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Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System Blender vs Betty Crocker Hand Blender Side-by-Side Comparison

For those seeking versatility, the Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System is a clear choice over the more basic Betty Crocker BC-1303CK.

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Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System Blender

Betty Crocker Hand Blender

Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System Blender vs Betty Crocker Hand Blender

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Usability30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%Usability Ninja Foodi Power M...Betty Crocker Hand...8.68.49.68.45.45.15.55.9
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The Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System is a versatile, high-performance appliance. It's tailored for individuals who value a tool that not only blends but also takes on more complex tasks like whipping or kneading dough. 

In contrast, the Betty Crocker BC-1303CK is a conventional, budget-friendly immersion blender. It is most appropriate for lighter culinary activities such as pureeing soups, creating emulsions like mayonnaise, or producing nut milk. Its performance is often limited by a lack of power and additional attachments. This makes it less effective than the Ninja Foodi for aeration tasks or when it comes to processing frozen fruits. 

In terms of build quality, the Ninja CI101 Foodi seems to feature a long-lasting construction, blending high-quality plastics and metals. In contrast, the predominantly plastic construction of the Betty Crocker blender tends to show signs of wear and tear quickly.

Usability-wise, the Ninja CI101 offers user-friendly operation with intuitive controls and easy-to-change attachments. Although the Betty Crocker is lighter and simpler, it lacks ergonomic features, which may lead to discomfort and inconvenience during use.

Pros & Cons

  • High-quality construction with upscale feel 
  • A generous set of included accessories 
  • A lot of user-friendly features 
  • Excels at a wide range of tasks
  • Adequate for light task
  • Simple design
  • Larger-than-average blending wand’s head 
  • Rather heavy
  • Flimsy construction 
  • Lackluster heavy blending performance 
  • Lack of user-friendly features

Key Specs

Dimension
H 16 x W2.9 inches
H 14.5 x W 2.9 inches
Weight
2.3 lbs (1.0 kg)
2.0 oz (57 g)
Number of speeds
2
Yes
Pulse/Turbo option
Yes
Beaker
Accessories
A beaker, beaters, and a whisk attachment
Yes
Dishwasher-safe wand
Yes

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$94.10
$17.55

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.4
5.1

Hot Soup Purée

10
7.0
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup from a full batch in a plastic beaker made by the Ninja CI101 Foodi immersion blender in 30 seconds.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup from a full batch in a plastic beaker made by the Ninja CI101 Foodi immersion blender in 30 seconds.
A batch of soup pureéd by the Ninja CI101 Foodi immersion blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup produced by the Betty Crocker from the plastic beaker to check its smoothness.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup produced by the Betty Crocker from the plastic beaker to check its smoothness.
A batch of soup pureéd by the Betty Crocker immersion blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer.
Pureeing Time
30 seconds
30 seconds
Result
Exceptionally Smooth
Slightly Chunky
Suction
No
Slightly

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

6.8
2.0
Scooping a spoon of frozen fruit smoothie from a full batch in a plastic beaker made by the Ninja CI101 Foodi immersion blender in 2 minutes 40 seconds.
Scooping a spoon of frozen fruit smoothie from a full batch in a plastic beaker made by the Ninja CI101 Foodi immersion blender in 2 minutes 40 seconds.
After finishing blending, the green smoothie made by the Ninja CI101 Foodi immersion blender was spread evenly throughout a white paper to check for solid chunks.
The result after using a Betty Crocker immersion blender for three minutes, with noticeable fruit chunks remaining in the mixture.
The result after using a Betty Crocker immersion blender for three minutes, with noticeable fruit chunks remaining in the mixture.
After finishing blending, the green smoothie made by the Betty Crocker immersion blender was spread evenly throughout a paper to check for smoothness.
Blending Time
2 mins 40 secs
3 mins
Result
Velvety
Very Coarse
Suction
No
Slightly

Mayonnaise

7.8
6.5
A bowl of mayonnaise made by the Braun MQ7035X blender in 1 minute 45 seconds.
A bowl of mayonnaise made by the Braun MQ7035X blender in 1 minute 45 seconds.
Scooping a spoon of mayonnaise made by the Braun MQ7035X immersion blender.
A hand pours a creamy mixture from a cup beside theBetty Crocker immersion blender; a digital timer reads 2:15, set against a backdrop of kitchen appliances.
A hand pours a creamy mixture from a cup beside theBetty Crocker immersion blender; a digital timer reads 2:15, set against a backdrop of kitchen appliances.
Scoping a spoon of mayonnaise from a white bowl.
Emulsifying Time
1 min 45 secs
2 min 15 secs
Result
Smooth
Smooth
Suction
Yes
Slightly

Almond Milk

8.0
7.0
The Ninja CI101 Foodi immersion blender beside its bowl of almond milk and the corresponding almond pulp produced in 1 minute 01 second.
A white plate of almond pulp and a bowl of milk produced by the Betty Crocker stick blender within 1 minute and 30 seconds.
Grinding Time
1 min 01 secs
1 min 30 secs
Result
Fine
Fine
Suction
No
Slightly

Whipped Egg-Whites

10
0.0
The Ninja CI101 Foodi immersion blender stands next to a glass of whipped egg whites forming stiff peaks, with a digital timer showing "1:46" in the foreground.
A digital timer shows 2:01 on a kitchen counter, with a beaker containing unsuccessfully beaten egg whites next to the Betty Crocker immersion blender.
Beating Time
1 min and 45 secs
Failed
Result
Stiff
Failed
Suction
No
Failed

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.6
5.5

In the Box

The Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System displayed with its box, various attachments including a whisk, beater, and a blending cup, and instructional materials laid out on a gray countertop.
The Betty Crocker immersion blender lying on a table with its accessories include a beaker, user manual, and packaging box.

Dimensions

The Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System standing on a table, with the length of its blending shaft being noted to the side as 9.5 inches, and the total length of the unit as 16 inches.
The Betty Crocker standing on a table, with the length of its blending shaft being noted to the side as 7.5 inches, and the total length of the unit as 14.5 inches.
Height
16.0" (40.6 cm)
14.5" (36.8 cm)
Width
2.9" (7.4 cm)
2.9" (7.4 cm)
Weight
2.3 lbs (1.0 kg)
1.4 lbs (0.6 kg)
Length
Shaft Length
9.5" (24.1 cm)
7.5" (19.1 cm)

Build Quality

9.5
5.5
A close-up of the blending shaft and motor housing of the Ninja CI101 Foodi Power Mixer System.
A Close-Up of the Motor Body and Blending Shaft of the Betty Crocker

Speed and Controls

A Close-Up of the Controlling Buttons of the Ninja CI101 Foodi Power Mixer System.
A Close-Up of the Controlling Buttons of the Ninja CI101 Foodi Power Mixer System.
A Close-Up of the Controlling Buttons of the Ninja CI101 Foodi Power Mixer System.
A Close-Up of the Betty Crocker’s Buttons
Activation
Press-button
Press-button
Min Speed
N/A
N/A
Max Speed
N/A
N/A
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
N/A
N/A
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
Yes
No

Blending Shaft

9.5
4.0
A close-up of the blades of the Ninja CI101 Foodi Power Mixer System.
A Close-Up of the Betty Crocker’s Blending Shaft.
Material
 Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Type
Sharp Blade
Sharp Blade
Guard Material
Stainless steel
Plastic
Blade Count
4
2
Removable
Yes
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Beaker

10
10
A close-up of the beaker of the Ninja CI101 Foodi Power Mixer System.
A Close-Up of the Betty Crocker’s Beaker
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Capacity
24 oz
20 oz
Measurements
Yes
Yes
Weight
Height
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Tamper Included
No
No

Power Cord

10
10
A close-up of the power cord of the Ninja CI101 Foodi Power Mixer System.
A Close-Up of the Betty Crocker’s Power Cord.
Cord Length
5.1 ft (1.6 m)
5.1 ft (1.6 m)
Type
2-prong plug
2-prong plug
Detachable
No
No

Extra Accessories

Someone is attaching the whisk attachment to the motor housing of the Ninja CI101 Foodi Power Mixer System Power Cord.
Material
Stainless steel
N/A
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
N/A
Removable
Yes
N/A

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.4
5.9

Ease of Use

8.1
4.9

Handling

9.0
6.5
 Someone is holding the Ninja Foodi Mixer.
 Someone is holding the Ninja Foodi Mixer.
Someone is holding the Ninja Foodi Immersion Blender.
Someone is holding the Betty Crocker immersion blender.

Blade Assembly

9.5
9.0

Cleanability

8.0
7.5

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