Magic Bullet Vs Ninja: Which is The Best Blender for Frozen Drinks?

Written by The Kitchen Hand on . Posted in Blenders & Juicers

For a newbie in the world of kitchenware and appliances, a pick between the ninja or magic bullet blender should be a good start to accessorizing your kitchen.

We understand that daily lives are a constant rush between busy work schedules and squeezing out some family time. Amidst all this, it definitely isn’t easy trying to sharpen your culinary skills and dish out food that is tasty and healthy at the same time.

More often than not, we look for a quick fix meal and find ourselves outside the neighbourhood salad bar, promising to don the apron the next morning.

Well, what if we told you that there’s a healthy chilled quick fix meal you can easily dice up for yourself in a matter of minutes? That’s right! All you need is a good blender to dive into the world of healthy juices and various power-packed concoctions.

But choosing the right blender for your requirements is never easy, especially if you are a novice in the kitchen. Which is why, we’re here to make thing easy by bringing to you a complete trade-off between two solid blenders, Magic Bullet Vs Ninja.

Let’s look at what each blender brings to the table (or the kitchen counter) to ascertain which is the right choice for you.

What Do You Look For in a Blender?

Before we delve into our a full-blown review of our favourite blenders, let’s take a quick look at the factors that determine the purchase of a blender.

  • Price – Definitely one of the most important considerations. You don’t want to overshoot your budget just because a certain blender catches your fancy
  • Power Consumption – It is a no-brainer that a stronger, more advanced machine is going to consume more power. In that case, be prepared to shell out some extra bucks for a powerful machine.
  • Accessories & Accompaniments – What’s not to love about complimentary goodies that come as part of your blender purchase? Additional accessories are definitely dealmakers in our opinion!
  • Cleaning & Maintenance – You want to go in for a blender that makes life easier, and doesn’t leave you with a whole lot of utensils and attachments to clean up manually.
  • Capacity – Most blenders come with container capacities that serve one entire meal replacement drink or small mean accompaniments for a small family. You don’t want containers that are too large and fill your freezer up with leftover smoothies.

Now that we have a fair idea of what to keep in mind while choosing a blender, let’s brace ourselves for the ultimate blender comparison between both brands. We believe that these two brands are definitely the best brands in the market for blenders. Having used blenders from both brands over the last few years, we will pick out two products from each brand that according to our experience, serve for a good personal size blender.

Nutri Ninja Vs Magic Bullet – What do they offer?

We’ll take a look at some of the best blenders of each brand, starting with Nutri Ninja.

* Ninja Nutri Pro Personal Blender

Our first choice from the Nutri ninja family is the Nutri Ninja Pro (BL456). This Ninja blender is an easy way for you to dice up desserts, fruit smoothies and juices!

It is a fairly powerful machine with a 900-watt motor power and works well to make smoothies and shred ingredients, giving your drink a good consistency. It also satisfies the user as an ice crushing blender and can effectively crush through ice and frozen fruit to give you chilled healthy drinks.

What sets apart this range of ninja blenders is the fact that they can provide you with complete nutrients and vitamins that most other blenders may not be able to unlock from fruits and vegetables. You can confidently throw in seeds, stalks, skin and stems of your favourite fruits and veggies, things that would otherwise be discarded in the dustbin.

Be assured that it will dice up a smooth creamy indulgence that is rich in nutrients and power-packed. To give your juice a chilled swing, you can add some cubes of ice and absolutely rely on your ninja blender to skim through the ice cubes.

With dimensions of 15.2 x 15.2 x 35.6 cm, this blender is a perfect personal size blender and can comfortably slot itself in your kitchen cabinet, although for how aesthetically it sits, we don’t think you would want to hide it away in a cabinet. Coming in a glossy black and silver finish, this range of ninja blenders will definitely blend in with your kitchen interiors.

The Nutri Ninja is also very easy to operate as it does not sport a lot of fancy controls and buttons that most blenders have. This straightforward machine is super easy to use. In a few minutes, you will have your creamy indulgence at your favourite consistency.

You can slide on the lids and enjoy your drink on the go.

Coming to maintenance, we all can breathe a sigh of relief as the parts of the Ninja are dishwasher safe. The blade too can be slid into your dishwasher without a worry. The plastic used in making the Ninja is BPA free, leaving you tension-free to extensively use the product without any concern about future health hazards.

Let’s look at everything you receive in the Nutri Ninja Pro (BL456) box:

  • 1 blender body base machine
  • 1 24-oz. Mixing cup with lid
  • 1 18-oz. Mixing cup with lid
  • Ninja Pro Extractor Blades
  • 75 Recipe Book

 Pros:

  • A 75 Recipe book included
  • Easy to use
  • Powerful motor and durable machine
  • Variety in cup size enabling you to manage portions effectively
  • 2 lids help you carry your drink on the go
  • It is a good ice crushing blender
  • Dishwasher safe
  • BPA Free

Cons:

  • Does not process hot ingredients
  • It has just one-speed level
  • It is a noisy machine

* Ninja Professional Countertop Blender

Coming to our next pick in ninja blenders, say hello to our next favourite from the ninja family, the Ninja 1000 watts blender. This sleek mean machine performs outstandingly with its Ninja Total Crushing Technology blades that can smoothly slice through the meanest ice cubes, frozen fruits, hard nuts and seeds to give you a silky smooth drink in a matter of seconds.

At a maximum capacity of 72 oz, this blender is perfect to dish out an entire meal replacement drink, and can also serve the entire family large portions of juices, drinks and smoothies. Trust the 6 blade assembly to tackle ice better than most other blenders in the market. If you are looking for an ice crushing blender, I don’t think it can get better than the Ninja BL610.

Unlike the earlier blender, this one offers three-speed levels of low, medium and high. So based on the texture and consistency you are looking for, you can choose your preferred speed level. It also has a pulsing option for controlled blending and processing in case you wish for your final product to be slightly grainy, or dense.

Sitting at dimensions of 10.6 x 8.2 x 15.8 inches and weighing close to 9.51 pounds, this blender is certainly of the larger variety when it comes to other ninja blender sizes, but it is totally worth every inch of muscle it brings with it.

Wondering what you’re in for while unboxing this mean machine? Here goes:

  • 1000-watt motor base
  • 72 oz jar with a lid
  • Ninja Total Crushing Technology blades
  • 25 recipes book

Let’s peep into the pros and cons of the Ninja BL610:

Pros:

  • 1 25-Recipe book included
  • Easy to use
  • Powerful motor and durable machine
  • Dishwasher safe
  • BPA Free
  • Total Ice Crushing Technology can blend the meanest portions of ice
  • It has 3-speed levels
  • The pulse option for controlled processing

Cons:

  • Does not process hot ingredients
  • It comes with just one jar

We have chosen two magic bullet models based on our personal user experience and what we feel should give you a good idea of the range of products to consider and choose from in the Magic Bullet family.

* Magic Bullet Blender

This Magic Bullet Counter Top Kitchen Magician is a good blender for personal use if you are looking to use it for chopping fruits and veggies, whipping up some sauces, mixing ingredients and grinding products that aren’t too difficult to break.

At a modest 200-watt power, this model is a basic blender and an entry-level blender for people new to the world of cooking, looking to try their hands at basic dishes. The body of this blender is small-built and slender, and can easily tuck itself in a corner of your kitchen counter, measuring a modest 33.5 x 17.6 x 27 cm and weighing a little over 2.1 kgs.

We must admit that the Magic bullet is extremely easy to use. All you have to do is place the cup on the motor base and screw the blade cap onto the cup and press it down.

As long as you hold the cup down it will keep blending.

Which means at no point can you walk away from the blender to attend to anything else. On the positive side, it does not have any knobs or buttons that require cleaning or handling.

It is ideal for small quantities, but we must warn you that due to the magic bullet cup size which is rather small, there have been experiences of spillage and leakages. What we like about the magic bullet is the variety of jars and mugs that come with it. This way, you can dish up small custom sized portions of drinks for each member of the family and have enough jars to store it in.

So, for those of you who have fussy family members with ingredient specifications, this is certainly an added advantage. But we must admit despite all the goodies it has to offer, the magic bullet wattage is certainly a compromise.

Let’s look at what comes as part of the box with this blender variant:

  • 1 Power Base
  • 1 tall cup
  • 1 short cup
  • 1 Stainless-Steel Cross Blade
  • 2 Stay-Fresh Re-Sealable Lids
  • 1 flip top to-go lid
  • 1 Party Mug
  • 2 Coloured Lip Rings
  • 1 10 second Recipe book

Let’s look at the Pros & Cons of the Magic Bullet:

Pros:

  • Multiple jars and containers allow you to dish up a variety of drinks in one go
  • Easy to use
  • Very affordable machine
  • BPA Free
  • It comes with a recipe book
  • Comes with many accompaniments
  • 1-year warranty
  • Dishwasher safe

Cons:

  • Cannot process hot ingredients
  • It is not suitable for blending even small cubes of ice
  • Cannot give extremely smooth texture due to limited power capacity
  • It has just one-speed level
  • Small cup sizes can cause leakages

* Magic Bullet NutriBullet Rx N17-1001

Say hello to the mean machine from the Magic Bullet family, the Nutribullet Rx N17-1001. With a colossal 1700 watt motor power, this product is a burst of energy and power. It certainly upholds its claims of complete nutrient extraction that breaks through seeds, pulps the skin of fruits and vegetables and opens up an explored world of rich nutrients and minerals.

The 1700 watt power motor comes with a handsfree SMART technology that dishes up smooth and silky smoothies, soups and more from the most stubborn and hard to crack ingredients. An added advantage with this machine is the seven-minute heating technology that allows you to make warm soups and sauces to unlock a whole lot of good health in a matter of seconds.

An auto-turn off of 60 seconds allows you to start the machine and attend to your other errands in the meanwhile. This blender truly transcends the abilities of most other blenders in the market.

Heavy duty work can only be achieved through some heavy duty build.

Sitting at close to 15 pounds and measuring 15.2 x 15.2 x 13.1 inches, this blender is going to warrant a good amount of space in your kitchen. It comes in an all-black colour and hence is definitely going to blend in well with your kitchen interiors. It has no power buttons or speed levels. It works full blast from the word go!

Let’s look at everything it brings with it in the goodie bag:

  • 1 high torque power base
  • 1 extractor blade
  • SouperBlast Pitcher with 2-piece lid
  • 1 30oz short cup and 1 lip ring
  • 1 stay fresh re-sealable lid
  • 1 blade remover
  • Nutribullet RX user guide
  • 1 45 oz cup
  • 1 recipe book

Let’s delve into the pros & Cons of the Nutribullet Rx N17-1001:

Pros:

  • Can process hot ingredients
  • Comes with a one of kind blade remover
  • 1700 watt machine power
  • BPA free
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Recipe book
  • Specific soup pitcher

Cons:

  • Space consuming accompaniments
  • The container lids and blades are difficult to handle due to the large size
  • Just one-speed level

Our Final Verdict

After reading the above information and comparisons, we hope you have a fair idea of the kind of blenders in the market and everything they offer with it. This article would also definitely give you a better understanding of your requirements and what exactly you are looking for when you buy a blender.

Both the Nutri Ninja Pro and the Ninja 100 watts possess ice crushing capabilities with the latter bringing in an added feature of pulsing, speed levels and controlled processing. If you are the kind who cannot do without a chilled drink, then certainly you would tend towards the Nutri Ninja options.

For those of you who would like the added feature of blending hot ingredients, the Nutribullet Rx N17-1001 sure does look tempting. But do beware that with added power capabilities, the power consumption of the machine too is higher. If you are looking at making soups, casseroles, thick dips and other hot ingredients, this is certainly the way to go for you.

The magic bullet is something we would recommend to those of you who are new to the world of blending, cooking and healthy eating. There is no point investing in a heavy-duty machine when you are a culinary novice. For all you know, you may grow out of the blending craze and find yourself putting your expensive power-packed blender up in the loft.

Hence, for those who are only just starting off with cooking and blending, go for the magic bullet as your first blender, and then you can always graduate to a more robust blender once you are totally sold on the idea.

We hope our Magic Bullet Vs Ninja review is useful in giving you a worm’s eye view of the best blenders in various categories and making the right choice to untangle your busy morning with some power-packed quick fix nutrition!

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