Reviews for Ninja BL770 Mega Kitchen System, 1500W, 4 Functions for Smoothies, Processing, Dough, Drinks & More, with 72-oz.* Blender Pitcher, 64-oz. Processor Bowl, (2) 16-oz. To-Go Cups & (2) Lids, Black
People say Ninja is really similar to Vitamix.
Very Powerful, Very Good Value!
Was looking for a less expensive to the Vitamix and saw this online. Love that you get a food processor, blender and two smoothie cups as part of the whole package. What sold me was the added dough blades, which did not disappoint. I made my pizza dough with it recently and it’s way faster than using my bread machine to knead it. The blade design is good at getting everything at the bottom. I was worried about the plastic (I had a glass carafe blender previously) but so far, it’s held up very well and is actually very sturdy. The small smoothie blender blades are very powerful, too, and I love blending up my açaí and frozen bananas with it. Would totally recommend.
Best Overall Blender
I had an old Ninja for years that I did love but I still pined to be someone at pro level with a Vitamix. Well my Ninja finally died after ten years of major, major use (at LEAST once a day. Many times twice. Smoothies every morning and then often sauces, soups etc in the evening. That Ninja was a champ.) So then I got that Vitamix I had yearned for for so long!! I was so excited. I won’t deny that it’s a very nice machine. But it is not worth the hype or the money. Ninja is far better over all. The removable blades in the Ninja are one of the best features, one that easily places Ninja ahead of Vitamix IMO. Because of the removable blades, they are so easy to get clean, AND you can get almost every last morsel of food out of the blender with your best rubber spatula. Vitamix falls SO short in this area. Frustratingly short. The Ninja is significantly less painful on the ear drums too. I understand that is due to the motor producing less power, but again, the extra “oomph” of the Vitamix really counteract its cost and it’s noise. All blenders all loud. But the Vitamix is very literally painful on the ear. The Ninja, with less power, does a perfectly fine job of blending things smooth enough to serve your friends and family. While I’ve never had the Ninja get cashew cream buttery smooth like the Vitamix, I still prefer the Ninja at the end of the day. I bought myself a new Ninja set only a month after getting my shiny new Vitamix. So I now have both. Shrug. I opt for the N... Read More
VITAMIX HAS NOTHING ON THIS BLENDER!
How do I know this? I had an old Vitamix for many years but the motor was burning out so I bit the bullet and ordered a new one thinking it would have some improvements over the years. But nope, it didn't work nearly as well as my old blender and there weren't any upgrades to it. For over $500, you would think they would give you something more than just a plastic container for that. I found out that if you wanted a food processor attachment, it was going to be another $200 and if you wanted blender cups, even more. Add this to the fact that it is horrendously difficult to get blended material out of the bottom (they sell yet another tool for that), I found that it was a no-brainer to return. Guessing Vitamix is coasting on their branding at this point. So, back to the drawing board, reading reviews, checking product specs out. I decided to try the Ninja which came with virtually everything you would want. Their blending blade makes sense and has three blades, not one like Vitamix, that thoroughly blends everything. And, conveniently, the blade easily comes out so you have access to everything you blended! On top of this, the set up came with a food processing unit, blender cups, the works. With a heavy duty motor, and at a fourth of the price, WHY would anyone buy a Vitamix? High marks on this product which I use for smoothies, soups, things like Baba Ganoush (which I made this weekend), and anything you'd want to use a food processor for. I can't say enough!
Great Blender! Super Powerful!
This blender blends so much better than my old Vitamix. In a few moments my smoothies are ready. The only downside is that it is really loud but not a reason I would not use it.
Makes Cooking, Baking, & Making Smoothies Sooo Much Easier
I have wanted a Ninja Blender/Food Processor for YEARS, but couldn't afford to buy one until this year. I needed to replace my NutriBullet blenders (one old and one semi-used; both of them no longer working properly), and I needed a good food processor. I saw this marked down here on Amazon and found I could finally afford it. The biggest plus is that the blades come out of the pitcher and food processor bowls. This makes it easier to scrape food and liquid out of them without worrying about damaging the blades, which you have to worry about in a Vitamix blender. Super annoying, but not with the Ninja. Plus, they're easier to store away precisely because you can take them apart and store them even in small spaces. Cons: I wish it came with more cups, but I can buy those on eBay. I also wish the cups had completely closed lids or flip lids like the NutriBullet cups do. I'd like to store away leftover drinks for later without worrying about the cups tipping over. I also wish that they had cups available for this model that are larger than 16 oz. None of the 24 oz or 36 oz cups that I find elsewhere will fit on this model. Maybe Ninja will fix all these issues in the future. (Or maybe they already have fixed SOME of this and I just need to research it.) Anyway, I've already made a few smoothies and chopped up some veggies for some stir fry. I have yet to make dough or any baked goods, but I'm sure that will be easy to do compared to doing it by hand like I have been for awhil... Read More
I LOVE this blender and single blender containers!! I never thought I’d give up my Vitamix that finally broke after 15 years. But before buying another Vitamix, my daughter talked me into buying the one she had which is this one. I love this one even more!! And it’s much cheaper too. Win win!
So happy with my purchase!
I love making smoothies in this product— and it’s so convenient that it comes with all the add-ons: smoothie cups with the smaller, attachable blade; the food processor/chopper attachment. This blender does an amazing job, and is a fraction of the price of a Vitamix. After spending a lot of time comparing the two, the Ninja can do everything I need. The only things the Vitamix offers in addition are the ice cream-making function and the hot soup function. To be honest, I was just never going to use either function. I prefer making soups in a crock pot or Dutch oven— slow, so flavors can meld. So the soup function really didn’t do it for me. Paying hundred of dollars for a Vitamix blender that comes with NO attachments (and the attachments are so expensive), seemed ludicrous. The Ninja blends beautifully for such a better price point, and the design is intuitive. I’m so happy with my purchase. It’s durable and well made. I’ve honestly already used it to much to make healthy smoothies. You won’t be disappointed with this purchase!
I love this system because is has all of the different attachments and it saves a little space and money. The food processor attachment is wonderful, I used it to make homemade peanut butter the same day I got it in the mail, and it turned out wonderfully smooth. The single serve cups are great for making a one-person smoothie, there's a lot of power for the single serve cup,so it makes them extra smooth. There are, however, a few things I did not like about this system, which is why I gave it 4 stars. 1. When I got my package, I opened the box to see that the 72oz jar is stored in the box with the blades inside it, with the lid off. The blades do not fit snugly into the jar itself, but they are snug once you put the lid on. The blades had come off the gear in the bottom of the jar and in the process had scratched the sides of the jar. I'll be the next person to say that those blades are razor sharp, and it doesn't take much pressure to do damage to anything. 2. The 72oz blender jar does not give a very smooth blend when it comes to some things. I thought I could use this to make healthy green smoothies with greens and fruits, but it does not chop the greens enough for it to be ultra-smooth. If you are going to make green juices, I'd find a different blender such as a Blendtec or a Vitamix. (I have not tried green smoothies with the other attachments) 3. The blades for the single serve jar are very hard to clean, as two blades are pointing downwards, and there's not much y... Read More
Worth the $
I just got this two days ago and so far I’m really liking it. My only complaint is that it’s a plastic container but it seems that that’s the only way with a high-powered blender. Last week we purchased the Viamix Which is about three times the price and it was basically a blender. You had to order another part to do the grinding of your nuts, seeds and coffee which would be another $160!! We were appalled because in the description here on amazon talks about how it does everything but when we receive the product(vitamix) we only got one of the containers. You had to order another part to do grinding -the ninja Comes apart and there’s also a small container included for singleserving blended drinks and grinding and also one for kneading dough.- we checked out bed bath and beyond to see what their selection was like but they only had the 1200 Watts and this one that we purchased is 1500 Watts and same price!! We hope it lasts bc before this We were using the professional bullet and it only lasts about 1 to 2 years and then the motor dies. Hope this helps-The research is really tough on these products-I think the reason vita-mixer is so expensive is because it’s been on the market for so long... that’s the only thing I can figure and maybe they’ve had some insurance payouts for injuries… Just thinking maybe that’s why it’s so darn expensive. Originally, I was thinking it was more expensive because you would get more for your money but not the case- also the vitamix does not com... Read More
Pretty good overall, won't blend as smooth as Vitamix
Happy overall with this blender. I use it daily. We bought this as a replacement for our Vitamix because I'm severely allergic to rubber (latex) and using that blender was causing reactions. Even though this Ninja has higher power, it won't blend as smoothly as the Vitamix. Even though there are more blades, without the ability to use a tamper, it just can't get the food blended smoothly every time. I do love the attachments that it comes with - I use the food processor and the single serving ones daily. I wouldn't recommend putting parts in the dishwasher, even though it can handle it - you get gunk stuck under the bottom of the blender or food processor bowls when you do that. One other thing: I wish it came with the attachments for the food processor to slice/shred food. One final note for anyone allergic to latex: the bottom grips and the seal to the blender container lid (which touches the food while blending) - are both rubber. And we called the manufacturer and you can't get a replacement silicone seal, only the rubber.