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Ninja BL480D Nutri vs KOIOS 850W Bullet Side-by-Side Comparison

Ninja BL480D Nutri vs. KOIOS 850W Bullet comparison. The higher-priced personal blender comes out on top in every aspect.

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Ninja Nutri Auto-iQ

Koios Pro 850W Bullet 

Ninja BL480D Nutri vs KOIOS 850W Bullet: Don’t Let Their Price Fool You

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance60% Design25% Usability15% ScoreOverall 60%Performance 25%Design 15%Usability Ninja Nutri Auto-iQKoios Pro 850W Bullet9.28.89.79.77.47.18.37.3
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As a premium personal blender, the Ninja BL480D Nutri has the features that none of its peers offer. These include a heavy-duty motor with consistent performances, a package of high-quality accessories, and clever settings that help you blend with ease.  Such features however, aren’t enough to warrant the blender’s premium price, especially considering some of its testing performances weren’t nearly as good as those of the less expensive blenders.

Despite being less efficient than its counterpart, the KOIOS 850W Bullet represents economical, simple blending solutions at its best. We particularly love its overall design, which seems to be the most thoughtful in this analogy. There is also a surprising amount of extra accessories and features for its price range. This KOIOS is indeed, good value for the money.

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
  • Competitive price tag 
  • Extra extractor blade for dry blending 
  • Powerful motor allows for a wide range of tasks 
  • Two blending cups are included 
  • Intuitive to use 
  • The blades can be removed from the base for thorough cleaning
  • 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
  • No option for hands-free operation

Key Specs

Dimensions
H14.2 x W6.4 inches
H12.2 x W5.5 inches
Weight
5.4 lbs (2.4 kg)
2.9 lbs (1.3 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
4 lids, an extra blade assembly, a cleaning brush, two extra blending cups

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$56.94
$60.22

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.8
7.1

Protein Shake

8.8
9.2
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.
KOIOS 850W Bullet Protein Shake Video
A batch of protein shake packed with dried blueberries, oatmeal, and almonds prepared by the KOIOS Bullet Personal Blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer, with a smartphone displaying the total blending time (56 seconds) next to it.
A couple of unblended almond chunks of the KOIOS Bullet being scooped from the mesh strainer with a stainless steel spoon.
Blending Time
1 min 10 secs
56 secs
Result
Silky Smooth
Smooth

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

9.5
8.0
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.
KOIOS 850W Frozen Fruit Smoothie Video
To check for solid chunks, after finishing blending, the fruity smoothie made by the KOIOS Bullet single-serve blender is spread throughout a white paper with a smartphone displaying the total blending time ( 1 minute and 20 seconds) next to it.
A spoon of fruity smoothie packed with blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and mango made by the KOIOS Bullet Blender.
Blending Time
1 min 5 seconds
1 min 20 seconds
Result
Silky Smooth
Silky Smooth
Suction

Fibrous Greens

8.0
5.0
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.
KOIOS 850W Fibrous Greens Video
A glass of water with fibrous greens pulp produced by the KOIOS Bullet Single-Serve Blender.
A glass of water with fibrous green pulp produced by the KOIOS Bullet Personal Blender sinking from its top to bottom.
Blending Time
20 seconds
20 seconds
Result
Medium-FineMedium-Fine
Very 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.
KOIOS 850W Crushed Ice Video
A black tray of crushed ice produced by the KOIOS Personal Blender being on a table.
The amount of unblended ice cubes (4.61 oz) of the KOIOS Bullet single-serve blender displayed on a scale’s screen.
Ice Fineness
Coarse
Coarse
Unblended Ice
0% of 6 oz
77% of 6 oz

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.7
8.3

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 KOIOS Bullet personal blender lying on a table with its accessories, including two lids, two additional blending cup with lids, a paper carton box, an additional blade assembly, a cleaning brush, and a user guide.

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.
Koios Pro 850W Bullet Personal Blender standing on a gray table, with the length of its motor base being noted to the side as 7.2 inches, and the total length and width of the unit as 12.2 inches and 5.5 inches, respectively.
Height
14.2" (36.1 cm)
12.2" (31.0 cm)
Width
6.4" (16.3 cm)
5.5" (14.0 cm)
Weight
5.4 lbs (2.4 kg)
2.9 lbs (1.3 kg)
Length
Shaft Length

Build Quality

9.5
8.0
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 KOIOS Bullet single-serve blender lying side by side on a gray table.

Blades

10
7.5
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 flat blade assembly featuring 2 prongs of the KOIOS Bullet personal blender.
A close-up of the flat blade assembly featuring 2 prongs of the KOIOS Bullet personal blender.
A close-up of the blade assembly featuring 4 prongs of the KOIOS Bullet personal blender.
Material
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Type
Cross
Flat and Cross
Guard Material
Blade Count
4 blades
(Flat) 2 blades, (Cross) 4 blades
Removable
No
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
No

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 KOIOS Bullet personal blender standing on a white table.
The motor base of the KOIOS Bullet personal blender standing on a white table.
A close-up of the motor base of the KOIOS Bullet personal blender.
Rated Voltage
110 - 120 V
120 V
Rated Power
1000 Watt
850 Watt
Working Time
≤ 1 minute
≤ 1 minute
Protection
No
No
Weight
4.5 lbs (2.0 kg)
2.4 lbs (1.1 kg)
Cord Length
2.6 ft (0.8 m)
4.1 ft (1.2 m)
Extra Feature
Silicon feet, cooling fan, anti-slip pads
suction feet, ventilation holes

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).
Three blending cups of the KOIOS Bullet on a table, with dimension measurements written to the side. The first cup is measured 3.4x4x2.2 inches, second cup is 3.4x6.5x2.2 inches, third cup is 3.4x6.5x2.2 inches.
Three blending cups of the KOIOS Bullet on a table, with dimension measurements written to the side. The first cup is measured 3.4x4x2.2 inches, second cup is 3.4x6.5x2.2 inches, third cup is 3.4x6.5x2.2 inches.
The blending cup of the KOIOS Bullet personal blender standing on a table with dimension measurements written to the side (3.4x4x2.2 inches).
The blending cup of the KOIOS Bullet personal blender standing on a table with dimension measurements written to the side (3.4x6.5x2.2 inches).
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Capacity
18- and 24-oz
10 oz, 17 oz, and 17 oz
Weight
0.5- and 0.58-lb
0.2 lb, 0.23 lb, and 0.34 lb
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Measurement
No
No
Suitable For
Small and medium batches
Small batches
Accessories
2 to-go lids
two spout lids, one flat-top lid, one sieve lid

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 KOIOS personal blender with the noise meter (96.9 dB).
Activation
Button
Push
Min Speed
N/A
N/A
Max Speed
18,637 RPM
22,648 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
103 dB
97 dB
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
No
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.7
7.3

Hands-Free Operation

10
5.7

Assembly

9.5
10

Cleanability

9.0
9.5

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