The Ninja Nutri-Blender Plus is a simple bullet blender that comes with three identical 20-ounce jars. It makes incredible smoothies and almond butter, though you usually need to undock the jar partway through and shake it for all the ingredients to be incorporated. It struggles to crush ice, and the narrow jars can be difficult to clean by hand, but fortunately, the jars, lids, and blade assembly are all dishwasher-safe.
The Ninja Nutri-Blender Plus is adequate for multi-purpose use. It has a straightforward design and makes incredible smoothies as well as smooth, spreadable almond butter. Unfortunately, it's mediocre for crushing ice, and some parts of it feel cheaply made. It can also be hard to clean when you're working with sticky ingredients, but on the plus side, the jars, lids, and blade assembly are all dishwasher-safe.
The Ninja Nutri-Blender Plus is excellent for smoothies and protein shakes. It takes less than two minutes to make a fantastic smoothie in any of its jars. The jars, lids, and blade assembly are all dishwasher-safe, and very easy to clean by hand when you're working with liquidy foods. Unfortunately, it struggles to crush ice, which is a bit disappointing if you like to add it to your smoothies.
The Ninja Nutri-Blender Plus is mediocre for ice crushing. It makes clumpy ice and leaves some cubes unprocessed. It also has a somewhat plasticky build quality.
You can't safely use the Ninja Nutri-Blender Plus to blend hot ingredients, so it isn't suitable for making soups.
The Ninja Nutri-Blender Plus is alright for professional use. It has an okay, somewhat plasticky build quality and isn't ideal for ice crushing but makes fantastic smoothies and almond butter. The jars, lids, and blades are all dishwasher-safe, and it's quick and easy to clean by hand after making liquid foods. However, you may need to use a sponge after working with sticky ingredients.
The Ninja Nutri-Blender Plus (model BN301) comes in one color: 'Silver'. There's also a variant with the model number BN300C, which comes with two jars instead of three. Since it's identical otherwise, we expect it to perform similarly. You can see the label for the unit we tested here.
If you come across another variant or your blender is different, please let us know in the discussions, and we'll update our review.
Note: This blender has a 700 Watt motor base, according to the manual. The box that it came in and most online ads for the blender indicate 900 Peak Watts, which refers to its power at peak performance, which you may not experience when you use the blender. There's only one version of the motor base for the Ninja Nutri-Blender Plus.
The Ninja Nutri-Blender Plus is a simple bullet-style blender that you operate by pushing down on the jar, similar to the Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro. Unlike most other Ninja blenders that we've tested, it doesn't make snow-like crushed ice, but it's fantastic for both smoothies and almond butter. It's also relatively quiet.
The Ninja Fit is a bit better than the Ninja Nutri-Βlender Plus. The Fit is better-built, makes a silkier puree with fibrous ingredients, and it's easier to clean by hand. Its to-go lids have a better design, since the to-go lids that come with the Nutri-Βlender feel prone to opening accidentally. On the other hand, the Nutri-Βlender comes with three 20-ounce jars instead of two 16-ounce jars, which some may prefer.
You may prefer either the Ninja Nutri-Blender Pro with Auto-iQ or the Ninja Nutri-Blender Plus. The Pro is a much better ice crusher, easier to clean by hand, and has a few preset modes that act as timers. On the other hand, the Plus is a much more compact and quiet blender that's significantly better for making smoothies and almond butter.
The NutriBullet Pro 900 is a better blender for smoothies than the Ninja Nutri-Blender Plus. It's easier to use and makes a smoother blend with common smoothie ingredients like kale or blueberries. It's also sturdier and quieter when it's running. However, the Ninja can make crushed ice to add to cocktails. All of its components are dishwasher-safe and it's easier to clean by hand.
The Ninja Nutri Blender Plus is better for most purposes than the Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro. The Plus makes better-blended smoothies in any of its three identical 20-ounce jars. It also makes much smoother, more spreadable almond butter. However, the Pro is much better for ice crushing, and it's easier to clean by hand after working with sticky foods.
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.
The NutriBullet Pro+ is better for smoothies than the Ninja Nutri-Blender Plus. The NutriBullet makes a smoother blend with fibrous ingredients like kale. It has a much better build quality, a button for pulse mode, and comes with cup rings and to-go lids for its two personal jars. On the other hand, the Ninja is easier to clean by hand. All of its components, including its blades, are dishwasher-safe. You can also use it to crush ice.
The Ninja Nutri-Blender Plus is better than the Hamilton Beach Power Elite Multi-Function. While the Hamilton Beach is a full-size blender with a larger capacity, the Ninja has a significantly better build quality and a much better performance when making almond butter, smoothies, and crushed ice. You can use the Hamilton Beach for hot blending.
The Ninja Nutri-Blender Plus is a small personal blender that doesn't take up much space on a counter and should easily fit into a kitchen cupboard. You can remove the jar for easier storage.
The Ninja Nutri-Blender Plus has an okay build quality. The motor base and transmission are entirely made of plastic and rubber that doesn't feel very premium. The jars feel solid, but their to-go lids feel prone to opening accidentally. Also, the jars don't lock or screw onto the base. You simply press down on the jar and hold it in place to blend, unlike some models, like the NutriBullet Pro 900 that require you to twist the jar.
There six sharp blades that can't be removed. Two point slightly upward, two point slightly downward, and the smaller ones in the center point straight up. The blade assembly is dishwasher-safe.
The Ninja Nutri-Blender Plus' power cord should be long enough to reach an outlet near your counter. There's no compartment to store it in when it's not in use.
This blender makes fantastic smoothies. It only takes about a minute and a half to make a cold, well-blended smoothie. However, you may need to undock the jar and shake it halfway through to help all ingredients reach the blades. The smoothie is also a bit grainy, but it's still pleasant to drink and tastes good.
This blender comes with three identical jars, so they should all perform the same way.
The Ninja Nutri-Blender Plus blender is mediocre for ice crushing. Unlike the Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro, the jar seems too narrow to allow the blender to crush four ice cubes at once, and shaking the jar doesn't fully solve the problem. It produces some crushed ice with a clumpy texture but leaves a few unprocessed cubes as well.
This blender makes outstanding almond butter. It doesn't take very long to make evenly processed, smooth, spreadable almond butter that tastes great. It's also very warm, probably because of friction from the blades. To get the best results, you need to undock the jar a few times during the process and shake it or use a spatula to push the ingredients towards the blades.
Note: The manufacturer says not to use the blender to process dry ingredients. Since almonds release oil when blended, they aren't a dry ingredient, but you shouldn't use this blender for tasks like making flour or grinding coffee beans.
The Ninja Nutri-Blender Plus is a single-speed bullet blender that you operate by pushing down on the jar. There are no preset modes, but you can simulate a pulse mode by pressing and releasing in short bursts. It's quite quiet when it's running, especially compared to louder Ninja models like the Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro and the Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO.
This blender doesn't have any programs or modes.
The Ninja Nutri-Blender Plus blender is decently easy to clean. After making something liquidy like a smoothie, you can get it completely clean simply by rinsing the blades and jar, adding water and a drop of soap to the jar, and blending for roughly 10 seconds. Unfortunately, the process is more difficult if you make something sticky like almond butter. You also need to scrub the blades and the grooves in the jar with a sponge or brush. Since the jars are narrow, you may need to use a brush with a handle to reach the very bottom.