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Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System Blender vs Chefman Cordless Side-by-Side Comparison

The Chefman cordless is more about ease and mobility in the kitchen, whereas the Ninja CI101 is about multifaceted utility, catering to those seeking professional blending experience or enjoy exploring a range of cooking techniques.

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Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System Blender

Chefman Cordless

Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System Blender vs Chefman Cordless

Overall Verdict

Both the Chefman Cordless and the Ninja CI101 Foodi are excellent choices, yet they cater to different needs. The Chefman Cordless is designed with portability and convenience in mind, featuring a cordless, battery-powered setup. It is highly capable of making smoothies, puréed soups, and emulsified sauces. Although its build quality is average, it adds a touch of elegance not typically found in its price range.

In contrast, the Ninja CI101 Foodi is a heavy-duty, multi-functional tool, designed for a wider range of tasks. It goes beyond the capabilities of a standard blender, much like a hand mixer, handling tasks such as kneading dough or whipping up stiff peaks with its diverse range of attachments.

The choice between these hand blenders ultimately hinges on whether you value portability and simple design or multifunctionality and premium construction.

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Usability30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%UsabilityChefman CordlessNinja Foodi Power M...8.07.77.48.88.68.49.68.4
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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
  • The lock function helps prevent accidental operation, reducing the likelihood of personal injury. 
  • It feels like a fancy blender.
  • Multiple speed options allow for a wide range of tasks. 
  • It is capable of pulverizing frozen fruit and making mayonnaise.
  • Colored LED ring indicates the battery’s status accurately.
  • All the buttons are easy to control.
  • An included cookware guard keeps pots and pans scratch-free.
  • Larger-than-average blending wand’s head 
  • Rather heavy
  • It is unable to whip eggs due to the lack of a whisk attachment

Key Specs

Dimension
H 16 x W2.9 inches
H16.4 x W2.3 inches
Weight
2.3 lbs (1.0 kg)
1.4 lbs
Number of speeds
2
N/A
Pulse/Turbo option
Yes
No
Accessories
A beaker, beaters, and a whisk attachment
10,500 RPM
Dishwasher-safe wand
Yes
14,333 RPM

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$94.10
$55.97

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.4
7.7

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.
The Chefman Cordless Immersion Blender Hot Soup Purée Test
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup from its full batch in a plastic beaker made by the Chefman battery-powered immersion blender.
A batch of soup pureéd by the Chefman cordless blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer.
Pureeing Time
30 seconds
30 seconds
Result
Exceptionally Smooth
Smooth
Suction
No
 Slightly

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

6.8
9.0
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.
A plastic beaker containing a batch of green smoothie whose parts are scooped with a stainless steel spoon is between the Chefman’s motor body and a smartphone displaying the total blending time (1 minute and 10 seconds).
A plastic beaker containing a batch of green smoothie whose parts are scooped with a stainless steel spoon is between the Chefman’s motor body and a smartphone displaying the total blending time (1 minute and 10 seconds).
The Chefman Cordless Immersion Blender Smoothie Test
After finishing blending, the green smoothie made by the Chefman cordless immersion blender was spread evenly throughout a white paper to check for solid chunks.
Blending Time
2 mins 40 secs
1 min 10 secs
Result
Velvety
Smooth
Suction
No
No

Mayonnaise

7.8
8.8
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.
The Chefman Cordless Immersion Blender Mayonnaise Test
Scooping a spoon of mayonnaise from its full batch made by the Chefman cordless stick blender and contained in a plastic beaker that stands between the Chefman’s motor and a smartphone displaying the total mixing time (1 minute and 30 seconds).
Scooping a spoon of mayonnaise from its full batch in a plastic beaker made by the Chefman cordless hand blender.
Emulsifying Time
1 min 45 secs
1 min 30 secs
Result
Smooth
Smooth
Suction
Yes
No

Almond Milk

8.0
8.5
The Ninja CI101 Foodi immersion blender beside its bowl of almond milk and the corresponding almond pulp produced in 1 minute 01 second.
The Chefman Cordless Immersion Blender Almond Milk Test
A white plate of almond pulp produced by the Chefman battery-powered stick blender being between the Chefman’s motor body and a smartphone displaying the total grinding time (55 seconds).
Grinding Time
1 min 01 secs
1 min 10 secs
Result
Fine
Very Fine
Suction
No
Yes

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.
The Chefman Cordless Immersion Blender Whipped Egg-Whites Test
Someone is holding a plastic beaker which contains a batch of failed beaten egg-white of the Chefman immersion blender and is between the Chefman’s motor body and a smartphone displaying the total whipping time (2 minutes 2 seconds).
Beating Time
1 min and 45 secs
N/A
Result
Stiff
N/A
Suction
No
N/A

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.6
7.4

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.
An owner manual, USB cord, charger adapter, immersion blending wand with its motor body attached, blade edge guard, blade guard, and paper cartoon box of The Chefman cordless hand blender being side by side on a white table.

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 Chefman cordless immersion blender standing on top of its blending shaft on a gray table, with the length of the blending shaft being noted to the side as 8.2 inches, and the total length of the unit as 16.4 inches.
Height
16.0" (40.6 cm)
16.4" (41.7 cm)
Width
2.9" (7.4 cm)
2.3" (5.8 cm)
Weight
2.3 lbs (1.0 kg)
1.4 lbs (0.6 kg)
Shaft Length
9.5" (24.1 cm)
8.2" (20.8 cm)

Build Quality

9.5
8.0
A close-up of the blending shaft and motor housing of the Ninja CI101 Foodi Power Mixer System.
The Chefman’s blending shaft and motor body lying on a white table.

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 variable speed control button on the front interface of the Chefman cordless stick blender.
A close-up of the variable speed control button on the front interface of the Chefman cordless stick blender.
A close-up of the safety lock button and the USB port  on the rear of the Chefman cordless hand blender.
A close-up of Chefman’s handle which features the safety lock button and USB port on the rear and the power button on the front.
A close-up of the LED charge indicator ring and the variable speed control button of the Chefman cordless blender.
Activation
Press-button
Press
Min Speed
N/A
10,500 RPM
Max Speed
N/A
14,333 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
N/A
72 dB
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
Yes
No

Blending Shaft

9.5
7.0
A close-up of the blades of the Ninja CI101 Foodi Power Mixer System.
A close-up of the blade assembly featuring two sharp prongs of the Chefman battery-powered blender.
A close-up of the blade assembly featuring two sharp prongs of the Chefman battery-powered blender.
The immersion blending shaft with its blade guard attached of the Chefman cordless blender lying flat on a white table.
A close-up of the Chefman’s blending shaft with its blade guard attached.
Material
 Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Type
Sharp Blade
Sharp blade
Guard Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Blade Count
4
2
Removable
Yes
No
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Beaker

10
0.0
A close-up of the beaker of the Ninja CI101 Foodi Power Mixer System.
Material
Plastic
N/A
Capacity
24 oz
NaN fl oz (NaN ml)
Measurements
Yes
N/A
Weight
NaN oz (NaN g)
Height
NaN" (NaN cm)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
N/A

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
8.8

Ease of Use

8.1
8.8

Handling

9.0
9.0
 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 Chefman’s immersion handle and at the same time pressing its variable speed control button, with one hand.

Blade Assembly

9.5
9.5

Cleanability

8.0
8.0

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