This article contains the FAQs for the BL480UK Nutri Ninja® Blender with Auto-IQ®. This supports the following product SKUs BL480UK and BL480UKMR.

What is Auto-IQ Technology

Auto-iQ® Technology is one-touch intelligent programs designed specifically for each jar attachment. These intelligent programs combine unique, timed pulsing, blending and pausing patterns that do the work for you! Great results every time with no guesswork required! Ninja® Auto-iQ® Technology combined with Pro Extractor Blades® break down whole fruits, vegetables, ice and seeds for nutrient & vitamin extraction* using intelligent blending programs.

How do I clean my Nutri Ninja

Use a damp cloth to wipe the motor base clean. The cups, blade, and lids are dishwasher-safe, and it is recommended to put everything on the top rack. You can also squeeze 2-3 drops of dish soap into the jar, fill halfway with warm water and pulse, 5-10 times. For easiest cleaning, rinse or clean the cups and blades immediately after use.

The Nutri Ninja® cups and blades are also dishwasher-safe. Use extreme caution when cleaning & handling the blades. Always store the blades attached to the cup or a safe area.

What is Nutrient & Vitamin Extraction?

Extract Hidden Nutrition*** From Whole Fruits and Vegetables. Fit more fruits & vegetables into your daily routine with Nutri Ninja®

Ninja® Auto-iQ® Technology combined with Pro Extractor Blades® and Ninja® power break down whole foods, ice & seeds for nutrient & vitamin extraction** in the Nutri Ninja® Cups.

*Nutrient Extractor: Extract a nutritious drink from fruits and vegetables.
**Extract a drink containing vitamins and nutrients from fruits and vegetables.
***By blending whole fruits and vegetables, including portions that are usually discarded.

Are the jars microwave safe?

No, there are no microwave-safe parts

What are the blades made of?

Stainless Steel

Can I blend hot ingredients in the Nutri Ninja® Personal Blender with Auto-iQ®?

No, the Nutri Ninja® with Auto-iQ® is not made for use with hot liquids or ingredients.

Can it make nut butters?

Yes nut butters can be made using short pulses. Some scraping of the nuts during the process maybe required to ensure the nuts are fully blended.

Can it blend hard seeds?

Ninja® Auto-iQ® Technology combined with Pro Extractor Blades® and Ninja® power break down whole foods, ice & seeds for nutrient & vitamin extraction** in the Nutri Ninja® Cups.

Are the cups BPA free?

Yes, all jars are made with BPA free plastic.

Can you grind coffee beans?

Yes, using the optional coffee grinder attachment you can grind beans.

Will it crush ice?

Yes, the Nutri Ninja™ Personal Blender with Auto-IQ is a high powered innovative tool with a compact design and outstanding performance.

It is perfect for ice crushing, chopping, blending, and nutrient and vitamin extraction.

Can the Nutri Ninja® Personal Blender with Auto-iQ® handle frozen ingredients such as ice, frozen fruits & vegetables?

Yes, the Ninja® Pro Extractor Blades® break down frozen ingredients in seconds. For best results, use one of the Auto-iQ® programs

Are the blades rust proof?

Yes, the blades are made with a high-quality stainless steel that is rustproof and dishwasher-safe.

How many watts is the motor?

The Nutri Ninja Personal Blender with Auto-IQ has a 1000 watt motor.

What is the difference between Blend and Ultra Blend?

Auto-iQ™ Nutri Ninja® Blend and Auto-iQ™ Nutri Ninja® Ultra Blend have been designed specifically for use with the Nutri Ninja® Cups. Blend is a shorter program perfect when using ingredients such as fresh fruit, leafy greens such as spinach, or yogurt. Ultra Blend is slightly longer program designed for breaking down tougher ingredients such as frozen fruit, ice, kale, seeds, and nuts.

What are the cups made of?

The Nutri Ninja® Cups are made from Eastman Tritan™—an extremely durable BPA-free plastic.

Do the Nutri Ninja® cups fit in car cup holders?

The Nutri Ninja® cups are designed to be taken on the go and fit in most standard car cup holders.

How long is the power cord?

1 metre

How fast do the blades spin?

With 1000 watts of power, the Pro Extractor Blades™ can spin at 21,000 RPMs!

What if my Nutri Ninja® Personal Blender with Auto-iQ® will not turn on?

Be sure your Nutri Ninja® Personal Blender with Auto-iQ® is assembled correctly and plugged in. The cup must be turned clockwise to lock into place. Once the cup is locked onto the base, the timer will illuminate. Press one of the buttons to activate.

Why does the unit not run when the timer is lit and I press a button?

The unit may be overheated.

As a safety feature, the motor will automatically shut off if it becomes too warm during heavy loads. Unplug the unit from the wall and wait 15 minutes before using again.
For troubleshooting and assembly tips at any time, refer to the Instruction Booklet which can be found in the packaging of your unit.

My motor turns on, but why doesn’t the blade rotate?

It is possible that you have overfilled your cup. If so, carefully remove some ingredients and try again. It is also possible that the thermal protection has been activated. Unplug your unit and wait 15 minutes before plugging it back i

Lid/blade assembly hard to assemble.

Set the cup on a level surface. Place the lid or blade assembly on the top of the cup and align the threads so that the lid/blades sit flat on the cup. Twist clockwise so that the lid/blades evenly align to the cup until you have a tight seal.

Food is not evenly chopped.

For best results when chopping, make sure all ingredients are as dry as possible. Cut pieces down to even sizes, and reduce the amount of food in the cup. Use very short pulses by quickly pressing the “PULSE” button.

Doesn’t mix well, food gets stuck.

Using the Auto-iQ™ programs is the easiest way to achieve great results. The pulses and pauses allow the food to settle towards the blade. If food is routinely getting stuck adding some liquid will usually help.

When packing the cups, start with fresh items, then powders/nuts. Add liquids, and finally frozen items or ice.

Unit moves on counter while blending.

Make sure the surface as well as the feet of the unit are clean and dry.

Unit is difficult to remove from counter for storage.

Tip unit forward from the back to easily disengage the suction feet.

Why do certain programs not work?

The programs were designed to give you the best results for the jar you are working with. As such not all the programs work on all the jars. For example, the stacked blades in our pitcher are best for crushing ice, so the frozen drink button is not available on our food processor because your results simply wouldn’t be as good.

Why do I get a flashing “ERR” message on the display with my Nutri Ninja® cup?

With your Nutri Ninja® cup there is a safety feature that after you run 3 consecutive times without removing the cup from the base the blender will shut off and you will have to unplug your unit and wait 15 minutes to be able to use it again.

Sometimes the clock counts up, other times it counts down?

All of our Auto-iQ programs are timed to finish on their own so you don’t have to stand there and watch to make sure your results come out great. Our speeds however (low, med, hi) will start counting from 0 and count up until the auto-shut off is reached.