Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Blender BL482 Review

Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Blender BL482

Looking for a small personal sized blender that takes the guesswork out of blending? Something that makes your smoothie quickly and without interfering with you getting ready to go? One that you can load with wholesome fruits and veggies, turn on, and when it’s finished grab your drink and go? Read the Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Blender BL482 review below and see for yourself it this is it.

Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Blender BL482 Review - Nutri Ninja Blender BL482 with veggies


Name: Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Blender BL482
Price: See Above
Owners: SharkNinja Operating LLC
CEO: Mark Rosenzweig
Overall Rank: 80 out of 100

Product Overview

The Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Blender BL482 features Auto-iQ built-in intelligent programs that combine timed pulsing, blending and pausing patterns to do the work for you.Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Blender (BL482) Review - Nutri Ninja Blender BL482 Blade

The Nutri Ninja Pro Extractor Blades and Auto-iQ break down whole fruits, vegetables, ice and seeds for powerful Nutrient & Vitamin Extraction.

The pre-programmed buttons are Blend and Ultra-Blend. The Blend button is for softer ingredients, and the Ultra-Blend is for hard, fibrous, and frozen ingredients. All you have to do is put the ingredients into a blending jar, lock it in place, push the Blend or Ultra-Blend button and let the blender do the work.Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Blender (BL482) Review - Nutri Ninja Blender BL482 Cup

The 24-oz. and 18-oz. Ninja cups both have spout lids for take-and-go convenience. A 32-oz. Ninja cup is also available for extra cost.

In addition, Start/Stop and Pulse buttons give you manual control over the time and pattern of your blending.

The 900-watt motor is protected against damage from overload by an auto-shutoff feature. After a shutdown, you just have to wait 15 minutes before you can start again.

Clean up is easy, the cups are BPA-free and dishwasher safe.


  • Powerful 1000-watt motor – (according to the NinjaKitchen website it is rated 900 watts but the package shows 1000 watts)
  • Ninja Pro Extractor Blades are stronger than other personal blenders
  • Auto-iQ technology takes the guesswork out of blending
  • Auto-shutoff motor overload protection
  • Ninja cups are BPA-free and dishwasher-safe if put on the top shelf
  • Highly rated and high number of positive reviews – 4.3 out of 5 ★ (81% = 4 or 5 out of 5 ★)


  • Some complaints about the noise level, however, the noise is comparable to other blenders of the same power.
  • Not recommended for hot ingredients.
  • Blender cups are microwave safe so to make soup you have to blend the ingredients cold, then transfer to another container to heat.
  • Complaints of early failure, plastic pieces breaking off, motor smoking, not working even with blending jar locked. Some complaints mentioned that the warranty replacement unit also failed. (9% = 1 out of 5 ★ rating)

Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Blender BL482 Review - Nutri Ninja Blender BL482 with AccessoriesNutri Ninja Auto-iQ Blender BL482 Accessories

The Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Blender BL482 comes with:

  • Blender motor base – silver and black color
  • (1) set of Pro Extractor Blades
  • 24 oz. Tritan Nutri Ninja Cup with Sip & Seal Lid
  • 18 oz. Tritan Nutri Ninja Cup with Sip & Seal Lid
  • Getting Started Recipe & Wellness Guide with 30 Delicious Recipes
  • 3-day Jump-Start Plan by noted health expert Rachel Beller
  • 250 page Eat to Lose, Eat to Win Nutri Ninja Edition nutritional guide

What Does It Blend?

Use the Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Blender BL482 to chop, blend, and purée whole fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, ice and seeds for maximum nutrient & vitamin extraction. You can make soups (cold), sauces, smoothies, slushies, frozen drinks, and lots more.

Is This Blender For You Or Not?

If you are looking for a smart, powerful blender that does the thinking and blending work for you, then the Ninja Auto-iQ Blender BL482 is the one for you. Put your ingredients in, turn it on and take the portable blender jar with you when it’s done.

However, if you want a  larger unit that can blend large quantities of blended product all at once, then you may find something more suitable at my countertop blender reviews page.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating 4.3 out of 5 ★ (81% = 4 or 5 out of 5 ★)

By Cheryl Higgins on October 30, 2016
Style Name: BL482/Verified Purchase

This thing is amazing!!! Cuts through frozen fruit like its butter. The power is incredible, and the quality is fantastic. This unit feels like it will last a long time.

By Saved by Southern Charm on April 20, 2016
Style Name: BL482/Verified Purchase

This is a miracle blender. I do believe you could put a tree trunk in this thing and it would pulverize it. lol If you’re a fan or root vegetables, this is the blender for you! Everything comes out smooth as silk… is a great machine. Easy to clean too. The only issue is that I thought this model came with the 32 oz cup, but it did not. If you’re mixing for 2 people or need 2 servings made at one time, you’re going to pay dearly for the 32 oz cup (they are ridiculously priced when purchased individually). But overall, the machine itself is fantastic!

By pdf on September 18, 2017
Style Name: BL482/Verified Purchase

I purchased a second Ninja Auto IQ blender because the first one worked well on a daily basis and I needed a second one for a weekend place. The second one has not performed well at all. After about 6 uses it now smells hot and doesn’t even blend the bananas I add to my smoothie. I can find no information about how to get a refund or replacement. I would definitely recommend not purchasing this item. My experience is that you will have a 50/50 chance that it will work properly.

Customer service has replaced this. Time will tell how well it works over time…will update this review next month.

By jerome m. on February 23, 2017
Style Name: BL482/Verified Purchase

I couldn’t say enough positive things about this product (5+ Stars). I make two fruit smoothies every evening and store in the frig. One for breakfasts, one for later in the day. Each smoothly is loaded with fruit, nuts, grains, milk (or Silk), yogurt, etc. It’s like a truckload of healthy food in a glass. Drink one smoothy on my way to work. The only problem I’m having now is keeping enough fruit in the frig. I am also eating a much larger variety of fruits I generally didn’t eat before I purchased my Ninja (papaya, mango, kiwi, etc). Americans have no excuse for eating unhealthy salt, fat, and sugar-filled empty calories offered up by the fast food industry. Want to lower your health care cost, feel better, live longer? It’s up to you. The opportunity is within your reach.

My Final Opinion

For smoothies to go, in a hurry, I rate the Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Blender BL482 80 out of 100 and a solid Buy.

Do you have an opinion on this or any other blender? Please leave your comments or questions in the comments box below and I’ll be happy to reply as soon as possible.


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2 Replies to “Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Blender BL482 Review”

  1. Wonderful.
    My mother will appreciate this Nutri Ninja for her birthday present, and so will I….she loves to blend and I love to drink. Win win. I live close by so I will enjoy this present as much as she will.
    Thanks for the review. Very informative stuff.
    Thanks for the shopping link also. Great deal on Amazon compared to the local stores

    1. Hi Crystal,

      Great, I love helping people find the small kitchen appliance that is best for them, especially birthday presents:) Thanks for the comment.


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