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Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro Blender Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Oct 15, 2020 at 08:28 am
Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro Picture
6.6
Multi-Purpose
7.7
Smoothies/Protein Shakes
9.2
Ice Crushing
5.6
Soups
6.9
Professional Use
Blender Type
Personal Blender
Power
1000 W

The Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro blender is ideal for making single-serve smoothies. It comes with different sizes of personal jars and to-go lids so you can bring your drink on-the-go. While it does an incredible job crushing ice, it makes a foamy, silky smoothie, and more fibrous ingredients like kale aren't fully processed into the blend. It can't hot blend ingredients, either. That said, it's easy to clean, and its components are also dishwasher-safe.

Our Verdict

6.6 Multi-Purpose

The Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro is fair for multi-purpose use. Its small-capacity jars are ideal for making single-serve drinks to bring on-the-go. It can easily crush ice and make a foamy, slightly grainy smoothie. However, it struggles to make almond butter, and it can't hot blend. On the upside, it's easy to clean.

Pros
  • Crushes snow-like ice.
  • Three different sizes of jars and to-go lids.
Cons
  • Can't hot blend.
  • Makes dry almond butter.
7.7 Smoothies/Protein Shakes

The Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro is good for smoothies and protein shakes. Using its 12-ounce jar, it makes a foamy, silky, slightly grainy smoothie. It comes with to-go lids to help you bring your drink with you on-the-go. Also, it's easy to clean by hand, and you can even wash its components in your dishwasher.

Pros
  • Dishwasher-safe.
  • Three different sizes of jars and to-go lids.
Cons
  • Makes a grainy smoothie.
9.2 Ice Crushing

The Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro is incredible for crushing ice. It makes snow-like ice that's ideal for frozen drinks on a hot day.

Pros
  • Crushes snow-like ice.
Cons
5.6 Soups

The Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro can't hot blend, so it isn't suitable for making soups.

6.9 Professional Use

The Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro is adequate for professional use. It's decently well-built, but its small-capacity jars aren't ideal for making large batches of food. It can't hot blend, and it struggles to make a spreadable almond butter. On the upside, it's outstanding at crushing ice, and it makes a decent smoothie. It's also easy to clean by hand or in the dishwasher.

Pros
  • Crushes snow-like ice.
  • Dishwasher-safe.
Cons
  • Can't hot blend.
  • Makes dry almond butter.
  • 6.6 Multi-Purpose
  • 7.7 Smoothies/Protein Shakes
  • 9.2 Ice Crushing
  • 5.6 Soups
  • 6.9 Professional Use

Test Results

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Design
Design
Dimensions
Height
14.2" (36.0 cm)
Width 5.9" (15.0 cm)
Depth 5.9" (15.0 cm)
Weight
5.1 lbs (2.3 kg)
Shaft Length (Immersion Blenders)
N/A

The Ninja Nutri Pro Blender is a pretty compact personal blender. You can store it on your kitchen counter or in a cupboard, and the jar is removable for easier storage.

7.0
Design
Build Quality

This blender has a decent build quality. Its jars feel thick and solid, which is good. However, the motor base seems plasticky and doesn't feel very premium or durable. The power cable isn't very thick, either.

Design
Main Jar/Beaker
Material
BPA-Free Plastic
Jar Capacity
24 oz (709 ml)
Beaker Capacity
N/A
Weight
0.9 lbs (0.4 kg)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes

The main jar has a 24-ounce capacity that's suitable for single-serve blends. It's also dishwasher-safe for an easy clean.

Design
Additional Jar
Material
BPA-Free Plastic
Capacity
18 oz (532 ml)
Weight
0.7 lbs (0.3 kg)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes

There are two additional jars: an 18-ounce jar and a 12-ounce jar. They're both dishwasher-safe.

Design
Blades
Blade Type
Sharp
Blade Count
6
Removable
No
Dishwasher Safe
Yes

There are six sharp blades that can't be removed. They're also dishwasher-safe.

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

The lid screws onto the jar for a tight seal, and it can also be cleaned in the dishwasher. This blender also comes with three to-go lids, which have a spout so you can drink smoothies on-the-go.

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

The power cord should be long enough to reach most outlets. It can be stored in the stowaway compartment under the blender when it's not in use.

Design
In The Box

  • Recipe Guide
  • Manual
  • Motor base
  • Extractor blade assembly
  • 1x 12-oz jar
  • 1x 18-oz jar
  • 1x 24-oz jar
  • 3x To-go lids

Performance
Performance
Speed And Controls
Min Speed
18000 RPM
Max Speed
18000 RPM
Speed Dial
No
Pulse/Turbo Mode
Yes
Noise @ Max Speed
98.2 dB
On/Off Toggle
No

This blender only has one speed, and it gets pretty loud. You can also simulate a pulse mode by pushing down on the jar and releasing it in short bursts.

6.0
Performance
Almond Butter
Preparation Time
< 8 min
Texture
Dry
Spreadability
Ok
Unprocessed Almonds/Chunks
Yes

Using its 24-oz jar, the Ninja Nutri Pro Blender makes dry almond butter with a sticky texture and a few unprocessed almond chunks. The blades tend to push the almonds to the sides of the jar, so you have to shake and tap the jar to get the unprocessed almonds back into the mix.

7.0
Performance
Smoothie (Best Jar)
Jar Used
Additional Jar
Preparation Time
< 1 min
Texture
Grainy

The Ninja Nutri Pro Blender is decent for smoothies. Using its 12-oz jar, it makes a foamy, silky blend with a slightly grainy texture. The 12-oz jar gets a better result than the 18-oz and 24-oz jars. If you prefer a smoothie with a silkier texture, check out the Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO or the Magic Bullet Kitchen Express.

6.5
Performance
Smoothie (Other Jar)
Jar Used
Additional Jar
Preparation Time
< 2 min
Texture
Foamy and Grainy

Using its 18-oz jar, the Ninja Nutri Pro Blender makes a foamy, grainy smoothie. You may have to stop the blender and shake the jar to get the kale towards the blades. The 18-oz jar performs similarly to the 24-oz jar, but it makes a slightly less foamy smoothie.

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

The Ninja Nutri Pro is outstanding for crushed ice. In about two minutes, it makes snow-like ice for frozen drinks.

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

This blender doesn't have any programs or modes.

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

This blender is easy to clean. You can rinse the jar with soap and water to clean even stickier messes like almond butter. The jars and the lids are also dishwasher-safe.

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 one 12-ounce and one 18-ounce additional jar.

Differences Between Sizes and Variants

Depending on the manufacturer, the Ninja Nutri Pro comes with either two jars or three jars. We tested the variant that comes with three jars, and you can see the label for the model we tested here.

Ninja has several other models with similar names. We tested the Ninja Nutri Pro BL455. The Ninja Nutri Pro BL456, BL451, BL450C, and BL450 are similar blenders, but they have less powerful motors, so we can't comment on their performance.

If you come across another variant of this model, let us know in the discussion section below so we can update our review.

Compared to other blenders

The Ninja Nutri Pro is a personal blender that's well-suited for making single serves of your favorite foods, and it comes with to-go lids so you can bring your blends with you on-the-go. It's easy to clean, and it's fantastic for crushing ice. It performs similarly to the Ninja Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ, but it doesn't come with any preset modes. If you're looking for more blenders, see our recommendations for the best blenders, the best Ninja blenders, and the best blenders for smoothies.

Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO

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 Breville Boss To Go Sport is a better personal blender than the Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro. The Breville is better-built, and it makes a better smoothie and better almond butter. However, the Ninja is the best choice for crushing ice, and it's easier to clean.

Ninja Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ

The Ninja Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ and the Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro are both personal blenders with a similar design and a similar performance. The Pro comes with more jars, while the Auto-iQ comes with more preset modes and a timer. The Auto-iQ also makes a better almond butter.

NutriBullet Pro

The NutriBullet Pro and the Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro are both personal blenders, and depending on your usage habits, you may prefer one over the other. The Ninja comes with more jars, and it's easier to clean. It can also crush ice, unlike the NutriBullet. However, the NutriBullet makes a smoother almond butter and a better-blended smoothie.

Magic Bullet Mini

The Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro is a better personal blender than the Magic Bullet Mini. The Ninja is better-built, and it makes a more spreadable almond butter. Unlike the Magic Bullet, it can crush ice, and it's easier to clean. However, the Magic Bullet makes a better smoothie.

Magic Bullet Kitchen Express

The Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro is a more versatile personal blender than the Magic Bullet Kitchen Express. The Ninja is better-built and easier to clean. It can crush ice, unlike the Magic Bullet. While the Ninja comes with an additional 12-oz jar, the Magic Bullet comes with a food processing attachment. The Magic Bullet also makes a better-blended smoothie.

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