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Ninja BL480D Nutri vs Oster BLSTPB-WBL Side-by-Side Comparison

Ninja BL480D Nutri vs. Oster BLSTPB-WBL. The Ninja is more modern and powerful, but the Oster is cheaper and sufficient enough for daily use.

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Ninja Nutri Auto-iQ

Oster My Blend

Ninja BL480D Nutri vs.Oster BLSTPB-WBL: Comparison and Rankings

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance60% Design25% Usability15% ScoreOverall 60%Performance 25%Design 15%Usability Ninja Nutri Auto-iQOster My Blend9.28.89.79.75.03.96.67.0
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The Ninja BL480D Nutri is a reliable option for improving your daily meal with more nutrition-extracted foods. In our tests, it made protein shake, extracted leafy greens, and liquefied frozen fruit far better than most of its rivals, including the Oster BLSTPB-WBL. It was even powerful enough to provide us with  snow-like crushed ice.

The trade-off is its hefty bulky weight, which ruins the overall portability that a personal blender should provide. Additionally, while we appreciate the idea of  intelligent programs, they are just an exchange for the premium price and  please no one, if not on the gimmicky side. 

The Oster BLSTPB-WBL, by contrast, is an average single-serve blender with a compact, sporty design. It feels light but not flimsy, and although it isn’t as heavy-duty as its higher-powered peer, it worked constantly, churning out products that were better than many of its rivals in this price range. 

In short, if you don’t want to buy a personal blender that may cost you a fortune and are only focused on simple blends, the Oster BLSTPB-WBL is an adequate choice.

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 affordable but better than its competitors at blending frozen fruits.
  • The light-duty motor works consistently for basic tasks like making smoothies, protein shakes, whole-food sauces, and more. 
  • Its usability allows for an enjoyable blending experience. 
  • There is a built-in, resettable fuse, which will revive the motor in 15 minutes if it overheats.
  • 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
  • The blending jar is somewhat difficult to clean due to its narrow design.
  • The small circumference of the jar’s opening makes adding powders and fruits quite messy. 
  • This blender is not ideal for quick fibrous meals.

Key Specs

Dimensions
H14.2 x W6.4 inches
H14.5 x W5.5 inches
Weight
5.4 lbs (2.4 kg)
2.6 lbs (1.2 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
A to-go lid

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$56.94
$33.17

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.8
3.9

Protein Shake

8.8
5.2
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.
Oster BLSTPB-WBL Protein Shake Video
A batch of protein shake prepared by the Oster Myblend Single-Serve Blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer, with a smartphone displaying the total blending time (2 minutes and 50 seconds) next to it.
Using a spoon to scoop a small smattering of dried blueberry chunks from a mesh strainer containing protein shake produced the Oster Single-Serving Blender.
Blending Time
1 min 10 secs
2 mins 50 secs
Result
Silky Smooth
Coarse

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.
Oster BLSTPB-WBL Frozen Fruit Smoothie Video
To check for solid chunks, after finishing blending, the fruity smoothie made by the Oster Myblend personal blender is spread throughout a white paper.
A spoon of fruity smoothie packed with blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and mango made by the Oster portable blender with a smartphone displaying the total blending time ( 1 minute and 40 seconds) next to it.
Blending Time
1 min 5 seconds
1 min 40 seconds
Result
Silky Smooth
Smooth
Suction

Fibrous Greens

8.0
0.0
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.
Oster BLSTPB-WBL Fibrous Greens Video
A glass of water with fibrous greens pulp produced by the Oster Single-Serve Blender.
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.
Oster BLSTPB-WBL Crushed Ice Video
A black tray of crushed ice produced by the Oster Smoothie Maker Blender being on a table.
The amount of unblended ice cubes (3.91 oz) of the Oster Myblend single-serve blender displayed on a scale’s screen.
Ice Fineness
Coarse
Chunky
Unblended Ice
0% of 6 oz
65% of 6 oz

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.7
6.6

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 Oster Myblend personal blender lying on a table with its additional accessories, including a to-go lid, user guide, and paper carton box.

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 Oster Myblend personal blender standing on a gray table, with the length of its motor base being noted to the side as 7.5 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)
2.6 lbs (1.2 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 with blade assembly attached of the Oster single-serve blender.

Blades

10
7.0
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 4 stainless steel prongs of the Oster small blender.
Material
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Type
Cross
Cross
Guard Material
Blade Count
4 blades
4 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 Oster personal blender standing on a white table.
The motor base of the Oster personal blender standing on a white table.
A close-up of the Oster personal blender motor base.
A close-up of the underside of the Oster’s motor base.
A close-up of the power cord sporing a 2-plug in the underside of the Oster’s motor base.
Rated Voltage
110 - 120 V
120 V
Rated Power
1000 Watt
250 Watts
Working Time
≤ 1 minute
N/A
Protection
No
Yes
Weight
4.5 lbs (2.0 kg)
2.2 lbs (1.0 kg)
Cord Length
2.6 ft (0.8 m)
2.1 ft (0.6 m)
Extra Feature
Silicon feet, cooling fan, anti-slip pads
Handle

Blending Cup

10
5.0
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).
The blender cup of the Oster Myblend personal blender standing on a table with dimension measurements written to the side (4x9x3.2 inches).
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Capacity
18- and 24-oz
20 oz
Weight
0.5- and 0.58-lb
0.3 lbs (0.1 kg)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Measurement
No
No
Suitable For
Small and medium batches
Small batches
Accessories
2 to-go lids
To-go 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 Oster personal blender with the noise meter (86.1 dB).
Activation
Button
Twist
Min Speed
N/A
N/A
Max Speed
18,637 RPM
22,216 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
103 dB
86 dB
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
No
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.7
7.0

Hands-Free Operation

10
6.5

Assembly

9.5
7.5

Cleanability

9.0
8.0

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