Ninja Mega Kitchen System Review: Is it Worth the Money?

There’s no two ways about it: The Ninja Mega Kitchen System may just take over your kitchen. This set will replace so many of your old appliances like your blender, food processor, mixer and juicer, and it will do it with style. Speaking of styles, you can get it in three different packages with 3 different price points: The system itself, or you can get it with a Nutri Ninja or with a convenient meal prep kit.

Mega Kitchen System Review

Amazon currently has it on sale for $60 off

How Easy is it to Use?

The answer is – it’s pretty easy to both use and clean, and it can do the job of several appliances at once. It acts as a blender, food processor, chopper, personal smoothie maker and so much more.
One well-loved feature is the removable interchangeable blade systems. This is not only a huge help when cleaning but also when trying to remove content from inside the blender container. If anything remains at the bottom, just remove the stainless steel blades, and you can push the food out rather than fighting to get around them.

Users also love the XL container, as it holds 72 oz. compared to most units that hold only 64 oz. This is great if you have a large family or are making juice or smoothies to last you throughout the day.

Cleanup is a breeze vs cleanup of similar standard small appliances. The containers are BPA-free and are safe to put in the dishwasher.

On a side note, the lids that come with the personal 16 oz. cups are really convenient. They are called “sip and seal”, meaning you don’t have to take off the whole lid to take a drink. They even have an opening for a straw so they are easy to take on the go.

Mechanics

ninja-kitchen-systemThis Ninja Kitchen System incorporates an impressive 1500 watts of power with a 2 horsepower motor, so it’s right up there in performance with much more expensive machines. The powerful base has options for 1-Dough, 2-Blend and 3-Crush as well as Single Serve and a Pulse function.

The same base is used for all of the accessory components including the XL blender container, food processing bowl and all the single-serve cups. Using the single serve cups means you can use this system as a Nutri Ninja, and it has so much more power than the Magic Bullet, which only has 250 watts and the Nutribullet, which only as a 600 watt motor.

What is it Best for?

  • Homemade ice cream
  • Crushing ice
  • Creamy smoothies, protein shakes or frozen lattes
  • Fresh salsa
  • Grinding meat for hamburger
  • Creating cookie or pizza dough
  • Frozen drinks
  • Shredding lettuce
  • Mincing, chopping and grinding anything
  • Homemade peanut and almond butter

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How well does it work for juicing?

This system is not an actual juicer like a Breville or Champion juicer, but you can use it to make delicious healthy juices nonetheless. It’s able to do this because of the innovative blade configuration that goes up the entire inside of the Ninja blender jar, grinding everything you put in very fine. In the case of fruits and vegetables, it is possible to get them broken down so fine that you can just pour out the juice and use the pulp for another recipe, compost it or toss it away.

While you can put produce into the container whole, it will work faster if you cut up and peel your fruit prior to putting it in the container. It works great in this regard for fruit and ice blends as well as for vegetables like kale, spinach, apples and carrots. It’s even powerful enough to grind the seeds, so you don’t need to remove them unless you’d like to do so.

That said, this machine is not a juicer per se. If you are looking for a machine that functions only as a powerful juicer (and gives you extra clean up duties to boot), look into getting a different machine.

How does it compare to other blenders like Vitamix?

In reviews, it seems to stand up very well. In fact, in one review, the user said its right up there with the Vitamix 5200 (the most popular model) for a lot less money, and she wouldn’t use anything else. The Ninja actually has a more powerful motor, and with the entire system, you get so many more components (way more than just a powerful blender).

As far as its juice-making capabilities, this machine does a good job but is much easier to clean since you can remove the blades entirely. Consumer Reports actually rated the Master Prep Professional higher vs the Vitamix in their ratings of popular blenders. Reviews from people who have owned both machines say the Ninja provides a smoother texture and does a better job on greens.

ninja-megaHow is it different than the Ninja Ultima Blender?

The main difference is in the power and controls. While both incorporate 1500 watt motors, the Ultima actually has slightly more horsepower – 2.5HP vs 2HP in the Mega. The controls are also different. Both offer a Pulse function, but Ultima has 10 speeds, while this one only has 4.

As far as price, if you buy the Ultima, you’re looking at spending about $300 (even with a coupon code) if you buy the one with the food processor, whereas this one costs a bit less. This will be fine with you if you don’t mind a slightly (very slightly – you likely won’t notice any difference) less powerful motor.

What is the Bowl in Bowl feature?

The BL771 and BL772 models come with a 3 cup bowl in bowl with a chopping blade. What it is? It’s a unique little gadget that fits inside the food processor that’s great for when you don’t have enough to put in the larger bowl, but you want the power of the same chopping blades. It fits right inside, so it works like a mini chopper. This is what they call the Meal Prep Kit in the BL771 and BL772 models.

What comes with it?

Model BL770 (Basic Package)

  • 1500 Watt base with motor
  • 72 oz. Blender container
  • 64 oz. Food processing bowl
  • 2-16 oz. Nutri Ninja cups with to-go lids
  • Recipe Inspiration Guide

Model BL771
Everything above PLUS:

  • 3-Cup Bowl in Bowl with chopping blade

Model BL772
Everything above PLUS:

  • 1 more 16 oz. Nutri Ninja cup with to-go lid (3 total)

Ninja Mega Kitchen System Models

Model BL772
Includes Nutri Ninja
BL771
Includes Meal Prep Kit
BL770
Basic Package
Best Sale Price $210 – $225 $195 – $210 $180- $199
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Specs:

  • Base size (how much space it will take up on the counter): Approximately 8.25” x 6.75”
  • Power: 1500 watts / 2 horsepower
  • Container Capacity:
    • 72 oz. – blender
    • 64 oz. – food processor
    • 3 cups – bowl in bowl
    • 16 oz. – Nutri Ninja cups
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Cleaning: Dishwasher safe

Pros

  • Incredible versatility
  • Ability to quickly grind fruit and ice into smoothies
  • Delivers on its promises

Cons

One of the review complaints is that all the components do take up a lot of space, especially the extra-large 72 ounce pitcher. While you may need to make some space to store everything, if you consider purchasing a separate personal and full size blender, mixer, juicer and food processor, you would need a lot more room in your cabinets.

Some users are bothered by the noise of the food processor. While the motor is loud (just like other processors and blenders), it’s really a small price to pay for such power and performance. Luckily, you won’t need to run it for very long at any given time.

Overall Consumer Ratings

To sum it up, this is one well-loved machine (actually it’s a set of appliances). Users love that you can do so many things with it. They love that it actually takes up less space than the several different small appliances it replaces, as all the components use the same base unit. Overall, reviews show a whole lot of happy users. Since it’s so much cheaper than other units with less power such as the Vitamix, and it works a whole lot better as a personal blender versus the Nutribullet or Magic bullet, we’d say it’s a very good buy. If you’re interested in getting one, Amazon currently has it on sale for $60 off.