NINJA Professional Blender BL660 Review – Pros & Cons
- Power: 1100 watts
- 3 speeds, pulse, and single-serve functions
- Voltage: 120V., 60Hz.
- 72 oz. Total Crushing Pitcher pulverizes ice to snow in seconds for creamy frozen drinks and smoothies
- Two 16 oz. Nutri Ninja Cups with To-Go Lids
- Dishwasher-safe and BPA-free parts. Single Serve Blade Assembly
- Includes one 1100-watt base, 72 oz. Total Crushing Pitcher, and two 16 oz. Nutri Ninja Cups with To-Go Lids
- 1-Year Limited Warranty from the date of purchase
You Might Ask Why a “NINJA”?
If you’ve been searching for that perfect blender and can’t seem to narrow it down, let me be the one to help you out. I did the same thing and decided on the Ninja Professional Blender BL660 with 2 Nutri Ninja cups. Not only does it give me the option of choosing a single serving for my “on the go smoothie” that I absolutely LOVE, but it also has an extra-large blending container that will hold up to 72 ounces for my larger content recipes such as those party drinks or creamy Italian sauces.
You could choose the Ninja Bullet for $70 that will be almost everything you need or the full Ninja Professional Blender BL660 that does most anything you need for $50 more.. I guess it all depends on what you need. If you are only going to use it for your normal everyday smoothie or protein drink, then I suggest the Ninja Bullet. If you want more options, then I suggest the larger blender that comes with a 72-ounce blending container.
OMG.. Who would’ve known that a blender can whip up something as good as a “Tomato Basil Cream Sauce?” That’s right, I tried it! It’s GREAT! By the way, this recipe is one that is included in the recipe book they GIVE you when you buy this blender. It was a BIG bonus for me.
OUT of the BOX
How It Works
My Thoughts on NINJA Professional Blender BL660
I decided to buy my NINJA BL660 because I heard such great things about it and read tons of positive reviews about the quality and sharpness of the blades. My Hamilton Beach Blender was on its last leg, so I had a great excuse to finally purchase this powerful blender from Amazon. In my video, I share with you my eventful moment of un-packaging this lovely new “Gift” to myself in detail. I wanted you to see exactly what you get.
Of course, you must realize my minor confusion during this process because it was new to me as well. Not really looking at the instructions, because I didn’t want to bore my audience, I had a few issues.
The strong suction cups on the bottom of the base made it a little difficult when I tried to move it around so that you could see what I was doing. Soon as that base hits the countertop it’s pretty much stuck down tight.
I’m still not sure I like the suction cups, but one thing is for sure, it shouldn’t move from its position while in action! I don’t think the suction cups are really necessary myself. I suppose they felt it needed the added support since it does have 1100 Watts of power and 120 Volts! It is pretty powerful and might vibrate around some if you had a lot of chunky vegetables in it.
Another issue I had and I think I cover it up pretty good in my video, but the lid is a little confusing. You have to push down on the release button that’s on top of the lid. This releases a handle that has to be up in order for it to fasten down to the blender container. You then place the lid on the top of the blender and line the spout on the lid up with the pour spout on the blender. Once you fold the handle back down into the lid, you will feel it lock down into place.
In a second video, I share with you the blender in action. I wanted you to actually see it working and hear the powerful motor it has. This blender is made of very durable material; extra-thick dishwasher safe plastic blender container and cups.
In my video, I struggle with getting the blender to stop. Of course, if I had read the instructions, I would’ve known what to do. After you press the “Power” button and choose 1, 2, or 3 settings for it to start blending your ingredients, you press the same number to get it to stop. The “Pulse” button only works while you are pressing it down. It is recommended that you press it 3-4 times to get your contents worked in a little before pressing 1,2, or 3 settings. There is on the large button labeled as “Single Serve”. This button is only to be used when you are using the single-serve cups and mini blade. It works similar to the “Pulse” button, by only staying on when it’s being pressed.
At this point, I’ve only used it for making my berry and yogurt smoothies and the “Tomato Basil Cream Sauce” from the recipe book. I can’t wait to try it out for more delicious recipes. There is no doubt in my mind that this blender will have any problems chopping whatever ingredients you need it to!
What others think about NINJA Professional Blender BL660
Sometimes it’s important for you to know what others think about the product you are wanting to buy. This is a really good way to see the good and the bad things being said about it.
This Ninja blender BL660 has a 4.5-star rating! That’s pretty awesome, don’t you think?
When you start reading some of these reviews, it is important to note the dates they were written. I noticed that many of the complaints were from many years ago. A lot of time the manufacturer will improve the product a little based on what the customers are complaining about. This means it’s possible that some of these complaints may have been resolved now.
There are complaints about it being too loud, single-serving cups being too small, blades being too sharp, and not intended to be used as a juicer. I even found one complaint about the height of the blender being too tall for the space they had for it. It is important to read the dimensions and review the space where you plan to store this blender. It is very tall. As for it being too loud… Most blenders are pretty loud, but this one is a little louder from its extreme ice crushing power. I wouldn’t recommend you use it while the kids are sleeping, but if you want a blender to crush ice in a matter of seconds then this is the one for you. The blades are extremely sharp and will easily cut you. I can testify to that complaint because I’ve already cut myself with on it.
The biggest complaint I have is the cord storage behind the base isn’t really big enough to store the entire cord. This really doesn’t hurt my feelings any, because I don’t ever plan to store the cord. Mine will always be plugged in and ready for use!
Here are some customers reviews I captured when doing my research:
Pros and Cons
- Parts are easily replaceable; rather than paying for a new blender you can purchase blades, cups, or blender container
- The most recent comments about the product are very good. Customers are happy with the way it works and how sharp the blades are. Several complaints about the product arriving damaged.
- Blender holds 72 ounces
- BPA Free
- Cord Storage
- Lock-on-lid with a pour spout
- Easy-to-clean electronic control panel
- The pitcher, Nutri Ninja cups, lids, stacked blade assembly, and nutria ninja blade assembly are all dishwasher safe.
- 1-year warranty
- Suction cups on the bottom of base adding more stability when in use
- Some say it only came with one cup. In my video for un-boxing this product you will see mine came with two
- Several complaints about the lid not working as it should; complaints were from the year 2015… I think this issue has been resolved
- The blades are not locked down (As long as you know about this feature, it makes it so much easier to clean!). I thought it was broken when I first saw the blade moves, but this is because it isn’t locked down.
- It doesn’t specifically tell you that when you turn the blender on a certain setting, that you turn it off the same way you turned it on. It’s not hard to figure out, but for the average user, it would be less confusing to know that (you will see my confusion in my video)
Summing Things Up
The complaints about the Ninja Professional Blender BL660 are mostly all very minor and the Pros outdo them by far. Most people buying a blender, want a blender, not a juicer. Nowhere on the product details does it say that it can be used as a juicer so you can’t hold this against the manufacturer. This blender is great for making your frozen drinks and smoothies, it can easily chop vegetables, and it’s great for those who just want to grab a single-serve drink for the road.
I would highly recommend this product for people looking for a Great Blender that’s powerful enough to blend fruits, vegetables, and ice cubes. It comes with a wonderful recipe book with a variety of different ways you can use this blender from fruit smoothies to veggie smoothies, then there’s pasta sauces and even desserts.
You will not go wrong when you purchase this blender! If you want more, Ninja also provides blenders that have lots of accessories made for many other uses. If you want one that’s specifically for single-serve use, then check out the Ninja Bullet. Stick with Ninja and you will find whatever it is you are looking for in a blender.
I can honestly say from my own opinion from using this product that it has made my life easier in the kitchen. It blends, mixes, and chops faster than most blender I’ve owned and the clean up is a breeze. Just remove the blade, rinse and place in the dishwasher. Easy as that!
Where to Buy the NINJA Professional Blender
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