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Ninja Personal Blender with Auto-iQ BL480

This Ninja

  • 1000 watt personal blender was very good in overall performance, and has
    • touchpad controls
    • plastic jar
    • removable blade
    • 3 cup capacity
    • 2 claimed speeds
    • and the following accessories: none.
    • dishwasher safe
    • a 1 yr warranty.

About

The Ninja Personal Blender with Auto-iQ BL480 is part of the Blender test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Blender models like the Personal Blender with Auto-iQ BL480 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Predicted reliability: Predicted reliability icons are based on estimated breakage rates for newly purchased blenders, not under service contract, within the first four years of ownership.

Owner satisfaction: Owner satisfaction icons are based on the proportion of members who are extremely likely to recommend their blenders to their friends and family.

Icy drinks (Smoothies): Smoothness and thickness of non-alcholic pina coladas are determined using assorted size sieves. Blenders that do well for icy drinks also do well for smoothies.

Features

Personal blender attachment Personal blender attachment A smaller blender jar/cup with own blade assembly. The performance of the personal blender can be found in the Personal Blenders category
No
Accessories Accessories Additional items either found in box or on the model.
None

Specs

Glass jar Glass jar Heavy and stable, can be put in the dishwasher, and don't get cloudy or stained.
No
Plastic jar Plastic jar Lighter and easier to handle than glass, but that makes them more likely to wobble or tip over.
Yes
Stainless-steel jar Stainless-steel jar Stylish, sturdy, lighter than glass, and often dishwasher-safe, but you can't see the contents.
No
Wattage Wattage How many watts each blender is. Some were converted from horse power or amps to watts.
1000
Capacity Capacity Capacity of the blender jar in cups
3
Speeds Speeds The number of speed settings the model has.
2
Pulse Pulse Identifies that the blender has a pulse feature, which provides the user with greater control during use and prevents overblending.
Yes
Removable blade Removable blade A blade that can be removed makes cleaning easier.
Yes
Controls Controls Indicates the type of controls the blender has.
touchpad
Jar weight (lbs.) Jar weight Weight of the jar and lid.
0.8
Height (in.) Height The height of the blender.
14
Dimensions (in.) Dimensions The footprint of the blender
6 x 7