Ninja Professional Countertop Blender [The Ultimate Review]

If you’re anything like me, you love a good smoothie. The secret to a perfectly smooth and thirst-quenching shake?

It all lies in the blend. A good appliance can change your entire kitchen game and take you to the next level.

That’s why I have to tell you about the BL660 Professional Countertop Blender from Ninja

With 1100 watts of power, this baby blends frozen fruit and ice into oblivion. Leaving you sipping with a smile. A blender this powerful can enhance your healthy eating lifestyle in a few ways.

I’ll answer a few questions before diving more in-depth into some of the key features of this awesome machine. 

Read all the way to the end for an exclusive Betterfood's smoothie recipe!


What is the best Ninja blender to buy?

In this reviewer’s opinion, the BL660 with Nutri Ninja cups is the best blender for smoothies. If you’re looking for a little more from your blender, check out this article on What is the Best Ninja Blender?

Unboxed BL660 plus accessories

Unboxed BL660 plus accessories


Is the Ninja Professional Blender Any Good?

Oh yeah. It definitely is good. And I’ll tell you why. 

The key features of this blender include: a total crushing 72-ounce pitcher, a powerful 1100-watt motor base, 2 Nutri Ninja cups meaning you can do single-servings (plus they both come with a lid), and 3 speed options plus pulse. 

As if all that weren’t enough, this Ninja blender bundle also comes with an inspiration guide. In the Ninja inspiration guide, you’ll find delicious recipes for frozen blended drinks, healthy smoothies, and amazing appetizers.


What’s the Difference Between a Blender and a Food Processor?

Usually, blenders have a fixed blade, but that’s not the case with a Ninja blender! You can use the mighty 6-blade assembly to do way more than just make beverages. 

Use the Ninja Professional Blender to whip up dips, salsas, spreads, sauces, and more! 

We’ve answered the question of differences between a blender and a food processor in much more detail in another article for you as well!


Key Features of the Ninja Professional Countertop Blender

BPA-Free Plastic Blending Jar

BPA-Free Plastic Blending Jar

Okay, here we go. Let’s take that closer look I promised you.

Exciting, right?


72-Ounce Total Crushing Pitcher

72-ounces is a lot! This blender will make enough for the whole family, no one will be sad and left out when the smoothies are being passed around! (And for the times you don’t need a pitcherful, remember there’s always the single-serving option!)

The blade assembly fits well within the pitcher, so it won’t scratch it. Just be mindful of how you store them together (fitted, not loose).

The measurement markings are clear and easy-to-read. One side shows cups and ounces, the other shows liters and milliliters. 

It is made of durable BPA-free plastic, not glass that might shatter. It has a pour spout for easy distribution and the lid locks in place to stop messes.


1100-Watt Base plus Pro Extractor 6-Blade Assembly

Ninja Blending Base with Single-Serving Attachment

Ninja Blending Base with Single-Serving Attachment

Get ready for over a thousand watts of pulverizing power. With this motor, ice turns to snow in a matter of seconds. Other than ice-crushing, the pro-extractor blades break down fruits and veggies while keeping the nutrients in your drink. 

The three speed options are ready to handle any blending/pureeing/pulverizing job you can throw the Ninja’s way. This fancy food processing blender can even help you mix up a batch of fresh pesto for your next Italian food-inspired dinner party.


Nutri Ninja Cups

Two Nutri Ninja cups

Two Nutri Ninja cups

Two 16-ounce single-serving cups plus fitted lids are also included with your Ninja blender purchase. 

Question: What’s better than grabbing a smoothie to-go in the morning? 

Answer: Blending up just one smoothie in the morning and not having to wash a pitcher when you’re in a hurry!

The single-serving option has its own blade assembly, but it handles crushing ice — no problem!


Specifications

An easy-to-read table featuring the specs on the BL660 Ninja blender.

All the Ninja blender pieces together

Model
BL660
Weight
7.6 lbs
Size
8 x 6 x17 inches
Wattage
1100
Warranty
1-year limited
Programs
4 manual
# Cups/Lids
2 of each
Reviews
Model
BL660
Weight
7.6 lbs
Size
8 x 6 x17 inches
Wattage
1100
Warranty
1-year limited
Programs
4 manual
# Cups/Lids
2 of each
Reviews


User Impression for the BL660

I was blown away the first time I used my new countertop Ninja Blender. The sheer power of the motor and six blades is astounding.

I can easily puree cooked cauliflower to use as a cream substitute for my fitness-friendly dinners. Or whip up a zesty salsa of fresh tomato and onion to impress my guests. You can use the Professional Countertop Ninja to shred cabbage and chop onions.

Not to mention the frozen margaritas and daiquiris! Mmmm. Bringing new life and energy to every party at home. 

Where this product really shines? Those single-serving cups and lids! You can’t beat the convenience of whirling up a fantastic smoothie to-go in sheer seconds. Less clean-up, healthy, and oh-so-tasty. 

Wondering how easy the blender is to clean? Check out our article Are Ninja Blenders Dishwasher Safe? Spoiler: You won’t be spending any extra time cleaning up after this blender.

Many of my friends ask “Is the Ninja Professional Blender loud?” 

In my opinion, no! But listen to it yourself in the video below when I demonstrate all three speeds (and pulse!) while making a recipe. 

Other users’ reviews on Amazon mention making their own homemade peanut butter. I am very curious and excited to test that out in my awesome Ninja blender as well. 


An Antioxidant-Rich Smoothie Recipe

Want to boost your health yet feel like you’re drinking dessert? Then you need to blend up this Choco-Cherry Dream Shake. 

The health benefits of cacao are calcium, iron, magnesium, and of course — antioxidants! Bonus, chocolate also boosts your mood! 

The health benefits for cherries? Fiber, vitamins and minerals, and — more antioxidants!

To make this silky, decadent chocolate cherry smoothie (for two people) you will need:

  • 2 cups milk of your choice (I recommend dairy-free and in the video, it shows hemp milk)
  • 2 cups frozen dark cherries
  • 3 Tablespoons raw cacao
  • 3 Tablespoons maple syrup (or another sweetener of your choice like honey)

That’s it! Load into your total crushing pitcher, blend for 20 seconds on the first speed and sip with a smile.


Conclusion

To recap, we reviewed the Professional Ninja Blender and learned:

  • It’s not as loud as people say!
  • 72-ounces is the ideal size for a pitcher
  • 6-blades are way better than the standard 4-blade assembly on other countertop models
  • 1100-watts can tackle tough kitchen jobs
  • Cleaning a Ninja blender is a breeze
  • How to make a delicious new smoothie recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth

Convinced yet? Order your own Professional Ninja Blender BL660 today!

Last update on 2020-07-30 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API