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
|Capacity||1 24 oz|
1 18 oz
|1 32 oz|
1 24 oz
1 18 oz
|1 32 oz|
1 24 oz
1 18 oz
|Serving Size||Single Serve||Multi Serve||Multi 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||✓||✓||✓|
|Warranty||1 year||1 year||1 year|
|Full Recipe Book||✗||✗||✓|
|Cost||Check Price||Check Price||Check Price|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It comes with proper markings. Fill to the max line. Overfilling may cause tightening of lid and spilling.
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
1 year limited Warranty.
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.