Ninja SS201 Foodi Power Pitcher 4in1 Blender Review


Ninja SS201 is the latest blender from the manufacturer. It features motor with 1400 Watt peak power, 72-oz Power Pitcher and 6 preset Auto-iQ programs. So how good is the latest Ninja blender?


Blending

Ninja SS201 blends very well allowing you to achieve nice textures of different varieties.  The increase in power is really noticeable compared to less powerful blenders and helps a lot when you want to achieve smooth texture. Some of the more powerful blenders can still achieve a smoother texture with some of the ingredients but Ninja SS201 is still a beast especially for the price. It can blend most of the stuff to crazy smooth texture. Only downside is that noise is a byproduct of all this power – Ninja SS201 is rather loud and might be a bit irritating to those with sensitive hearing.

You can use manual blending mode with 10 speed options (the fastest one only works with Power Nutri Bowl or Cup) or use one of the six Auto-iQ Mode programs. When you start blending you should always start with low speed (1 to 3) and then gradually increase if necessary.

Suction cups at the bottom of Ninja SS201 have good grip and hold blender tightly.


Auto-iQ Mode

Ninja SS201’s Auto-iQ Mode features 6 different programs:

  • Extract: Great for tough, leafy or fibrous ingredients. Also handles skins, seeds and stems well.
  • Smoothie: Mode for making smoothies or protein shakes. Works well with fresh or frozen ingredients as well with liquids and powders.
  • Spread: Great for making butter or hummus.
  • Bowl: Great for creating thick, creamy foods or sorbets.
  • Chop: Great for chopping. For large chops run program once, for small chop run it twice and run it three times for mince.
  • Dough: Great for making dough for pizza, bread or other baked foods. Use this mode with dough blade.

They all are pre-programmed including the length of blending.


Control panel

Control panel of Ninja SS201 is simple and intuitive. It features dial (for selecting blending speed or Auto-iQ Mode program), small LCD display and 4 buttons:

  • “On/Off” button: Turns the blender on or off.
  • “Start/Stop” button: Starts or stops blending in manual mode.
  • “IQ/Manual” button: Switches between Auto-iQ and manual blending modes.
  • “Pulse” button: Allows you to blend in pulses which you can adjust yourself – use short presses for shorter pulses and longer presses for longer ones.


Cleaning

Ninja SS201 is dishwasher safe so you put the blender in one to clean it – you just remove blade assembly and lid. You can also wash it by hand using warm, soapy water. Be warned than blades are very sharp and should be handled carefully. You can clean them with included brush.


Conclusions

For the money Ninja SS201 is a great blender that works well with all kinds of ingredients. Some of the more expensive and more powerful blenders can still do a better job in some situations but for most Ninja SS201 offers everything they will ever need.




Ninja SS201 Foodi Power Pitcher 4in1 Smoothie Bowl Maker Crushing Blender Specifications:

  • Motor power: 1,400 Watts
  • Pitcher capacity: 72 oz
  • Dishwasher safe: Yes
  • BPA free: Yes
  • Package contents:
    • Ninja SS201 1400W Blender
    • 72 oz Power Pitcher
    • Total Crushing & Chopping Blade
    • Dough Blade
    • Cleaning Brush
    • Recipe inspiration guide
  • Description: Ninja SS201 Foodi Power Pitcher 4in1 Smoothie Bowl Maker. Crushing Blender. Dough Mixer. Food Processor. 1400WP smartTORQUE with 6 Auto-iQ presets. Stainless Silver Finish.

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