- Performance (60%)9.4
- Design (25%)9.6
- Usability (15%)9.7
- Performance (60%)9.6
- Design (25%)9.5
- Usability (15%)8.5
If you prioritize ice crushing capability and hi-tech features, the Ninja BN401 may be the better choice for you, while the Ninja Fit is a more compact and budget-friendly option that can still produce excellent results for most recipes.
Our rigorous testing has revealed these two blenders might deliver equally outstanding results in blending dense and fibrous whole foods. Whether it was leafy greens, berry seeds, or raw nuts, both blenders effortlessly produced the creamy and indulgent texture that is the hallmark of a delicious and nutritious drink.
The subtle difference between the two blenders lies in their ice-crushing abilities. The Ninja BN401, boasting a powerful motor and a generously sized container, effortlessly crushed ice to produce a delightful snow-like consistency in mere seconds. On the other hand, the compact and portable Ninja Fit exhibited its blending prowess, although it faced a slight challenge with ice crushing, leaving around 20% of the ice cubes unprocessed.
Not only that, but the Ninja Fit also required a bit of extra shaking to ensure all ingredients were thoroughly blended in most of the tests, while the Ninja BN401 offered advanced features such as the convenient Auto-iQ preset, which simplified the blending process, taking take your blending experience to a whole new level.
Pros & Cons
- This blender is an all-arounder that works without a fuss.
- Nearly all of its capability is outstanding—it’s very well equipped to crush ice and make smoothies.
- The 1000-watt motor provides heavy-duty blending performance.
- Smart preset programs are designed to deliver excellent consistency.
- There are solid design details throughout the blender.
- A great tool for any quick blend that involves fibrous, frozen food, raw nuts, or even ice cubes.
- Compact, straightforward design makes it easy to use, assemble, and clean.
- The blending blade is attention to detail with 4 sharp, sophisticatedly-designed prongs.
- Coming with an affordable price is an above-average quality.
- Its final results were consistently smooth in all of our testing.
- There are extra blending cups included.
- The motor base is roughly the same size as a standard full-sized blender.
- It’s relatively noisy.
- It doesn’t allow for hands-free operation
- A little shaking is necessary for an even blend.
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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.
Lap is Head of the Research, Testing, and Review Team (RTR Team) at HealthyKitchen101.com, where he directs and supervises the testing of kitchen gadgets and appliances.