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Nutri Ninja® Auto-iQ® Compact System Series > BL491

Nutri Ninja® Auto-iQ® Compact System

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Model #: BL491

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Nutri Ninja® Auto-iQ® Compact System now includes Smooth Boost® Technology, allowing you to truly customize your drink making experience so you can see, feel, and taste the difference.

Nutri Ninja® Auto-iQ® Compact System
Nutri Ninja® Auto-iQ® Compact System
Nutri Ninja® Auto-iQ® Compact System
Nutri Ninja® Auto-iQ® Compact System
Nutri Ninja® Auto-iQ® Compact System

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Nutri Ninja® Auto-iQ® Compact System now includes Smooth Boost® Technology, allowing you to truly customize your drink-making experience whether you’re using Nutrient Extraction* or High Performance Blending. Now you can choose whether you want deliciously drinkable nutrient juices or whip up an ultra-creamy frozen smoothie all at the touch of a button. With Nutri Ninja® Auto-IQ® with Smooth Boost you can see, feel, and taste the difference.

This compact system includes a 40 oz. Blend & Prep Bowl for added functionality to create healthy meals and drinks with ease. The precision processing offers even chopping, smooth purees, and perfect dough consistencies.

Nutri Ninja® Auto-iQ® Compact System includes double-walled stainless steel cup that keeps your favorite frozen smoothies colder for up to 4 hours.** The 48 oz. XL Multi-Serve Nutri Ninja® is the perfect container to create meals and drinks for the family in seconds. The Regular Nutri Ninja® Cups with Sip & Seal® Lids allow you to make delicious smoothies to take on the go.

*Extract a drink containing vitamins and nutrients from fruits and vegetables
**As compared to single-walled plastic Ninja cups, when blended with ice and frozen ingredients
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FAQs


This FAQ page is a great place to find info, tips and help. Just make sure you’ve read your Owner’s Guide before using your unit.

Cups

The Stainless Steel Cup keeps cold for 4 hours, does it keep hot?
Our Nutri Ninja® cups are not made for hot ingredients. Do not blend hot ingredients in your Stainless Steel cup.
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What models does the Stainless Steel Cup work with?
The Stainless Steel Cup works with the entire Nutri Ninja® Auto-iQ® series.
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Which button should I press when using the Stainless Steel Cup?
For optimized blending and nutrient extraction* we recommend any of the Auto-iQ® buttons.

*Extract a drink containing vitamins and nutrients from fruits and vegetables.
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What is the volume of the Stainless Steel Cup?
22 oz. You should never fill ingredients past the MAX FILL line.
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There is a sticker on the cup, should I remove it?
Yes, please remove the sticker before washing and using the cup.
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General Information

How is this different than other Nutri Ninja® Auto-iQ® blenders?
This is the next level Auto-iQ®. For the first time ever, you can get nutrient extraction* and professional grade high performance blending with advanced Auto-iQ® Smooth Boost® technology all in one, powerful compact machine.

*Extract a drink containing vitamins and nutrients from fruits and vegetables.
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What can it do?
NUTRIENT & VITAMIN EXTRACTION* - Combined with Pro Extractor Blades, the blender breaks down whole fruits and veggies for refreshing, full-bodied nutrient juices.

HIGH-PERFORMANCE BLENDING - Combined with high-performance blades, the blender powers through frozen ingredients and ice for cool smoothies and shakes.

*Extract a drink containing vitamins and nutrients from fruits and vegetables.
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What does it come with?
1200 Watt Base
40 oz. Food Processor Bowl with dough/chopping blade
24 oz. Nutri Ninja®: Cup
24 oz. Stainless Steel Cup
Pro Extractor Blades
2 Sip & Seal® lids
30-Recipe Inspiration Guide

And depending on which model you've bought, you may also receive additional accessories such as an XL 48 oz. Jar, 100 Recipe Cookbook, or an additional 24 oz. Nutri Ninja® Cup.
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What is Auto-iQ® Technology?
Auto-iQ® Technology is One-Touch Intelligence - 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!
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What is Smooth Boost® Technology?
Smooth Boost® Technology is next level Auto-iQ Technology - you can step up your smoothness with high performance blending and nutrient extraction for even smoother texture and consistency.
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What is Nutrient & Vitamin Extraction*?
Nutri Ninja® Cups can blend whole fruits, vegetables, greens, seeds & stems into nutrient-rich beverages in seconds! Traditional juicers provide little juice and remove the pulp which contains the healthy fiber, whereas the Nutri Ninja Cups provides complete juicing with the benefits of entire fruits and vegetables, not just the juice. These juices are bursting with health-boosting vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, trace elements and plant nutrients!

*Extract a drink containing vitamins and nutrients from fruits and vegetables.
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Grinder

Does the grinder work if I don’t have a blender?
No, this attachment only functions when attached to a Nutri Ninja® Auto-iQ® blender.
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What models does the Grinder work with?
The Grinder works with the entire Nutri Ninja® Auto-iQ® series.
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Which button should I press when using the grinder attachment?
For best performance, press either HIGH or START/STOP to grind your ingredients.
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How much does the grinder hold? What is the volume?
12 tablespoons – enough to grind a an entire pot of coffee!
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Is the grinder dishwasher-safe?
Yes, all parts are dishwasher-safe, the Grinder Cup w/Blades & Lid.
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What do I grind in the grinder?
Only grind dry ingredients such as coffee, peppercorns, and dried chili peppers. Use your Nutri Ninja® cups for wet ingredients such as fruits and veggies.
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Product Specifications

What models does the slicer/shredder work with?
The slicing/shredding and grating disc will only work on units with a 5-cup Blend & Prep Bowl - BL491, BL492, BL492W.
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What models does the XL Jar work with?
The XL Jar works on with the entire Nutri Ninja® Auto-iQ® series.
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Using the Blender

When would I use Smooth Boost® "No"?
If you like your drink to have more texture and fullness.
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How do you release the suction to remove the base from the counter?
The suction cups on the bottom of the motor base are designed to hold the base in place while operating the unit for extra stability. To release the suction and remove the base from the counter, simply place your hands under both sides of the unit and lift the base up and towards you. Release levers will activate, releasing the suction cups from the counter.
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How is the Reversible Slicing/Shredding Disc used?
The Slicing/Shredding disc is two sided with one side designed for Slicing and the other side designed for Shredding. To slice ingredients, assemble the disc to the disc adaptor with the side labeled "Slicer" facing up. To shred ingredients, flip the disc over and assemble to the adaptor so that the side labeled "Shredder" is facing up.
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How do you use the two part food pusher?
The two part food pusher is designed for use with the feed chute lid to help guide food through the chute and into the bowl while using the disc attachments. The entire pusher should be used to guide larger items, such as cucumbers, through the feed chute. For smaller items such as carrots, lift the food pusher out of the chute and twist the top clockwise to separate the parts. Insert the larger section of the pusher into the food pusher and use the small pusher to guide the food through the small chute.
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What do I use the XL Jar for?
The XL Jar is perfect for multi servings of your favorite recipes.
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Can I open the XL Jar to add ingredients or mix ingredients while blending?
No, this is a secure jar that is not removable.
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XL Jar

Is the XL Jar dishwasher-safe?
Yes!
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Which button should I press when using the XL Jar?
For optimized blending and nutrient extraction* we recommend any of the Auto-iQ® buttons.

*Extract a drink containing vitamins and nutrients from fruits and vegetables.
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What is the volume of the XL Jar?
48 oz. You should never fill ingredients past the MAX FILL line.
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Product Care


This FAQ page is a great place to find info, tips and help. Just make sure you’ve read your Owner’s Guide before using your unit.

Cups

There is a sticker on the cup, should I remove it?
Yes, please remove the sticker before washing and using the cup.
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Grinder

Is the grinder dishwasher-safe?
Yes, all parts are dishwasher-safe, the Grinder Cup w/Blades & Lid.
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XL Jar

Is the XL Jar dishwasher-safe?
Yes!
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Troubleshooting


This FAQ page is a great place to find info, tips and help. Just make sure you’ve read your Owner’s Guide before using your unit.

Cups

I put the Stainless Steel Cup on the base but nothing is happening. What do I do?
Ensure the cup is tightly, securely fastened to the blade assembly. Place cup and blade assembly on the blender, twist clockwise until the lights illuminate.
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Grinder

I put the grinder on the base but nothing is happening. What do I do?
Ensure the lid is attached to the grinder cup prior to placing the grinder on the base. Once the grinder is on the base, turn clockwise to engage.
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Using the Blender

Why doesn’t Smooth Boost® work on "Pulse" or "Start/Stop"?
Smooth Boost® is optimized to work with your Auto-iQ® functions to bring you the smoothest, most consistent drinks.
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Why are there no lights illuminated on the blender?
The cup is not properly assembled. Ensure the cup is fully engaged by twisting clockwise and hear an audible click when fully engaged. All lights will illuminate.
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My blender turns on, but why doesn’t the blade rotate?
It is possible that you have overfilled your vessel, carefully remove some ingredients & try again. It is also possible that the thermal protection has been activated, unplug your unit & wait 15 minutes before plugging back in.
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Why do only certain buttons light up when I put a container on the base?
Each program has been designed specifically for the jar attached to the base. Certain programs will only work when certain jars are attached. If the program light does not illuminate when the jar is attached, that program will not run and you will get an “- -” message on the display.
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Why do I get an “- -” message on the display?
Each program has been designed specifically for the jar attached to the base. Certain programs will only work when certain jars are attached. If the program light does not illuminate when the jar is attached, that program will not run and you will get an “- - ” message on the display.
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I placed the lid on the Jar and it doesn’t line up.
The Sip & Seal lids are designed for your on-the go single serve Nutri Ninja cups. You can pour directly from the jar.
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XL Jar

I put the XL Jar cup on the base but nothing is happening. What do I do?
Ensure the cup is tightly, securely fastened to the blade assembly. Place cup and blade assembly on the blender, twist clockwise until the lights illuminate.
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Reviews

Betty
from Orlando, Florida
Apr. 13, 2016

Awesome blender!!!

I just got Model #: BL491 and can’t get enough of it. I have gone fruit and veggie shopping to take this baby for a drive!
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