Ninja is a manufacturer that makes home appliances such as blenders and ovens. Generally, their blenders have an impressive build quality, and although they're mostly made of plastic, they feel solid and durable. Most of their jars, lids, and blade assemblies can go right into the dishwasher for an easy clean. Some of their blenders also include a couple of unique attachments and accessories, such as a food processor or a micro-juicer. However, most can't be used to hot blend, which is a bit disappointing if you want to puree soup.
The best Ninja blender for smoothies that we've tested is the Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO. This personal blender comes with two 24-ounce jars and matching to-go lids so that you can take your blends with you to work or the gym. It also comes with a unique 14-ounce Power Nutri Bowl that has two manually rotating plastic arms within the jar so that you can move food towards the blades without having to pause your blending. Regardless of the jar you use, it makes a fantastic smoothie that's silky and without grains. You can also make smooth, spreadable almond butter with the 14-ounce jar and at the end of the day, it's outstandingly easy to clean by hand. You can even put the jars and blade assembly in the top-rack of your dishwasher for a more convenient clean.
Unfortunately, if you're looking for something that can multitask in the kitchen, its jars are really only designed for single-serve blends. It also can't hot blend, so you won't be able to make warm soups or purees. Still, it can make silky smoothies in little time, and it's even one of the best blenders for smoothies that we've tested.
The best Ninja blender for multi-purpose use that we've tested is the Ninja Mega Kitchen System BL770. If you're looking for one that can do a bit of everything, this full-size model is a good option. It comes with several attachments, such as a food processor and a dough blade. It comes with a large 72-ounce main jar as well as two 16-ounce personal jars. It makes excellently smooth almond butter as well as snow-like crushed ice in less than a minute. It can make silky smoothies when using its personal jar, as well. It's also easy to clean, as all of its jars are dishwasher-safe. Although it doesn't have a speed dial, there are four different presets as well as a pulse setting.
Unfortunately, it can't hot blend, so you can't make soups or bulletproof coffee with it. It also doesn't have a self-clean program. When using its main jar, it produces just okay smoothies, but the lack of a vortex adds a lot of air into your drink, producing a foamy texture. Still, if you're looking for a versatile Ninja blender that can handle making nut butter one moment and smoothies the next, this is a suitable choice.
The Ninja Foodi Cold & Hot Blender is the best Ninja blender for professional use that we've tested. This very well-built model has a heating element, so you're able to warm food up while you blend. If you're serving multiple people at once, its 64-ounce jar can hold a lot of food. It also comes with a tamper to help move food towards the vortex while you blend. It's able to make excellently smooth and spreadable almond butter as well as bar-quality crushed ice. It even offers several preset modes that each have their own set blending duration, such as 'Ice Cream' and 'Saute', in addition to a dedicated pulse button.
Unfortunately, when making smoothies, ingredients can stick to the upper portion of the jar, so they aren't incorporated or blended. Since the jar also contains its heating element, it also isn't recommended to submerge the jar in water or run it through the dishwasher, meaning that you need to clean this part by hand. Luckily, it's outstandingly easy to clean, and it even has a 'CLEAN' function to further simplify the process. Thanks to its versatile performance, several preset modes, and its heating element, this blender can be a handy asset for professional use.
Ninja produces a few full-size and personal blenders that excel at making silky smoothies. Most models tend to offer additional jars that are smaller, so you can easily take them on the go. A couple of them also offer unique attachments like a dough blade or a micro-juicer for more versatility, which sets them apart from most other blenders. However, they have limited speed settings, and most can't hot blend, which is a bit disappointing if you like to make purees or soups.
Ninja manufactures a variety of full-size and personal blenders that feel well-built and sturdy. Most come with an additional jar so that you can take your smoothies or other blends with you on-the-go. Some also come with unique attachments or accessories that give you even more versatility when processing food. However, they tend to favor preset speeds rather than a speed dial. Most Ninja blenders can't hot blend, either.