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Ninja BL480D Nutri vs NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro Side-by-Side Comparison

Ninja BL480D Nutri vs NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro. How they compare to each other in terms of efficiency, usability, and overall quality.

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Ninja Nutri Auto-iQ

NutriBullet Pro 900W

Ninja BL480D Nutri vs. NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro: Which One is Today's Best High-Range Personal Blender?

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance60% Design25% Usability15% ScoreOverall 60%Performance 25%Design 15%Usability NutriBullet Pro 900WNinja Nutri Auto-iQ9.89.89.79.79.28.89.79.7
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Both blenders have similar heavy-duty motor bases, but in our tests we found the Ninja BL480D Nutri wasn’t as good at pulverizing solid ingredients, such as ice cubes, raw almonds, and dried berries. It didn’t create as much blending excitement as its counterpart either, due to its gimmicky features and its hefty weight.

The NutriBullet 900 Pro on the other hand, is a basic yet enjoyable-to-use personal blender. It was unrivaled, outperforming the Ninja BL480D Nutri in all of the tests. Although it doesn’t look as fancy, it still provides the experience of luxury and durability. Its appeal comes from the simple design, consistent performance, and balanced weight.

If you have to choose between these models, we recommend considering the  NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro.

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 is very easy to assemble and use. 
  • Stainless steel extractor blades are tough enough to power through even solid ingredients like ice cubes.
  • BPA-free plastic cups are durable and dishwasher safe. 
  • Hands-free operation offers superior convenience 
  • Motor base is very stable.
  • 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's difficult to clean the blades’ undersides.

Key Specs

Dimensions
H14.2 x W6.4 inches
H14.7 x W5.4 inches
Weight
5.4 lbs (2.4 kg)
4.6 lbs (2.1 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
2 to-go lids, 2 cup rings, 2 handled cup rings, an extra 32-ounce blending cup

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$56.94
$87.62

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.8
9.8

Protein Shake

8.8
10
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.
NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro Protein Shake Video
A batch of protein shake prepared by the Nutri Ninja Blender Pro is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer, with a smartphone displaying the total blending time (39 seconds) next to its.
Blending Time
1 min 10 secs
40 secs
Result
Silky Smooth
Silky Smooth

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

9.5
10
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.
NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro Frozen Fruits Smoothie Video
To check for solid chunks, after finishing blending, the fruity smoothie made by the Nutribullet Pro Nutrient Extractor being spread throughout a white paper with a smartphone displaying the total blending time (50 seconds) next to its.
A spoon of fruity smoothie packed with blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and mango made by the Nutribullet Pro 900-watt Personal Blender.
Blending Time
1 min 5 seconds
50 seconds
Result
Silky Smooth
Silky Smooth
Suction

Fibrous Greens

8.0
9.0
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.
NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro Fibrous Greens Video
A glass of water combined with fibrous greens pulp produced by the Nutribullet Pro Single-Serve Blender.
A glass of water with fibrous green pulp produced by the Nutribullet Pro 900-watt Personal Blender sinking from its top to bottom.
Blending Time
20 seconds
20 seconds
Result
Medium-FineMedium-Fine
Fine

Crushed Ice Cubes

8.0
10
Ninja BL480D Nutri Crushed Ice Video
A black tray of crushed ice produced by the Nutri Ninja Personal Blender being on a table.
NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro Crushed Ice Cubes Video
A black tray of crushed ice produced by the Nutribullet Pro 900-watt Personal Blender being on a table.
The amount of unblended ice cubes (0.17 oz) of the NutriBullet single-serve blender displayed on a scale’s screen.
Ice Fineness
Coarse
Very Fine
Unblended Ice
0% of 6 oz
3% of 6 oz

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.7
9.7

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 NutriBullet Pro 900-watt personal blender lying on a gray table with its accessories by its side, including two blending cups, two to-go lids, two handled cup rings, two cup rings, a paper carton box, a recipe book, 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 NutriBullet Pro 900-watt personal blender standing on a gray table, with the length of its motor base being noted to the side as 8 inches, and the total length and width of the unit as 14.7 inches and 5.4 inches, respectively.
Height
14.2" (36.1 cm)
14.7" (37.3 cm)
Width
6.4" (16.3 cm)
5.4" (13.7 cm)
Weight
5.4 lbs (2.4 kg)
4.6 lbs (2.1 kg)
Length
Shaft Length

Build Quality

9.5
9.5
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 NutriBullet Pro single-serve blender lying side by side on a gray table.

Blades

10
10
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 6 prongs of the NutriBullet Pro personal blender.
A close-up of the blade assembly featuring 6 prongs of the NutriBullet Pro personal blender.
The blade assembly featuring 6 prongs of the NutriBullet Pro personal blender being on a gray table.
Material
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Type
Cross
Cross
Guard Material
Blade Count
4 blades
6 blades
Removable
No
No
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.
A close-up of the motor base of the 900-watt NutriBullet Pro personal blender.
A close-up of the motor base of the 900-watt NutriBullet Pro personal blender.
A close-up of the underside of the NutriBullet’s motor base.
A close-up of the power plug, silicone feet, and cooling fan in the underside of the NutriBullet’s motor base.
Rated Voltage
110 - 120 V
110 - 120 V
Rated Power
1000 Watt
900 Watt
Working Time
≤ 1 minute
≤ 1 minute
Protection
No
No
Weight
4.5 lbs (2.0 kg)
3.7 lbs (1.7 kg)
Cord Length
2.6 ft (0.8 m)
2.5 ft (0.8 m)
Extra Feature
Silicon feet, cooling fan, anti-slip pads
Silicon feet

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 cup of the NutriBullet Pro 900-watt personal blender standing on a gray table, with the width of their top and bottom being noted to the side as 4.5 inches and 2.9, respectively, and the total length of the unit as 9.4 inches.
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Capacity
18- and 24-oz
32.0 fl oz (946.4 ml)
Weight
0.5- and 0.58-lb
0.8 oz (23 g)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Measurement
No
No
Suitable For
Small and medium batches
Small and medium batches
Accessories
2 to-go lids
2 to-go lids, 2 cup rings, 2 handled rings

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 NutriBullet personal blender with the noise meter (97.4 dB).
Activation
Button
Twist and Push
Min Speed
N/A
N/A
Max Speed
18,637 RPM
20,807 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
103 dB
97 dB
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
No
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.7
9.7

Hands-Free Operation

10
10

Assembly

9.5
9.5

Cleanability

9.0
9.0

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