The Ninja Professional BL660 has become one of the most wanted blenders on the market. It is a modern blender with a simple but unique design and a couple of innovative features. For a blender that costs less than two hundred dollars ($200), the Ninja BL660 is very powerful and capable of making smooth smoothies, milkshakes, and other food recipes.
This review of the Ninja Professional BL660 will give you a closer look at the unit and its features. In the end, you’ll be able to decide for yourself if the blender lives up to the hype or if it meets your requirements.
- Assembled Product Weight: 7.6 pounds.
- Assembled Product Dimensions (L * W * H): 8.0*6.0*7.0 inches.
The Ninja BL660 is a versatile machine. It comes with a 72 oz. large pitcher, and a small 16 oz. cup. The large pitcher can make delicious smoothies, but it won’t be the most refined texture. However, the single-serve cup assembly pulverizes fruits and vegetables to a more delicate texture.
The blender is capable of crushing ice and some frozen food well enough. You can also use it for making nut butter, purees, grinding, milling, and chopping food. However, the Ninja BL660 blender cannot handle hot ingredients, and it doesn’t heat liquids. It is also not designed for kneading dough.
Generally, the Ninja BL660 can serve as a countertop or personal blender. Still, it is limited to a couple of food processing tasks. Other blenders that also cost around $150 sometimes have more functions than this unit.
The Ninja Professional Blender BL660 has three preset speeds and different pulse buttons for the large pitcher and single-serve cup. To use the pulse function, you’ll just push the pulse button and hold it for as long as you want it to run. However, the three preset speeds run till you press the control button again.
Motor and Blade
The Ninja BL660 blender comes with an 1100-watt motor. The motor base was manufactured from aluminum, and it has flexible plastic mounting and locking parts for the containers. However, you should know that the flexible plastic is not very strong and could wear out within two years.
The 72 oz. the pitcher has a unique blade assembly. A black plastic pylon stretches from the top of the blender to the bottom, and three 2-prong steel blades are stacked over the pylon. The blades are very sharp and can be detached for cleaning. The single-serve container comes with sharp stainless steel, 6-prong blade.
According to the user manual, the blades are made of rust-proof stainless steel, so they are dishwasher safe. However, customers have complained that the blades become blunt after some years.
Container and Accessories
The Ninja BL660 has one 72 oz. polycarbonate pitcher and two 16 oz. polycarbonate single-serve cups. The large container has a very innovative lid that lets you add ingredients or pour liquids without taking off the lid. The single-serve cups could either be used as part of the personal blender assembly or as an on-the-go container. However, you cannot store the cups in a bag because the on-the-go lids are not spill-proof.
According to the user manual, all the containers are BPA-free. The polycarbonate material is not the best, and it has a cheap look. Customers have pointed out that the bottom of the containers is not very durable.
Unfortunately, this Ninja model does not come with extra accessories, but you can purchase replacement parts from their website.
Care and Cleaning
It takes some time and concentration to set up the 72 oz. container for use. The pitcher must be placed on the base unit and then twisted clockwise until it clicks into place. You’ll have to align the white arrows on the lid with the white arrow on the container handle to close the lid. Then you push the lid handle until it makes a locking sound. If you don’t assemble the BL660 properly, the motor won’t run, and the power button will flash a red light.
Disassembling the 72 oz. containers can also be a difficult task. You have to press the release button and lift the handle to a 90-degree angle to the lid. The blades are very sharp and could easily cause an injury, so you’ll have to remove them with caution.
After use, cleaning the Ninja BL660 can be difficult. The lid has a couple of difficult-to-clean gaps if food particles end up lodged there. However, the single-serve cup is a lot easier to clean, thanks to its basic design. All the containers and lids are dishwasher safe.
Warranty and Replacements
The Ninja Professional Blender is covered by a one-year limited warranty that you must register within ten days of making the purchase. The limited warranty does not cover shipping costs. You will have to pay twenty dollars for one-way replacement shipping even if the issue is a manufacturing defect or if the unit was damaged during shipment.
Existing Ninja customers have complained that the customer service will not pass up the chance to charge you for anything. They also lamented that it is usually a tough conversation if you’re trying to convince customer service that your complaint has nothing to do with human misuse.
The Ninja Professional BL660 set includes:
- Usual manual;
- Base unit;
- 72 oz. container;
- Blade assembly for 72 oz. container;
- Two 16 oz. single-serve containers;
- Blade assembly for 16 oz. cup;
- Cup measure;
- One sip & seal lid.
Ninja Professional BL660: Pros and Cons
Here’s a quick look at the Pros & Cons of the Ninja Professional BL660 blender:
- It is a versatile blender.
- It has a powerful motor and innovative blades capable of crushing ice.
- The large pitcher is not perfect for blending fruits to a fine texture.
- Unique design makes it complicated to set up, use, or clean.
- The blade assembly is very sharp and could easily cause injury.
- The containers are not made from sturdy material.
- Blades dull over time.
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Ninja Professional BL660: Final Thoughts
The Ninja Professional BL660 Blender is a perfect choice if you’re in the market for a temporary option. However, it is not very durable for its cost. It is an efficient machine that could be a countertop blender or a personal gadget.
It has a powerful motor and sharp blades that perform well enough. But it is not a great choice if you’re interested in a unit that will last for a long time.