Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System Blender Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Oct 26, 2020 at 07:54 am
Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System Picture
7.4
Multi-Purpose
8.8
Smoothies/Protein Shakes
9.0
Ice Crushing
8.1
Soups
8.8
Professional Use
Blender Type
Full Size Blender
Power
1,400 W

The Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System is a full-size blender. It comes with three differently sized jars, so you can make smoothies to feed your family or single-serve blends to take with you on-the-go. It offers outstanding performance making smooth almond butter as well as silky smoothies. Clean up is easy as its jars, blade assemblies, and lids are all dishwasher-safe. Handwashing these parts is just as simple. While it can't hot blend, it's a versatile choice for most uses.

Our Verdict

7.4 Multi-Purpose

The Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System is decent for multi-purpose use. It makes a silky smoothie using its personal jars as well as bar-quality ice in no time. It can also blend smooth and spreadable almond butter, and clean up is easy since its jars, lids, and blade assemblies are all dishwasher-safe. Unfortunately, it can't hot blend.

Pros
  • Oustandingly silky smoothies with its personal jars.
  • Produces bar-quality ice in under a minute.
  • Easy to clean.
Cons
  • Can't hot blend.
  • Plasticky motor base.
8.8 Smoothies/Protein Shakes

The Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System is amazing for smoothies. With both its 14-ounce and 24-ounce jars, it makes a silky smoothie, which is perfect for taking with you on-the-go. It can also make bar-quality crushed ice in under a minute. Clean up is easy since the jars, blade assemblies, and lids are all dishwasher-safe.

Pros
  • Oustandingly silky smoothies with its personal jars.
  • Easy to clean.
Cons
  • Plasticky motor base.
9.0 Ice Crushing

The Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System is outstanding for ice crushing. It can make bar-quality ice in less than a minute, which is perfect for frozen blends.

Pros
  • Produces bar-quality ice in under a minute.
  • Easy to clean.
Cons
  • Plasticky motor base.
8.1 Soups

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

8.8 Professional Use

The Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System is excellent for professional use. The 72-ounce pitcher can hold a lot of food. While it can't hot blend, it can make smooth, spreadable almond butter as well as bar-quality crushed ice. It can make silky smoothies too, but when using its pitcher, the texture is a little grainy and foamy. On the upside, it's all very easy to clean since its jars, lids, and blade assemblies are dishwasher-safe.

Pros
  • Oustandingly silky smoothies with its personal jars.
  • Produces bar-quality ice in under a minute.
  • Easy to clean.
Cons
  • Can't hot blend.
  • Plasticky motor base.
  • 7.4 Multi-Purpose
  • 8.8 Smoothies/Protein Shakes
  • 9.0 Ice Crushing
  • 8.1 Soups
  • 8.8 Professional Use
  1. Updated Oct 26, 2020: Review published.
  2. Updated Oct 20, 2020: Early access published.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Dimensions
Height
14.3" (36.4 cm)
Width 8.0" (20.2 cm)
Depth 8.3" (21.2 cm)
Weight
8.2 lbs (3.7 kg)
Shaft Length (Immersion Blenders)
N/A

The Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System is a full-size blender that's a bit smaller in size than the Ninja DUO but is still fairly bulky. You can store it on your kitchen counter or inside a large cupboard. You can also remove the main jar to make it easier to store.

7.5
Design
Build Quality

The Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System has a good build quality. This blender is mostly made from plastic, although the thickness of each part differs from one part to another. The motor base is plastic, but it doesn't feel particularly premium or thick. However, the jars and lids feel better as they're a bit thicker. The Power Nutri Bowl jar also has a manually rotating arm mechanism, which is well-built. The base transmission is made of plastic, but it hooks onto the blade assembly's rubber transmission. There are also four suction cup feet to keep in place while blending.

Design
Main Jar/Beaker
Material
BPA-Free Plastic
Jar Capacity
72.0 oz (2,129.3 ml)
Beaker Capacity
N/A
Weight
2.9 lbs (1.3 kg)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes

The main jar has a large capacity. While it holds 72 ounces, its max liquid capacity is 64 ounces. When placing it onto the motor base, it has to be oriented correctly otherwise it won't clip into place. The jar, lid, and blade assembly are all dishwasher-safe.

Design
Additional Jar
Material
BPA-Free Plastic
Capacity
24.0 oz (709.8 ml)
Weight
0.9 lbs (0.4 kg)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes

The Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System comes with two additional jars. The first is a 24-ounce jar suitable for single-serve smoothies. The second jar is called the 'Power Nutri Bowl' which has a manually rotating knob so that you can move the two plastic arms inside the jar to push food stuck to the sides towards the blade vortex. This jar's max fill line is 14 ounces, but the max liquid line is only four ounces. These jars, their blade assemblies, and lids are also dishwasher-safe.

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

The Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System uses two sets of blade assemblies. The first is used with the full-size jar and has six sharp blades. These blades are removable so that you can wash them. The additional jars use 'Hybrid Edge Blades' which are made of eight sharp blades. They screw onto the additional jars. Both sets of blade assemblies are dishwasher-safe.

Design
Lid
2 Part Lid
No
Lid Closing Type
Lock Mechanism

This lid locks into place. It has a small, window-like spout as well as a release button so that you can remove the lid from the jar. The lid needs to be aligned with the spout corner of the jar to lock it into place.

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

The power cord is long enough to reach an outlet on your counter. Unfortunately, this blender doesn't have a stowaway compartment to help store the cable.

Design
In The Box

  • 72 oz blender pitcher and lid
  • Motor base
  • 12 oz jar
  • 14 oz Power Nutri Bowl
  • Spout lid
  • Storage lid
  • Hybrid edge blade assembly
  • Stacked blade assembly
  • Dough blade assembly
  • Cleaning brush
  • User manual and recipe book

Performance
Performance
Speed And Controls
Min Speed
1,300 RPM
Max Speed
4,000 RPM
Speed Dial
Yes
Pulse/Turbo Mode
Yes
Noise @ Max Speed
98.2 dB
On/Off Toggle
Yes

The Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System has a speed dial to give you more control over your blending. There's also a dedicated pulse button.

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

The Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System makes outstanding almond butter using its Power Nutri Bowl jar on the 'Spread' preset. It takes under two minutes to blend almonds into smooth butter with no unprocessed chunks. Thanks to its manually rotating arms, you can get thick textured blends off of the jar's walls and towards the blade's vortex.

9.0
Performance
Smoothie (Best Jar)
Jar Used
Additional Jar
Preparation Time
< 2 min
Texture
Smooth

The Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System makes a fantastic smoothie using its 24-ounce jar on the 'Extract' preset. It can make a silky smoothie with no grains using this preset that runs for 75 seconds.

9.0
Performance
Smoothie (Other Jar)
Jar Used
Additional Jar
Preparation Time
< 2 min
Texture
Smooth

The Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System also makes a fantastic smoothie using its 14-ounce Nutri Bowl Jar. Using its 'Extract' mode, it makes a silky smoothie in under two minutes, but it can taste a little grainy.

Using the 72-ounce main jar on the 'Smoothie' mode, it produces a thick and foamy smoothie. On the upside, the kale is uniformly processed and isn't very grainy.

9.0
Performance
Crushed Ice
Preparation Time
0.5 min
Ice Quality
Bar Quality

This blender makes outstanding crushed ice. It can make bar-quality ice in its 72-ounce jar when pulsed, which is great for making frozen drinks.

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

This blender has several modes that act as a timer.

  • Smoothie: 65 seconds
  • Bowl: 40 seconds
  • Spread: 75 seconds
  • Chop: 5 seconds
  • Dough: 45 seconds

To activate these modes, you need to press the iQ/Manual button to toggle between presets and manual blending. If you're using the 14-ounce or 24-ounce jar, there's also an additional 'Extract' mode that lasts for 75 seconds. However, these jars can only be used on the tenth speed setting when manually blending.

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

The Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System is fantastically easy to clean. You can easily rinse the jars or pitcher with water to get out pieces of kale. If you're cleaning almond butter from the jar, it's also pretty easy to loosen up this food from the jar. A water rinse followed by a soap and water blend should get most of the debris off. You can also pass a sponge over the bottom of the blade assembly if necessary.

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

This blender comes with two differently-sized jars, including one jar that uses manually rotating arms to help get food off of the jar's walls and towards the blade's vortex. If you're looking for a blender that can be used to blend hot ingredients, you may want to check out the NutriBullet Smart Touch Blender Combo.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System comes in one color: silver. You can see its label here.

If you come across a Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System with different features, please let us know and we'll update our review.

Compared To Other Blenders

The Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System is a full-size blender with a well-rounded and versatile performance. It comes with three differently-sized jars, including a 'Power Nutri Bowl' which, just like that of the Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO, has manually rotating arms to help get food off of the jar's walls and into the vortex's path. While it offers an outstanding overall performance whether you're making almond butter or smoothies, it can't hot blend. Check out our recommendations for the best Ninja blenders, the best blenders for smoothies, and the best blenders for crushing ice.

Ninja Professional Plus Blender with Auto-iQ

The Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System is better for most purposes than the Ninja Professional Plus Blender with Auto-iQ. The Foodi makes significantly better almond butter and silkier, more uniform smoothies. It comes with two jars in addition to its 72-ounce main jar. It also comes with a few extra blade assemblies meant for different cooking tasks, including a dough blade, although we don't test them currently. On the other hand, you can make better-textured crushed ice with the Professional Plus using the 'Ice Crush' preset mode.

NutriBullet Blender Combo

The Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System is better than the NutriBullet Blender Combo. The Foodi has a better build quality and is easier to clean. It can crush ice and makes significantly better almond butter and smoothies. On the other hand, the NutriBullet can hot blend.

Ninja Mega Kitchen System BL770

The Ninja Mega Kitchen System BL770 is a better full-size blender than the Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System. The Mega Kitchen feels better built and comes with a food processing attachment. While it takes a bit longer than the Power Pitcher to make almond butter, it's still smooth and spreadable. Its additional jar also makes a silky smoothie, and it can make snow-like crushed ice. However, the Power Pitcher has a speed dial, and its other additional jar also makes a silky smoothie.

Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO

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 Foodi Power Pitcher System is better for most purposes than the Ninja Professional Plus Kitchen System with Auto-iQ. The Foodi produces much better smoothies and almond butter. On the other hand, the Ninja makes crushed ice with a significantly better texture. It also feels more sturdy.

Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher SS201

The Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher SS201 and the Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System are very similar blenders, but the System is better for most uses. The System has a better build quality, makes a better smoothie, and comes with a pair of personal jars. On the other hand, the SS201 is better at crushing ice.

Ninja Blender Duo with Auto-iQ BL642

The Ninja Blender Duo with Auto-iQ BL642 is better than the Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System for most purposes. The Duo comes with more personal jars, and its 'Auto-iQ' feature allows it to detect what size of jar you're using. It also makes crushed ice with a better texture. On the other hand, the Foodi is much easier to clean.

Ninja Smart Screen

The Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System is better than the Ninja Smart Screen for most purposes. The Foodi makes smoother, more spreadable almond butter and better-blended smoothies. In addition to its main jar, it comes with two personal jars. There's also a dough blade included that you can use with the main jar, but we don't currently test it. On the other hand, the Smart Screen makes crushed ice with a better texture. It also has a much better build quality. 

Vitamix 5200

The Vitamix 5200 and the Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System have different strengths, and you may prefer either depending on your needs. The Vitamix can blend hot ingredients. It has a much better build quality and comes with a two-part lid and tamper. It also has a much faster maximum speed setting. On the other hand, the Ninja comes with two personal jars in addition to its main jar. There are also some extra accessories, including a dough blade, although we don't test them currently. 

Ninja Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ

The Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System Side-by-Side is better for most purposes than the Ninja Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ. The Foodi is a full-size blender with a much better build quality. It's equipped with a speed dial and does a much better job of making smoothies and almond butter. It's also easier to clean by hand. However, the Nutri is a much more compact personal blender, and it makes bar-quality ice with a more uniform texture.

Vitamix Explorian E310

The Vitamix Explorian E310 is a better full-size blender than the Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System. The Vitamix feels better built and makes smooth almond butter and smoothies in less time. However, the Ninja comes with two different kinds of single-serving jars, and it's easier to clean.

Ninja Nutri-Blender Pro with Auto-iQ

The Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System is better for most purposes than the Ninja Nutri-Blender Pro with Auto-iQ. The Foodi is a better-built full-size blender that comes with two personal jars with to-go lids in addition to a 72-ounce main pitcher. It has a dial with several speed settings and does a much better job of making smoothies and almond butter. On the other hand, the Nutri-Blender is a personal blender, so you may prefer it if you want something more compact for making single-serve drinks.

KitchenAid K400

The Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System is better for most purposes than the KitchenAid K400. The Ninja makes significantly better almond butter and smoothies. It also produces bar-quality crushed ice in less time. It's also much easier to clean and comes with two personal jars. On the other hand, you can use the KitchenAid to blend hot ingredients.

Ninja Foodi Cold & Hot Blender

The Ninja Foodi Cold & Hot Blender and the Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System are two full-size blenders with different advantages. The Cold & Hot has a glass jar that can hot blend. Its body also contains a heating element, which is well-suited for making soup. However, the Power Pitcher System makes smoother almond butter and smoothies. It also comes with two personal jars, which is great if you like to make blends to take with you on the go.

Vitamix 7500

The Vitamix 7500 and the Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System have different strengths, and you may prefer either. It has a much better build quality, a faster maximum speed setting, and comes with a tamper and two-part lid for the main pitcher. It makes crushed ice with a better texture and you can use it to blend hot ingredients. However, the Ninja takes less time to make smoother, more spreadable almond butter. It also comes with personal jars that you can use to make better-blended smoothies.

Ninja DUO

The Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System is a better full-sized blender than the Ninja DUO. The Foodi Power Pitcher System comes with three jars, including one that has manually rotating arms to help get food stuck on the jar's sides back into the blade's vortex, and it's easier to clean. It has a speed dial, and it can make better almond butter and smoothies with its jars. However, the DUO comes with a juicer attachment as well as a vacuum pump.

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