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Oster Pro 1200 Blender vs Ninja Professional Plus Blender with Auto-iQ (BN701) Side-by-Side Comparison

The Ninja Professional Plus with Auto-iQ (BN701) is more modern and powerful, but the Oster Pro 1200 is budget-friendly and sufficient enough for daily use.

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Oster Pro 1200 Blender vs Ninja Professional Plus Blender with Auto-iQ (BN701)

Overall Verdict

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The Oster Pro 1200 is an affordable yet efficient blender.  In comparison to the Ninja BN701, the Oster provides better value. Unlike the Ninja BN701, the Oster doesn't just rely on its sleek design or an array of attachments to impress. Instead, it shines in its ability to handle diverse tasks. Whether it's grinding tough nuts, blending leafy greens, or even crushing ice, its 1200-watt mot , combined with a well-designed blade system, does so with relative ease. 

Conversely, the Ninja BN701, while comparable in power, seems to focus its strengths more narrowly. In our test, it turned ice cubes into a snow-like consistency in a matter of seconds. This proficiency, however, did not extend as smoothly to other blending tasks, particularly those that involve fibrous or frozen ingredients.

Pros & Cons

  • Good value for the money
  • Well-organized control buttons 
  • A lot easier to clean and assemble than many of its rivals
  • Excels at preparing green smoothies, almond butter, and crushed ice
  • Modern aesthetic design
  • Intuitive interface
  • Great for ice and nuts
  • Lackluster capability in making frozen fruit smoothies 
  • Gimmicky control panel
  • Green smoothies a challenge
  • Subpar build quality

Key Specs

Dimensions
H14.5 x L7.3 x W7.6 inches
H17 x L6.6 x W9.3 inches
Weight
7.8 lbs (3.5 kg)
8.0 lbs (3.6 kg)
Capacity
48 ounces
72 oz
Motor Power
1200 wattages
1400 watts
Various Speed Settings
Yes
Yes
Pulse Mode
Yes
Yes

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$82.85
$100.38

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.1
6.6

Smoothie

9.0
4.6
Oster Pro 1200 Blender Green Smoothie Video
The Oster Pro 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 smoothie samples while a smartphone showcases the blending time of 1 minute and 30 seconds
A white paper displays two smoothie samples, showcasing the consistency of the Oster Pro smoothies blended for 30 seconds, a full minute, and 1 minute and a half.
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 mins 30 seconds
3 mins
Result
Silky Smooth
Chunky

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

0.0
6.5
Oster Pro 1200 Blender Frozen Smoothie Video
The Oster Pro 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 5 minutes.
A sample of frozen fruit smoothie created with a Oster Pro blender, spread on 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
5 mins
4 mins
Result
Chunky
Silky Smooth
Suction

Protein Shake

8.5
7.6
Oster Pro 1200 Blender Protein Shakes Video
The Oster Pro  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 1 minute 49 seconds.
A mesh strainer filters a protein shake made by the Oster Pro, 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 50 seconds
4 mins
Result
Slightly Smooth
Smooth

Almond Butter

8.3
7.8
Oster Pro 1200 Blender Almond Butter Video
The Oster Pro is beside a white plate containing almond butter with a spatula and a smartphone revealing a blending time of 6 minutes.
A sample of almond butter created with a NutriBullet blender, spread on 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
3 mins 30 seconds
5 mins
Result
Silky Smooth
Smooth

Crushed Ice

10
10
Oster Pro 1200 Blender Crushed Ice Video
The Oster Pro blender is beside a black tray containing its crushed ice.
The Oster Pro 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
7.4
6.1

In the Box

A display of the Oster Pro blender and its accessories, including the user manual, 24 oz cup with lid, and carton box, on a table.
Unboxing the Oster Pro 1200 Watt Blender
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 Oster Pro blender 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
14.5" (36.8 cm)
17.0" (43.2 cm)
Width
7.6" (19.3 cm)
9.3" (23.6 cm)
Weight
7.8 lbs (3.5 kg)
8.0 lbs (3.6 kg)
Length
7.3" (18.4 cm)
6.6" (16.8 cm)
Shaft Length

Build Quality

7.0
5.5
A close up of the Oster Pro motor base and container
The Oster Pro Motor Base and Container
A closeup of the Ninja BN701 Professional Plus blender motor base and container
The Ninja BN701 Professional Plus Blender Motor Base and Container

Blades

8.0
6.0
A close-up of the Oster Pro’s blades
A close-up of the Oster Pro’s blades
A close-up of the Oster Pro’s blades
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
6 sharp blades
6 sharp blades
Removable
Yes
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Motor Base

The Oster Pro Motor Base
The Oster Pro Motor Base
A close-up of the Oster Pro Motor Base
A close-up of the underside of the Oster Pro’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 V
120 Volts
Rated Power
1200 W
1400 Wattages
Working Time
N/A
N/A
Protection
Yes
Yes
Weight
4.5 oz (128 g)
5.3 pounds
Cord Length
2.9 ft (0.9 m)
2.8 ft (0.9 m)
Extra Feature

Blending Container

Illustrated dimensions of the Oster Pro blending containers showing their heights and diameters in inches.
Illustrated dimensions of the Oster Pro blending containers showing their heights and diameters in inches.
Illustrated dimensions of the Oster Pro 48-oz container showing the height and diameter 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
Glass
Plastic
Capacity
48.0 fl oz (1.4 L)
72 oz
Weight
3.2 oz (91 g)
2.7 pounds
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Measurement
Yes
Yes
Suitable For
Small to large batches
Large batches

Lid

Oster Pro 1200 Blender Lid
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

8.0
8.5
A close-up of the Oster Pro Control Panel
A close-up of the Oster Pro Control Panel
Oster Full-sized Blender Min Speed
Oster Full-sized Blender 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
4,546 RPM
4,269 RPM
Max Speed
16,006 RPM
5,101 RPM
Presets
Yes
Yes
Digital Display
No
No
Built-in Timer
No
No
Pulse Mode
Yes
Yes

Extra Accessory

Material
Plastic
N/A
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
N/A
Removable
Yes
N/A

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.8
6.7

Ease of Blend

7.5
6.0
Illustrated dimensions of the Oster Pro 24-oz cup showing the height and diameter in inches.

Noise Level

7.1
7.1
The Oster Pro 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.
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
99.7 dB
99.3 dB

Assembly

8.5
8.5

Cleanability

8.5
6.5