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Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System Blender vs UTALENT 5-In-1 Side-by-Side Comparison

Considering the UTALENT 5-in-1's deficiencies, it's hard to recommend, even as a budget option, making the Ninja CI101 Foodi a more reliable choice.

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Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System Blender vs UTALENT 5-In-1

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The Ninja CI101 Foodi offers an advanced blending solution, featuring cutting-edge technology that enhances user interaction and efficiency. Its 750-watt motor and well-designed stainless steel blades cater to a wide array of blending tasks with remarkable finesse.

Conversely, the UTALENT 5-in-1 adopts a more traditional approach to blending, focusing on simplicity and standard tasks. However, it performed only mediocrely in our tests. The 250-watt motor struggles with tasks such as processing frozen fruits, leafy greens, or raw nuts, often facing difficulty in these challenges.

Both blenders come with practical accessories, enabling them to make mayonnaise or create stiff peaks from egg whites. Nonetheless, the Ninja's attachments edge out those of the UTALENT in terms of both efficiency and durability.

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’s inexpensive.
  • Its milk frother can make milk foam.
  • We got extra blending tools in one set.
  • All the attachments are dishwasher safe.
  • Larger-than-average blending wand’s head 
  • Rather heavy
  • It works inconsistently. 
  • The motor power is low rating. 
  • It isn’t effective at blending solid foods.

Key Specs

Dimension
H 16 x W2.9 inches
H15.0 x W2.0 inches
Weight
2.3 lbs (1.0 kg)
1.7 lbs (0.8 kg)
Number of speeds
2
8
Pulse/Turbo option
Yes
Yes
Accessories
A beaker, beaters, and a whisk attachment
9,440 RPM
Dishwasher-safe wand
Yes
13,330 RPM

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$94.10
$47.49

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.4
5.9

Hot Soup Purée

10
5.0
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.
UTALENT 5-In-1 Immersion Hot Soup Test
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup from its full batch in a plastic beaker made by the UTALENT hand blender.
A batch of soup pureéd by the UTALENT stick  blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer.
Pureeing Time
30 seconds
30 seconds
Result
Exceptionally Smooth
Chunky
Suction
No
Slightly

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

6.8
5.8
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 UTALENT’s motor body and a smartphone displaying the total blending time (2 minutes).
A plastic beaker containing a batch of green smoothie whose parts are scooped with a stainless steel spoon is between the UTALENT’s motor body and a smartphone displaying the total blending time (2 minutes).
UTALENT 5-In-1 Immersion Smoothie Test
After finishing blending, the green smoothie made by the UTALENT hand blender was spread evenly throughout a white paper to check for solid chunks.
Blending Time
2 mins 40 secs
2 minutes
Result
Velvety
Leafy
Suction
No
Slightly

Mayonnaise

7.8
8.0
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 little bit of mayonnaise sticking in the whisk attachment of the UTALENT hand blender when it is removed from the full batch emulsified in a plastic beaker standing between the motor body and a smartphone displaying the total emulsion time (1 minute and 42 seconds).
A little bit of mayonnaise sticking in the whisk attachment of the UTALENT hand blender when it is removed from the full batch emulsified in a plastic beaker standing between the motor body and a smartphone displaying the total emulsion time (1 minute and 42 seconds).
UTALENT 5-In-1 Immersion Mayonnaise Test
Emulsifying Time
1 min 45 secs
1 min 35 secs
Result
Smooth
Thick
Suction
Yes
No

Almond Milk

8.0
5.8
The Ninja CI101 Foodi immersion blender beside its bowl of almond milk and the corresponding almond pulp produced in 1 minute 01 second.
The UTALENT’s motor body, a plastic beaker containing almond milk, a white plate of almond pulp, and a small red note displaying the total grinding time (2 minutes) being side by side on a gray table.
The UTALENT’s motor body, a plastic beaker containing almond milk, a white plate of almond pulp, and a small red note displaying the total grinding time (2 minutes) being side by side on a gray table.
UTALENT 5-In-1 Immersion Almond Milk Test
Grinding Time
1 min 01 secs
2 minutes
Result
Fine
Coarse
Suction
No
Tightly

Whipped Egg-Whites

10
7.0
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 plastic beaker containing testing beaten egg-white of the UTALENT immersion blender is put upside down on a gray table with its motor body and a smartphone displaying the total whipping time (2 minutes and 50 seconds) by its sides.
The plastic beaker containing testing beaten egg-white of the UTALENT immersion blender is put upside down on a gray table with its motor body and a smartphone displaying the total whipping time (2 minutes and 50 seconds) by its sides.
UTALENT 5-In-1 Immersion Whipped Egg-Whites Test
Beating Time
1 min and 45 secs
2 mins 50 secs
Result
Stiff
Stiff
Suction
No
No

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.6
7.0

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.
A user’s manual, plastic beaker, whisk attachment, blending wand with its motor body attached, milk frother attachment, food processor, and paper carton box of the UTALENT Immersion Blender lying side by side on a gray 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 UTALENT Hand Blender stands on top of its blending shaft on a gray table, with the length of the blending shaft being noted to the side as 7.8 inches, and the total length of the unit as 15 inches.
Height
16.0" (40.6 cm)
15.0" (38.1 cm)
Width
2.9" (7.4 cm)
2.0" (5.1 cm)
Weight
2.3 lbs (1.0 kg)
1.7 lbs (0.8 kg)
Length
Shaft Length
9.5" (24.1 cm)
7.8" (19.8 cm)

Build Quality

9.5
6.5
A close-up of the blending shaft and motor housing of the Ninja CI101 Foodi Power Mixer System.
The whisk attachment, motor body, blending shaft, and milk frother attachment of the UTALENT hand-held blender lying flat on a gray 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 two speed controlling buttons in the front interface of the UTALENT stick blender.
A close-up of two speed controlling buttons in the front interface of the UTALENT stick blender.
A close-up of the speed dial located on the top of the UTALENT’s motor body which allows users to switch between eight different speed options.
Activation
Press-button
Press-button & speed dial
Min Speed
N/A
9,440 RPM
Max Speed
N/A
13,330 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
N/A
94 dB
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
Yes
Yes

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 sporting 4 prongs of the UTALENT blender.
Material
 Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Type
Sharp Blade
Sharp Blade
Guard Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Blade Count
4
4
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 an included plastic beaker of the UTALENT stick blender.
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Capacity
24 oz
20.0 fl oz (591.5 ml)
Measurements
Yes
Yes
Weight
3.5 oz (99 g)
Height
6.8" (17.3 cm)
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.
The UTALENT Immersion Blender on a gray table with its power cord that features a 2-prong plug rolled up next to it.
Cord Length
5.1 ft (1.6 m)
4.9 ft (1.5 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.
The UTALENT 5-in1 Whisk Attachment lying flat on a gray table.
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Removable
Yes
Yes

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.4
7.2

Ease of Use

8.1
7.2

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 is holding the UTALENT’s handle with one hand and at the same time,  rotating the speed dial on the top of the motor body with the other hand.

Blade Assembly

9.5
7.0

Cleanability

8.0
6.5