Ninja Kitchen System Pulse (BL201) Review

Ninja has a name like no other the blender industry. Able to effectively blend up your food items, this blender offers a complete system for consistent, evenly-processed ingredients. You can even knead fresh cookie dough within a matter of seconds without ever needing to use your hands in the process.

And you’ll get two professional Nutri Ninja cups with your purchase.

This is one of the best blenders on the market with over 542 customer reviews, and is priced just over $50.

Ninja Kitchen System Pulse (BL201) Features

  • 550 W of power
  • Total Crushing technology
  • Kneads dough / cookie dough
  • 40-ounce processing bowl
  • 2 Nutri Ninja cups included
  • BPA-free
  • Dishwasher safe
  • 1-year warranty

When we tested the system during our Ninja Kitchen System Pulse (BL201) review, we really wanted to see how powerful this unit was. Being a festive time of year, we were able to knead dough with ease while also being able to make pizza dough, create smoothies and drinks, and even make milkshakes.

There are two features that make this possible:

  • Total crushing technology
  • 550-watt motor

The total crushing technology allows for the blades to pulverize ice, vegetables and fruits in seconds. You can even make delicious Italian ice with this model. With over 550 W of power, this unit can handle any fruit or vegetable thrown at it.

The processing bowl is 40 ounces, and it’s really not appropriate to call this a blender. This unit utilizes the pulse system, which effectively replaces your:

  • Juicer
  • Blender
  • Stand mixer
  • Food processor

You can chop vegetables, mix dough, create frozen smoothies and even extract juice from fruits and vegetables with ease. There’s even single-serve technology if you don’t want to blend 40 ounces of liquid.

A large pitcher is included, so you can use it as a food processor if you like, or you can use the 2 cup container to extract juice from your favorite vegetables and fruits.

I found that while you can use this model for dough, it isn’t as robust or powerful as a stand mixer would be with a dough hook. I didn’t expect it to be as powerful as a mixer, but it will get the job done for cookies and moderate dough.


  • Replaces four different appliances
  • Comes with a dough hook, Nutri cups and a 40-ounce container
  • Can crush ice with ease


  • Blades fall out when you remove the lid

When making my own personal smoothie, I did notice that the blade fell out when I removed the lid to pour the drink into the cup. This is a concern, but something that I’ve experienced with virtually every blender on the market. I recommend being very cautious of blades when pouring, and using the appropriate Nutri cup if you go to make the single serve smoothie.

If you live in a smaller home or you don’t have a lot of counter space, I highly recommend this model.

The BL201 can replace many of your appliances in the kitchen, and it does an acceptable job as a replacement. It’s not as powerful as separate appliances, but it is an all-in-one solution that is a must for apartments or smaller kitchens.