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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cooking With Speed !

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    Dragonhunter281
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    The Ninja Nutri Bowl is a wonderful companion piece to the Ninja BlendMax Duo (Model: BL2013) despite some similarities between the two units. The Nutri Bowl allows for a wider range of uses including settings for dough based recipes, cookies, or chopping vegetables for soups or dips. However, both can be used simultaneously to make smoothes and extract nutrients from fruits and vegetables. Physically, the Nutri Bowl is a little bit smaller and more compact that the BlendMax, though it definitely does not lack in power. At 1200 Watts, the Nutri Bowl speeds through any task you throw at it ! Cooking with speed is definitely an understatement ! Inside the box you will note several different accessories including a 32 and 24 oz ninja cup as well as the bigger Nutri Bowl. These were a personal favorite of ours since they are easy to handle and can be used on the go. Complementing these, you will find a plastic dough blade as well as a quad blade. You will also receive a book of 75 recipes that cover wide variety of foods. It covers all the modes of the Nutri Bowl. On the front of the unit, much like the bigger BlendMax Duo, you will note several modes that are listed in connection with the AutoIQ setting. The AutoIQ setting determines how long each will run; with the setting turned on, each setting will run longer for a more creamy, thinner texture. When the setting is set to no, the results tend to be thicker. There is also a pulse setting that you can manually control. In addition, several of the modes are only available depending on which cup you use. There are small LED lights in the corner of each button to show you which modes are available. As such when you use the 24 or 32 oz cups, only smoothie and extract are allowed. When you use the Nutri Bowl, the Fusion Mix, chop and dough settings are allowed. Their respective times are listed below: Smoothie (Boost Yes): 60 Seconds Smoothie (Boost No): 40 Seconds Extract (Boost Yes): 70 Seconds Extract (Boost No): 45 Seconds Fusion Mix (Boost Yes): 56 Seconds Fusion Mix (Boost No): 20 Seconds Fusion Chop (Boost Yes): 5 Seconds Fusion Chop(Boost No): 3 Seconds Fusion Dough (Boost Yes): 30 Seconds Fusion Dough (Boost No): 15 Seconds For a test with our Nutri Bowl, we made a few milkshakes using the pulse setting. Comparing this with the BlendMax Duo, both of the results were fairly equal in consistency. Perhaps one edge the BlendMax Duo has is that it has 3 manual speed selections (Low, Medium, High) over the Nutri Bowl's only pulse setting. However, this is an hardly an issue as both produced the same results even though the Nutri Bowl is listed at 1200 watts versus the 1600 watts of the BlendMax! Quite amazing ! Another test we did was we decided to make the Lemon Pound Cake found in the included recipe book. This was an amazing first time recipe and I recommend it to everyone. After baking two loafs, we found that once we juiced half of the lemon, it was slightly more than 1/8th of a cup, though depending on the size of the lemon, this will naturally vary so keep that in mind. In addition, for the lemon zest we found that the best amount is about 1 teaspoon. This will prevent you from overdoing it since a little zest goes along way, though you may tweak it to your needs. The Nutri Bowl was able to whip the ingredients really well and was extremely fast. Connectively, once it was done, it was a bit difficult to get all of the mixture off the dough blade but this was just a minor inconvenience. The Lemon Pound cake turned out amazing after about 50 minutes or so. The crack on top gave it a nice homemade appearance! In conclusion, the Nutri Bowl is an amazing companion piece to the BlendMax Duo. With both, you will be able to tackle even the most difficult cooking tasks with ease. However, both are definitely not required. The Nutri Bowl still fulfills most of the tasks needed to create wonderful smoothies and other treats. Washing and storing has been relatively pain free and all the blades and lids are dishwasher safe (top rack only). In the end, I would strongly recommend giving this a shot, especially if you already have the BlendMax Duo or in need of a quality blender for your household.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Versatile and Effective Blender

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    Kelby
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    Design: I like the design of this Ninja blender. It has a modern, sleek look with an appealing black and silver finish. The buttons on the base of the blender are clearly labeled with the name of each function, and they are easy to press. In addition, the cord length more than suits my needs based on where I like to place the blender in my kitchen, and the suction cups on the bottom of the blender prevent it from moving while turned on. Regarding the included plastic containers, each is durable but also lightweight. Features: Firstly, the blender comes with four containers, which include: one 4-cup bowl, one 32 oz. cup, and two 24 oz. cups. I have found the 4-cup Nutri Bowl to be especially useful because I like to make a yogurt blend that my whole family can share. Each container seems well-made, so I am not worried about them breaking anytime soon. Additionally, the three cups have lids, which are great to have when you want to transport the drink you have made. I like to take a smoothie with me to work in the morning, so I am glad there are lids included. Also, all the containers are easy to clean. The plastic has not lost its color, and sticky residue is not overly difficult to clean from the cup. Secondly, the Auto-IQ Technology is fantastic. Pausing and pulsing patterns are performed automatically, which is not only convenient but also more effective than manual operation. I enjoy this blender’s ease of use, and it did not take me long to learn what each Auto-IQ program does. Effectiveness: I am very impressed with how well this blender can crush and mix almost any food you put into it, even frozen food. Thanks to the powerful motor and blades, I have been able to achieve very smooth blends every time. As mentioned above, the Auto-IQ technology drastically contributes to the effectiveness of each blend. You can control the texture and consistency, which not every blender is able to do, at least not as well as this Ninja blender. Verdict: If you are looking for a versatile blender that can blend, chop, mix, or even knead dough, this Ninja blender is the one for you. With the sleek design, it looks nice in my kitchen, the features, such as a variety of containers and Auto-IQ technology, are very useful, and it is one of the most effective blenders I have ever used.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun and easy but limited use

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    callmeageeth
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    I primarily use this Ninja to make single serving smoothies in the morning. I like the included "tritan" cups and drinking lids. I particularly like the 32 ounce cup, which are hard to find. The bowl was merely an afterthought, but I liked using it and made some good food from the included recipe book (which you may not use if you're a cooking guru unlike me). It's also a plus that everything is dishwasher friendly. What you get: - Motor base - Bowl with metal mixing blades and plastic mixing blades (kneading dough) - 2 24 ounce travel cups - 1 32 ounce travel cups - 3 drinking lids - 1 screw on blade base for travel cups Like all Ninja products, everything is made of plastic. But that is no knock, these are made of high quality and sturdy plastics. I also like the black and silver look. There are quite a few buttons on the base (from a guy coming from a blender with Low Med High settings) but they all serve a purpose. As a whole, the whole system looks good. The base is a bit tall, but even with the 32 ounce cup locked into the base for storage (I keep a cup on the base for easy access and to eliminate some clutter in my cabinet) it fit on my counter underneath my cabinets. Using this as I primarily do, making single serve smoothies, this baby is pretty self explanatory. I will say that I am extremely impressed with the blender's capability to pulverize anything. Frozen fruits, nuts, apples all come out smooth and "non lumpy." The bowl on the other hand, took me out of comfort zone. I don't have and have never used a food processor. My guess that this is close to a food processor as you can get. Since I've never used one, I don't know what to do with it offhand, but the included 75 recipe book has lots of fun things to make. I made veggie burgers and quinoa salad and it was awesome. It was really simple to make and use and the finished product is delicious. And dare I say, it was kind of fun. I haven't strayed away from the cookbook, but there's plenty of offerings in there to justify the purchase if you aren't a big cook and want to experiment. What I like most are the various items you can try; there's something different which makes it fun to cook (I'm used to making the same 3 things all the time). Bottom line is, if you are looking for a "nutribullet" this thing can handle anything you throw at it, and if you are interested in venturing outside of your comfort zone and utilizing the bowl to make new and interesting dishes (using the included cookbook) this is a great device to have. Even if you don't use the bowl attachment, this is a great single serve smoothie maker.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Near Perfect

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    InsaneDiego
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    I was very excited to try the Nutri Ninja Bowl Duo system. The components were packaged very nicely with plenty of cardboard boxes, partitions and warnings of sharp blades in the packaging. Also Included: A user friendly Quick Assembly Guide, A well Written and Illustrated Instruction Guide Book and A Colorful easy to understand Recipe Booklet that has 75 recipes. The first Item I used (after reading all the safety Instructions) was the 24 oz Nutri Ninja Cup. I made my favorite smoothie using: Kale, Frozen Kiwi and Apple Juice. I put them into the Cup following the loading Tips reference in the recipe book. The Cup has measurement markings and a Maximum Liquid line so that the glass is not overfilled. The cup has a blade assembly that screws onto the cup and than locks onto the top of the motor base. On the front of the unit is the control panel with multiple easy to read buttons. I selected the Smoothie Button and left the Auto IQ Boost setting on. Wow was that fun! The unit automatically stopped after a minute of doing a series of burst pulse mixes and a final longer mix. My drink was Perfectly Blended and a proper serving size. I replaced the blade assembly with the Spout Lid and found it comfortable to drink from. Awesome! My next drink was with the 32 oz Cup. This time I used Frozen Strawberries, Frozen Mangos, Fresh Pineapple Chunks and Juice using the Frozen Drink Setting and again leaving the Auto IQ on. WOW WOW WOW, again a perfect blend automatically. I love The Auto IQ Boost Settings and The 24 & 32 oz cups. No more making too large of a drink for me!!! Next I used the Nutri Bowl to make the Cauliflower Rice from the recipe book. Before adding the ingredients I locked the bowl into place on the motor base. It makes a small clicking sound when the bowl is locked in. Part of the cauliflower, garlic and cilantro are put into the 3 cup bowl that has a multiple blade spindle that sets into the middle of the bowl. Once all the ingredients are in the bowl the Lid locks onto the bowl and I selected the Auto IQ Boost NO button and then the Fusion Chop button. The unit did a few pulses and stopped on its own. I then added the remaining ingredients according to the recipe and used the Fusion Chop button again. In seconds all the ingredients were finely chopped and ready to be added to the rest of the ingredients to be cooked on the stove. In under 15 minutes I prepared, cooked and plated my great tasting food! The bowl doesn't have a Handle so I found it somewhat awkward to hold when removing from the motor base. Then it got a little messy getting the blade out of the bowl. Since the ingredients are so finely chopped it should be removed over a plate or paper towel. After cleaning the bowl and its blade I used the bowl to chop dates for making Date Bars. I find Dates are sticky and hard to chop with a traditional knife. When using the bowl I found that chopping just 1 cup of dates at time worked best for getting an even cut quickly. I was thrilled to have all my dates chopped so quickly. I will never hand chop dates again! I also chopped chicken, apples and onions for other recipes in the cookbook, I love the results of the chopped food! I wish the bowl had more of an indentation or a small handle for a better grip. It also has a small opening in the lid with a sliding cover, not sure what that is intended for, I have shaky hands so I can't use it for adding liquid. I really enjoyed trying recipes form the book. The Nutri Bowl also has a Dough Blade for mixing Bread and Cookies, I'll be trying them next. The cups, bowl and blades are dishwasher safe so clean up was easy. If I could give it 4.5 starts then I would.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Insanely Powerful

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    BenisJ
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    Upon un-boxing it was clear this wasn't an ordinary "blender." The unit came with 2-24oz and 1-32oz smoothie cups (the cups from our other Ninja also fit), the bowl, a metal blade and a plastic blade (for the bowl), the base, lids, and a "cookbook" with Ninja ideas. The first thing we did with it was make frozen adult beverages, which is a piece of cake because the very first pre-set button encourages "instant smoothies." The Ninja pulverized ice! We filled a smoothie glass with ice and liquid, screwed on the blender cap, hit the SMOOTHIE button with IQ on and 60 seconds later the beverage was ready and was "slurpee" smooth. No icy chunks at all. Truly impressive. My wife also makes "nutritional smoothies" as well with fruits, juice, ice, vegetables, etc. and they blow away a traditional blender's ability to get it done fast. Unlike our inferior bullet-like purchases, the Ninja does not struggle at all. We also tried to make ice-cream "blizzards" but the smoothie cup is the wrong tool. You are better served with a traditional blender pitcher. We did not try in the bowl because we were not sure if the plastic mixing blade or the pre-set settings on the unit were really designed for that application. As for the bowl, we bought a pre-packaged cookie dough mix (14 oz, I think). We were able to mix the entire package and ingredients in the bowl with the plastic mixer blade but to be honest, a regular bowl and a wooden spoon is just as easy. I see the bowl more for "food processor"-type activities like salsas or dips. Because of the insane power of this blender, it comes with suction cups on the bottom--and they are needed! If you don't have a surface to suction the Ninja to you might have problems. I would give 5-stars for performance alone, however, this unit doesn't store all that well. With the multiple blades and accessories, you need to find a dedicated home in your cabinet or pantry to store your Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl Duo and the loose accessories. We not only needed to shuffle things around in our cupboards, we had to change the height of some shelves...and we've already found ourselves searching for lids at least once. Plus, because of its insane power, this blender makes an insane amount of noise--louder than most blenders. No sneaking off to make a daiquiri after the kids go to bed. Nonetheless, we are very satisfied with the product and would recommend it to others.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great big power in a small multitasking machine

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    Jules
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    This is a powerful, heavy duty blender. I haven't had any of the $300+ power blenders so I can't compare this to those but it makes better smoothies and shakes than any of my previous machines. . Not all blenders can crush ice well, or blend frozen fruit into a good, dense slush but this one does. Once upon a time I fell for the juicing fad and got a juicer, but I realized that it doesn't make sense to not use at least half of each food I put through it unless I saved the remains to use in something else - that was a pain. This blender can do whatever you want for smoothies and juices without wasting some of the best, most nutritious parts of food. I also frequently make salsa, sofrito, and mirepoix and this is ideal for that. I don't always feel like hauling out my big Kitchenaid food processor. This is what I like best about this Ninja - that it can do more than one thing with a relatively small footprint. It isn't compact by any means, but it is smaller than having multiple machines, and even smaller than my old (and less powerful) Oster blender. Sometimes you might feel you have to hold onto your blender so it doesn't jump off the counter, but this has rubber suction feet. That accounts for probably 10 percent of my appreciation for this thing! The first time I put it down, it stuck fast before I knew what was happening. There are buttons for dough (and a blade for mixing without cutting), chop, mix, and pulse along with the smoothie and extract buttons. You'll have to experiment to see which modes you prefer. Except for the smoothie function, not all presets generally do what I want but I do like the mix and pulse modes a lot. I expected this to be louder than it is - that is a pleasant surprise. I don't use my dishwasher to clean the plastic parts of my kitchen appliances so I can't speak to the cleaning aspect of the Ninja except to say, be very careful because the blades are sharp. If you're looking for a way to sneak vegetables into spaghetti sauce, muffins, or quick breads, this can pulverize anything well enough to get away with it. If you want to make your own nut butters, this can do it. My biggest test is making garbanzo bean flour for panelle. I haven't tried that yet but next time I hit the market I'll get some dried beans, a pair of earplugs, and go to town.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The last blender you might need.

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    MrMike
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    Impressions: This probably won’t be the most expensive appliance on your counter, but the look and feel are quite nice. The reflective stainless base looks and feels like a quality built item. Much more than an on/off switch but not too complicated, the buttons are clearly labeled with an assortment of functions the blender offers. One of my favorite design features of the Ninja series is the suction cups on the bottom of the base. This machine is powerful and it’s good to know that it won’t walk away on your counter during operation. I like the included smaller travel cups(24oz) with matching lids. If you are active person you can make yourself a fresh protein drink to take to the gym. Features: The blender comes with four containers in total with three different size. one 4-cup bowl, one 32 oz. cup, and two 24 oz. cups. The bowl is an interesting feature and I had not thought about all the recipes that might be possible until I saw this. Making a lower sugar yogurt blend, homemade cookie dough or salmon burgers are all now easily possible. Cleanup in the dishwasher works quite well. Auto-IQ Technology is a great feature. Pausing and pulsing patterns are performed automatically, it’s sort of a set it and forget it type feature. The ease of use is quite good. You pretty much don’t have to read the manual to get up and running quickly. Effectiveness:  The blender can crush and mix almost any food you put into it, even frozen food. The blades were able to handle a ton of ice that I experimented with in my first drink. Of course, getting a recipe right is a bit of an art. My too heavily initial ice and frozen fruit drink turn into an Italian ice dessert more than a smoothie. The kid loved it anyways. I experimented with frozen fruits and snuck some veggies in as well. Without any sugar the kids didn’t know any different. The texture and consistency can be changed with the different Auto IQ settings. Really a nice feature you probably won’t find in other blenders at this price range. Final thought: A versatile blender that can blend, chop, mix, or even knead dough, the Ninja blender is tops in my books and the price can’t be beat.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great compact blender

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    I mainly use a blender like the Ninja NutriBowl for making a smoothie and I am very happy with the Nutri Ninja NutriBowl. First the packaging, the blender was well packed and easy to take out of the box to set up. It seems like it would be easy to put back in if you had to repack it if you were moving. The blender is very compact but powerful and it does not take up a lot of space, which is nice if you are limited in counter space, but need a compact device to blend many different items. The Ninja was able to easily blend 4 cups of kale, a lemon, a table spoon of chia, 1 and a half cups of blueberries and strawberries along with a scoop of protein powder. I blend the kale, chia meal and lemon with 2 cups of water first. The Ninja NutriBowl easily blended the kale and chopped up lemon and blended most of the precut kale well with little bits of kale still left and a piece or two of lemon grind. This is very similar to other high end blenders I have used in the past. Next I would add another cup of water, and 1 and a half cups of blueberries and strawberries with protein powder and blend again. The Nutri Ninja left me with a well blended and easy to drink smoothie. I put the extra in a large thermos and drink the rest for lunch usually around 2 cups and after an easy stir it was still smooth. I also used the Ninja to blend chia seed into meal and it worked well even for those hard to blend items. The presets on the blender worked well and are accurate. Clean up is easy. My smoothies did not leak while I made them, which made cleaning up the motor easy. Having suction cups on the bottom of the blender was nice as it made the unit more stable which helped keep the unit cleaner. The blending cups are easy to clean and can be washed in the dishwasher which is nice since my smoothies tend to stain other blenders. You do need to be careful if you put a lot of items in the blender and are trying to pack the items in. Do not use your fingers as the blades in the blender are very sharp and can easily cut your fingers. Over all this is an excellent diverse blender that blends many different items well, is compact and easy to clean.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent performance with a very efficient design

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    The Nutri Ninja blender is an excellent blender / food processor with a lot of functionality. The pros: It has a lot of different settings for a variety of different end results. It comes with a very useful recipe book with many different good ideas. It comes with many different blending containers to do a large assortment of different blending projects. The base has some very strong suction cups to hold it onto your counter. The cons: It is very very loud. The nutri-bowl container is small. The “cord storage” area in the base is difficult to use and pretty much useless. The measurements are on the side of the nutri-bowl instead of the front. The little “add hole” at the top of the nutri-bowl is so tiny as to be pointless (you could add liquids via this, but little else). All in all, I was very impressed with the Nutri-Ninja. I used the Nutri-Bowl to crush graham crackers for a cheesecake (not the healthiest use, I know). It managed to pulverize them into a fine powder within 20 seconds on a straight run (no Auto-Boost IQ). The bowl size is small enough that you’re not going to be using this to prep meals for a family of four. For someone who live on their own though, the size is perfectly adequate for small batch cooking. I used the longer drink containers to make a cranberry-apple smoothie and to make a apple-clementine “extraction.” The Auto-Boost “Extract” setting did an excellent job of finely mincing everything into a thick, but easily drinkable, concoction. I will note though that you really ought to add ice cubes as, even using refrigerated fruit, the resulting drink seems to have warmed up some during the blending process. I’m looking forward to trying some of the recipes in the book. Not all of them are winners (chopping a salad in a food processor - why?), but enough of them look appealing that I anticipate many weekends experimenting with them. I would recommend this product.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Can be a life changer or just make life easier!

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    Orion
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    I’ve been using my Ninja Blender for just about 2 weeks now and have fallen in love! I never used to be much of a smoothie drinker but wanted to start since I know how beneficial they can be to your health. I now use my blender on a daily basis, using it every morning to make a healthy protein smoothie that I take to work with me using the included cups. I will also sometimes make a drink in the evening if I don’t have time to cook dinner and don’t want to get fast food. There are just so many different drinks you can make that you will never get bored. Included with this kit is a recipe book that I have found to be invaluable. Not to mention the bowl that comes with this package which is great for making salsa, pesto, various sauces, and many other things. Everything blends so well, regardless of what you are making whether it be crushed ice for your drink or basil leaves for pasta, the Auto-IQ feature allows you to choose the appropriate setting and the Ninja does all the work. I have no fears about this breaking down on me as everything included appears to be constructed from quality materials and feels sturdy and built to last. I highly recommend this kit to anyone who is looking to make some dietary changes as it really makes it easy to eat healthy. I would also recommend this to pretty much anyone who cooks their own meals or wants to start cooking as using the bowl can be very helpful when preparing many different types of dishes. And finally, if you do not cook and you do not want an easy way to get more nutrients into your body, don’t forget about all the great mixed drinks you can make while entertaining guests, making frozen cocktails and other mixed drinks are a breeze!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nutri Ninja NN101

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    The Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl DUO Auto-iQ Boost Blender (NN101) comes with a single base, a 4-cup nutri bowl, single 32 ounce cup and two 24 ounce cups and we found it sufficient for out daily use for making food and drinks for ourselves and make quick nutritious blends for our 8 month old baby. The 1200 watt motor is powerful enough to break down the nutrients from all fruits and vegetables and maintain the vitamins and not losing them. The base is very sturdy and does not move at all while being used on the countertop and you do not have to keep holding the top as in traditional blenders. We found the power cable to be long enough for our needs. The labels really pop up with the black and silver classic finish and the different modes do the job as expected.We really like the extract feature to make perfect fruit and vegetable mixed blends for the baby. With the 3 cups for smoothies it makes it easier to blend juices without having to go clean them just because somebody in the family needs other ingredients or has some condition that does not permit particular foods. We found the blades to be very good compared to other blenders and easy to clean. Excellent versatile blender that suits multiple needs in a modern family.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does great blending

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    The Nutri Ninja Duo- The ninja comes with the base, pro extractor blade, 3 spout lids, 2- 24 oz cups, 1- 32 oz cup, a bowl, quad blade and dough blade, instruction manual and a recipe book. The lids and containers are BPA free. The blades, containers, and lids are dishwasher safe. The base has a suction bottom to keep the base from moving around while it's running. There a lot of different programs and options to use depending on what you're trying to make. The Nutri Ninja Duo will make smoothies, blended coffee drinks, dips and sauces, salsas and even dough. My kids and I love this ninja to blend up all kinds of smoothies, shakes and coffee drinks. It's easy to fill the cup with your ingredients, screw on the top/blade and lock it into the base. I've had a little bit of difficulty getting the right option selected. While I'm trying to change what I want it sometimes starts blending when I don't want it to yet. Once it's turned on, it's extremely loud! I don't care for the noise, but I'm guessing any blender is loud and a strong motor means a lot of noise. It cuts through and blends the ice with no problem at all, unlike previous blenders I've owned. The drinks are nice and smooth. I have not tried the dough function yet since I own a nice artisan mixer that has a larger capacity. But it will be nice too chop up my pico de gallo in the ninja instead of by hand. Everything washes up easily. Since there are quite a few components to this system you will need to clear some space in your pantry or cabinets. I'm very glad to have this new Nutri Ninja Duo. I highly recommend it to anyone to loves to make anything that needs blending or chopping.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Versatile and Powerful New Ninja

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    First, let me say it was my wife that was most excited about this Ninja product, more than me. She has been introducing a healthy and nutritious whole food diet to our family for a couple of years now, and the Ninja Nutri Bowl made it more convenient and practical to sustain our new found way of life. I would definitely begin by reading the instruction manual and recipe book as you open the box, especially if you are new with any blender-extractor machine. The recipe book made it easy to identify the purpose of each button on the base and the pictures added value in reaching the end result by making it fun to explore many new delicious recipe options we could not have imagined by ourselves. If you have owned a previous model you will be impress to know that the cups are interchangeable, AKA, you save money! By the way the wattage on this new product is 1200 v.s previous models of 1000, making it a powerful blender, extractor, juicer, food processor roll into one. We were able to test out the three different blades that come with the machine. The dough blade was something that kids and I where looking forward too. Who doesn't like homemade pizza made with fresh dough? I was impressed on how each auto IQ function performed. The trick to the whole Ninja experience is that you first try some of the recipes by following it to the tee, so that you can get accustom to it. Later incorporate your own recipe ideas into the mix, no pun intended. Overall the Nutri Bowl is a great item to our culinary inventory as it has many practical usages in our daily healthy lifestyle. It definitely did not disappointment my expectations.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing blender - so much better

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    ShawnInKB
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    I guess it has been awhile since we bought a new blender. Holy smokes this thing is impressive compared to our old Oster or even the Magic Bullet. Unit is sturdy, and the materials seem heavy duty. So far we have only used it to make protein shake with peanut butter and banana smoothies and some dipping sauces, but it works amazingly well. The auto iQ function is what makes it so impressive as it automatically stops to let the ingredients settle with gravity and then pulses again every few seconds depending on which setting you use (smoothie and mix for example). Mixes everything we've put in there perfectly and the pour spout to add oil in the mixing bowl worked great while it was running. The suction cups on the bottom really grab onto granite. I was worried that we'd pull them off accidentally when moving it, but they seem to be working great so far (and they really hold this thing in place when it gets up to warp mixing speed.) Overall very impressed. No more manually shaking the magic bullet to get everything settle and chop up. The auto iQ does it for you. Set it and come back in 60 seconds to a perfect smoothie.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent duo blender system

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    This unbiased review was provided in exchange for receiving the product to test out. In our case, we actually received two boxes of product -- one for the bowl, and the other with a main attachment of an 88oz blender container. Presumably this is what Ninja means by duo, which ends up giving you more than six separate attachments and two different bases for mixing. We believe this product is well worth the price tag associated. In making both food and smoothies with both bases, the Ninja makes short order of pretty much anything you throw at it. Pre-programmed buttons allow for excellent timing of blending ingredients with plenty of ability to customize -- either making mixing processes longer or shorter, depending on the consistency you prefer. Two challenges with this device: 1. With all of the attachments available, you'll be hard-pressed to find space on our countertop for everything to sit! At least both bases have exceptionally good suction cups that fasten each securely to any solid surface. 2. Don't let size fool you. They may say that the bowl serves four people, but that's also understanding the equivalent of what an 8oz glass of drink really means. For most recipes, you'll likely have to up the serving sizes, because these recommendations wouldn't be enough for most. This was our first blender set. Compared to much cheaper ones we've used over the years, this is the set we wished someone would have given us as a wedding showing gift!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Smoothie Ninja

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    Technopackrat
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    I was in the market to replace my old Black and Decker blender. It was at last 6 years old and having difficulty making a decent smoothie. When I saw the Ninja blender with Auto-iq I knew it would be a great replacement. My primary use is for smoothies and it does a great job of breaking down the ice into a perfect consistency. I especially like the Auto-iq where you select what type of blend you want and then press Auto-iq and the blender will pulse and pause automatically so that the contents can settle before automatically restarting. The count down digital display will tell you at a glance how much time is left for your blend. The Ninja comes with the standard pitcher like a normal blender but it also has 3 smoothie cups (1 medium sized and 2 large) and 3 screw on caps with flip open drinking spouts. I especially like the smoothie glasses so I'm not having to clean the big pitcher every time. And they are perfect size for on the go. The only small knock I can give it is that it is tall and doesn't fit under my cupboard with the pitcher attached. It just means I'll have to find another permenant spot for it or move it out from under the cupboard whenever I want to use it. This is only a very slight inconvenience. I can't wait to explore the other features of the Ninja but for what I use blenders for it's perfect.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    All That Raw Power, and then some!

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    IronHorseGPS
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    The Nutri Ninja - Nutri Bowl Duo Auto-iq Boost Blender is a powerhouse! It is more than just a smoothie maker, it is nearly a total replacement for your blender and stand mixer. It obliterates your ice and fruit for smoothies in seconds and knows exactly how long to run for the perfect blend. It made chocolate chip cookie mix like a breeze and they came out delicious. The Ninja Bowl is our favorite aspect of this unit. It has nearly permanently replaced our stand mixer for baking! This is a must-have for anyone who want to simplify your kitchen gadgets or for those who have limited space on their counters. 3 smoothie makers in 2 different sizes, lids for easy drinking, blender top and 2 different blades, one for crushing/chopping, one for mixing. PROS - Raw power (1600w) - Multiple attachments - Strong Suction Cups hold the base firmly while in use - Easy to clear, nearly all is dishwasher safe (top rack) - Can replace multiple kitchen appliances in one compact unit - Not just for smoothies and energy drinks - Recipe book is helpful for using the maximum features - Intuitive technology CONS - Loud due to the power - Technology can be a little overwhelming for those used to the old button push versions of blenders - Can be pricey, but if you can afford this unit, it is worth it! Get one!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    This thing would blend anything!

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    before the arrival of this little monster i was kind of sceptical of what will it be able to do, I expected it to be good for making smoothies, and maybe chop some greens. What i DID not expect is how multifunction this blender is and the amount of accessories it comes with! it comes with 3 different size smoothie tumblers with 3 caps to make them a complete set of 3 tumblers!! there is no machine anywhere else that can be utilized this much! you can make smothies, chop greens, make dough, and meat. the options are endless, and to add a cherry on top, they included a book (not a booklet) for recipes of foods you can prepare with the blender. the only downside i can think of is the main bowl, it could be a bit bigger if you want to make any type of meal portion for more than 2 people. this is a perfect multi function blender and it will be the only thing I use from now on (retiring 3 other blenders to replace them with the Ninga!)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So easy even I can do it!

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    As a single guy for whom cooking is a challenge and, in my experience at least, eating out regularly is not the best way to maintain a healthy diet/look ofter one's health, a better way to make a meal is always welcomed. So juicing/smoothies/etc. have been on my radar a long while as a healthy way to stay in shape. When I travel I tend to look for juice bars, smoothie shops etc. and sample their offerings, keeping an eye on sugars, fats, etc. So what better way, while I am home, to duplicate that than by making my own, right? Well, take it from one who would never survive without a microwave, the Ninja Nutri is what I've been looking. Simple is good! Smoothies. Juices. Frozen drinks. It's all here. The blender has the modes to turn out these and more [this is all I've tried so far]. The included recipe book will keep me busy for awhile. Plenty of containers come in the package for prep, storage, taking with you. I can point out only 1 thing I would change about the package. The cups are not insulated; keeping cold drinks cold longer in an insulated cup would be a great benefit [think about the cups with the name that begins with "T"]. If I could give a GH seal of approval I would. The Ninja folks did a great job.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    blend it up!

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    In the past, I didn't use blenders or juicers however, after using the NINJA, I definitely understand how juicing can become a lifestyle. The model I received has the 1500 watt motor, 88 oz blender, 3 bullet cups with lids and a blender attachment for the cups. The blender also comes with a recipe book which has some good recipe's and pointers on what ingredients to use, so make sure take that to the store with you when you shop for ingredients. In my excitement to start making some drinks I spent about 80 bucks on ingredients and started blending. Now to talk about performance. The blender easily chopped through everything to include the ice and frozen fruits. Also depending on which setting I used, the blender was able to independently give me different drink consistencies. overall i like the blender and would recommend it to others.

    I would recommend this to a friend