The La Reveuse is built for the price with a basic set of features. Its simplicity is a big draw, but the lack of upscale feel ultimately holds it back. To be blunt, the plastic housing feels cheap and does not give a sense of durability. We had hoped for a blender that was not only efficient but also visually appealing, but this one falls short in drawing attention to itself. There is a lot of room for improvement should this blender want to become competitive with its peers. Sharing the same kind of styling, the Oster or the Black+Decker looks more eye-catching and beautifully sportier.
The Ninja Fitand its accessoriesare a solid set. It’s not built with the highest-quality materials, but the compact footprint and charming curves give it an oddly appealing look. It’s attractive in its own way, and you may find its user-friendly features hard to resist as well.
The design is very intuitive so finding how this blender works didn’t take us much time at all. There is only one speed option, but we found it was rather easy to get pulse mode by pressing and releasing the cup in short intervals. Hand washing the cup and the blade’s backsides was challenging particularly due to their styling, but if you have a cleaning brush available, you’ll get all things spackling again in no time.
Efficiency aside, we also love the Ninja Fit for its ease of use. Its usability comes from a simple operating system: blending starts once the cup and blade assembly are aligned and pressed down on the motor base. Cleaning and assembly are also very easy. Here’s a quick rundown of each.
In our test, the 300-watt motor of this blender was just sufficient for smooth blends of frozen fruit smoothies and fibrous mixtures. It didn’t mix protein shake as evenly as the counterparts. It also fell short in crushing ice cubes, though this appears to be the case with most mid-powered personal blenders. If you want more capabilities than what the La Reveuse offers, there are the Ninja Fit, NutriBullet, and the Ninja BN401 Nutri.
Most kitchen blenders around this price strive for nothing more than basic nutrition-extraction, but the Ninja QB3001SS Fit wants to give you more. A standout in its class, it passed all of our tests — to include crushing ice cubes — with peerless results. It even performed as well as its higher-priced counterparts, such as the Ninja Nutri Auto-iQ. Still, it has a few shortcomings you should know about.
Pros & Cons
- Extra blending cup and twist-on travel lid make this blender perfect for those who are always on the go.
- It boasts a consistent and dependable performance.
- The motor doesn’t struggle much to handle frozen fruits.
- User-friendly design allows for easy control and operation.
- A great tool for any quick blend that involves fibrous, frozen food, raw nuts, or even ice cubes.
- Compact, straightforward design makes it easy to use, assemble, and clean.
- The blending blade is attention to detail with 4 sharp, sophisticatedly-designed prongs.
- Coming with an affordable price is an above-average quality.
- Its final results were consistently smooth in all of our testing.
- There are extra blending cups included.
- The narrow design makes the blending cup tricky to clean.
- The blending cup's small opening makes it quite messy to add food, especially powders.
- It doesn’t allow for hands-free operation
- A little shaking is necessary for an even blend.
The La Reveuse is efficient at blending fresh plant-based foods, such as fruit smoothies and leafy greens. However, it faces some difficulty with tougher ingredients like raw nuts, dried fruits, and ice. On the other hand, the Ninja QB3001SS Fit shines in its performance, consistently outdoing the La Reveuse across all blending tasks and delivering smoother, more consistent results. Notably, the Ninja Fit completes its blending tasks about twice as quickly as the La Reveuse.
Desige-wise, the La Reveuse leans towards simplicity and functionality, but its plastic construction feels somewhat cheap, leaving some users wishing for a sturdier feel. Meanwhile, the Ninja Fit’s build materials may not be top-tier, but its sleek and compact form brings a certain charm to the table.
In summation, while both blenders cater to the same market segment and are competitively priced, the Ninja QB3001SS Fit stands out with its superior performance, aesthetic appeal, and build quality, making it a more attractive choice over the La Reveuse.
Behind the Comparison
Tina Pham is a staff writer and reviewer, with five years of experience in the industry. As a passionate amateur home cook, she loves to discover practical cooking solutions, and has made it her mission to bring her findings to every kitchen. Her ultimate goal is making cooking more of a pleasure for all.
Lap is Head of the Research, Testing, and Review Team (RTR Team) at HealthyKitchen101.com, where he directs and supervises the testing of kitchen gadgets and appliances.