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Ninja Deluxe Kitchen System Blender Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Jun 13, 2024 at 04:10 pm
Ninja Deluxe Kitchen System Picture
7.0
Multi-Purpose
8.8
Smoothies (Single Serving)
7.9
Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
9.7
Ice Crushing
4.8
Soups
7.4
Professional Use

The Ninja Deluxe Kitchen System is a blender/food processor combo that has an 80oz main pitcher capacity, so it can hold more than most blenders. It also includes a separate 72oz food processor and a 24oz personal jar for single-serve drinks like smoothies. It has various automatic blending programs but limited speed settings for manual blending.

Our Verdict

7.0 Multi-Purpose

The Ninja Deluxe Kitchen System is decent for multi-purpose use. It's very good for some uses, like ice crushing or making recipes like nut butter or hummus. The personal jar works great for single-serve drinks like smoothies or protein shakes, and it comes with a 72oz food processor for slicing and chopping. However, it has some limitations. It can't be used for hot blending, and if you use the 80oz main pitcher, it won't make a smooth blend with fibrous ingredients like kale or fruits.

Pros
  • Quiet for a blender.
  • Dishwasher-safe.
  • Large 80oz main pitcher.
  • Makes snow-like crushed ice.
Cons
  • Main pitcher makes a grainy blend with fibrous ingredients.
  • Difficult to clean by hand.
  • Can't hot blend.
8.8 Smoothies (Single Serving)

The Ninja Deluxe Kitchen System is excellent for single-serve smoothies. While it's not ideal for blending fibrous ingredients in its main jar, you get faster speeds with the 24oz personal jar, and it can smoothly blend smaller batches of fruit or leafy greens. The personal jar comes with a resealable lid, and all of its components are dishwasher-safe.

Pros
  • Quiet for a blender.
  • Dishwasher-safe.
  • Personal jar included.
  • Smoothly blends small batches of fibrous ingredients.
Cons
  • Difficult to clean by hand.
7.9 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)

It's very good for multiple servings of smoothies. The main jar has an 80oz liquid capacity, so it can hold more than most blenders. It easily crushes ice cubes. However, it can't make a smooth blend with big batches of fibrous ingredients in its main jar, so recipes with stubborn ingredients like leafy greens won't be smooth.

Pros
  • Quiet for a blender.
  • Dishwasher-safe.
  • Large 80oz main pitcher.
  • Makes snow-like crushed ice.
Cons
  • Main pitcher makes a grainy blend with fibrous ingredients.
  • Difficult to clean by hand.
9.7 Ice Crushing

This blender is fantastic for ice-crushing. It can easily make big batches of snow-like crushed ice in its 80oz jar.

Pros
  • Quiet for a blender.
  • Dishwasher-safe.
  • Large 80oz main pitcher.
  • Makes snow-like crushed ice.
Cons
  • Difficult to clean by hand.
4.8 Soups

The Ninja Deluxe Kitchen System isn't a good blender for soup. It can't blend hot ingredients, so you'll have to let any cooked ingredients cool before blending. The main jar has an 80oz capacity, so it can fit most recipes in one batch, but it can't smoothly blend fibrous ingredients like kale or broccoli.

Pros
  • Quiet for a blender.
  • Dishwasher-safe.
  • Large 80oz main pitcher.
Cons
  • Main pitcher makes a grainy blend with fibrous ingredients.
  • Difficult to clean by hand.
  • Can't hot blend.
7.4 Professional Use

The Ninja Deluxe Kitchen System is decent for professional use. It's fantastic for ice-crushing and easy to use for recipes like nut butter or hummus. The main jar has a big 80oz capacity. However, some parts, like the buttons, feel flimsy. It can't hot blend and won't make a smooth blend with fibrous ingredients like kale in its main jar.

Pros
  • Quiet for a blender.
  • Dishwasher-safe.
  • Large 80oz main pitcher.
  • Makes snow-like crushed ice.
Cons
  • Main pitcher makes a grainy blend with fibrous ingredients.
  • Difficult to clean by hand.
  • 7.0 Multi-Purpose
  • 8.8 Smoothies (Single Serving)
  • 7.9 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
  • 9.7 Ice Crushing
  • 4.8 Soups
  • 7.4 Professional Use
  1. Updated Jun 13, 2024: Review published.
  2. Updated Jun 05, 2024: Early access published.
  3. Updated Jun 03, 2024: Our testers have started testing this product.
  4. Updated May 17, 2024: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  5. Updated May 14, 2024: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

There's only one variant of the Ninja Deluxe Kitchen System. It's primarily available at Costco (U.S.). You can see the label for the unit we tested here.

If you come across another variant, let us know in the forums, and we'll update our review.

Compared To Other Blenders

The Ninja Deluxe Kitchen System is a blender/food processor combo. It's very similar to the Ninja Detect Kitchen System Power Blender, except that its main pitcher and food processor have a bigger capacity. Unfortunately, it's also less well-built and has a lower blending compared with the Detect and most other Ninja blenders. It can't hot blend and won't make a smooth blend with fibrous ingredients in its main pitcher. If you want a blender/food processor combo that can make a smoother blend with fibrous ingredients, you might prefer the NutriBullet Triple Prep System, which can also hot blend, or the sturdier Ninja Mega Kitchen System.

If you're looking for a recommendation, check out the best blenders, the best blenders for smoothies, and the best Ninja blenders.

Ninja Professional Plus Kitchen System with Auto-iQ

The Ninja Professional Plus Kitchen System with Auto-iQ is better than the Ninja Deluxe Kitchen System. The Professional has a much better build quality and comes with a pair of personal jars instead of just one. The Deluxe has a bigger capacity in its main jar and food processor, but otherwise, they are very similar blenders.

Ninja Detect Kitchen System Power Blender

The Ninja Detect Kitchen System Power Blender is a slightly better blender/food processor combo than the Ninja Deluxe Kitchen System. The Detect feels better built and makes a smoother blend with fibrous ingredients in its main pitcher. That said, the Deluxe is quieter when it's running and has a bigger capacity in its main pitcher and food processor.

Ninja Mega Kitchen System [BL770, BL770AMZ, BL771]

The Ninja Mega Kitchen System is a better blender/food processor than the Ninja Deluxe Kitchen System. It's sturdier, makes a smoother blend with fibrous ingredients in its main jar, and comes with a couple of personal jars instead of one. However, you might prefer the Deluxe for its sleeker look and blending programs, which stop the blender automatically.

NutriBullet Triple Prep System

The NutriBullet Triple Prep System and the Ninja Deluxe Kitchen System have different strengths. The NutriBullet is better for blending big batches of smoothies or soup in its main jar. You can use it for hot blending. The Ninja has a bigger capacity in both its main jar and food processor, and it's better for crushing ice and making nut butter.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Dimensions
Blender Type
Full Size Blender
Height
18.0" (45.8 cm)
Width 8.3" (21.1 cm)
Depth 9.2" (23.3 cm)
Weight
10.1 lbs (4.6 kg)
Shaft Length (Immersion Blenders)
N/A

It's a pretty big full-size blender, so you'll want to store it on the counter instead of on a shelf or in a cupboard.

7.0
Design
Build Quality

The Ninja Deluxe Kitchen System is decently well-built, but its build quality is a step down from other Ninja models like the Ninja Detect Kitchen System Power Blender. The control panel is made of glossy plastic and has a dial and physical buttons. The dial feels a bit cheap. It sometimes won't register a press unless you press right in the center, and it can wobble from side to side, as you can see here. The buttons don't offer much physical feedback, either. Otherwise, its motor base is made of plastic, along with the jars, lids, and dough blade. The motor base has feet under it to help it stay in place. There's a locking mechanism for the main jar and food processor jar, so you can't start the blender unless the lid is in place.

9.9
Design
Jar Capacity
Main Jar Capacity
88.0 oz (2,602 ml)
Additional Jar Capacity
24.0 oz (710 ml)

The main pitcher has an overall capacity of 88oz and a maximum liquid capacity of 80oz, so it can hold more than most Ninja blenders, which usually have a 72oz or 64oz capacity.

Design
Jar/Beaker Materials
Jar/Beaker Material
BPA-Free Plastic
Dishwasher Safe
Yes

The main jar, personal jar, and food processor bowl are all made of plastic and are top-rack dishwasher-safe, but any heated dry cycle shouldn't be used.

Design
Blades
Blade Type
Sharp
Blade Count
6
Removable
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
Yes

The main pitcher's blade assembly is a column of six horizontal blades that are very sharp. There's also a dough blade with a similar design, except the blades are plastic and much less sharp. The personal jar blade assembly fits onto the jar like a lid and has six blades pointing in different directions. The food processor jar comes with a four-blade assembly, as well as a reversible disc for slicing and shredding. The blades are all dishwasher-safe.

Design
Lid
Two-Part Lid
No
Lid Closing Type
Lock Mechanism

The main jar's lid doesn't have a removable center piece for adding ingredients, but it has a pouring spout with a cover, so you can easily serve drinks from the pitcher. There's a button to release it from the jar. There's also a resealable lid for the personal jar. The food processor lid has a chute for adding ingredients. Like the main pitcher lid, it locks into place and releases with a button.

Design
Power Cord
Stow-Away Compartment
No
Cord Length
2.9 ft (0.9 m)

The blender's cable is long enough to reach a nearby outlet, but it doesn't have any stowaway compartment or place to wrap it up when not in use.

Design
In The Box

  • Motor base
  • 88oz main pitcher
  • Stacked blades for main jar
  • Dough blade
  • Pitcher lid
  • 72oz food processor bowl
  • Chopping blade assembly
  • Reversible slicing/shredding disc
  • Food processor lid with feed chute
  • Food processor food pusher
  • 24oz personal jar
  • Personal jar blade assembly
  • Spout lid for personal jar
  • Owner's manual, quick start guide, and recipe pamphlet

Performance
9.6
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Small Batches)
Jar Used
Additional Jar
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
8.0
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
10

The Ninja Deluxe Kitchen System is fantastic for small batches of fibrous ingredients. If you run a couple of 'Smoothie' programs, it makes a very smooth puree with ingredients like kale, with no unprocessed bits left over.

6.9
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Full Capacity)
Jar Used Main Jar
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
6.5
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
7.0

It's okay for processing fibrous ingredients at full capacity. However, for best results, you have to run several blending cycles or run it on 'High' for about five minutes, so it's a slow blender. In the end, it makes a chunky blend with visible unprocessed pieces left over. The result is drinkable but not silky-smooth.

10
Performance
Crushed Ice
Crushed Ice Preparation
10
Crushed Ice Texture
10

It's fantastic for crushing ice. You only have to pulse for under a minute to make snow-like crushed ice with no leftover chunks.

8.8
Performance
Nut Butter
Nut Butter Preparation
7.0
Nut Butter Texture
10

The Ninja Deluxe Kitchen System is excellent for making nut butter. It doesn't make it as fast as some blenders, but it's a fairly hands-off process since you don't need to stop and scrape the jar walls very often. If you vary the speed and blend for several minutes, it makes very smooth, creamy nut butter.

7.7
Performance
Noise
Noise @ Max Speed
90.0 dB

It's reasonably quiet for a blender. It makes less noise when it's running than the Ninja Detect Kitchen System Power Blender and the Ninja Detect Duo Power Blender Pro.

Performance
Blade Speed
Min Speed
3,700 RPM
Max Speed
4,600 RPM
Power
1,200 W
Speed Adjustment Based On Jar Type
Yes

When using the main jar, it has a very narrow range of speed settings. The lowest speed isn't very slow, and the fastest isn't very fast, even compared with other Ninja blenders like the Ninja Detect Kitchen System Power Blender. Faster speeds would help with processing fibrous ingredients, and you don't have a lot of options for adjusting the speed based on your recipe.

However, you get faster speeds when using the personal jar (minimum 13500 RPM and maximum 16500 RPM), which helps with blending silky smoothies and shakes. The food processor has much slower speeds (minimum 2000 RPM and maximum 2500 RPM), which is expected for a food processor since you don't need super-fast speeds for slicing and chopping.

Ease Of Use
Ease Of Use
Controls And Programs
On/Off Switch
Yes
Speed Presets
3
Speed Dial
Yes
Hot Blending
No
Pulse/Turbo Mode
Yes
Programs
7
Blending Time Indicator
Yes
Programmable Timer
No

Whatever jar you're using, you have access to three manual speed settings and a pulse button. There are also different automatic blending programs depending on what jar you're using. These 'auto-IQ' programs automatically blend, pulse, and adjust speed depending on the recipe.

Main jar

  • Smoothie (55 secs)
  • Frozen (60 secs)

Personal jar

  • Grate/Slice disc (60 secs)
  • Chop (16 secs)
  • Dough (30 secs)
  • Puree (75 secs)

Food processor

  • Puree (57 secs)
  • Smoothie (50 secs)
  • Frozen (60 secs)
  • Extract (70 secs)

6.0
Ease Of Use
Cleaning

It's not easy to clean by hand. The blades are all removable but extremely sharp, so you have to be very careful not to cut yourself. There's also a hole in the bottom of the main jar blade assembly that can accumulate food, and you need a brush to clean it properly.