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Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System Blender vs Braun MultiQuick 5 Side-by-Side Comparison

Whether you choose the Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System or the Braun MultiQuick-5, you’re making a sound investment, though your selection will hinge on what you need and what you’re willing to spend.

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Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System Blender vs Braun MultiQuick 5

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Both blenders offer great value. Nonetheless, those seeking a high-performance, feature-rich blender may lean towards the Ninja, while those valuing affordability and straightforward performance might find the Braun MultiQuick-5 more appealing.

The Ninja CI101 stands out for its technological innovation and professional top-grade construction. Its ability to process tough ingredients, from frozen fruits to fibrous nuts and vegetables, is really impressive. However, this blender comes with an upscale price and the larger-than-average size make it not ideal for quick, small-scale blends. 

Comparatively, the Braun MultiQuick-5, with its more understated design and lower-powered 350-watt motor, might seem unassuming at first glance, yet it did punch above its weight in our testing. In testing, it performed exceptionally well, especially in creating vegetable purees and frozen fruit smoothies. Its whisk attachment also handled tasks like beating eggs and making mayonnaise with remarkable efficiency, rivaling even higher-priced models, including the Ninja CI101.

Pros & Cons

  • 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
  • Consistent performance with minimal splashing
  • Nearly as efficient as the higher-priced Vitamix 
  • Ergonomically-designed handle ensures a confident grip
  • Doesn’t get hot even under heavy-duty use
  • A generous set of accessories means greater versatility
  • Larger-than-average blending wand’s head 
  • Rather heavy
  • The metal blending shaft and whisk may damage non-stick coatings

Key Specs

Dimension
H 16 x W2.9 inches
W2.2 x H15 inches
Weight
2.3 lbs (1.0 kg)
1.6 lbs (0.7 kg)
Number of speeds
2
2
Pulse/Turbo option
Yes
No
Accessories
A beaker, beaters, and a whisk attachment
12,200 RPM
Dishwasher-safe wand
Yes
13,700 RPM

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$94.10
$62.87

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.4
8.8

Hot Soup Purée

10
8.5
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.
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.
Braun MultiQuick-5 Soup Hot Soup Purée
Draining the soup with a stainless steel mesh strainer to inspect solid chunks.
Pureeing Time
30 seconds
30 seconds
Result
Exceptionally Smooth
Smooth
Suction
No
No

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

6.8
8.8
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.
Scooping a spoon of smoothie from the plastic beaker to check its texture after the Braun MultiQuick-5 Vario Hand Blender had completed the test in 59,99 seconds.
Scooping a spoon of smoothie from the plastic beaker to check its texture after the Braun MultiQuick-5 Vario Hand Blender had completed the test in 59,99 seconds.
Braun MultiQuick-5 Smoothie Test
After finishing blending, the green smoothie was spread evenly throughout a white paper on a gray table to check for solid chunks.
Blending Time
2 mins 40 secs
1 min
Result
Velvety
Smooth
Suction
No
No

Mayonnaise

7.8
8.3
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.
A little bit of mayonnaise was sticking on the blender whisk attachment when it was removed from the full batch emulsified in a 24-oz plastic beaker.
A little bit of mayonnaise was sticking on the blender whisk attachment when it was removed from the full batch emulsified in a 24-oz plastic beaker.
Braun MultiQuick-5 Mayonnaise Test
Emulsifying Time
1 min 45 secs
1 mins 54 secs
Result
Smooth
Smooth
Suction
Yes
No

Almond Milk

8.0
9.3
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
1 min 01 secs
45 secs
Result
Fine
Fine
Suction
No
Tightly

Whipped Egg-Whites

10
10
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.
Putting the 24-oz plastic beaker containing testing beaten egg-white upside down on the gray table.
Putting the 24-oz plastic beaker containing testing beaten egg-white upside down on the gray table.
Braun MultiQuick-5 Whipped Egg-Whites Test
Looking down at stiff peak egg whites in the 24-oz plastic beaker from above.
Beating Time
1 min and 45 secs
1 mins 56 secs
Result
Stiff
Stiff
Suction
No
No

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.6
8.1

In the Box

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.
The package, motor body, blending shaft, plastic beaker, user manual, and whisk attachment of the Braun MultiQuick-5 Immersion Blender on a yellow table.

Dimensions

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.
The Braun MQ505 standing on top of its blending shaft on a yellow table, with the length of the blending shaft being noted to the side as 6.7 inches, and the total length of the unit as 15 inches.
Height
16.0" (40.6 cm)
15.0" (38.1 cm)
Width
2.9" (7.4 cm)
2.2" (5.6 cm)
Weight
2.3 lbs (1.0 kg)
1.6 lbs (0.7 kg)
Length
Shaft Length
9.5" (24.1 cm)
6.7" (17.0 cm)

Build Quality

9.5
8.0
A close-up of the blending shaft and motor housing of the Ninja CI101 Foodi Power Mixer System.
The motor body, blending shaft, and whisk attachment of the Braun MultiQuick-5 lie flat on a yellow table. The motor body, blending shaft, and whisk attachment of the Braun MultiQuick-5 lie flat on a yellow table.

Speed and Controls

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.
The Two Speed Settings of The Braun MultiQuick-5 Immersion Blender
The Braun MultiQuick-5 Speed Settings (Cre: Nguyen Ntk/HealthyKitchen101)
Activation
Press-button
Press
Min Speed
N/A
12,200 RPM
Max Speed
N/A
13,700 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
N/A
65 dB
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
Yes
Yes

Blending Shaft

9.5
7.5
A close-up of the blades of the Ninja CI101 Foodi Power Mixer System.
The blending assembly of the Braun MultiQuick-5 features 2 sharp prongs.
The Braun MultiQuick-5 Blending Wand (Cre: Nguyen Ntk/HealthyKitchen101)
Material
 Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Type
Sharp Blade
Sharp Blade
Guard Material
Stainless steel
Stainless Steel
Blade Count
4
2
Removable
Yes
No
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Beaker

10
10
A close-up of the beaker of the Ninja CI101 Foodi Power Mixer System.
The hand is holding a 20-oz plastic beaker with a green plant background.
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Capacity
24 oz
20.0 fl oz (591.5 ml)
Measurements
Yes
Yes
Weight
3.2 oz (91 g)
Height
6.5" (16.5 cm)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Tamper Included
No
No

Power Cord

10
10
A close-up of the power cord of the Ninja CI101 Foodi Power Mixer System.
The Braun MultiQuick-5 on a table with its power cord rolled up next to it.
Cord Length
5.1 ft (1.6 m)
4.9 ft (1.5 m)
Type
2-prong plug
2-prong plug
Detachable
No
No

Extra Accessories

Someone is attaching the whisk attachment to the motor housing of the Ninja CI101 Foodi Power Mixer System Power Cord.
The whisk attachment of the Braun MultiQuick-5 lies flat on a yellow table.
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Removable
Yes
Yes

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.4
8.7

Ease of Use

8.1
8.6

Handling

9.0
8.5
 Someone is holding the Ninja Foodi Mixer.
 Someone is holding the Ninja Foodi Mixer.
Someone is holding the Ninja Foodi Immersion Blender.
A close-up of the non-slip handle of the  Braun stick blender.

Blade Assembly

9.5
9.5

Cleanability

8.0
9.0