleaning the unit, handling the blades, and putting fruits into the pitcher because the blades are very sharp. The blades on the pitcher have 6 layers so careful when tossing fruits in there with your hands.
- Can blend frozen fruits
- Crushes ice to snow
- Dishwasher safe
- Pitcher is too tall to fit the blender in most counters
- Some customers experienced the blade burning after some heavy use
- Big pitcher doesn’t make a very good smoothie compared to the single cups
Who Should Buy
If you need a big capacity blender but also want an option to blend smaller sizes occasionally, the Ninja Professional Blender is right for you. It is perfect for bigger families and those who invite guests often. When compared to the NutriBullet, which is the smaller countertop model, the Ninja doesn’t make a very smooth blend.
It can, when using the single serve cups. But if you want to make big servings of smoothies, you might want to look for a different model that has the same extra large capacity. As opposed to its name, the Ninja is not recommended for professional use. If you’re planning to purchase a blender for your restaurant or Cafe, you would need one that is suitable for heavy duty use.
The Ninja Professional Blender (BL660) is a high capacity, powerful blender that could blend smoothies and shakes in seconds. It can crush ice and can also be used for puree and controlled food processing. It is great for big servings and individual servings using the single serve portable cups. It has a lot of power and is very easy to clean. It costs a little more than most ordinary countertop blenders but the price is not as outrageous than the other popular ones.