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Ninja Professional BL610 1000-Watt Blender review

The Ninja BL610 Professional Blender is a powerful blender for crushed ice, smoothies, and more, all for an impressively low price.

Ninja Professional BL610 1000-Watt Blender review
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Our Verdict

The Ninja Professional BL610 1000-Watt Blender is well designed, with a powerful base to tackle whatever you want to blend.

For

  • Great 72-ounce capacity can make many batches
  • Six blades give you a smoother and faster blend
  • Affordable price for such a powerful machine
  • Non-slip handle and base
  • Easy pour spout

Against

  • Limited one year warranty
  • Only three speed settings

Looking for the best blenders? Well, you’re off to a great start with the Ninja Professional BL610. This 1000-Watt blender is an ultra-powerful machine that can pulverize ice and blend whatever fruit you throw at it to create zesty margaritas or vitamin-packed morning smoothies. From an inexpensive blender, you can usually expect a machine that will get the job done but without a smooth and creamy finish or fast results. The Ninja Professional BL610’s six-blade function is well equipped to exceed your expectations, though.  

Ninja Professional BL610 1000-Watt Blender: Main features 

First things first, you’ll want to check the capacity of a prospective blender. If you’re making smoothies for one you may be better suited to a more compact model, but the Ninja Professional BL610 is a great family-size blender with a 72-ounce capacity. That’ll give you nine cup servings of soup, smoothies, or cocktails, if you fill this blender to its top capacity. The side of the blender jar is marked in both cups and ounces, which makes it super easy to follow recipes or take note of your own creations so you can recreate them next time. 

Ninja Professional BL610 1000-Watt Blender review

The Ninja Professional BL610 1000-Watt Blender will easily break through ice.  (Image credit: Amazon)

The lid of the Ninja Professional BL610’s pitcher comes with an in-built lid that can be easily opened for precise pouring into glasses and bowls. Another thoughtful touch is the easy-grip handle on this plastic pitcher. Along with the non-slip base on the Ninja Professional BL610, this shows that Ninja has carefully considered the practicalities of using a blender in busy and cluttered kitchens. 

Some blenders such as the KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond Blender come with specific blend settings which include ice crush, stir, chop, liquefy, mix, and purée. It’s a shame to see only three preset speeds on the Ninja Professional BL610, which only has the low, medium, and high settings alongside its power and pulse buttons. Like the KitchenAid, the Ninja Professional BL610 has a wipe-clean base with flat buttons which won’t catch any spills or dust. The pitcher is also dishwasher safe, which is a big plus. 

Ninja Professional BL610 1000-Watt Blender review

The Ninja Professional BL610 1000-Watt Blender has a spout designed for easy pouring.  (Image credit: Home Depot)

Our top rated blender, the Cuisinart Hurricane, comes with a three-year warranty. When investing in a kitchen appliance it’s always important to consider warranties, and the Ninja Professional BL610 doesn’t stack up in this comparison. Its one-year limited warranty isn’t awful for a blender of this price, but it is the major drawback we identified when comparing to the top blenders in our lineup.

Should you buy the Ninja Professional BL610 1000-Watt Blender?

If it’s a powerful blender on a budget you’re looking for, look no further. The Ninja Professional BL610 1000-Watt is a great blender for tackling ice and other tough stuff, and it’ll make light work of your typical smoothie recipe. There are some nice touches on this blender, but we were disappointed that it didn’t have a better warranty or more preset speeds. Other blenders of a comparable price will offer you a handful more settings. For significantly better warranties and more settings, though, you can expect to double the money you’re spending on a blender. If that’s out of your price range, the Ninja Professional BL610 is your best bet.