Ninja Chef Blender

Last updated date: May 5, 2019

DWYM Score
8.6

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We looked at the top 1 Ninja Blenders and dug through the reviews from 10 of the most popular review sites including Tech Gear Lab, Busted Wallet, Consumer Reports, Blender Reviews US, Happy Happy Vegan, Best Reviews Guide, Wiki EZ Vid, Heal With Food, Riz Knows and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Ninja Blender you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 104 expert reviews, the Ninja Ninja Chef Blender placed 7th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note June 3, 2019:
Checkout The Best Ninja Blender for a detailed review of all the top ninja blenders.

Expert Summarized Score
8.5
10 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
335 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
This blender is powerful and versatile at the same time thanks to the 10 Auto-IQ settings
- Juicing with G
March 1, 2019 | Full review
This blender's pitcher is one of the easier to clean by hand, having a relatively roomy pitcher
- Tech Gear Lab
Very versatile from pre-programed settings to manual and pulse modes.
- Busted Wallet
March 1, 2018 | Full review
Ice Crush performance was very good.
- Consumer Reports
You will be very pleased with this blender’s user interface. For each setting and option that you pick, the screen changes and the dial serves a different purpose depending on what modes and settings you choose. This eliminates the possibility of being confused with several different buttons.
- Blender Reviews US
Comes with a stick wand to help push ingredients down.
- Happy Happy Vegan
It features all the automatic settings that similar high-end models of this brand have, and its variable speed controls allow for further manipulation.
- Wiki EZ Vid
The Ninja Chef 1500-Watt High-Speed Blender CT805 comes with a large, 72-ounce blending container with a maximum cold liquids capacity of 64 ounces (the maximum hot liquids capacity is 36 ounces). What's more, the container is free from Bisphenol-A, or BPA.
- Heal With Food
The Chef’s pitcher has blades at the bottom instead of those stacked blades. Not only does that eliminate the problem of having sharp detachable blades to deal with, it also creates a better, more thorough blend. With the blades at the bottom of the pitcher, you get a vortex that pulls all of the ingredients down through the blades.
- Riz Knows
What experts didn't like
Some complaints about quality control issues.
- Juicing with G
March 1, 2019 | Full review
However, there isn't a ton of ventilation around the bottom of the pitcher if you put it back on the base and could very easily mold, so we would recommend drying it on a towel or dish rack.
- Tech Gear Lab
Very tall, like too tall to fit on the counter under the upper cabinets tall.
- Busted Wallet
March 1, 2018 | Full review
Blender is loud.
- Blender Reviews US
Knob is overly sensitive and changes settings if touched accidentally
- Happy Happy Vegan
Despite being quite a technologically-advanced blender in many ways, the Ninja Chef CT805 does not use vacuum technology unlike some competing blenders such as the Tribest Dynapro or the Kuvings SV-500-S Blender.
- Heal With Food
My biggest gripe with the Chef is that (like all of Ninja’s blenders) the drive system is made with plastic. That means it’s going to wear a lot faster than a Vitamix or a Blendtec, which are made with metal. It also means you get that overworked plastic smell after just 30 seconds of blending.
- Riz Knows

From The Manufacturer

The Ninja Chef Blender features a 1500-watt advanced motor system, next-generation high-speed blade design, and Ninjas widest variable speed range, designed to power through tough ingredients and avoid bogging down. Choose between the 10 pre-set Auto-iQ programs or switch to Manual mode for total variable speed control from 7,000 to 18,000 RPM.* The Ninja Chef is designed especially for you, kitchen experimenter, to turn that home-cook inspiration into real chef-quality results.* *RPMs measured at free load. The 1500-watt advanced motor system with next-generation blades is designed to power through tough ingredients and avoid bogging down.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Nutri Ninja Blender w/ Auto-IQ
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 17
2. Ninja Pro Blender & Nutri Ninja Cups
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 16
3. Ninja Intelli-Sense Kitchen System
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 4
4. Ninja Blender 1200
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 7
5. Ninja Ultima Blender Plus
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 5
6. Ninja Master Prep Pro Blender
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 8
7. Ninja Chef Blender
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 10
8. Nutri Ninja Pro
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 10
9. Ninja Smart Screen Duo Technology Blender
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 5
10. Ninja Kitchen System Pulse
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 12

An Overview On Ninja Blenders

Maintaining your health is crucial, and it all starts in the kitchen. Through food, you can easily add beneficial nutrients to your diet, no matter what your health or fitness goals may be. Whether you want to bulk up, lose weight or just prioritize health, it all begins with food.

Perhaps the most efficient way to add a variety of nutrients to your diet is through smoothies. You can combine different fruits, vegetables (green smoothie, anyone?) or even seeds with liquid to make an exceedingly nourishing beverage, condensing a huge amount of essential vitamins into a snack-sized portion.

Ready to make one? You’ll need a blender first. Blenders utilize a motor and blade to blend solids together to create a drinkable beverage.

The appliance is held down by a base that contains an electric motor. On top of the base sits a container, typically made from plastic as in all Ninja models reviewed here, with a sharp metal blade inside. The motor on the base powers this blade, sending it spinning continuously when the blender is turned on. A lid sits on top to keep things in place. All components can be separated for easier cleaning and maintenance.

While making smoothies may be the most popular at-home use for blenders, they have a number of applications. You can make a number of blended beverages with ice, like frozen cocktails, and some models even allow cooks to make piping hot blended soups.

What you can whip up with a blender depends on how it’s built. Ultra-sharp blades, a powerful motorized base and a durable container are essential to a quality blender.

The brand Ninja makes high-quality blenders while maintaining affordability, making them a good choice for home cooks on a budget. Their models vary, so it’s important to compare them before making your choice.

The Nutri Blender, Intelli-Sense Kitchen System and Blender 1200 are all powered by 1200-watt motors while the brand’s Pro Blender model has an 1100-watt motor. Those wattage numbers are all on par with high-end, more expensive models. It’s enough to grind ice cubes into soft snow in seconds.

When searching for the perfect blender for your countertop, you must also consider size, weight and durability. Powerful blenders can be heavy and bulky, making them difficult to store. If you plan to use your blender to make a variety of things, like nut butter and flours, then you do need a big, powerful model (consider the Nutri Ninja). But if you plan to stick to making relatively simple smoothies with your blender, you may need a smaller machine that’s both easier to use and suitable for storing.

Some Ninja blenders come with the brand’s signature interchangeable components. For example, the Pro Blender comes with 16-ounce cups that can attach to the machine’s base for quick, grab-and-go smoothies. The Intelli-Sense Kitchen System comes with an array of containers — a large pitcher for blending large items, a food processor great for precise chopping and a blender cup for smoothies. The added components may help you decide which blender model is right for you.

DYWM Fun Fact

Blenders use physics to turn chunks of fruits, ice and veggies into a smooth, drinkable beverage. The machine first cuts the chunks up into smaller pieces. That leads to a process called cavitation when tiny air bubbles are combined with the chopped food and implode, further breaking up the chunks into tiny pieces. The longer you blend, the longer this process can continue and the tinier bits you’ll get. That’s what leads to an ultra-smooth texture.

The Ninja Blender Buying Guide

  • Always keep the lid on your blender when blending. Otherwise, the contents may very well splatter out, making a huge mess of your kitchen. Make sure your lid is secured tightly whenever the blender is powered on. When blending hot foods, steam will build up, which could blow the lid off. It’s important to release the steam when the blender is off, but always hold down the lid with your hands to help it stay on when blending.
  • Smoothies are a tasty and healthy snack for all ages. Not only do they pack a big nutritional punch, but they’re also fun to make. With the right ingredients, anyone and everyone can make a smoothie. Making smoothies is a fun way for kids to get involved with making their own food, too. Grab a variety of fruits (fresh or frozen), greens, yogurt and more and turn smoothie-making and snack time into family fun.
  • Before you make hot soup in your blender, be sure the machine is equipped for it. Not all models can handle the heat. If you want to make hot foods in your blender, look for ones with a vented lid that allows steam to escape and read the product’s instructions before use.
  • Keep noise in mind when choosing a blender, especially if you need to avoid disturbing your household during use. Making an early morning smoothie is a wonderful idea for your health, but your sleeping family may not appreciate it. Both the Pro Blender and Nutri Blender are notably noisy but are great blenders. Those are good choices for those who are more interested in power than a few minutes of commotion.
  • Make sure your blender gets squeaky clean between uses to avoid mold or debris build-up that prevent your machine from working smoothly. Blenders will usually come with maintenance instructions, but there’s an easy cleaning hack many pamphlets leave out. Fill your blender halfway with warm water, add a few drops of dish soap and blend away. This will help clean all those hard-to-reach spots in and around the blade.