Ninja TWISTi Review – The Best new Ninja Blender

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The Ninja TWISTi High-Speed Blender DUO is a powerful blender excellent at processing thin and thick blends. It also sets at an affordable price point.

It cranks out superb frozen drinks, smoothies, and protein shakes with ease. Likewise, thick smoothie bowls and nut butters are easily rendered by its 1600 Watt powered motor.

Read on for more detailed information we discovered when compiling this Ninja TWISTi review.

Ninja TWISTi Blender DUO

A great device for making smoothies, smoothie bowls, frozen drinks, and nut butters. Drizzle cap is great for blending up your own mayonnaise, nut butters, and salad dressings. The built-in tamper on the large pitcher ensures everything is blended perfectly smooth.

The Bottom Line

While not the largest or most versatile blenders, it works extremely well for what it does. It also comes in at a good price point. If you primarily need a blender for smoothies and nut butters, you'll be very happy with this device!

Model #: SS151
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03/24/2023 10:59 pm GMT


The Ninja TWISTi model is, in our humble opinion, a home run blender by the appliance maker. It is the most powerful Ninja model on the market and is surprisingly versatile despite not have a large pitcher.

Given it’s power and the quality of its blending ability, the TWISTi received a rare 5-Star rating from Juicing Journal. It is also #2 on our list of the best Ninja blenders.

JJ Awards
Perfect 5-Star Review

What’s Included in the Ninja TWISTi High-Speed Blender DUO

tamper lid for Ninja Twisti
pitcher lid with tamper
34 oz high-speed pitcher for Ninja Twisti
34 oz high-speed pitcher
1600 Watt Base for Ninja Twisti
1600 Watt Base with 6 Auto-iQ functions
Hybrid Edge blades assembly for Ninja Twisti
Hybrid Edge™ blades assembly
24 oz nutrient extraction cup
(1) 24 oz Nutrient Extraction Cup
18 oz nutrient extraction cup
(1) 18 oz Nutrient Extraction Cup & Lid (not pictured)
ninja twisti
This is what the box looks like

What Can The Ninja TWISTi do?

Before we get to what the TWISTi does, let’s be very clear as to what it doesn’t do. The Ninja TWISTi is not one of those all-in-one kitchen systems. It isn’t for blending soups, it won’t help you make bread, and it won’t help you make meatloaf.

The TWISTi is a machine for making smoothies, smoothie bowls, frozen drinks, and processing nut butters. That’s it! If that’s what you need, then the Ninja TWISTi is for you because it does it better than any other Ninja device we’ve tested!

cherry smoothie
smoothie bowl 1
Smoothie Bowls
salad dressing
Salad Dressing
nut butter
Nut Butters
frozen cocktails
Frozen Cocktails
protein shake
Protein Shakes

Ninja TWISTi Review of Functionality

As we’ve previously said, the TWISTi does what it is designed to do very, very well. The TWISTi’s range of functionality is more limited that other Ninja’s appliances. But that allowed the product designers more freedom to really hone in on the TWISTi’s performance.

Smoothies & Protein Shakes

Our testing shows that the Ninja TWISTi handles smoothies and protein shakes with ease. You can make smoothies and shakes with the 34 oz pitcher. And you can make them with the nutrient extraction cups. In our family, we almost always make smoothies with the cups because we rarely make a them for more than one person.

With a 1600 Watt base, there isn’t any food that the TWISTi can’t emulsify into a smoothie when liquid is added.

Smoothies & Protein Shakes: Rated 5 out of 5

Smoothie Bowls

Our tests shows that the TWISTi is the best smoothie bowl maker in its price range. In fact, we notice no major differences between smoothie bowls with the TWISTi and those made with more expensive blenders.

The powerful motor renders thick smoothie bowls with just the slightest amount of liquid.

Smoothie Bowls: Rated 5 out of 5

smothie bowl

Frozen Drinks & Cocktails

The TWISTi has plenty of power to chew through ice in frozen cocktail recipes. In fact, the TWISTi can pulverize ice it into a “snow” if nothing else is added.

While the device is a very capable blender for frozen cocktails, it loses a little luster because of the limited pitcher capacity. The 34 oz capacity means this device won’t be your go to blender if you need to make margaritas for a large group.

Frozen Drinks: Rated 4.5 out of 5

frozen drinks

Nut Butters

The Ninja TWISTi is the best processor of nut butters in this price range that we’ve tested. The design of the high-speed pitcher and accompanying tamper top are perfect for rendering excellent nut butters. The 1600 Watt power base helps the blender cut through even harder nuts like almonds with ease.

We also love how the drizzle cap allows you to add the perfect amount of oil needed to achieve your desired consistency.

In short, if you are wanting a great blender for nut butters, you won’t go wrong with the TWISTi.

peanut butter 1
The powerful base renders smooth, creamy nut butters
peanut butter
Nut butter too thin? Use less or even no oil. The TWISTi can handle it!

Nut Butters: Rated 5 out of 5

Using the Ninja TWISTi

The Ninja TWISTi is very easy to use. It comes with 7 push-button controls:

  1. Start/Stop
  2. Pulse
  3. Extract
  4. Smoothie
  5. Frozen
  6. Spread
  7. Bowl
twisti base

Start/Stop Button

Use this button to turn on or off the blender. There is not dial to adjust the speed. It’s runs wide open when its on or is completely off.

Pulse Button

Press and release this button once or multiple times to perform short pulse blending.

Auto-iQ Functions


Use the extract button to extract nutrients from fruits or leafy greens. You’ll use this function for your thinner blends.


Use the Smoothie button for your slightly thicker blends. Think a frozen banana & chia seed smoothie where the frozen bits of banana are more likely to float than it would with thinner blends.


Use this feature for your frozen margaritas and similar drinks and cocktails.


Use the Spread feature to make almond butter, hazelnut butter, peanut butter, and other nut butters. Use this button in combination with the 34 oz pitcher and the accompanying lid with drizzle cap. The drizzle cap allows you to add oil to your spread while the device is blending. This lets you dial in your spread to the consistency you desire.


The Bowl setting is used to blend very thick mixtures such as smoothie bowls. Smoothie bowl recipes typically call for a lot of frozen fruit and a very small amount of liquid. Lower powered blenders have a hard time making smoothie bowls because the blend is essentially a frozen emulsification. It is very hard to get right. B

ut the one-two punch of a high-powered motor + the twist tamper lid allows the Ninja TWISTi to make smoothie bowls with relative ease.

Technical Specification

TypeCountertop Blender, Smoothie Blender
Brand/SeriesNinja Blender
ModelNinja SS151
Speed1 Speed (on or off)
Wattage1600 Watts
BladesHybrid Edge
Container34 oz pitcher
24 oz cup
18 oz cup
Dishwasher SafeYes
BPA FreeYes
Dimensions (in)6.5″D x 8.3″W x 13.8″H (16.5 cm x 21 cm x 35.1 cm)
ApplicationPersonal Use
Warranty1 Year
This table shows the technical specifications for the Ninja TWISTi Blender DUO


How loud is the Ninja TWISTi?

In our tests, the maximum volume of the TWISTi came in at just a hair over 100 decibel. This is roughly equivalent to an approaching subway train or a motorcycle passing you at about 2 meters away.

How large is the Ninja TWISTi pitcher?

The pitcher for the Ninja TWISTi can hold up to 34 ounces. This is considerably smaller than other Ninja blenders. However, it fits well for the limited functionality the TWISTi is designed for.

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