- Performance (60%)8.8
- Design (25%)9.7
- Usability (15%)9.7
- Performance (60%)3.9
- Design (25%)6.6
- Usability (15%)7.0
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.
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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.
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Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef passionate about delicious and healthful foods. At HealthyKitchen101, she develops recipes and collaborates with our Research, Testing, and Review lab to evaluate the performance of cooking appliances. Her assessments add a strong authoritative voice to our product scoring process.