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Deciding Between the Nutribullet vs Ninja?

If you’ve decided to go the route of a personal blender to help you in your pursuit of a healthy lifestyle, you may find two popular choices in front of you: Nutribullet vs Ninja. So, which one will it be?

As compact blenders, both the Nutribullet and Ninja are solid choices. They really allow for people to adopt a healthy lifestyle, even on a budget. Since they are compact blenders, they are very affordable for most people. When you want to make a quick smoothie before you head out the door in the morning, the Nutribullet and Ninja are going to be the blenders you will likely shop around for. But how do you know which one is the best?

Not to worry. We’ve put together a guide for you below, discussing some of the most important things like the design features, performance, price, warranty, and accessories so that you can make the decision that is right for you. Of course, we’ve rendered our own decision, too. If you want to check it out first, scroll on down to the bottom. If you’ve got time though, we recommend checking out our guide below.

Nutribullet vs Ninja Design

Let’s talk design. Ultimately, the effectiveness of the blender will be determined by its design, including the blades, power, and controls.

Blades

The design and strength of the blender’s blade is so important. It determines how smooth your smoothie will be! It’s pretty common to put things like ice into the blender, and the last thing you want when you are drinking your delicious smoothie, is to find chunks of ice all through it.

Nutribullet vs Ninja: Nutribullet Blades

Nutribullet

The blades on the Nutribullet are short and not the sharpest blades out there. Now, that doesn’t mean it’s not great at making smoothies. But, it does mean that if you put things like ice or leafy greens in the Nutribullet, it may take a bit longer to get it blended. Of course, if you’re just putting soft fruits or yogurt into the Nutribullet, it will be no issue and will blend up your smoothie quickly and efficiently.

Ninja

The blades on the Ninja are a bit longer than the Nutribullet, and also sharper. This means they will chop up your fruits and vegetables with easy, creating a nice, fully blended smoothie. A unique feature of the Ninja blades is that 2 point up and 2 point down. This is a big help in getting ingredients on the bottom to move around the entire blender without getting stuck.

Nutribullet vs Ninja: Ninja Blades

Nutribullet vs Ninja Power

There are a few different models you can choose from with regards to the Nutribullet and Ninja, but overall, the power of both are pretty similar. Their motors are very comparable. However, the Ninja’s motor is slightly more powerful than the Nutribullet. This means that the Ninja will be able to blend up your ingredients quicker and easier than the Nutribullet.

Nutribullet vs Ninja Control

The controls for the Nutribullet and Ninja are pretty similar and both are quite simplistic. Read below as we explore where the Nutribullet and Ninja differ when it comes to their controls.

Nutribullet

Probably the biggest difference when it comes to controls for the Nutribullet and Ninja is that the Nutribullet has a single speed setting. The advantage of this is that it makes it very easy to just lock the container onto the base and push the button. You won’t need (nor can you) make any adjustments to the speed it blends your smoothie. This frees you up to go get ready in the morning or do something else while it mixes away. The disadvantage to this is that if you have ingredients that are harder to blend, you’re stuck with just the one speed to get it all blended together.

Ninja

Unlike the Nutribullet, the Ninja has 2 speed settings and a pulse setting. This allows you the option to use the lower speed for your softer fruits and the higher speed for the harder to blend items. Also, you can use the pulse button if you need to along the way. The downside to the Ninja controls is that you have to stay with it while blending since you have to manually keep it pressed down while it’s blending.

Ninja Personal

Nutribullet vs Ninja Performance

When it comes to performance, the ability to chop up your fruits and vegetables quickly and easily is the ideal. When you are in a hurry (aren’t we all?), time counts. So, the better your blender performs, the quicker you can move on with your day and all those things you need to get done!

Nutribullet

The Nutribullet is great at making a smoothie if you are on the go. However, as far as performance, it doesn’t do quite as well as the Ninja. When you are blending rougher ingredients like leafy greens, it will take you more time to blend it into the smoothie than with the Ninja.

Ninja

The Ninja is great at creating a well blended, smooth smoothie. Not only can it blend things like leafy greens much quicker and easier than the Nutribullet, it does a better job and creating that smooth texture, without leaving little bits behind.

Nutribullet vs Ninja Price & Warranty

As far as price goes, both the Nutribullet and Ninja are very affordable and are pretty similar in price. It may vary from website to website, so it’s worth browsing around if you are looking for a deal. Warranties is where they differ, so let’s explore that.

Nutribullet

The Nutribullet comes with a 1 year warranty, but you do have the option to add on an additional warranty giving you 4 more years of protection. We don’t really think 1 year is a very long time in the world of warranties, so we recommend getting the add-on.

Ninja

The Ninja also has a 1 year warranty, and like the Nutribullet, has the option for an additional warranty. However, the optional warranty for the Ninja is a VIP Lifetime Warranty. Yes, we said lifetime warranty. That’s a pretty big deal.

Nutribullet vs Ninja Accessories

Sometimes, the accessories that come with a blender can make a big difference. It’s a good idea to understand what you get with both the Nutribullet and the Ninja.

Nutribullet

Apart from the base with motor and blade in it, you will also get two cups. One cup is taller at 24 oz, while the other is 18 oz. They both comes with a lip ring and the shorter cup also comes with a handle. That makes it very easy to mix up a smoothie and just use the cup for drinking it without needing to dirty another dish.

In addition to the cups, there are several other accessories you can buy for the Nutribullet, including stainless steel straws, additional cups, to-go lids for the cups, as well as a recipe book to get you started on your healthy living journey.

Nutribullet at Home

Ninja

Similar to the Nutribullet, the Ninja also comes with two cups, one larger and one smaller. Something that we like about the Ninja cups is the lid. They are called “sip and seal lids” and have a little cover over the spout so that if you are in the car, you can close the lid so it won’t spill out.

Apart from the cups you get with the Ninja, you can also purchase additional sized cups, lids, and a recipe book as well. We like that you have options for more cups as well as different style lids.

And the Winner Is?

Both the Ninja and Nutribullet are great personal size blenders that make it simple to enjoy a smoothie if you don’t have too much time and you lead an on-the-go lifestyle. However, one does edge out the other.

The Winner Between Nutribullet and Ninja is...

The Ninja is king.

Why?

It comes down to a few reasons why Ninja reigns supreme.

The first is the power. Even as a small, personal blender, it packs a punch. It can create an incredibly smooth smoothie and do so for you pretty quickly. When you fill it with ice or leafy greens, it has no problems chopping up those ingredients and blending them until they are smooth. Not only is the motor more powerful than Nutribullet, but you also have control options with the Ninja. If you are only mixing soft ingredients, you can easily use the lower speed. But, if you need to pulse something thick and chunky, you get that option. The Nutribullet simply doesn’t offer that.

We also really like how the Ninja is easy to operate. Your controls are right there on the base, and it is easy to choose from the 2 speed options as well as the pulse option. Because it is just the base and the cup, it’s easy to keep up with and very user-friendly.

The warranty can also be a pretty big selling point for us. While they both start with a one year warranty with an option to upgrade to 5 years, the Ninja also has the option for a lifetime as well. That says a lot about the manufacturer and how much they back their product.

Once you’ve made your smoothie, it’s a nice feature too, that the Ninja is dishwasher safe. Yes, the container, blades and attachments can all go in the dishwasher. Now, you may find it easier to just hand wash since it’s not that many pieces. But, if you don’t have time or you mixed up something sticky, it’s nice to know that all you have to do is pop it in the dishwasher and you are done.

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