Updated 6 Sep 2018

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Nutri Ninja with Auto IQ BL480

Snapshot: The Nutri Ninja with Auto IQ BL480 has two speeds. How does it rate?

Nutri Ninja with Auto IQ BL480
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$209

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Test results

Overall score
83
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Green smoothie
?/10
Blending kale
?/10
Frozen fruit smoothie
?/10

Good points

  • Very good overall.
  • Excellent for performance.
  • Easy to use.
  • Very good result for blending kale.
  • Very good result for green smoothie.
  • Excellent result for crushing ice.
  • Excellent for frozen fruit smoothie.
  • Easy to assemble.
  • Suction feet keep the unit stable.
  • All parts dishwasher safe except blade assembly.
  • Large cup capacity.

But

  • Can be difficult to remove blade assembly from cup after processing as the blade base is very wide and it becomes tighter after processing. There's no grip on the blade assembly to remove it, so it can be difficult for people with weak wrists and fingers.

How we test

Overall score includes:

  • Performance (60%)
  • Ease of use (40%)

We tested performance by making a green smoothie and frozen fruit smoothie – as well as blending kale and crushing ice. Our green smoothie was made with cucumber, celery, kiwifruit, pear, spinach, mint and water.

Ease of use was based on how small you had to cut the food before putting it in the cups, how easy it was to pour and drink from the cup, and whether it was easy to travel with the cup. We also looked at assembling and disassembling the parts, how easy the controls were to use and how easy it was to clean.

We also measured the noise on the highest setting. This does not contribute to the overall score.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$209
Price-surveyed
July 2018

Extra test results (/10)

Crushing ice
10

Specifications

H x W x D (cm)
40 x 16 x 16
Watts (W)
1000
Weight (kg)
2.6
Noise (dBA)
73
Jug/cup capacity (ml)
900/650/500
Number of speeds
2

Features

Dishwasher safe
Yes
Cord storage
Yes
Pulse option
Yes
Puree capability
Yes
Milling capability
No

More Info

Notes
-
Availability
-

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