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Ninja Nutri-Blender Pro with Auto-iQ Blender Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Review updated May 17, 2023 at 11:48 am
Ninja Nutri-Blender Pro with Auto-iQ Picture
7.3
Multi-Purpose
9.0
Smoothies (Single Serving)
7.8
Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
7.1
Ice Crushing
3.6
Soups
5.8
Professional Use

The Ninja Nutri-Blender Pro with Auto-iQ is a personal blender that comes with a pair of 24oz jars. It has blending programs for crushing ice and smoothie blending, which lets you step away from the machine while it's running. It does a fantastic job of blending typical smoothie ingredients like leafy greens and ice, but like many personal blenders, it isn't very versatile otherwise.

Our Verdict

7.3 Multi-Purpose

The Ninja Nutri-Blender Pro is decent for multi-purpose use. Blending an amazing smoothie takes less than a minute and makes bar-quality crushed ice. The two 24-ounce jars conveniently come with to-go lids, and the blender is easy to clean by hand or in your dishwasher. It does an alright job of making almond butter but isn't ideal for that purpose, and unfortunately, you can't use it to blend hot ingredients.

Pros
  • Very easy to clean.
  • Smoothly blends fibrous ingredients.
Cons
  • Can't hot blend.
  • Only one speed setting.
  • Difficult to use for nut butter.
9.0 Smoothies (Single Serving)

The Ninja Nutri-Blender Pro is fantastic for single-serve smoothies. Using its 24oz personal jars, it quickly blends common smoothie ingredients like fruit, leafy greens, and ice cubes. It can make a silky-smooth drink with most recipes and includes to-go lids, so you can use the jars as travel cups. There are only a few downsides: it's somewhat loud, and some personal blenders can make a smoothie faster.

Pros
  • Very easy to clean.
  • Makes snow-like crushed ice.
  • Smoothly blends fibrous ingredients.
Cons
  • Only one speed setting.
7.8 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)

The Ninja Nutri Blender Pro is a personal blender, so it's meant for blending one single-serve at a time. Still, it comes with a couple of jars and blends fibrous additions like kale and fruit efficiently, so it's not bad if you want to blend multiple batches in a row. It's easy to clean and comes with dishwasher-safe jars and lids. However, a full-size blender with a bigger capacity would be more convenient if you need to serve a crowd.

Pros
  • Very easy to clean.
  • Smoothly blends fibrous ingredients.
Cons
  • Only one speed setting.
7.1 Ice Crushing

The Ninja Nutri-Blender Pro is decent for crushing ice. It makes snow-like crushed ice quickly if you work in small batches. It has an ice-crushing program, so you don't need to press a pulse button manually. However, its small capacity is a downside if you want to crush more than four ice cubes.

Pros
  • Very easy to clean.
  • Makes snow-like crushed ice.
  • Smoothly blends fibrous ingredients.
Cons
  • Only one speed setting.
3.6 Soups

You can't use the Ninja Nutri-Blender Pro to blend hot ingredients, so it's not good for making soup. Its 24oz jars are also on the small side for most recipes. However, if your ingredients cool first, it can make a smooth blend with fibrous vegetables like leafy greens or broccoli.

Pros
  • Very easy to clean.
  • Smoothly blends fibrous ingredients.
Cons
  • Only one speed setting.
5.8 Professional Use

The Ninja Nutri-Blender Pro is inadequate for professional use. It's decently well-built, but you may want something sturdier in a professional setting. It has a small capacity and isn't that versatile since it can't hot blend and has only one speed setting. It's best suited for single-serve drinks like smoothies and slushies since it smoothly blends fibrous ingredients and makes snow-like ice. It's also easy to clean, and the jars are dishwasher-safe.

Pros
  • Very easy to clean.
  • Smoothly blends fibrous ingredients.
Cons
  • Can't hot blend.
  • Only one speed setting.
  • Difficult to use for nut butter.
  • 7.3 Multi-Purpose
  • 9.0 Smoothies (Single Serving)
  • 7.8 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
  • 7.1 Ice Crushing
  • 3.6 Soups
  • 5.8 Professional Use
  1. Updated May 17, 2023: Updated text to match Test Bench 1.0.
  2. Updated Mar 27, 2023: Added a note that the ZWILLING ENFINIGY Personal Blender is more suitable for nut butter.
  3. Updated Aug 25, 2022: The result for 'Blades - Removable' changed from 'No' to 'Yes' because the blade assembly lid is removable from the jar.
  4. Updated Aug 08, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  5. Updated Aug 31, 2021: Updated 'Smoothie (Other Jar)' score from 0 to 8.5.
  6. Updated Jul 21, 2021: Review published.
  7. Updated Jul 16, 2021: Early access published.
  8. Updated Jul 08, 2021: Our testers have started testing this product.
  9. Updated Jul 05, 2021: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  10. Updated Jun 24, 2021: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

There are a few variants of the Ninja Nutri-Blender Pro with Auto-iQ. There's an 1100 Watt variant with model number BN401 and a 1000W variant with model number BN400. We tested the 1000W version in 'Cloud Silver', and you can see its label here. Our results are only valid for the 1000W version.

If you come across another variant or yours is different, please let us know in the forums below, and we'll update our review.

Compared To Other Blenders

The Ninja Nutri-Blender Pro with Auto-iQ is a personal blender with automatic blending programs and a timer indicating how much time is left in the program. This makes it a little easier to use for smoothies than push-to-blend models like the Ninja Nutri-Blender Plus and the Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro. It easily blends common smoothie and shake ingredients, but it's difficult to use for thick recipes like nut butter or hummus.

If you want to see other options, check out our lists of the best personal blenders, the best bullet blenders, and the best blenders for smoothies.

Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is better than the Ninja Nutri-Blender Pro with Auto-iQ. The Foodi is better-built, blends recipes like smoothies more quickly, and it's much easier to use for thick recipes like nut butter. However, the Nutri-Blender is much quieter. 

Ninja Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ

The Ninja Nutri-Blender Pro with Auto-iQ is better for most purposes than the Ninja Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ. The Nutri-Blender takes less time to make better-blended smoothies. It's easier to clean by hand and comes with a pair of 24-ounce jars, while the Nutri Ninja includes one 24-ounce jar and one smaller 18-ounce jar.

Ninja Nutri-Blender Plus

The Nina Nutri-Blender Pro with Auto-iQ is better than the Ninja Nutri-Blender Plus. The Nutri-Blender has a better build quality. It makes a smoother blend with fibrous ingredients like kale and has a few blending programs, so you don't need to push down on the jar to blend. It's also quieter when it's running. 

NutriBullet Pro 900

The Ninja Nutri-Blender Pro with Auto-iQ is a bit better than the NutriBullet Pro 900. The Ninja is a little more versatile, since it can crush ice on its own. All of its components are dishwasher-safe and it's easier to clean by hand. However, the NutriBullet is quieter. It's also more convenient to use for thicker mixtures like nut butter or hummus. 

Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro

The Ninja Nutri-Blender Pro with Auto-iQ is better than the Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro. The two models are very similar, but Nutri-Blender is significantly better for making smoothies, and it's much easier to clean by hand. It also comes with two 24-ounce jars rather than one 24-ounce jar and a smaller 18-ounce jar.

Breville Boss To Go Sport

The Breville Boss To Go Sport and the Nutri Blender Pro with Auto-iQ have different strengths. The Breville is significantly sturdier and much easier to use to process thicker mixtures like nut butter. However, the Ninja is quieter when it's running and more suitable for ice crushing. It has a few blending programs that stop the blender automatically at the end as well as a button for pulse mode. 

Ninja Foodi Power Pitcher System [CO351B, SS351]

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.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Dimensions
Blender Type
Personal Blender
Height
14.2" (36.0 cm)
Width 6.3" (16.0 cm)
Depth 6.8" (17.2 cm)
Weight
5.3 lbs (2.4 kg)
Shaft Length (Immersion Blenders)
N/A

The Ninja Nutri-Blender Pro is about the same size as the Ninja Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ. It takes up some space on your counter but will easily fit in a kitchen cupboard. You can remove the jar to make it shorter as well.

7.0
Design
Build Quality

This blender has a decent build quality. Similar to other personal blenders like the Nutribullet Pro 1000 and the Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO, its motor base is mostly made of plastic that doesn't feel premium. The transmission gear is also plastic, which may be less durable over time than metal parts. On the plus side, the bottom of the motor base has a small vent to prevent overheating. The motor base also has two small suction cups on its underside to help it stay in place on your countertop, but they aren't very grippy. The four buttons on the motor base are clicky, and a timer display lights up when the blender is running. The jars seem to be made of good-quality plastic, and the blade assembly and lids screw on easily.

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

It comes with a pair of 24oz jars. They're best suited for single-serve drinks, like smoothies and protein shakes.

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

The jars have measuring marks in ounces and mL up to 16oz or 500mL. The maximum liquid fill line is at 24oz. The jars and lids are dishwasher-safe.

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

The Ninja Nutri-Blender Pro has six blades that point in different directions to help create a vortex inside the jar, including two that point straight up. The design is similar to the Ninja Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ's blades, and the assembly is dishwasher-safe.

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

The Ninja Nutri-Blender Pro blade assembly screws onto the jars like a lid. There are also two to-go lids included that have drinking spouts with flip-up covers.

Design
Power Cord
Stow-Away Compartment
Yes
Cord Length
2.6 ft (0.8 m)

The Ninja Nutri-Blender Pro has a power cable long enough to reach an outlet near your kitchen counter. Unlike the Ninja Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ, the underside of the motor base has a compartment where you can wrap the cord to stow it when not in use.

Design
In The Box

  • Motor base
  • 2x 24 oz jar
  • 2x to-go lids
  • 'Pro Extractor' blade assembly
  • Recipe booklet
  • User guide

Performance
9.8
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Small Batches)
Jar Used
Main Jar
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
9.0
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
10

It's fantastic for processing small batches of fibrous ingredients. If you use it for something like a single-serve kale smoothie, it processes the ingredients quickly. It produces a virtually perfectly smooth blend with no grains left over. The 'Smoothie' preset doesn't work as well as simply blending manually. The manual blend mode stops automatically after one minute, and you need to run a second cycle for the best results. Some blenders can produce the same result even faster, but overall, it's hard to beat for processing small amounts of fibrous ingredients.

9.8
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Full Capacity)
Jar Used Main Jar
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
9.0
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
10

It's incredible for processing fibrous ingredients at full capacity. The jars only hold 24oz, so they can't hold a very big batch; even at full capacity, the blender quickly blends fibrous ingredients like kale into a virtually perfectly smooth puree. There are personal blenders that do it quicker, like the Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO, but not by much.

9.1
Performance
Crushed Ice
Crushed Ice Preparation
8.0
Crushed Ice Texture
9.5

It's a superb ice crusher. Since it's a personal blender, it has a small capacity and can only hold about four cubes at once. If you need multiple batches, the ice can melt a bit. Otherwise, it makes uniform, snow-like crushed ice in little time.

7.2
Performance
Nut Butter
Nut Butter Preparation
6.0
Nut Butter Texture
8.0

It's decent for making nut butter. Similar to the Ninja Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ, it's a slow process. You have to undock the jar frequently, shake it, tap it, and sometimes use a spatula to dislodge ingredients pushed away from the blades. Still, in the end, it makes great nut butter. It has a crunchy texture, but it's uniformly processed and easy to spread.

6.6
Performance
Noise
Noise @ Max Speed
95.4 dB

It's on the loud side for a personal blender. If you're looking for a smoothie maker that won't wake up your roommates, you can find noticeably quieter ones, including the ZWILLING ENFINIGY Personal Blender and the Beast Health Blender.

Performance
Blade Speed
Min Speed
17,800 RPM
Max Speed
17,800 RPM
Power
1,000 W
Speed Adjustment Based On Jar Type
No

It has one speed setting, like most personal blenders. Its maximum blending speed is a bit quicker than the Ninja Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ, which is helpful for blending fibrous ingredients. There are four buttons for different functions: 'Start/Stop', 'Pulse', 'Smoothie', and 'Crush'. The smoothie and crush buttons are for 'Auto-iQ' presets, which run the blender for different lengths of time but don't change the blending speed. The blender runs continuously when you hold down the 'Pulse' button and stops when you release it. It's quite loud when it's running.

Ease Of Use
Ease Of Use
Controls And Programs
On/Off Switch
No
Speed Presets
1
Speed Dial
No
Hot Blending
No
Pulse/Turbo Mode
Yes
Programs
2
Blending Time Indicator
Yes
Programmable Timer
No

The Ninja Nutri-Blender Pro has a few blending programs that run the blender for different lengths of time and automatically alternate between regular blending and pulsing. The 'Start/Stop' button is a 60-second cycle, the 'Smoothie' preset is 50 seconds, and the 'Crush' preset is 60 seconds. When you run one of these presets, the timer display counts the remaining time. When you hold down the 'Pulse' button, the blender runs continuously until you release it. The timer counts up to display how long you've been blending.

8.5
Ease Of Use
Cleaning

The Ninja Nutri-Blender Pro is very easy to clean. Running the blender with soap and water in the jar helps remove residue stuck on the blades and inside the jar. You still need to clean the jar with a sponge, especially the threads where the blade assembly screws on, as well as the rim of the blade assembly. However, all in all, there aren't any parts that are hard to reach or difficult to clean.