Nutri Ninja Auto iQ BL480/481/482 Reviews and Ratings

Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ is an effortless nutrient extract and blending device. While blending with Auto-iQ, there is no need to manually stir, mix or shake. All these actions are taken care by the blender. You need to just select the option of your choice and the food is ready within minutes.

Nutri Ninja has a variety of models in Auto-iQ series. Here, we are going to discuss and compare vanilla Auto-iQ models with wattage power 1000. There are three models under 1000 watt.

Nutri Ninja Auto iQ BL480 vs BL481 vs BL482

Model/FeaturesBL480BL481BL482
Wattage Output100010001000
Capacity1 24 oz
1 18 oz
1 32 oz
1 24 oz
1 18 oz
1 32 oz
1 24 oz
1 18 oz
Serving SizeSingle ServeMulti ServeMulti Serve
Number of Speeds
1 Speed + Pulse
1 Speed + Pulse
1 Speed + Pulse
Appliance Capabilities
Shredder, Blends, Grinds, Chops
Shredder, Blends, Grinds, Chops
Shredder, Blends, Grinds, Chops
Digital LED Timer
RPM21,00021,00021,000
Warranty1 year1 year1 year
BPAFreeFreeFree
Full Recipe Book
CostCheck PriceCheck PriceCheck Price

Performance

The motor base of Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ is 1000 watt. The RPM is around 21000 RPM. It is pretty good RPM; it can liquefy anything you put in the jar, including ice. The stainless steel blade spinning at high speed combined with Auto-iQ technology gives you the best smoothies.

All the three model BL480, BL481 and BL482 are of 1000 watt. Performance wise they are same.

The competitive brands such as Nutribullet Pro or others do not come with pre-programmed settings

The device is loud because of the watt power.

Reviewed by ; Updated on October 29, 2018

Usability

  • Ease of use:
  • This blender is very portable. It looks great on the kitchen countertop. You can store it in cabinets. It comes with jars that can be used while travelling. The jars or cups come in various sizes, and you can choose them based on the quantity of food you want to blend.

    Nutri Ninja with Auto-iQ BL480 is a single serve blender; it comes with 2 jars of size 18 oz and 24 oz. If you need to blend for more than 3 people, you need to do it in 2 separately. It comes with 2 sipper lids making it easier to drink.

    BL481 and Bl482 come with three jars oz size 32, 24 and 18 oz, 32 oz is multi-serve, and it comes handy when you are blending for a family of 4. It comes with three sipper lids.

  • How to Use:
  • Using Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ is not rocket science. It follows the same technique like BL450/451/455. Select the jar of your choice. Pour the ingredients you want. Add liquid and close the mouth of the jar with the blade that is attached to the lid. Turn the jar 180 degrees and place it on the base. The base comes with the security lock for the stable blending. In Auto-iQ, if you are using blend or ultra blend, there is no need to do any shaking or stirring. The blend and ultra blend comes with the pre-programmed setting, you need just to push the button, and the smoothest smoothie is ready. For pulse, you need not hold the jar, just fix the jar to the base, and it will rotate, unlike BL450/451/455 where you need to hold the jar while blending.

    The BL480, BL481 and BL482 works exactly same. There is no technological change in three products.

  • Multitasking:
  • 1000 watt power is good to crush anything. It can shred, grind, blend and chop. Different size jars help you to choose as per the quantity. Though, the jars are still small compared to full sized blenders. They can’t process huge amounts. Also, they need more time to blend frozen fruits and veggies. The Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Duo Blender comes with 72 oz pitcher and crushing blades to blend frozen fruits into smoothies.

  • Ease of Clean :
  • It is super easy to clean Nutri Ninja blenders. The base can be wiped with a damp cloth. Jars and lids are dishwasher safe. Since the blade is not attached to the jars, the blade can be moved and can hand washed separately. You can wash blade in the dishwasher too. Blades are rust-free, and jars are made of extremely durable Eastman Tritan.

    Design

  • Technology:
  • The Auto-iQ technology knows what to do. Just press the button and Auto-iQ automatically takes care of what needs to be done. It does unique timed pulsing, blending and pausing cycles thus giving superior consistency.

    Extraction Blade rotates at high speed. Auto-iQ timed pulsing combined with high-speed blade rotation provides excellent smoothness even for leafy vegetables such as kale.

  • Leak Proofing:
  • The jars has security locks and blade is reinforced to the lid. There is no leakage. In case there is some leakage because of overfilling then it is easy to wipe. The base mouth is wide. Wipe the spill immediately to avoid any kind of staining.

  • Markings:
  • It comes with proper markings. Fill to the max line. Overfilling may cause tightening of lid and spilling.

  • Material:
  • The jars are made of Eastman Tritan they are BPA free and dishwasher safe. However, they are not microwave safe.

    Value for money

    Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ umbrella have many useful models. They have a single serve, multi-serve and models with 72 oz pitcher (Nutri Ninja Duo blender). You can pick and choose based on your requirements. The products that are discussed in this articles are pretty good; they come with different jars and Auto-iQ technology with pro extractor blade. All 3 models have an exactly same wattage and are nearly same on price. Thus, our take would be BL482 as that comes with 3 jars and an extra recipe book.

    In the Box

    BL480BL481BL482
  • 1 Motor Base

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  • 1 24 oz Jar

  • 1 18-oz Jar

  • 1 Pro Extractor Blade

  • 2 Sip and Seal Lids

  • Inspiration Guide

  • Rachel Beller 3-Day Jump-Start Plan

  • 1 Motor Base

  • 1 32 oz Jar

  • 1 24 oz Jar

  • 1 18-oz Jar

  • 1 Pro Extractor Blade

  • 3 Sip and Seal Lids

  • Inspiration Guide

  • Rachel Beller 3-Day Jump-Start Plan

  • 1 Motor Base

  • 1 32 oz Jar

  • 1 24 oz Jar

  • 1 18-oz Jar

  • 1 Pro Extractor Blade

  • 3 Sip and Seal Lids

  • Inspiration Guide

  • Rachel Beller 3-Day Jump-Start Plan

  • Rachel Beller's Book Eat to Lose, Eat to Win

  • Warranty

    1 year limited Warranty.

    Conclusion

    All the three models(BL480/481/482) are good. However, there is no point looking at BL480 because BL481 is at the same price and contains an extra jar. The decision is to be made between BL481 and BL482. The only difference between these two models is that BL482 comes with Recipe book (Nutri Ninja® Auto-iQ™ Edition of Rachel Beller’s Book Eat to Lose, Eat to Win). Please check the price of both the models and pick one for yourself.

    8 Comments

    1. Sam

      I asked my wife to purchase the Nutri Ninja, IQ BL480 for me. I was disappointed when I saw it did not have the larger 32 ounce cup. I was going to return it and purchase the Nutri Ninja BL481 or the 482. I was hoping that I would be able to find out if the 32 would fit my BL480. I’m still looking for answer. I am hoping someone out there can answer that question Thanks.

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    2. Elina

      To my good understanding the base, blade and everything else is same for all the three models. So the 32 oz jar from BL481 or BL482 should fit BL480.

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    3. Nancy Lohr

      Where can I purchase sleeves for cups. They are made for a man’s hand and feel a little large for me (female) hands.

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    4. Marc

      Will the 72oz. Pitcher fit on bl480

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    5. ken

      my Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Blender (BL482) does on rotate to lock the blending jar and blade assembly into place on the base.. is this normal.

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    6. ruth

      i purchased the nutri ninja pro iq using my scorecard rewards. The blender is great. It crushes ice easily, blends, and chops through frozen food, fruits. The noise is quite loud, but, I can deal with that. I clean, rinse my lid (where the blades are attached) by running it under hot water, but, tonight I thought maybe I should remove the rubber gasket around the lid. Well, to my surprise when I removed the gasket…there was so much food particles attached to the rim and gasket it was disgusting. I can’t imagine how much bacteria I have consumed. I have owned the nutria ninja auto-IQ for almost two weeks. Could you imagine if I had never removed the gasket! Yuck. I’m undecided if I will keep the unit or return it. I have a cheap blender which works fine and at least all seals and parts can be removed for cleaning. I might add…I called the 1-800 number and I was told by customer service I do not have to remove the gasket for cleaning, just run hot water over it after using. And customer service is sending me a new blade cap…he thinks I might have received one that was damaged. But we will see.

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    7. Fix Window Regulator

      Unfortunately your bekymmer was actually your window regulator.
      I had to purchase a brand new 1.

      Reply
    8. Rosemary Pic

      Bought my Nutra Ninja BL480D in Oct. 2017. Used it sparingly (probably 20 times) when grandkids came for a “smoothie”. Went to blend orange juice this AM and motor began smoking. Very disappointed. (I had purchased additional cups for the Ninja. Might find another use for them.) I will not re-purchase this item.

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