This best-selling blender is a game-changer in the kitchen

Anna Hecht, CNN Underscored
Updated Tue January 9, 2018

Story highlights

  • A blender that's designed to do the work for you.
  • The Nutri Nutri Ninja with Auto-iQ technology will make whipping up your daily smoothie a cinch.

Want a blender that does the work for you? The Nutri Ninja with Auto-iQ technology ($99.99; is designed to consistently produce delicious results at the push of a button.

If you've ever owned a subpar blender, then you know how frustrating it can be to stop the blending process each time a hunk of ice or fruit gets caught in the blade. But the Nutri Ninja has preprogrammed settings that allow you to sit back and watch as it does the work for you. After some testing, it's clear that this blender — with its personal-sized to-go cups and easy-to-use design — was made to suit those with busy, on-the-go lifestyles (or those who simply want to make meals fast and without too much fuss).

At the most basic level, the Nutri Ninja is a powerful little blender that's small enough to store easily, but packs a major punch when breaking down tough ingredients. Its 1,000-watt motor combined with the stainless steel Pro Extractor Blades can dice and blend through everything from salsa to ice, frozen fruit, vegetables, leafy greens and more.

As for the Auto-iQ technology, that's where this kitchen gadget gets advanced. Offering a wide range of automated blending programs, including the Auto-iQ Blend and Ultra Blend, the Nutri Ninja is designed to act intelligently and eliminate guesswork when you're whipping up creations in the kitchen. By combining timed pulsing, blending and pausing patterns, these one-touch controls work together with the digital countdown timer to show you how much time is remaining as you watch your food transform before your eyes.

Priced at just under $100, this blender is relatively affordable compared with other models on the market. Not to mention, it's perfect for those cooking for one and simplifies cleanup, since the included BPA-free Ninja Cups can transition into to-go cups after blending. And it's dishwasher-safe, which is always a time-saver.

Still not sold? Don't just take our word for it. On Amazon, this best-selling device received over 900 reviews from customers who gave this blender an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.