Ninja Professional Intelligent Countertop Blender

Last updated: November 3, 2023

Thanks to the oversized 72-ounce pitcher, this countertop blender can produce frozen fruit drinks for the entire family. The unit is equipped with four presets that allow you to quickly break up everything from ice to vegetables. If you're in need of a little inspiration, you'll love that this model comes with a handy recipe guide.

We looked at the top Countertop Blenders and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Countertop Blender you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: Tough ingredients are no match for this countertop blender, which has a powerful 1,000-watt motor.

In our analysis of 62 expert reviews, the Ninja Professional Intelligent Countertop Blender placed 2nd when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Calling all fans of delicious flavor and healthy eating you can now blend up a storm like a pro with the certified refurbished Ninja Professional 1000 Watt XL Blender. Everything you need in a blender or food processor and nothing you don’t, the Ninja Pro puts a lot of power at your fingertips with 1000 watts. Follow a healthy recipe for a smoothie or protein drink, or just go with the flow and whip something up with whatever ingredients you have laying around, from fruits and veggies to nuts and seeds. This blender has 3 powerful blending speeds plus pulse to help you quickly break down even the thickest mixes. Even better, the 72 ounce pitcher is large enough to make something tasty for the whole crew, plus this blender features BPA free, dishwasher safe components for easy cleanup.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

It's one of the best blenders for making smoothies.
Powerful – this blender handles most fruits and vegetables easily. It has no problem crushing ice or nuts. However, if you use it to make green smoothies, you may be a bit disappointed with the results. It seems to chop rather than liquefy the tougher green leaves like kale, which some users felt was not adequate. On the other hand, many other users felt it was very good at making green smoothies, so this is clearly a subjective issue. The single serve option – people loved the single serve cups. They said the blender produced better results in this form, and people liked the convenience of being able to prepare just one smoothie and to be able to put the lid on and take it to work, the gym or school. Easy to buy spares – you can easily buy spare accessories for this blender. It is possible to buy the standard pitcher, the single serve cups and the motor unit, so if one part breaks outside of the warranty you can easily replace it. Easy cleaning – this blender, especially the wide bottomed version, is very easy to clean. Juice without waste – this blender is powerful enough to blend most fruits into juices. You just have to add enough liquid to get the consistency right, but once you work out the ratios for each fruit you get perfect juice every time without having to waste the pulp. This is great for nutrition as well as for your pocket. The price – the happiest reviewers, were those that realised they were not going to pay $100 and get the same results a $700 blender would give. They felt that the blender represented fantastic value for money.
Icy drinks performance was excellent. Puree performance was very good. Ice Crush performance was excellent.
Large pitcher is great for large families. Great safety features. Strong 1,000 watt motor. An affordable option if you can’t afford a Vitamix or Blendtec. Lid has a pour spout (saves you time). Great for crushing ice or pulverizing peanuts
Overall, the Ninja NJ600 seems to be a decent blender for those that want to make a lot of drinks at a blended consistency. Anyone who wants a juicer for pure liquid or something that can function as a food processor would be better off with a different type of blender. But for thicker smoothies, snow cones, or frozen margaritas this one seems to do the trick.

What reviewers didn't like

Soups and butters do not mix well in this blender.
Patchy customer service – a few people were not that happy with the support they got with this blender, but others were pleased. This means that the customer support can be patchy. Not great at green smoothies – see what I wrote about his in the “powerful” section (above).
Filler hole too small for ice cubes
Lid and pitcher only goes in one way so there is a bit of a learning curve in assembling this machine. Short warranty (only 1 year). Doesn’t chop vegetables evenly. Plastic gear is a concern long term. The lid doesn’t have an opening where you can add ingredients in the middle of the blending cycle, you’ll have to stop the machine remove the entire lid
There is however a concern about the square shape of the pitcher as it may trap chunks of food in the corners which could lead to having to open and scrape things out of corners for it to completely blend and with the lock on the lid, this is not entirely easy.
View our Countertop Blender buying guide for in-depth advice and recommendations.

From our partners