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Ninja - Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl DUO Auto-iQ Boost Blender - Black/Silver-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 237 reviews

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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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • 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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • 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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    This thing would blend anything!

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    AKK1
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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: 4 out of 5 stars

    blend it up!

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    buckbabes
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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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Make sure you have enough liquids

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    studio421
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    First off this is a powerhouse of blending, and mixing. I attempted to make a smoothy but the amount of ingredients used was not enough to mix it fully. I had to add more to get the unit to reach its potential. That said it was a quick and utter delight to use. The speeds that are available are plenty more then I think I can use. Also the IQ system is almost a "set it and forget it" type of thing. It will mix, pulse, pause and resume during its rotation to make sure all the goodies are mixed correctly. I look forward to using this for cooking more often as it will help with the final prep work I need to get the job done.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great gadget, does its job easily

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    Mer4343
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    The Ninja resides at the office since my wife's coworkers are much more inclined to eat smoothies than me. They all love it for the quality and easy clean up. Clean up is a big deal with any blender, and the Ninja is a glorified blender. If it's hard to clean, people will not use it. being able to prepare smoothies in the same container you drink them from is nice and simple. We have only prepared smoothies--yogurt, fruit, ice, veggies, peanutbutter, flax seed, nuts, etc. and it works great. We have not tried it to make meals or dough.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great combination!

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    Katie
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    I was first impressed with the quality of this group of products! The base feels heavy duty and so do all the cups and vessels. The Auto IQ function was also impressive as well, my family does not have the most experience with products like this but that function made making frozen smoothies effortless. I also loved the recipe book that it came with, the amount of meals and snacks that can be made with the product is unreal and I cannot wait to make ones that I found right in the book, never would have thought of them on my own!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Blender

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    AnthonyD
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    I purchased this for my wife this past Christmas. She had seen these in the store and really loved how they had the mixer attachment you place on the cup and then just remove that after you mix, attach the cup lid, and you are ready to go. I've used it a few times as well for making milkshakes and smoothies. It is definitely nice to be able to make each member of the family something different and not have to clean out the mixer bowl after you mix each one, the only thing I don't like about it is that it is really noisy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Blender, but loud

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    BeardyMcBeardsalot
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    The Ninja - Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl DUO Auto-iQ Boost Blender works well, but let's you know it's working hard. The blending programs are good for mixing smoothie ingredients and automatically pulse to achieve the mixing, but the cat runs away every time we turn this machine on in the morning (cat comes back after a minute to continue her breast though :-)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I use the blender to make a healthy shake.

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    Lorac
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    I have not had the nutri bowl long enough to have used the dough mixer but is one of the main reasons I purchased the unit. I do use it most mornings to make a shake. It cleans easily and the color, black and silver match other appliances I have. It has many functions that I look forward to using.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for my smoothies

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    DarkHeartXuxa
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    I purchased this so that I could have a slightly bigger cup for creating my breakfast smoothies. The AutoIQ is easy to work and I love the consistency of my smoothie. I didn't give it great because it loud as I read in other reviews but I would buy it again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent machine but VERY LOUD!

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    Chakie
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    This Ninja machine does an excellent job - I use it so often for smoothies using frozen fruit. I end up with a smooth, non-chunky fruit smoothie! It is a VERY LOUD machine, tho! I warn those in the same room before I turn it on!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great item for my daily healthcare

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    Tiger13
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    Texture of my smoothies, is what l expected. I'm satisfied with my Ninja IQ Duo blender. ~ Just the package was lack of assembling instructions. And also I found no instruction to warranty registration or contact info at all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best version yet!...

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    ksisou
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    I have to say I'm very impressed with this blender, I've had an older ninja and it worked just fine, but this one is Great for my smoothies, everything comes out so smooth and creamy! Love the auto IQ option!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for smoothies

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    JMUDuke
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    This was bought for my daughter who wanted to make smoothies at college. Works well and containers that come with it work great. Seems like it will do a lot more. Recipe book gives plenty of examples.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Working as advertised

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    Happy
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    My smoothies are actually smooth. Easy to clean and well. Only negative would be that if it's very loud. I guess that's to be expected with 1100 watts. Other than that, product is working great for me so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great blender

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    Gingerb
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    Overall, it makes great smoothies. Blends everything perfectly. The only setback, it is extremely loud! Would have been 5 stars, but too loud, for early mornings.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great juicer for the price

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    Luv2shop
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    Does a great job chopping veggies, ice and whatever else you like to add to your juice. It is noisy though, more so than my Nutri Bullet. However, I think the Ninja is more powerful and versatile

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overall a great Product

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    JayMatt
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    The Nutri Ninja is very well designed and seems to be very durable. I like the IQ technology that comes with it. However, the only thing I wish, is that the Nutri Bowl was a much larger size.

    I would recommend this to a friend