Want a personal blender that’s going to perform just right? Both Nutribullet and Ninja offer a range of these, but there are a select few are worthy of consideration. Of these, we’ve picked the top five to compare - but two made it to the #1 spot. Whether you’re after something that’s powerful, something that’s easy to use, or something that’s compact, one of these models is sure to suit you down to the ground.
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Both Nutribullet and Ninja are established brands with great track records and avid customer bases. Both are known for producing cost-effective blenders that fill the gaps in the market and respond exactly to what the customer wants.
It’s difficult to directly compare brands, because each offers a range of products that do all sorts of different things and suit different people. However, we can certainly compare different models – and that’s exactly what we’re going to do. The five blenders up below are all personal blenders from Ninja and Nutribullet, and all of them offer something different – from incredible ease of use to impressive power to interesting features for bullet blenders, like pre-programmed settings and hands-free use.
The Nutribullet Rx is an incredibly powerful machine. It has a whopping 1700W motor, which is almost double most of the other blenders in this list. In addition, this model comes with an extractor blade that many of the top Nutribullets have, which is designed to pulverize food entirely – stems, skins, and seeds. It’s designed to power through anything.
This model is advanced in that it comes with SMART Technology, which makes it the only hands-free model on this list. Instead of these other blenders, where you need to hold the blending container down to keep the motor running, the Rx can be used without your involvement. It also comes with a button on its front that initiates the seven-minute Soup Making cycle, which makes piping hot soup, like this interesting tomato soup, from the ingredients you add to the container.
You get a container just for this purpose – the large SouperBlast container – which is big enough to make a good-sized batch of soup. It also comes with a 30oz container and a 45oz container, either of which can be screwed onto the blade assembly base for easy use. If those blades become stuck, the Rx also comes with a blade remover that will help you untwist them.
If you’ve got the budget for this model, it’s definitely the best pick on this list. It’s the most powerful and is going to perform the best when it comes to raw processing and ability to blend up hard objects. So if that’s your priority, you should go for this model.
If you want a top-of-the-range personal blender, the Nutri Ninja Auto IQ is the way to go. It’s one of the only small blenders on the market that has pre-programmed settings, and impressively it comes with two: blend and ultra blend, both of which deliver a different length of blend suitable for different things. If you don’t want to have to hold your blender down with one hand, which is what can be expected with almost any other personal blender on the market (except the following Nutribullet Rx), then this is a massive advantage.
The digital screen means that you can see just how much time is left in these pre-programmed settings, so there’s no surprise about how much longer you have to wait. This model also comes with a pulse function, so you can just push a button to pulse your blend instead of having to push it down. And the motor is a solid 1000 watts – powerful enough to get through almost anything, including crushed ice for this margarita recipe.
It comes with three containers of different sizes and a recipe guide to help you create the best flavor combinations possible.
If you’re after a very powerful personal blender that has really cool features for a personal blender – pre-programmed settings and a digital screen – this is the only model on this list that’s going to provide that. As a result, it’s the top pick for usability – it’s by far the most convenient to blend with.
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The Nutri Ninja Pro is an effective, tidy machine. It’s one of Ninja’s few personal-size blenders, and it’s a very classic small blender compared to some of the more advanced on this list. It features the classic push-and-twist method of use shared by most bullet blenders. It doesn’t come with any pre-programmed settings and doesn’t have a designated pulse function.
This model comes with two containers, both of which are dishwasher safe, and pro extractor blades designed to churn through things better than ordinary blades. It also has a recipe book to help you make the best blends.
This is a great model for if you’d like a simple, easy-to-use machine that’s cost-effective, but you’re still interested in the Ninja brand. It’s very similar to the Magic Bullet, but with a stronger motor – so if you like the simplicity of that model, but want more processing power, the Nutri Ninja Pro is a good bet for you.
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The Nutribullet Pro 900 is an upgraded version of the classic Nutribullet, and as a result it comes with some added features that make it a more effective blender. It has increased power – a 900-watt motor – and comes with the same extractor blade as the Rx. This extractor blade, combined with the Pro 900’s exclusive “cyclonic action”, is supposed to make it especially effective when it comes to blending up harder substances and whole fruits and vegetables for increased nutrient pay-off.
This model also comes with two containers – one 24oz, one 32oz – that have flip-top lids so that you can take them on the go.
It’s a slight upgrade on the classic Nutribullet, so if you’re attracted to that but want greater power, go for this one. It doesn’t have many of the specs of the earlier-listed models – it’s without pre-programmed settings, and must be held down to be operated – but it’s simple to use and its parts are dishwasher-safe.
The original Nutribullet is one of the classics of the company’s product line. It has the weakest motor on this list, at only 600W, and doesn’t come with either a pulse function or any pre-programmed settings. It does come with two blades: an extractor blade, which is supposed to be powerful enough to blend up seeds, skins, and stems like the higher-tier Nutribullet models, and a milling blade that can be used to create flours and dry products from harder foods like nuts.
It also comes with three cups – a tall cup and two short cups – as well as lip rings and resealable lids so that you can carry your container on the go with you. To help you create the perfect blend you also get a cookbook, and this model also comes with a pocket nutritionist to teach you a little about the health benefits of your food.
If you’re after a simple model with fewer features than many of the other top-range personal blenders, go for the Nutribullet – it’s a better pick than most other simple small blenders on the market, and its dishwasher-safe components make it easy to clean.
The best model on this list is hard to pick, because it comes down so heavily to your priorities. However, it’s hard to go past the Nutribullet Rx. This machine is the most powerful by far, and it has an inbuilt soup-making cycle that makes it easy to use – plus it can be used hands-free, so you don’t need to hover over the machine while it does its work. If you want a personal blender that’s easy to use, that’s powerful, and that doesn’t take up much room, the Nutribullet Rx is a great bet for you.
Of course the Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Blender (BL482) also made it as our other “number one pick” due to its power and functionality. That being said, the final choice will likely be dependent on your budget as well as aesthetics.
Hey! I’m Michelle and I write product reviews for ThriveCuisine.com. I’m always preparing healthy / plant based foods and I’ve developed a knack for helping people get the best bang for their buck.