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Cleanblend Blender vs Nutri Ninja Blender with 1200-Watt Auto-iQ

Nutri Nin­ja with 1200-Watt Auto-iQ is a very pop­u­lar blender mod­el that is often com­pared to Vita­mix. On the oth­er hand, Clean­blend is the new machine on the mar­ket released only in 2015, which is not well-known to con­sumers but is a real­ly good copy­cat of Vita­mix with many very sim­i­lar design details to it.

These two machines are priced in the same range, mul­ti­func­tion­al, and pow­er­ful enough, so they could be good can­di­dates to con­sid­er as a cheap­er alter­na­tive to a com­mer­cial-type blender with high inter­est among consumers.

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CleanBlend Blender

cleanblend belnder reviewThe Clean­blend Blender comes with a very pow­er­ful 3HP at peak and 1800 watts of effec­tive motor pow­er. The machine has an all-met­al blade assem­bly and blade-to-dri­ve coupling.

This gad­get con­trol pan­el is equipped with 10 vari­able speeds and pulse func­tions, which gives this machine excel­lent flex­i­bil­i­ty over the blend­ing process and allows the user to pre­pare a large vari­ety of recipes. The pulse func­tion is a help­ful fea­ture that helps to process hard mix­tures, removes air pock­ets, or could be used for chop­ping food. In addi­tion, the machine comes with the tam­per, the typ­i­cal tool for high-end blenders, which could also be used to cre­ate a good vor­tex when pro­cess­ing tough ingredients.

The Clean­blend is equipped with 64 oz. Tri­tan copoly­ester pitch­er is made from shat­ter and tem­per­a­ture-resis­tant poly­car­bon­ate. The pitch­er comes with a per­ma­nent­ly inbuilt good qual­i­ty stain­less steel blade. How­ev­er, this machine has some faults in the con­struc­tion of the met­al retain­er nut, so the pitch­er some­times devel­ops a crack near the nut con­nec­tion. Nev­er­the­less, this pow­er­ful and sol­id machine is designed to per­form the fol­low­ing tasks:

  • Make a very smooth smooth­ie with soft or tough ingre­di­ents, well han­dle any straw­ber­ry and oth­er seeds in drinks pul­ver­iz­ing them into smooth consistency;
  • Crush and shave ice to make snow cones, ice cream, frozen desserts, and iced drinks like mar­gar­i­tas and others;
  • Purees raw and cook ingre­di­ents into very smooth condition;
  • Han­dle hot liq­uid by prepar­ing hot soup via fric­tion and pro­cess­ing already heat­ed liq­uids to make bul­let­proof coffee;
  • Chop food for sal­ads, mari­nades, and sal­sa to pre­pare a vari­ety of food prep recipes;
  • Make nut milk;
  • Process silky smooth nut butter;
  • Grind herbs, chop nuts, or mill any type of grain to pro­duce bak­ing qual­i­ty flour even from hard types of grain;
  • Knead dough;

The Clean­blend comes with 5‑year lim­it­ed war­ran­ty and very help­ful cus­tomer service.


Nutri Ninja BL642 Personal and Countertop Blender with 1200-Watt Auto-iQ

ninja-auto-iqNutri Nin­ja BL642 Per­son­al and Coun­ter­top Blender with 1200-Watt comes in four dif­fer­ent pack­ages with sim­i­lar tech­ni­cal para­me­ters and dif­fers only by select­ing and num­ber­ing con­tain­ers and food proces­sor attach­ments. It is equipped with a pow­er­ful 1500-watt motor. The motor dri­ve-to-blade cou­pling is con­struct­ed with a few plas­tic parts, mak­ing this machine not very stur­dy and durable.

The gad­get con­trol pan­el oper­ates with 3 speeds, a pulse func­tion, two pre-set pro­grams for main pitch­er oper­a­tion, and two pre-sets for sin­gles serve attach­ment. In addi­tion, the food pro­cess­ing attach­ment is reg­u­lat­ed using three (3) speeds.

This machine has typ­i­cal for Nin­ja blenders’ unusu­al blade sys­tem and com­pli­cat­ed lock­ing mech­a­nism design, which makes this machine not easy and some­times dan­ger­ous to use. In addi­tion, this machine’s con­tain­ers are made from low-qual­i­ty poly­car­bon­ate mate­r­i­al, which may devel­op cracks when exposed to high loads and thus not durable.

The ver­sa­til­i­ty of this machine is achieved with mul­ti­ple attach­ments that are intend­ed for dif­fer­ent tasks. So it is designed to per­form the fol­low­ing functions:

  • Make smooth­ies but quite grainy con­sis­ten­cy, not able to pro­duce decent green drinks;
  • Crush ice well in drinks, shave ice for mak­ing snow cones and frozen desserts;
  • Not able to han­dle hot liq­uids and not heat­ing the liq­uids from fric­tion, so not suit­able for mak­ing soup from cold and prepar­ing bul­let­proof coffee;
  • Chops veg­eta­bles for sal­ads, sauces, and oth­er recipes, the units with food proces­sor attach­ment will shred veg­gies also;
  • Puree well only cooked food and may require adding some liq­uids for bet­ter processing;
  • Grind herbs and soft grains and will not pro­duce bak­ing qual­i­ty flour;
  • Makes nut but­ter but not very smooth consistency;
  • Knead dough but only units with food pro­cess­ing attachments;

It comes with only a 1‑year lim­it­ed war­ran­ty and a bad rep­u­ta­tion for cus­tomer service.


Ninja Duo with Auto-iQ and CleanBlend Blender Differences and Features

  Clean­blend Nutri Nin­ja with 1200-Watt Auto-iQ
Motor 1800 watts with an all-met­al motor to the blade connections; 1500 watts with the plas­tic motor to the blade couplings;
Blades Inbuilt into a jar all-met­al blade sys­tem, which makes it easy to assem­ble for use and clean. Includes 2–4 change­able blade sys­tems depend­ing on the mod­el, main jar blade sys­tem is a plas­tic spin­dle with stain­less steel blades, sin­gle-serve blade assem­bly has usu­al for such blenders design, food pro­cess­ing blade is made most­ly of plastic;
Con­tain­ers 64 oz. Tri­tan copoly­ester pre­mi­um qual­i­ty poly­car­bon­ate container; All con­tain­ers are made of plas­tic, which is not the best qual­i­ty and tends to crack if exposed to heavy loads;
Using & Cleaning Very easy to use and clean; clean­ing only with the self-clean­ing pro­ce­dure, the con­tain­er is not dish­wash­er safe; Very com­pli­cat­ed to assemble/disassemble for use, not easy to oper­ate; easy to clean in a dish­wash­er, but when man­u­al clean­ing requires some effort;
Con­trol panel Equipped with 10 vari­able speeds dial knob and pulse switcher; Equipped only with 3 speeds (low, medi­um, high), pulse func­tion and two pre-set pro­grams for oper­at­ing the main jar and two pre-sets for oper­at­ing the sin­gle-serve attachment;
War­ran­ty 5 ‑year Lim­it­ed War­ran­ty and very coop­er­a­tive Cus­tomer Service. 1‑year Lim­it­ed War­ran­ty and not very good rep­u­ta­tion Cus­tomer Service.
  • Pro­duces silky smooth drinks, includ­ing green smoothies;
  • Crush­es and shaves ice in drinks with and with­out liq­uid added to pro­duce snow cones, frozen desserts, and ice drinks;
  • Able to make good qual­i­ty nut milk;
  • Heats liq­uids via fric­tion to pro­duce soup and oth­er recipes; han­dles hot liq­uid for mak­ing bul­let­proof coffee;
  • Makes very smooth puree from soft and hard food;
  • Per­fect­ly able to make nut butter;
  • Very good at chop­ping veg­gies and nuts and prepar­ing a vari­ety of mari­nades, sal­sas, and sal­ad mixes;
  • Grinds herbs and cof­fee beans and mills any grain to make the bak­ing qual­i­ty flour;
  • Able to knead the dough.
  • Out­puts grainy smooth­ies, espe­cial­ly from leafy and hard ingredients;
  • Great for at crush­ing and shav­ing ice even with­out liq­uid added, able to make a good qual­i­ty frozen desserts and shaved ice drinks;
  • Not designed to heat liq­uids via fric­tion or han­dle hot liq­uids for processing;
  • Out­puts rather grainy con­sis­ten­cy in food puree­ing recipes;
  • Makes nut but­ter but not very smooth consistency;
  • Good at chop­ping and minc­ing cooked vegetables;
  • Grinds and mills only soft grains and herbs.


Dimen­sions The foot­print is 8 inch­es X 9 inch­es, and the pro­file height is 21 inch­es tall with the pitch­er and lid on the top. Does not fit under the kitchen cab­i­net. The weight is 11 pounds.


The foot­print is 7 inch­es x 10 inch­es, and the pro­file height is 17 inch­es at 72 oz. pitch­er on top of the base unit. It will fit under a stan­dard kitchen cab­i­net but requires sig­nif­i­cant space for stor­age attach­ments. Weight is 10.2 pounds.

How to Choose Between the Nutri Ninja BL642 with 1200-Watt Auto-iQ Base and CleanBlend Blenders

Our com­par­i­son of these two gad­gets shows that the Clean­blend is much supe­ri­or to the Nutri Nin­ja Coun­ter­top and Per­son­al Blender. It has much wider func­tion­al­i­ty, han­dles hot liq­uids, and makes soup from scratch via blade fric­tion, while Nin­ja is not even designed to process hot liq­uids. In addi­tion, it is the only blender among all Vita­mix copy­cats that can knead the dough. How­ev­er, the Nin­ja is also able to knead the dough but only with attach­ments that come in BL482 and BL482Z units, while Clean­blend does it with the sin­gle all-pur­pose con­tain­er and inbuilt blades. The Clen­ablend also out­puts incom­pa­ra­bly bet­ter qual­i­ty of blend­ing than Nin­ja Duo. It makes the smoothest smooth­ie even with tough and leafy ingre­di­ents, silky puree, and nut but­ter, while Nin­ja hard­ly will han­dle even leafy ingre­di­ents in the smooth­ie or raw veg­gies in a puree.

Besides, Clean­blend is the bet­ter-built machine with an all-met­al blade to motor cou­pling and a good 5‑year lim­it­ed war­ran­ty while Nin­ja is con­struct­ed with a few plas­tic parts that con­sid­er­ably reduce its dura­bil­i­ty; no won­der it comes with only a 1‑year lim­it­ed warranty.


Although Clen­ablend is not as pop­u­lar and well-known as Nin­ja Duo with Auto-iQ, it is a very good machine that could be a decent alter­na­tive to Vita­mix. Although it is not as durable as Vita­mix, the strong machine is excel­lent in per­form­ing all the Vita­mix functions.

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