There I was, living in an efficiency apartment with a half kitchen, and I knew I needed to eat healthier. There was one counter and it was mostly taken up by the microwave, so I needed something compact and easy to store away between uses. Then the email hit my Inbox advertising the Nutri Ninja Personal Blender. It’s like Groupon was reading my mind. So when I got the package in, I was excited. I quickly unpacked the box and realized I didn’t have anything to blend. So I went out to the store and bought my first smoothie ingredients.

That was nearly two years ago, and the Nutri Ninja Personal Blender has held up to my daily smoothies and three different moves. So I thought I would give a review of the Nutir Ninja Personal Blender.

Nutri Ninja Personal BlenderNutri Ninja Personal Blender Product Description

The Nutri Ninja Pro BL454 provides you with powerful nutrient and vitamin extraction performance to unlock all of the natural benefits of fruits and veggies. It uses 1000-watts of professional power to break down fruits and vegetables for nutrient rich juices on the go. Ninja Pro Extractor Blades crush through ice, seeds, skins, and stems for a smooth, even consistency. Twist on the Sip and Seal lids and take your drinks with you on the go. All parts are BPA free and dishwasher safe. The box includes a 1000-watt motor base, 12-ounce jar, 24-ounce jar, 2 Sip and Seal lids, Ninja PRO extractor blades, and an instruction booklet.

So what does that mean. You get a base unit, a single blade that screws on to the cup, two separate cups, and two lids. Yeah, there is an instruction booklet, but I’m a guy, so I didn’t read it.

So let’s talk about the good. The base unit is pretty solid and a bit heavy. This is good because the motor spins pretty fast. If it was flimsy, it wouldn’t have held together for a couple of years.

You get two different sizes of cups made of fairly durable plastic. I have dropped them a few times and no cracks so far. I also like that the blade and lids screw on the inside, so you don’t have the threads in the way when you drink straight from the cup like I do. I don’t really takes the smoothies with me, so I haven’t tested the lids.

I like that the blade is separate making it easy to clean. The cups are fairly wide mouth, so you can clean then fairly easily as well. I don’t use my dishwasher, so I don’t know how it holds up in one.

The power is very good. It rips through nuts, ice, and frozen fruit quite nicely. I have rarely needed more than 30 seconds to blend up my morning smoothly which generally contains frozen fruit or ice. I don’t fill the cup much more than half with solids anymore, so that may be a factor.

So what about the bad. Well, there is a little line on the side that says Max Fill. If you go over this line, then there is a chance you will get leakage out into the base. Which brings me to another bad. The base is not easy to clean, if you do get spillage. I still have limited counter space, so I put the Nutri Ninja Blender away after each use. There is an area at the bottom to wrap the cord, but its not easy to use for me, so I wrap it around the base.

If you are looking for a personal blender for smoothies, soup, or similar things, I recommend the Nutri Ninja Personal Blender. You can buy on from Amazon using this link.

Ninja has a newer model which includes some programmed settings and a time, they call it the AutoIQ. You can buy this model from Amazon using this link.

Do you have a Nutri Ninja Personal Blender? Do you use a different personal blender? Leave your comments below.