Welcome to Vitamix vs Ninja, the ultimate showdown between two of the most popular blenders on the market! Vitamix vs Ninja will show you the key points of each blender, leaving you with an easy choice to go with. Lets get right to it and compare the Vitamix 5200 vs the Ninja Mega Kitchen System.
- 2 horsepower , 1380 Watts
- 64oz container with 3″ stainless laser cut blade
- Variable speed with high/low setting
- Accelerator tool with specially-designed collar to help process thicker mixtures with ease
- Made in USA
- 7 year warranty
- Price: $449 +
- 2 horspower, 1500 watts
- XL 72oz Pro blender with Total Crushing technology
- 3 speed and pulse
- 8 cup bowl for chopping and making dough
- Reversible slicing/shredding
- 3 16 oz Nutri Ninja cups
- Made in China
- 1 year warranty
- Price: $174 +
So why the big price difference between the Vitamix vs Ninja? Watch this short clip of an excellent review between the Vitamix vs Ninja blender and you will see the difference in build quality, functions, and everyday use.
The Ninja lid, base, and handle is all made from plastic. The blade is removable, and has 6 blades attached via a 3 tier system. The lid feels clumsy and awkward to work with, feeling overly complex for a simple lid. You have to line up the arrow on the lid to the arrow on the container for it to click in place. The pour spout also feels very brittle and seems as if it will break at any moment. Next, you cannot simply place the blender on the base, you must place the ninja on the base at 90 degrees and then twist it to lock it in place.
The Vitamix is much easier to work with and features 4 blades. 2 blades cut, and 2 blades are blunt to move the ingredients with ease. It has a rubber lid that fits in any direction with a cap placed in the center so you can push down stubborn or large food with the supplied rod. You can simply place the container on the base, (In any direction) add your ingredients, and snap the lid on. DONE. No lining up arrows or fiddling with with the base.
Vitamix vs Ninja has compared all key aspects of each units blending capabilities. The Ninja‘s 3 tier blade almost acts as a tornado while blending ingredients such as peanuts, almonds, or apples. With the tornado effect, it pushes the ingredients to the sides of the container and leaves a hole in the middle, meaning you have to turn off the blender and scrape the sides, then turn it back on until blended throughly.
If you are putting vegetables in such as kale, carrots, or celery, they must be chopped up first. The 3 tier blade catches the food and prevents the food from going to the bottom of the blender. This is frustrating and dangerous to work around.
The Vitamix blade is at the bottom of the Container, so you can add large pieces of fruit and vegetable with ease. The blade acts as a vortex, pulling the ingredients down the middle and back up the sides. No need to fight with a long 3 tier blade or worrying about getting cut when adding your favorite foods.
Vitamix vs Ninja test # 1
Both blenders were tested with 5 simple ingredients for a “green smoothie.” We used kale, 1/2 banana, chopped pineapple, kiwi, and ice. Both blenders were set on high for 60 seconds. Both blenders thoroughly blended the ingredients, but had a noticeable difference in texture. The Ninjas smoothie came out very chunky. Almost as if you had to “chew” the smoothie to get it down. The Vitamix blended the ingredients to a fine puree. Just like if you were to buy a smoothie from a smoothie shop.
Vitamix vs Ninja test # 2
We filled both blenders with 2 cups of peanuts and a spoon of peanut oil. Both blenders
were set on high for 3 minutes. Both blenders needed some help moving the peanuts around, but the Vitamix was much easier to handle. The ninja had to be turned off to scrape the sides down, where as the Vitamix you simply pop the the top plug off and push the peanuts around with the provided rod. They both made peanut butter, but once again, the Vitamix dominated the Ninja when it came to texture, and consistency. The Ninja made a chunky peanut butter, whereas the Vitamix made a peanut butter spread. Vitamix vs Ninja peanut butter test, the Vitamix clearly wins.
Vitamix vs Ninja test #3
For our last test, we decided to make a hearty tortilla soup consisting of carrots, onion, tomato, celery, garlic, bell pepper, water, and seasoning. The chicken, corn, beans and tortillas will be added last. Both blenders were filled with the vegetables and set to high for 5 minutes. Once the vegetable were broken down, the tortilla chips, corn, beans and chicken was added for a few seconds to shred the chicken and chips. Once again, the Vitamix dominated the Ninja with consistency. Also, since the Vitamix spins at over 35,000 rpm, the soup was steaming hot! Absolutely amazing! The Ninja’s soup was room temperature and required heating. So comparing the Vitamix vs the Ninja, we give the win to the Vitamix once again.
Vitamix vs Ninja both require some hand washing. The Ninja’s container and lid are both dishwasher safe, but you must hand wash the blade. The blade is extremely sharp, so it is very inconvenient and dangerous to take out the blade to hand wash. The Vitamix is hand wash only. To speed up cleaning the Vitamix, you can add water and a few drops of soap and run the Vitamix on high for 15 seconds.
The Ninja comes with a 1 year warranty, limited to only manufacturer defects. You must pay shipping and the warranty is non transferrable. The Vitamix warranty is covered up to 7 years for wear and tear as well as manufacturer defects. The Vitamix warranty is transferable and Vitamix covers shipping.
In conclusion of Vitamix vs Ninja, I personally own both of these machines and probably just like what you’re thinking, I chose to go with the Ninja first because of the cheaper price point. What a waste of of money! I ended up giving away the Ninja to my mother in law. The Vitamix is used in professional kitchens and fast food restaurants all over the world, and their is a reason why. Superior build quality, simple design, and no other blender compares to the power it produces or the warranty Vitamix covers . So next time your in Starbucks or Jamba Juice, take a look at what blender they are using. If you demand the only the best quality, I highly recommend going with the Vitamix. Do it right or do it twice!
Where to Buy
You can find the Vitamix or Ninja blender in many retail stores, but buying one online will always be cheaper, and it’s delivered right to your doorstep! My first choice for buying products would be through Amazon. They provide the best deals, comparable units, and comparable pricing. If you are interrested in saving additional money, check out the refurbished units as well.