NutriBullet vs Ninja: Which blender is best? Review

Nutribullet vs Ninja: Which blender is best?

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Nutribullet vs Ninja

Nutribullet and Ninja are appliance brands that offer a range of kitchen tools. Both brands are generally known for their blenders, which come in a variety of designs.
In this battle of the blenders, Canstar Blue reviews both brands on price, features and blending performance.


Nutribullet is the original nutrition-extractor blender. Its range is all about simplistic efficiency throughout, with each model designed for ease of use. Besides its extensive range of full-sized blenders, Nutribullet is best known for its compact blenders that blend with the efficacy of a full-sized blender. The line-up also includes a smart blender that comes with a touch screen and multiple blending programs and is competitively priced within the market.



Ninja is also a popular and premium kitchen appliances brand. It offers a range of blenders and nutrition-extractor blenders. The few models in the Ninja range are more heavy-duty, larger in size and therefore, sometimes more expensive than Nutribullet. Ninja have a model with smart programs and a food processor as well as a blender for hot and cold blending.

Nutribullet vs Ninja: Which is more powerful?

Nutribullet blenders are more powerful in terms of wattage but not necessarily in blending performance (see more below). The most powerful  Nutribullet blender is the Smart Touch Blender Combo which comes with a 1,500W motor base to easily blend tough ingredients, like frozen fruits or stone fruits without putting pressure on the blades or causing the appliance to overheat. Meanwhile, Ninja’s most powerful model is the Foodi Power Nutri Duo with a peak of 1,100W, which is still enough to achieve smooth results, especially with tailored settings for specific recipes like a red pasta sauce or dip.

Nutribullet vs Ninja: Which has the best blending performance?

According to some online reviews, Ninja blenders outperform Nutribullet blenders at evenly blending produce, nuts, seeds and ice. Ninja blenders are also said to give a smoother consistency to your product without chunks or fibrous residue. This is especially important if you’re using a blender for something other than smoothies, like soups or making baby food. It is important to note that Nutribullet blenders were originally designed to make juices and smoothies, and some of its single-serve blenders can only blend ice if there’s liquid in the jug and can’t be used to make soups.

Nutribullet vs Ninja: Which has the most features?

Nutribullet and Ninja blenders both come with similar features for making smoothies, as well as single-serve and double-serve twist cups and seal lids. Ninja blenders can blend tougher ingredients better and offer more tailored settings to blend a wider variety of ingredients and larger quantities. Some Ninja blenders also have pre-timed and Auto-iQ intelligent programs for pulsing, blending and pausing patterns.

Nutribullet vs Ninja: Which is cheaper?

Nutribullet blenders are generally cheaper than Ninja blenders, which is a big part of why they’re a cult favourite for the average consumer. Both brands offer personal blenders that are more affordable than full-sized blenders as well as a one-year warranty.

Nutribullet vs Ninja: Comparison

Here is a quick comparison of similar Nutribullet vs Ninja models, based on power capacity, features and price.

Nutribullet Smart Touch Blender Combo Ninja Foodi Power Nutri Duo
  • Pulse
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • 4 blending settings, including purees, soups, frozen drinks, smoothies
  • Extract
  • Smoothie
  • Spread
  • Bowl
  • 4 Auto IQ programs
Blades Stainless steel Easy-Twist Power blades High-grade stainless steel hybrid blades
Cups 900ml cup & 590ml cup (BPA-free) 700ml cup & 400ml bowl (BPA-free)
(Top shelf)
All components except the Easy-Twist Power blade and motor base All components except motor base and blades
Wattage 1,500W 1,100W
Price $249.95 $179.99

Nutribullet vs Ninja: Which do Aussies rate best?

Ninja was rated best for overall satisfaction in Canstar Blue’s Best-Rated Blender review, on multiple occasions. Aussies often rate it highly for performance and additional functions. However, Nutribullet is typically the top brand for ease of use and value for money. 

Nutribullet vs Ninja: Pros & cons

Pros and cons to consider for Nutribullet blenders:

Nutribullet Blenders Pros Nutribullet Blenders Cons
Easy to use Some models may have trouble blending thicker ingredients
Compact enough to be stored in small cupboards May not give consistent blend each time
Wider variety of models Not the best for crushing ice

Note: General guide only

Here are some pros and cons to consider for Ninja blenders:

Ninja Blenders Pros Ninja Blenders Cons
More blending features and settings No spout/chute
Can efficiently crush ice Some models are quite bulky
Give a consistent and smooth blend Smaller variety of models
Have more dishwasher-safe parts Can be more expensive

Note: General guide only

Nutribullet vs Ninja: Which should you buy?

A Ninja blender may be a solid investment for those with a larger budget, especially blending various recipes and baby food. Ninja blenders offer more features and a better blending performance overall. However, for a simplistic efficiency, compact design and affordability, then a Nutribullet blender might be the way to go. Nutribullet also has a wider range of models on offer to cater to most households.

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*Prices taken from respective retailers, correct as of March 2024.

Megan Birot
Home & Lifestyle Editor
Megan Birot was a content producer and editor at Canstar Blue for two years until 2023, most recently as Home & Lifestyle Editor. She has a Bachelor of Journalism and Public Relations from Griffith University.

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