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Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System Blender vs Elite Gourmet Immersion Blender Side-by-Side Comparison

Why settle for less? The Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System offers a world of culinary possibilities, far beyond the Elite Gourmet's basic blend.

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Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System Blender

Elite Gourmet Immersion Blender

Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System Blender vs Elite Gourmet Immersion Blender

Overall Verdict

The Ninja CI101 introduces innovative features that extend its utility beyond traditional blending tasks. Its biggest selling point lies in the integration of multiple kitchen tools into one, offering a seamless transition between blending, mixing, and even dough kneading. This multifunctionality is a boon for enthusiasts looking to expand their culinary adventure or for those with limited kitchen space, as it reduces the need for multiple appliances. In testing, the Ninja CI101 Foodi’s performance was top-notch. Its 750-watt motor efficiently handled all of the tasks, from making smooth purées to blending frozen fruits and whipping egg whites. 

In contrast, the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X, with its 150-watt motor, is positioned as a budget-friendly but limited-capability blender. It ensures adequacy in basic tasks such as making mayonnaise or almond milk but is incapable of blending frozen fruits and liquefying fibrous greens. Its single speed and the lack of additional accessories also restrict its functionality and effectiveness in aresation tasks. 

For those willing to invest slightly more, the Ninja CI101 provides a comprehensive blending experience. You may be attracted by the Elite Gourmet’s simplicity and affordability but there are alternatives within the same budget range that offer more value.

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
  • Budget-friendly price
  • Simple, straightforward design 
  • Emulsifying capability
  • Larger-than-average blending wand’s head 
  • Rather heavy
  • Subpar build quality
  • Insufficient motor power 
  • Inadequate splatter control 
  • Limited grip comfort

Key Specs

Dimension
H 16 x W2.9 inches
H 13.4 x W 2.9 inches
Weight
2.3 lbs (1.0 kg)
0.9 lbs (0.4 kg)
Number of speeds
2
1
Pulse/Turbo option
Yes
No
Accessories
A beaker, beaters, and a whisk attachment
No
Dishwasher-safe wand
Yes
No

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$94.10
$12.00

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.4
6.3

Hot Soup Purée

10
8.0
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 Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X from the plastic beaker to check its smoothness.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup produced by the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X from the plastic beaker to check its smoothness.
A batch of soup pureéd by the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X immersion 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
3.5
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.
Scooping a spoon of smoothie from the plastic beaker to check its texture after the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X Hand Blender had completed the test in 2:30 seconds.
Scooping a spoon of smoothie from the plastic beaker to check its texture after the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X Hand Blender had completed the test in 2:30 seconds.
After finishing blending, the green smoothie made by the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X immersion blender was spread evenly throughout a white paper to check for solid chunks.
Blending Time
2 mins 40 secs
2 mins 30 secs
Result
Velvety
Leafy
Suction
No
Slightly

Mayonnaise

7.8
9.0
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 the Elite Gourmet immersion blender; a digital timer reads 01:40, set against a backdrop of kitchen appliances.
A hand pours a creamy mixture from a cup beside the Elite Gourmet immersion blender; a digital timer reads 01:40, set against a backdrop of kitchen appliances.
Mayonnaise made by the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X immersion blender.
Emulsifying Time
1 min 45 secs
1 min 40 secs
Result
Smooth
Smooth
Suction
Yes
Slightly

Almond Milk

8.0
7.5
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 Elite Gourmet EHB-2425Xstick blender within 1 minute and 20 seconds.
Grinding Time
1 min 01 secs
1 min 20 secs
Result
Fine
Fine
Suction
No
Tightly

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 2:00 on a kitchen counter, with a beaker containing unsuccessfully beaten egg whites next to the Elite Gourmet immersion blender.
Beating Time
1 min and 45 secs
Failed
Result
Stiff
Failed
Suction
No
Failed

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.6
5.2

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 Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X immersion blender lying on a table with its paper carton box and a user’s manual.

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 Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X hand-held blender standing on top of its blending shaft on a table, with the length of the shaft being noted to the side as 6.8 inches, and the total length of the unit as 13.4 inches.
Height
16.0" (40.6 cm)
13.4" (34.0 cm)
Width
2.9" (7.4 cm)
2.4" (6.1 cm)
Weight
2.3 lbs (1.0 kg)
0.9 oz (26 g)
Shaft Length
9.5" (24.1 cm)
6.8" (17.3 cm)

Build Quality

9.5
5.0
A close-up of the blending shaft and motor housing of the Ninja CI101 Foodi Power Mixer System.
A close-up of the blending shaft and motor body of the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X
A close-up of the blending shaft and motor body of the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X
A close-up of the interior of the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X’s motor body.

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 Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X Single-Button
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
5.5
A close-up of the blades of the Ninja CI101 Foodi Power Mixer System.
A Close-Up of the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X Blade Assembly
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
No

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

Power Cord

10
10
A close-up of the power cord of the Ninja CI101 Foodi Power Mixer System.
A Close-Up of the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X 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
6.4

Ease of Use

8.1
5.3

Handling

9.0
8.5
 Someone is holding the Ninja Foodi Mixer.
 Someone is holding the Ninja Foodi Mixer.
Someone is holding the Ninja Foodi Immersion Blender.
Someone is handling the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X Immersion Blender

Blade Assembly

9.5
7.0

Cleanability

8.0
8.0

Behind the Comparison

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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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