Blender Showdown – Nutribullet vs Ninja

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The Nutribullet vs Magic Bullet Challenge
Due to the difference between different monitors, the picture may not reflect the actual color of the item. Something else worth noting with the Ninja Pro is that while it can very efficiently break up and blend ice into fluffy, snow like texture, if the pieces of ice initially placed in the blender are too large, you might end up with a few small chunks remaining at the end of blending. The lowest wattage levels start at watts and can range all the way up to watts. Alternatively, place the contents of the cup into a saucepan, add a little seasoning and bring to the boil on your stove top. Includes ml mixing cup with lid.

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This extra horsepower makes the Pro extremely capable when it comes to processing the fresh fruits and vegetables that will make up the main ingredients of your smoothies. It comes with two stainless steel Extractor blades that can shred, grind, chop and blend ingredients into a consistently smooth drink. The blades are strong enough to emulsify the seeds, stems and tough outer rind of fruits, vegetables and leafy greens, eliminating the need to meticulously prepare your ingredients before they go into the blender, and can even mill nuts, seeds and whole coffee beans.

The cups that come with it are made of a non-toxic, high impact plastic that will resist shattering if dropped and are BPA free. The larger of the two cups has a 32 ounce capacity, and the other is taller and holds 24 ounces. The system also comes with convenient flip top lids for taking your smoothies on the go. This machine comes in a variety of colors ranging from a sleek, sophisticated gray to an array of bright, more modern colors.

The Nutri Ninja Pro also has a watt motor, making it comparably capable to the NutriBullet Pro in terms of the kind of ingredients that it can blend. The Ninja is also very adept at handling ice and frozen fruit, making it a good choice if you intend to make cold, creamy desserts in addition to more health conscious smoothies. If you are new to the blending scene, I can highly recommend the NutriBullet Pro Although the motor in the NutriBullet Pro is powerful, it still may be necessary to stop it periodically and allow it too cool down.

The instruction manual recommends that sixty seconds should be the maximum amount of time that the blender should be running, but pausing for a moment as soon as thirty seconds before resuming may be better both for extending the life of the motor in general, and for achieving the proper consistency of some tougher to blend ingredients.

Some parts are shaped in a way that makes them slightly difficult to keep clean without being hand washed, especially if you are using ingredients that are prone to stickiness, but hand washing could also extend the longevity of the machine. Due to normal wear and tear that can occur with very frequent daily use, it could be worth the effort to research sources for replacements of the most frequently used parts for the NutriBullet Pro , particularly the Extractor blade and the blending cups.

This machine does come with a one year product warranty that might cover certain parts free of charge, but that would not cover the cost of shipping and handling charges, making the purchase of replacement parts as needed potentially more economical. The parts for the Nutri Ninja Pro are dishwasher safe, but as with the NutriBullet, hand washing is obviously easier on them and this alone could extend the life of your most frequently used components.

Something else worth noting with the Ninja Pro is that while it can very efficiently break up and blend ice into fluffy, snow like texture, if the pieces of ice initially placed in the blender are too large, you might end up with a few small chunks remaining at the end of blending.

To achieve the best range of texture when making smoothies using frozen fruit instead of fresh, it will be necessary to check for large pieces that could interfere with the blades before blending. Both blenders operate at only one speed, with no range of adjustment to match the ingredients you put into them, though users can achieve a little more finesse by pulsing their ingredients in shorter bursts until they reach the preferred consistency.

If you are looking for a blender with more flexibility, you might look at other, larger models, which typically come with a variety of speed settings.

Harder ingredients such as Carrot or Frozen items, it will take longer — from 4 minutes onwards to complete. Once blended, you release the cup from the base by gently twisting the cup to the left. Remove the cup form the base and remove the cross blades. It will take a little more effort to remove the cross blades as they tend to tighten during operation.

Pour contents into a portable sealed cup to take to work like I do or pour into a glass to serve. If you are making a soup, place the content into a microwave safe container and heat on high for a couple of minutes.

Alternatively, place the contents of the cup into a saucepan, add a little seasoning and bring to the boil on your stove top. I personally love to add a little sour cream, salt and pepper to a post blended combination of Pumpkin, Onion and a little garlic and a little stock.

Quarter fill your cup with warm water and add a small trace of disk washing detergent. Pulse for a couple of second, empty the contents and place on a dish rack to dry. On the same level of difficulty comes nuts and ice. The results to the left were achieved after blending wall nuts in the magic bullet for 30 seconds. The Nutribullet clearly dose a better job with its more powerful motor.

The results to the right were achieved in the Nutrabullet after milling nuts, oats and grains for 15 seconds. It also important to note that both these machines are classed as single serve blenders and not as juicers. If you are unsure of the differences, feel free to take a look over out nutribullet vs juicer guide. The first and most important factor is what you will be doing with the blender.

The powerful motor in the Nutribullet will do a better job at breaking down these tough ingredients. Although the motor is less powerful, it will excel with these types of ingredients. The second consideration is the cost. The Magic Bullet may not be the most powerful blender on the market, but it is the cheapest — ideally making it the best smoothie blender for people to test the waters with.

If you fall in love with blending green smoothies, you can always upgrade at a later date. My recommendation goes to the Nutribullet for its superior motor and overall performance. Be sure to take a quick look through the many positive reviews on Amazon links below — left by people who have purchased the blenders through their online store.

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