Ninja is one of the few brands that has a dedicated hot and cold blender with a built-in heating element. But say you can’t afford the price demanded on the model, can you put hot liquid in a ninja blender from the regular category? If not, then how can you make hot soup for the dinner?
As you already know, a blender is the handiest appliance in the kitchen. You can use even the cheap blender for smoothies and food processor tasks like chopping, grinding, mincing, slicing, and crushing.
Ninja is also amongst the best blenders to puree food. Then again, can you puree food that was just cooked while still hot?
What Type of Ninja Blender Do You Own?
In this article, I will discuss everything you should know on how to blend hot liquid in a Ninja blender right. Before that, though, I’m going to ask about the type of machine you’ve got from the company. Why does it matter?
Different blenders usually have different builds, designs, and features. The capabilities of the machines also vary, whereby we now have some that handle cold stuff and others don’t.
Do You Have The Hot & Cold Ninja Blender?
The Ninja Foodie is the only dedicated hot and cold blender I’ve seen so far from the china-based maker. I’m not going to lie it has been as successful as the other names from the company. But it does have some pretty cool features, such as:
- A 64-ounce glass pitcher
- A Removable lid plug
- 1400-watt blending motor
- 800-watt heating element
- Built-in timer & preset program
Do You Have The Total Crushing Ninja Blender?
The Total Crushing blenders are the best series from Ninja. It covers machines like Ninja Bl770 and Bn801, which have a high-performance motor and the famous 6-blade stacked blade system.
Some crucial facts about the Ninja Total Crushing blenders are:
- They don’t have removable lid cap
- They have 1400 – 1500 watts blending motor
- Requires the lid properly locked to power on
Do You Have The Single-Serve Ninja Blender?
Besides the full-size machines, Ninja has a line of personal blenders for small, single-serve blending. The Ninja kitchen system, both the new and old series, also has a combo makeup where you can use the Total Crushing jar or 16-ounce cups.
Some important tips for using the Ninja personal blending option:
- The single-serve cups don’t have breathing spouts
- The blending cups should be placed inverted to use
- You’ll need to have the lid tightly secured to avoid leaking
Do You Have The New Ninja Hand Blender & Mixer Kit?
In the middle of this year, Ninja released a hand blender for whipping cream and blending tasks. It comes with nearly everything you need to handle your culinary tasks, including:
- A 750-watt motor with variable speed
- A removable stainless steel blending wand
- A hand mixer attachment with whisk and beaters
- Flexibility to work right from the beaker, bowl, or pot
Can You Put Hot Liquid In A Ninja Blender to Make Soup?
First, the idea to put hot liquid in a blender does not apply to all the machines out there. When you blend something hot or warm, it usually gives out steam- the gaseous form of water.
Just like when you put soda in a blender, the gas from the heated steam tends to expand and create pressure inside the blending container. If the pressure doesn’t find a means to escape, a heavy build-up could cause the container to burst open. And this could end up burning you up, splattering your blends all over, or shattering the container.
From what we’ve seen above, you can comfortably put hot liquid in a hot and cold Ninja blender. Not just because it’s designed for the kind of tasks, but also from the removable lid cap in place.
Even better, the hot and cold Ninja blender has a heavy-duty glass jar for blending. Thus, you won’t need to worry about chemicals leaching into your food.
Alternatively, soups and baby food are some of the things you could make with an immersion blender. The two are the most common tasks done with the appliance since you can work right from the cooking pot. Thus, the new Ninja Foodie hand blender will be the second way you can blend hot liquids and foods.
Take Precaution with the Ninja Total-Crushing Blender
In a nutshell, many homes that use Ninja have the Total-Crushing countertop blender from its affordability and amazing capabilities. But the machine doesn’t have a removable lid cap, and it’s also pretty tricky to use when the lid has not been properly sealed. Thus, you should not put hot liquids and food in either model from the category.
Of course, back in 2011, Ninja used to advertise the Professional BL500 blender can process foods and liquids warm up to 82°C. But quite a number of consumers complained of the pitcher developing cracks and shattering after attempting to put hot liquids.
In the later blender series, Ninja started to warn against any attempt to blend hot liquids. Hence, the reason it’s always imperative to go through the printed user guide before you start to blend.
Also, this means you’ll have to wait for your hot liquids and food to cool until room temperature before you can blend. Then after pureeing, you transfer the content into a saucepan and simmer until hot enough for serving.
Be Careful with the Ninja Personal Blender Too!
The Ninja single-serve personal blender is also one of the bestsellers in the market because of its low cost and great performance. It can handle as many tasks as the countertop machine, including smoothies, juicing, crushing ice, and chopping.
You could also use the little guy to prepare small amounts of dinner soups. But in the Nutribullet Pro Vs Nutri Ninja Auto IQ review, we saw processing hot liquids could cause pressure build-up too. And this could end up causing physical injuries or damage to the container.
If you want to make the soup or puree from the cooked food, wait for them to cool down until room temperature. Next, transfer the content into the Ninja blender cup and blend until the desired consistency. Then, pour into a saucepan and simmer until hot enough to serve.
At this point, it’s comforting to say, YES, you can put hot liquid in a Ninja blender and make some warm soup or puree right away. But this will only apply with the hot and cold Ninja blender that has a glass pitcher with a removable lid plug.
If you have the Total-Crushing Ninja blender, which is what most people have, you also can put hot liquid in the container. But to avoid injuries or damage to your machine, DON’T do it until the company rethinks the design.
The current design of the Total-Crushing jar actually can’t be operated with the lid unsecured. If you try to, you’ll have your Ninja blender blinking red on the power button, and it won’t start.