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Ninja Foodi Power Βlender & Processor System Blender Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Aug 22, 2022 at 07:47 am
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7.6
Multi-Purpose
8.9
Smoothies (Single Serving)
9.2
Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
9.7
Ice Crushing
5.4
Soups
7.9
Professional Use
Blender Type
Full Size Blender
Power
1,200 W
Hot Blending
No

The Ninja Foodi Power Blender & Processor System is a full-size blender with a few additional jars and handy accessories. Like the Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO or Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System, it comes with a 'Smoothie Βowl Maker' with a built-in tamper to help process thicker recipes. It isn't as versatile as other full-size blenders like the Vitamix Explorian E310 because it can't hot blend and has limited speed settings.

Our Verdict

7.6 Multi-Purpose

The Ninja Foodi Power Blender & Processor System is good for multi-purpose use. It can make a silky puree of fibrous ingredients, whether you're working with small batches or using the main jar's full 72-ounce capacity. It can also make smooth nut butter using its 18-ounce jar intended for thick mixtures. The main jar produces snow-like ice. On the downside, it can't hot blend. Also, while the additional jars are easy to clean, the main jar's blade stack is annoying to clean because the blades are so sharp.

Pros
  • Easily processes fibrous ingredients.
  • Dishwasher-safe.
  • Good build quality.
Cons
  • Fairly small range of speeds.
  • Can't hot blend.
8.9 Smoothies (Single Serving)

The Ninja Foodi Power Blender & Processor System is excellent for single-serving smoothies. Using the 24-ounce personal jar, it blends a silky single-serve smoothie in just a few minutes. It's well-built, and the personal jars are easy to clean and dishwasher-safe. There's also a to-go lid included for the 24-ounce jar.

Pros
  • Easily processes fibrous ingredients.
  • 24-ounce personal jar included.
  • Dishwasher-safe.
Cons
  • Noisy.
9.2 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)

The Ninja Foodi Power Blender & Processor System is fantastic for making multiple servings of smoothies. It makes a silky blend with fibrous ingredients in its main jar, and its 72-ounce capacity means it can hold enough to serve a crowd. It can also make snow-like crushed ice. The main jar's blade assembly can be hard to clean, but the jars, blades, and lids are all dishwasher-safe.

Pros
  • Easily processes fibrous ingredients.
  • 72-ounce main jar.
  • Dishwasher-safe.
Cons
  • Sharp blades can make cleaning by hand difficult.
9.7 Ice Crushing

The Ninja Foodi Power Blender & Processor System is superb for ice crushing. Using its 72-ounce pitcher, it takes less than a minute to pulverize ice cubes into snow-like crushed ice. It has a good build quality, which is important if you use your blender for tough tasks like ice crushing on a regular basis. The motor base doesn't feel as sturdy as some other full-size Ninja blenders.

Pros
  • Makes snow-like crushed ice.
  • Good build quality.
Cons
  • Noisy.
5.4 Soups

The Ninja Foodi Power Blender & Processor System can't hot blend, and you can't heat your soup using this blender. However, if you let your ingredients cool down first, it can make a smooth puree of ingredients like kale or broccoli. Its 72-ounce main jar is also big enough to fit a family-sized batch of soup.

Pros
  • Easily processes fibrous ingredients.
Cons
  • Can't hot blend.
7.9 Professional Use

The Ninja Foodi Power Blender & Processor System is very good for professional use. It does a fantastic job of processing fibrous ingredients, and you can use the main pitcher to make big batches of crushed ice. The 18-ounce jar is well-suited for thicker recipes like nut butter. That said, you can't use it for hot blending. The main jar can be hard to clean, and while it has a good build quality, it's not as sturdy as some full-size blenders as it's entirely made of plastic.

Pros
  • 72-ounce main jar.
  • Good build quality.
Cons
  • Fairly small range of speeds.
  • Can't hot blend.
  • 7.6 Multi-Purpose
  • 8.9 Smoothies (Single Serving)
  • 9.2 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
  • 9.7 Ice Crushing
  • 5.4 Soups
  • 7.9 Professional Use
  1. Updated Aug 25, 2022: Added a note that the Ninja Foodi Power Blender Ultimate System comes with a bigger variety of blades for food processing.
  2. Updated Aug 22, 2022: Review published.
  3. Updated Aug 15, 2022: Early access published.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Dimensions
Height
14.4" (36.6 cm)
Width 7.9" (20.0 cm)
Depth 8.3" (21.2 cm)
Weight
8.2 lbs (3.7 kg)
Shaft Length (Immersion Blenders)
N/A

The Ninja Foodi Power Blender & Processor System is a full-size blender with a similar look and size to the Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System or Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher SS201. It's a few inches shorter than models like the Ninja Mega Kitchen System BL770 but still has a fairly bulky design.

7.5
Design
Build Quality

The Ninja Foodi Power Blender & Processor System is well-built. The jars and lids are made of thick plastic. The blade assemblies feel sturdy and are easy to fit into place on the jars. The motor base has four suction cups on the bottom to help keep it in place when the blender is running, and the buttons on the control panel feel clicky. It's a step down from some other Ninja blenders, like the Ninja Blender Duo with Auto-iQ BL642, since the motor base is made of less sturdy-feeling plastic. The control dial feels a little cheap as well.

9.8
Design
Jar Capacity
Main Jar Capacity
72.0 oz (2,129 ml)
Additional Jar Capacity
24.0 oz (710 ml)

The Ninja Foodi Power Blender & Processor System comes with a main jar with a 72-ounce capacity. There's also a 24-ounce jar for single-serves, and an 18-ounce 'Smoothie Bowl Maker with Built-in Tamper' meant for thicker mixtures. This jar has rotating arms inside of it that you operate by turning the knob on top. The arms help push the ingredients away from the sides of the jar.

Design
Jar/Beaker Materials
Jar/Beaker Material
BPA-Free Plastic
Dishwasher Safe
Yes

The Ninja Foodi Power Blender & Processor System's jars and lids are made of plastic and are all dishwasher-safe.

Design
Blades
Blade Type
Sharp
Blade Count
6
Removable
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
Yes

The main blade assembly has Ninja's usual spiral design and is removable. There's a separate blade assembly for the smaller jars that screws on like a lid. These blades and the blades for the personal jars are very sharp, so you have to be careful when cleaning by hand. There's also a 'dough blade' with plastic blades intended for kneading bread dough or mixing cookie dough in the main jar. All of the blade assemblies are dishwasher-safe. If you're looking for a combo blender/food processor, the Ninja Foodi Power Blender Ultimate System comes with a few extra blade assemblies for slicing and grating ingredients as well as a dough blade.

Design
Lid
Two-Part Lid
No
Lid Closing Type
Lock Mechanism

The main jar's lid locks into place when you press down on its handle. It has a pouring spout with a cover you can open and close. When you want to remove the lid, you press the release button on top. There's also a to-go lid and storage lid included for the personal jars.

Design
Power Cord
Stow-Away Compartment
No
Cord Length
3.0 ft (0.9 m)

The Ninja CO351B's power cord is long enough to reach a nearby outlet. There's no stowaway compartment or place to wrap it when it's not in use.

Design
In The Box

  • Ninja Foodi Power Blender & Processor System motor base
  • 72 oz main jar and lid
  • 24 oz. personal jar ('Nutrient Extraction Cup')
  • 18 oz 'XL Smoothie Bowl Maker with Built-in Tamper'
  • To-go lid
  • Storage lid
  • Hybrid edge blade assembly (for smaller jars)
  • Stacked blade assembly (for main jar)
  • Dough blade assembly (for main jar)
  • Cleaning brush
  • Owner's guide, 'Quick Start' guide, and recipe booklet

Performance
9.5
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Small Batches)
Jar Used
Additional Jar
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
9.5
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
9.5

The Ninja Foodi Power Blender & Processor System is fantastic for processing small batches of fibrous ingredients. It takes a few minutes to make a silky puree with ingredients like kale in its 24-ounce jar. There are just a few tiny grains leftover.

9.0
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Full Capacity)
Jar Used Main Jar
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
9.0
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
9.0

The Ninja Foodi Power Blender & Processor System also does an incredible job with fibrous ingredients using its main jar filled to its max capacity. The texture is airier, and the process is slightly more hands-on since you may want to pulse a few times to get the best results.

10
Performance
Crushed Ice
Crushed Ice Preparation
10
Crushed Ice Texture
10

The Ninja CO351B's main jar is outstanding for crushing ice. Like most full-size Ninja models, it takes less than a minute to make snow-like ice.

9.3
Performance
Nut Butter
Nut Butter Preparation
9.0
Nut Butter Texture
9.5

The Ninja CO351B makes fantastic nut butter with the 18-ounce jar. It has a 'built-in tamper', or arms that stir the ingredients when you rotate the knob on top. It makes it very easy to keep the ingredients moving, and it produces shiny, smooth nut butter in less than five minutes.

5.9
Performance
Noise
Noise @ Max Speed
97.3 dB

The Ninja Foodi Power Blender & Processor System is loud compared to some full-size models, like the Ninja Professional Blender 1000 or KitchenAid K150. You'll likely find the noise level irritating if you're standing near it for a few minutes.

Performance
Blade Speed
Min Speed
1,300 RPM
Max Speed
5,000 RPM
Speed Adjustment Based On Jar Type
Yes

The Ninja Foodi Power Blender & Processor System offers a narrow range of blending speeds, and they are only available when you're using the main jar. When you use one of the smaller additional jars, the maximum blending speed is selected automatically and can't be changed.

Ease Of Use
Ease Of Use
Controls And Programs
On/Off Switch
Yes
Speed Presets
8
Speed Dial
Yes
Pulse/Turbo Mode
Yes
Programs
5
Blending Time Indicator
Yes
Programmable Timer
No

The Ninja Foodi Power Blender & Processor System has several programs that run the blender for different lengths of time and automatically alternate between pulsing and blending (Ninja's 'iQ' feature). There are different programs available depending on if you're using the main jar or one of the additional jars. To select a program, press the 'iQ/manual' button and use the speed dial to choose. If you're using the main jar, you can also select 'Manual' mode and use the dial to select a speed setting from 1-8.

Main jar programs:

  • Smoothie (65 seconds)
  • Chop (5 seconds)
  • Bowl (40 seconds)
  • Spread (75 seconds)

Additional jar programs:

  • Smoothie (55 seconds)
  • Extract (75 seconds)
  • Bowl (30 seconds)
  • Spread (45 seconds)

There's a separate button for pulse mode, as well as the dedicated power button. The blender also turns off automatically after a few minutes of inactivity.

9.0
Ease Of Use
Cleaning

The Ninja Foodi Power Blender & Processor System's 18-ounce jar is very easy to clean. After blending with soap and water, it just takes a quick scrub and rinse to get the jar and its blades completely clean. The main jar is more difficult to clean because of the very sharp spiral blade assembly. It's easy to cut yourself and food residue can get stuck under the blade assembly's hole. This jar would receive a lower cleaning score, similar to the Ninja Blender Duo with Auto-iQ BL642 or Ninja Professional Blender 1000.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

 This unit comes in a couple of variants. We tested the CO351B variant, and you can see our model's label here. You can also purchase this blender with a different assortment of jars. The SS300C variant lacks a 'Smoothie Bowl Maker'. The SS351C variant has a smaller, 14-ounce 'Smoothie Bowl Maker'. Depending on which variant you buy, some of our tests may have been performed with a jar you don't have. We expect our results to be valid for these variants if you're using the same jar.

Compared To Other Blenders

The Ninja Foodi Power Blender & Processor System is similar to other full-size Ninja blenders like the Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System and the Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher SS201, which are from the same product line. The Power Blender & Processor System has a different selection of preset modes and programs and a somewhat faster maximum blending speed but performs similarly. It processes fibrous ingredients a bit faster but makes more noise at maximum speed. On the downside, if you're looking for versatility, you may find some aspects of its design limiting. Like most Ninja blenders, it doesn't come with a 2-part lid, can't hot blend, and doesn't offer a huge range of speed settings.

If you're looking for other options, check out the best blenders, the best blenders for smoothies, and the best Ninja blenders.

Ninja Blender Duo with Auto-iQ BL642

The Ninja Foodi Power Βlender & Processor System is more versatile than the Ninja Blender Duo with Auto-iQ BL642. The 642 has a sturdier build and is a better option for single-serve smoothies since it comes with three personal jars with to-go lids. However, it's not as good at processing big batches of fibrous ingredients. The Processor also comes with an additional jar that makes it easier to process thick recipes like nut butter, as well as a dough blade.

Vitamix Explorian E310

The Vitamix Explorian E310 is better for most purposes than the Ninja Foodi Power Blender & Processor System. It has a much better build quality and does a better job of processing fibrous ingredients, making nut butter, and crushing ice. It can blend hot ingredients. However, it only comes with one 48-ounce jar. The Ninja comes with a few more accessories, including a 24-ounce jar with a to-go lid, so you may prefer it if you make a lot of smoothies. There's also a dough blade included that you can use to prepare bread dough or cookie batter.

Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System

The Ninja Foodi Power Βlender & Processor System and the Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System are almost identical. The Processor is a more recent release, and its additional jars are bigger. Its maximum speed is somewhat faster, and it's louder. It processes fibrous ingredients more quickly, but it's not a very significant difference.

Ninja Professional Plus Blender with Auto-iQ

The Ninja Foodi Power Βlender & Processor System is better for most purposes than the Ninja Professional Plus Blender with Auto-iQ. It does a better job of processing big batches of fibrous ingredients in its main jar. Thanks to its additional jars, it's better suited for making single-serve smoothies and nut butter. That said, the Professional Plus has a better build quality. It's also significantly quieter.

Ninja Professional Blender 1000

The Ninja Foodi Power Blender & Processor System is better than the Ninja Professional Blender 1000. The Foodi does a better job of processing fibrous ingredients in its main jar. It also comes with a personal jar you can use to make silky single-serve smoothies. On the downside, it's a lot louder than the Professional.

Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher SS201

The Ninja Food Power Pitcher SS201 and the Ninja Foodi Power Βlender & Processor System come with different accessories. If you want to be able to blend a single-serve smoothie in a personal jar, the Processor is a better choice. It also has a better build quality. That said, if you're just looking for a full-size blender and don't need smaller jars, the SS201 performs similarly and may be what you're looking for.

KitchenAid K150

The KitchenAid K150 and the Ninja Power Blender & Processor System have different strengths. They perform similarly, but the KitchenAid blender can blend hot ingredients. It comes with a 2-part lid so you can add ingredients mid-blend and offers a wider range of speed settings. On the other hand, the Ninja comes with more additional jars and accessories, including a personal jar for single-serves and a dough blade. It's also better suited for ice crushing.

Ninja Foodi Power Blender Ultimate System

The Ninja Foodi Power Blender & Processor System is better than the Ninja Foodi Power Blender Ultimate System for pureeing big batches of smoothies or other recipes with fibrous ingredients. Its main jar makes a silkier puree with ingredients like kale. Otherwise, the two blenders perform similarly. You may prefer the Ultimate if you're looking for a blender that can work as a food processor because it has special blades for grating and shredding.

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