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Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO Blender Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Oct 20, 2020 at 09:28 am
Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO Picture
7.8
Multi-Purpose
9.2
Smoothies (Single Serving)
8.0
Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
7.3
Ice Crushing
3.7
Soups
6.8
Professional Use
Blender Type
Personal Blender
Power
1,100 W
Hot Blending
No

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO, also sold as the 'Ninja Foodi Smoothie Bowl Maker and Nutrient Extractor, is a compact personal blender. It comes with a pair of 24-ounce jars and to-go lids for single-serve smoothies and other drinks. There's also a 14-ounce 'Smoothie Bowl Maker' jar with rotating arms inside of it meant for thicker mixtures. Like most personal blenders, it can't hot blend and has only one speed setting.

Our Verdict

7.8 Multi-Purpose

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is good for multi-purpose use. With both its 24-ounce and 14-ounce jars, it maintains a similarly fantastic performance making silky smoothies. It can also make smooth nut butter as well as snow-like crushed ice. It can't hot blend, though. On the upside, it's very easy to clean.

Pros
  • Easy to clean.
  • Makes a silky smoothie.
  • Makes snow-like crushed ice.
Cons
  • Can't hot blend.
9.2 Smoothies (Single Serving)

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is superb for single-serve smoothies. The 24-ounce jars make an exceptionally smooth puree with ingredients like kale, so it's ideal for silky green smoothies. There are resealable lids included for the jars, which are easy to clean by hand or in the dishwasher.

Pros
  • Easy to clean.
Cons
8.0 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is excellent for multiple servings of smoothies. Even if you fill the jars to their maximum capacity, it makes a silky smoothie with fibrous ingredients. You can prepare two small smoothie servings in one jar, but their capacities are too small to easily serve a crowd. On the plus side, there are two jars with to-go lids included.

Pros
  • Easy to clean.
Cons
7.3 Ice Crushing

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is decent for ice-crushing. It can make snow-like crushed ice in less than a couple of minutes, which is perfect for any frozen drink. The blender itself is also well built and easy to clean.

Pros
  • Easy to clean.
  • Makes snow-like crushed ice.
Cons
3.7 Soups

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO can't hot blend, so if you want to use it for soup, your ingredients need to cool down first. It's fantastic for blending fibrous ingredients like kale or broccoli into a silky puree, but the biggest jars only hold 24 ounces, so you'll probably need to blend in batches.

Pros
  • Easy to clean.
Cons
6.8 Professional Use

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is acceptable for professional use. While it can't hot blend, and its personal-sized jars limit you to small servings, it makes excellent blends. It can make smooth and spreadable almond butter as well as snow-like crushed ice and silky purees of fibrous ingredients. It's also very easy to clean.

Pros
  • Easy to clean.
  • Makes a silky smoothie.
  • Makes snow-like crushed ice.
Cons
  • Can't hot blend.
  • 7.8 Multi-Purpose
  • 9.2 Smoothies (Single Serving)
  • 8.0 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
  • 7.3 Ice Crushing
  • 3.7 Soups
  • 6.8 Professional Use
  1. Updated Oct 05, 2022: Compared its noise level to the Beast Health Blender's.
  2. Updated Sep 01, 2022: Revised text to match results updated to Test Bench 1.0.
  3. Updated Aug 25, 2022: Added a comparison with the newly reviewed Ninja TWISTi because of its similar jar design.
  4. Updated Aug 25, 2022: The result for 'Blades - Removable' changed from 'No' to 'Yes' because the blade assembly lid is removable from the jar.
  5. Updated Jul 28, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  6. Updated Oct 20, 2020: Review published.
  7. Updated Oct 14, 2020: Early access published.

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Silver Foodi Power Nutri DUO
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Test Results

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Design
Design
Dimensions
Height
11.0" (28.0 cm)
Width 6.6" (16.7 cm)
Depth 6.5" (16.6 cm)
Weight
5.1 lbs (2.3 kg)
Shaft Length (Immersion Blenders)
N/A

The Ninja Foodi Smoothie Bowl Maker is a short blender as its motor base isn't very tall. While it still takes up some room on your counter, you can easily store it away in a cupboard, and the jar is removable.

7.5
Design
Build Quality

This blender has a good build quality. Its parts are made of plastic that varies in thickness. The motor base feels a little thin and not very premium. However, the jars are thick in comparison, and one jar has a rotating arm mechanism, which helps push food away from the jar's walls and towards the vortex.

3.0
Design
Jar Capacity
Main Jar Capacity
24.0 oz (710 ml)
Additional Jar Capacity
14.0 oz (414 ml)

It comes with a pair of 24-ounce personal jars with to-go lids. There's also a 14-ounce jar included that Ninja calls a 'Power Nutri Bowl' or 'Smoothie Bowl Maker'. It's meant for thicker mixtures and has arms inside of it that you can rotate with a knob on top to help keep the ingredients moving.

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

The jars and lids are made of plastic and are top-rack dishwasher-safe.

Design
Blades
Blade Type
Sharp
Blade Count
8
Removable
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
Yes

The Ninja Foodi Smoothie Bowl Maker's blade assembly has eight sharp blades. You can put the blade assembly on the top rack of your dishwasher for an easy clean.

Design
Lid
Two-Part Lid
No
Lid Closing Type
Screw-On

The blade assembly screws onto the jars like a lid before docking on the motor base. There's also a to-go lid for each 24-ounce jar, plus one storage lid.

Design
Power Cord
Stow-Away Compartment
No
Cord Length
2.6 ft (0.8 m)

The Ninja Foodi Smoothie Bowl Maker has a power cable long enough to reach an outlet near your kitchen counter. However, it doesn't have a stowaway compartment to hide the power cord when not in use.

Design
In The Box

  • Ninja SS101 motor base
  • 14 oz jar (Power Nutri Bowl or Smoothie Bowl Maker) with storage lid
  • 2x 24 oz jar
  • 2x drinking lid with spout
  • Blade assembly
  • Recipe guide
  • User guide

Performance
10
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Small Batches)
Jar Used
Additional Jar
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
10
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
10

The Ninja Foodi Smoothie Bowl Maker is superb for small batches of fibrous ingredients. Using one of the 24-ounce jars, it quickly makes a silky smooth puree with ingredients like kale.

10
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Full Capacity)
Jar Used Main Jar
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
10
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
10

It's also fantastic for processing bigger batches of fibrous ingredients. If you fill the 24-ounce jar to its maximum capacity, it easily liquifies fibrous ingredients like kale.

9.4
Performance
Crushed Ice
Crushed Ice Preparation
8.0
Crushed Ice Texture
10

The Ninja Foodi Smoothie Bowl Maker is outstanding for crushing ice. It takes about 20 seconds to crush four ice cubes into snow-like crushed ice, ideal for frozen desserts and slushies.

9.8
Performance
Nut Butter
Nut Butter Preparation
9.5
Nut Butter Texture
10

The Ninja Foodi Smoothie Bowl Maker makes outstanding almond butter. It takes less than two minutes using its 14-ounce 'Smoothie Bowl Maker' jar. Thanks to its 'built-in tamper' feature, you can twist the knob on top to rotate arms inside the jar to help incorporate all the ingredients. The result is a smooth butter that's spreadable on toast. A few other Ninja blenders come with jars with a similar design, including the Ninja TWISTi, a full-size blender with a 34-ounce version that works very well for nut butter.

5.8
Performance
Noise
Noise @ Max Speed
97.7 dB

It's a loud blender. Even though most blenders are noisy, other personal blenders like the NutriBullet Pro+ and the Beast Health Blender are quieter.

Performance
Blade Speed
Min Speed
20,400 RPM
Max Speed
20,400 RPM
Speed Adjustment Based On Jar Type
No

Like most personal blenders, the Ninja Foodi Smoothie Bowl Maker has one speed setting, so you can't adjust the speed to suit your recipe.

Ease Of Use
Ease Of Use
Controls And Programs
On/Off Switch
No
Speed Presets
1
Speed Dial
No
Pulse/Turbo Mode
Yes
Programs
4
Blending Time Indicator
Yes
Programmable Timer
No

There are two sets of blending programs: one for the 24-ounce jars and the other for the 14-ounce jar. These programs don't control the speed but act as a timer. For the 24-ounce jars, the 'Extract' setting lasts 75 seconds, and the 'Smoothie' setting lasts 55 seconds. When you're using the 'Smoothie Bowl Maker', you can choose between 'Spread' which lasts 45 seconds, and 'Bowl', which lasts 30 seconds. You can also use the 'Start/Stop' button to blend continuously.

9.0
Ease Of Use
Cleaning

The Ninja Foodi Smoothie Bowl Maker is very easy to clean. Running the blender with soap and water takes care of most of the residue on the sides of the jar. You'll need to spend some time cleaning the blades and the arms inside the jar with a sponge or brush, but it's not too tedious.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO (SS101), also called the Ninja Foodi Smoothie Bowl Maker and Nutrient Extractor, comes in one color: 'Silver.' You can see the label for the model we tested here.

There's also a variant (CO101B) that's only available at Costco (US). It's identical, except that it comes with an 18-ounce Power Nutri Bowl (or Smoothie Bowl Maker) instead of a 14-ounce one. While you may get different results with the bigger jar, we expect this variant to perform similarly to our unit.

If you come across any other variants of this blender, let us know in the discussions, and we'll update our review.

Compared To Other Blenders

The Ninja SS101 is a personal blender. It comes with three personal jars, two of which have a 24-ounce capacity. It also comes with a 14-ounce 'Power Nutri Bowl' or 'Smoothie Bowl Maker' that uses manually rotating arms to help push food towards the blades. Unlike many other personal blenders, it has no problem making smooth nut butter or snow-like crushed ice. It's also outstandingly easy to clean.

Check out our recommendations for the best Ninja blenders, the best blenders for smoothies, and the best blenders for crushing ice.

NutriBullet Pro

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is a better personal blender than the NutriBullet Pro. The Ninja feels better built and comes with two 24-ounce jars and one unique 14-ounce jar with manually rotating arms that help push food into the blade's path. It makes better nut butter as well as smoothies, and it can make snow-like crushed ice. It's also easier to clean.

Ninja Nutri-Blender Pro with Auto-iQ

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is better than the Ninja Nutri-Blender Pro with Auto-iQ. The Foodi has a much better build quality, comes with more jars, and does a much better job of making almond butter. It also makes significantly better smoothies and crushed ice with a better texture. 

Ninja Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is a significantly better personal blender than the Ninja Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ. The DUO feels better built and comes with two 24-ounce jars as well as one 14-ounce jar that has two manually rotating blades to help move food towards the blades. It's better at processing hard ingredients like nuts as well as fibrous ingredients like kale. 

Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is a much better personal blender than the Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro. The DUO has a better build quality and comes with a unique jar with manual rotating hands that help push food towards the blades. It also has controls with different timers depending on what you're blending. It's better for making nut butter and for processing fibrous ingredients like kale. 

Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System

The Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System and the Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO perform similarly, and you may prefer either one depending on what type of blender you're looking for. The Pitcher System is a full-size blender equipped with a speed dial. It comes with a large capacity 72-ounce main pitcher as well as a couple of smaller personal jars. On the other hand, the Nutri DUO is a more compact single-speed blender that comes with three personal jars. It makes crushed ice with a better texture and takes less time to blend a smoothie. 

NutriBullet PRO 1000

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is better than the NutriBullet PRO 1000. The Ninja has a much better build quality and comes with a greater number of jars. It's much better at processing fibrous ingredients, making nut butter, and crushing ice.  it's also easier to clean by hand. It makes crushed ice with a better texture.

Ninja Fit

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is better than the Ninja Fit for most purposes. The DUO has a better build quality and is easier to use, since you don't need to press down on the jar to blend. Its personal jars for single-serve smoothies have a bigger capacity, and it also comes with a 'Smoothie Βowl Maker' jar that makes it very easy to use for recipes like nut butter. On the other hand, it's very loud, and if you're just looking for a simple smoothie maker, you may prefer the Ninja Fit for that reason. 

Magic Bullet Mini

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is better than the Magic Bullet Mini. The Ninja can crush ice and is easier to use to make nut butter. It can make a smoother blend of fibrous ingredients and it's easier to clean by hand. It's also better built.

Magic Bullet Kitchen Express

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is better than the Magic Bullet Kitchen Express. The Ninja makes better smoothies, more spreadable almond butter, and crushed ice with a better texture. It has a much better build quality and comes with two personal jars with to-go lids rather than one. On the other hand, the Magic Bullet comes with a food processing attachment.

NutriBullet Pro+

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is better than the NutriBullet Pro+. The DUO is significantly better built and does a better job of making almond butter. It can also make snow-like crushed ice, comes with more jars, and is easier to clean. On the other hand, the Pro+ makes similarly fantastic smoothies and comes with bigger jars.

NutriBullet Rx

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is better than the NutriBullet Rx for most purposes. The DUO does a much better job of making nut butter and processing fibrous ingredients. It's also much easier to clean by hand, and its blades are dishwasher-safe, unlike the Rx's. On the other hand, the Rx has a preset for heating ingredients.

Ninja Nutri-Blender Plus

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is better than the Ninja Nutri-Blender Plus for most purposes. The DUO has a significantly better build quality and makes silkier smoothies as well as crushed ice with a better texture. It's also much easier to clean by hand and has buttons for a few preset modes that act as timers. On the other hand, the Nutri-Blender Plus is also fantastic for making smoothies, and some may prefer its smaller, more lightweight design.

Beast Health Blender

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is a little better than the Beast Health Blender. The Ninja is easier to clean by hand, and all of its components, including the blades, are dishwasher-safe. It comes with two jars you can use to make single-serve smoothies and does a better job of crushing ice. However, the Beast has a better build quality and design you might find more aesthetic. It's significantly quieter, which might be important to you, especially since the DUO is very loud.

Breville Boss To Go Sport

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is a better personal blender than the Breville Boss To Go Sport. The Ninja makes better almond butter, smoothies, and crushed ice. It's also easier to clean and comes with two personal jars. However, the Breville has a better build quality. 

Magic Bullet Blender MBR-1101

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is better than the Magic Bullet Blender MBR-1101. The Ninja has a better build quality and overall performance. It makes a smoother blend with ingredients like kale and is much easier to use for tough tasks like making nut butter. You can also use it to crush ice. It's easier to clean by hand, and all its parts are dishwasher-safe.

BlendJet 2

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is better for most purposes than the BlendJet 2. The Ninja is much more suitable for processing fibrous ingredients and making nut butter. It's easier to clean by hand, has a much better build quality, and makes snow-like crushed ice. However, the BlendJet is a battery-powered blender that's intended to be portable, and it's a much better option if you're looking for a personal blender that's easy to carry around.

Blendtec Chef 600

The Βlendtec Chef 600 and the Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO have different strengths, and you may prefer either, depending on what you're looking for. The Ninja is a personal blender with a smaller capacity, but it makes better almond butter, smoothies, and crushed ice. It comes with to-go lids for two of its jars, so you can easily take a smoothie with you on the go. On the other hand, the Βlendtec is a full-size blender. Its main pitcher comes with a two-part lid, meaning you can add ingredients mid-blend. You can also use it to process hot ingredients.

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