The next item up for grabs in my giveaway series is the Nutri Ninja Auto IQ Pro Compact System. I had the pleasure of giving this appliance a spin in my kitchen and I’m so happy to have the opportunity to share the love!
Counting this shiny new baby, I’ve got a total of three Ninja Kitchen appliances in my collection. My experience with the Ninja Cooking System and the Nutri Ninja Blender Duo has been so positive that I had high hopes this unit would follow suit.
Nutri Ninja Auto IQ Pro Compact System Review
- Includes a powerful 1200-watt motor base, a 40-ounce Blend and Prep Bowl, one 24-ounce Nutri Ninja Cup , one 24-ounce Stainless Steel Cup, two Sip & Seal Lids, the Pro Extractor Blades for use with the cups, a Chopping Blade, and a Dough Blade.
- The Blend and Prep Bowl allows you to use the unit as a food processor for everything from dips to purees to doughs.
- The Stainless Steel Cup keeps beverages cold for up to 4 hours and fits nicely in most car cupholders – perfect for commuting.
- Auto IQ One Touch Intelligence takes the guesswork out of the process with timed, intelligent blending programs that do the work for you.
- Smooth Boost technology breaks down tough fruits and veggies and enhances the smoothness of frozen ingredients.
- Suction cup feet hold the unit securely to the counter while it works.
- Available at major retailers nationwide, starting at $159.99. Buy it now on Amazon.
Like all of the Ninja products, I love the design of this appliance. It is a sleek, good looking machine but there is far more to it than it’s good looks. After watching the YouTube video, I decided to run it through several of my own tests.
First, I made a typical fruit smoothie with frozen mango chunks, Greek yogurt, and honey. The Ninja made short work of turning this mixture into a creamy, completely smooth beverage.
Next, I tried the ice test. I put 8 ice cubes in the 40-ounce Blend and Prep Bowl and used the Pulse feature. In under a minute, the ice cubes turned into super-fine snow. Snow cones anyone? This feature worked exactly as shown in the video.
I tested the Auto-IQ Extract feature on a raw carrot that I’d cut into chunks. The carrot was pulverized but not exactly juiced. After adding just a little liquid and running the program again, it finished the job with ease. I think it would work beautifully on most hard fruits and veggies.
Is it worth it?:
Definitely. This versatile, incredibly high-powered machine is easy to use and could easily serve as a replacement for a stand-alone smoothie maker and blender with the added bonus of its ability to pulverize tough fruits and veggies. I like that it comes with the big 40-ounce container for making large batches of beverages just in time for summer parties (margarita anyone?). While I’d never give up my Cuisinart Food Processor, the large capacity bowl and dough hook mean that it can be used for a variety of kitchen tasks. Like the other Ninja appliances I own, this one is sturdy and I feel confident it will have a long life.
Nutri Ninja Auto IQ Pro Compact System Giveaway
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Contest runs through 12:00am PST on May 18 , 2016. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted by email within 48 hours of contest end. Winner must respond within 48 hours of notification or another winner will be chosen. Contest open only to U.S. residents, 18 years and older, and is void where prohibited. Only entries made on this post on the Rafflecopter application above are valid for entry. See Rafflecopter entry form for full terms and conditions.
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