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Ninja BL480D Nutri vs BLACK+DECKER FusionBlade Side-by-Side Comparison

Here is our comparison between the Ninja BL480D Nutri and the BLACK+DECKER FusionBlade. Read on if it's what you're after.

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Ninja Nutri Auto-iQ

BLACK+DECKER FusionBlade

Ninja BL480D Nutri vs BLACK+DECKER FusionBlade Side-by-Side Comparison

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance60% Design25% Usability15% ScoreOverall 60%Performance 25%Design 15%Usability Ninja Nutri Auto-iQBLACK+DECKER Fusion...9.28.89.79.76.66.17.47.0
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The Ninja BL480D Nutri offers everything that the BLACK+DECKER FusionBlade doesn’t—hands-free operation, heavy blending performance, and high-quality construction. Using it though, is a little more complicated, but this is an acceptable  compromise for all the intelligent programs that are meant to help you take the guesswork out of the best homemade beverages.

As a basic blender, the BLACK+DECKER FusionBlade was no match for its higher-priced counterpart in our tests for breaking down leafy greens and whole ice cubes. However, when it comes to preparing protein shakes and frozen fruit smoothies, it delivered comparatively smooth results.   

In conclusion, the choice between the Ninja BL480D Nutri and the BLACK+DECKER FusionBlade is more about your budget than any other factor. Although the BLACK+DECKER FusionBlade is not as solid nor as efficient as the Ninja BL480D Nutri in processing hard ingredients, it’s a cheaper and more convenient blender, in the range that would suit the vast majority of needs.

Pros & Cons

  • A powerful motor allows for heavy-duty blending 
  • Stainless steel extractor blades are exceptionally tough
  • Hands-free operation offers greater convenience 
  • Sturdy motor base ensures stable performance 
  • Blending cups are included with to-go lids
  • It offers consistent performance.
  • There is an extra blending jar with twist-on travel lids included.
  • The motor is more than sufficient for light-duty tasks. 
  • It has a fetching, well-finished, and simple design.
  • It’s heavy and quite bulky
  • The control panel is gimmicky 
  • The feets’ suction is so strong making it challenging to remove the base
  • The premium price tag might be a high barrier for many people
  • It doesn’t allow for hands-free operation
  • A better blade assembly could make blending more efficient.

Key Specs

Dimensions
H14.2 x W6.4 inches
H14.5 x W5.5 inches
Weight
5.4 lbs (2.4 kg)
2.3 lbs (1.0 kg)
Number of speeds
4
1
Pulse/Turbo option
Yes
No
Dishwasher-safe wand
Yes
Yes
Accessories
2 to-go lids, and an extra 18-ounce blending cup
Two to-go lid, an extra blending cup

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$56.94
$28.47

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.8
6.1

Protein Shake

8.8
7.2
Ninja BL480D Nutri Protein Shake Video
A batch of protein shake packed with dried blueberries, oatmeal, and almonds prepared by the Ninja BL480D is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer, with a smartphone displaying the total blending time (1 minute and 10 seconds) next to it.
Scooping a spoon of solid chunks including dried blueberries and almonds that the Nutri Ninja 1000-watt personal blender was unable to pulverize in the test of preparing protein shake from a stainless steel mesh strainer.
BLACK+DECKER FusionBlade Protein Shake Video
A batch of protein shake prepared by the Black and Decker PB1002 blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer, with a smartphone displaying the total blending time (2 minutes) next to it.
A tiny piece of dried blueberries scooped from a mesh strainer containing protein shake produced by the Black+Decker single-serve blender by a stainless steel spoon.
Blending Time
1 min 10 secs
2 mins 01 sec
Result
Silky Smooth
Smooth

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

9.5
6.0
Ninja BL480D Nutri Frozen Fruit Smoothie Video
To check for solid chunks, after finishing blending, the fruity smoothie made by the Nutri Ninja single-serve blender is spread throughout a white paper with a smartphone displaying the total blending time ( 1 minute and 5 seconds) next to it.
A spoon of fruity smoothie packed with blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and mango made by the Nutri Ninja single blender with Auto-IQ.
BLACK+DECKER FusionBlade Frozen Fruit Smoothie Video
To check for solid chunks, after finishing blending, the fruity smoothie made by the Black+Decker Fusionblade Personal Blender is spread throughout a white paper with a smartphone displaying the total blending time (1 minute and 40 seconds) next to it.
 A spoon of fruity smoothie packed with blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and mango made by the Black+Decker Fusionblade 12-Speed  Blender.
Blending Time
1 min 5 seconds
1 min 40 seconds
Result
Silky Smooth
Silky Smooth
Suction

Fibrous Greens

8.0
7.0
Ninja BL480D Nutri Fibrous Greens Video
A glass of water combined with fibrous greens pulp produced by the Ninja BL480D Nutri 1000-Watt.
A glass of water with fibrous green pulp produced by the Ninja BL480D Nutri personal countertop blender sinking from its top to bottom.
BLACK+DECKER FusionBlade Fibrous Greens Video
A glass of water with fibrous greens pulp produced by the Black+Decker Fusionblade Single-Serve Blender.
A glass of water with fibrous green pulp produced by the Black+Decker Fusionblade Personal Blender sinking from its top to bottom.
Blending Time
20 seconds
20 seconds
Result
Medium-FineMedium-Fine
Coarse

Crushed Ice Cubes

8.0
0.0
Ninja BL480D Nutri Crushed Ice Video
A black tray of crushed ice produced by the Nutri Ninja Personal Blender being on a table.
BLACK+DECKER FusionBlade Crushed Ice Video
A black tray of crushed ice produced by the Black+Decker Fusionblade 12-Speed Personal Blender being on a table.
The amount of unblended ice cubes (4.76 oz) of the Black+Decker Fusionblade single-serve blender displayed on a scale’s screen.
Ice Fineness
Coarse
Chunky
Unblended Ice
0% of 6 oz
79% of 6 oz

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.7
7.4

In the Box

The Ninja Nutri Auto-IQ 1000-Watt lying on a gray table with its accessories, including two to-go lids, an additional blending cup, a recipe book & user guide, and a paper carton box, by its sides.
The Black+Decker Fusionblade lying on a table with its additional accessories, including an extra blending cup with lid, a to-go lid, a paper carton box, and owner’s manuals.

Dimensions

The Ninja Nutri 1000-watt personal blender standing on a gray table, with the length of its motor base being noted to the side as 8.2 inches, and the total length and width of the unit as 14 inches and 6.5 inches, respectively.
The Black+Decker Fusionblade personal blender standing on a gray table, with the length of its motor base being noted to the side as 6.8 inches, and the total length and width of the unit as 14.5 inches and 5.5 inches, respectively.
Height
14.2" (36.1 cm)
14.5" (36.8 cm)
Width
6.4" (16.3 cm)
5.5" (14.0 cm)
Weight
5.4 lbs (2.4 kg)
2.3 lbs (1.0 kg)
Length
Shaft Length

Build Quality

9.5
7.0
The motor base and blending cup of the Ninja BL480D Nutri single-serve blender lying side by side on a white table.
The motor base and blending cup of the Black+Decker Fusionblade single-serve blender lying side by side on a gray table.

Blades

10
6.0
A close-up of the blade assembly featuring 4 stainless steel prongs of the Ninja BL480D Nutri Auto-IQ personal blender.
A close-up of the blade assembly featuring 4 stainless steel prongs of the Ninja BL480D Nutri Auto-IQ personal blender.
The blade assembly featuring 4 stainless steel prongs of the Ninja BL480D Nutri Auto-IQ personal blender being on a gray table.
A close-up of the blade assembly featuring 2 prongs of the Black+Decker Fusionblade personal blender.
Material
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Type
Cross
Flat
Guard Material
Blade Count
4 blades
2 blades
Removable
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Motor Base

A close-up of the front interface of the Ninja BL480D Nutri Motor Base.
A close-up of the front interface of the Ninja BL480D Nutri Motor Base.
A close-up of the Ninja BL480D Nutri Motor Base.
A close-up of the underside of the Ninja BL480D Nutri Motor Base.
A close-up of the power cord featuring a 2-plug of the Ninja BL480D Nutri countertop blender.
The motor base of the Black+Decker Fusionblade personal blender standing on a white table.
The motor base of the Black+Decker Fusionblade personal blender standing on a white table.
A close-up of the motor base of the Black+Decker Fusionblade personal blender.
A close-up of the underside of the Black+Decker Fusionblade motor base.
A close-up of the power plug in the underside of the Black+Decker Fusionblade motor base.
Rated Voltage
110 - 120 V
120V
Rated Power
1000 Watt
275 Watt
Working Time
≤ 1 minute
N/A
Protection
No
No
Weight
4.5 lbs (2.0 kg)
1.9 lbs (0.9 kg)
Cord Length
2.6 ft (0.8 m)
2.3" (5.8 cm)
Extra Feature
Silicon feet, cooling fan, anti-slip pads
rubber feets

Blending Cup

10
10
Two blending cups of the Ninja BL480D Nutri on a table, with dimension measurements written to the side. The first cup is measured 3.7x9x2.5 inches, and the second cup is 3.7x7.3x2.5 inches.
Two blending cups of the Ninja BL480D Nutri on a table, with dimension measurements written to the side. The first cup is measured 3.7x9x2.5 inches, and the second cup is 3.7x7.3x2.5 inches.
The blending cup of the Magic Bullet personal blender standing on a table with dimension measurements written to the side (3.7x9x2.5 inches).
The blending cup of the Magic Bullet personal blender standing on a table with dimension measurements written to the side (3.7x7.3x2.5 inches).
Two blending cups of the Black+Decker Fusionblade personal blender standing on a table, with the width of their top and bottom being noted to the side as 4 inches and 3, respectively, and the total length of the unit as 9 inches.
Two blending cups of the Black+Decker Fusionblade personal blender standing on a table, with the width of their top and bottom being noted to the side as 4 inches and 3, respectively, and the total length of the unit as 9 inches.
The blending cup of theBlack+Decker Fusionblade personal blender standing on a table with dimension measurements written to the side (4x9x3 inches).
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Capacity
18- and 24-oz
20 oz
Weight
0.5- and 0.58-lb
0.3 lb
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Measurement
No
Yes
Suitable For
Small and medium batches
Small batches
Accessories
2 to-go lids
Travel lids

Speed and Controls

Someone is measuring the noise level of the Ninja BL480D Nutri personal blender with the noise meter (103.6 dB).
Someone is measuring the noise level of the Ninja BL480D Nutri personal blender with the noise meter (103.6 dB).
A close-up of the control panel of the Ninja BL480D Nutri which features the Start/Stop, Pulse, Auto-IQ Blend, and Auto-IQ Ultra Blend button.
Someone is measuring the noise level of the Black+Decker personal blender with the noise meter (89 dB).
Activation
Button
Button
Min Speed
N/A
N/A
Max Speed
18,637 RPM
21,386 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
103 dB
88 dB
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
No
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.7
7.0

Hands-Free Operation

10
5.3

Assembly

9.5
10

Cleanability

9.0
9.0

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