Despite similar sounding names, the Nutri Ninja Pro hail from the Shark Ninja LLC brand, which creates other home/kitchen appliances such as food processors and vacuums, while the NutriBullet Pro hail from the Bullet brand (aka Homeland Housewares, which solely creates personal-sized blenders.
Both these brands have multiple blender models with different motor strengths, features, and accessories, so it can be confusing for some people and I understand. If you’re like most people, you want to get a blender to make smoothies or protein shakes, and you want something affordable but yet powerful enough to not disappoint in performance. Here in this review I’ll be comparing the Nutri Ninja Pro BL450 vs the Nutri Bullet Pro, this is because their features are very similar to each other, and they are both considered mid-range in price and in performance.
The Nutri Ninja Pro Blender vs NutriBullet Pro 900
Motor Power & Performance
They both operate at 900 watts, their blending capabilities are nearly identical with the NutriBullet having the slight edge at a slightly higher RPM of 25,000 vs the Ninja’s 21,000. They both perform quite well as far as blending ingredients into an even and consistent texture goes, both can be used to blend denser ingredients like ice, rice, beans, etc You will get smoothies that have a very even consistency without lumps.
Ease of Use
They have a 1 speed setting. To start blending all you do is push down on the jar and this will activate the blades, it’ll stop when you let go. The small size of the blending cups allows you to conveniently drink out of the cup you blended with, they also come with to-go travel lids which make it easy to bring with you anywhere, such as to your work office or the gym.
Ease of Cleaning
Both blenders are designed to make cleaning easier for you. The first thing is that their blending cups can also be used as drinking cups, so you can drink your smoothies right out of the cup you used to blend it with. You wouldn’t need to pour it into another cup like you would with bigger blenders, so after drinking your smoothie, you only have 1 thing to wash. Washing it is simple too because the cups and lids are dishwasher safe on the top rack, the blades are best rinsed under warm water, and the motor bases can be wiped clean with a moist towel.
People usually use blenders to make smoothies, but there’s a whole bunch of other uses for it such as crushing ice, chopping onions and other things, grinding coffee beans, making nut butters, baby food, oatmeal…etc I mean, any blender can do these things to a certain extent. The Nutri Ninja Pro and NutriBullet Pro is great because they’re more compact in size, so you can leave it on your kitchen counter and it can frequently come in handy for a variety of things.
High Quality Material
For a lot of people, they really don’t like BPA (bisphenol A) which is a chemical used in the production of many plastics. They are very unhealthy because even short term exposure have been linked to several types of cancers, diabetes, obesity, and impairment of the immune system. Both the Nutri Ninja Pro and NutriBullet Pro are made only with non-toxic materials that are 100% free of any BPA.
The NutriBullet Pro has a “twist and lock” feature which lets you blend without having to hold the jar down continuously like you would with the Nutri Ninja. You just push down on the jar and twist it clockwise, this will keep the blades running until you twist it back the opposite way. The Nutri Ninja does not have this hands-free blending feature.
Size & Capacity
The NutriBullet Pro comes with 2 “colossal” 32oz cups vs the Nutri Ninja’s biggest cup which is 24oz, but the Ninja also has a smaller 18oz cup as well (the Ninja’s BL451 & BL455 model has 1 extra 12oz cup). I do like having the option of different sized cups, but it’s important also that they’re big enough. I’m someone who likes to blend a big batch of smoothie and drink it all at one time, I frequently do smoothies with up to 6-7 bananas. The 32oz cups of the NutriBullet is sort of the minimum size I’d go for, I just think the 18oz cups would be too small for me. But I know many other people who don’t drink as much as I do. Are you one of those people who go for the “small” smoothie bottles or “big” smoothie bottles at the supermarket? Answering this question will help you determine which cup size is best for you.
The NutriBullet comes with either a 9, 13, or 15 piece set, the 13 being the most popular one. The main difference between the 13-piece set of the NutriBullet and the 8-piece set of the Ninja is that the 13-piece set includes 2 extractor blades (versus the 8-piece set’s 1 extractor blade) as well as including 4 lip rings with and without handles. I love NutriBullet’s accessories and I think the 13-piece set definitely wins over the Ninja on accessories.
What Comes in The Box?
Nutri Ninja Pro Summary
What You’ll Love
- A 900 watt motor base that can liquefy your fruits and veggies within seconds
- Some reviewers say that the blades of the Nutri Ninja has better design and is better suited for crushing denser ingredients like ice and frozen fruit.
- 2 different sized cups (24oz and 18oz) VS the NutriBullet Pro’s 1 size (32oz)
- Comes with “sip & go” lids which makes it more convenient to bring it with you on the go
- All the removable parts are dishwasher safe, including the blade. With the NutriBullet Pro, the blade is recommended to be washed separate under warm tap water.
- High quality non-toxic material that is free of BPA
- The biggest disadvantage the Ninja has vs the NutriBullet is that you need to continuously keep pushing on the jar while blending. Unlike the NutriBullet Pro which has a “twist and lock” feature which allows you to do other things while it’s blending.
- There has been users who report the blade gasket being needed to be removed and cleaned after every use. This is important to do so that the food doesn’t get stuck underneath which can rot over time and make you sick.
The Bottom Line
It does have a few cons when compared to the NutriBullet Pro, but it’s not all bad. There are some anecdotal evidence to suggest that it has a slightly higher quality blade, and this blade can also be cleaned in the dishwasher. Overall there are minor differences between the 2 blenders, and they aren’t gonna affect the blending quality by that much. But I really don’t like how the Nutri Ninja has no “twist and lock” feature like you will find with the NutriBullet Pro, this is a big difference in my opinion and can be a deal breaker for me.
NutriBullet Pro 900 Summary
What You’ll Love
- Slightly more powerful motor base than the Ninja.
- Has a “twist and lock” features that frees up your hands, allowing you to multitask
- Cups have bigger capacity, 32oz cups vs Ninja’s 24oz cups.
- Comes with a lot more accessories such as an extra blade, more lip rings with and without handles
- The recipe book is bigger and more comprehensive than the Ninja’s smaller recipe book
- The cups, lids, and lip rings can be cleaned in the dishwasher
- Made with BPA free plastic and non toxic materials
- The blades have to be cleaned manually under warm tap water, unlike the Nutri Ninja’s blades which can be cleaned in the dishwasher
- Some users report the Nutri Ninja having higher quality blades
The Bottom Line
It basically does what a good blender would do. At 900 watts it is mid-range in terms of power and performance, you’ll probably be happy with the outcome of the smoothies it blends. When compared with the Nutri Ninja, the NutriBullet wins in many ways. It’s slightly more powerful, has more accessories, more capacity, and has a “twist and lock” feature that allows you to blend while multitasking. If you want to read more about the NutriBullet Pro, check out my full review:
Comparison of Features & Specifications
Specifications The Nutri Ninja Pro (BL450) The NutriBullet Pro
Capacity Big cup (24oz)
Small cup (18oz)
32 oz (colossal cups)
Wattage 900 watts 900 watts
RPM 21,000 25,000
No. of speed settings 1 1
Noise levels Loud Loud
Multitasking Blending, Chopping, Mixing, Grinding Blending, Chopping, Mixing, Grinding
BPA-free plastic? Yes Yes
Dishwasher safe? Yes Yes (cups, lids, and lip rings only)
Warranty 1 Year 1 Year
Price Check on Amazon Check on Amazon
And The Winner Is….
To be honest, the NutriBullet Pro is more superior in many ways, it matches everything the Nutri Ninja Pro has to offer, and then some. After comparing these 2 blenders, we can see that the NutriBullet Pro has more accessories, a higher RPM of 25,000 vs the Nutri Ninja Pro’s 21,000, and finally the NutriBullet Pro has a twist & lock feature which allows you to blend hands-free, this option is not available with the Nutri Ninja Pro. Overall, the NutriBullet Pro has a lot more positive features to offer, and so I feel it’s without a doubt the one that is the winner.
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