- Performance (60%)2.3
- Design (25%)6.1
- Usability (15%)4.6
- Performance (60%)9.4
- Design (25%)9.6
- Usability (15%)9.7
The Ninja BN401 Nutri Pro is an exceptional personal blender that stands out among the competition, including the PopBabies, with its unparalleled performance and versatile capabilities. During our testing, it delivered consistently outstanding results across a range of recipes, from frozen fruit smoothies to leafy greens extractions, protein shakes, and crushed ice.
But the Ninja BN401 Nutri Pro is not just about performance. It also boasts a premium construction with top-grade materials and a sturdy structure that ensures long-term durability. The thoughtfully-designed blade design adds to its reliability, while the two Auto-iQ presets proved to simplify the blending process and improve the overall user experience.
The PopBabies appears to be an alluring choice with its cordless operation, but unfortunately, it fails to live up to the standard of a corded personal blender like the Ninja BN401 Nutri Pro. Its limited power and suboptimal blade design make it only suitable for basic blending tasks with soft or cooked food. Not to mention that its overall build quality and durability are less than impressive.
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.
- This blender is an all-arounder that works without a fuss.
- Nearly all of its capability is outstanding—it’s very well equipped to crush ice and make smoothies.
- The 1000-watt motor provides heavy-duty blending performance.
- Smart preset programs are designed to deliver excellent consistency.
- There are solid design details throughout the blender.
- 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
- The motor base is roughly the same size as a standard full-sized blender.
- It’s relatively noisy.
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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.