NutriBullet 600 watts is probably the most popular personal blender currently on the market, with the Nutri Ninja just slightly behind just because it is the newer product. They are both accompanied by quite enticing advertising campaigns. Consumers struggle with deciding which blender to choose. This article will help you to identify your needs and answer which machine is the best to meet your expectations.
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NutriBullet 600 watts High-Speed Blender
The NutriBullet, 600 watts machine, is available in 3 packages — 8‑piece, 12-piece, and 14-piece sets. All packages come with the identical 600 watts motor base unit and a different selection of cups, blade attachments, lids, and promotional materials, so the typical NutriBullet set includes:
- Power Base Unit with 600 watts motor;
- Pulverizing Blade and Milling Blade for 12-piece and 14-piece sets and only Pulverizing Blade for the 8‑piece set;
- 24 oz. and 32 oz. polycarbonate cups (the number of each cup depend on the package);
- Selection of different types of lip rings and lids;
- Pocket Nutritionist Guide, User Manual, and Healing Book (selection depends on the package).
The NutriBullet, like the majority of other personal-type machines, does not have a control panel. It is operated at one speed by locking the cup against the base unit in the running position, and in order to stop operation, users have to release the locked mode. Although limited speed choice does not allow much flexibility over the blending process, fans of single-serve gadgets do not mind this problem.
This machine also comes with two or three containers depending on the package; the cups are made from a not very high-quality polycarbonate material and do not stress, and temperature resistance makes them prone to cracking and leaking.
It is also equipped with removable blade assemblies; the 12-piece and 14 –piece packages come with two sets of blades for liquids and dry ingredients that allow them to process a bit wider range of recipes. The 8‑piece set has only a pulverizing type blade intended to process liquid food. NutriBullet blade assemblies are not well made and often have durability issues.
This blender is supposed to perform the following functions:
- Smoothie, it blends decent quality drinks only from soft ingredients, green smoothies from tough and leafy veggies will pulverize into grainy consistency drinks;
- Crushes ice only with added enough liquid, is not able to process iced into snow cone consistency;
- Not designed to process hot liquids;
- It is suitable only for light pureeing, chopping, and food prep tasks and will make simple salad dressing, mixes, and salsas;
- Suitable for grinding and milling only for soft ingredients, but will handle coffee beans.
Besides, the Magic Bullet 600 watts comes with only a 1‑year limited warranty; Magic Bullet customer service has a bad reputation among customers for being not helpful.
Nutri Ninja Pro BL455 Blender
Nutri Ninja Pro comes in 3 different models such as BL455, BL451, and BL456. All models have the same base unit with a very powerful 900 watts motor but a different selection of containers and recipe books. The typical Nutri Ninja Pro set includes:
- 900 Watt Motor Base Unit;
- One Blade Assembly;
- 12 oz., 18oz. and 24oz. polycarbonate cups (number and selection depending on model);
- Sip and Seal Lids (selection depends on model);
- Recipe and Wellness Guide and Instruction Book (depends on model).
The blender does not have a control panel and is operated with a pulse function only while the user holds it. In addition, the only one speed available allows processing of the selection of recipes only by manipulation with pulse mode. These limitations, however, have some positive side; it makes the gadget easier to use than traditional blenders.
Nutri Ninja Pro is equipped with rather low-quality polycarbonate cups that are not able to handle hot liquids and may crack when exposed to high loads.
This machine comes with only one blade assembly set for both liquid and dry tasks. Dry food processing is not the strong side of this gadget; it can perform very limited grinding and milling tasks. So, this gadget is designed for the following tasks:
- Smoothies, including decent quality green smoothies, nut milk, and protein shakes;
- Crushes ice even without added liquid up to snow cone consistency and produces excellent ice cream and frozen dessert;
- Not designed to process hot liquids;
- Pureeing, chopping, and food prep, including simple dips, it is able to puree soft food, make salsas and salad dressings;
- Grinding and milling have limited abilities to perform these tasks, will not be able to mill hard grains, and are not designed for grinding coffee beans also.
The Nutri Ninja comes with a 1‑year limited warranty; the customer service is not good at solving customers’ issues.
NutriBullet and Nutri Ninja Pro BL450 Differences and Features
NutriBullet 600 watts High-Speed
|Nutri Ninja Pro BL450/BL451/BL456|
|Motor||600 watts with the plastic motor to the blade couplings;||900 watts with the plastic motor to the blade connections;|
|Blades||Removable pulverizing and milling blade assembly for 12 and 14 pieces sets and only pulverizing blade for 8–piece set;||Removable one blade assembly set for both liquid and dry ingredients processing;|
|Containers||Low quality 24 oz. and 32 oz. polycarbonate containers(number of cups depends on package);||Not a high quality 12 oz., 18 oz. and 24 oz. polycarbonate cups (selection of cups depends on model);|
|Using & Cleaning||Very easy to use and clean that is typical for any other personal type blender, all parts are dishwasher safe for cleaning;||Very easy to set up for running, using, and cleaning, the same as any other single-serve blender;|
|Control panel||It is operated at one speed. To start running, users push the cup and lock it in a running position. The user has to push anti-clockwise to stop the machine from releasing the cup. The user does not need to hold the cup while the blender is running.||This machine has no speed control and is operated on a pulse function. The user presses the top part of the machine against the base unit to run it in short intervals. The blender operates only while the user holds the machine in a pulse position.|
|Warranty||1‑year limited warranty. Bad reputation Customer Service.||1‑year Limited warranty with not very helpful Customer Service.|
|Dimensions||Footprint diameter is 5.4 inches; profile height is 13 inches with 32 oz. on the top of the base unit. Weight is 3.6 pounds.||The footprint is 4 x 4 inches; the profile height is 14.8 inches with 24 oz. container. Weight is 8.2 pounds.|
How to Choose Between the Two Blenders
The NutriBullet 600 watts High-Speed and Nutri Ninja Pro BL450/BL451/ BL456 are a similar design and functionality gadgets. Still, Nutri Ninja Pro has a more powerful motor and produces a superior quality of blending. Nutri Ninja is able to make good quality green smoothies, while NutriBullet almost fails in this function. The Nutri Ninja is a powerful machine and the only personal blender under $100 that will crush ice without liquid and will produce excellent frozen desserts or shaved iced drinks. While NutriBullet is not able to process ice without liquids and even with liquid added, the quality of ice processing is not always perfect. Both blenders are able to produce the same quality light chopping and food prep tasks and make salsa, salad dressing, and others. The only task the NutriBullet performs a bit better than the Nutri Ninja is the herbs and coffee beans milling; the NutriBullet comes with a special milling blade for this purpose (only 12-piece and 14-piece sets).
Nutri Ninja is also a more solid and better-built machine in terms of durability, but both blenders suffer from durability issues.
Although NutriBullet is more popular, Nutri Ninja is undoubtedly a much better machine. If you need a blender to make decent smoothies, crush ice, and produce frozen desserts, then the Nutri Ninja is an obvious choice. The price is also very similar and cannot be a decision-maker; both machines are possible to grab from under a hundred dollars depending on the model and colors.