Price (RRP): $299 (on sale)
The Nutri Ninja Blender System with Auto-iQ BL682 in its most basic form is a smart blender – Auto-iQ. But that would be like calling Einstein a hack scientist. This contains an [update] to the original review in November 2019.
A better start would be to call the Nutri Ninja Blender System with Auto-iQ BL682 a food and drink preparation system because it intelligently does much of the work to get ingredients ready for further cooking or drinking.
The Nutri Ninja Blender System with Auto-iQ BL682 arrived packed in one of those boxes that belies the amount of stuff hidden inside. Certainly, once unpacked we doubt it will ever be able to be repacked, Houdini-like, back in the box.
And an admission – My wife and I have never owned a ‘blender’ before – never saw the need. So, this review will be updated as we try new things. If it is anything like the Ninja Foodi Grill (review here) that has become indispensable in our kitchen, we look forward to much more than making smoothies, Martinis and Mojitos.
Nutri Ninja Blender System with Auto-iQ BL682
Price: $349.99 but I note a sale at $299.99 (23 November 2019)
There is so much stuff in the box but to summarise: A Powerbase that you fit accessories too, a huge 2.1L pitcher, a 1.8L food processor bowl, three different sized Nutri Cups along with implements of destruction – blades!
- 1500-Watt Power Base
- 500ml Cup
- 650ml Cup
- 900ml Cup
- Pro Extractor Blade
- Sip & Seal Lids
- 1.8L Food Processor Bowl
- Chopping Blade Assembly
- Dough Blade Assembly
- 3 x Silicone Sleeves
- 2.1L Blender Pitcher
- Stacked Blade
- Let’s Get Started Tips & Recipes
- Instruction Book
As we said, this review starts as an overview and over the coming weeks, we will update it as we try more things.
Who is it for?
Well, it is a perfect wedding present. I say that because I suspect you need to grow up with using blender/processor to really appreciate it. And its time my son proposed!
For example, my (unmarried) daughter is quite the chef (she thinks so) and has a separate stand mixer, food processor and blender. I believe that for most things this could replace at least half the first and both of the latter two items that cost twice as much and take up so much bench space.
It is perfect for any pro-cook – in fact, my Central Coast takeaway cook is envious of all the work it could save him in preparation (no it does not slice tomato or lettuce but it could make burger mince!)
My wife is eyeing it off for healthy, low fat, lactose-free smoothies that she can’t buy at the coffee shop. Me, I love really strong iced coffee with several scoops of ice-cream – ditto!
But to buy a $299/349 device and not use it fully would be a shame, so I suggest you assess your needs based on this review.
Spoiler alert – I can see this becoming a kitchen fixture.
What is Auto-iQ?
Something we all lack, perhaps. It helps select the best program for a specific use. Note that some programs are ‘container’ specific.