What Is A Ninja Blender?
What is a ninja blender? Good question with lots of answers. The Ninja Blender brand is part of SharkNinja Operating LLC, the maker of Shark, Ninja, Ninja Chef, Nutri Ninja and Ninja Coffee Bar products. It began in 1995 in Montreal, QC, Canada and has since moved to Needham, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Current CEO is Mark Rosenzweig.
This is not meant to be a comprehensive list of all Ninja products. For more information visit the Ninja Kitchen website by clicking here.
Types of Ninja Blenders
Ninja makes 2 out of the 4 basic types of blenders, the personal and the countertop blenders. Learn more about the basic types of blender on my Small Kitchen Appliances For You / Blenders page.
The basic personal blender is the Nutri Ninja Auto iQ (model #s BL480D, BL481, BL482, BL490).
Auto-iQ is a technology that combines timed pulsing, blending and pausing program patterns to take the guesswork out of blending for you.
There are two basic models of the countertop blender i.e. Ninja Chef high-speed (model # CT805) and Ninja Chef DUO high-speed (model #s CT810 & CT815A).
Ninja Intelli-Sense Kitchen Systems
In addition, there are three basic multifunction Intelli-Sense blender models; the Duo (model #s CT640C & CT641), the Intelli-Sense Kitchen Systems (model #s CT680, CT680A, CT680SS & CT680W) and the Intelli-Sense Kitchen System with Auto-Spiralizer (model # CT682SP) that can perform as food processors, food spiralizers as well as personal or countertop blenders all on one power base depending on the set of accessories supplied.
(Canada and UK: Model BL482 without Spiralizer)
Nutri Ninja Personal Blenders
A personal blender is one that consists of a power base that houses the motor along with a blender jar and a blade assembly. The jar and blade assembly are inverted during the blending process. Most blender jars come with lids allowing them to be used as a portable cup or mug.
All Nutri Ninja personal blender models are rated at 900 watts and designed for maximum nutrient and vitamin extraction.
Included with all models are:
- (1) 18 oz. Nutri Ninja Cup
- (1) 24 oz. Nutri Ninja Cup
- (2) Spout Lids
Ninja Chef Countertop Blenders
A countertop blender consists of a power base unit and a blending jar with detachable blending blade assembly.
The Ninja Chef blenders have powerful 1500-watt motors and a next-generation high-speed blade design. They are controlled by 10 pre-set Auto iQ programs and a wide variable speed range.
Auto iQ program settings are:
- Frozen Drink
- Ice Cream
- Nut Butter
Manual programs are Pulse and Manual speed levels 1-10.
Each comes with a 72 oz. pitcher. The DUO also comes with a 24 oz. single-serve cup and spout lid. Also, included with both models is a 50-recipe Inspiration Guidebook.
Intelli-Sense Blenders and Kitchen Systems
All Ninja Intelli-Sense Blenders have 1200 watts of power, Smart Vessel Recognition, and easy to clean touchscreen display.
With Smart Vessel Recognition, the touchscreen automatically displays the menu of pre-set programs appropriate to the attached vessel. Programs combine blending, pulsing and pausing patterns to ensure the best results.
The Duo has 8 smart programs which are:
- Frozen Drink
- Snow Cone
The Kitchen Systems adds the following smart programs:
The Ninja Intelli-Sense Kitchen Systems and Kitchen System with Auto-Spiralizer are precision processor controlled.
The Kitchen System with Auto-Spiralizer features an Auto-Spiralizer & 2 Discs.
Also included with the Kitchen Systems is 1 x 24-oz. single-serve cup with spout lid. The Duo comes with 2 x 24-oz. single-serve up with 2 spout lids.
Manual programs available on all models are Low, High and Pulse. A 35-Recipe Inspiration Guide is included with all Kitchen System packages.
Do you own any of these Ninja blenders? If so, I’d like to hear your opinions about any of them.
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