I love my Ninja blenders! I have used them for years and they’re still going strong.
But since most Ninja blenders come with plastic jars and cups, I wondered, are Ninja blenders BPA-free? And are Ninja blender cups BPA-free as well?
I’ve done some research and contacted Ninja customer support. Here’s what I’ve found out:
Yes, Ninja blenders are BPA-free. Ninja blenders also don’t contain BPS or other bisphenols that are similar to BPA. The Eastman Tritan plastic Ninja uses undergoes a variety of tests and has been approved by the FDA.
But that was only the short answer to the question. There’s much more to know about BPA and Ninja blenders.
In this article, we’ll dive deeper into the BPA-free plastic Ninja uses for their blenders. Is it really safe?
Also, I’m going to show you the only Ninja blender that comes with a glass jar. It’s a versatile machine that can cook and blend at the same time. You’re going to love it.
So, stay with me. It’s gonna be a wild ride!
What is BPA and why is it bad for you?
BPA is a harmful chemical that been used since the 1960s to make plastic more durable.
It’s most often used in food cans, baby bottles (ouch), water bottles, blender jars, food containers, etc.
What’s dangerous about BPA is that it can seep out of plastics and get into your body. And it happens all the time.
In fact, tests conducted years ago have found BPA in the urine of more than 90% of Americans!
How harmful is BPA?
And in fact, studies have found that BPA can be toxic. It is believed to cause impotence, fertility issues, heart disease, and many other serious conditions.
BPA is already banned in some countries around the world, unfortunately, it’s still legal in the US.
Canada, Denmark, Sweden, France, and Belgium have already banned BPA in some instances, I hope the US will follow soon!
How to tell if plastics contain BPA?
It’s not easy to find out if a certain plastic contains BPA or not. The only way I know is by looking at the recycling number.
If the number is a 7 and it’s accompanied by ‘PC’, you can be sure that it’s polycarbonate plastic and contains BPA.
The best way to make sure your electronic devices or plastic containers don’t contain BPA (or other harmful chemicals) is to only buy products from trusted brands that are clearly labeled BPA-free.
Not all BPA-free plastics are safe! Cheaper no-name brands often have harmful chemicals in their plastics, even if they’re labeled BPA-free. More on that later.
Do Ninja blenders have BPA?
No, Ninja blenders do not contain BPA. The Ninja blender cups are also completely free from BPA. I found this information on several websites that were selling Ninja blenders.
But to make sure the information was right, I’ve contacted Ninja customer support in several countries (US, UK, and Germany) and essentially asked them the same question: “Are Ninja blenders BPA-free?”.
Their customer support was quick to help me out and they all gave me the same answer and here it is:
“Thank you for contacting SharkNinja Customer Care.
Yes, our blenders, jars, and cups are all BPA-free. The plastic we use in Eastman Tritan. I hope this helps. If you have any more queries don’t hesitate to contact us. This information can be found via our website on the FAQ’s section.”
I am not a plastic expert (and I don’t aspire to become one), but I was curious about this Eastman Tritan plastic that the customer support was talking about, so I did some further research.
How safe is BPA-free plastic?
Not all BPA-free plastic is the same. There’s a large variance when it comes to different types of plastics!
Often, the cheaper no-name brands turn to other harmful chemicals that are similar to BPA to develop BPA-free plastic.
These chemicals are just as harmful as BPA, but they’re not BPA, so they can be labeled as BPA-free and deceive consumers.
BPS and other bisphenols are some of the harmful chemicals that are often used in BPA-free plastics.
Once BPS gets inside your body (and nearly 81% of Americans have BPS in their urine), it could potentially lead to metabolic disorders like obesity, asthma, or diabetes.
It’s often very difficult to determine which plastics are really free from harmful chemicals. The only way I know is to buy from trusted brands that are only using high-quality plastics.
Luckily, Ninja only uses safe materials for their blenders. Vitamix is another brand that is safe, I’ve written about it here, are Vitamix blenders BPA-free?
Why do Ninja blenders have a cancer warning?
Now, if Ninja blenders are safe, why do some Ninja blenders have a cancer warning printed on the packaging or on the instruction book? It reads like this:
“WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.”
I’ve once again turned to their customer support and here’s the answer I’ve got:
“We include the warning in an abundance of caution and to comply with the California warning mandate. The mere presence of even one of over 900 chemicals requires the warning. It’s not feasible to test for every single chemical, so we’re including the label with our products. Rest assured that all Ninja products are in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations”
That answer wasn’t really helpful, so I dived deeper.
Do Ninja blenders contain lead?
I’ve found some information on the internet that Ninja blenders could contain small amounts of lead. It seems like the power cord is made from PVC which contains a minuscule amount of lead to make it more flexible.
I’m personally not concerned about it. Pretty much all electric devices that are corded contain PVC and therefore tiny amounts of lead.
Are there any Ninja blenders with glass jars?
If you’re still concerned about plastic, you might want to get a blender with a glass jar.
So, are there any Ninja blenders that come with glass jars? I’ve already written about this topic in this article, are Ninja blenders glass or plastic, but I’m going to summarize it here for you.
At the moment, there’s only one Ninja blender with a glass jar. It’s the Ninja Foodi, you can check it out here.
This blender is pretty unique!
It’s one of the few Ninja blenders that come with a tamper. Also, the Ninja Foodi has a built-in heating element inside the pitcher. With this blender, you can blend and cook at the same time!
Let’s say you want to make a delicious, homemade soup.
Just put in the ingredients, push one button, and this blender will purée and heat the soup for you.
In just a few minutes you have perfectly healthy and delicious, steaming-hot soup! And it does that for you with the push of one button, there’s absolutely no guesswork involved.
But you’re not limited to hot soups or sauces, the Ninja Foodi can blend anything a regular blender can. Smoothies, shakes, frozen drinks, nut butter, nut milk, etc.
The Ninja Foodi comes with 12 automated Auto-iQ programs. There’s even a preset for a heated self-cleaning function. Just add a drop of dish soap, a little bit of water, and the Ninja cleans itself.
I’ve owned this blender for several weeks now, and I love it! However, there a few downsides to it.
The blender jar is pretty heavy because it’s made out of glass. Also, the heating element inside the pitcher adds extra weight. It’s not as easy to move around like a plastic jar.
Also, you can’t submerge the pitcher into the water, as it could damage the heating element. Other than that, it’s a great device. It’ll do everything a regular blender can, plus you can cook without touching a stove.
Did I cover everything you wanted to know about whether Ninja blenders are BPA-free?
In this article, we explored whether Ninja blenders and Ninja blender cups are BPA-free.
Ninja uses Eastman Tritan plastic, which is not only BPA-free but also very durable. It can retain its clarity for years to come and is mostly heat-resistant. Most importantly, it also doesn’t contain any harmful chemicals that are similar to BPA.
If you have any questions about (Ninja) blenders, please make sure to leave me a message in the comments section below. I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Remember to stay vibrant, happy & healthy!