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Nama C2 Review – Is It a Good Buy?

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The Nama C2 Cold Press Juicer + Blender combines the revolutionary Nama J2 Juicer with their new powerful blender technology all in one incredible machine. Most who juice also use a blender for smoothies, soups, and other recipes. So, the Nama leadership once again listened to their customers and created this fantastic juicer blender combo. In this Nama C2 review, I dig into what makes it unique, what I like and don’t like, and ultimately decide if it’s a good buy. Read on to see what the C2 is all about!

What’s In This Article?

Quick Nama C2 Review

Excellent 2-in-1 Machine
4.8

The Nama C2 Cold Press Juicer + Blender combines the top-rated Nama J2 Juicer with its new powerful blender technology in a fantastic all-in-one machine. Each mode is fast and easy to use, with seamless switching between them, and cleanup for both is quick. This juicer blender combo costs significantly less than purchasing each separately, is safe to use with your kids, comes with a ton of extras, and is backed by a 15-year warranty. All told, the Nama C2 is an excellent investment.

  • Top Rated Nama J2 Juicer + High-Speed Blender in 1 Machine
  • Fast & Easy To Use Both
  • Seamless Switching Between Each Mode
  • Costs Less Than 2 Separate Machines
  • Quick Cleanup
  • Lots of Extras (Including Sorbet Attachment)
  • 15-Year Warranty
  • Entire Unit Won't Fit Under Standard Cabinets
  • Heavy Base
  • Lacks Vacuum Blender Attachment
Excellent 2-in-1 Machine
4.8

The Nama C2 Cold Press Juicer + Blender combines the top-rated Nama J2 Juicer with its new powerful blender technology in a fantastic all-in-one machine. Each mode is fast and easy to use, with seamless switching between them, and cleanup for both is quick. This juicer blender combo costs significantly less than purchasing each separately, is safe to use with your kids, comes with a ton of extras, and is backed by a 15-year warranty. All told, the Nama C2 is an excellent investment.

  • Top Rated Nama J2 Juicer + High-Speed Blender in 1 Machine
  • Fast & Easy To Use Both
  • Seamless Switching Between Each Mode
  • Costs Less Than 2 Separate Machines
  • Quick Cleanup
  • Lots of Extras (Including Sorbet Attachment)
  • 15-Year Warranty
  • Entire Unit Won't Fit Under Standard Cabinets
  • Heavy Base
  • Lacks Vacuum Blender Attachment

My Nama C2 Video Review

Why Did Nama Make a Juicer Blender Machine?

This Nama C2 Review takes an in-depth look at this juicer blender combo to see if it's a good buy. Why did they make a juicer blender machine? To bring the best of both blending and juicing to their customers.

Nama understands that many of us who juice also use a blender. With kitchen countertop space at a premium, their solution was to create a juicer blender machine that shares a single power base at a price that costs less than two separate units of equal quality. But if we’re all into juicing, for which the Nama J2 is fantastic, why do we need a blender?

Juicing vs Blending

Juicing and blending have some things in common, like liquefying solids, combining ingredients, and breaking down fiber. But that’s where the similarities end.

Juicing is a great way to deliver concentrated nutrition from a much larger amount of produce that one could easily consume in their whole form at one time. This is achieved by separating the juice, leaving most of the insoluble fiber, and all the soluble, behind. Juice is generally easier to digest because of this, plus those same nutrients can be more easily absorbed into your body in this concentrated liquid form. I love juicing for that ability to get highly concentrated nutrition in a small package.

juicing vs blending which is best?

Green juice on the left (very little solids) and green smoothie on the right (solids clearly visible).

Blending allows you to consume that produce in an easily digestible form while retaining all its fiber (soluble and insoluble). Blending does physically break down insoluble fibers, making digestion easier but to a lesser degree than with juicing. Blending also allows you to add low-water produce like bananas and avocados that simply can’t be juiced.

Juicer Test Kitchen Pro Tip: Check out these Juicer Test Kitchen articles for more information.

Other Blender Uses

There are just some things that a juicer can’t do that a blender is best suited for. Things like smoothies, sauces, dips, soups, nut butter, crushed ice, and even milling grains need a blender to get the job done. The C2’s Power Blender even has a special soup setting that heats it up!

Having one or the other doesn’t cover all of a person’s food prep needs, so having a juicer blender combo is a great way to employ both in your kitchen.

Designing the Best Juicer Blender Combo

The Nama C2 brings all the fantastic benefits of having their J2 juicer and adds a high-speed blender as one machine. You read that right; the juicer assembly for the C2 is none other than their top-rated Nama J2 Cold Press Juicer! There is one base motor that accepts both juicer and blender assemblies. Let’s dig into the details.

C2 Juicer Assembly: It’s the Nama J2!

Nama took its Nama J2 Juicer and made it the juicing assembly for their C2 juicer blender combo. This is the same juicer that’s garnered over 10,000 5-star reviews!

Designing the best juicer blender combo was easy for the engineers at Nama thanks to their incredible work on the Nama J2 Juicer, which they used as the juicer assembly for the Nama C2.

What Makes the Nama J2 Juicer Assembly Special?

In 2021, Nama engineered the J2 specifically to eliminate all issues with their original juicer, the Vitality 5800 / J1. In the process, they created a juicer that revolutionized the industry. Here’s what makes it a top-selling juicer:

  • Makes Cold Press Juice FAST
    • Huge 5.25″ load-and-go batching hopper.
    • Cold press technology extracts and preserves high nutrient content.
    • Auto-Cutting Blade feeds ingredients automatically, so you don’t have to.
  • Easy to Use
    • Minimal chopping needed; if it fits into the hopper, you can juice it (even whole pineapple).
    • No need to feed the machine; just load it and walk away.
    • Assembly is a snap thanks to minimal, well-designed juicer parts.
    • Wide pulp chute prevents clogging from even the most fibrous ingredients.
  • Easy to Clean
    • Hinged pulp chute means super quick cleaning, no more digging out the pulp.
    • Minimal parts are quick and easy to clean.
    • In my testing, it took 3 minutes and 32 seconds to clean all parts thoroughly.

Juicer Test Kitchen Pro Tip: To learn more about the Nama J2 Cold Press Juicer, check out my in depth review.

C2 Blender Assembly

Nama designed their new power blender assembly to rival other high-powered blenders already in the marketplace. Compared to the Vitamix 5200, one of the best in the industry, it has a top speed of 26,500 rpm compared to only 22,500 rpm for the Vitamix.

The Nama C2 blender assembly is just as great as the Nama J2 juicer assembly. Both work together to make a great juicer blender combo.

The blender pitcher holds a maximum of 65 fl ounces, standard in the blender world, and comes with a few additional features:

  • The lid is fitted with security clips to ensure it won’t come off until you want it to. This is a great safety feature for making things like hot soup and when using the blender with younger members of your family.
  • There is also a dosing cap on the blender, with 1 oz and 2 oz marks perfect for adding protein powders, liquids, and other small additions that require precise measurements.

Programmed Setting & Manual Mode

In addition to the variable speed option, several pre-sets are programmed into the C2 on the left side of the control knob.

  • Smoothie – 1 min
  • Soup – 7 min 30 sec
  • Milling (Nuts & Grains)- 1 min
  • Ice Crush – 1 min
  • Cleaning – 1 min

The C2 Power Base

The engineers at Nama designed a smart motor base so that when you put on either the juicer or blender assembly, the motor instantly recognizes each and changes the digital display accordingly.

The Nama C2 power base uses smart digital motor technology to allow for seamless swapping between juicing and blending.

The base itself fits easily on the counter under standard kitchen cabinets. While larger than the J2 alone, it’s smaller than having a separate juicer and blender on your countertop. You’ll need to store the juicer and blender assemblies elsewhere, as adding either makes the unit 3 inches too tall.

Extras That Come with the C2

In addition to all that I’ve described, the Nama C2 comes with some additional perks.

  • Exclusive Juicing 101 & Blending 101 Online Courses – $100 value

Nama nutritionists have created these two video courses to provide you with the foundations of juicing and blending. Combined, they come with 10+ modules and over 50 tutorials, custom juice and blender recipes, and two chef-designed meal plans for each course. That’s two 5-day and two 14-day meal plans with shopping lists and a guide.

The courses are designed for you to go at your own pace, motivating you to discover how the power of juicing and blending can improve your vitality and overall health by giving you the tools and knowledge to add them to your daily life.

  • Sorbet Attachment Included – $50 value
The Nama C2 comes with the J2 Juicer's normal two screens (juice and smoothie) plus the sorbet screen, which is usually a separate purchase.

Nama now has a sorbet attachment for the J2 Juicer, but you typically have to buy it separately. Not with the C2! It comes as part of the 3-screen (juice, smoothie, sorbet) package, making creating delicious plant-based ice cream (also called nice cream) and sorbets easy.

  • Two Printed Recipe Books

Right in the box are two chef-created recipe books for each assembly: Smoothies, Soups & Sauces for the blender and Juices, Nutmilks, & Sorbets for the juicer. Each is at or over 100 pages and filled with delicious recipes and guidance on everything from how to prepare herbs for juicing to defining adaptogens and explaining their uses. They are a genuinely nice addition.

The Nama C2 comes with four print books: two recipe books with over 100 pages each, a long form user guide, and a pamphlet style quick start guide.
  • Quick Start Guide and User Manual

Nama also includes a printed user manual and quick start guide. The manual is your standard book of specifications and detailed explanations for unit assembly, operation, and troubleshooting.

The quick start guide is a fold-out diagram-based piece that shows how to use both the juicer and blender assemblies quickly and safely.

Additional C2 Features

  • Cheaper than Buying Separate Machines
    • C2 price is significantly less than buying the J2 Juicer and a comparable high-speed blender (like the Vitamix 5200) separately.
    • Offer an interest-free payment plan for those who would rather pay monthly.
    • Free domestic (United States) shipping is included.
  • Several Safety Elements – Safe for Kids to Use
    • Juicer and blender assemblies must be properly aligned in order for the power base to turn on.
    • Juicer will not run unless the hopper lid is snapped shut.
    • Blender pitcher has locking security clips to avoid the lid becoming dislodged or removed during blending.
    • Motor is fitted with an overheat trip sensor that shuts it off, not allowing it to start again until it cools off completely.
  • Available in 2 Colors: Black or White
The Nama C2 comes in black or white power bases.
  • All Materials are Food Grade and BPA-Free
  • 15-Year Warranty
    • Warranty covers all parts for 15 years, just like the Nama J2.

What I Don’t Like About the C2

While there’s a lot to love about the Nama C2, there are a few things I don’t like:

  • Base is Heavy

The smart motor base is pretty heavy, which is great for using it, not moving it around. A good solution would be to keep it on your kitchen counter as a reminder to juice or blend daily.

  • Fully Assembled, It Won’t Fit Under Cabinets

As I said earlier, adding either assembly will make the machine 3 inches too tall. But the base by itself will sit on the counter under those same cabinets just fine.

  • Lacks Vacuum Blender Attachment

Vacuum blending keeps air incorporation low by removing it from the sealed blender chamber. This makes everything you blend smoother and less foamy while helping preserve nutrients. It’s definitely not a deal-breaker, just a nice thing to have.

  • No Citrus Reamer

While the C2 comes with the sorbet attachment, Nama still hasn’t released a citrus reamer attachment for the C2 or the J2. To make this an even better all-in-one machine, having one would be great.

Is the Nama C2 Worth It?

If you’re in the market for a juicer and blender, you can’t go wrong with the Nama C2 Cold Press Juicer + Blender. For the money, it’s an excellent buy for the power, quality, and ease of use this juicer blender combo gives you. The Nama C2 is definitely worth it.

The Nama C2 is definitely worth purchasing for anyone looking to invest in both a juicer and high-speed blender. The cost is significantly less for this juicer blender combo that if you purchased each separately.

Have you used the Nama C2? Do you plan on purchasing one? Any questions about it? Let us know in the comments! 

  • Just ordered 12/20/23, excited about product. In future will nama C2 juicer/blender combo have a vacuum sealer lid for this model? As l now have to buy Dynapro vacuum sealer since Nama C2 lacks this awesome feature; which l miss it doesn’t have!

    • Hi Wanda! Congrats! You’re going to really love it!

      I’m not sure if Nama will come out with the vacuum sealer. That is one thing that I put in my review that I would like to see added as an option for improvement.

      I’m hopeful that they do!

      Keep me posted on how you like your C2!

      Stay Juicy!

      ~Brett
      @JuiceFeaster

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    About the Author

    Brett leads the Juicer Test Kitchen. Utilizing his 25 years in the juice production and formulation industry, he brings you expert information on the wide world of juicing. From hands-on juicer reviews, tasty juice recipes, and real-world insights, he helps you get the most out of your juicing experience.

    Brett not only has a career background in the juice world, but he is also a lifelong juicing advocate who has personally transformed and maintained his health using the magical powers of juicing and raw living foods.

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