Ninja Mega Kitchen System BL770 Blender Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Sep 08, 2020 at 08:37 am
Ninja Mega Kitchen System BL770 Picture
7.6
Multi-Purpose
9.0
Smoothies/Protein Shakes
9.7
Ice Crushing
8.2
Soups
9.0
Professional Use
Blender Type
Full Size Blender
Power
1,500 W

The Ninja Mega Kitchen System BL770 is a good overall blender. It comes with a large main jar and two additional personal jars for smoothies. It also has a food processor attachment with extra accessories. It comes with very sharp blades that do a great job at crushing ice and makes very smooth almond butter. However, it doesn't do hot mixing, so it's not recommended for making soups. On the upside, it's very easy to clean and dishwasher safe.

Our Verdict

7.6 Multi-Purpose

The Ninja BL770 is a good all-around blender. It comes with a few accessories and jars to make excellent smoothies and crush ice. Unfortunately, those looking to make hot blends might have to look elsewhere as this blender can't safely do it. On the upside, its main jar has a very large capacity and it does a very good job of blending ingredients to a smooth texture.

Pros
  • Great build quality.
  • Amazing at crushing ice.
  • Very large 72oz pitcher.
  • Dishwasher safe blades and jars.
  • Great at making nut butters.
Cons
  • No heating element.
  • Bulky design.
9.0 Smoothies/Protein Shakes

The Ninja Mega Kitchen System BL770 is excellent at making smooth smoothies and protein shakes, especially when using the personal jars. It processes the ingredients quickly and creates a nicely textured drink. It's easy to clean and feels well-built, so it should last you a while.

Pros
  • Great build quality.
  • Amazing at crushing ice.
  • Dishwasher safe blades and jars.
Cons
  • Bulky design.
9.7 Ice Crushing

The Ninja BL770 is amazing at crushing ice. It takes very little time to crush ice cubes down to snow-like quality.

Pros
  • Great build quality.
  • Amazing at crushing ice.
  • Dishwasher safe blades and jars.
Cons
  • Bulky design.
8.2 Soups

While it has a big container, the Ninja BL770 isn't suitable for hot mixes like soup, as it can't blend hot food safely.

9.0 Professional Use

The Ninja Mega Kitchen System BL770 is an excellent blender for professional use thanks to its sturdy design and great overall performance. It's easy and quick to clean, on top of being dishwasher safe. Thanks to its very large pitcher, you can make very large portions, but its smoothies are much better when using the smaller personal jars.

Pros
  • Great build quality.
  • Amazing at crushing ice.
  • Very large 72oz pitcher.
  • Dishwasher safe blades and jars.
  • Great at making nut butters.
Cons
  • Bulky design.
  • 7.6 Multi-Purpose
  • 9.0 Smoothies/Protein Shakes
  • 9.7 Ice Crushing
  • 8.2 Soups
  • 9.0 Professional Use
  1. Updated Sep 08, 2020: The smoothie tests layout has been modified.
  2. Updated Sep 08, 2020: Review published.
  3. Updated Sep 08, 2020: Early access published.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Dimensions
Height
17.9" (45.5 cm)
Width 8.3" (21.0 cm)
Depth 9.4" (24.0 cm)
Weight
9.1 lbs (4.1 kg)
Shaft Length (Immersion Blenders)
N/A

This is a rather bulky blender. It's pretty tall and large, so it either needs to be stored in a spacious kitchen cupboard or directly on your counter.

8.0
Design
Build Quality

This blender is very well-built. The plastic used feels solid, although the transmission gear could have been metal, which would feel more durable. On the upside, the assembly of all pieces is premium, and there are no gaps. Overall, it feels high-end.

Design
Main Jar/Beaker
Material
BPA-Free Plastic
Jar Capacity
72.0 oz (2,129.3 ml)
Beaker Capacity
N/A
Weight
2.5 lbs (1.1 kg)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes

The main container has a very large capacity and has a spout to allow for easy serving directly from the jar. The maximum liquid capacity is 64oz, though, even if the jar can otherwise contain 72oz. Note that you need to set the jar in a specific orientation for it to clip on the base.

Design
Additional Jar
Material
BPA-Free Plastic
Capacity
16.0 oz (473.2 ml)
Weight
0.6 lbs (0.3 kg)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes

The Ninja Mega Kitchen System comes with two additional 16oz personal jars. The blender automatically detects which jar is in use and allows for single-serve speeds only.

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

The blades are very sharp and can easily be removed for cleaning. You can easily put them on the top rack of the dishwasher as well. This blender also comes with additional blades for the personal jars and the food processor attachment.

Design
Lid
2 Part Lid
No
Lid Closing Type
Lock Mechanism

The main jar only locks into place when the arrow on the lid is aligned with the corresponding arrow on the jar. While there's no dedicated mechanism to add ingredients to your mix, you can raise the serving beak if you want to put in small items or liquid, although this isn't as convenient as a 2-part lid.

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

The power cord is long enough for you to reach an outlet near your counter. However, it doesn't have any stowaway compartment to hide it when not in use.

Design
In The Box

  • 72 oz blender pitcher and lid
  • Stacked blade assembly
  • Motor base
  • 2x personal 16oz jars and lids
  • Single serve blade assembly
  • 64 oz food processor bowl and lid
  • Dough blade assembly for processor bowl
  • Chopping blade assembly for processor bowl
  • User manual

Performance
Performance
Speed And Controls
Min Speed
3,200 RPM
Max Speed
4,500 RPM
Speed Dial
No
Pulse/Turbo Mode
Yes
Noise @ Max Speed
95 dB
On/Off Toggle
Yes

While the blender doesn't have a fine-tuning speed dial like the Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System, you still have four different preset speeds. The recorded speeds are measured with the main jar and you reach the lowest speed with the 'Dough' setting and the maximum speed with the 'Crush' setting.

8.5
Performance
Almond Butter
Preparation Time
< 4 min
Texture
Smooth
Spreadability
Great
Unprocessed Almonds/Chunks
No

This blender is excellent at making almond butter. Unlike the NutriBullet Blender Combo, this blender creates a smooth texture without any chunks. It spreads easily, although it takes a few minutes to fully process.

9.0
Performance
Smoothie (Best Jar)
Jar Used
Additional Jar
Preparation Time
< 1 min
Texture
Smooth

When using the 16oz personal jar, the smoothie results are much better than with the main jar. There's not a lot of air introduced in the mix and the drink is fresh, smooth, and fast to process.

6.5
Performance
Smoothie (Other Jar)
Jar Used
Main Jar
Preparation Time
< 2 min
Texture
Foamy and Grainy

The main jar is just okay for making smoothies. While it doesn't take too much time to make, the result isn't as smooth as when you use the personal jar. The lack of vortex introduces a lot of air in the blend, which results in a foamy texture. If you want to use your blender's large main jar to make big batches of smoothies, you may prefer the Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher SS201.

10
Performance
Crushed Ice
Preparation Time
0.5 min
Ice Quality
Snow Like

The Ninja BL770's ice crushing performance is outstanding. It takes a very short amount of time to crush the ice down to a snow-like consistency, which is amazing.

Ease Of Use
Ease Of Use
Programs / Modes
Crushed Ice
Yes
Self-Clean Program
No
Single Serve
Yes
Timer
No

On top of having a 'Crush' and a 'Single-Serve' setting, you can use the food processing attachment for dough with the right program and blade assembly. Unfortunately, it doesn't have a self-clean program, which can be found on high-end models. If you're looking for a blender with a timer, check out the Ninja Professional Plus Kitchen System with Auto-iQ.

9.0
Ease Of Use
Cleaning
Smoothie Cleaning
Simple
Almond Butter Cleaning
Simple

It's very easy to clean this full-size blender. The removable blade assembly can be put in the dishwasher, and everything is easily accessible. All jars are also dishwasher-safe.

Ease Of Use
Extra Features
Hot Blending
No
Additional Jugs
2 Personal Jugs
Juicer Attachment
No
Food Processing Attachment
Yes
Heating Element
No
Noise Dome
No
Tamper
No
Vacuum Pump
No
Speed Adjustment Based On Jar Size
Yes

This blender doesn't have that many extra features. Unlike the Ninja DUO, it comes with a food processing attachment and a few accessories for this part. However, it can't make hot mixes like soup or bulletproof coffee, which may be disappointing for some.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We've reviewed the BL770 model, but there's also the BL771, BL772, and the BL773co, which are all very similar but come with different extra accessories. If your Ninja Mega Kitchen System is different, let us know in a discussion thread below and we'll update the review if needed.

  BL770 BL771 BL772 BL773co
Food Processor

1x 64 oz food processor bowl

 


1x 64 oz food processor bowl

1x 3-cup bowl-inside-bowl

 

1x 64 oz food processor

1x 3-cup bowl-inside-bowl

1x 8-cup food processor bowl
Personal Jar 2x 16 oz personal jars 2x 16 oz personal jars 3x 16 oz personal jars 3x 16 oz personal jars

Compared To Other Blenders

The Ninja Mega Kitchen System BL770 is a good all-around blender, but it can't hot blend like the Ninja Foodi Cold & Hot Blender. On the upside, it comes with plenty of accessories like most other Ninja Kitchen System blenders and is equipped for almost anything you can throw at it, on top of being very easy to clean after your mixes.

Ninja Professional Plus Kitchen System with Auto-iQ

The Ninja Mega Kitchen System BL770 is a more versatile overall blender than the Ninja Professional Plus Kitchen System with Auto-iQ. The BL770 can make smooth, spreadable almond butter, and it can make a well-blended smoothie in less time. Both blenders come with similar attachments, but the BL770's personal jars are only 16 ounces, while the Professional Plus's personal jars are 24 ounces. The Professional Plus also comes with more preset modes, preset speeds, and a timer.

Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System

The Ninja Mega Kitchen System BL770 is a better full-size blender than the Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System. The Mega Kitchen feels better built and comes with a food processing attachment. While it takes a bit longer than the Power Pitcher to make almond butter, it's still smooth and spreadable. Its additional jar also makes a silky smoothie, and it can make snow-like crushed ice. However, the Power Pitcher has a speed dial, and its other additional jar also makes a silky smoothie.

Vitamix Explorian E310

The Vitamix Explorian E310 is a much overall blender than the Ninja Mega Kitchen System BL770. It allows for hot blending and is also much better built than the Ninja blender. On the other hand, the Ninja comes with a small personal jar and can create snow-like ice. It's also a bit simpler to hand-wash, but both are dishwasher-safe.

Ninja Professional Plus Blender with Auto-iQ

The Ninja Mega Kitchen System BL770 is better than the Ninja Professional Plus Blender with Auto-iQ. The Mega Kitchen System makes significantly better smoothies and smoother, more spreadable almond butter. It comes with two personal jars with matching to-go lids and a food processor bowl with a dough blade and a chopping blade, although we don't test it currently.

Vitamix A2500

The Vitamix A2500 is better than the Ninja Mega Kitchen System BL770 for most purposes. The Vitamix has a much better build quality and makes significantly better almond butter. It has a wider range of speed settings and can hot blend. On the other hand, the Ninja comes with a pair of 16-ounce personal jars with matching to-go lids. It also comes with a food processor bowl, although we don't test that currently.

Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO

The Ninja Mega Kitchen System BL770 and the Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO have different strengths, and you may prefer either, depending on your needs. The Mega Kitchen System is a full-size blender that comes with a 72-ounce main jar and a pair of personal jars, as well as a food processor bowl, although we don't test that currently. It also has a much better build quality and makes snow-like crushed ice in less time. On the other hand, the DUO is a more compact personal blender. It makes better-blended smoothies and smoother almond butter.

Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher SS201

The Ninja Mega Kitchen System BL770 is a better blender than the Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher SS201 for most uses. The BL770 is better-built and easier to clean. It also makes a better smoothie and comes with two personal jars and a food processor bowl. However, the SS201 has a dial that lets you manually fine-tune the blending speed.

Ninja Blender Duo with Auto-iQ BL642

The Ninja Mega Kitchen System BL770 and the Ninja Blender Duo with Auto-iQ BL642 have different strengths, and you may prefer either one. The Duo is much better for making almond butter and comes with three personal jars and to-go lids, while the Kitchen System only comes with two. On the other hand, the Kitchen System includes a food processor attachment, although we don't test it currently.

Vitamix A3500

The Ninja Mega Kitchen System BL770 and the Vitamix A3500 have different strengths, and you may prefer either one depending on your needs. The Vitamix has a much better build quality, more speed settings, and works with a companion app that gives you access to a variety of preset modes. It also comes with a two-part lid and tamper. On the other hand, the Ninja comes with two personal jars you can use to make a much better smoothie. It also comes with a food processing attachment, although we don’t test it currently.

Vitamix 7500

The Vitamix 7500 is better than the Ninja Mega Kitchen System BL770 for most uses. The Ninja makes much better smoothies and almond butter and it's much easier to clean by hand. Unlike the Vitamix, it comes with single-serve jars and a food processing attachment. On the other hand, the Vitamix is slightly better for professional use, since it has a much better build quality and can be used for hot blending. 

NutriBullet Blender Combo

The Ninja Mega Kitchen System BL770 is a better full-size blender overall than the NutriBullet Blender Combo. The Ninja has a better build quality, and it can produce almond butter and smoothies with better consistency. It can also make snow-like crushed ice and cleaning it is significantly easier. However, the NutriBullet produces a silkier smoothie with its personal jar than that of the Ninja.

NutriBullet Smart Touch Blender Combo

The Ninja Mega Kitchen System BL770 is a better blender than the NutriBullet Smart Touch Blender for most uses. The Ninja makes excellent almond butter, snow-like crushed ice, and fantastic smoothies in its personal jars. Its main jar has a bigger capacity and is much easier to clean. On the other hand, the NutriBullet can blend hot ingredients in its main jar. Its personal jars have a bigger capacity.

Ninja Smart Screen

The Ninja Mega Kitchen System BL770 is better than the Ninja Smart Screen thanks to its additional accessories. It comes with single-serve personal jars that are great for making smoothies, and it also blends nuts to make smoother almond butter.

Vitamix 5200

The Vitamix 5200 is better for most purposes than the Ninja Mega Kitchen System BL770. The Vitamix has a much better build quality, a 10-speed dial, and comes with a tamper. You can use it for hot blending, and it makes smooth, spreadable almond butter more quickly. On the other hand, the Ninja makes crushed ice with a better texture. Its main jar has a larger capacity, and it also comes with two personal jars and a food processor bowl, although we don't test it.

Blendtec Designer 725

The Ninja Mega Kitchen System BL770 is a better blender than the Blendtec Designer 725. The Ninja can produce smooth, spreadable almond butter and a uniform, silky smoothie. Also, it comes with two personal jars and a food processing attachment. The Blendtec has a better build quality and several settings and modes, including a self-cleaning cycle.

Vitamix A2300

The Vitamix A2300 is a more versatile blender than the Ninja Mega Kitchen System BL770. It can do hot blending, which isn't recommended for the Ninja blender. The Vitamix is also noticeably better built. On the other hand, if you don't plan on doing hot mixes, the Ninja comes with two personal jugs and more accessories. It also does a better job at crushing ice than the Vitamix.

Ninja DUO

The Ninja Mega Kitchen System BL770 is better than the Ninja DUO. The BL770 makes much better-blended smoothies and almond butter. It also makes crushed ice with a better texture, comes with a food processing attachment, and is much easier to clean by hand. However, the DUO comes with a juicer attachment and a personal jar with a vacuum pump intended to help keep blends fresh.

Ninja Foodi Cold & Hot Blender

If you want to blend hot mixes, the Ninja Foodi Cold & Hot Blender is a better option than the Ninja Mega Kitchen System BL770. On the other hand, the BL770 might be a better option if you don't plan on making soup or other hot mixes. The BL770 is better at crushing ice and comes with more jugs and accessories than the Foodi.

KitchenAid K150

The Ninja Mega Kitchen System BL770 is a better full-size blender than the KitchenAid K150. The Ninja is more powerful, its main jar can hold more food, and it comes with two additional jars that you can take with you on the go. It also produces better smoothies, almond butter, and crushed ice. It adjusts its speed according to the jar size, and it comes with a food processing attachment.

Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro

The Ninja Mega Kitchen System BL770 is better for most purposes than the Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro. The BL770 is a full-size blender that comes with a pair of personal jars in addition to its 72-ounce main jar. It produces better-blended smoothies, crushed ice with a better texture, and smoother, more spreadable almond butter. On the other hand, the Ninja is a more compact personal blender that comes with three jars suitable for single-serves.

Breville The Q

The Breville The Q is a better blender than the Ninja Mega Kitchen System BL770 for most uses. Unlike the Ninja, the Breville can hot blend, so you can use it to make soups and purees from warm ingredients. However, the Ninja is better for crushing ice, and it comes with two additional personal jars and a food processor attachment.

KitchenAid K400

The Ninja Mega Kitchen System BL770 is better than the KitchenAid K400 for most purposes. The Ninja makes better-blended smoothies, crushed ice with a better texture, and smoother, more spreadable almond butter. It's also easier to clean by hand, and it comes with a pair of personal jars with to-go lids in addition to its 72-ounce main pitcher. On the other hand, the KitchenAid can blend hot ingredients. It also has more speed settings and a much faster maximum blending speed. 

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