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PopBabies Portable Blender vs. Ninja Fit Personal Blender Side-by-Side Comparison

PopBabies Portable Blender vs. Ninja Fit Personal Blender comparison. The choice between them ultimately comes down to your individual needs and priorities.

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PopBabies Portable Blender

Ninja Fit

PopBabies Portable Blender vs. Ninja Fit Personal Blender

Overall Verdict

The PopBabies blender boasts the convenience of cordless operation so it may better suit those who are always on-the-go. However, it lacks the power and efficiency of the Ninja Fit, which is corded and equipped with a more robust motor. 

Our testing of the PopBabies portable blender has revealed limitations in its practicality. The protein shake, frozen fruit smoothie, and fibrous mixture tests all yielded chunky and texturally inconsistent blends. While we found this blender may produce acceptable results with softer ingredients, you will need to cut them into very small chunks.

The Ninja Fit, on the other hand, was a top performer in all of our tests, effortlessly producing smooth blends with remarkable consistency. Its powerful motor and razor sharp blades allow it to crush ice in even a matter of seconds, literally. 

If practicality and performance are what you’re after, the Ninja Fit is undoubtedly the winner over the PopBabies portable blender. However, as these two blenders have fundamentally different designs, the choice between them ultimately depends on your particular needs, in conclusion.

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OverallScore Performance60% Design25% Usability15% ScoreOverall 60%Performance 25%Design 15%UsabilityNinja FitPopBabies Portable...9.49.69.58.53.62.36.14.6
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Pros & Cons

  • The cordless design allows for blending on-the-go. 
  • It is pretty useful when it comes to making small batches of baby food and fresh fruit smoothies.
  • The battery is easy to charge.
  • A great tool for any quick blend that involves fibrous, frozen food, raw nuts, or even ice cubes. 
  • Compact, straightforward design makes it easy to use, assemble, and clean. 
  • The blending blade is attention to detail with 4 sharp, sophisticatedly-designed prongs.
  • Coming with an affordable price is an above-average quality. 
  • Its final results were consistently smooth in all of our testing. 
  • There are extra blending cups included.
  • It’s inadequate for blending tough ingredients like frozen fruits and raw nuts. 
  • The cup’s small capacity limits the quantity of ingredients.
  • Food must be cut into very small pieces before blending.
  • The low cost of the blender is reflected in its flimsy construction.
  • The cup’s small opening makes it messy to add ingredients.
  • The need to shake the blender during operation
  • It doesn’t allow for hands-free operation 
  • A little shaking is necessary for an even blend.

Key Specs

Dimension
H10.2 x W3.3 inches
H13 x W4.5 inches
Weight
1.3 lbs (0.6 kg)
3.1 lbs (1.4 kg)
Number of speeds
1
1
Pulse/Turbo option
No
No
Dishwasher-safe wand
Yes
Yes
Accessories
a rubber funnel, ice cube tray
2 to-go lids, and an extra 16-ounce blending cup

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$34.11
$60.22

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
2.3
9.6

Protein Shake

2.8
9.6
A batch of protein shake prepared by the PopBabies Single-Serve Blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer, with a smartphone displaying the total blending time (3 minutes and 20 seconds) next to it.
A batch of protein shake prepared by the PopBabies Single-Serve Blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer, with a smartphone displaying the total blending time (3 minutes and 20 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 PopBabies blender.
PopBabies Portable Blender Protein Shake Test
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
3 mins 21 secs
50 secs
Result
Very Coarse
Silky Smooth

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

4.0
10
A spoon of fruity smoothie packed with blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and mango made by the PopBabies  portable blender with a smartphone displaying the total blending time ( 2 minutes and 01 seconds) next to it.
A spoon of fruity smoothie packed with blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and mango made by the PopBabies  portable blender with a smartphone displaying the total blending time ( 2 minutes and 01 seconds) next to it.
To check for solid chunks, after finishing blending, the fruity smoothie made by the PopBabies personal blender is spread throughout a white paper.
PopBabies Portable Blender Frozen Fruit Smoothie Test
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
2 mins
1 minute
Result
Smooth
Silky Smooth

Fibrous Greens

0.0
9.5
A glass of water and with fibrous greens pulp produced by the PopBabies Single-Serve Blender.
A glass of water and with fibrous greens pulp produced by the PopBabies Single-Serve Blender.
PopBabies Portable Blender Fibrous Greens Test
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
20 seconds
Result
Very Coarse
Very fine

Crushed Ice

0.0
9.0
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
Failed
Very Fine
Unblended Ice
100% of 6 oz
20% of 6 oz

Design

Overall Design Scoring
6.1
9.5

In the Box

The PopBabies  personal blender lying on a table with a paper carton box, user guide, charging cable, funnel, and ice cube tray by its sides.
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.

Dimensions

The PopBabies portable blender standing on a table, with the length of its motor base being noted to the side as 4.2 inches, and the total length and width of the unit as 10.2 inches and 3.3 inches, respectively.
The Ninja Fit 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 and width of the unit as 13 inches and 4.3 inches, respectively.
Height
10.2" (25.9 cm)
13.0" (33.0 cm)
Width
3.3" (8.4 cm)
4.5" (11.4 cm)
Weight
1.3 lbs (0.6 kg)
3.1 lbs (1.4 kg)

Build Quality

6.5
9.5
The motor base and blending cup of the PopBabies blender.
The blending cup and motor base of the Ninja small blender lying on a white table.

Blades

6.0
9.0
A close-up of the PopBabies’s blade
A close-up of the blade assembly sporting 4 stainless steel prongs of the Ninja Fit single-serve blender.
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless Steel
Type
Cross
Cross
Blade Count
4 blades
4 blades
Removable
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
No
Yes

Motor Base

The PopBabies’s Motor Base
The PopBabies’s Motor Base
A close-up of the PopBabies’s motor base
The underside of the PopBabies’s 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
N/A
110 - 120 V
Rated Power
175 Watt
700 Watts
Working Time
N/A
≤ 1 minute
Protection
Yes
Yes
Weight
0.8 lb
2.5 lbs (1.2 kg)
Cord Length
NaN" (NaN cm)
2.8 ft (0.9 m)
Extra Feature
No
Rubber grips on the bottom, cooling fan.

Blending Cup

5.0
10
The PopBabies’s cup standing on a table, with its dimension being noted to the side as 2.3x8.6x3.2 inches
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
Plastic
Capacity
16.0 fl oz (473.2 ml)
16.0 fl oz (473.2 ml)
Weight
0.5 oz (14 g)
0.6 oz (17 g)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Measurement
Yes
No
Suitable For
Small batches
Small batches
Accessories
A funnel
2 to-go lids

Speed and Controls

A close-up of the power button on the motor base of the PopBabies
A close-up of the power button on the motor base of the PopBabies
Someone is measuring the noise level of the Popbabies personal blender with the noise meter (86.4 dB).
Someone is measuring the noise level of the Ninja Fit personal blender with the noise meter (98.5 dB).
Activation
Button
Push
Min Speed
N/A
N/A
Max Speed
17,234 RPM
21,016 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
86 dB
98 dB
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
No
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
4.6
8.5

Hands-Free Operation

3.0
7.8

Assembly

7.0
10

Cleanability

7.0
9.0

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