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Ninja QB3001SS Fit vs NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro Side-by-Side Comparison

Tina Pham
Tina Pham
Reviewer
Nguyen Ntk
Nguyen Ntk
Visual Specialist
Reviewed
Tested Using Methodology v1.0
Updated Jan 18, 2023
Tested Using Methodology v1.0
Updated Jan 18, 2023
The Ninja Fit personal blender 700-Watt personal blender standing on a gray table with its additional accessories by its side, including an extra blending cup, two to-go lids, a user’s manual, and a paper carton box.
The NutriBullet Pro 900 Personal Blender and its additional accessories by its side, including  two to-go lids, two blending cups, two cup rings, two handled cup rings, a paper carton box, a recipe book, and a user guide.
Blenders type
personal
personal

Our Verdict

9.4
Overall Score
  • Performance (60%)
    9.6/10
  • Design (25%)
    9.5/10
  • Usability (15%)
    8.5/10
9.8
Overall Score
  • Performance (60%)
    9.8/10
  • Design (25%)
    9.7/10
  • Usability (15%)
    9.7/10

Both the NutriBullet 900 Pro and the Ninja QB3001SS Fit are high-performance personal blenders that surprisingly passed all of our tests with perfect results. Nevertheless, the NutriBullet’s end products seem to be slightly smoother, from the protein shake to the extraction of leafy greens. Its higher-powered motor delivered faster blending processes as well. 

Since the NutriBullet is pricier, it is perceived as more luxurious and modern, but personally, we preferred to use the Ninja QB3001SS Fit due to its attractiveness and portability. The smaller size also makes it more convenient when  storing it. 

Overall, choosing between the NutriBullet 900 Pro and the Ninja QB3001SS Fit is more about your budget than any other factor. If you can afford the extra $50, the NutriBullet 900 Pro is the better one to buy, given its well-rounded profile. 

If not, the Ninja QB3001SS Fit is still a good option. Just prepare  yourself that sometimes it requires a few shakes to ensure that everything is processed smoothly.

A Big Dog in the Segment

Ninja Fit Personal Blender Performance

NutriBullet Pro 900 Personal Blender Performance: Top of Our Rankings
9.6
Performance Scores
  • Protein Shake (40%)9.6/10
  • Frozen Fruit Smoothie (30%)10/10
  • Fibrous Greens (20%)9.5/10
  • Crushed Ice Cubes (10%)9.0/10
9.8
Performance Scores
  • Protein Shake (40%)10/10
  • Frozen Fruit Smoothie (30%)10/10
  • Fibrous Greens (20%)9.0/10
  • Crushed Ice Cubes (10%)10/10
9.6

Protein Shake

10
Ninja QB3001SS Fit Protein Shake Video
A batch of protein shake prepared by the Ninja Small Blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer, with a smartphone displaying the total blending time (50 seconds) next to it.
A tiny unblended chunk of dried blueberry left behind by the Ninja QB3001SS Fit personal blender on a stainless steel spoon.
  • Blending Time: 50 seconds
  • Result: Silky Smooth

No matter what ingredients you have on hand for your protein shakes, the Ninja QB3001SS Fit will quickly turn them into a chunk-free mix. Its impeccable performance in this test is evidence of that. Consisting of the toughest-to-blend ingredients, our recipe presents a high level of difficulty, but it still didn’t give this blender any trouble. 

Our Ninja took only 50 seconds to churn out the desired result. The oatmeal was completely broken down while almonds and berries were blended to their finest state. After straining the drink through a strainer, we found a smattering of partially blended chunks, but we don’t think it's enough to turn off many folks. Given such a result, this machine is a worthy competitor to the NutriBullet Pro — our best personal blender at the time of writing.

NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro Protein Shake Video
A batch of protein shake prepared by the Nutri Ninja Blender Pro is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer, with a smartphone displaying the total blending time (39 seconds) next to its.
  • Blending Time: 40 seconds
  • Result: Silky Smooth

The NutriBullet Pro is amazingly capable when it comes to preparing protein shakes. In this test, it was the fastest contender, mixing a silky-smooth workout drink in only 40 seconds. It blended well enough that we didn't need to shake the cup to promote contact between the food and blades. The blade spined extremely fast and together with the mighty motor, it allowed the blender to draw everything toward the blades and tear apart each at the same time without any struggle. You might notice there even wasn’t a time that food clinged to the sides of the cup.

There were also blenders that delivered the same result, such as the Ninja Fit, but they all demanded extra shaking or stirring to dislodge chunks trapped on or around the blades during the blending process. Efficiency aside, it’s apparent that your NutriBullet Pro will also outperform its rivals in terms of use ease.

10

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

10
Ninja QB3001SS Fit Frozen Fruits Smoothie Video
To check for solid chunks, after finishing blending, the fruity smoothie made by the Ninja blender is spread throughout a white paper with a smartphone displaying the total blending time (1 minute) next to it.
A spoon of fruity smoothie packed with blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and mango made by the Ninja Personal Blender.
  • Blending Time: 1 minute
  • Result: Silky Smooth
  • Suction:

When it comes to preparing smoothies, this blender’s efficiency is something that we’ve all dreamed about, but never thought possible on a budget. In our test, it allowed for a quick preparation of frozen foods with very little effort thanks to its heavy-duty motor and sturdy blades. The compromise was that we had to pause now and then to shake chunks free from the blades.  

The smoothie was ready to drink within 1 minute of blending, which was far faster than average. In fact, it was fully twice as fast as some other models like the Magic Bullet, the Hamilton Beach, and the Oster. You may think it doesn’t matter much to wait a bit longer, but actually, the difference in blending time between blenders did create a substantial discrepancy in the drink’s texture and temperature.

As a general rule of thumb, frozen foods thaw quickly at room temperature, especially when you start grinding them up. The faster your blender does its job, the thicker and less diluted your smoothie will be. 

Simply put, not only did the Ninja Fit blend smoothly, but its rapid operation also provided us with the thick, ice-cream-like consistency that we prefer in frozen fruit smoothies. If you’re craving icy-cold drinks on hot days, this blender definitely has the chops for it.

NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro Frozen Fruits Smoothie Video
To check for solid chunks, after finishing blending, the fruity smoothie made by the Nutribullet Pro Nutrient Extractor being spread throughout a white paper with a smartphone displaying the total blending time (50 seconds) next to its.
A spoon of fruity smoothie packed with blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and mango made by the Nutribullet Pro 900-watt Personal Blender.
  • Blending Time: 50 seconds
  • Result: Silky Smooth
  • Suction:

The NutriBullet completed our smoothie in less than a minute, and its results were unparalleled. Our smoothie came out exceptionally velvety. Although there were still tiny flecks of raspberry skin and strawberry seeds, this is a common occurrence when it comes to processing such ingredients. 

It’s worth noting here that no other personal blender we tested could produce such an ideal texture in the same time frame; some couldn’t even break down strawberries after a full minute. Again, this blender never demanded that we shake the cup or stir the contents, and we really couldn't be happier.

Aside from the high-speed rotation and powerful motor, we supposed the blade assembly is a factor creating this outstanding performance. Personal blenders typically feature a blade assembly with two or four prongs, but the NutriBullet is an exception. Made of first-grade stainless steel, its blade is a clear step above those of the competition, including even the pricey Ninja Nutri Pro. It isn’t super sharp, but looks thicker than most and has up to six prongs. More prongs allows for more food contact at the time so the final drink will come out faster and finer.

9.5

Fibrous Greens

9.0
Ninja QB3001SS Fit Fibrous Greens Video
A glass of water combined with fibrous greens pulp produced by the Ninja Fit Single-Serve Blender.
A glass of water with fibrous green pulp produced by the Ninja QB3001SS Fit Personal Blender sinking from its top to bottom.
  • Blending Time: 20 seconds
  • Result: Very fine

The Ninja Fit is quite capable of incorporating leafy vegetables and other fiber-filled foods into your drink. Of all the blenders we tested, this was one of the few that could break down almost all of kale, spinach, and celery in only 20 seconds. The greens were blended finely and had consistent-sized grounds. Not only that, but it left us with only a little pulp that was too big to pass through a strainer — better results than even the pricier Nutri Ninja Auto-IQ.

NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro Fibrous Greens Video
A glass of water combined with fibrous greens pulp produced by the Nutribullet Pro Single-Serve Blender.
A glass of water with fibrous green pulp produced by the Nutribullet Pro 900-watt Personal Blender sinking from its top to bottom.
  • Blending Time: 20 seconds
  • Result: Fine

Liquifying high-fiber whole food like leafy veggies is always a challenging task for personal blenders, but the NutriBullet’s performance really made it stand out from the rest. 

It could break all the ingredients down into their finest state in only 20 seconds. We drained the completed drink through a mesh strainer and noticed it left behind very few leafy chunks. It could produce an even better result if we blended longer. 

Actually, we didn’t expect such good results so quickly. Most of the machines we tested turned out very coarse blends on this test, such as the Magic Bullet.

9.0

Crushed Ice Cubes

10
Ninja QB3001SS Fit Crushed Ice Cubes Video
A black tray of crushed ice produced by the Ninja Fit Personal Blender being on a table.
The amount of unblended ice cubes (1.17 oz) of the Ninja Fit QB3001SS single-serve blender displayed on a scale’s screen.
  • Ice Fineness: Very Fine
  • Unblended Ice: 20% of 6 oz

In this task, this blender struggled quite a bit, and couldn’t quite power through all the ice cubes. A small amount of ice remained solid — accounting for 20% of the total — when it was all said and done. And again, we had to stop and shake the blending jar to promote the contact between the ice and blades. 

Of all the blenders with small blending cups, however, the Ninja Fit was the only one that actually could perform that well. It even crushed ice as fluffily as its larger counterpart, the NutriBullet Pro. With the Ninja Fit, you may no longer have to deal with whole ice cubes in your drink.

NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro Crushed Ice Cubes Video
A black tray of crushed ice produced by the Nutribullet Pro 900-watt Personal Blender being on a table.
The amount of unblended ice cubes (0.17 oz) of the NutriBullet single-serve blender displayed on a scale’s screen.
  • Ice Fineness: Very Fine
  • Unblended Ice: 3% of 6 oz

The NutriBullet Pro is not only capable of crushing ice cubes, it excels at it! We tested a myriad of personal blenders, and so far haven't found a single machine that can crush ice as fluffy as this one. 

It finished the test in about 40 seconds. A couple of ice chunks still remained solid, but it didn’t look like the blades would be able to grab them. Nevertheless, this NutriBullet performed wonderfully and is very deserving of the top score.

Sporty with A Premium Feel

Ninja QB3001SS Mini Personal Blender Design

NutriBullet 900W Personal Blender Design: There’s Plenty to Like
9.5
design Scores
  • Blades (20%)9.0/10
  • Build Quality (60%)9.5/10
  • Blending Cup (20%)10/10
9.7
design Scores
  • Blades (20%)10/10
  • Build Quality (60%)9.5/10
  • Blending Cup (20%)10/10

In the Box

In the Box of the NutriBullet Pro 900 Watts Personal Blender
Unboxing the Ninja QB3001SS Fit personal blender, from left to right: a paper carton box, a to-go lid, the unit’s motor base with its blending cup and blade assembly attached, an additional blending cup with to-go lid, and a user’s guide.
  • Motor base 
  • Extractor blade
  • Two blending cups 
  • Two to-go lids
  • Recipe book & User guide
The NutriBullet Pro 900-watt personal blender lying on a gray table with its accessories by its side, including two blending cups, two to-go lids, two handled cup rings, two cup rings, a paper carton box, a recipe book, and owner’s manuals.
  • Motor base 
  • Extractor blade
  • Two blending cups 
  • Two to-go lids
  • Two cup rings 
  • Two handled cup rings 
  • Recipe book & user guide

Ninja QB3001SS Small Blender Dimensions

Dimensions Nutribullet Pro
The Ninja 700-watt personal blender standing on a gray table, with the length of its motor base being noted to the side as 7 inches, and the total length of the unit as 13 inches.
  • Height:
    13.0" (33.0 cm)
  • Width:
    4.5" (11.4 cm)
  • Weight:
    3.1 oz (88 g)
  • Shaft Length:

This blender isn’t as solid as the NutriBullet or the Nutri Ninja, but we appreciate its lighter weight and more compact dimensions. It is roughly the same size as a champagne bottle, so it should fit well into your cabinet. It also won’t occupy too much counter space and you can easily carry it around when you’re on the move.

The NutriBullet Pro 900-watt 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 of the unit as 14.7 inches.
  • Height:
    14.7" (37.3 cm)
  • Width:
    5.4" (13.7 cm)
  • Weight:
    4.6 oz (130 g)
  • Shaft Length:

This blender comes at an ideal size — small, portable, and easily storable. Although it’s bigger than some single-serving blenders such as the Ninja Fit, it won’t take up too much space on your counter or in your cabinet.

9.5

Build Quality

9.5
The blending cup and motor base of the Ninja small blender lying on a white table.

Our Ninja Fit looks fancier than we’d expect for the price. The part quality resembles that of much more expensive units. The main body’s exterior is eye-pleasing with a glossy finish capable of holding up against dings or scratches. The interior is mostly made of plastic, but it looks robust, reflecting the blender’s high-tech design. Much the same can be said for the blending cup and extractor blade, too. These parts aren’t new ideas, but they should be the benchmark for durability and refinement in this price range.

The motor base and blending cup of the NutriBullet Pro single-serve blender lying side by side on a gray table.

This blender has a flawless finish. Its build quality is better than most rivals. It is also more pleasing to the eye and neither the motor base nor the blending cups scratch easily. For the most part, after a careful inspection, we all agreed the NutriBullet Pro was a better product than it looked at first glance.

9.0

Blades

10
A close-up of the blade assembly sporting 4 stainless steel prongs of the Ninja Fit single-serve blender.
  • Material:
    Stainless Steel
  • Type:
    Sharp Blade
  • Guard Material:
  • Blade Count:
    4
  • Removable:
    No
  • Dishwasher Safe:
    Yes

The blade is constructed of hardened stainless steel. It features four prongs so you will get faster blending times and finer results compared than those that have only two. 

The base and blade assembly screws tightly onto the blending cup to prevent leaks while in use. It is designed for processing liquids, including juice, frozen mixtures, sauces, and hummus. It cannot be used to blend hot liquids or for grinding operations.

A close-up of the blade assembly featuring 6 prongs of the NutriBullet Pro personal blender.
A close-up of the blade assembly featuring 6 prongs of the NutriBullet Pro personal blender.
The blade assembly featuring 6 prongs of the NutriBullet Pro personal blender being on a gray table.
  • Material:
    Stainless Steel
  • Type:
    Sharp Blade
  • Guard Material:
  • Blade Count:
    6
  • Removable:
    No
  • Dishwasher Safe:
    No

The blade is made of high-quality stainless steel and has 6 prongs. Solidly built, it is even more heavy-duty than it seems on paper. Still, the manufacturer recommends that it not be used for dry grinding or as a regular ice crusher since this may impair its efficiency and limit its lifespan.

Ninja Fit 700 Watts Personal Blender Motor Base

NutriBullet 900-Watt Personal Blender Motor Base
A close-up of the Ninja Fit personal blender motor base.
A close-up of the Ninja Fit personal blender motor base.
A close-up of the underside of the Ninja Fit motor base.
A close-up of the power cord featuring a 2-plug of the Ninja Fit personal blender.
  • Rated Voltage:
    110 - 120 V
  • Rated Power:
    700 Watts
  • Working Time:
    ≤ 1 minute
  • Protection:
    Yes
  • Weight:
    2.5 lbs (1.2 kg)
  • Cord Length:
    2.8 ft (0.9 m)
  • Extra Feature:
    Rubber grips on the bottom, cooling fan.

The Ninja Fit is powered by a 700-watt motor which is more than enough to blend most simple ingredients. That motor is even strong enough to turn your blender into a standalone ice crusher, though we don’t recommend doing so too often since it might limit the blender’s lifespan. 

The elegant yet sturdy exterior is a key selling point over its rivals, but the carefully constructed interior is what truly grabs our attention. In particular, despite being made of ABS plastic, the black actuator tabs are unlikely to break even when you press the cup down into them vigorously. The rubber and plastic liners inside the power base feel pretty durable too. 

There are also rubber grips on the bottom that keep things steady while in use and a cooling fan in the back to limit overheating. Still, though, it’s best not to run it for more than a minute at a stretch.

A close-up of the motor base of the 900-watt NutriBullet Pro personal blender.
A close-up of the motor base of the 900-watt NutriBullet Pro personal blender.
A close-up of the underside of the NutriBullet’s motor base.
A close-up of the power plug, silicone feet, and cooling fan in the underside of the NutriBullet’s motor base.
  • Rated Voltage:
    110 - 120 V
  • Rated Power:
    900 Watt
  • Working Time:
    ≤ 1 minute
  • Protection:
    No
  • Weight:
    3.7 lbs (1.7 kg)
  • Cord Length:
    2.5 ft (0.8 m)
  • Extra Feature:
    Silicon feet

Peaking around 900 watts, the motor is powerful enough to handle just about any blending project. However, be aware that it cannot run longer than 1 minute at a stretch. If more time is needed, you should allow the motor to cool down for 20-30 seconds before continuing with the next 1-minute interval. This will help protect your machine from being permanently damaged. 

There are four silicone feet on the bottom of the base to keep it steady during operation. So far, ours hasn’t tried to bounce around on the counter even while tackling intensive tasks like crushing ice cubes. 

The rubber gasket built around the top is also very helpful. It’s meant to hold the cup tightly to the base, reducing the risk of leakage. On the other hand, we’re quite disappointed about the power cord. It is so short that it often got pulled from the outlet while we were using it.

10

Blending Cup

10
Two blending cups with lids of the Ninja Fit personal blender stand on a gray table, with the width of their top and bottom being noted to the side as 3.2 inches and 3.5, respectively, and the total length of the unit as 8 inches.
  • Material:
    Plastic
  • Capacity:
    16.0 fl oz (473.2 ml)
  • Weight:
    0.6 oz (17 g)
  • Dishwasher Safe:
    Yes
  • Measurement:
    No
  • Suitable For:
    Small batches
  • Accessories:
    2 to-go lids

This set includes two blending cups with lids. Each has a 16-oz capacity and can be fitted to the blade assembly. The lids seal tightly to the cups, locking all the ingredients inside even when you turn them upside down. As a nice bonus, each lid has a flip-top spout.

Two blending cup of the NutriBullet Pro 900-watt personal blender standing on a gray table, with the width of their top and bottom being noted to the side as 4.5 inches and 2.9, respectively, and the total length of the unit as 9.4 inches.
  • Material:
    Plastic
  • Capacity:
    32.0 fl oz (946.4 ml)
  • Weight:
    0.8 oz (23 g)
  • Dishwasher Safe:
    Yes
  • Measurement:
    No
  • Suitable For:
    Small and medium batches
  • Accessories:
    2 to-go lids, 2 cup rings, 2 handled rings

There are two identical blending cups with lids included. They both have a capacity of 32 oz and can be used interchangeably with the extractor blade. The to-go lids feature flip-top spouts and screw on tightly to seal well; we got no leakage even when we turned the cups upside-down. As a nice bonus, this blender also comes with removable lip rings, which make the cups easier to sip from directly.

Speed and Controls of the nNinja QB3001SS Personal Blender

Speed and Controlsof the NutriBullet Pro 900 Watts
Someone is measuring the noise level of the Ninja Fit personal blender with the noise meter (98.5 dB).
  • Control Type:
    Push
  • Min Speed:
  • Max Speed:
  • Presets:
    No
  • Noise Level:
    98 dB
  • Digital Display:
    No
  • Pulse Mode:
    No

Because the Ninja Fit doesn’t have any switches or buttons, you only get a single speed. The motor is activated by simply pressing the cup down into the base. Your blender will then run until you take your hand off it. You can also simulate pulse mode by pressing and releasing the cup in short intervals.

Someone is measuring the noise level of the NutriBullet personal blender with the noise meter (97.4 dB).
  • Control Type:
    Twist and Push
  • Min Speed:
    RPM
  • Max Speed:
    RPM
  • Presets:
    No
  • Noise Level:
    97 dB
  • Digital Display:
    No
  • Pulse Mode:
    No

This blender has one speed and doesn’t need a control panel. Just attach the blending cup to the blade, place it onto the motor base, push it down to start the motor, and twist it to lock it in place. This makes this NutriBullet  a great choice for people who like simplicity and don’t care about advanced settings. You can also simulate pulse mode by pressing and releasing the cup in short intervals.

Satisfying Blending Experience

Ninja Fit Personal Blender Usability Review

NutriBullet Pro 900 Personal Blender Usability Review
8.5
usability Scores
  • Hands-Free Operation (60%)7.8/10
  • Assembly (20%)10/10
  • Cleanability (20%)9.0/10
9.7
usability Scores
  • Hands-Free Operation (60%)10/10
  • Assembly (20%)9.5/10
  • Cleanability (20%)9.0/10
7.8

Hands-Free Operation

10

This blender doesn’t allow for hands-free operation; you’ll need to hold the cup in place throughout the operation to activate the motor, but this is true with most personal blenders. On the upside, it doesn’t demand too much extra shaking or stirring to dislodge chunks trapped on or around the blades. For the most part, each batch only needs a little shake to achieve a smooth consistency.

We awarded this blender maximum points for this category. It takes little effort on your part to get the job done. 

While several personal blenders demand that we hold the cup in place  throughout the operation in order to engage the motor, the NutriBullet Pro is more fun to use since you can take your hands off it once the cup is locked in place. 

And as mentioned earlier, it never needed extra shaking or stirring to dislodge chunks trapped under the blades; it created an even blend entirely on its own.

10

Assembly

9.5

This blender is a cinch to set up. To blend, you’ll need to seal the blade tightly to the cup, then turn the cup upside down and place it on the motor base by aligning its tabs with the motor’s slots. Once your cup is correctly positioned, push it all the way down so it can begin blending. Removing the cup is even easier, simply lift it up from the motor base. You won’t need much practice to operate the machine smoothly — we figured it all out before even opening the user manual.

Assembly is the easiest part of using the NutriBullet Pro. Just screw the blade section onto your blending cup, turn it upside-down, and push it down onto the motor base to start blending. Twist clockwise to lock it in if you wish. To remove it, just twist counterclockwise and lift.

9.0

Cleanability

9.0

All the parts are dishwasher safe except for the motor base, but note that they must be separated from each other before being placed in the dishwasher.

To clean them manually, simply pour warm water into the cup, add a bit of soap, and run the blender for 30 to 60 seconds. After dumping out the cleaning solution and rinsing the pitcher thoroughly, your blender will be ready for a new batch of smoothies. 

If you  don’t want to do it that way, we recommend using a dishwashing utensil dampened with soapy water to scrub out any stains. Getting under the blades can be tricky; be careful not to slice your fingers!

Cleaning this blender is easy. Simply place the pieces (except for the motor base and extractor blade) on the top rack of the dishwasher or hand wash with soapy water and rinse well. 

Regarding the motor base, you can use a non-abrasive sponge or dish cloth dampened with soapy water. Wipe down exposed surfaces until clean. You may occasionally need a small brush to remove sticky debris from the white actuator tabs.    

The extractor blade, on the other hand, is a little tricker to clean. We found it’s almost impossible to reach the blade’s underside unless you use a straw-cleaning brush.