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

While the KitchenAid KHBBV53 is a decent choice for basic tasks with its cordless convenience, the Ninja CI101 Foodi offers superior performance for a wider range of uses.

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Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System Blender vs KitchenAid Cordless

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In terms of design, the Ninja CI101 Foodi comes with a larger, more luxurious appearance with a substantial feel. It's equipped with a range of accessories like beaters, a whisk attachment, and a beaker. The KitchenAid KHBBV53, on the other hand, has a more compact and cordless design, prioritizing convenience and mobility. It includes basic accessories like a beaker with lid and a pan non-metallic guard, but lacks the additional attachments found with the Ninja.

Functionality and performance are key differentiators. The Ninja CI101 is highly capable of a variety of tasks, from blending smoothies to whipping egg and kneading dough, with its heavy 750-watt motor and sharp, well-designed blending blade. 

The KitchenAid KHBBV53, while offering the advantage of cordless operation and quick charging, doesn't quite match up in terms of power and efficiency. It successfully completed most of the tests, including blending and pureeing, but the results were not always consistent. It occasionally left chunks in blends, and the textures achieved were not as smooth and refined as those produced by the Ninja Foodi.

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
  • It can quick-charge in only 20 minutes
  • A beaker is included for greater convenience 
  • Ergonomically-designed handle provides secure grip
  • Simple battery charging 
  • The included pan guard will prevent damage to non-stick cookware.
  • Larger-than-average blending wand’s head 
  • Rather heavy
  • Its performance is often inconsistent
  • Not as efficient as other similar blenders

Key Specs

Dimension
H 16 x W2.9 inches
H17 x W2.6 inches
Weight
2.3 lbs (1.0 kg)
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)
Number of speeds
2
Variable
Pulse/Turbo option
Yes
No
Accessories
A beaker, beaters, and a whisk attachment
9,240 RPM
Dishwasher-safe wand
Yes
11,650 RPM

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$94.10
$89.66

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.4
7.9

Hot Soup Purée

10
8.5
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 prepared by the KitchenAid battery-powered immersion blender from the full batch in the plastic beaker.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup prepared by the KitchenAid battery-powered immersion blender from the full batch in the plastic beaker.
A batch of soup pureéd by the KitchenAid cordless various speed hand blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer.
KitchenAid KHBBV53 Hot Soup
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 spoon is standing between a timer displaying the total blending time (1 minute) and the KitcheAid’s motor body.
A plastic beaker containing a batch of green smoothie whose parts are scooped with a spoon is standing between a timer displaying the total blending time (1 minute) and the KitcheAid’s motor body.
After finishing blending, the green smoothie was spread evenly throughout a white paper to check for solid chunks.
The KitchenAid Cordless KHBBV53 Smoothie
Blending Time
2 mins 40 secs
1 min
Result
Velvety
Smooth
Suction
No
Yes

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.
The KitchenAid KHBBV53 Mayonnaise
Scooping a spoon of mayonnaise emulsified by the KitchenAid immersion blender from a white bowl to check its creaminess.
Emulsifying Time
1 min 45 secs
1 mins 54 secs
Result
Smooth
Quite thin
Suction
Yes
No

Almond Milk

8.0
8.3
The Ninja CI101 Foodi immersion blender beside its bowl of almond milk and the corresponding almond pulp produced in 1 minute 01 second.
Grinding Time
1 min 01 secs
50 secs
Result
Fine
Coarse
Suction
No
No

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.
Putting the 24-oz plastic beaker containing testing beaten egg-white upside down on the table.
Beating Time
1 min and 45 secs
N/A
Result
Stiff
N/A
Suction
No
N/A

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.6
8.4

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.
The paper carton box, immersion blending wand, motor body, plastic beaker with lid, pan guard, charger, and owner’s manual of the KitchenAid battery blender being side by side.

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 KitchenAid cordless hand 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 inches, and the total length of the unit as 17 inches.
Height
16.0" (40.6 cm)
17.0" (43.2 cm)
Width
2.9" (7.4 cm)
2.6" (6.6 cm)
Weight
2.3 lbs (1.0 kg)
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)
Length
Shaft Length
9.5" (24.1 cm)
8.0" (20.3 cm)

Build Quality

9.5
8.5
A close-up of the blending shaft and motor housing of the Ninja CI101 Foodi Power Mixer System.
The blending wand and motor body of the KitchenAid cordless immersion blender lying flat on a gray table.
The blending wand and motor body of the KitchenAid cordless immersion blender lying flat on a gray table.
A black spot in the blade housing of the KitchenAid cordless stick blender being scaled up for clearer viewing.

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 palm switch on the top back of the KitchenAid’s motor body.
A close-up of the palm switch on the top back of the KitchenAid’s motor body.
A close-up of the speed controller on the front of the KitchenAid’s motor body.
Activation
Press-button
Press
Min Speed
N/A
9,240 RPM
Max Speed
N/A
11,650 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
N/A
70 dB
Digital Display
No
Yes
Pulse Mode
Yes
No

Blending Shaft

9.5
7.8
A close-up of the blades of the Ninja CI101 Foodi Power Mixer System.
A close-up of the KitchenAid’s blending assembly sporting 2 sharp prongs with a pan guard attached.
Material
 Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Type
Sharp Blade
Sharp Blade
Guard Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel (With plastic pan guard)
Blade Count
4
2
Removable
Yes
No
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Beaker

10
10
A close-up of the beaker of the Ninja CI101 Foodi Power Mixer System.
An included 700 ml plastic beaker of the KitchenAid cordless immersion blender standing on a gray table.
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Capacity
24 oz
24.0 fl oz (709.8 ml)
Measurements
Yes
Yes
Weight
3.7 oz (105 g)
Height
6.5" (16.5 cm)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Tamper Included
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
7.8

Ease of Use

8.1
7.9

Handling

9.0
7.5
 Someone is holding the Ninja Foodi Mixer.
 Someone is holding the Ninja Foodi Mixer.
Someone is holding the Ninja Foodi Immersion Blender.
Someone holding the KitchenAid KHBBV53 Handle and pressing the speed controller at the same time.

Blade Assembly

9.5
7.5

Cleanability

8.0
8.0