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Should You Buy a Ninja Blender?

Updated 23 December 2019 by Matthew
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should you buy a Ninja Blender?

Ninja is one of the most popular blender brands as well as being well known for its coffee makers and food processors.

If you are thinking about buying a Ninja blender then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of blender brands is compiled by analysing over 14,000 user and expert reviews and 10 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,500 blenders.

Ninja are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and moderately popular blenders. Their blenders start at $30 for the QB900 which has a power of 400W, a bowl capacity of 1L and is a tabletop blender and go up to $200 for the BL2012 which has a power of 1,100W, a bowl capacity of 2.5L and is a tabletop blender. The average price of a new Ninja blender is $95.

Ninja are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and moderately popular blenders.

Is Ninja the Best Blender Brand?

So are Ninja blenders any good? We give every blender a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all blenders we are able to impartially rank all the blender brands.

Ninja is ranked the No. 1 best blender brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Ninja is the actually best blender brand out there.

#1
95%
95%
5,045 reviews
#2
Cuisinart
92%
92%
24 reviews
#3
Hamilton Beach
92%
92%
22 reviews
#4
Brentwood
90%
90%
4 reviews
#5
Vitamix
89%
89%
516 reviews
#6
Netherlands
88%
88%
776 reviews
#7
88%
88%
859 reviews
#8
81%
81%
392 reviews
#9
Germany
80%
80%
196 reviews
#10
United Kingdom
79%
79%
7 reviews
#11
Breville
Australia
79%
79%
1,114 reviews
#12
United Kingdom
77%
77%
582 reviews
#13
NutriBullet
73%
73%
688 reviews
#14
Oster
72%
72%
18 reviews
#15
Blendtec
72%
72%
140 reviews
#16
Black & Decker
72%
72%
68 reviews
#17
Bamix
70%
70%
10 reviews
#18
Wahl
70%
70%
33 reviews
#19
Smeg
Italy
70%
70%
60 reviews
#20
France
69%
69%
1,197 reviews
#21
AEG
Germany
69%
69%
41 reviews
#22
Tower
67%
67%
1 review
#23
Salter
64%
64%
94 reviews
#24
Bugatti
62%
62%
17 reviews
#25
Maxi-Matic
61%
61%
2 reviews
#26
Beko
Turkey
61%
61%
17 reviews
#27
United Kingdom
61%
61%
59 reviews
#28
Brentwood Appliances
60%
60%
0 reviews
#29
Moulinex
60%
60%
1 review
#30
Waring
60%
60%
0 reviews
#31
Klarstein
60%
60%
5 reviews
#32
Dualit
60%
60%
17 reviews
#33
Proctor Silex
59%
59%
0 reviews
#34
Elgento
57%
57%
3 reviews
#35
Tayama
54%
54%
0 reviews
#36
Jocel
53%
53%
0 reviews
#37
Elite
53%
53%
0 reviews
#38
Montel
52%
52%
0 reviews
#39
Better Chef
52%
52%
0 reviews
#40
BioChef
52%
52%
0 reviews
#41
Cloer
51%
51%
0 reviews
#42
Zephir
51%
51%
0 reviews
#43
Ariete
51%
51%
0 reviews
#44
Girmi
51%
51%
0 reviews
#45
Omega Juicers
51%
51%
0 reviews
#46
Midea
50%
50%
0 reviews
#47
Siemens
Germany
50%
50%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Ninja blenders compare to the other blender brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All blender Brands
Ninja Blenders

There's a wide selection of Ninja blenders available compared to other blender brands, with 10 Ninja blenders currently on the market in the US. Ninja also have better reviews than the typical blender brand, with the average rating of a Ninja blender being 85%.

The average review score for a Ninja blender is 85%.

Ninja have a number of great features including FreshVac Vacuum Blending Technology, Auto-iQ and Sip n Seal Lid which sets them apart from the competition. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Ninja blender is $15 (based on a person typically using a blender for 1 hour per week), which makes them more efficient than most other blender brands.

Ninja blenders tend to be cheaper than most other blender brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Blenders
Average Price
$99
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,049
Price Distribution of All Blenders
No. Of Blenders
Average Price
$95
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,299
Price Distribution of Ninja Blenders

What Do the Ninja Blender Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Ninja blender to work out the average distribution of reviews for Ninja and then compared this to the other blender brands.

Ninja logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
4
4 stars
6
3 stars
3
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Ninja logo

User Reviews

5 stars
3,942
4 stars
745
3 stars
138
2 stars
57
1 star
134
Ninja has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its blenders than most other blender brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews are actually lower.

Over 77% of expert reviews and 93% of user reviews for Ninja blenders are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% and 90% respectively across all Blender brands.

Purchasers of Ninja blenders frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use.

Looking at just the expert reviews, in the table below we compare the average review score given to Ninja blenders by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other blender brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Ninja Vitamix Philips Cuisinart Smeg
goodhousekeeping.com logo
65%
2 reviews
83%
3 reviews
70%
1 review
60%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
75%
2 reviews
95%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
80%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
94%
2 reviews
93%
1 review
76%
1 review
93%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
80%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
gadgetreview.com logo
75%
2 reviews
74%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
85%
3 reviews
toptenreviews.com logo
76%
3 reviews
CNET.com logo
75%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
Tweak.dk logo
90%
2 reviews
besteproduct.nl logo
82%
1 review
CNET.com.au logo
60%
1 review
gadgetgear.nl logo
90%
1 review
gamingshogun.com logo
100%
1 review
Howstuffworks.com logo
100%
1 review
smartson.se logo
76%
1 review
Average
78%
13 reviews
84%
12 reviews
84%
9 reviews
79%
5 reviews
79%
5 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Ninja Blenders Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we couldn't find any industry awards for Ninja blenders. The table below shows the number of awards given to the most popular blender brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

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Number of Awards Ninja Vitamix Philips Cuisinart Smeg
Trusted Reviews logo
2
1
Tweak.dk logo
2
besteproduct.nl logo
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
Howstuffworks.com logo
1
techgearlab.com logo
1
Total
3
4
2

How Reliable Are Ninja Blenders?

We checked over 14,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Ninja blenders. 210+ of these reviews that mention reliability of which 81% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Ninja blender owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

81% of reviewers think Ninja blenders are reliable.

So, most people think that Ninja blenders are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Ninja blenders that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

the IQ feature removes the time guesswork - it has a count down display-suction cup feet stick to counter tops very well- appreciate the sturdy blades
Walmart.com
has been very reliable so far
amazon.co.uk
This blender is heavy duty
Bestbuy.com
it feels robust
ao.com
Great value for money - Good build quality (better than the nutribullet) - The thread for the lid is on the inside of the beaker
Amazon

NOT RELIABLE

Great for Juice/coffee shops Heavy duty
amazon.co.uk
it just started causing leaking problems
Bestbuy.com
Broken after 1 month
Amazon
the " lid for the mouth piece " on the cup lids do not seal tight at all
Walmart.com

Features to Look Out For On Ninja Blenders

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Ninja blenders that set them apart from the competition. These include FreshVac Vacuum Blending Technology, Auto-iQ and Sip n Seal Lid.

Ninja FreshVac Vacuum Blending Technology

Ninja blenders that feature FreshVac Vacuum Blending Technology include the Ninja BL580 ($65).

Ninja Auto-IQ

Ninja blenders that feature Auto-iQ include the Ninja BL480 ($56) and the Ninja BL642 ($149).

Ninja Sip N Seal Lid

Ninja blenders that feature Sip n Seal Lid include the Ninja QB3001SS ($50) and the Ninja BL480 ($56).

Ninja Frozen Drink Function

Ninja blenders that feature Frozen Drink Function include the Ninja CT610 ($75).

What is the Best Mid-Range Ninja Blender?

Ninja CT610

$75.00
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2.1L
BOWL CAPACITY
1,000W
2
SPEED LEVELS
$109
OVER 10 YEARS

A great mid range choice, priced at $75 is the Ninja CT610, which has a Kagoo Score of 83.

Features We Love:
Frozen Drink Function
Big bowl capacity (2.1L)
Ice crushing function
Pulse function
Dishwasher-proof parts

Our review analysis indicates that this blender isvery great for making smoothies and good-looking, and easy to use. It's an excellently reviewed and bowl capacity 1,000W tabletop blender, with a reasonable price and a very good spec.

96
Reviews
36 Reviews
84
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Popularity
Quite Popular
79
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Running Costs
$110 Over 10 Years
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Ninja CT610 has terrific user reviews with an average user rating of 97%, based on 36 reviews.

The cheapest price that we could find for the CT610 in the US is $75.00 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End Ninja Blender?

Ninja BL642

$148.99
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2.1L
BOWL CAPACITY
1,500W
1
SPEED LEVEL
$163
OVER 10 YEARS

If you're looking for a high end Ninja blender then the Ninja BL642 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 73, but is a bit more expensive at $148.99.

Features We Love:
Auto-iQ
Big bowl capacity (2.1L)
Pulse function
Ice crushing function
Dishwasher-proof parts

A fully featured and classic 1,500W tabletop blender, with moderate running costs and bowl capacity. Multiple reviews mentioned that this blender isvery easy to use and great for making smoothies but noisy.

87
Reviews
646 Reviews
80
Features
Fully-Featured
65
Value for Money
Good
66
Running Costs
$160 Over 10 Years
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that Ninja BL642 has exceptional user reviews but below average expert reviews. 100% of buyers recommended this blender to others.

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The cheapest price that we could find for the BL642 in the US is $148.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Ninja Blender?

Ninja BL610

$35.00
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2L
BOWL CAPACITY
1,000W
3
SPEED LEVELS
$109
OVER 10 YEARS

At only $35 and with a Kagoo Score of 88 the Ninja BL610 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Big bowl capacity (2L)
Ice crushing function
Dishwasher-proof parts

The top rated blender under $100, with very low running costs and a very good spec. Multiple reviews mentioned that this blender isgreat for making smoothies, very easy to use and great for crushing ice.

98
Reviews
981 Reviews
88
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Popularity
Quite Popular
87
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Running Costs
$110 Over 10 Years
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Ninja BL610 has excellent user reviews with 97% of buyers recommending this blender to others.

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Find the best Ninja blender for you by checking our complete list of over 170 blenders
In This Guide
Should You Buy a Ninja Blender?
Is Ninja the Best Blender Brand?
What Do the Ninja Blender Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Ninja Blenders Received?
How Reliable Are Ninja Blenders?
Features to Look Out For On Ninja Blenders
Ninja FreshVac Vacuum Blending Technology
Ninja Auto-IQ
Ninja Sip N Seal Lid
Ninja Frozen Drink Function
What is the Best Mid-Range Ninja Blender?
What is the Best High End Ninja Blender?
What is the Best Budget Choice Ninja Blender?

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