This article contains the FAQs for the BN650UK Series Ninja® Food Processor with Auto-iQ®. Please note this also supports the refurbished model BN650UKREFB.

Do I need to prep my ingredients before processing?

For best results, make sure your ingredients are uniform in size before adding them to the food processor bowl. Follow the guidelines below for best results: Trim ingredients so they are in 4" to 5" pieces or slightly over the height of the feed chute. DO NOT cut ingredients smaller than the size of the feed chute. Cut both ends off ingredients to create flat surfaces. Trim tapered ingredients like carrots to make them more symmetrical. Larger ingredients, such as potatoes, may need to be cut in half lengthwise.

What is the capacity of the bowl?

The bowl can hold up to 2.1 L when filled to the max fill line.

What are the different Auto-iQ programs?

There are 4 Auto-iQ functions:

  • Chop
  • Puree (not available on all models)
  • Dough
  • Disc
What are the different manual programs?

There are 3 different manual functions: -Low -High -Pulse

How do I assemble my food processor with the blade assembly?

Place motor base on a clean, dry, level surface such as a countertop or table, then plug in the unit.

  1. Lower the Precision Processor Bowl on the motor base and rotate clockwise until it clicks into place.
  2. Exercising care, grasp the Chopping Blade Assembly by the top of the shaft and place it onto the drive gear inside the bowl. Note that the Chopping Blade Assembly will fit loosely on the drive gear.
  3. Add ingredients to the bowl, making sure not to exceed the Max Fill line.
  4. Place the feed chute lid on the bowl and turn clockwise until you hear a click, indicating the lid is locked in place. You are now ready to select a manual or Auto-iQ program
How do I assemble my food processor with accessory disc?
  1. Place motor base on a clean, dry, level surface such as a countertop or table, then plug in the unit. 
  2. Lower the Precision Processor Bowl on the motor base and rotate clockwise until it clicks into place. 
  3. Place the disc spindle onto the drive gear inside the bowl. Then use the finger holes to grasp the disc and place it over the spindle, with the side you would like to use facing up. NOTE: The Slicing/Shredding Disc is reversible.
  4. Place the feed chute lid on the bowl and turn clockwise until you hear a click, indicating the lid is locked in place.
  5. Press the Power button to turn the unit on, then select DISC or LOW. Add the prepped ingredients you want to slice or shred through the feed chute on the lid. Use the food pusher to help guide the ingredients through the feed chute.
How do I remove the disc and spindle from the bowl?

Using the finger holes, carefully lift the disc out of the bowl. Then grasp the spindle by the top of the shaft and lift it out of the bowl.

How do I remove the bowl from the base?

To remove the bowl from the motor base, turn the bowl counterclockwise and then lift it up.

How do I hand-wash my unit?

Wash bowl, lid, disc(s), and blade assemblies in warm, soapy water. When washing the blade assemblies, use a dishwashing utensil with a handle to avoid direct hand contact with blades. Handle blade assemblies with care to avoid contact with sharp edges. Rinse and air-dry thoroughly.

What parts of my unit are dishwasher safe?

All attachments are dishwasher safe. It is recommended that the bowl, lid, disc(s), and blade assemblies be placed on the top rack of the dishwasher ONLY. Ensure the blade assembly is removed from the bowl before placing in the dishwasher. Exercise care when handling blade assemblies.

How do I clean the motor base?

Turn off the unit and unplug the motor base before cleaning. Wipe motor base with a clean, damp cloth. DO NOT use abrasive cloths, pads, or brushes to clean the base.

Why is my unit pausing?

If you selected an Auto-iQ program, there will be a unique processing and pausing pattern that does the work for you. Once an Auto-iQ program is selected, it will start immediately and automatically stop when processing is complete. To stop processing before the end of a program, press the currently active button.

What type of dough can I make using the DOUGH program?

You can create any of your favorite doughs, from pie and pizza dough to your favorite cookie doughs.

How long will the manual Low and High speeds run?

The Low and High functions will run continuously for 60 seconds.

How do I install the bowl on the base?

Lower the Precision Processor Bowl onto the motor base and rotate clockwise until it clicks into place.

How do I install the lid on the bowl?

Place the feed chute lid on the bowl and turn clockwise until you hear a click, indicating the lid is locked in place. The feed chute should be frontward facing once properly installed.

Can I crush ice in my unit?

No, we do not recommend crushing ice in your food processor.