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What We Like
- FreshVac technology for oxygen-free blending
- Auto-iQ intelligent program technology
- Powerful 1100-watt motor
- Includes two 24-oz. single-serve cups
- Compact size
What We Don’t Like
- Few speeds and programs
- Can be a bit noisy
Small but packs a punch. Though small in size, the Nutri Ninja BL580 is quite powerful and comes with single-serve cups that make it ideal for personal use.
Blenders are essential kitchen appliances that are not only used to make tasty drinks but also extract nutrients in fruits and vegetables to produce healthy drinks.
Nutri Ninja’s BL580 does exactly that but is specifically designed for personal use because it is compact and comes with small single-serve cups.
Despite its size, the unit is equipped for high performance, and let’s dive into the review below to see how it achieves this.
Nutri Ninja BL580 Review
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Performance: Powerful Motor with Vacuum Blending
The unique thing about this blender is its ability to preserve flavors, color, and vitamins in your drinks. This is made possible by FreshVac technology, which incorporates the use of an external vacuum pump.
Included in the set, this pump attaches to the top of either cup, and once connected, you only have to push the button at the top then wait for it to suck out the air and seal the cup.
Oxygen tends to degrade blended drinks because it produces more foam and separation. This reduces the lifespan of the drink and gives it a pale color. Therefore, by removing it, you get a smooth textured drink that is rich in taste, color, and vitamins and stays fresh for up to 8 hours.
Other than that, the blender is run using a powerful 1100-watt motor, which provides enough power to crush through soft or hard fruits and veggies. It is controlled via 4 settings (2 automatic and 2 manual).
Auto-iQ technology provides the two automatic settings, which eliminate the guesswork involved when making your favorite drinks. That said, its two programs include smoothie and extract, with the latter being ideal for blending tough, fibrous, or leafy fruits and vegetables.
With these, the motor is automatically set to provide unique timed pulses, blending, and pause sequences to produce the best result consistently at the touch of a button.
If you want manual control, you have 2 speeds at your disposal. These include the pulse setting that spins the blades in short powerful bursts, and a start/stop setting that spins at a milder pace for longer periods without continuous button pressing.
A timer is built-in to help you monitor the manual blending process so that you can repeat it accurately in the future to produce consistent results.
Design: Compact and Convenient
Measuring in at 6.69” in length, 6.3” in width and 15.94” in height, Nutri Ninja’s BL580 is quite a compact blender. It has a small footprint that occupies very little space on your kitchen countertop.
On top of this, the blender weighs only 7.58 lbs., which is quite light. Therefore, you can easily move it into and out of storage if you have a small kitchen with small countertop space. This design is highly convenient because it is portable and therefore, easy to handle.
Functionality and Versatility: Ideal for Personal Use
Apart from having a compact design, this blender comes with two small single-serve cups that have a capacity of 24 oz. each. This allows you to blend using the same cup then carry it to the gym, work, or anywhere you go.
Additionally, each cup is equipped with a spout lid, which allows you to drink directly without removing the lid. This makes the unit ideal for personal use.
Despite this, the BL580 has a powerful motor that spins a set of 4 blades. This combination makes it possible to chop up hard fruits and vegetables, and seeds with ease.
As a result, the unit is very versatile because you can prepare different types of smoothies, soups, shakes, and the like.
Maintenance: Easy to Clean
Apart from the FreshVac pump and motor base, all other parts can be washed in a dishwasher. These include the blade assembly, cups, and lids. This significantly simplifies the cleaning process.
However, the lids and blade assembly should be kept on the top rack for effective cleaning.
Other than that, the motor base and FreshVac pump should be wiped using a damp cloth or a soft cloth that has an all-purpose cleaner applied to it.
Loudness: Can Be a Bit Noisy
With a relatively powerful motor, Nutri Ninja’s BL580 can be quite noisy because it spins at high speeds. Additionally, it lacks a sound enclosure around the container to silence the noise produced when chopping and tumbling the fruit and vegetable pieces inside.
It is worth noting that the actual noise level is not given.
Read More: The Best Quiet Blenders
Price: Worth its Price
Though it might seem a bit costly for its size, this model is worth every penny, especially if you consider its power and technological features (FreshVac and Auto-iQ). You also get two single-serve cups and these give you more value for money.
That said, the company has several blenders in its lineup but those that are close to the BL580 in terms of performance (specifically FreshVac) are the CT661V and CT672V.
Both are significantly more expensive in the blender under review because they are more advanced. They contain smart bases that have touchscreen controls and more powerful 1400-watt motors.
Additionally, the CT661V has 7 preset Auto-iQ programs, 3 manual programs, a 20-oz. single-serve cup and a 72-oz. pitcher.
On the other hand, the CT672V is the most expensive option but adds two more 2 more presets to make them 9. It also has a 72-oz pitcher, a 20-oz. single-serve cup and a 40-oz. precision food processor. This makes it a blender and processor in one.
A compact high-performance blender that is ideal for personal use.
With its powerful motor, FreshVac, and Auto-iQ technologies, Nutri Ninja’s BL580 is designed to offer high-performance blending. It crushes soft and hard fruits and veggies with ease to produce high-quality juice, smoothies, and other kinds of drinks.
However, since it comes with two small single-serve cups plus their spout lids, the blender is ideal for personal use.
- Product Name: Nutri Ninja BL580
- Product Brand: Nutri Ninja
- Power: 1100 watts
- Automatic Programs: 2
- Manual Programs: 2
- Capacity: Two 24 oz. cups
- Product Dimensions: 6.69 x 6.3 x 15.94 inches
- Weight: 7.58 lbs.
- Warranty: 1-year limited
- FreshVac pump for air removal before blending.
- Auto-iQ technology with 2 programs.
- Powerful 1100-watt motor.
- 2 manual programs.
- Includes two 24-oz. single-serve cups with convenient spout lids.