The Ninja Detect Duo Power Blender Pro is a full-size blender that comes with a 72oz main jar plus a pair of 24oz personal jars. You can use the personal jars as travel cups with the included to-go lids. While it can't hot blend, it's quite versatile overall. It's also a good choice for automatic blending since you can use the 'BlendSense' mode to have the blender decide how long to blend a recipe and stop when it's done.
The Ninja Detect Duo Power Blender Pro is a decent multi-purpose blender. It comes with a 72oz main jar and a couple of 24oz personal jars, so it's good for big recipes or single-serves. It can make silky smoothies in its personal jars, easily crushes big batches of ice, and powers through thick recipes like nut butter in the main jar. However, it's not ideal if you want to make a big batch of smoothies because it doesn't make a smooth blend with fibrous ingredients in the main jar. It's not safe to use for hot blending, either.
The Ninja Detect Duo Power Blender Pro is fantastic for single-serve smoothies. It comes with a pair of personal jars that you can use to quickly blend a smoothie. It completely liquifies fibrous ingredients that some blenders struggle with using these jars, so it can make a silky blend with nearly any smoothie recipe. The jars come with to-go lids, so you can use them as travel cups, and all of the blender's parts are dishwasher-safe for easy clean-up.
The Ninja Detect Duo Power Blender Pro is very good for multiple servings of smoothies. The 72oz main jar is big enough to blend several smoothies simultaneously. It doesn't take very long to process a big batch of ingredients. However, if your recipe includes fibrous elements like kale or blueberries, it won't have a perfectly smooth texture. On the plus side, it's a fantastic ice crusher, so adding lots of ice is no problem.
The Ninja Detect Duo Power Blender Pro is superb for crushing ice. It can crush a batch of about 12 ice cubes in seconds and makes very uniform, snow-like crushed ice.
The Ninja Detect Duo Power Blender Pro can't hot blend, so you must let your ingredients cool down before using it for soup. It also won't make a perfectly smooth blend with fibrous veggies, so something like broccoli soup will have some unprocessed grains left over. On the plus side, the 72oz main jar can fit most recipes in one batch.
The Ninja Detect Duo Power Blender Pro is good for professional use. It's well-built and has a big 72oz capacity for multiple servings. It's a fantastic ice crusher, so you can use it for big batches of blended cocktails or slushies, and it's reasonably easy to use to make nut butter. It comes with personal jars that produce very silky smoothies. However, it can't hot blend. It doesn't make a smooth blend with fibrous ingredients using the main jar, so it's not the best for blending big batches of smoothies or soup.
The Ninja Detect Duo Power Blender Pro comes in one variant and one color, 'Black'. You can see the label for the unit we tested here.
There are also a couple of models that come with the same motor base but different accessories: the Ninja Detect Kitchen System Power Blender + Processor Pro with BlendSense Technology, which comes with a food processor, a 72oz main jar, and one 24oz personal jar, and the Ninja Detect Power Blender Pro, which only comes with the 72oz main jar. We expect our results to be valid for those blenders, assuming you're using the same jar.
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The Ninja Detect Duo Power Blender Pro is a full-size blender that brings a slightly different look and design to the Ninja blender lineup. It has a sleeker, shinier look and is the brand's first blender with 'BlendSense', which is meant to automatically detect what you're blending. It performs quite similarly to other full-size 'duo' blenders from Ninja, including the Ninja Blender Duo with Auto-iQ BL642 and Ninja Professional Plus Blender DUO with Auto-iQ. It's similarly fantastic for crushing ice in its main jar and is even a little better at blending fibrous ingredients in its personal jars.
The Ninja Professional Plus Blender DUO with Auto-iQ and the Ninja Detect Duo Power Blender Pro both come with a 72oz main jar and personal jars for smoothies. The Detect makes a smoother blend with ingredients like leafy greens, so it can make better-blended smoothies. However, the Professional is sturdier and quieter when it's running.
The Ninja Blender Duo with Auto-iQ BL642 is better than the Ninja Detect Duo Power Blender Pro. It makes a smoother blend with fibrous ingredients, which is important for silky smoothies, and it's easier to use for thicker recipes like nut butter. However, the BL642 is quieter when it's running.
The Breville the Fresh & Furious and the Ninja Detect Duo Power Blender Pro have different strengths. If you want to make single-serve smoothies, the Ninja is better because it comes with personal jars. It's also better for crushing ice in its main jar. However, the Breville makes a much smoother blend with big batches of fibrous ingredients, so it's better suited for soups and multiple servings of smoothies.
The KitchenAid K150 and the Ninja Detect Duo Power Blender have different strengths. The KitchenAid is more versatile since it can blend hot ingredients. It's also significantly quieter and easier to clean. On the other hand, the Ninja makes a smoother blend with small batches of fibrous ingredients. It's also a much better ice crusher. It also comes with personal jars for smoothies, although you can also buy the KitchenAid with personal jars, depending on what model you get.
It's a big full-size blender, like the Ninja Professional Plus Blender DUO with Auto-iQ, and it's best stored on a counter instead of in a cupboard. It's tall, but you can remove the jar for easier storage.
The Ninja Detect Duo Power Blender Pro has a good build quality. This blender has feet under the motor base that help keep it in place while blending. The jars and blade assemblies feel sturdy, and the blender won't operate unless a jar is docked. The blender, including the gears on both the jars and base, is made of plastic. The plastic doesn't feel cheap, but it doesn't have a premium, high-quality feel either. The speed dial is easy to use but feels a little wobbly since it has some give if you pull on it.
The main pitcher has a 72oz total capacity, with a max liquid capacity of 62oz, so it can hold enough for multiple servings. The personal jars have a 24oz capacity and a max liquid line at 21oz.
The jars and lids are top-rack dishwasher-safe. The manufacturer says not to use a heated dry cycle.
It comes with a removable blade assembly for the main jar. It's shaped like a column, with six sharp blades attached around it. There's also a separate blade assembly for the personal jars, which attach to the jars like a lid. Both blade assemblies are dishwasher-safe.
The lid for the main jar doesn't have a removable center piece for using a tamper or adding more ingredients, but it has a spout at one corner with a cover, which you can open when you want to serve drinks from the jar. There's also a pair of to-go lids for the personal jars, which let you use the jars as travel cups. They're easy to attach and remove from the jars.
The power cord is long enough to reach a nearby outlet. However, unlike older Ninja models, there's nowhere to wrap it up behind or under the blender.
The Ninja Detect Duo Power Blender Pro is fantastic for small batches of fibrous ingredients. You can use the 'BlendSense' feature, which is meant to automatically adjust the blending speed and length, to quickly process something like a single-serve smoothie with kale. The result is a very smooth blend with virtually no unprocessed specks left over, so it'll do an outstanding job with most smoothie recipes.
It does an okay job with big batches of fibrous ingredients. If you fill the main jar to full capacity with a recipe like kale smoothies, it struggles to fully process the ingredients. The result is a uniformly blended smoothie with several unprocessed bits left over. To get the best results, you need to continue to blend manually for a few minutes after the 'BlendSense' program ends, although that will depend on your recipe.
It's fantastic for crushing ice. It has no issue crushing a batch of 12 ice cubes into snow-like crushed ice, which is typical for full-size Ninja blenders. The 'BlendSense' automatic blending feature works well here, although you may want to stop the blender early to avoid over-blending and melting some of the ice.
It's superb for making nut butter. If you use the 'BlendSense' feature followed by a few minutes of blending on low/medium speed, you only need to stop the blender once to scrape any ingredients off the jar walls. The result is very smooth, spreadable nut butter without a huge amount of effort.
It's a loud blender. Standing next to it for a few minutes is irritating compared to quieter models like the Ninja Professional Plus Blender DUO with Auto-iQ.
There are ten speed settings available when using the main jar, but there's not a huge difference between the slowest and fastest speeds. It has a slow maximum blending speed with the main jar, like most full-size Ninja blenders. However, you get faster speeds using the personal jars: 14600 at minimum and 18800 at maximum, which likely helps smoothly process fibrous ingredients.
This blender has 'Detect' in the name because of its 'BlendSense' program, which the manufacturer says allows it to detect what you're blending and adjust the bender's performance accordingly. The dial lights up as it's 'detecting', and then the blender blends automatically, displaying the remaining blending time on the dial. This feature is pretty similar to the brand's 'Auto-iQ', which is supposed to automatically blend and pulse depending on the recipe. However, auto-iQ programs have a set length, and the blending time isn't always displayed.
Different blending programs are available depending on whether you're using the main jar or one of the personal jars. The 'BlendSense' program is available with both jar sizes, but the rest are only available with one jar or the other. Which jar you use also affects how many manual blending speed settings are available. When using manual mode, the blender will run for 60 seconds at the selected speed before stopping automatically. There's also a dedicated pulse mode button on the control panel's right side.Main pitcher:
The Ninja Detect Duo Power Blender Pro isn't easy to clean by hand. The main blade assembly is very sharp, so you must handle it carefully to avoid cutting yourself. A hole in the bottom of the blade column also tends to trap food, and it's hard to reach unless you use a brush.