BL490 Series Nutri Ninja® Auto-iQ® FAQs

This article contains the FAQs for the BL490 Series Nutri Ninja® Auto-iQ®. This supports the following product SKUs BL490, BL490T, BL491, BL491C, BL492, BL492C, BL492W, BL493, BL493Z, BL494 and BL494C.

Does the grinder work if I don't have a blender?

No this attachment only functions when attached to a Ninja Auto IQ blender.

How much does the grinder hold? What is the volume?

12tbls. " enough to grind a an entire pot of coffee!

Is the grinder dishwasher safe?

Yes, all parts are dishwasher safe. The Grinder Cup w/ Blades & Lid.

Is the stainless steel cup dishwasher safe?

Yes, the stainless steel cup is dishwasher safe.

There is a sticker on the Stainless Steel cup, should I remove it?

Yes, please remove the sticker before washing and using the cup.

What can I grind in the grinder?

Only grind dry ingredients such as coffee, peppercorns and dried chilli peppers. Use your nutri ninja cups for wet ingredients such as fruits and veggies.

What does the grinder work on?

The grinder works on both the BL488W and BL492W; actually the grinder works on the BL480, BL490, BL640 and BL680 Auto iQ series.

What does the stainless steel cup work on?

The stainless steel cup works on both the BL488W and BL492W; actually the stainless steel cup works on the entire BL480, BL490, BL640 and BL680 Auto iQ series.

What is the volume of the Stainless Steel Cup?

You should never fill ingredients passed the 22oz. MAX FILL Line.

Which button should I press when using the grinder attachment?

For best performance press either HIGH or Start/STOP to grind your ingredients.

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.

Which programs work with the 40 oz. prep bowl?

Blend/Pulse/Low and High (Extract program will not work with the prep bowl and LED light will not illuminate).

How tall is the unit with a vessel attached/ will it fit under my cabinets ?

The unit is under 18 inches tall (with vessel assembled) and will fit under standard cabinets.

I see the stainless steel cup keeps cold for 4 hours, does it keep Hot?/ Can I blend hot liquids in the stainless steel cup?

Our Nutri Ninja cups are not intended for hot ingredients. Do not blend hot liquids/ingredients in your vessel.

Are the stainless steel cups vacuum sealed?

No, they are double walled.

How do I release the suction cup feet ?/The motor base is stuck to the counter.

Place fingers under the black paddles on the sides of the base and lift up to release the suction feet.

Can I make dough in the 40 oz. prep bowl?

Yes, you can make up to 1 pound of dough at a time using the dough blade.

What are the seals made of?

There is no latex in the formulations.

Is there latex used in the material of the blender system?

Either silicone rubber or thermoplastic elastomer