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Ninja Nutri Bowl DUO with Auto-iQ Boost NN100 Review

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Nin­ja Nutri Bowl DUO with Auto-iQ Boost is a fair­ly new Nin­ja blender that came to the mar­ket in autumn 2016. It is a sin­gle-serve type blender that includes an extra small food pro­cess­ing attach­ment and avail­able in 4 mod­els — NN100, NN100A, NN101, and NN102 (dif­fer ONLY by num­ber and selec­tion of con­tain­ers and by a recipe book). This machine has a  few sim­i­lar­i­ties with the Nutri Auto-iQ prod­uct line and comes with an already known Auto-iQ con­trol pan­el and a selec­tion of good qual­i­ty Tri­tan copoly­ester containers.

Read here our com­pre­hen­sive review to find more details about this great machine.

Functionality and Versatility

Smooth­ie: The Nin­ja Nutri Bowl DUO with Auto-iQ Boost pro­duces very smooth smooth­ies from soft and tough ingre­di­ents includ­ing kale, spinach, car­rots, cucum­bers apples, pineap­ple, and oth­er usu­al sus­pects into the fine chunk less drink. So it suits well for mak­ing green smoothies.

It usu­al­ly oblit­er­ates well straw­ber­ry, rasp­ber­ry, and oth­er seedy berries, but may leave some seeds residues at the bottom.

The drinks usu­al­ly will warm up a bit dur­ing the blend­ing process, so adding the ice cubes may be a good idea.

Frozen ingredients/desserts: The blender han­dles ice with ease. It can crush or pul­ver­ize ice with and with­out liq­uid added using the vari­ety of set­tings on the con­trol pan­el. So, the machine is also able to make frozen desserts using the mix­ing bowl or sin­gle-serve cup, with no issues at all.

Juice: Although the man­u­fac­tur­er claims that the blender is able to extract juice, it is not. A juicer must remove the fiber from the liq­uid and leave you with the pure juice. This machine is only able to pro­duce quite smooth smooth­ies some­times referred to as “whole juice” but will still con­tain fiber. And you can always strain out the fiber through a strain­er to obtain the pure liquid.

Soup/hot ingre­di­ents: The user man­u­al clear­ly states that this machine is not designed for pro­cess­ing the hot liq­uids in either the bowl or the sin­gle-serve cup. So, when pro­cess­ing hot ingre­di­ents for soup user should cool them down before plac­ing it into the blender.

Ninja Nutri Bowl DUO with Auto-iQ Boost

Chopping/food prep: The Nutri Bowl han­dles well var­i­ous food pro­cess­ing tasks like sal­ad chop­ping, cheese and crumbs grat­ing, chop­ping veg­gies for sal­ads, ‘ric­ing’ cau­li­flower, dips, pesto, sauces, sal­ad dress­ings, and many oth­er things. How­ev­er, the food pro­cess­ing bowl holds only 3.5 cups of ingre­di­ents and thus is not suit­able for fam­i­ly meals, but large enough for 1–2 people.

Puree­ing: The machine can per­fect­ly puree any ingre­di­ents for soup using the sin­gle-serve cup or Nutri bowl but you have to cool down ingre­di­ents before pro­cess­ing as it is not suit­able for use with hot food. The Nutri bowl is also able to pre­pare mash pota­to or puree­ing baby food.

Nut milk: This machine is pow­er­ful enough to make nut milk but you may need to soak nuts before pro­cess­ing and use a strain­er to strain the liq­uid for a per­fect result.

Nut but­ter: The Nutri bowl is pow­er­ful enough to make nut but­ter but rather of chunky con­sis­ten­cy. The user will also have to stop and mix ingre­di­ents man­u­al­ly dur­ing the pro­cess­ing for cre­at­ing a prop­er vortex.

Dough/batter: The Nutri bowl comes with the dough hook, so it is per­fect­ly suit­able for mix­ing var­i­ous bat­ter and dough includ­ing the bread one. How­ev­er, the capac­i­ty of the bowl (3.5 cups max) is not enough for a large por­tion of food.

Grinding/milling: The user man­u­al warns not to per­form any grind­ing job with the blender and advice to pur­chase Nin­ja Cof­fee & Spice Grinder Blender attach­ment (sold sep­a­rate­ly) com­pat­i­ble with the Nin­ja Nutri Bowl DUO with Auto-iQ Boost base unit. This attach­ment will grind cof­fee beans, any herbs, nuts, and grains into flour.

This machine comes with two types of con­tain­ers and 3 blades that are quite ver­sa­tile and suites smooth­ie mak­ing and prepar­ing many dif­fer­ent types of dishes.

Containers

The Nin­ja Nutri Bowl DUO with Auto-iQ Boost NN100, NN100A, NN101, and NN102 equipped with a selec­tion of con­tain­ers (all are BPA-free) depend­ing on model:

  • The 4‑cup Nutri Bowl with the secure­ly locked lid that could be used as the food proces­sor, dough mix­er, or for pro­cess­ing smooth­ies (all models);
  • The 24 oz. sin­gle serve qual­i­ty Tri­tan copoly­ester cup (all models);
  • The 32 oz. sin­gle serve high-qual­i­ty Tri­tan copoly­ester cup (NN101 and NN100 mod­els only);
  • The inter­change­able between all cups Sip & Seal Lids that are spills free and allow secu­ri­ty to take the drinks out.

It must be men­tioned, that the bowl for food pro­cess­ing is quite small, but is great for chop­ping up small por­tions of nuts, crack­ers, and oth­er food pro­cess­ing job. Each con­tain­er seems well-made and will not break quickly.

Blades

All four mod­els NN100, NN100A, NN101, and NN102 of the Nin­ja Nutri Bowl DUO with Auto-iQ Boost equipped with pre­ci­sion prep/quad blades for Nutri Bowl, extrac­tor blade/s­in­gle-serve cups assem­bly, and dough hook:

  • The Pre­ci­sion Prep/Quad assem­bly is con­struct­ed sim­i­lar­ly to food proces­sor blades with 4 stain­less steel blades stag­gered around the plas­tic shaft. They are used with 4 cup bowl only;
  • The Dough Hook is made of plas­tic and fits into 4 cups bowl only for mix­ing dough and batters;
  • Pro Extrac­tor Blades Assem­bly is used with any sin­gle-serve cups. They have stan­dards design with 4‑prongs stain­less steel blades attached to the plas­tic assembly.

Speed Settings and Programs

ninja duo control panel

All four mod­els NN100, NN100A, NN101, and NN102 of Nin­ja Nutri Bowl DUO with Auto-iQ Boost have an iden­ti­cal con­trol pan­el that equipped with the timer pan­el (counts in sec­onds) and eight func­tion­al but­tons –Start/Stop, Pulse, Auto-iQ func­tion with Yes/No option ( “Yes” is for the homo­ge­neous result while “No” is for chunki­er out­put) and five set­tings — Smooth­ie, Extract, Mix, Chop and Dough. These five set­tings could be oper­at­ed inde­pen­dent­ly or in con­junc­tion with the Auto-IQ func­tion. When oper­at­ed inde­pen­dent­ly select­ed func­tion con­tin­ues to run until the user press the Start/Stop but­ton or func­tion but­ton again. When oper­at­ed with the Auto-iQ fea­ture the machine will stop auto­mat­i­cal­ly at the end of the set cycle.

The Start/Stop but­ton runs con­tin­u­ous­ly for up to 60 sec­onds at high speed until the user press again this but­ton. It also is used for stop­ping any pro­gram before the end of a pre-set cycle.

The Pulse func­tion oper­ates only when it is pressed and could be use­ful for chop­ping jobs or cre­at­ing vor­tex dur­ing hard ingre­di­ents or ice processing.

The Smooth­ie but­ton is used for blend­ing frozen fruit, ice, pro­tein, or shake drinks.

The Extract func­tion is pro­cess­ing hard, leafy, or fibrous ingre­di­ents, includ­ing fruits skins, seeds, and veg­gies stems.

The Mix is the pre-set func­tion for blend­ing food-prep tasks such as dips, sauces, and others.

The Chop but­ton is timed with puls­es and paus­es that could be used for chop­ping veg­gies, nuts, sal­sas, grat­ing cheese, crumbs, and meat grounding.

The Dough func­tion is used with a dough hook for pro­cess­ing bread, piz­za, and oth­er dough.

Ease of Using and Cleaning

Assembling/disassembling/operation: The Nin­ja Nutri Bowl DUO with Auto-iQ Boost comes with two types of con­tain­ers and thus the assembled/disassembled in a dif­fer­ent way.

The 4cups Nutri Bowl is used with the pre­ci­sion prep/quad blades and dough hook. So to assem­ble them, the user should:

  • Place the bowl on the top of the base unit align­ing the tab on the con­tain­er to the tab on that motor base and turn clock­wise until the click;
  • Place the blade assem­bly inside the bowl, both assem­blies are not locked inside, the pre­ci­sion prep blades are very sharp and thus should be han­dled with care;
  • Lock the lid by push­ing down the lever and seal it;
  • The nin­ja con­trol pan­el will iden­ti­fy which con­tain­er is con­nect­ed by illu­mi­nat­ing appro­pri­ate lights.

The secure­ly locked lid is quite incon­ve­nient dur­ing use because it does not allow to add extra ingre­di­ents or mix food when need­ed with­out stop­ping the machine and open­ing the lid. The lid has a lit­tle kind of “add hole” but it is so tiny that it seems useless.

Assembling/disassembling a sin­gle-serve cup is a sim­pler task and just requires:

  • Add ingre­di­ents to the cup or container;
  • Screw tight­ly the Pro Extrac­tor blade assembly;
  • Turn the cup upside down and place onto the motor base align­ing the tabs on the cup with the motor base, rotate clock­wise until you hear a click,
  • Once the cup is locked, the pro­grams avail­able for the attach­ment will illuminate.

The sin­gle-serve cups come with Spout Lids. The user can screw the lid and take the drink out straight away after blending.

Clean­ing: Nin­ja Nutri Bowl DUO with Auto-iQ Boost blades, con­tain­ers, and lids are all dish­wash­er-safe (on the top rack), so this machine is quite easy to clean.

They also could be hand washed in warm, soapy water or self-cleaned by plac­ing some soap and water inside of the con­tain­er and blend it for about 30 sec on high speed. The motor base should be cleaned by sim­ply wip­ing it with a damp cloth.

Nin­ja Nutri Bowl DUO with Auto-iQ Boost NN102 Blender, via Amazon

Base Unit and Motor Power

The Nin­ja Nutri Bowl DUO with Auto-iQ Boost NN100/NN100A/NN101/NN102 equipped with a pow­er­ful 1200W and 120V, 60Hz motor. It has a mod­ern, sleek design with a nice-look­ing black and sil­ver fin­ish. The con­trol pan­el but­tons are clear­ly labeled with their func­tions and easy to press. Besides, the cool suc­tion cups on the bot­tom of the blender pre­vent it from mov­ing dur­ing the operation.

The machine also has a ther­mal sys­tem that stops machines auto­mat­i­cal­ly if the motor is overheated.

Special Features

Col­ors: The Nin­ja Nutri Bowl DUO with Auto-iQ Boost avail­able only in a com­bi­na­tion of black and silver.

Cer­ti­fied Refur­bished: The machine is new to the mar­ket and thus has not yet cer­ti­fied refur­bished mod­els avail­able for sale.

Use in coun­tries out­side of USA/Canada: This machine sold in the USA or Cana­da comes with a 110–120 volt­age sys­tem when and also could be used in the North and South Amer­i­ca region, Tai­wan, Japan, Sau­di Ara­bia, and oth­er coun­tries with the same volt­age. The machines with 220–240 volt­age sys­tems are sold in the rest of the world. So, con­sumers should pay atten­tion to this fea­ture when buy­ing the unit. Oth­er­wise, the device will be only usable over a volt­age transformer.

Noise

Nin­ja Nutri Bowl DUO with Auto-iQ Boost is a very noisy blender that is being con­firmed by many cus­tomers. The user should be mind­ful of using it ear­ly in the morn­ing unless they have very thick walls in the kitchen and no neigh­bors. It out­puts over 100 deci­bels when pro­cess­ing soft ingredients.

Warranty and Customer Service

The Nin­ja Nutri Bowl DUO with Auto-iQ Boost (NN100/NN100A/NN101/NN102) comes with only a 1‑year lim­it­ed war­ran­ty and a 90-days option to return if the user does not like the unit. The lim­it­ed war­ran­ty assumes extra charges for the repair, select­ed replace­ment parts, and ship­ping costs.

The Nin­ja Cus­tomers Ser­vice does not have a very good rep­u­ta­tion but mak­ing an effort to improve it in recent times.

Optional Accessories and Attachments

Unlike the major­i­ty of oth­er Nin­ja prod­ucts Nin­ja Nutri Bowl DUO with Auto-iQ Boost has a selec­tion of com­pat­i­ble acces­sories avail­able to buy over the online retail­ers and com­pa­ny website:

This machine is not com­pat­i­bles with a mason jar, however.

Ninja Nutri Bowl DUO with Auto-iQ Boost Set Includes

Set Includes/Ninja ModelNN100NN100ANN101NN102
1200 watts base unityesyesyesyes
Nutri Bowl (32 oz/4 cups/900 ml) with Lid1111
24 oz. Tri­tan Nutri Nin­ja Cups2322
32 oz. Tri­tan cup (900 ml)0010
Pre­ci­sion Prep Blades/ Quad Blade Assem­bly (for the bowl)1111
Pro Extrac­tor Blades (for sin­gle-serve cup)1111
Dough Hook1111
Spout Lids2332
35 Recipe Book1100
75 Recipe Book0011
Quick start guide1111
Instruc­tion book1111

Dimensions

The blender has a com­pact foot­print of 14.4 inch­es x 10.4 inch­es and thus will not occu­py much of the kitchen space. With the pro­file of 16.1 inch­es with the 4 cups bowl and the lid on the top of the base unit, it will eas­i­ly fit under the stan­dard coun­ter­top. The 24 oz. cup on the top of the base unit has an even more mod­er­ate pro­file of 14.2 inches.

The base unit is quite heavy and with a weight of 6.1 pounds in stay sta­ble on the counter dur­ing pro­cess­ing, more­over, it has a cool suc­tion cup that makes it even more stable.

Although, the 30 inch­es cord also has stor­age has a stor­age area in the base but rather dif­fi­cult to use and thus it seems almost useless.

Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • Nin­ja prod­ucts Nin­ja Nutri Bowl DUO is a fair­ly ver­sa­tile blender with few attach­ments and pre-set pro­gram choices;
  • The blender comes with a very good recipe book that includes sev­er­al very use­ful cook­ing ideas;
  • The base has strong suc­tion cups to keep it from trav­el­ing over the counter dur­ing blending;
  • There are a few com­pat­i­ble attach­ments avail­able to buy for this machine separately;
  • This blender comes with pre­mi­um qual­i­ty Tri­tan copoly­ester con­tain­ers that will last for a long.

 Cons:

  • This machine is very loud;
  • It comes with a mod­er­ate only 1‑year war­ran­ty and not rep­utable cus­tomer service;
  • The 4 cups Nutri bowl con­tain­er is small for the large house­hold and will serve 1–2 peo­ple only;
  • It has a com­mon Nin­ja blender prob­lem – quite dif­fi­cult to assemble/disassemble before and after use or dur­ing the blend­ing for mix­ing ingre­di­ents or for help­ing with vortex;
  • The Nin­ja blender does not have a long life expectan­cy and lasts approx­i­mate­ly about 2–3 years.

Ninja Nutri Bowl DUO with Auto-iQ Boost Consumer Reviews

The Nin­ja Nutri Bowl DUO with Auto-iQ Boost comes with good qual­i­ty durable Tri­tan copoly­ester con­tain­ers. It solved the typ­i­cal for Nin­ja blender con­tain­ers dura­bil­i­ty issues. Tak­ing into con­sid­er­a­tion the pow­er­ful motor and ver­sa­til­i­ty of the blender it serves very well its pur­pose for a small household.

The machine has quite a few prais­ing con­sumer reviews.

Ama­zon rat­ing — 4.7

Ninja Nutri Bowl DUO with Auto-iQ Boost Price

The price for The Nin­ja Nutri Bowl DUO with Auto-iQ Boost NN100/NN100A/NN101/NN102 dif­fers depend­ing on the mod­el or retail­er. The most pop­u­lar NN102 mod­el (two 24 oz. cups) is avail­able usu­al­ly around $135. The N100A mod­el (three 24 oz. cups) is sold at $145. The NN101 mod­el (two 24 oz. and one 32 oz. cups) you can grab for $145. How­ev­er, Ama­zon not only offers the best prices and selec­tion of mod­els but also often sells them at the spe­cial dis­count­ed price.

Nin­ja Nutri Bowl DUO with Auto-iQ Boost NN102 Blender, via Ama­zon 

Summary

Nin­ja Nutri Bowl DUO with Auto-iQ Boost has not only a sleek design but very func­tion­al and with a vari­ety of con­tain­ers and blade assem­blies it is able to per­form a vari­ety of func­tions includ­ing blend­ing, chop­ping, mix­ing, or even knead­ing the dough. It will be use­ful not only for mak­ing take away smooth­ies but also for small food pro­cess­ing tasks. So, any con­sumer who is look­ing for a ver­sa­tile per­son­al blender with food pro­cess­ing func­tions will cer­tain­ly find this machine very use­ful for its kitchen.

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