Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO Blender Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Oct 20, 2020 at 09:28 am
Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO Picture
7.8
Multi-Purpose
9.2
Smoothies/Protein Shakes
9.3
Ice Crushing
6.6
Soups
8.0
Professional Use
Blender Type
Personal Blender
Power
1,100 W

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is a personal blender. It comes with two 24-ounce jars to take with you on-the-go. It also comes with one unique 14-ounce jar that has manually rotating arms that help push food into the vortex. While it can't hot blend, it does an outstanding job making silky smoothies, snow-like crushed ice, and smooth, spreadable almond butter in little time. However, its controls don't offer any speed levels but instead act as a timer.

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 almond 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/Protein Shakes

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is amazing for smoothies and protein shakes. When using either its 14-ounce or 24-ounce jar, this well-built blender can make a silky smoothie in little time. It has no trouble with fibrous food like kale and it's easy to clean.

Pros
  • Easy to clean.
  • Makes a silky smoothie.
Cons
9.3 Ice Crushing

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is outstanding 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
6.6 Soups

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO can't hot blend and isn't recommended for making soups.

8.0 Professional Use

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is great for professional use. While it can't hot blend and its personal-sized jars may not be big enough to hold food for several people, it makes excellent blends. It can make smooth and spreadable almond butter as well as snow-like crushed ice and silky smoothies. 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/Protein Shakes
  • 9.3 Ice Crushing
  • 6.6 Soups
  • 8.0 Professional Use
  1. Updated Oct 20, 2020: Review published.
  2. Updated Oct 14, 2020: Early access published.

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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 Power Nutri DUO 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 quite 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.

Design
Main Jar/Beaker
Material
BPA-Free Plastic
Jar Capacity
24.0 oz (709.8 ml)
Beaker Capacity
N/A
Weight
0.9 lbs (0.4 kg)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes

The manufacturer includes two identical 24-ounce capacity jars that are well-suited for making single-serve blends. There are quantity markings on the side of the jar, and both jars are top-rack dishwasher safe.

Design
Additional Jar
Material
BPA-Free Plastic
Capacity
14.0 oz (414.0 ml)
Weight
0.9 lbs (0.4 kg)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO comes with a second 14-ounce jar. It's called the 'Power Nutri Bowl' and it uses the same blade assembly and lid as the main jar. It has a unique, manually rotating knob on its top that activates two plastic arms within the jar. You can use these arms to move food from the jar's walls towards the blades.

Design
Blades
Blade Type
Sharp
Blade Count
8
Removable
No
Dishwasher Safe
Yes

The eight thick and sharp blades can't be removed. However, you can put the blade assembly in the top-rack of your dishwasher for an easy clean.

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

The lid screws onto the jar and can be put into the top-rack of your dishwasher. There are also two to-go lids that have a drinking spout as well as one cover lid.

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

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO 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

  • Motor base
  • 1x 14 oz jar (Power Nutri Bowl) with storage lid
  • 2x 24 oz jar
  • 2x Drinking lid with spout
  • Blade assembly
  • Recipe guide
  • User guide

Performance
Performance
Speed And Controls
Min Speed
20,400 RPM
Max Speed
20,400 RPM
Speed Dial
No
Pulse/Turbo Mode
Yes
Noise @ Max Speed
102.6 dB
On/Off Toggle
No

This blender comes with a few controls. There are two sets of buttons: one for the 24-ounce jar and the other for the 14-ounce jar. These buttons don't control the speed but act as a timer. The 'Extract' setting lasts 75 seconds and the 'Smoothie' setting lasts 55 seconds. In contrast, the 'Spread' setting lasts 45 seconds while the 'Bowl' setting lasts 30 seconds. You can also use the 'Start/Stop' button to blend continuously.

9.0
Performance
Almond Butter
Preparation Time
< 2 min
Texture
Smooth
Spreadability
Great
Unprocessed Almonds/Chunks
No

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO makes outstanding almond butter. It takes less than two minutes using its 14-ounce Power Nutri Bowl jar. Thanks to its 'Power Paddle' rotating hands, you can move the hands inside the jar to help get stuck food off of the jar walls and push it into the blade's path. The result is a smooth blend that's spreadable on toast.

9.5
Performance
Smoothie (Best Jar)
Jar Used
Main Jar
Preparation Time
< 1 min
Texture
Smooth

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO makes a fantastic smoothie. When using the 24-ounce jar on 'Extraction' mode, it makes a silky smoothie without any grains in under a minute.

9.5
Performance
Smoothie (Other Jar)
Jar Used
Additional Jar
Preparation Time
< 1 min
Texture
Smooth

This blender also makes a fantastic smoothie when using the 14-ounce Power Nutri Bowl and using the 'Bowl' preset. In under a minute, it produces a silky smoothie. However, kale or other leafy greens can wrap around the rotating arms of the jar.

10
Performance
Crushed Ice
Preparation Time
2 min
Ice Quality
Snow Like

This blender makes outstanding crushed ice. In less than two minutes, it can make snow-like crushed ice, which is perfect for frozen drinks.

Ease Of Use
Ease Of Use
Programs / Modes
Crushed Ice
No
Self-Clean Program
No
Single Serve
No
Timer
Yes

This blender's four modes don't control its speed but act as a preset timer.

9.0
Ease Of Use
Cleaning
Smoothie Cleaning
Simple
Almond Butter Cleaning
Simple

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is outstandingly easy to clean. A quick rinse is enough to get more liquidy foods out of the jar. If you've made stickier food, you can rinse out food and then run the blender with soap and water for a minute for a quick clean.

Ease Of Use
Extra Features
Hot Blending
No
Additional Jugs
2 Personal Jugs
Juicer Attachment
No
Food Processing Attachment
No
Heating Element
No
Noise Dome
No
Tamper
No
Vacuum Pump
No
Speed Adjustment Based On Jar Size
No

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO comes with two 24-ounce jars as well as one 14-ounce 'Power Nutri Bowl'. Each of these jars can be used as a to-go cup.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO comes in one color variant: Silver. You can see the label for the model we tested here. If you come across any other variants of this blender, let us know in the discussion section below so we can update our review.

Compared To Other Blenders

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is a personal blender. It comes with three personal jars, two of which are 24-ounces. It also comes with a very unique 14-ounce jar 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, the best blenders for crushing ice.

Ninja Professional Plus Blender with Auto-iQ

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is better for most purposes than the Ninja Professional Plus Blender with Auto-iQ. The DUO makes smoother, more spreadable almond butter and better-blended smoothies. It's much more suitable for single-serves since it comes with three personal jars. On the other hand, the Professional Plus Blender is a full-size blender with a much larger, 72-ounce capacity. It also makes snow-like crushed ice in less time.

NutriBullet Blender Combo

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is better for most purposes than the NutriBullet Blender Combo. The Ninja has a significantly better build quality. It makes much better smoothies and almond butter and produces snow-like crushed ice. However, it's a personal blender, and its biggest jars can hold 24 ounces. On the other hand, the NutriBullet is a full-size blender, and its main jar has a 64-ounce capacity. You can also use it for hot blending, unlike the Ninja.

Ninja Blender Duo with Auto-iQ BL642

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO and the Ninja Blender Duo with Auto-iQ BL642 have different strengths, and you may prefer either, depending on your needs. The DUO is a personal blender that comes with three jars suitable for single-serves. You can make a better-blended smoothie in any of its jars, and it's easier to clean when you're working with sticky ingredients. On the other hand, the Blender Duo with Auto-iQ is a full-size model that comes with a 72-ounce main jar in addition to three differently-sized personal jars. It has a much better build quality and makes snow-like crushed ice more quickly.

NutriBullet Smart Touch Blender Combo

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is a better blender than the NutriBullet Smart Touch Blender Combo. The Ninja makes significantly better smoothies and almond butter. It's much easier to clean and can produce snow-like crushed ice. Nevertheless, the NutriBullet is a full-size blender, so its main jar has a much bigger capacity than the Ninja's personal jars. It can also hot blend.

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 almond butter as well as smoothies, and it can make snow-like crushed ice. It's also easier to clean.

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. 

Ninja Professional Plus Kitchen System with Auto-iQ

The Ninja Professional Plus Kitchen System with Auto-iQ and the Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO are different types of blenders; you may prefer either one, depending on your needs. The DUO is a personal blender. It makes significantly better almond butter and silkier smoothies. On the other hand, the Kitchen System is a full-size blender with a 72-ounce main jar. Like the DUO, it comes with a pair of personal jars with matching to-go lids. There's also a food processor attachment, although we don't test it currently.

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 makes better almond butter as well as smoothies.

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 feels better built.

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 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 for making smoothies and almond butter, and it's easier to clean when you've been working with sticky ingredients. It also makes crushed ice with a better texture.

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 makes significantly better almond butter as well as smoothies, and it's easier to clean.

Ninja Mega Kitchen System BL770

The Ninja Mega Kitchen System BL770 and the Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO have different strengths, and you may prefer either, depending on your needs. The Mega Kitchen System is a full-size blender that comes with a 72-ounce main jar and a pair of personal jars, as well as a food processor bowl, although we don't test that currently. It also has a much better build quality and makes snow-like crushed ice in less time. On the other hand, the DUO is a more compact personal blender. It makes better-blended smoothies and smoother almond butter.

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 almond butter and smoothies. It's also much easier to clean by hand, and its blades are dishwasher-safe, unlike the Rx. On the other hand, the Rx has a preset for heating ingredients.

Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher SS201

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO and the Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher SS201 have different strengths, and you may prefer either one depending on what you're looking for. The DUO is a personal blender with a much better build quality. It comes with three personal jars and takes less time to make fantastic smoothies and almond butter. On the other hand, the SS201's main jar has a much larger, 72-ounce capacity. It's also equipped with a speed dial, although its maximum blending speed is much slower than the DUO's single speed setting.

Blendtec Classic 575

The Blendtec Classic 575 and the Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO have different strengths, and you may prefer either. The Blendtec is a full-size blender that can process hot ingredients. Its main jar has a much bigger capacity and comes with a two-part lid so you can add ingredients mid-blend. It's also much easier to clean by hand. On the other hand, the DUO is a personal blender. It comes with three smaller jars and does a better job of making almond butter, smoothies, and crushed ice. There are to-go lids included for two of the jars as well. 

Ninja Smart Screen

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is better for most purposes than the Ninja Smart Screen. The Foodi is a personal blender that makes smoother, more spreadable almond butter and better-blended smoothies. It comes with three differently-sized jars, including two with to-go lids. On the other hand, the Smart Screen is a full-size blender with a much bigger capacity. It takes less time to make snow-like crushed ice. 

Ninja DUO

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is better than the Ninja DUO for most purposes. The Nutri DUO is a personal blender that makes more spreadable almond butter,  better-blended smoothies, and crushed ice with a better texture. It's also easier to clean by hand. However, the DUO is a full-size blender that comes with a 72-ounce pitcher in addition to a pair of personal jars. There's also a juicer attachment included, although we don't currently test it. 

Ninja Foodi Cold & Hot Blender

The Ninja Foodi Cold & Hot Blender and the Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO have different strengths, and you may prefer either. The Cold & Hot Blender is a full-size model with a larger capacity. It can blend hot ingredients and heat up cold ones. The main jar is made of glass, which some people may prefer. On the other hand, the DUO is a personal blender that comes with three smaller jars. It makes better-blended smoothies, more spreadable almond butter, and crushed ice with a better texture. It also comes with matching to-go lids for two of its jars.

Vitamix 5300

The Vitamix 5300 is better than the Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO for most purposes. The Vitamix is a full-size blender with a much better build quality and a speed dial. You can use it to blend hot ingredients, and it comes with a tamper as well as a two-part lid for the main jar. On the other hand, the DUO is a personal blender. It's more suitable for making single-serve drinks, since it makes  better-blended smoothies and comes with a pair of 24-ounce jars and matching to-go lids. 

Magic Bullet Blender MBR-1101

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is better than the Magic Bullet Blender MBR-1101. The Ninja has a significantly better build quality and can crush ice. It also makes better-blended smoothies and smoother, more spreadable almond butter.

Magic Bullet Mini

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is better than the Magic Bullet Mini. The Ninja makes smoother, more spreadable almond butter, better-blended smoothies, and snow-like crushed ice. It's also easier to clean, has a much better build quality, and comes with more jars included.

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, although we don't test it currently.

Vitamix Explorian E310

The Vitamix Explorian E310 is a more versatile blender than the Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO. The E310 is a full-size model with a 48-ounce jar, a two-part lid, and a tamper. It has a much better build quality and makes crushed ice and almond butter in less time. You can also use it to blend hot ingredients. On the other hand, the Ninja is a personal blender that comes with three jars. It makes better-blended smoothies and snow-like crushed ice. It's also much easier to clean.

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.

BlendJet 2

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is better for most purposes than the BlendJet 2. The Ninja produces significantly better smoothies and almond butter. It's easier to clean, 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.

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