Review of Nutri Ninja blenders

We Aussies have taken to blenders like blenders take to chopping up a banana. It’s a natural synergy, and in our busy lifestyles a blender seems like a perfect solution for those always on the move. This is where the Nutri Ninja brand steps in to blow your socks off.

No longer are blenders boring and clunky. With the likes of Nutri Ninja, blending foods has never been so exciting. You can blend all your superfoods – quinoa, chia seeds, avocado and so on – into healthy, tasty concoctions in such an easy fashion. It’s hard to imagine life before full blown blender warfare. So, what does the Nutri Ninja range offer consumers, and how does it compare to other brands?

The Nutri Ninja range

Nutri Ninja blenders are one half of the SharkNinja company – the other half being Shark vacuum cleaners. The brand is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, and has proved hugely popular in Australia recently, largely thanks to its infomercials that you’ve probably seen on daytime TV.  Here’s an overview of what the Nutri Ninja range of blenders can offer you:

Nutri Ninja Auto IQ System BL682NZ

Ninja Auto IqThis baby is the Starship Enterprise in the Nutri Ninja line-up. It’s a behemoth sure to crush and blend anything you put in its way. It’s also an intuitive fellow, featuring the one-touch Auto IQ system to make blending easy, and not like operating a 747 aircraft. Its key features are:

  • Powerful 1500W motor
  • Total Crushing Blending System
  • Precision Processing System
  • One Touch Auto iQ Technology
  • 5 Unique settings
  • Sip and Seal Lids for drinking on the go

Its food capacity is also nothing to sneeze at, featuring:

  • 2.1L blender pitcher
  • 8L food processor bowl
  • Small 500mL cup, medium 650mL cup and the jumbo 900mL cup

You’ll never be left yearning for more smoothies while on the move. With this model, you have enough capacity to see you through the day.

Nutri Ninja Duo with Auto IQ BL642NZ

Ninja duo with auto iQSimilar to the BL682NZ, the Duo packs a punch when it comes to blending, or ‘nutrition extraction’. Its key features are:

  • Powerful 1500W motor
  • Auto-iQ Technology
  • Pro Extractor Blades
  • 5 Auto-iQ Programs
  • Digital Timer
  • Safety Interlock Design
  • Sip and Seal lids for drinking on the go
  • 3 Speed settings

Like the BL682NZ, the Duo also features a solid range of cup sizes for a variety of different beverages:

  • 1L Blender Pitcher
  • Small 500ml Cup, Regular 650mL cup and the jumbo 900mL cup

Other Nutri Ninja models

From the gargantuan to the compact models, there’s like to be a Nutri Ninja out there for everyone.


Power (Watts)

Cup Sizes

Good for

Nutri Ninja Pro Complete


1x stainless steel 650mL

1x 650mL BPA free

1x 1.4L jar

2x Sip & Seal lids

Those looking for portable smoothies – a good midrange blender

Nutri Ninja with Auto IQ BL480


1x 500mL cup

1x 650mL cup

1x jumbo 900mL cup

3x Sip & Seal lids

Those looking for a ‘smart’ midrange blender

Nutri Ninja BL450


1x 500mL cup

1x 650mL cup

2x Sip & Seal lids

Those looking for a blender with a smaller footprint who want to make portable smoothies

Nutri Ninja 2in1


1x 1.1L food processor bowl

2x 470mL cups

2x Sip & Seal lids

Those looking for a compact blender with a solid range of accessories

Nutri Ninja Slim


2x 470 mL cups

2x Sip & Seal lids

The most compact blender in the range. For couples looking for easy smoothie making.

Is a Nutri Ninja worth the money?

With all this hype around blenders in the last few years, you’d be forgiven for feeling a little bit left out if you don’t have one. If you’re looking for a blender ASAP, then you’ll likely be in safe hands with a Nutri Ninja – they won our customer satisfaction ratings after all! Though, it all comes down to what you can afford, and whether you can justify the price. We’ve broken down what Nutri Ninja blenders cost:



Nutri Ninja Auto IQ System BL682NZ


Nutri Ninja Duo with Auto IQ BL642NZ


Nutri Ninja Pro Complete


Nutri Ninja with Auto IQ BL480NZ


Nutri Ninja BL450NZ


Nutri Ninja 2in1


Nutri Ninja Slim


Source: The Good Guys or JB Hi-Fi

There seems to be a case of ‘keeping up with the Joneses’ even in the blender world. The truth is, you might not need one that can melt your face off with the press of a button or chew through wood faster than a colony of beavers. It’s all about what you need and how a blender can accommodate that. If you have a small family or you’re just a couple, then a Nutri Ninja in the lower end of the price range may be suitable – they are great value. However, if you’re a larger family, or use your blender for everything under the sun, then a larger one with a larger motor could be a good idea. Nutri Ninja have a large range at a variety of price points, so there could be one out there that suits you perfectly.

Nutri Ninja vs NutriBullet: How do they compare?

It’s a debate that continues to range: Nutri Ninja or NutriBullet. They’re two power houses in the blender world that both shot to fame in the television infomercial market, and then later became available in department stores. They both have catchy names, so where do the similarities end? Let’s compare prices of the NutriBullet to our trusty Nutri Ninjas with The Good Guys.

NutriBullet Model

Power and Price

Nutri Ninja Model

Power and Price

NutriBullet Rx

1700W, $288

Nutri Ninja Auto IQ System

1500W, $288

Nutri Ninja Duo with Auto IQ

1500W, $249

NutriBullet Pro

900W, $139

Nutri Ninja Pro Complete

1100W, $139

Nutri Ninja with Auto IQ

1000W, $168

Nutri Ninja

900W, $139


600W, $99

Nutri Ninja 2in1

700W, $99

Nutri Ninja Slim

700W, $44

Source: The Good Guys or JB Hi-Fi

As you can see, the Nutri Ninja range is a lot more diverse, with price ranges to suit more people. In Australia, NutriBullet offers three concise models. If you’re after a top-of-the-range model for intense blending, then the NutriBullet offers a more powerful model for the same price. As you move down the list, it’s Nutri Ninja that seems to bite the bullet and offer a better price for the power level offered. It should be noted, too, that the Rx usually retails for $399.99, so this price of $288 may not be uniform across the board.

Though, blenders are more about price and power. You’ll also have to consider:

  • Blade strength and technology
  • Interface (e.g. touch technology, dials etc)
  • User experience and ease of use
  • Warranties
  • Attachments and included accessories e.g. cups, lids, recipe books etc

NutriBullet and Nutri Ninja are pretty even at the high-end, but at the low end, Nutri Ninja wins out. Overall, they’re two giant blender brands and for good reason – so it’s up to you and your individual needs as to which blender is right for you.

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