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Ninja Nutri Pro Compact (BN401) vs. Oster My Blend Personal Blender Side-by-Side Comparison

Ninja Nutri Pro Compact (BN401) vs. Oster My Blend Personal Blender. One is an excellent all-arounder, while the other is only good for basic, simple blends.

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Ninja Nutri Pro Compact

Oster My Blend

Ninja Nutri Pro Compact (BN401) vs. Oster My Blend Personal Blender

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance60% Design25% Usability15% ScoreOverall 60%Performance 25%Design 15%Usability Ninja Nutri Pro Com...Oster My Blend9.59.49.69.75.03.96.67.0
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Both the Ninja BN401 and Oster My Blender personal blenders boast a sporty design that exudes a uniquely attractive aesthetic appeal. 

However, in terms of performance, the Oster's lower-powered motor couldn't match up to the Ninja BN401, especially in making protein shakes, crushed ice, extracting greens, and frozen fruit smoothies. The Ninja BN401, with its cutting-edge features and powerful motor, easily pulverizes all ingredients with effortless ease, resulting in consistently smooth and delicious blends every time. 

If money is no object, the Ninja BN401 is the clear choice for anyone seeking the ultimate blending experience. Otherwise, the Oster My Blend can still be a useful tool for those looking to incorporate more nutrients into their diet by processing softer, plant-based foods.

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.
  • It is affordable but better than its competitors at blending frozen fruits.
  • The light-duty motor works consistently for basic tasks like making smoothies, protein shakes, whole-food sauces, and more. 
  • Its usability allows for an enjoyable blending experience. 
  • There is a built-in, resettable fuse, which will revive the motor in 15 minutes if it overheats.
  • The motor base is roughly the same size as a standard full-sized blender. 
  • It’s relatively noisy.
  • The blending jar is somewhat difficult to clean due to its narrow design.
  • The small circumference of the jar’s opening makes adding powders and fruits quite messy. 
  • This blender is not ideal for quick fibrous meals.

Key Specs

Dimension
H14.2 x W6.4 inches
H14.5 x W5.5 inches
Weight
5.4 lbs (2.4 kg)
2.6 lbs (1.2 kg)
Number of speeds
4
1
Pulse/Turbo option
Yes
No
Dishwasher-safe wand
Yes
Yes
Accessories
An extra blending cup, two spout lids
A to-go lid

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$84.93
$33.17

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
9.4
3.9

Protein Shake

8.8
5.2
Ninja BN401 Personal Blender Protein Shake Test
A batch of protein shake prepared by the Ninja BN401 Nutri Pro Single-Serve Blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer, with a smartphone displaying the total blending time (1 minute) next to it.
Using a spoon to scoop a small smattering of dried blueberry chunks from a mesh strainer containing protein shake produced the Ninja BN401 Nutri Pro Blender.
Oster BLSTPB-WBL Protein Shake Video
A batch of protein shake prepared by the Oster Myblend Single-Serve Blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer, with a smartphone displaying the total blending time (2 minutes and 50 seconds) next to it.
Using a spoon to scoop a small smattering of dried blueberry chunks from a mesh strainer containing protein shake produced the Oster Single-Serving Blender.
Blending Time
1 min 01 sec
2 mins 50 secs
Result
Slightly Smooth
Coarse

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

10
6.0
Ninja BN401 Personal Blender Frozen Fruit Smoothie Test
A spoon of fruity smoothie packed with blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and mango made by theNinja BN401 Nutri Pro blender with a smartphone displaying the total blending time ( 59 seconds) next to it.
To check for solid chunks, after finishing blending, the fruity smoothie made by the Ninja BN401 Nutri Pro personal blender is spread throughout a white paper.
Oster BLSTPB-WBL Frozen Fruit Smoothie Video
To check for solid chunks, after finishing blending, the fruity smoothie made by the Oster Myblend personal blender is spread throughout a white paper.
A spoon of fruity smoothie packed with blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and mango made by the Oster portable blender with a smartphone displaying the total blending time ( 1 minute and 40 seconds) next to it.
Blending Time
1 min
1 min 40 seconds
Result
Silky Smooth
Smooth
Suction

Fibrous Greens

9.5
0.0
Ninja BN401 Personal Blender Fibrous Greens Test
A glass of water and fibrous greens pulp produced by the Ninja BN401 Nutri Pro Single-Serve Blender.
A glass of water with fibrous green pulp produced by the Ninja BN401 Nutri Pro Personal Blender sinking from its top to bottom.
Oster BLSTPB-WBL Fibrous Greens Video
A glass of water with fibrous greens pulp produced by the Oster Single-Serve Blender.
Blending Time
20 seconds
20 seconds
Result
Very Fine
Very Coarse

Crushed Ice Cubes

10
0.0
Ninja BN401 Personal Blender Crushed Ice Test
A black tray of crushed ice produced by the Ninja BN401 Nutri Pro Personal Blender being on a table.
Oster BLSTPB-WBL Crushed Ice Video
A black tray of crushed ice produced by the Oster Smoothie Maker Blender being on a table.
The amount of unblended ice cubes (3.91 oz) of the Oster Myblend single-serve blender displayed on a scale’s screen.
Ice Fineness
Very Fine
Chunky
Unblended Ice
0% of 6 oz
65% of 6 oz

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.6
6.6

In the Box

The Ninja BN401 Nutri Pro personal blender lying on a white table with the accessories by its side, including a blending cup with lid, a spout lid, a paper carton box, a recipe book, and owner’s manuals.
The Oster Myblend personal blender lying on a table with its additional accessories, including a to-go lid, user guide, and paper carton box.

Dimensions

The Ninja BN401 Nutri Pro personal blender standing on a gray table, with the length of its motor base being noted to the side as 8 inches, and the total length and width of the unit as 14.2 inches and 6.4 inches, respectively.
The Oster Myblend personal blender standing on a gray table, with the length of its motor base being noted to the side as 7.5 inches, and the total length and width of the unit as 14.5 inches and 5.5 inches, respectively.
Height
14.2" (36.1 cm)
14.5" (36.8 cm)
Width
6.4" (16.3 cm)
5.5" (14.0 cm)
Weight
5.4 lbs (2.4 kg)
2.6 lbs (1.2 kg)
Length
Shaft Length

Build Quality

9.5
7.0
The motor base and blending cup of the Ninja Bn401 Nutri Pro single-serve blender lying side by side on a table.
The motor base and blending cup with blade assembly attached of the Oster single-serve blender.

Blades

9.5
7.0
A close-up of the blade assembly sporting 4 stainless steel prongs of the Ninja BN401 Nutri Pro single-serve blender.
A close-up of the blade assembly featuring 4 stainless steel prongs of the Oster small blender.
Material
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Type
Cross
Cross
Guard Material
Blade Count
4 blades
4 blades
Removable
Yes
No
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Motor Base

The Ninja BN401 Nutri Pro Motor Base
The Ninja BN401 Nutri Pro Motor Base
A close-up of the Ninja BN401 Nutri Pro Motor Base
The motor base of the Oster personal blender standing on a white table.
The motor base of the Oster personal blender standing on a white table.
A close-up of the Oster personal blender motor base.
A close-up of the underside of the Oster’s motor base.
A close-up of the power cord sporing a 2-plug in the underside of the Oster’s motor base.
Rated Voltage
120 V
120 V
Rated Power
1000 W
250 Watts
Working Time
N/A
N/A
Protection
Yes
Yes
Weight
4.5 lbs (2.0 kg)
2.2 lbs (1.0 kg)
Cord Length
2.6 ft (0.8 m)
2.1 ft (0.6 m)
Extra Feature
Rubber grips on the bottom, cooling fan.
Handle

Blending Cup

10
5.0
Illustrated dimensions of the Ninja BN401 Nutri Pro personal blender’s cups showing the height, depth, and width in inches
Illustrated dimensions of the Ninja BN401 Nutri Pro personal blender’s cups showing the height, depth, and width in inches
The Ninja BN 401 Nutri Pro spout lid
The blender cup of the Oster Myblend personal blender standing on a table with dimension measurements written to the side (4x9x3.2 inches).
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Capacity
24 oz
20 oz
Weight
1 lb
0.3 lbs (0.1 kg)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Measurement
Yes
No
Suitable For
Small and Medium batches
Small batches
Accessories
Spout Lids
To-go lid

Speed and Controls

Someone is measuring the noise level of the Ninja BN401 Nutri Pro personal blender with the noise meter (101.2 dB).
Someone is measuring the noise level of the Oster personal blender with the noise meter (86.1 dB).
Activation
Twist
Twist
Min Speed
N/A
N/A
Max Speed
18,996 RPM
22,216 RPM
Presets
Yes
No
Noise Level
101 (db)
86 dB
Digital Display
Yes
No
Pulse Mode
Yes
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.7
7.0

Hands-Free Operation

10
6.5

Assembly

9.5
7.5

Cleanability

9.0
8.0

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