Ninja Foodi Power Blender Ultimate System CB402VerifiedMPNs:CB402 and CB402ANZ
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Happy with this machineThis machine looks the part and does the work easily. It is noisy & at first I was a little intimidated using it, however once that initial experience was out of the way I can use it without thinking of it. It's very quick at pretty much all I've used it for, mostly smoothies, the ice gets caught just a little between the paddles despite turning it as its going. I have used the slicer and grater several times with good results, it's fast, if you can fit the food in the Shute it's gone in a flash. I blended fruit skins with a little water to put in compost, it did it easily. I've yet to make dough or other mixtures. So far so good. Show details
Forget about other brands Ninja is bossAfter a weekend of looking at every blender across every electrical shop I stumbled across this ninja blender. Not ever owning a ninja product I purchased it, and am so glad I did. This machine is powerful, it is quick and there hasn't been issues with it. I've made dough in it and it will crush ice to snow. It is loud but that is only little thing with it. I'm very impressed by this machine and highly recommend it
A Quality Multi BlenderI was taken aback with so many elements when I first opened the box. Nonetheless, the Quick Start Guide did help to guide one through the features & operations of the unit. After having tried this unit for a bit of every intended function, I sumarise my review as belows:
Build Quality & Overall Presentation 4/5
The packing box may be a bit bulky, and with so many elements, one may need to find another box to store the elements. The built quality of each part is top-notched. The plastic materials used for the container and parts make one feel t... Read more
Fantastic! Not just a blender!Our old blender used to get pulled out for "Blender" jobs, we quickly found this "Blender System" is a food processor that does many jobs as well as blending. One of the favourites in our house is smoothies for both kids as well as adults cocktails, which we used our old blender for but the Ninja is easier and smoother for thick mixes and the included lid is useful for easy keeping of excess for later. This now means less devices in the kitchen cupboards, as we've given away the old blender and this does more, as well as allowing us to make mor... Read moree fresh homemade options such as our own pizza bases which the kids love. One of the standouts for us vs the old basic blender is the ability to prepare meal ingredients with the slice/shred/grate functions. This eliminates multiple devices and is easier to feed in items if various sizes using the top insert big or small options. On the rare occasion the kids help, it keeps the kids hands away from cutting components also! Pro's of the system: * Flexibility, same device from smoothies and vegies to homemade pizza bases which we love * Storage lids on containers allow us to keep excess or cook earlier in prep for meal time * Cost effective vs the very high end food processor systems if you only need these extended blend functions * Powerful vs our old blender which struggled with thicker mixes * All parts (except motor) can go into dishwasher Cons of the system: * Storing the cups/blades/accessories etc. * Sharp blades (I have cut myself when rushing, be careful!) * It's loud!
Minor issues but good overallUnpacking the system, the first impressions are good. The motor base unit and jug are solid and seem like they will last a while, as do the included accessories. It's good to see that the cup design is the same as other Ninja blenders (fits on the power base in the same way) so you don't need to throw out old cups and purchase new ones. There is, however, a caveat that I'll detail later when it comes to older accessories.
The Ninja Foodi is fairly compact compared to comparable units; we have an older "TM" and although it has a slightly dif... Read moreferent application set, the Ninja Foodi will perform most of the same functions while taking up less space. In all, it takes up about the same footprint as a decent-sized kettle or 2-slice toaster. First assignment was a fruit and ice smoothie, which it cruised through. One disappointment for me is the noise generated, though. An admittedly more expensive unit such as "TM" can inflict just as much pain on whatever is in the jug, with a much lower level of noise. While it's a bit nit-picky at this price point, I did expect the latest and greatest in the Ninja family to be a bit quieter than the years-old Ninja that we have in the cupboard. To my ears, nothing has changed on that front. Happily though, the resulting smoothie was well and quickly blended. The CB402 also does a good job with its slicing/shredding attachment, tearing through cabbage and slicing carrot with no worries at all. One recommendation I would have is not to mix the cups that come in this kit with any older Ninja lids or caps you might have in your cupboard. I found that the ones we already had from a previous Ninja system *seemed* to screw on alright but the threads were ever-so-slightly different in their pitch. As a result, the older lids didn't give as good a seal on the newer cups. They're cheap enough as extras, so do yourself a favour and buy a few new ones so you aren't mixing and matching when you're in a hurry and ending up with a potentially leaky cup. Overall, the Ninja Foodi Power Blender Ultimate System CB402 is a good all-rounder. It does everything it says on the box reasonably well, and while there are definitely more premium appliances available, it's unlikely that you'll buy any of them new for a price approaching the Ninja system. As mentioned before, my downsides were compatibility with older accessories (mainly between new cups and older lids) and the noise level. This the one that really sticks with me; you would think that years of development would have yielded some refinement, but the Ninja Foodi Power Blender Ultimate System CB402 makes just as much racket as older entry-level Ninjas and other cheapies. These pitfalls aside, if you want a good value system that gets the job done and doesn't take up a heap of space, the Ninja Foodi Power Blender Ultimate System CB402 does its job admirably.
Awesome! It does the work of 3 appliances!Let me explain and work backward - I have been able to get rid of 3 appliances out of my pantry and replace them with just this one! I got rid of ... 1: the coffee grinder, 2: Our big powerful jug/stand blender, 3: Our little Nutribullet (sorry we loved you little fella so we put you in our airbnb for guests to enjoy).
It's unusual to find any appliance these days that is sturdy and really well-built. The Ninja Foodi Power Blender is just that. I am super impressed with the thickness and sturdiness of all the parts, especially the big han... Read moredled jug and lids - actually all of it is impressive. This is kind of like a nutri-bullet, food processor and stand mixer had a child - this is it. With this unit, you can mix, whip, blend, chop meats and veg, mix (I did a cake mix!), make dough, slice, shred and grate plus grind coffee beans and spices. OMG so many things in such a tidy package. It comes with a recipe book to get you started - there are so many things it can do... The unit comes with an extensive array of kit considering the units price...a standard Nutribullet style cup, another XL cup specifically for thick items like acai or smoothies where you can twist the top while blending and this pushes the food at the top of the cup down to the blades - so ingenious. Just this is a game-changer for my smoothie-loving kids. These 2 cups come with 2 different chopping blade attachments too. There is a large 2.1 lt "pitcher" (jug) that has 2 ingenious lids - one for pouring (so you can make a smoothie/drink and put the whole jug with lid into the fridge for later) and the other lid accommodates the pusher attachment - same as you would have on a food processor. This attachment accommodates quite large veggies (we put in whole carrots) and still works well with small soft items such as tinned pineapple pieces. My first effort was a carrot & pineapple cake. The pics attached show how well and neatly it grated/shredded the carrots. Then I turned over the cutting blade and it thinly sliced a tin of pineapple pieces in juice - I just tipped the lot down the spout and I cant believe it sliced the lot. Generally, there is always a chunk of veg left at the top with a food processor but there was absolutely nothing left sitting on top of the blade, it chopped the lot - and really nicely. To this carrot and pineapple mixture, I inserted the dough mixer - I just made a space in the centre and pushed it into the bowl! It worked perfectly to do this. I added a cake mix (packet, a slurp of oil and 3 eggs. The auto-function pulse mixed it all together amazingly well. Removing the pitcher, then I attached the spice grinder and ground up a few whole cloves. I was surprised even though there were not that many cloves it ground them up quite fine. On the controls - you can go manual and control the speed of the motor or use the pre-programmed settings which are: spread, smoothie, bowl, chop, dough and disc (for chopping and slicing). The cleanup was pretty good - I washed everything I used by hand it didn't take long. I note the manual says everything can also go into the dishwasher. And..even one of the plastic bags the unit came in is the perfect size for covering the unit when its in the pantry in storage. All of the attachments fit into one storage tub. Overall, thrilled with this unit and would highly recommend it especially if you are short on storage or pantry space because it can do so much. I have it 5 stars out of 5 thanks Ninja !
Powerful, efficient smoothie kitchen king (but loud)I received this Ninja Foodi Power Blender & Processor System a few weeks ago as part of the Product Review Ambassador Program.
The arrival of the Ninja Foodi came within a week of replacing an old blender with a new one (a fairly inexpensive $100 Philips HR2224), so I was curios to see if there would be a noticeable difference between the two machines, considering that I was really only using the Philips blender (and its predecessor) to make smoothies for the kids. I had chosen the Philips because it had an 800 watt motor which for the price, w... Read moreas quite impressive. The Ninja Foodi is more than just a blender though. It slices, dices, blends, kneads, grinds, mixes and more. It also has a small footprint so it doesn’t take up much bench top space. The first photos show what comes included with the Ninja Foodi, and it is very impressive (if not a little daunting). Straight out the box (and after reading the relevant instructions), I decided to try the spice grinder to grind some coffee beans. This was going to be exciting, as I’ve never ground coffee before (always purchased pre-ground coffee). It took a number of attempts to find the right amount of time to grind the beans as I found the advised 25 seconds way to short which resulted in very course coffee. If I was using a plunger, I’m sure it would be more than adequate, but for my benchtop coffee machine, I found that between 40 and 50 seconds did the job. The grinder was great (think I’ll only be buying beans from now on), but it was loud. Screaming. At first I thought it was just the beans being tossed around in the metal cup part of the grinder, but no, it’s just loud, really really loud when using this application. The next thing we used was the “power nutri cup”. Our standard smoothie at the moment is a cup of frozen berries, a cup of milk, a cup of yoghurt and one banana. With everything in the cup and the smoothie option selected on the dial, off it went. It starts off with four short pulses/bursts before going into a regular spinning/mixing/blending cycle which lasts about 40 seconds (maybe 50?). And again, it is banshee screaming loud. After the cycle finished, we removed the power nutri cup from the base, removed the blade and placed the drinking lid on it and the verdict was a definite two thumbs up. The mixing and consistency was perfect. But it was at this point, I was worried about just how noisy the Ninja Foodi was going to be when using it. The motor on the Ninja Foodi is 1200 watts, so it is pretty powerful to say the least (50% more powerful than the Philips model I had been previously using. But was the noise it made during use worth the extra power? Going through some of the other applications of the Ninja Foodi, I was glad (relieved even) that the loudness is only confined to the grinding and smoothie function. Slicing up veggies for a salad was a breeze and very quick and the 2 included disc attachments give you the options of slicing, shredding and grating and they worked very effectively whilst much quieter. For the most part, emptying the blender was easy enough, but it was a little trickier with shredded foods (more on this in my conclusion). We also decided to make brownies one evening, so we thought we’d try the dough blade. Not sure if this was the right blade to use, but it certainly mixed everything up really well, but getting the mixture out was a laborious task. A lot of the mixture stuck to the dough blade (and as stated, perhaps not the right attachment to use for this) and that was annoying to get it off, and again, emptying the blender wasn’t as easy as it could have been. Now this could well be because the brownie mixture was relatively thick, but was mostly hampered by the fact that the blending bowl has a raised ridge in each corner which makes it really hard to use a spatula to scrape ingredients out as you keep hitting the ridges which results in mixture being annoying hard to remove from the corners and bowl in general. And so, in conclusion, the Ninja Foodi is a great device that does what you would expect it to do, with ease, and I have found that it excels with smoothies and coffee grinding). With everything being dishwasher proof (and easy to fit in dishwasher), cleaning is also easy. The only two negative things that stand out (to me anyway) are how loud it is for smoothies and coffee grinding (ironically, the two functions I will use this for the most), and the ridges in the corners of the main blending jug which make it hard(er) to use a spatula to scrape out some of the ingredients. Despite those two “flaws”, the Nija Foodi now has a permanent place on my benchtop.
Top quality product, a bit elaborateGood:
Top quality - up there with the best brands
Smooth and powerful
Strong suction cups on base unit
Too many parts
Complex shapes makes washing and drying a chore
Stong suction cups make it a chore to move around
A storage container for all the parts would've been a good inclusion
I always had this impression that Ninja was one of those cheap TV marketing brands promising the world’s greatest innovations and then failing on the reality. So straight up I have to say I’m very impressed with the qu... Read more
All in one appliance. Great for all the familyThe Ninja speaks for itself.
It is sturdy. Encased in hard plastic around the base too. It has excellent suction - a positive when relying on appliances to be stable on benches. The jar too is made of clear tough plastic also allowing to view the lock system at the base. The Ninja is a quiet appliance, so pleasant to use around others within your working area. There are attachments to use for slicing and shredding. The shredding is more coarse so if you are aiming for a finer shred, you may be disappointed.
There are positives and negatives f... Read moreor me - Pros : most importantly, the safety feature. Lid needs to be attached in order to start. Also has a release button for the lid to be removed. Sizing of jar - more than adequate in sizing, so you may prepare ingredients within. We made a double batch of cookie recipe without any issue. The advantage of 2 lids as opposed to having a lid that does all. You have the standard lid and the shredding/slicing chute lid A range of accessories including your handheld travelling cup. (make the ultimate smoothie when on the go) Bonus of mini grinder for herbs/coffee beans. The advantage here is that it all interlinks with the Ninja base. Therefore less appliances required within the kitchen. Cons: Chute width is a little small. You will need to cut your produce to fit through. Standard carrots are great as for cabbage, needs to bee cut down to fit through. Another con for me, batter becoming caught in the spool. When trying to clean, the batter travels up into the spool base making it difficult to clean. In a dishwasher, I’m not certain as I don’t have this appliance. A moot point, as shown in my photos, a storage case is available to store the attachments. Was seeking into purchasing but the model shown is only available overseas. The Australian version isn’t moulded to fit the attachments. I have placed my attachments in a storage container. Overall - will I recommend - Yes. It is versatile, easy to use, quiet, adequate food capacity. Quick in food preparations and most importantly- time. With the Ninja, I found that I saved time which is a plus when having a large family. Below are the cookies made with my daughter. Easy peasy. No hands over working the dough. Came out easily as shown in photos.
Space saving uber-smoothie multi-tool system - that I can dishwash safely!A strong recommend from this user.
I was on the hunt for a food processor after putting it off for a long time, and acknowledging I have no experience with Food Processors as a product this absolutely met and exceeded my expectations. It;s replaced my oversized Oster blender setup, with which i had a love hate relationship. Loved its power - hated how hard it was to clean and how big the whole kit was. The kit comes with the blender/processor jug, spice grinder, smoothie cup, bowl cup. Cup-blades, processor discs, dough hooks and feed-chute l... Read moreid. Everything assembled easily and intuitively. The only blendy/slicy thing is hasn’t replaced is the immersion blender – but that thing is definitely not a resource space hog. We have the Oster and an immersion blender, but I wanted a processor for food prep and slicing in particular. I don’t like the Oster because it’s just so tall and annoying to store, between the base, jugs and stirring rods you can’t fit it under an overhead bench, it doesn’t store easily in a cupboard etc. Adding a processor was going to be a pinch space wise, but I’m lucky this unit came along and swapped another one out rather than adding to the pantry clutter. The oster is now on Marketplace. We use blenders a lot, but I tend to reach for my immersion blender as we make a lot of smoothies, smooth pasta sauces, soups etc. So smoothies are a good test case, you never really get a good smooth consistency with the immersion stick and no one wants to hand wash a blender just for a smoothies or one sauce. Let me just say - the smoothie and bowl cups for this unit are just phenomenal by comparison – I say that with a straight face. You simply cannot get this degree of fine consistency on a normal blender, even high powered ones like Oster’s and Vitamix’s. If you can - you’re running it for an age and even then I would run them through a mesh afterwards. This simply obliterates anything to a fine smooth consistency in a minute, no matter what. My lazy weeknight meal is pantry gnocchi and a sauce made with white beans and frozen spinach, I use to sieve them to catch any left over bean chunks, spinach stems or skins - the bowl cup and built in agitator made it so smooth without the need for straining at all. I made a pesto, a few pulses were perfect. The only minor downside is not being able stream in oil for things like mayo and hollandaise, but this is so minor and like I said above – this isn’t replacing my immersion blender. Plus – I can use the blender/processor jug for that purpose just fine. Who doesn't want a jug of hollandaise after all? Food prep wise – it does what it says on the box. It slices, it grates, it absolutely obliterates anything softer than a cucumber. It was pretty efficient, it did leave a little nubbin of veggie skittering around on top of the processor slicing discs – but Ive seen enough cooking shows to realise this is par for the course. I love how wide the feet chute is, and the clever insert to reduce it down to small circular opening if your putting in smaller things. The wide chute lets you feed thicker pieces in, letting you get longer slices of wider mushrooms, capsicum etc. It make short work of both, blitzing things down in seconds. I made a big fajita veggie skillet to test it out – onions, mushies, capsicum, carrot. It was great. On taco night thought it reduced my cucumber to mush on the grater setting, so back to the box grater for that – but for carrots, hard cheese and tougher veg it’s a total show-stopper for food prep. The actual processor blades are great too – I blitzed up some lightly frozen chicken to make some Larb and the consistency was perfect – similarly with the shallots and basil, a few pulses really did the trick to just break them down. It even minced up a lemongrass stick pretty convincingly. So onto the most important bit – almost everything in the kit is dishwasher safe – and not only that, but survives cycles with no discernible issues at all. And with the cup/blade lid assembly hand washing is so much easier than my big blender. As for the rest of the accessories I haven’t had a huge chance to use them. I’m not a spice cook by any stretch, it broke up some fennel seeds nicely and blitzed Chia to a powder which we use to thicken things. The dough hook is not going to win any awards, it made great pizza dough but not enough of it – similarly for cookie dough, it was just a small batch to stay within the max size guide. Anything that requires true kneading is better in the kitchenaid stand mixer as the dough hook does an acceptable job with kneading. But for things that don’t require kneading it’s pretty good! I reckon fresh pasta would be great with it. No-knead artisan bread too - and of-course, there's nothing wrong with hand-kneading either. i'm just pretty lazy. So that about wraps it up. I hope more spares come available online – my wife keeps disappearing with the blade lid for the cup by accident in the AM and I’d like to get a few more cups and one more cutting lid for safety. I really liked the instructions - what an odd thing to write, but I did. I found them well written and helpful - and actually liked the recipes.
The Good, the Great, the not so goodI will start this review by saying that this product has been sent to me for review but the following is my own statement.
I have a blender/food processor and a stick blender so I will use them as a baseline.
The Ninja Foodie has a small footprint compare to all my appliances put next to each other, I like the versatility it offers and I think it can replace a number of benchtop appliances.
The good and great,
The blender is a beast, it has blended perfectly everything I did, cocktail mix, soups, no problem, everything was perfect. I try to ... Read moremake our pizza dough with the mixing blade, it got all the ingredients mix together in minutes, same for the cookie dough. The fact is that using the same jug with a different lid, you add the discs to slice or grate vegetables or other ingredients and in the same fashion it does it effortlessly. What ever you do, the machine will ask you to select the function you want to use and the onboard computer will adjust the speed and time required to accomplish the task at hand to get a perfect result every time, and you won’t be disappointed. The “single serve” cups are fantastic for smoothies, quick homemade sorbet or simply you have a small batch of blending to do, it will make it happen. It has become my son favourite utensil in the kitchen. After school milkshake, smoothie or frozen yogurt, you name it he has done all the flavours possible. It is a safe, easy and intuitive product to use so there is no issues for him to do it by himself. Once he is done with it, it is in the dishwasher and no more washing or mess to clean up after him. I absolutely love that! My personal favourite is the “coffee grinder” small cup, I like to make my own spice mix and for years I have been using a manual coffee grinder that I was dedicated to this task. I would put all my herbs and spice hole and turn for up to 15 min depending on the quantity I was making. With this little gem, I get it done in seconds, it grinds and mix everything perfectly, I get all my mix done for the dinner just as I need it so it is fresh and fragrant. The thing that is great in all that, once you are done it all goes to the dishwasher, it’s great not to have to wash my old stick mixer under that hot water. But as good as it is and how much the kids love all the function it gives them, there is some issues and that’s why I won’t give it 5 stars. The not so good, I am going to say it, the first time you will use the single cup mixers get ready to get your earplugs, IT IS LOUD! I don’t know if I will post the video yet with my phone as a decibel meter but I got some very high read. On average it is around 95Db for a smoothie with milk and frozen raspberries. Try to sleep on a weekend and you get rudely awaken by teenagers making their morning milkshakes. Seriously that is by itself my biggest issue with this machine, it’s louder than my vacuum cleaner and it is the same wattage. I don’t know if by increasing the power they have increase the noise level compare to their older models. On the blender use, I’s not that loud and this is more what I was expecting in terms of noise. Anyway, my other issue is that it is supposed to replace a few of my benchtop appliances and if the results were saving me time and effort, I could look the other way for some of the flows. But I like to be honest I will still use my stick blender because I can blend straight in my saucepan my boiling hot soup, and all the extra I have to wash, is the stick. I will still use my kitchen aid to make my pizza dough because try to get the dough out of the blender is a messy pain and I still have to use a separate bowl to rise it, so more washing. I will still use my small mixer attachment for small quantity chopping because it’s small and easy to wash. And my last regret is that it only offers 1 grater size and 1 slicing size, on my old one I have 6 different discs. My issue is that I love food and one size doesn’t fit all… To finish, I think if you are starting your new kitchen or want to downsize your appliances number so you only have one good and solid appliance on your benchtop this is your perfect match. It’s versatile, if you count the single serve bowl as glasses you really only have to store the discs the extra lid and the mixing blade so it will save you space. If you disregard my issue with cleaning extra things which are honestly just a me problem this machine will deliver in every way and you won’t be disappointed. If Ninja is reading this, please add to the extras you can purchase some disc with a larger size hole grater and a finer slicer, also if you can manage to add a small chopper that would be awesome because one onion in that big blender is overkill.
This has quickly become the new star in our kitchenAs a Nutri-bullet replacement:
We got the system predominantly as a replacement for our nutri-bullet. So i will start the review here but I will also call out the other uses we depend on. As a nutri-bullet replacement it does a great job. It seems more equalized than a nutri-bullet and the end product is at least on par with quality if not slightly better. It has a beter pulse function and that I love and it makes your morning shake so easy. The only downside is that the cup container is slightly smaller than a nutri-bullet however this d... Read moreid not impact us. Just worth calling out for those that pack up a large nutri-bullet cup. We now use this daily. Other awesome uses: This system now sits on our permanently. We are avid coffee drinkers and this attachment for coffee is fantastic. It has replaced our coffee grinder so that just another piece of equipment can be replaced. We buy and grate down pecarino cheese and again this has now taken over that function for us too which i brilliant. It does it so quickly and consistently I just love it. This is my new pesto maker as well. It is as simple as dumping the ingredients in and pulsing and you get amazing pesto out. The way that it mixes, again the consistency (no lumpiness) is brilliant. Winter soups... this really surprised me how easily and well it handles processing soups and we use it several times a week in winter for this. Practicalities: The items footprint is good for a unit this powerful. It is slightly larger than our nutri-bullet but not significantly so. This is really important for us as this unit lives on our bench-top as it is used daily. We don't have alot of 'real-estate' on our benchtops so the footprint is really important for me. Cleaning is super easy. Pull apart is simple and it is so easily cleaned without having to get into nooks and crannies to clean the unit. Overall this system is a winner and is now central in our kitchen.
Questions & Answers
Can this appliance whip cream or egg whites?
I haven't tried, and I probably wouldn't, as you have limited control.
- The Ninja Foodi Power Blender Ultimate System CB402 has an exra large smoothie bowl maker.
- It has 6 settings: Bowl, Extract, Smoothie, Chop, Disc, and Dough. It also has 11 manual programs.
- Dishwasher-safe components make this food processor easy to clean.
- The processor has a 1200w smartTORQUE™ motor base that can power through thick ingredients at high speeds without you needing to stir or shake the mixture.
- The appliance is BPA free.
|Food Processors and Blenders
|Dishwasher Safe Parts
|Included Blade Types
|Grating / Shredding, Plastic Dough Blade and Slicing Disc
|Number of Speed Settings
|410 x 200 x 215 mm
|Number of Blades
|Colour / Finish
- GTIN12: 622356258135
- MPN: CB402 and CB402ANZ
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