Nutri Ninja Blender with FreshVac Technology Review

Nutri Ninja Blender with FreshVac Technology

8.5

Size/Capacity

9.2/10

Brand

8.5/10

Functionality

8.7/10

Performance

7.9/10

Appearance

8.2/10

Price

8.3/10

Pros

  • FreshVac Technology
  • 2 Models available
  • Powerful
  • Fast
  • Auto-iQ programs
  • 1-year limited warranty

Cons

  • 1-year limited warranty
  • FreshVac cup + vacuum pump assembly can tip over
  • Liquid can get sucked up into pump
  • Motor can overheat when run continuously

The Nutri Ninja Blender with FreshVac Technology introduces a new way to get longer lasting flavor and nutritional value from your fruits and veggies. Your drinks will stay fresher longer with better taste and color than with traditional blenders.

How does the Nutri Ninja Blender with FreshVac Technology do that? Read this detailed review to find out.

Nutri Ninja Blender with FreshVac Technology – Overview

Smoothies and other drinks made with centrifugal juicers and blenders are made by rapidly spinning blades smashing against the produce reducing it to liquid and small particles. This results in a lot of air being introduced.

The introduced air contains oxygen which immediately starts to react with nutrients in the juice. This chemical reaction deteriorates the taste, color, and nutrients so your drink only stays fresh for a very short time.

The Nutri Ninja Blender with FreshVac Technology uses vacuum to remove damaging oxygen from the pitcher or cup before blending. Without oxygen present your drink stays fresh longer and contains less foam.

Your smoothie or shake will stay fresh overnight. Make it the night before, refrigerate it, and it will be ready to take with you first thing in the morning as fresh as if you just made it.

Meet Ninja’s FreshVac™ Technology Family

Nutri Ninja Blender with FreshVac Technology – Features

Capacity

The Nutri Ninja Blender with FreshVac Technology comes in two styles.

Two 24-oz. single-serve FreshVac cups are provided with the Personal-Size Blender model BL580. Make your smoothie in one of the cups, put on the convenient spout lid and take it with you wherever you go.

A 72-oz. FreshVac Blender Pitcher makes smoothies, dips, purees, and more with Total Crushing Blades in the Ninja Smart Screen Blender DUO model CT661V. It also comes with two 20-oz. single-serve FreshVac cups.

Power and Control

1100-watts power the Personal-Size Nutri Ninja Blender with FreshVac Technology while the Countertop Blender style has 1700-watts.

Each comes with a FreshVac™ pump to easily create the vacuum. Fresh, tasty, healthy drinks are yours with just one touch if its button.

Two Auto-iQ programs pulse, blend, and pause the Personal-Size Blender in unique patterns for perfect, unattended results every time. No more guesswork and no more manually stopping the machine to push ingredients down where the blades can reach them.

The Countertop size Ninja Smart Screen Blender DUO model CT661V has 7 pre-set Auto-iQ programs for making the best salsa, margaritas, shakes, ice cream, and more. All with a simple touch.

Auto-iQ programs for the FreshVac™ pitcher are:

  • Smoothie
  • Ice Cream
  • Pureé
  • Frozen Drink
  • Low/Medium/High Speed

Auto-iQ programs for the FreshVac™ cup are:

  • Smoothie
  • Extract – used for tough and fibrous ingredients
  • Frozen Drink
  • Low/Medium/High Speed

The Ninja Smart Screen Blender DUO model CT661V also comes with Smart Vessel Recognition the immediately senses which attachment is being use. The correct menu of pre-set programs for each is then shown on the touchscreen.

Nutri Ninja Blender with FreshVac Technology - Fruit Smoothies

Other Features

The vacuum pump is battery powered but if you prefer you can purchase an AC power cord from ninjaaccessories.com to plug directly into a wall socket.

The Pro Extractor Blades® Assembly for the personal-sized blender cup is designed for optimal extraction of vitamins and nutrients from your fruits and vegetables.

The Stacked Blade Assembly for the countertop blender pitcher is very sharp and if not handled carefully can cause cuts to your hands and fingers. In operation however, it pulverizes ice to snow in seconds. In combination with the powerful motor even the toughest ingredients are handled with ease.

The FreshVac cup with vacuum pump installed is a little unstable, you need to hold the assembly while the pump is running to prevent it from tipping over. Even though the instruction manual says to run the vacuum while the assembly is sitting on the countertop, I always lock the assembly onto the motor base before turning the pump on. This provides stability so you can start the pump and walk away until a vacuum is created.

Specifications

Capacity:
Personal Model BL580 – 2 x 24-oz. cups with lids
Countertop Model CT661V – 72-oz. pitcher + 2 x 20-oz. cups w/lids
Finish:
Black
Materials:
BPA-free plastic
Power:
Model BL580 – 1100-watts peak
Model CT661V – 1400-watts peak
Speeds:
3-speeds
Voltage:
120VAC, 60 Hz.
Dimensions:
Model BL580 – 6.7″ (17 cm) x 6.3″ (16 cm) x 15.9″ (40.4 cm)
Model CT661V – 8.9″ (22.6 cm) x 10.8″ (27.4 cm) x 17.3″ (43.9 cm)
Weight:
Model BL580 – 7.6 lbs. (3.4 kg.)
Model CT661V – 11.4 lbs. (5.2 kg.)

Nutri Ninja Blender with FreshVac Technology – Pros & Cons

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Pros:

  • FreshVac Technology – removes oxygen making healthier, longer lasting drinks
  • Two models – personal-sized blender and DUO countertop blender with personal-size cups
  • Pro Extractor Blades® Assembly
  • Auto-iQ programs
  • DUO model:
    • Stacked blade assembly crushes ice to snow in seconds
    • Smart Screen touchscreen display
  • 1-year limited warranty – SharkNinja covers cost of returning unit for repair/replacement
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Cons:

  • 1-year limited warranty – fee charged to customer when repaired/replaced is returned to customer.
  • Unstable FreshVac cup and vacuum pump assembly prone to tipping over while running.
  • Liquid is sometimes sucked up an into the vacuum pump thus creating a mess.
  • Motor can overheat if run continuously for a long time. Use the Auto-iQ programs whenever possible and never leave the unit unattended while operating.

Nutri Ninja Blender with FreshVac Technology – Who Is It For?

The Nutri Ninja Blender with FreshVac Technology model BL580 is a personal-sized blender for people that want to make individual smoothies for themselves and their partner. But, they want their drinks to stay fresh and healthy longer so they can make them the night before and be ready to take with them first thing in the morning.

The Nutri Ninja Blender with FreshVac Technology model CT661V is for people that also want to be able to make a large quantity of smoothies or other drinks for friends and families as well. Make a pitcher or two in advance of your next get-together and refrigerate them. They will still be fresh and taste like you just made them even after the party is in full swing.


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Verdict

Nutri Ninja Blender with FreshVac Technology – My Final Opinion

This is a great product that overcomes one of the problems with homemade smoothies. That is the fact that they lose color, flavor, taste, and nutritional value very quickly. You have to drink smoothies, shakes, and frozen drinks almost immediately after making them.

By removing the damage causing oxygen from the blending process you get a tastier, more colorful, healthy, and longer lasting beverage. One that you can store in your fridge overnight if you want.

Another great thing about this is the fact that it comes in two models, personal-size blender only and large countertop size blender including personal-sized cups in case you need both.

There are several cons that lower my overall rating of the Nutri Ninja Blender with FreshVac Technology to 8.5 out of 10. But, all in all I give it a recommended Buy if it is the right one for you.

Click in the Amazon showcase box below to Buy the personal size model BL580 today:

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Nutri Ninja Blender with FreshVac Technology, 1100-Watt Auto-iQ Base, 2 Manual Speeds, and (2) Single-Serve FreshVac Cups with Lids (BL580), Dark Gray
  • FreshVac Technology - the easy-to-use, one-touch, FreshVac Pump is designed to preserve vitamins, flavors, and colors by removing oxygen before blending.
  • Enjoy long-lasting drinks, smoothies, and shakes with less foam and separation as compared to traditional blending mode.
  • The Next Generation of Nutrient & Vitamin Extraction* - Unlock the full potential of your fruits and veggies. *Extract a drink containing vitamins and nutrients from fruits and vegetables
  • Auto-iQ Technology - Features intelligent programs that combine unique timed pulsing, blending, and pausing patterns that do the work for you.
  • The digital countdown timer displays how much time is remaining on the selected Auto-iQ blender program or counts up to track blending time when using the two manual speeds.
  • 1100 Watts of Power.
  • Includes (2) 24 oz. Single-Serve FreshVac Cups with Spout Lids for on-the-go convenience.

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Click in the Amazon showcase box below to Buy the countertop size model CT661V today:

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SharkNinja Ninja Smart Screen Duo Technology in Black (CT661V) Countertop Blender with Freshvac, 72 oz
  • 1400-Peak-Watt Motor Base with Touchscreen Display
  • FreshVac Technology: The easy-to-use, one-touch, FreshVac Pump is designed to preserve vitamins, flavors, and colors by removing oxygen before blending. Enjoy long-lasting drinks and smoothies with less foam and separation as compared to traditional blending mode
  • 7 Pre-Set Auto-iQ Programs: Smart Touchscreen reveals each vessels Chef-designed, automatic pre-set recipe programs for drinks, smoothies, and shakes
  • Touchscreen: Easy to clean, long lasting, and intuitive
  • 72 oz. FreshVac Blender Pitcher: Transforms your favorite ingredients into smoothies, dips, purees, and more with the Total Crushing Blades

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If one of these isn’t the best blender for you, browse some other choices on my page, Top 10 Best Kitchen Blenders For 2019.


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21 Replies to “Nutri Ninja Blender with FreshVac Technology Review”

  1. Hi Ed, 

    I have a Nutri Ninja Blender. I love it. It makes the best milkshakes and smoothies. It is very easy to use and cleans up without a problem. 

    I like the “pros and cons section”. I also like how you explain the technology and the features of the Ninja blender. Good job. I didn’t know about the damage oxygen can cause in the blending process. Good thing to know.

    Thank you for adding the “Top 10 Best Kitchen Blenders for 2019”. This is good for some comparison shopping. I like the variety of the other small kitchen appliances you review.

    I checked out the recipes links, awesome. I am definitely want to try some of the smoothies recipes. The beef and chicken dishes looked so tasty. 

    I loved the colored images you added. It made the pages pop out more. 

    What is the name of your restaurant and where is it? 

    A very informative website. 

    You did a good job, Ed. 

    Thanks, johnny, the Gray Wolf. 

     

    1. Hi Johnny,

      Thanks for the great comments and taking time to leave them. Also, thanks for the feedback on Nutri Ninja Blenders. Very important to me to know that I am writing reviews on products that people use.

      My restaurant is “Joey’s Only Seafood Restaurant” in Kitchener, ON, Canada. If you are ever up this way, look me up.

      Ed

  2. First of all, its design was very good to me. It was important for me to have modern power in this kind of product that I got here. I do not know who is using it, but I have been very helpful in my laboratory work. Especially, compared to other Blenders, its vibration and sounds seem to be less.

    1. Thank you for your feedback. Happy to hear that it works well in your laboratory.

      Your feedback is very helpful to me, knowing that I am reviewing and recommending good products.

      Ed

  3. Thank you for a good honest review of the Nutri Ninja Blender. I currently have a mini Magic Bullet and it’s an okay little blender but it can only make very small quantities at a time. I have wanted a Ninja blender for a while now. It looks like a really powerful blender. I really like the high tech features, I think this will be my next blender.

  4. Hi Ed,

    Thank you for review of Nutri Ninja Blender with FreshVac Technology. In fact, l have been shopping around for a new blender at the local stores but none of them meet my requirements. I kind like the Nutri Ninja Blender with FreshVac Technology model CT661V because of it able to make a large quantity of smoothies or other drinks for friends and families as well. I just have a look of the item at Amazon and they have a special discount price of $139.99. I think it is great for value. Definitely will get one for my family.

    Best regards.

    1. Hi Shui,

      Thanks for taking time to leave your great comments. I’m glad to have been of service in finding the right blender for you and your family.

      Please come back and let me know it works for you. I’d love to include your feedback so others will know if it is a good Buy or not.

      Ed

  5. Hi there,

    Awesome review, I found it very useful!

    My blender just stopped working yesterday, and now I am looking for a new one. I am in a hurry because I use to make juices every single morning it’s my breakfast and my lunch:) I really like the Shark Ninja Ninja, it seems robust and affordable. I’ll check this product on Amazon right now. 

    I see there is a one year warranty, that’s awesome! Is the warranty on the whole blender or the pieces only? 

    Thank you for this excellent post!

    1. Hi Daniella,

      Sorry to hear that your blender stopped working. But, I am glad to be able to help you find the right blender for you.

      The 1-year warranty is on the whole blender. However, it excludes normal wear and tear on wearable parts which is understandable of course.

      SharkNinja has one of the few limited warranties that also pays for the cost of returning the unit to them for repair/replacement. Unfortunately they charge a “fee” to ship the repaired or replacement unit back to you. Better than having to pay for shipping both ways, I suppose.

      If you decide to buy the Nutri Ninja Blender with FreshVac Technology, please let me know how it works for you. Your feedback helps me to provide detailed reviews on the best Small Kitchen Appliances For You.

      Ed

  6. What a great review about Nutri Ninja blender! What Is The Object Origin Point? Overall very effective and readable post. This blender is very helpful and nutritious for human health. Easy to use and high-quality power and control system many more advantage and pros. Really it is very usable and healthy. Thanks for the post. I will look forward to your new post.

    1. Hi Jafor,

      Thank you for your kind comments and great question. The Nutri Ninja Blender is made by SharkNinja Operating LLC with head office in Needham, MA, USA. The unit is made in China.

      I trust that this answers your question.

      Ed

  7. The freshVac technology is amazing and awesome,but I’ll like to know if there after sales service when it’s out of the warranty period. If there is any fault how do I contact the technical support. 

    Lastly, can I get a bigger size of it, that can produce 20 litres of juice. I’ll be glad if I can get it. 

    1. Hi Marshall,

      First, thanks for taking the time to leave your comments and great questions. 

      Before and after the warranty period you can reach out to SharkNinja corporation. I have found their service to be quick and helpful. Here is a link to their contact page: SharkNinja.com/contact-us/

      I’m not sure if there is a typo in your second question. 20 litres (5+ US Gallons) is a very large quantity. The largest one I know of is the Skyfood Blender at 6-1/2 gallons. It is a floor model used in commercial applications and does not use vacuum technology.

      The largest Nutri Ninja blender with FreshVac technology is the model CT661V available on Amazon. It has a capacity of 72-oz. (2.1 L).

      Hope this helps. If you need more information please don’t hesitate to ask.

      Ed

  8. I really like the sound of the Nutri Ninja `Blender.

    I must agree that smoothies made with centrifugal blenders do not stay fresh for long, and certainly not overnight. So I think that the Nutri Ninja would be a great addition to the kitchen – certainly to mine.

    I also like the fact that it is not too expensive, especially compared with other similar blenders.

    Thank you so much for this really helpful information.

    Chrissie 🙂

    1. Your welcome Chrissie and thanks for leaving your comment. I hope that the information in my articles helps you to make a decision on which blender is best for your needs.

      Ed

  9. thank you for sharingthis article is of great value and useful for this nutri ninja bullet I like how much you are explaining from start to finish how the function should be used as it should be the price of this highly valued product to like this product has all the proper functions to make apple juice and many more thanks for once again for this valuable article I now distribute with my friends

    1. Thanks for taking time to leave your kind comments and for sharing this article with your friends. If you or any of them decide to buy this blender please let me know how it works out. Feedback from owners is very important to ensuring that I am reviewing the best small kitchen appliances for you.

      Ed

  10. Wow! Nice specifications and features on this device. Personally I love the shape of the container. Its tapered unlike the normal blenders I guess this means what I am blending has less space upwards to escape further blending when I am blending less fruits that won’t fill the cylinder. Thats the main problem I have with blenders

    1. Yes, the blender jar shape and the blade design are the factors that have the most impact on how well blenders work. Designed properly they work together to create a vortex that sucks ingredients down to the blades where the food is pulverized.

      Here is a great post with a video demonstrating this in action: How Does A Blender Work?

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