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Ninja BL480D Nutri vs Ninja QB3001SS Fit Side-by-Side Comparison

Ninja BL480D Nutri vs. Ninja QB3001SS Fit. Both these personal blenders are good options, but the one to choose is best decided by considering your budget.

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Ninja BL480D Nutri vs Ninja QB3001SS Fit Comparison: Important Considerations If You’ll Need to Choose Between Them

Overall Verdict

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Of all the blenders we tested, the Ninja BL480D Nutri is the strongest one, but it is also the loudest and the most bulky. It  has all the best features and tech, which you won’t find anywhere else and yet we don’t find all the extras really helpful.

In terms of performance, we wanted the Ninja BL480D Nutri to beat the Ninja QB3001SS Fit since it appears more solid for stable efficiency, and was the unlikely underdog.  Surprisingly, it turned out to be a loser in every test. Whilst the results were more than enough to satisfy our expectations, they were still not as good nor the blender itself didn’t work as fast.  

In conclusion, the greater overall performance, combined with its cheaper price tag, makes the Ninja QB3001SS Fit a slightly better buy, but if you want to experience a fancy blending experience and can afford the extra cost, the Ninja BL480D Nutri is more than a good enough choice.

Pros & Cons

  • 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
  • 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 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
  • It doesn’t allow for hands-free operation 
  • A little shaking is necessary for an even blend.

Key Specs

Dimensions
H14.2 x W6.4 inches
H13 x W4.5 inches
Weight
5.4 lbs (2.4 kg)
3.1 lbs (1.4 kg)
Number of speeds
4
1
Pulse/Turbo option
Yes
No
Dishwasher-safe wand
Yes
Yes
Accessories
2 to-go lids, and an extra 18-ounce blending cup
2 to-go lids, and an extra 16-ounce blending cup

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$56.94
$60.22

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.8
9.6

Protein Shake

8.8
9.6
Ninja BL480D Nutri Protein Shake Video
A batch of protein shake packed with dried blueberries, oatmeal, and almonds prepared by the Ninja BL480D is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer, with a smartphone displaying the total blending time (1 minute and 10 seconds) next to it.
Scooping a spoon of solid chunks including dried blueberries and almonds that the Nutri Ninja 1000-watt personal blender was unable to pulverize in the test of preparing protein shake from a stainless steel mesh strainer.
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
1 min 10 secs
50 secs
Result
Silky Smooth
Silky Smooth

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

9.5
10
Ninja BL480D Nutri Frozen Fruit Smoothie Video
To check for solid chunks, after finishing blending, the fruity smoothie made by the Nutri Ninja single-serve blender is spread throughout a white paper with a smartphone displaying the total blending time ( 1 minute and 5 seconds) next to it.
A spoon of fruity smoothie packed with blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and mango made by the Nutri Ninja single blender with Auto-IQ.
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
1 min 5 seconds
1 minute
Result
Silky Smooth
Silky Smooth
Suction

Fibrous Greens

8.0
9.5
Ninja BL480D Nutri Fibrous Greens Video
A glass of water combined with fibrous greens pulp produced by the Ninja BL480D Nutri 1000-Watt.
A glass of water with fibrous green pulp produced by the Ninja BL480D Nutri personal countertop blender sinking from its top to bottom.
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
Medium-FineMedium-Fine
Very fine

Crushed Ice Cubes

8.0
9.0
Ninja BL480D Nutri Crushed Ice Video
A black tray of crushed ice produced by the Nutri Ninja Personal Blender being on a table.
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
Coarse
Very Fine
Unblended Ice
0% of 6 oz
20% of 6 oz

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.7
9.5

In the Box

The Ninja Nutri Auto-IQ 1000-Watt lying on a gray table with its accessories, including two to-go lids, an additional blending cup, a recipe book & user guide, and a paper carton box, 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 Ninja Nutri 1000-watt personal blender standing on a gray table, with the length of its motor base being noted to the side as 8.2 inches, and the total length and width of the unit as 14 inches and 6.5 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
14.2" (36.1 cm)
13.0" (33.0 cm)
Width
6.4" (16.3 cm)
4.5" (11.4 cm)
Weight
5.4 lbs (2.4 kg)
3.1 lbs (1.4 kg)
Length
Shaft Length

Build Quality

9.5
9.5
The motor base and blending cup of the Ninja BL480D Nutri single-serve blender lying side by side on a white table.
The blending cup and motor base of the Ninja small blender lying on a white table.

Blades

10
9.0
A close-up of the blade assembly featuring 4 stainless steel prongs of the Ninja BL480D Nutri Auto-IQ personal blender.
A close-up of the blade assembly featuring 4 stainless steel prongs of the Ninja BL480D Nutri Auto-IQ personal blender.
The blade assembly featuring 4 stainless steel prongs of the Ninja BL480D Nutri Auto-IQ personal blender being on a gray table.
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
Guard Material
Blade Count
4 blades
4 blades
Removable
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Motor Base

A close-up of the front interface of the Ninja BL480D Nutri Motor Base.
A close-up of the front interface of the Ninja BL480D Nutri Motor Base.
A close-up of the Ninja BL480D Nutri Motor Base.
A close-up of the underside of the Ninja BL480D Nutri Motor Base.
A close-up of the power cord featuring a 2-plug of the Ninja BL480D Nutri countertop blender.
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
110 - 120 V
110 - 120 V
Rated Power
1000 Watt
700 Watts
Working Time
≤ 1 minute
≤ 1 minute
Protection
No
Yes
Weight
4.5 lbs (2.0 kg)
2.5 lbs (1.2 kg)
Cord Length
2.6 ft (0.8 m)
2.8 ft (0.9 m)
Extra Feature
Silicon feet, cooling fan, anti-slip pads
Rubber grips on the bottom, cooling fan.

Blending Cup

10
10
Two blending cups of the Ninja BL480D Nutri on a table, with dimension measurements written to the side. The first cup is measured 3.7x9x2.5 inches, and the second cup is 3.7x7.3x2.5 inches.
Two blending cups of the Ninja BL480D Nutri on a table, with dimension measurements written to the side. The first cup is measured 3.7x9x2.5 inches, and the second cup is 3.7x7.3x2.5 inches.
The blending cup of the Magic Bullet personal blender standing on a table with dimension measurements written to the side (3.7x9x2.5 inches).
The blending cup of the Magic Bullet personal blender standing on a table with dimension measurements written to the side (3.7x7.3x2.5 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
18- and 24-oz
16.0 fl oz (473.2 ml)
Weight
0.5- and 0.58-lb
0.6 oz (17 g)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Measurement
No
No
Suitable For
Small and medium batches
Small batches
Accessories
2 to-go lids
2 to-go lids

Speed and Controls

Someone is measuring the noise level of the Ninja BL480D Nutri personal blender with the noise meter (103.6 dB).
Someone is measuring the noise level of the Ninja BL480D Nutri personal blender with the noise meter (103.6 dB).
A close-up of the control panel of the Ninja BL480D Nutri which features the Start/Stop, Pulse, Auto-IQ Blend, and Auto-IQ Ultra Blend button.
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
18,637 RPM
21,016 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
103 dB
98 dB
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
No
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.7
8.5

Hands-Free Operation

10
7.8

Assembly

9.5
10

Cleanability

9.0
9.0