Ninja Professional Bl660 Review

Ninja is a name that has been synonymous with highly functional, innovative kitchen products for the past 10 years. The industry leader is best known for offering high-powered blenders for lower prices than other brands.

Year by year, the Ninja brand continues to produce impressive products for the market and the Ninja Professional Bl660 is no different. This machine does justice to the brand’s name and reputation by performing at its best every time. The pro-level blender is versatile, staggeringly powerful, and full of splendid features such as variable speeds, extremely sharp blades, and much more.

Ninja Professional Bl660

If you are an avid cook and are looking for a blender that will help you in meal preparation or you wish to start an active healthy lifestyle and are looking for a blender to help you boost your health, you may be interested in finding out more about the versatile Ninja Professional Bl660.

We have done the homework for you to decide if this advanced blender deserves a place in your kitchen.

Features

  • 1100 watt motor base
  • Dimensions: 8 x 6 x 17 inches, Weight: 7.6 pounds
  • 1 XL 72 oz. capacity pitcher (or 9 cups)
  • 2 16oz single-serve cups with to-go lids
  • Materials: BPA-free plastic (containers), stainless steel (blades), aluminum (base)
  • 3 Speed settings: mixing, blending, ice crushing with pulse feature
  • Dishwasher safe parts: Single-serve cups and pitcher
  • 6 blades assembly
  • Cord: 2 ft. long with cord storage
  • Thermal protection
  • 1 year warranty
  • Function: crushing ice, hot soups, smoothies, desserts, sauces, nut butters, frozen drinks

Base Unit & Motor Power

The Ninja Professional Bl660 packs all the power a domestic blender needs. Its base has a robust motor capacity of 1100 watts.

1100 watts is powerful enough to pulverize any tough, heavy, and fibrous or frozen foods into perfect consistency. The powerful motor can blend smoothies in 10-20 seconds and 30-50 seconds for frozen drinks or tough ingredients such as carrots, kale, flax seeds, etc.

Ninja Professional Bl660 blender base

This amount of power makes it a decent choice for use in a cafe or juice bar and is more than powerful enough to use at home.

The model comes with a heavy but sturdy base that is very stylish to look at. The base is made of aluminum with a rubbery plastic on the mounting and locking parts for the containers. The absence of movable parts and no-slip feature on the base unit keeps the model steady during use.

The base unit is built with a safety function thermal overload that automatically shuts off the machine in case of a heat/electrical overload.  If this happens, you only have to wait for the machine to cool down before you can start blending again. It also comes with a convenient cord measuring 2 ft. long and a cord storage at the back of the base.

1.  CONTAINER

Owning the Ninja Professional BL660 is like having two blenders in one. This is because it comes with XL72 oz. container and 2 small 16oz single-serve cups when you need to make just one cup for yourself.

The 72oz pitcher is perfect for making multiple servings of smoothies, frozen drinks, shakes, purees, and anything else that needs blending.  Such a large pitcher helps mix all the ingredients finely. This is especially important for users who make frozen drinks often because ice requires extra space to be broken down into tiny pieces in the first round.

container

With the smaller 16oz single-serve cups, you can make just the right amount you need. The cups are accompanied by ready-to-go, can blend drinks right in the cup, pop the lid, and off you go!

The containers are made of BPA free co-polyester material that is perfectly safe for foods and drinks, and is dishwasher safe. The plastic is strong enough to withstand all the pressure that occurs due to the force generated by ice and other tough ingredients.

2. BLADES

The blade construction in this model is quite unique. Its XL72 oz. pitcher is paired with a plastic pylon running from top to bottom of the container. The pylon is fitted with a multi-blade arrangement of three-tier 2 prong steel blades.

This appliance also comes with one 6 prong blade for its single-serve cups. The blades are made of quality stainless steel that is dishwasher safe and prevents the harmful effects of wear and tear, rust, and corrosion.

The Ninja blades are extremely sharp easily tackling ice and any frozen fruits, vegetables, and any other ingredient you put in the blender.

Control Panel & Speed

When it comes to speed and control, this is one formidable blender. It has a speed of 35,000 RPM (Rotations per Minute).

The high-powered appliance has 3-speed settings as follows; 1) processing and mixing 2) blending 3) crushing ice/pureeing/liquefying. The speed settings control the exact speed and time needed to achieve the perfect texture and consistency for each function.

Furthermore, the blender has a pulse for more controlled processing, or for those times you need to run your blender just one extra time.  The model has digital control with no buttons making it easier to use and control.

Set Inclusions:

  • Base Unit with a 1700 watt motor
  • One family-sized 72oz container
  • Two single-serve cups
  • Two to-go lids
  • Two stainless steel blades
  • User Manual

Dimensions

Blenders come in various shapes and sizes. This one measures; 8″ length x 6″ width x 17″ height.  While the base is compact enough, the model, standing at 17 inches maybe tall for some users. The average distance between the kitchen countertop to the bottom of the upper cabinet is 18″ so it can fit in most kitchens but it’s still close.

It’s important to measure the space you will be working on or storing your blender before purchasing one to make sure it fits well.

This is an appliance you want to feature some considerable weight. With that much power, you don’t want to end up with a machine that skids around your countertop during blending.  This blender weighs a compact 7.60 pounds which is heavy enough to hold it in place while you’re blending, and at the same time light enough to pack away when finished.

Functionality & Versatility

Flexibility is one of the things users like most about this blender. It can perform many different functions due to its various food settings and high-powered motor and has different settings for; mixing, crushing, chopping, and pureeing.

Smoothies:

This machine is ideal for making smoothies for the whole family or for single-use on a regular basis. It produces a smooth and consistent texture and can handle tough green ingredients in a matter of seconds. When blending tougher ingredients, start with the pulse function for even quicker and smoother results.

Juice:

If you are on the whole-food or raw food diet, this product can substitute for a high-quality juicer. It is good for making whole juices, with all the benefits that come with the fiber in your fruits and vegetables, or you can simply strain the drink using a fine-mesh strainer and discard the pulp.

Frozen ingredients/desserts:

With 1,100 watts of power, this blender is tough enough to crush ice into perfectly textured snow-like substance in about 10 seconds. It can handle completely frozen fruit and even on speed 1 (out of 3) it can make for you frozen margaritas, smoothies in seconds. The large 72oz pitcher allows it to mix all the ingredients properly when making frozen drinks for the whole family or guests.

Pureeing:

This Ninja makes a fine puree with a very smooth consistency. It mashes just about any food you feed into it, cooked or raw. For the finest purees blend it long enough, (at least for 1 minute) on speed 3.

Soups/hot ingredients:

This unit does not come with a speed setting for soups. But like other high-powered blenders, the blades have enough friction and speed to warm up your ingredients to serve a nice warm soup or sauce. Alternatively, you can prepare your sauces with cold water and transfer it to your microwave to heat it.

Chopping/food prep:

Most blenders can’t chop vegetables but instead turns them into purees, smoothies, soups, etc. This model offers top value and performance for chopping, slicing, or shredding tasks. Its pulse function is able to chop vegetables so well you will feel like you have a second pair of hands in the kitchen.

Grinding/milling:

High-powered motor, fast-moving blades, and the small single-serve cups in this unit are perfect for grinding coffee beans, herbs, and spices into perfect ground excellent quality powder.

Dough /batter:

This appliance does not come with a speed setting/ a separate food processing container for making dough/ batter.

Noise Level

The Ninja Professional Bl661 has a rather loud operation, but what powerful blender isn’t? Luckily, due to its high powered motor and high-speed technology, the machine is also fast making full blend smoothies in as little as 3-5 seconds, and crushing ice just 8 seconds.

The machine however, rates better other high-powered in terms of lower noise level. If you have extra sensitivity to noise, place a mat, trivet, or folded dish towel under the base of the blender to muffle the sound.

Ease Of Use & Cleaning

A blender that is easy to use and cleanup is an important factor in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This one comes with a digital control pad, and a quick set up system.

1. Operation

There is a small learning curve in the first operation of this appliance, and for safety reasons this machine will not run if assembled incorrectly.

You begin by placing the pitcher on the base unit and twisting it until you hear it click. Add your ingredients and secure the lid to fit in place. You must push the lid on the container until you hear a clicking sound for the machine to run. The white arrow on the lid must align the white arrow on the container handle. Proceed to select your preferred speed and blend.

This machine is spill-roof to prevent leakage but it does not come with a drop-in-hole on the lid to add ingredients midsection.

Setting up the single-serving cups is much easier as they are designed to fit like most personal blenders. You only need to screw on the blade attachment, urn the cup upside down and fit it on the base.

2. Cleaning

The large capacity pitcher, single-serve containers, and lids are dishwasher safe, while the digital pad on the blender can simply be wiped with a soft cloth.  Unlike with most blenders the blades are dishwasher safe too.

Please note that the blades on this machine are extremely sharp. The sharp edges can easily cut through the skin, so you must be very careful when handling them. The manufacturer recommends using a bristle brush if you have to clean them by hand.

Warranty and Customer Care

This product comes with a standard 1-year warranty that does not cover normal wear and tear or shipment costs. You must fill in a registration card for the warranty within 10 days of purchase. The warranty period is short compared with other blenders in the same power and feature category.

Customer service from this seller is excellent. They have 24/7 open communication lines with friendly customer care representatives, always happy to help.

PROS

CONS

  • Sturdy and powerful 1100 Motor
  • Large capacity container for the whole family
  • Single-serve cups that are easy to swap and clean included
  • Extremely affordable considering all the features that come with it
  • Safety features
  • BPA free components that are dishwasher safe
  • Distinctive 3-tier system blade
  • 17 inches tall makes it hard to fit under some cabinets
  • Noisy

Summary

The Ninja Professional Blender (BL660) comes with a broad range of functions such as; crushing ice, mixing, chopping, and blending.

The machine has low, medium, and high speeds as well as pulse function to help you achieve your desired texture with ease. With 1,100 watts of power and strong patented blade technology, this model can crush any frozen ingredients, whole fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds.

This Ninja is not only big enough to serve the whole family with its 72oz container, but also comes with single-serving containers, so you can blend just a single cup and take it with you.

Finally, this model offers tremendous value for the price and is a good option for individuals looking for a professional-grade blender but are on a budget.