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Vitamix Immersion Blender vs Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System Blender Side-by-Side Comparison

When comparing the Ninja CI101 Foodi Power Mixer System and the Vitamix Immersion Blender, we look beyond mere blending performance to consider the overall kitchen experience each offers.

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Vitamix Immersion Blender

Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System Blender

Vitamix Immersion Blender vs Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System Blender

Overall Verdict

Equipped with a diverse set of attachments and priced competitively, the Ninja Foodi is perfect for multitaskers who value versatility in kitchen appliances. Our hands-on testing showed this blender’s high capability in numerous tasks where it provides near-perfect results across various functions, from blending to whipping and dough kneading. 

However, the Vitamix plays to a different set of strengths, especially in terms of pure blending. Although its versatility is limited by the lack of extra accessories, it focuses on excelling in its primary function of blending, providing unparalleled blending results with a level of finesse and smoothness that is hard to match. 

In terms of build quality and ease of use, both blenders feature top-grade construction. Although their significant weight and larger blending wand’s head might challenge maneuverability for brief tasks or in smaller vessels, the ergonomically crafted design ensures a user-friendly experience. 

Ultimately, the choice between these two depends on what you value more in your kitchen: the Ninja Food is for those who prize affordability and multifunctionality, while the Vitamix is ideal for aficionados who demand the best in blending performance.

Pros & Cons

  • A great tool for recipes that involve fibrous or frozen food
  • 4-pronged heavy-duty blade promotes speedy blends and consistent results
  • Intuitive interface makes it easy to switch between speed settings
  • Ergonomically-designed handle offers a secure grip
  • Blade Guard prevents scratching 
  • Stainless steel body ensures optimal durability
  • High-quality construction with upscale feel 
  • A generous set of included accessories 
  • A lot of user-friendly features 
  • Excels at a wide range of tasks
  • Expensive
  • Relatively heavy
  • There aren’t any extra accessories included
  • Larger-than-average blending wand’s head 
  • Rather heavy

Key Specs

Dimensions HW
17.5 x 3 inches
H 16 x W2.9 inches
Weight
3.2 lbs (1.5 kg)
2.3 lbs (1.0 kg)
Number of speeds
5
2
Pulse/Turbo option
No
Yes
Min speed
8,600 RPM
A beaker, beaters, and a whisk attachment
Max speed
15,700 RPM
Yes

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$146.87
$94.10

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.6
8.4

Hot Soup Purée

9.5
10
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup from the plastic beaker to check its smoothness.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup from the plastic beaker to check its smoothness.
Vitamix Immersion Blender Soup Purée Video
Draining the pureéd soup with a stainless steel mesh strainer to inspect solid chunks.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup from a full batch in a plastic beaker made by the Ninja CI101 Foodi immersion blender in 30 seconds.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup from a full batch in a plastic beaker made by the Ninja CI101 Foodi immersion blender in 30 seconds.
A batch of soup pureéd by the Ninja CI101 Foodi immersion blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer.
Pureeing Time
30 seconds
30 seconds
Result
Exceptionally smooth
Exceptionally Smooth
Suction
No
No

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

8.8
6.8
Scooping a spoon of smoothie from the plastic beaker to check its texture after the Vitamix immersion blender had completed the test in 1 minute and 5 seconds.
Scooping a spoon of smoothie from the plastic beaker to check its texture after the Vitamix immersion blender had completed the test in 1 minute and 5 seconds.
Vitamix Immersion Blender Smoothie Video
After finishing blending, the green smoothie was spread evenly throughout a white paper on a gray table to check for solid chunks.
Scooping a spoon of frozen fruit smoothie from a full batch in a plastic beaker made by the Ninja CI101 Foodi immersion blender in 2 minutes 40 seconds.
Scooping a spoon of frozen fruit smoothie from a full batch in a plastic beaker made by the Ninja CI101 Foodi immersion blender in 2 minutes 40 seconds.
After finishing blending, the green smoothie made by the Ninja CI101 Foodi immersion blender was spread evenly throughout a white paper to check for solid chunks.
Blending Time
1 min 5 secs
2 mins 40 secs
Result
Smooth
Velvety
Suction
No
No

Mayonnaise

8.3
7.8
Scooping a spoon of mayonnaise emulsified by the Vitamix immersion blender from a white bowl to check its creaminess.
Scooping a spoon of mayonnaise emulsified by the Vitamix immersion blender from a white bowl to check its creaminess.
Vitamix Immersion Blender Mayonnaise
A bowl of mayonnaise made by the Braun MQ7035X blender in 1 minute 45 seconds.
A bowl of mayonnaise made by the Braun MQ7035X blender in 1 minute 45 seconds.
Scooping a spoon of mayonnaise made by the Braun MQ7035X immersion blender.
Emulsifying Time
1 mins 40 secs
1 min 45 secs
Result
Quite Thick
Smooth
Suction
No
Yes

Almond Milk

9.3
8.0
A bunch of almond shells gets clogged in the Vitamix immersion blending wand which is resting on a beaker full of almond milk.
A bunch of almond shells gets clogged in the Vitamix immersion blending wand which is resting on a beaker full of almond milk.
Vitamix Immersion Blender Almond Milk Test
The Ninja CI101 Foodi immersion blender beside its bowl of almond milk and the corresponding almond pulp produced in 1 minute 01 second.
Grinding Time
40 secs
1 min 01 secs
Result
Fine
Fine
Suction
Slightly
No

Whipped Egg-Whites

0.0
10
The Vitamix blending wand is immersed in a plastic beaker containing failed beaten egg-white with a smartphone displaying the total beating time ( 2 minutes and 17 seconds) next to it.
The Ninja CI101 Foodi immersion blender stands next to a glass of whipped egg whites forming stiff peaks, with a digital timer showing "1:46" in the foreground.
Beating Time
N/A
1 min and 45 secs
Result
N/A
Stiff
Suction
N/A
No

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.1
9.6

In the Box

The Vitamix Hand Blender is shipped with a carton box, an immersion blending wand, a motor body, and owner’s manuals.
The Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System displayed with its box, various attachments including a whisk, beater, and a blending cup, and instructional materials laid out on a gray countertop.

Dimensions

The Vitamix stainless steel immersion blender stands on top of its blending shaft on a gray table, with the length of the blending shaft being noted to the side as 9.2 inches, and the total length of the unit as 17.5 inches.
The Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System standing on a table, with the length of its blending shaft being noted to the side as 9.5 inches, and the total length of the unit as 16 inches.
Height
17.5" (44.5 cm)
16.0" (40.6 cm)
Width
3.0" (7.6 cm)
2.9" (7.4 cm)
Weight
3.2 lbs (1.4 kg)
2.3 lbs (1.0 kg)
Shaft Length
9.2" (23.4 cm)
9.5" (24.1 cm)

Build Quality

9.5
9.5
Vitamix Immersion Blender Review: The motor body and blending wand of the Vitamix lie flat on a gray table.
A close-up of the blending shaft and motor housing of the Ninja CI101 Foodi Power Mixer System.

Speed and Controls

A close-up of the Power button and Variable Speed Control button of the Vitamix immersion blender.
Vitamix Immersion Blender Speed and Controls
A close-up of the Power button and Variable Speed Control button of the Vitamix immersion blender.
Five speed indicator lights on top of the Vitamix’s motor body.
A Close-Up of the Controlling Buttons of the Ninja CI101 Foodi Power Mixer System.
A Close-Up of the Controlling Buttons of the Ninja CI101 Foodi Power Mixer System.
A Close-Up of the Controlling Buttons of the Ninja CI101 Foodi Power Mixer System.
Activation
Press
Press-button
Min Speed
8,600 RPM
N/A
Max Speed
15,700 RPM
N/A
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
85 dB
N/A
Digital Display
Yes
No
Pulse Mode
No
Yes

Blending Shaft

9.5
9.5
The blade assembly of the Vitamix immersion blender features 4 sharp stainless steel prongs.
Stainless Steel Blade Housing with Plastic Guard (Cre: Nguyen Ntk/HealthyKitchen101)
The blade assembly of the Vitamix immersion blender features 4 sharp stainless steel prongs.
A close-up of the sharp stainless steel blade of the Vitamix immersion blender.
A close-up of the blades of the Ninja CI101 Foodi Power Mixer System.
Material
Stainless Steel
 Stainless steel
Type
Sharp Blade
Sharp Blade
Guard Material
BPA-free plastic
Stainless steel
Blade Count
4
4
Removable
No
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
No
Yes

Beaker

0.0
10
A close-up of the beaker of the Ninja CI101 Foodi Power Mixer System.
Material
N/A
Plastic
Capacity
NaN fl oz (NaN ml)
24 oz
Measurements
N/A
Yes
Weight
NaN oz (NaN g)
Height
NaN" (NaN cm)
Dishwasher Safe
N/A
Yes

Power Cord

10
10
The Vitamix hand blender on a gray table with its power cord rolled up next to it.
Vitamix Immersion Blender Hands-on Power Cord
A close-up of the power cord of the Ninja CI101 Foodi Power Mixer System.
Cord Length
4.9 ft (1.5 m)
5.1 ft (1.6 m)
Type
No
2-prong plug
Detachable
2-prong plug
No

Extra Accessories

Someone is attaching the whisk attachment to the motor housing of the Ninja CI101 Foodi Power Mixer System Power Cord.
Material
N/A
Stainless steel
Dishwasher Safe
N/A
Yes
Removable
N/A
Yes

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.2
8.4

Ease of Use

8.4
8.1

Handling

8.5
9.0
The handle of the Vitamix stick blender being held at an angle with 4 speed bars is lighting up.
The handle of the Vitamix stick blender being held at an angle with 4 speed bars is lighting up.
The handle of the Vitamix stick blender being held at an angle with 4 speed bars is lighting up.
Someone is holding the Vitamix immersion blender with a top-down perspective.
A close-up of the Vitamix’s handle being held from a front view.
 Someone is holding the Ninja Foodi Mixer.
 Someone is holding the Ninja Foodi Mixer.
Someone is holding the Ninja Foodi Immersion Blender.

Blade Assembly

8.0
9.5

Cleanability

7.0
8.0

Behind the Comparison

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