The Ninja brand of food processors and blenders has a great reputation and if you have ever owned a Ninja, you will understand why!
The machines use extremely powerful motors that make the task of chopping, slicing, grinding and blending many different foods easy. The Ninja 3-in-1 Auto-IQ UK is a particularly popular model and with its 1200W base, it is a very strong and robust machine.
What makes the 3-in-1 model so popular is that you get everything you need to do the most basic, core functions that you would expect from a family-sized kitchen processor that may be in use every day.
You get the tools you need to blend, mix, chop, slice and grate, plus a unique blending cup attachment that allows you to whizz up a drink in a portable drinking cup to take on the move with you. So no matter if you want to blend up a smoothie to take to work with you, or blitz a bullet-proof coffee for a shot of caffeine to wake you up in the morning, this is a very handy extra tool.
People choose to buy a Ninja for a very good reason – its reliable performance! Ninja food processors tend to score high on performance across the board, but the Ninja 3-in-1 Auto-IQ BN800UK is a particular favourite because of its AutoIQ programmes that make many processing tasks even easier.
In tests, the Ninja 3-in-1 made short work of basic tasks such as slicing, chopping and dicing but it was particularly good at crushing ice, which is handy for sorbets and slushy chilled drinks.
The Ninja brand scores well across the board for most everyday food processing tasks, but testers reported that the 3-in-1 did struggle with small quantities of dry ingredients that were hard to grind down such as dry spices.
Testers also reported that the food processor was very loud when compared to other similar models on the market, but as it probably won’t be in constant use in an average kitchen, it is worth putting up with because you get a lot of great features for quite a reasonable price.
- Blender and food processor in one
- Just enough accessories
- Powerful motor
- Smart AutoIQ programmes
- Doesn’t handle smaller dried ingredients very well
- No specific ice crush programme
- Very loud motor
- 1x 1.9-litre food processor bowl
- 1x 2.1-litre blending jug
- 1x 700ml single-serve cup
- chopping/grating blade, dough blade
- Food processor and blender combined
- Measurements: 480 x 255 x 190mm
- Motor size:1200W
- Three-speed functions: pulse, Blend, Max Blend, Chop, Puree, Mix
Should I buy a Ninja?
If you want both a food processor and a blender, then instead of buying them separately and having two machines take up a lot of countertop and cupboard space, the 3-in-1 Ninja model would be a sensible choice.
It would also be more cost-effective to buy one single machine than two separate ones. With its powerful automatic programmes and excellent performance, the Ninja 3-in-1 Food Processor with Auto-IQ makes a great tool for most people.