Ninja BL660 Review Feb 05, 2014 yumme Equipment 0 Ask any blender enthusiast for their recommendation on a great blender and Ninja is a brand that will continually pop-up. For years now, Ninja has set the benchmark in professional blending, with its NJ600 model proving the number one pick for smoothie and mixed drink fans. With the BL660, the company is looking to set the bar even higher; but is it as good as some people will have you believe? That’s what our Ninja BL660 review aims to find out. Features One thing you’d expect from any modern day premium blender is for it to be multifaceted, and the Ninja is certainly that. It really is packed with features: 1100-watt motor (up from the 1000 watts used on the NJ600). Dishwasher safe. One-touch operation – user-friendly touch features. Six blend technology – this device can do everything from crush ice to mix dough to blend chunks of fruit and vegetables. Portability – the device is small enough to carry out easily and will not command a great deal of counter space. Single serve blending cups – the Ninja packs a 72oz. blending jar and two 16 oz. single serve cups with To-Go lids. Pros Features aside, the outstanding benefit of this blender is power. The BL660 is a beast that will take your ice and turn it into snow within seconds and will purify almost anything that you throw its way. The 72 oz. blending jar is another standout positive of the Ninja and the well-designed pouring spout makes dishing out drinks easy, without spillage. Complementing the jar, the single serve cups are perfect for storing a smoothie for on the move. Finally in the pro department, the BL660 is super diverse – arguably the most diverse blender on the market. The slick control panel is foolproof and puts you in full control of your blends. Cons No Ninja BL660 review was ever going to be complete without pointing out some negative aspects of the machine. It might seem harsh – and it is a problem not unique to the Ninja – but this thing is pretty loud when it gets going and prolonged blending will probably give you a headache. Less harsh is the fact that the blades of the machine do come off and can be a real danger when cleaning. Catch yourself on one of these and you will bleed! Lastly, and surprisingly for such a well-made machine, the suction cups are really not up to par. Conclusion Taking into account all of the aspects of this Ninja BL660 review: features, pros and cons, as well as price (the Ninja is a little more expensive than your average budget blender), the BL660 is a really solid machine that is perfect for serious blenders. If you only envision yourself making the odd smoothie or crushing some ice at a party once every so often, a cheaper blender will probably do the job; however, if fruit drinks are part of your daily routine, you will not find many machines better than this.