Nutri Ninja Blender w/ Auto-IQ

Last updated date: May 21, 2019

DWYM Score
9.4

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We looked at the top 1 Ninja Blenders and dug through the reviews from 17 of the most popular review sites including BestReviews, Best Reviews Guide, Blender Reviews US, Best Seekers, Consumer Online Report, Relevant Rankings, Blender Reviews, Miss Mamie's Cupcakes, Everything Smoothie, Solid Gold Eats, Juicing Nation, Best Blender USA, Cooking Detective, The Afropolitan Mom, Greeny Kitchen, Authority Adviser and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Ninja Blender you should buy.

Overall Take

This blender was the best overall because of its sturdiness and variety of containers. It comes with a large pitcher for big batches of blended beverages as well as several blender cups for on-the-go smoothies. Two sets of blades help you get just the right consistency with each blend. In our analysis of 111 expert reviews, the Ninja Nutri Ninja Blender w/ Auto-IQ placed 1st when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note May 21, 2019:
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Expert Summarized Score
8.9
17 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
1,107 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Comes with 72 ounce pitcher and several serving bowls. Powerful, sturdy and versatile. Patented technology will determine just the right amount of blending time for your drink.
- BestReviews
The large 72 ounce container is made of BPA-Free Plastic and is Dishwasher Safe, for blending a variety of ingredients.
- Smart Review
May 18, 2018 | Full review
All jars, blades, and lids are BPA free and dishwasher safe.
- Blender Reviews US
An Auto iQ Ninja blender that can pulverize ice (and turn it into snow!) and can break down whole fruits and vegetables while extracting vitamins.
- Best Seekers
Unlike the usual blenders, you don’t have to guess when the blending is done. Its Auto-IQ technology includes timed blending programs to make your job even easier.
- Consumer Online Report
The Pro Extractor blade assembly takes out the most nutrients that are possible out of the fruits, vegetables and seeds. Besides the 3 blending speeds and pulse, Auto-IQ programs are available with timer to perform the blending task in the best manner without your help.
- Blender Reviews
Includes a ton of extras like tumblers and recipe books.
- Miss Mamie's Cupcakes
All containers are BPA free and dishwasher safe. At the bottom of the base are 4 suction cups which are designed to stick the blender onto the table while you blend. This will make sure the blender won’t move during blending.
- Everything Smoothie
The pro extractor blades blend nutritious beverage.
- Solid Gold Eats
It actually has 2 sets of blades to help you get the right consistency each time. There's the "total crushing" blades which are great in turning ice into snow quickly and the "pro extractor" blades that are great in breaking down seeds, vegetables, and fruits so you can enjoy their maximum benefits.
- Juicing Nation
Display timer shows you exactly when your recipe will be ready.
- Best Blender USA
It has Auto IQ technology that features timed, intelligent blending programs that do the work for you, taking away the guess work completely.
- Cooking Detective
It provides enough power for hard to blend food items like nuts, grains but it also offer the delicate cycle if you just want to pulse, chop or mix. Making smoothies and frozen drinks was a breeze.
- The Afropolitan Mom
March 6, 2015 | Full review
Large 72oz blender pitcher is enough to make a large batch of smoothies and purees at a time.
- Greeny Kitchen
We liked the six-blade design as it ensures that any food placed in the pitcher/cup is evenly chopped, minced, or pureed.
- Authority Adviser
What experts didn't like
It's the most costly ninja blender we reviewed. Quite large and loud.
- BestReviews
It doesn’t grind up seeds from blackberries or strawberries very well.
- Blender Reviews US
No stainless steel finish like the “Z” model.
- Miss Mamie's Cupcakes
So please expect some very loud noise coming from this blender will ya!
- Everything Smoothie
Sometimes smells like burnt plastic.
- Solid Gold Eats
This one is a lot more expensive than getting a personal blender.
- Juicing Nation
Somewhat difficult to clean, as the blender attachment is very large
- Best Blender USA
At first try, I was a bit taken aback by the lock feature of the lid but I can see why it was designed that way.
- The Afropolitan Mom
March 6, 2015 | Full review
It is relatively loud when in operation but lasts for less than a minute.
- Greeny Kitchen
Some have complained about the suction cup feet on their countertops
- Authority Adviser

From The Manufacturer

The Nutri Ninja | Ninja Blender Duo with Auto-iQ has 1200 watts of professional power and performance. The XL 72 oz. (64 oz. max liquid capacity) Pitcher features Total Crushing Technology to crush through ice and frozen ingredients in seconds to create creamy frozen drinks. The Nutri Ninja Blade Assembly pulverizes whole fruits and vegetables for Nutrient & Vitamin Extraction (extract a drink containing vitamins and nutrients from whole fruits and vegetables). Blend personalized smoothies and juices directly in the Nutri Ninja Cup, attach the lid, and enjoy on the go.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Nutri Ninja Blender w/ Auto-IQ
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 17
2. Ninja Pro Blender & Nutri Ninja Cups
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 16
3. Ninja Intelli-Sense Kitchen System
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 4
4. Ninja Blender 1200
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 7
5. Ninja Ultima Blender Plus
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 5
6. Ninja Master Prep Pro Blender
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 8
7. Ninja Chef Blender
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 10
8. Nutri Ninja Pro
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 10
9. Ninja Smart Screen Duo Technology Blender
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 5
10. Ninja Kitchen System Pulse
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 12

An Overview On Ninja Blenders

Maintaining your health is crucial, and it all starts in the kitchen. Through food, you can easily add beneficial nutrients to your diet no matter what your health or fitness goals may be. Whether you want to bulk up, lose weight, or just prioritize health, it all begins with food.

Perhaps the most efficient way to add a variety of nutrients to your diet is through smoothies. You can combine different fruits, vegetables (green smoothie, anyone?), or even seeds with liquid to make an exceedingly nourishing beverage, condensing a huge amount of essential vitamins into a snack-sized portion.

Ready to make one? You’ll need a blender first. Blenders utilize a motor and blade to blend solids together to create a drinkable beverage.

The appliance is held down by a base that contains an electric motor. On top of the base sits a container, typically made from plastic as in all Ninja models reviewed here, with a sharp metal blade inside. The motor on the base powers this blade, sending it spinning continuously when the blender is turned on. A lid sits on top to keep things in place. All components can be separated for easier cleaning and maintenance.

While making smoothies may be the most popular at-home use for blenders, they have a number of applications. You can make a number of blended beverages with ice, like frozen cocktails, and some models even allow cooks to make piping hot blended soups.

 

What you can whip up with a blender depends on how its built. Ultra-sharp blades, a powerful motorized base and a durable container are essential to a quality blender.

The brand Ninja makes high quality blenders while maintaining affordability, making them a good choice for home cooks on a budget. Their models vary, so it’s important to compare them before making your choice.

The Nutri Blender, Intelli-Sense Kitchen System and Blender 1200 are all powered by 1200-watt motors while the brand’s Pro Blender model has an 1100-watt motor. Those wattage numbers are all on-par with high-end, more expensive models. It’s enough to grind ice cubes into soft snow in seconds.

When searching for the perfect blender for your countertop, you must also consider size, weight and durability. Powerful blenders can be heavy and bulky, making them difficult to store. If you plan to use your blender to make a variety of things, like nut butter and flours, then you do need a big, powerful model (consider the Nutri Ninja). But if you plan to stick to making relatively simple smoothies with your blender, you may need a smaller machine that’s both easier to use and suitable for storing.

Some Ninja blenders come with the brand’s signature interchangeable components. For example, the Pro Blender comes with 16-ounce cups that can attach to the machine’s base for quick, grab-and-go smoothies. The Intelli-Sense Kitchen System comes with an array of containers — a large pitcher for blending large items, a food processor great for precise chopping, and a blender cup for smoothies. The added components may help you decide which blender model is right for you.

DYWM Fun Fact

Blenders use physics to turn chunks of fruits, ice and veggies into a smooth, drinkable beverage. The machine first cuts the chunks up into smaller pieces. That leads to a process called cavitation when tiny air bubbles are combined with the chopped food and implode, further breaking up the chunks into tiny pieces. The longer you blend, the longer this process can continue and the tinier bits you’ll get. That’s what leads to an ultra-smooth texture.

The Ninja Blender Buying Guide

  • Always keep the lid on your blender when blending. Otherwise, the contents may very well splatter out, making a huge mess of your kitchen. Make sure your lid is secured tightly whenever the blender is powered on. When blending hot foods, steam will build up which could blow the lid off. It’s important to release the steam when the blender is off, but always hold down the lid with your hands to help it stay on when blending. 
  • Smoothies are a tasty and healthy snack for all ages. Not only do they pack a big nutritional punch, but they’re also fun to make. With the right ingredients, anyone and everyone can make a smoothie. Making smoothies is a fun way for kids to get involved with making their own food, too. Grab a variety of fruits (fresh or frozen), greens, yogurt and more and turn smoothie-making and snack time into family fun. 
  • Before you make hot soup in your blender, be sure the machine is equipped for it. Not all models can handle the heat. If you want to make hot foods in your blender, look for ones with a vented lid that allows steam to escape and read the product’s instructions before use. 
  • Keep noise in mind when choosing a blender, especially if you need to avoid disturbing your household during use. Making an early-morning smoothie is a wonderful idea for your health, but your sleeping family may not appreciate it. Both the Pro Blender and Nutri Blender are notably noisy but are great blenders. Those are good choices for those who are more interested in power than a few minutes of commotion. 
  • Make sure your blender gets squeaky clean between uses to avoid mold or debris build-up that prevent your machine from working smoothly. Blenders will usually come with maintenance instructions, but there’s an easy cleaning hack many pamphlets leave out. Fill your blender halfway with warm water, add a few drops of dish soap and blend away. This will help clean all those hard-to-reach spots in and around the blade.