Pro Extractor Blades® easily break down ice, whole fruits, vegetables, stems, and seeds, extracting nutrients and vitamins. The blender comes supplied with 4 different cups. Every cup comes equipped with a spout lid, meaning that you're able to take different nutritious drinks and smoothies on the go and enjoy them wherever and whenever you want.
The housing can sometimes vibrate when dealing with harder ingredients.
The Ninja BL642 is really good for people who don't like to experiment with their drinks and smoothies and want a powerful, functional, but relatively simple tool. Now, you won't have to gag on different seeds or wait for ages for the blender to do its job.
Pro Extractor Blades®
Total Crushing® stacked blades
2100 ml Total Crushing® pitcher
500 ml Tritan™ Nutri Ninja® сup
650 ml Tritan™ Nutri Ninja® сup
900 ml Tritan™ Nutri Ninja® сup
7 pre-set Auto-iQ programmes, 3 speeds, Pulse
BPA-free plastic, metal
Made from absolutely safe and non-toxic materials, the blender is suitable even for mixing baby food. Besides, the unit is ergonomically designed, fitted with rubberized feet, a hefty easy-grip handle, and an opening on the lid for neat pouring.
The set comes without cups.
What you'll get with this model from Ninja is a combination of simplicity and smart abilities. Powerful enough and featuring an easy-to-read LED display, it will become a multi-tasking kitchen assistant for any home cook, no matter your cooking skills. And an inspirational recipe book will provide numerous culinary ideas.
Total Crushing Blades
2100 ml pitcher
3 Auto-iQ programmes (smoothie, frozen drink or puree), 3 speed settings (High, Low, and Pulse)
BPA-free plastic, Stainless-steel blades
The model boasts two pre-set Auto-iQ programmes activated at the touch of a button. They are intended to combine blending and pulsation patterns to achieve perfectly smooth consistency when mixing ingredients of different density.
The lids are rather tight.
The Ninja BL480UK will serve both as a powerful smoothie maker that will turn your choice of ingredients into deliciously smooth drinks in an instant and as a functional blender catering to a number of your cooking needs and a reliable ice crusher for making chilling drinks and desserts. It will take all the guesswork out of the blending process.
Pro Extractor Blades
500 ml Tritan сup
680 ml Tritan сup
2 Auto-iQ programmes (Blend, Ultra-blend), Pulse
BPA-free Tritan cups, Plastic body, Stainless-steel blades
The blender set comes complete with a special FreshVac pump to quickly and easily remove the oxygen from the jug or cup to reduce foaming and prevent oxidization so that nutrients and vitamins stay intact for longer.
The unit is a bit noisy.
Looking to achieve professional-quality food preparation at home? The Ninja CT660UKV will help you bring your culinary abilities to a new level. Not only does it offer a bunch of smart blending programs for quick treats but also it will allow achieving maximum fine textures while keeping genuine food freshness and appetising colours.
Total Crushing Blades, Pro Extractor Blades
2100 ml pitcher
2 x 600 ml cups
4 Auto-iQ programmes (smoothie, frozen drink, puree, ice cream), 3 speed settings (High, Low, and Pulse)
BPA-free plastic, Stainless-steel blades
The package includes as many as four interchangeable blades for maximum efficient grinding, crushing, and mixing ingredients and even for kneading dough to help you realize whatever culinary ideas you have in mind.
Cleaning is somewhat fiddly.
If you take your blender out of the drawer every few days, the Ninja PS100UK is for you. Versatile and functional, it will help you accomplish a number of food preparation and cooking tasks. Meanwhile, it will deliver perfect cooking results time and again, thanks to an automatic motor speed adjustment depending on the type of ingredients.
Total Crushing Blades, Power chopping blades, High-speed blending blades, Dough and batter mixing blades
1400 ml pitcher
600 ml travel cup
4 speed settings
BPA-free plastic, Stainless-steel blades
A Few Good Cups
The Ninja BL642 makes things simple. You don't have to be a culinary genius to put a blender like this one to good use. Now, the model isn't simple but its controls are. There's a straightforward control panel with different buttons for 7 pre-set Auto-iQ programs, 3 different speed settings, and the usual pulse function.
The Auto-iQ programs is a fairly recent addition to the company's products but we can tell it is here to stay. These timed, intelligent blending programs do everything for you, taking the guesswork out of the equation.
All in all, the blender is great and we're definitely not done with it yet. But we would also like to mention that, in addition to the appliance, the company supplies you with a 72 oz. Total Crushing® Pitcher, 18 oz. Tritan™ Nutri Ninja® Cup, 24 oz. Tritan™ Nutri Ninja® Cup, and a 32 oz. Tritan™ Nutri Ninja® Cup. As you would imagine, with so many different containers, you'll always be able to prepare the right serving without making too much or too many.
Plus, every cup comes equipped with a spout lid, meaning that you're able to take different nutritious drinks and smoothies on the go and enjoy them wherever and whenever you want.
Of course, the best part is the company's trademark 72 oz. Total Crushing® Pitcher. Using the pitcher, you'll be able to easily crush through ice and frozen ingredients in a snap, creating creamy frozen drinks.
No Seeds in Sight
The Pro Extractor Blades® are another component that puts the different Ninja blenders as well as this particular model ahead of the curve. The blades are the reason this little appliance is able to easily break down ice, whole fruits, vegetables, stems, and seeds, extracting nutrients and vitamins.
Sure, it isn't a perfect product. It's a powerful blender but it wasn't necessarily designed that well considering its power. For example, the housing can sometimes vibrate when dealing with harder ingredients. Admittedly, not a huge issue but definitely something that the company could fix in a future model.
Some find the blender a little noisy but it really isn't any louder than any other modern-day Ninja model, so we wouldn't hold it against the blender.
Simply put, the Ninja BL642 is really good for people who don't like to experiment with their drinks and smoothies and want a powerful, functional, but relatively simple tool. Now, you won't have to gag on different seeds or wait for ages for the blender to do its job.
Simple and Smart Kitchen Ninja
In this era of high technology, we expect almost every single appliance to have some smart features. Blenders are not an exception. However, sometimes, devices might appear so to say too smart to operate and getting the hang of all the functions is not as easy as it might seem. Hence, many of us often end up storing those gimmicky units on the shelf and using their more simple and more habitual counterparts. Yet, this won’t happen to the Ninja CT610UK countertop blender since it offers a balanced combo of smart functions and simplicity. See for yourself.
Being one of the latest Ninja models, the unit boasts a sleek LED display that is bright and very easy to read as well as intuitive touchscreen controls for no-hassle operation. On top of that, it offers both pre-programmed and manual operation. You can choose between three pre-set Auto-IQ programmes that include the most popular treats blenders are normally used for. The smoothie setting will be highly appreciated by all healthy eaters, athletes, bodybuilders, diet followers and all those who closely monitor their daily nutrient intakes. The frozen drink option is a real find for iced cocktail lovers and a real find for parties, especially given the 2100ml pitcher capacity. Meanwhile, the puree function will come in handy for making smooth and finely blitzed soups, thick sauces and dips. All those settings are activated at a single touch of a button and the unit will do the rest.
On the other hand, you can select a manual operation that provides more precise control. Add to this 100 watts of power and solid steel blades and you’ll be able to blend, crush, chop, beat through, and blitz a wide range of ingredient combinations at one of three speeds including Pulse to achieve ideal consistency with dry and dense foods.
... Safe for All Sorts of Foods
Powerful and impressively functional, the Ninja CT610UK also stands out for its quality design. The blades are made of high-grade stainless steel that is not only resistant to rust and oxidation but also perfectly retains the cutting edge, so, the blades will remain razor-sharp for a long time. The jug is made of plastic but there is no need to worry about its safety. The material is BPA-free, non-toxic and can easily withstand high temperatures without leaching any potentially harmful chemicals. Hence, the model is absolutely safe and suitable even for making baby food for infants where the above-mentioned puree function will also be of great help. If you just introduced some new ingredients into your baby’s diet, your little one will love the fine puree texture and easy to swallow consistency with no unbeaten chunks in it.
The only thing you might dislike in this Ninja blender is that the package doesn’t include any added cups. But we believe it’s not a deal-breaker. Thanks to the measuring marks on the pitcher, you can adjust the serving size as you wish while an opening on the lid will let you neatly pour the drink into your travel mug.
In a word, the Ninja CT610UK is a pretty simple yet smart high-powered kitchen multi-tasker that will add functionality to any home kitchen.
Ninja BL480UK 1000W
A Blending Wizard
At a glance, making a smoothie doesn’t seem anything special. All you need is to just throw a bunch of ingredients into the cup and press the button to blend and mix them into a thick drink. But why then do some people get a perfectly smooth delicacy and others end up with a puree containing uncrushed pieces or a watery drink with unbeaten pulp? Most often, it takes some trial and error to get it right with every new blend of ingredients. This is where the Ninja BL480UK smoothie mixer will come to help.
Right off the bat, this model is designed to take all of the guesswork out of the blending process. In other words, no matter the choice of ingredients and your blending experience, your smoothie will come out perfect every time. Wonder what’s the catch? There is no catch, it is all about the Auto-iQ feature the unit comes fitted with. This is a pair of preset programs, including Blend and Ultra Blend, both activated at a press of a button. For you, there is no need to watch or control the process, the unit will do all the work for you. Each blending session consists of a series of short pulsations, pauses, and instant blitzing to achieve smooth and silky drink texture. While the Blend program is intended for soft and fleshy ingredients, the Ultra Blend will cope even with the toughest ones such as nuts and seeds, herbs, greens, frozen foods, and ice.
In addition to automatic settings, the Ninja blender also offers manual controls that will help experienced smoothie drinkers squeeze the most out of the powerful 1000-watt motor. Thus, you can manually choose between blending, pulse, and pause patterns to let the rugged patented extractor blade crush, grind, blend, pulverise, and liquidise the mix of ingredients to the consistency you like.
An Assistant for a Novice
Along with the excellent blending performance and built-in intelligence, the Ninja smoothie maker boasts a complete package that not every other blender can provide. Instead of one stationary or integrated blending container, you’ll get two portable cups (500 ml and 680 ml). Besides, there are two sip-and-seal lids to transform the blending cups into drinking cups easily fitting into any standard car cup holder. So, you can have a healthy boost during your commute to work or take it with you to drink it after a workout or instead of a quick meal.
What’s more, the thing that makes this model a real find for any novice user is the comprehensive recipe book. It contains a bundle of 30 recipes and helpful guidance on how to get started and achieve consistently good results each time. And those instructions refer not only to smoothies but also to a variety of other treats you can create with the Ninja, including dips, sauces, salad dressings, batters, and even ice-cream.
In brief, powerful and versatile, the Ninja Auto-iQ smoothie maker will take every strain out of the blending process and make it a breeze even for a beginner user with little to no experience in blitzing smoothies.
Blending Technology Redefined
To achieve a smooth texture and homogeneous blending consistency, both immersion blenders and countertop models create a kind of vortex when blending that helps blitz and beat through ingredients more efficiently and quickly. Yet, the flip side of the coin is the foam that forms while blending at high speed, which is especially peculiar for countertop blenders that mix from the bottom to the top, thus, sucking in a lot of oxygen. At Ninja, they’ve managed to tackle that issue by upgrading the blending technology, which is realised in the Ninja CT660UKV blender.
Overall, this unit is very much similar to other Ninja models and offers the best of Ninja technologies. Equipped with a bright LED display with a touchscreen, the CT660UKV is distinguished by intuitive controls and easy operation. Strong and durable PRO Extractor blades along with 1100 watts of power will flawlessly work to mix, blend, chop, liquidize and emulsify pretty much any ingredients, be it soft and juicy fruit, hard roots, fibrous greens or dry seeds and tough nuts. Three variable speeds including a pulse option will allow you to manually control the process and achieve the desired consistency.
Besides, the appliance provides smart functionality with as many as four Auto-iQ programmes. Along with blended to perfection smoothies, delicious and chilling iced cocktails and delicately soft purees and soups with the finest texture, you will also be able to make ice cream at a single press of a button. You just need to load the ingredients under the recipe and press the ice cream setting to let the machine mix and whip a creamy dessert. Not only does homemade ice cream taste many times better but also you can rest assured it is made from fresh ingredients and contains no harmful emulsifiers, synthetic flavours, and other additives.
However, the feature that sets this model apart from the rest of the blenders in the Ninja range is a special FreshVac pump. Inserted into a jar lid, it draws out the air to create an oxygen-free environment that helps reduce foaming and prevent oxidization. This way, you will also minimize layering and separation and lock in vitamins. As a result, you’ll get smoother and visibly brighter drinks that look more appetising and are packed with nutrients.
A Two-in-one Unit
The bender package is yet another advantage that adds points to this model and contributes to its functionality. Along with a large 2100 ml pitcher, the set contains two 600 ml cups. So, you can both make multiple morning smoothies for a family or blitz a jar full of refreshing cocktail for a group of friends and blend a single serving for yourself and even taste it on the go since sip lids are also included. Thus, the Ninja CT660UKV can function as a fully-fledged countertop blender suitable for a whole range of tasks and as a personal blender so much loved by active lifestylers and everyone who cares for their healthy diet.
To cut a long story short, the Ninja CT660UKV is an innovative professional blender that encompasses dual functionality and will come in handy both for home use and for use in small cafes and smoothie bars.
Versatility is the Key
Pretty much any home kitchen has some sort of blender, be it a hand blender or a countertop blender. And if you are a healthy lifestyle follower, a blender is hands down your best friend for making those nutrient-packed drinks. However, an experienced cook knows that a good blender is much more than a smoothie maker and can accomplish a whole variety of tasks. If it sounds like you and your main goal is functional versatility, look no further, the Ninja PS100UK will have you covered.
Not to talk in circles, what makes this specific model stand out from the crowd and a helping hand for many food preparation jobs are the four interchangeable blades it comes complete with. In a combo with four variable speed settings, those blades can really work wonders and turn the blender into a “one-man army” when it comes to food preparation. Two high-speed blending blades will turn both softer and juicy fruit and veggies and more coarse and fibrous ingredients into finely textured and silky smoothies, soft and airy purees, appetizing dips, and flavourful dressings. Meanwhile, crushing and chopping blades can grind nuts, chop ingredients for yummy salsas, and crush ice for making a whole bunch of refreshing and delicious chilly drinks, slushes, and desserts.
Something that deserves special attention is the dough blade also included in the set. Most blenders can mix pancake batters in a flash and even use a standard blending blade. The Ninja PS100UK, on the other hand, has something more to offer, with its dough blade. Along with more liquid batters, the unit also allows kneading thicker doughs for muffins, cookies, and pizza. So, baking at home will be even easier than ever before.
Notably, the Ninja PS100UK is a pretty simple model that has neither an abundance of bells and whistles nor smart features. At the same time, though, it is not deprived of intelligence and is very smartly built.
At a glance, the PS100UK differs from the rest of the Ninja blenders, in which the jug or cup usually sets on top of the power base. Here, you’ll get a hefty 1400 jug and a power pod installed on the top of it. Such a design provides better control over the blending process to achieve the desired results with more precision. In addition, a smaller 600ml cup inserts right into the jug both for blending and for compact storage when not in use.
With 700 watts under the hood, the power the unit brings is definitely lower than that of other Ninja models. However, it doesn’t impact the performance too much and the blending results can easily compete with those of more powerful blenders. All of this is thanks to the automatic blade speed adjustment depending on the thickness and density of ingredients you process.
Summing up, if a reasonably priced and impressively functional blender is what you need for your home kitchen, you can’t go wrong with the Ninja PS100UK. And it is definitely a good choice for creative cooks.
What Is a Ninja Blender?
In order to live a healthy life, we all need a number of the nutrients that vegetables, fruit, greens, nuts, and seeds are full of. The only problem with those food items is that it is seldom easy to extract all of those nutrients without additional help. And that is where blenders come in. As you probably know, a blender is a kitchen appliance that is used to mix, purée, or emulsify food and other substances. And even though SharkNinja, the company behind Ninja blenders, is one of the leading manufacturers of kitchen appliances, the core principles remain the same.
With the help of a Ninja blender, you will be able to consume all of the healthy and useful vitamins and minerals without having to waste your time on meal preparation. Furthermore, drinking deliciously nutritious smoothies instead of gorging on food is not a bad way to lose some weight.
So, given that these blenders don't really cost that much, take far less time than preparing your own meal, and offer a much healthier alternative to the regular way people consume their food, we can't think of a reason not to give them a try.
What Features to Compare
Even though you wouldn't really describe any Ninja blender (or any kind of countertop blender, for that matter) as a particularly complicated appliance, there are still a few things you need to keep in mind when you go looking for the right model.
First things first, you should always pay attention to the amount of power that the model comes equipped with. Simply put, the more powerful the blender is, the better it is when it comes to pulverizing some of the harder food items and things like ice and frozen fruits. Of course, it also comes down to the kind of servings that you're going to be dealing with. If you don't plan on making drinks and desserts for an entire family, there's really no reason to overpay for a more powerful model and you can just as easily stick with the kind of appliance that features a lower wattage.
That said, it isn't just the amount of power that determines the blender's blending and grinding capabilities but also the kind of blades that the particular product comes with. Fortunately enough, that isn't really that much of an issue with Ninja blenders. The more professional models from this company usually come equipped with Total Crushing™ blades that are capable of crushing and pulverizing just about anything that you throw into the jar. Since the less professional appliances do not require that kind of power, you would usually find one of these models packing Nutri Ninja Pro Extractor blades. As the name suggests, these blades are perfect for extracting the healthy nutrients out of fruits and vegetables.
Of course, whether you decide to go with a smaller unit or a professional blender, make sure to check the bowl capacity of the containers that come with the package. As you would imagine, it doesn't really matter how powerful your model is or how capable its blades are if it doesn't include a jar that will allow you to put all of that power to good use.
Finally, try to keep in mind the number and the type of settings that the blender incorporates. While some may only include the pulse function, certain models come equipped with different speed settings. Generally speaking, the low speed setting is reserved for chopping softer ingredients while the medium and the high ones are needed for dealing with harder food items, crushing ice, and preparing smoothies.
Did you know?
A blender seems like a relatively basic kitchen appliance with a fairly simple idea behind it. You throw some fruits or vegetables into the jar, you mix them together, and, et voila, you have yourself a smoothie or a refreshing drink full of nutrients. However, you may be surprised to know that even the most basic kitchen blender presents far more options than one would expect. On that note, we thought it wouldn't be a bad idea to share with you some of the things that you can make using a standard countertop blender.
Now, it may sound a bit absurd, but you can actually make a freshly milled flour without putting in a ton of effort and with no fancy equipment by your side. Simply put about two cups of wheat berries into the jar and let the blender do its thing. After that, sift and repeat until the job is done. By the way, the particular method can also be used with oats.
Almond milk isn't just a delicious substitution to the regular milk but an absolute necessity for lactose-intolerant individuals that like to put milk in their coffee or mix their cereal with it just like the rest of us mortals. And, fortunately enough, a regular blender is all the equipment you need to make delicious homemade almond milk. What you will need to do is get some almonds and soak them overnight in water. With that out of the way, throw the almonds into the blender, blend them well and strain what's left of it. The result will be a jar full of the most delicious nutty milk. Just keep in mind that fresh almond milk doesn't last more than a few days in the fridge, so try not to go overboard and make only as much milk as you need.
Whether you have a few houseplants at home or a small garden, there's a good chance you have always wanted to make compost but never really got around to it since the whole thing seems messy and complicated. Well, it may certainly be the case if you're not willing to be creative with your kitchen appliances. All it takes is a bunch of soft food scraps and a blender. Just throw the former into the latter and blend them up. The leftovers will easily break down, meaning that they'll be able to serve as an instant compost that you can use to fertilize your plants.
You may be under the impression that the only thing your blender is good for is making liquid food and drinks. Well, given that we're talking about a kitchen appliance, that isn't necessarily the worst guess. However, that isn't entirely correct. For instance, all it takes is an all-natural olive oil, sea salt, and citrus to produce the kind of refreshing scrub that will make you look as delicious as a fresh smoothie. Furthermore, the whole thing takes less than five minutes, meaning that you can make some for yourself or prepare a gift for your loved ones.
Other than that, any Ninja blender can be used to make all kinds of things, from powdered sugar and salad dressings to fresh butter and lotion. Heck, you can even use one of these models to make soup or turn it into a lamp if you feel so inclined. Now, that's not too bad for a seemingly simple kitchen appliance if we do say so ourselves.