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Ninja blenders came onto the countertop appliance scene with mid-priced blenders that could do battle with some of the high-end brands. Ninja also captured the smaller blenders market for folks who wanted single-serve smoothies they could blend for breakfast and take on the road. Today, Ninja has expanded its product line to include a dizzying array of blenders built to suit just about anyone’s needs. From simple personal blenders to hybrid blenders that take on some of the tasks of your other kitchen tools, to high-speed and high-powered blenders, it’s a sure bet you’ll find the best one to fit both your kitchen counter space and budget.
Ahead, the best Ninja blenders on the market.
Best Overall: Ninja Professional Blender & Nutri Ninja Cups
When smoothies are regularly on the menu, this blender can handle them as single servings or by the pitcher. This set includes two 16-ounce single-serve cups with to-go lids that are great when one person prefers a fruit smoothie while the other wants their greens. The 72-ounce pitcher is just what you need when making drinks for the whole family.
This blender has an 1100-watt motor and six blades that can handle crushing ice as well as blending smoothies, cocktails, and sauces. Simple to operate, this has three speeds and a pulse button for easy operation.
Best for Small Spaces: Ninja Nutri Pro Compact Personal Blender
Possibly the most simple of the Ninja blenders, this compact unit doesn’t have any buttons. Just attach a cup and press down to blend. The blending stops when you release it, so pulsing ingredients is just as simple and easily controllable.
This comes with a 24-ounce cup and an 18-ounce cup along with two sip-and-seal lids that let you take your drink on the road. Since this doesn’t come with multiple accessories, this will take less space to store, yet you have a spare cup so you can toss one in the dishwasher and still have a clean one that’s ready to use. The cups and their accessories are all dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.
Best Complete System: Ninja Professional Plus Kitchen System with Auto-iQ (BN801)
This blender system does it all—and more. Of course, it crushes ice and makes smoothies, milkshakes, and blended drinks, but the powerful 1400 watts of peak power means it can crush ice and frozen fruits with ease. The 72-ounce pitcher can hold a maximum of 64 ounces of liquids, which is more than enough for drinks for the family. When it’s time for single morning smoothies, this comes with two 24-ounce single-serve containers with spout lids that are perfect for making smoothies to take on the go.
What makes this blender even more essential in the kitchen is the 64-ounce processor bowl, so there’s no need for a separate food processor taking space on the counter. The bowl can be used for chopping vegetables for salsa, for making purees, and even for kneading up to 2 pounds of bread dough using the included dough blade.
There are five different Auto-IQ presets for making smoothies, crushing ice, extracting nutrients, chopping, and making dough. If something custom is needed, manual controls include settings for low, medium, and high speed, and for pulsing.
Best Blender-Only: Ninja Professional Blender
Sometimes you really don’t want a bunch of accessories that need to be stored, and that’s where this blender really shines. There’s no need to keep track of extra cups, jars, lids, or blades, since this is simply a blender with a single 72-ounce jar that can handle a maximum of 64 ounces of liquids. The blender has 1000 watts of power for ice crushing and blending frozen foods with ease. The buttons are easy and intuitive, with low, medium, and high speeds along with a pulse button for perfect control of the blending process.
Best for Hot Foods: Ninja Foodi Cold & Hot Blender (HB152)
The 800-watt heating element in this blender means it can blend and heat foods, so it’s perfect for smoothly pureed soups and frothy hot drinks, as well as for cold blending. The 1400-watt peak-power motor can crush ice with ease or make silky-smooth cold drinks from your favorite fruits and greens.
This blender has 12 different Auto-IQ programs for smoothies, frozen drinks, extracting, ice cream, sautéing, hearty soups, dips and sauce, smooth soups, and infusing mixes, water, and cocktails. It also has manual controls for blending, cooking, and pulsing, and low medium, and high speeds.
Not only can it heat foods, but it can also keep food warm for serving. This has a 64-ounce glass pitcher that can accommodate a maximum of 56 ounces of cold liquids for blending.
Best for Food Prep: Ninja Master Prep Professional Blender (QB1004)
Great for small kitchens that don’t have counter space for a full-size blender and food processor, this handy blender can handle everything from frozen blending to food prep for meals. It has a 48-ounce pitcher that’s designed for blending and mixing tasks, a 40-ounce bowl for food processing tasks like making salsas, sauces, and smooth purees, and a 16-ounce chopper bowl that can chop onions, celery, and more for soups, stews, and salads. All of the containers have nonslip bases so they won’t wander on the counter during blending. Two storage lids are included, so food can be prepped ahead and stored in the refrigerator until it's needed.
Unlike blenders that have a heavy base that holds the containers above, this has a 450-watt power pod that sits on top of the containers. One large button turns the power pod on and off for easy pulsing and blending.
Best for Large Batches: Ninja Nutri Ninja Personal and Countertop Blender
The large 72-ounce pitcher that comes with this blender is great for blending morning smoothies for the whole family. If people have different preferences, you can choose to use the three Nutri Ninja cups with their sip-and-seal lids to take your beverage on the go, whether you’re headed to school, work, or the backyard. The cups are in three different sizes: 18 ounces, 24 ounces, and 32 ounces.
This blender features Ninja’s Auto-IQ technology with the following programs: blending, ultra-blending, pureeing, pulsing, or making smoothies and frozen drinks. You can also choose to blend manually at low, medium, or high speed. For easy cleaning, all of the attachments are dishwasher safe, so you’ll be ready for tomorrow’s breakfast with no fuss.