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NutriBullet Blender Combo 1200 Watt (ZNBF30500Z) vs Ninja Professional Plus Blender with Auto-iQ (BN701) Side-by-Side Comparison

The NutriBullet Blender Combo 1200 Watt (ZNBF30500Z) is preferred over the Ninja Professional Plus Blender with Auto-iQ (BN701) for its versatile and consistent performance in blending a variety of ingredients.

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NutriBullet Blender Combo 1200 Watt (ZNBF30500Z) vs Ninja Professional Plus Blender with Auto-iQ (BN701)

Overall Verdict

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The NutriBullet distinguishes itself with its versatility and consistent performance across a variety of tasks. It excels in making smoothies, protein shakes, and crushed ice, while also handling challenging leafy greens and frozen ingredients with ease, thanks to its high rotation speed and 1200W motor. 

Conversely, the Ninja BN701 offers a different approach. Its standout feature is ice crushing. However, it often falls short in processing fibrous or dense ingredients as its stacked blade design does not create an effective vortex. 

In summary, for a blend of efficiency, ease of use, and durability, the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z comes out as a more recommendable option over the Ninja BN701 Professional Plus.

Pros & Cons

  • Exceptional performance in creating smoothies from fresh or frozen fruits, protein shakes, and crushed ice
  • User-friendly, thanks to its minimalist design
  • Strikes a pleasing balance between price, functionality, and build quality
  • Comes with a generous amount of additional accessories
  • Modern aesthetic design
  • Intuitive interface
  • Great for ice and nuts
  • Falls short in its performance when making butter
  • The blending container tends to detach from the motor during use, causing interruptions
  • The cleaning can be frustrating
  • Green smoothies a challenge
  • Subpar build quality

Key Specs

Dimensions
H16.9 x L6.8 x W6.8 inches
H17 x L6.6 x W9.3 inches
Weight
7.1 lbs (3.2 kg)
8.0 lbs (3.6 kg)
Capacity
64 oz
72 oz
Motor Power
1200 wattages
1400 watts
Various Speed Settings
Yes
Yes
Pulse Mode
Yes
Yes

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$124.28
$100.38

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.6
6.6

Smoothie

9.7
4.6
NutriBullet Blender Combo 1200 Watt Smoothie Video
The NutriBullet motor base and its container stand on a table, accompanied by a glass filled with a green smoothie. Next to it, a white paper features two distinct smoothies spread while a smartphone showcases the blending time of 59 seconds.
A white paper displays two smoothie samples, showcasing the consistency of a NutriBullet smoothie blended for 30 seconds and another blended for a full minute.
Ninja Professional Plus Blender BN701 Smoothie Video
The Ninja BN701 Professional Plus blender’s motor base and its container stand on a table, accompanied by a glass filled with a green smoothie. Next to it, a white paper features three distinct smoothie samples while a smartphone showcases the blending time of 4 minutes.
A white paper displays three smoothie samples, showcasing the consistency of the Ninja BN701 Professional Plus Blender smoothies blended for 2 minutes and 30 seconds, 3 minutes, 3 minutes and 30 seconds, and 4 minutes.
Blending Time
1 min
3 mins
Result
Silky Smooth
Chunky

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

8.8
6.5
NutriBullet Blender Combo 1200 Watt Frozen Smoothie Video
The NutriBullet motor base stands beside the container, which holds a portion of the smoothie it produced. Next to it, a glass bowl contains the remaining smoothie, while a smartphone displays a blending time of 1 minute and 49 seconds.
A sample of frozen fruit smoothie created with a NutriBullet blender, spread on a white paper.
Ninja Professional Plus Blender BN701 Frozen Smoothie Video
The Ninja BN701 Professional Plus Blender motor base stands beside a glass bowl which contains a portion of the smoothie it produced. Next to it, a smartphone displays a blending time of 3 minutes and 59 seconds.
A sample of frozen fruit smoothie created with the Ninja BN701 Professional Plus blender, spread on white paper.
Blending Time
1 min 50 seconds
4 mins
Result
Silky Smooth
Silky Smooth
Suction

Protein Shake

9.1
7.6
NutriBullet Blender Combo 1200 Watt Protein Shake Video
The NutriBullet motor base stands beside the container. Next to it, a metal mesh strainer filtered its protein shake while a smartphone displayed a blending time of 1 minute 30 second.
A mesh strainer filters a protein shake made by the NutriBullet, retaining the unblended solids that fail to pass through.
Ninja Professional Plus Blender BN701 Protein Shakes Video
The Ninja BN701 Professional Plus blender motor base stands beside the container. Next to it, a protein shake has been strained through a metal mesh strainer while a smartphone displays a blending time of 3 minutes 49 seconds.
A mesh strainer filters a protein shake made by theNinja BN701 Professional Plus, retaining the unblended solids that fail to pass through.
Blending Time
1 min 30 seconds
4 mins
Result
Smooth
Smooth

Almond Butter

5.5
7.8
NutriBullet Blender Combo 1200 Watt Almond Butter Video
The NutriBullet is beside a white plate containing almond butter with a spatula nestled inside, and a smartphone revealing a blending time of 6 minutes.
A sample of almond butter created with a NutriBullet blender, spread on a white paper.
Ninja Professional Plus Blender BN701 Almond Butter Video
The Ninja BN701 Professional Plus is beside a white plate containing almond butter with a spatula, blend assembly, and a smartphone revealing a blending time of 5 minutes.
A sample of almond butter created with the Ninja BN701 Professional Plus blender, spread on white paper.
Blending Time
6 mins
5 mins
Result
Coarse
Smooth

Crushed Ice

10
10
NutriBullet Blender Combo 1200 Watt Crushed Ice Video
The NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z blender is beside a black tray containing its crushed ice.
Ninja Professional Plus Blender BN701 Crushed Ice Video
The Ninja BN701 Professional Plus blender is beside a black tray containing its crushed ice.
Ice Fineness
Very Fine
Very Fine
Unblended Ice
0% of 12 oz
0% of 12 oz

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.3
6.1

In the Box

A display of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z blender and its accessories, including the tamper, carton box, recipe booklet, user manual, extra blending pitcher, and handled cup, on a table.
Unboxing the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z
A display of the  Ninja BN701 Professional Plus blender blender and its accessories, including the user manual and a carton box, on a table.
Unboxing the Ninja BN701 Professional Plus blender

Dimensions

Illustrated dimensions of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z showing the height, length, and width in inches
Illustrated dimensions of the Ninja BN701 Professional Plus blender  showing the height, length, and width in inches
Height
16.9" (42.9 cm)
17.0" (43.2 cm)
Width
6.8" (17.3 cm)
9.3" (23.6 cm)
Weight
7.1 lbs (3.2 kg)
8.0 lbs (3.6 kg)
Length
6.8" (17.1 cm)
6.6" (16.8 cm)
Shaft Length

Build Quality

9.0
5.5
A close up of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z motor base and container
The NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z Motor Base and Container
A close up of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z motor base and container
A close up of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z Motor Base
A close up of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z Motor Base
A closeup of the Ninja BN701 Professional Plus blender motor base and container
The Ninja BN701 Professional Plus Blender Motor Base and Container

Blades

10
6.0
A close up of the  NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z blender blades
The NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z Blades
A close up of the  NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z blender blades
A close up of the  NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z blender blades
A close up of the  NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z blender easy-twist extractor blade assembly
A closeup of the Ninja BN701 Professional Plus blender stacked blade assembly
The Ninja BN701 Professional Plus Blender Stacked Blade Assembly
A closeup of the Ninja BN701 Professional Plus blender stacked blade assembly
A closeup of the Ninja BN701 Professional Plus blender stacked blade assembly
A closeup of the Ninja BN701 Professional Plus blender’s container, stacked blade assembly, and lid.
Material
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Type
Cross
Stacked
Guard Material
Blade Count
(1) 6 sharp blades, (2) 4 sharp blades
6 sharp blades
Removable
No
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Motor Base

A close up of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z Motor Base
A close up of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z Motor Base
A close up of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z Motor Base
A close up of the underside of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z’s motor base
A close-up of the Ninja BN701 Professional Plus blender’s motor
A close-up of the Ninja BN701 Professional Plus blender’s motor
A close-up of the Ninja BN701 Professional Plus blender’s motor
A close-up of the Ninja BN701 Professional Plus blender’s motor
Rated Voltage
120 Volts
120 Volts
Rated Power
1200 Wattages
1400 Wattages
Working Time
≤ 1 minute
N/A
Protection
Yes
Yes
Weight
5.1 oz (145 g)
5.3 pounds
Cord Length
2.6 ft (0.8 m)
2.8 ft (0.9 m)
Extra Feature

Blending Container

Illustrated dimensions of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z blending cups showing their heights and diameters in inches.
Illustrated dimensions of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z blending cups showing their heights and diameters in inches.
llustrated dimensions of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z 64-oz container showing the height, length, and width across in inches.
llustrated dimensions of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z 32-oz container showing the height, length, and width across in inches.
llustrated dimensions of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z 24-oz container showing the height, length, and width across in inches.
Illustrated dimensions of the Ninja BN701 Professional Plus blender container showing the height and diameter in inches.
The Ninja BN701 Professional Plus Blender’s Container
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Capacity
64 oz, 32 oz, and 24 oz
72 oz
Weight
(1) 2 lbs, (2) 0.6 lbs, and (3) 0.56 lbs
2.7 pounds
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Measurement
Yes
Yes
Suitable For
Small, Medium, and Large batches
Large batches

Lid

A close-up of the Two-Part Lid of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z
The Two-Part Lid of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z
A close-up of the Two-Part Lid of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z
A close up of the main lid and vented lip cap of the  NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z
A close-up of the Ninja BN701 Professional Plus blender’s lid
A close-up of the Ninja BN701 Professional Plus blender’s lid
A close-up of the damage caused by blade assembly misalignment
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Closing Type
Friction
Lock Mechanism
Features
Lid-plug
Pouring Spout with Cap

Control Panel

9.5
8.5
A close up of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z blender control panel
A close up of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z blender control panel
The NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z Min Speed
The NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z Max Speed
A close-up of the Ninja BN701 Professional Plus blender’s control panel
The Ninja BN701 Professional Plus Blender’s Control Panel
A close-up of the Ninja BN701 Professional Plus blender’s control panel
The Ninja BN701 Professional Plus Min Speed
The Ninja BN701 Professional Plus Max Speed
Activation
Press-button
Touch button
Min Speed
14,479 RPM
4,269 RPM
Max Speed
21,169 RPM
5,101 RPM
Presets
No
Yes
Digital Display
No
No
Built-in Timer
No
No
Pulse Mode
Yes
Yes

Extra Accessory

The NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z’s tamper is on a table
Material
Plastic
N/A
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
N/A
Removable
Yes
N/A

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.0
6.7

Ease of Blend

8.5
6.0

Noise Level

7.0
7.1
The NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z blender is on a table, accompanied by a sound level meter displaying its noise level nearby. In the background, other blenders that we tested sit on a nearby shelf.
NutriBullet Blender Combo 1200w Noise Level Test
The Ninja BN701 Professional Plus blender is on a table, accompanied by a sound level meter displaying its recorded noise level. In the background, other blenders that we tested sit on a nearby shelf.
The Ninja BN701 Professional Plus Blender in Our Noise Level Test
Max Level
100.2 dB
99.3 dB

Assembly

8.0
8.5

Cleanability

8.0
6.5