Best Ninja Blender Models (Comparison Chart)

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Are you trying to find the best Ninja Blender model? In this guide, we've compiled everything you need to know along with a helpful chart so that you can compare everything on the market and find the best one for your needs.

best ninja blender model

In this guide, expect to find the following...

  • All the major Ninja blender differences laid out in an easy to follow table.
  • Model vs model comparisons to help you understand the smaller differences.
  • Our pick for the Best Ninja Model (and why).

Best Ninja Blender Models

Ninja Professional BL660

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

The Ninja BL660 was selected as our favorite pick for three main reasons:

  • It's in the low price range and doesn't include any unneeded accessories.
  • It has a good amount of power (1100W)
  • Has the option of using the to-go cups or large pitcher.

Ninja Mega Kitchen System

Ninja Mega Kitchen System (BL770) Blender/Food Processor with 1500W Auto-iQ Base, 72oz Pitcher, 64oz Processor Bowl, (2) 16oz Cup for Smoothies, Dough & More

The Ninja Mega Kitchen System is fantastic because it can:

  • Handle a wide variety of jar and cup sizes.
  • Also act as a food processor.
  • Cover multiple kitchen appliances in one compact gadget.
  • Be a great tool for making nut butters.

Nutri Ninja BL642

Nutri Ninja Personal and Countertop Blender with 1200-Watt Auto-iQ Base, 72-Ounce Pitcher, and 18, 24, and 32-Ounce Cups with Spout Lids (BL642)

 

A small upgrade from the BL660, the BL642 is fantastic because it has a:

  • Digital timer with a bunch of easy to use pre programmed settings.
  • A wide variety of included cups and pitcher.
  • Lots of power with 1200 watts and 2 HP - the same as some Vitamix blenders.

Ninja Blender Comparison Chart

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Ninja Model

Base Power

Blending Jar/Cup Sizes

Auto IQ Technology

Personal or Counter-top

Included Blades

Other Accessories

1200-watts

2 x 24 oz cups

Yes

Personal

1 x Extractor Blade / 1 x Quad Bowl Blade / 1 x Dough Blade

2 x To Go Lids

900-watts

24 oz and 18 oz cups

No

Personal

1 x Extractor Blade

Auto-IQ BL482

1000-watts

18 oz / 24 oz / 32 oz cups

Yes

Personal

1 x Extractor Blade

1200-watts

2 x 24 oz cups / 40-oz Food Processor Bowl / 72-oz pitcher

Yes

Counter-top

1 x Extractor Blade / 1 x Quad Bowl Blade / 1 x Dough Blade

2 x To Go Lids

1000-watts

72 oz pitcher

No

Counter-top

1 x Stacked Blade Assembly

N/A

1000-watts

No

Counter-top

1 x Stacked Blade Assembly

1100-watts

72 oz pitcher / 2 x 16 oz cups

No

Counter-top

1 x Stacked Blade Assembly and 1 x Nutri Ninja Blades

1500-watts

8-Cup Food Processor Bowl / 

18 oz Cup / 24 oz Cup /  32 oz Cup / 72 oz Pitcher

Yes

Counter-top

1 x Extractor Blade / 1 x Dough Blade / 1 x Chopping Blade / 1 x Stacked Blade Assembly

1500-watts

8-Cup Food Processor Bowl / 
2 x 24 oz Cups /  32 oz Cup / 72 oz Pitcher

Yes

Counter-top

1 x Extractor Blade / 1 x Dough Blade / 1 x Chopping Blade / 1 x Stacked Blade Assembly

3 x To Go Lids

1100-watts

72 oz pitcher / 2 x 16 oz cups

No

1 x Stacked Blade Assembly and 1 x Nutri Ninja Blades

2 x To Go Lids

1500-watts

8-Cup Food Processor Bowl / 
2 x 16 oz Cups / 72 oz Pitcher

No

Counter-Top

1 x Extractor Blade / 1 x Dough Blade / 1 x Chopping Blade / 1 x Stacked Blade Assembly

1500-watts

8-Cup Food Processor Bowl / 3 Cup Mini Bowl /
2 x 16 oz Cups / 72 oz Pitcher

No

Counter-Top

1 x Extractor Blade / 1 x Dough Blade / 1 x Chopping Blade / 1 x Stacked Blade Assembly / 1x Mini Bowl Blade


Nutri Ninja Pro Ninja (BL456) vs Nutri Ninja Auto IQ (BL482)

There are three main differences between the Ninja BL456 and Ninja BL482…

  • Power: The BL456 has 900 watts of power while the BL482 has 1000.
  • Amount of Cups: The BL456 comes with 2 cups (1 x 24 oz and 1 x 18 oz cup). The BL482 comes with 3 cups (1 x 18 oz, 1 x 24 oz, 1 x 32 oz)
  • AutoIQ: The BL482 has AutoIQ which are pre-programmed cycles that blend different recipes with one button. The BL456 only has manual blending.

All prices being equal, we’d obviously recommend the BL482, but if you can score the BL456 a bit cheaper, we don’t think you’ll miss the Auto-IQ cycles too much. It’s easy enough to blend things manually.

As someone who’s used a Nutribullet for a long time, I never really wished that I had any pre-programmed functions.

Some users swear by them, but as someone who’s been blending things for over 5 years, I’ve never found it necessary.


Ninja BL610 vs NJ600

The BL610 and NJ600 are virtually the same in every way besides for the look of the interface.

The BL610 has more modern looking buttons that are square while the BL600's buttons are smaller and rounded.

As for our recommendation, we'd go for whichever one you can find cheaper.

At the time of writing this, the NJ600 is discontinued, but...


Ninja BL660 vs BL610

There are three main differences between the BL660 and BL610…

  • Power: The BL660 is slightly more powerful with 1100 watts of power compared to the BL610’s 1000 watts.
  • Included Accessories: The BL660 also comes with (2) 16 oz cups that can be used for single serve blending while the BL610 doesn’t.
  • Interface: As a result of the single serve option, the interface is slightly different on the BL660 as it boasts the “Single Serve” option.

Ninja BL450 vs BL456

There really weren't any technical differences we could find between the BL450 and BL456.

Some users report that the BL456 has a larger recipe book and slight differences in how the blenders "lock in" and stablize while they're blending.

However, we couldn't really confirm anything from the manufacturer websites or through video demonstrations.

It all seems to be the same.

At this point, the BL450 seems to be discontinued and not available through most retailers.

So you’re best bet is to just go with the Ninja BL456.


Ninja BL660 vs BL740

There’s really no difference between the Pro BL660 and BL740 besides for the slightly different look of the interface.

The BL740 has more of a square look while the BL660 is more rounded.

They both come with the same power, accessories and functions on the interface.

In fact, you can look at both manuals and see the same exact parts laid out in the parts section.

It’s confusing to us too.


Ninja BL682 vs BL770

The only difference between the BL682 and the BL770 is the amount of accessory cups that they come with.

  • The BL682 comes with 3 cups: 18 oz, 24, and 32 oz.
  • The BL770 comes with 2 cups: both 16 oz.
  • Each cup comes with it’s respective Ninja sip lid.

They both have 1500 watts of power, the food processor bowl (with chopping and dough blades) and the 72 oz pitcher.

Both of these models are at the higher-end of the Ninja blender price range.


Ninja BL770 vs BL771

The only difference between the Ninja Mega Kitchen System BL770 and BL771 is the addition of the mini 3-cup food processor bowl.

The 771 comes with the 8-cup bowl and the mini bowl while the BL770 only has the mini bowl.

In my opinion, the mini bowl just adds too many parts to keep track of.For me, I wouldn't pay a higher price for an accessory I probably wouldn't use.

At the time of writing I'd rather keep it simple and get the BL770.

See Also: Our favorite blenders for making banana ice cream here.

As of writing this, it's also the more popular of the two.The rest of the accessories and the power are all the same.


Ninja Supra vs. Mega Kitchen System

The only difference we could find between the Supra and Mega Ninja Kitchen Systems is the wattage.

The Supra has a 1200-watt base will the Mega has a 1500-watt base.

At this point the Supra only available as certified refurbished.


Frequently Asked Questions

What's the Best Ninja Blender for the Money?

Personally, I think that the best pick for the money is the BL660.

Because it's got a large 72 oz pitcher and the (2) 16 oz cups, it's the perfect balance between power, size and

convenience.It'soremely affordable for everything that it offers.

The BL660 is currently one of Ninja's most popular models for this reason.It'sked by tons of positive user reports of people who use it for sauces, smoothies, chopping and more.

The stacked blade system is also great for making cauliflower rice as I've talked about in the past.

ninja blenders bl660 blade system

What's the Best Ninja Blender for Smoothies?

When it comes to making smoothies, I think that the BL660 Ninja Blender is the best Ninja Blender for the job.


What's the Best Ninja Blender for Baby Food?

If you're looking to make baby food, the best Ninja blender to do it is the BL494 Kitchen system.

It comes with the 8-cup food processor bowl which is convenient for purees.

In fact, it's got it's very own dedicated puree function as part of the Auto-IQ system.

But - you can also use one of the standard Ninja blenders like the BL660 without the fancy stuff.Here'sreat tutorial on how to do so (just be sure to refer to the manual for the maximum temperature of ingredients)...

Making Baby Food in a Ninja


Whats the Best Ninja Blender for Protein Shakes?

Because protein shakes aren’t really that power-demanding, the best blender for the job is the Ninja BL456.

ninja blender protein powder tip

What is the Best Ninja Blender for Juicing?

Let's be clear that none of these Blenders can actually "juice".

They blend ingredients which leaves the fiber and pulp intact as part of the beverage.

If you want to turn this into a "juice" you'll need to use some sort of fine mesh strainer or a nut milk bag.

The BL660 yet again gets our pick for the best Ninja for juicing because of it’s power, large capacity, to-go cup compatability and price range.


What is the Best Ninja Blender for Crushing Ice?

If you want to crush ice in a Ninja Blender, I’d recommend going for any of the models with the multi-blade system.

User using a Ninja 72 oz pitcher to crush ice

Also See: Our favorite blenders for hot liquids on this guide.


Can a Ninja Blender Grind Coffee?

Yes!  

To be honest, I’d probably get one of the personal Ninja blenders like the Nutri Pro Blender BL456.

Unless of course you were grinding tons of coffee at once.

Ninja Blender Grinding Coffee

You can even go for a Ninja Master Prep which we featured as a top nut and spice chopper.

Can a Ninja Blender Make Hot Soup?

To date, none of the Ninja blenders can make hot soup in the same way that a Vitamix or Blendtec can.

These blenders use friction to heat ingredients inside the jar.

With a Ninja, you can puree cooled ingredients and put them on the stove to heat afterwards.

Be sure to check the manual of your specific Ninja for temperature guidelines. It's advised to let ingredients cool before blending them.

Wrap Up

At the end of the day, the this product is a solid choice if you can't afford a Vitamix or Blendtec.

The warranties on their products are typically only one year long, but that's really their only major downside.

Otherwise they are powerful, affordable and most users are happy with their purchase.

Even Consumer Reports says they're are an economical option.

As we’ve already said – we believe the Ninja Pro BL660 offers the best all around value out of the entire line.

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