Our Oberly didn’t score big on quality and design. It's difficult to find a more portable design than this blender’s, which provides extreme blending comfort and convenience. Without this great mobility, however, most shoppers may hardly give it a second glance since there is a lack of sturdiness and overall quality here.
The Ninja Nutri is a very capable blender, so it scores well in most of our evaluations. The trouble is that it is very expensive and far bulkier and more complex than any personal blender should be. If you are short on cooking space, don’t want to fuss with settings, and expect to get your money’s worth, then those are issues.
We like the straightforward approach of a control panel that consists of a single button, a light indicator, and a . That being said, it doesn’t make the blender more enjoyable to use or easy to maneuver. Due to the weak motor, our OBERLY cannot draw the ingredients toward its blade on its own. To produce a smooth blend, It requires lots of manual interference for shaking and food dislodging. Cleaning and assembling can be bothersome in some cases, too.
The Ninja Nutri is kind of impressive in that it looks fussy and technical, but is easy to figure out in practice. Once you get used to it, cleaning and assembling are simple as well.
In our months of testing, this blender has often underperformed relative to our prediction. It struggled a lot to deliver its promises on efficiency, but there wasn’t even a successful effort in the end. None of the testing results it brought to the table was smooth enough. Some of them even came out very chunky, such as the protein shakes. If you were fortunate enough to own a decent personal blender, you may find the OBERLY less likely an alternative you want. Certainly, this blender is not like what is marketed on paper.
While the Ninja Nutri is advertised as a personal blender, it actually features a powerful motor worthy of a full-sized blender. As such, in our hands-on testing, it was more efficient than most rivals. Still, its outcomes were not always the best. Ultimately, we don’t think you need to fork over so much cash for a personal blender when there are cheaper, smaller, and better options like the NutriBullet and the Ninja QB3001SS Fit.
Pros & Cons
- Cordless design provides excellent mobility.
- Quite convenient for small batches of baby food and fresh fruit smoothies.
- It’s very easy to charge the battery.
- A powerful motor allows for heavy-duty blending
- Stainless steel extractor blades are exceptionally tough
- Hands-free operation offers greater convenience
- Sturdy motor base ensures stable performance
- Blending cups are included with to-go lids
- The 175-watt motor is too weak to ensure quick, smooth blends.
- In exchange to its cheap price is a relatively flimsy construction.
- For a thorough blending process, it requires cutting the food into tiny particles.
- Some may find it annoying to shake the blender while it is blending.
- It’s heavy and quite bulky
- The control panel is gimmicky
- The feets’ suction is so strong making it challenging to remove the base
- The premium price tag might be a high barrier for many people
The Ninja Nutri Auto-iQ comes with formidable blades and high-torque motor. This combination allows it to tackle the toughest ingredients - be it almonds, oatmeal, frozen delights, or even whole ice cubes - with remarkable ease. Our evaluations even place it at the pinnacle among personal blenders, consistently outstripping its competitors in diverse tests.
On the other hand, the OBERLY, while charming in its cordless avatar, reveals its limitations when tasked beyond blending soft fruits or fresh ingredients. Its struggles become evident with frozen fruit concoctions, and particularly when confronted with leafy greens or ice.
In conclusion, while the OBERLY caters to a niche that values cordless freedom and basic blending, the Ninja Nutri Auto-iQ stands tall as a beacon of blending excellence. Your choice should reflect your blending needs—be it simplicity and mobility, or performance and versatility.
Behind the Comparison
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.