So, the news is Vitamix and Ninja are the leading blenders, which are neck to neck in terms of efficiency.
However, the only factor that will make you frown upon is the high price of Vitamix. Except that, both of them are really close.
As both of the manufacturers claim premium quality, most of the customers make a quick purchase without taking account of some crucial factors.
And to break down which blender trails behind and which one wins the crown, you need to compare one with another. So here, I am going to present a Ninja vs. Vitamix guide so that you can recognize the ideal one without speculating more!
The Construction - Comparison between Vitamix and Ninja
As the core aspect of getting a blender is to process the food, it becomes crucial to determine the overall build of both Vitamix and Ninja.
The one similarity between both of them is that none of the blenders contain any harmful chemical substances. For instance, you may know about BPA (Bisphenol A), which is utterly damaging to our body.
And some of the traditional blenders have BPA in their material. But here, Vitamix and Ninja eradicate all your fears as they don't contain a single trace of BPA or any hazardous chemicals.
Then comes the jars of Vitamix and Ninja, which are detergent friendly. It's one of the most exceptional features of both blenders that bear detergent tolerance.
However, Ninja doesn't provide dry to wet container types or such options. In contrast, Vitamix offers you numerous container variations and gives you the leverage to customize your own blender for the desired use.
In terms of material, Vitamix admittedly intimidates Ninja, whereas the manufacturers of Ninja outwardly prove that it trumps over other respective competitors. Heres the reason why!
Vitamix is crafted with metal and a bit of plastic, whereas Ninja is entirely made of plastic material. Well, plastic builds can be handy, lightweight, and pretty convenient to use for clumsy cooks who have that quirk to drop things.
The sole benefit I can grasp in plastic material is that it doesn’t break or shatter when it falls on the ground or slips from your hand.
Except for this fact, plastics are more prone to have scratches and splits, which is no wonder the prime drawback. Also, plastics don't last long, and the appearance doesn’t add any appeal to the kitchen, as well.
Now with metal construction, the only disadvantage that swirls on your mind is what if it slips from my hand! But if you look past this fact and gaze upon the perks, it offers then you will have no choice but to stand for metal builds.
Because it's relatively sturdier, it doesn't catch any scratch or blemishes easily and transparent enough to make everything inside more apparent than plastics.
Judgment: In terms of material with no contradictions, the trophy goes to Vitamix! Even with this price range, Ninja could feature a better content for its build. So here it lags!
The Touchpad Control
Another important factor you need to consider when shopping for high performance blenders is the touchpad control. Because this is where all the buttons, switches, or dialers are constructed and thus you not only get the access but also can control the speed and blending type.
Let’s talk about the Vitamix touchpad control first. Before concluding, did you ever wonder why Vitamix is pricier than Ninja? Obviously, it has its valid reasonings and validation.
And one of the core reasons is the touchpad control you will see in Vitamix. It's beyond aesthetic! The speed dials and diverse blending options and responsive presets work 2 times better than Ninja.
Vitamix includes one dial, which will lead you to one of the 15-speed options categorized by the types of end product you want to process.
For instance, if you want to prepare smoothies, fruit purees, pasta sauce, batters, dips, frozen desserts, hot chocolate, or soup, you just need to glance over the LCD monitor where the convenient setting already exists.
Moreover, it's almost effortless when you mess with the speed dial because it doesn't feel mushy or make you press it more than once. So here, the toggle switches permit you to control the overall performance with comfort.
Then you have three presets which are connected with the LCD monitor for showcasing smoothies, frozen desserts, and hot soup preparing options. And the best part is when you select any of the preset, the monitor shows you how long it will take for the overall preparation.
Here you are getting the pre-programmed function of your desired blends, which is barely seen even in most of the leading blenders.
Here you will have the touchpad control, which includes three-speed options. Besides, the auto-IQ preset buttons let you create a friendly ambiance inside the blender for making batters, purees, pulps, or smoothies.
But things get problematic when you mess with the buttons as the whole display and speed control buttons are nothing but a copy of typical outdated blenders.
The flat buttons with ambiguous labels as 1-dough, 2-blend, 3-crush, and lastly, single-serve options not only seem irresponsive but also when you touch them, you have to put a lot of pressure to get the access eventually. The buttons feel mushy, a bit hard, and often don't respond well.
Another thing that gives Ninja a plunge is that the buttons only portray the suggested speeds. There aren’t any pre-programmed options like Vitamix neither it has any timer setting to enlighten you with the required prep time for your blend.
Judgment: Here, Vitamix surely beats Ninja. But if you are nowhere ready to make such massive investment on a blender or you just want a blender that religiously crushes ice cubes and prepares smoothies and juices without lumps, then trust me you don't need to sweat your wallet much.
Because Ninja treats ices like snow and this is one of the feats of Ninja, which will surely get you to buy it. But if you are looking for a blender that is a triumph of advancement, comfort and provides multiple speed controls and timer functions, then Vitamix undoubtedly surpasses Ninja.
Motor Efficiency - Vitamix vs. Ninja
Both of the manufacturers stated that their utmost focus wasn't ever in producing more horsepower, but their key goal was to flourish the blending capacity into the next level.
While the blending intensity remains steady in both of the machines, their hard work on ensuring the highest horsepower didn't trail behind. So, I believe that even though Vitamix is pricier and mounts all the blending aspects, Ninja can also provide you a large pay-off.
Let’s see if Vitamix can beat Ninja or not!
Usually, if your blender motor somehow runs through 500 watts, then it's enough for a typical blender workload. But when it comes to high-performance blenders like Vitamix, you are going to need more, although if your goal is to prepare crushes or milkshakes, then a 500-watt motor would do the math.
But here when you have Vitamix, you have far better blending capacity. Because Vitamix claims that its motor can generate 2.2 HP per hour, which is hence proved because it grinds large batches of foods, fiber fruits and ice cubes in a blink of your eyes.
Also, Vitamix does a great job when it comes to processing whole grains. Because when it comes to electronic kitchen appliances like blenders, anything above 700 wattages performs tremendously. And significantly Vitamix has 1500 wattage built-in motor underneath, and it's undoubtedly better than low-powered counterparts.
The most highlighted feature they will flaunt about is the friction-heat feature. This fairly converts frozen ingredients into sizzling hot in just 5-6 minutes.
Ninja, on the other hand, uses 1100 watts of professional performance and can generate not less than 2.0 Horsepower. And as you can see, here's no drastic difference between Vitamix and Ninja in terms of horsepower.
Both of them use more than 700 wattages, which is considered supremely useful to break whole grains and making excellent grounds of spices. Hence, you aren’t prone to buy a grinder separately for crushing black peppers or spices like that.
But one thing that you should know for a cause that both of them are high-performance blenders and they are both expensive than immersion blenders. In fact, high-performance blenders score the highest price in the marketplace, yet they shine bright when it comes to quality and outcomes.
However, even though Ninja claims to whip anything in a matter of seconds but when you actually pour some whole grains or large batches of food, it doesn't work as you perhaps expect. On the contrary, Vitamix blends anything, and it doesn't even require much time to prepare the by-product.
Furthermore, Ninja blenders can’t create any friction heat. For the test, you can treat it with some frozen ingredients or pastes and see what happens!
Judgment: Without any confusion and contradictions, Vitamix stays under the limelight here because of the friction heat function, blending capacity, and a higher wattage.
But as I said earlier, you should dwell on your requirements and blending aspects. I would say that again, "if you don't want to mix anything rather than smoothies, milkshakes, batters or fruit purees, then you aren’t bound to go for Vitamix. The Ninja will do the job!
Drive Socket - Vitamix vs. Ninja
If you don't know yet, then let me tell you that one of the most comprehensive features in any blender is the drive socket. And here are some few things about Vitamix and Ninja regarding the construction of drive sockets in both of them that need to take account of.
I am pretty sure that the hype which was aroused about Vitamix and Ninja was because most of the people predicted instead of being assured that Ninja is fairly cheap and still can blend stuff anyway! So why would I spend over 100 bucks on a blender like Vitamix?
Well, here is the punch! Vitamix being utterly expensive still sells because of the ergonomic construction of its drive socket. Yes, it uses metal gear on the drive socket along with rubber made elastic pad.
Also, where you place the container is the place where it gets the motor connection from, and it's called the mounting part, which is also made of rubber. And with no second thoughts, you can be assured that the overall build of the Vitamix drive socket is praiseworthy.
In terms of the drive socket's material, Ninja is merely adequate because it uses plastic gear on the drive socket. And the mount where you connect the container is also made of the same material.
So, it's pretty clear to you (I presume) because who wants plastics these days? Not just that, but it has become obsolete, and also it is not sturdy enough for the long run. Even in a minimum investment, you are supposed to seek for metal drive sockets or something better than plastics. So, I think Ninja lags behind here, as well.
Blades - Witness The Major Difference!
The blades of your blender will decide the texture of your desired paste. And if you want to blend nutritious fruit that consists of lumps and seeds, you ought to be a little picky while shopping for a blender.
Because then you have to be very careful regarding the blade material as in whether they are laser cut, metal-made, or just plastic.
Interestingly, in a face-off between Vitamix and Ninja, one of the biggest differences that raised chaos was the blade materials they have used.
Well, then. Let’s see what’s the material is.
Recently I kept a track on the releases of Vitamix, and one thing that allured me the most was the manufacturers always ensure laser-cut, stainless steel or hard-edged blades in all of their editions.
And you may ask why they use hardened edges in their blades whereas pointy and sharp blades are supposed to grind the ingredients better! Well, the whole assumption is terrifically wrong.
Because when you already have a powerful motor that runs fast, the blade will automatically get the job done in a fraction of a minute. Also, if the blade is extensively edgy, you are more likely to get injured when cleaning or pulling it out from the blender.
So not only Vitamix ensures the ideal material of its blade but also the user’s safety!
Well, Ninja's blade is all about the plastic shaft. And here's the thing, plastic shafts are relatively sharp than laser-cut, stainless steel or hardened blades.
The fact is, this sharpness may help you crushing the ice cubes adequately, but the problem is when you are done blending, you have to take out the whole blade from the blender to pour it again with new ingredients.
And here’s when you are likely to get hurt as the blade edges are extremely pointy. Also, while cleaning the blender, you will always have to fumble with the blades.
Judgment: Vitamix ensures adequate blending and user safety as well, whereas Ninja fails in safety prospect. But gladly, when the customers complained a lot about the blade quality, the manufacturer of Ninja crafted a new edition that has hardened blades.
Are They Safety?
As I had given a fair glance at the customer reviews, I didn't find a single complaint that resembles a lack of security in both of the blenders. Just to remind you that the Ninja blends are a bit risky when you try to clean it, although you can always conduct your protection.
Ease of Repair and Maintenance
Honestly, both of them are easy to clean and troubleshoot. First of all, Vitamix and Ninja strive in durability, and they keep their words, as well. Hence, hopefully, you don't need to face any inconvenience or complications while using these blenders.
But even if they need any troubleshooting, you will have a precise instruction manual and plenty of existing videos on youtube where you’re gonna perceive the easiest hacks of blender repairs and maintenance. So, this won’t be an issue.
Now, about cleaning, all you have to do is to sprinkle a tiny portion of dishwasher inside the container, add some lukewarm water, close the lid, turn on the blender at the highest speed, and in 2-3 swirl your blender jar will look crystal clear and grease-free.
Also, this helps the water to reach through the deepest edges of the blades where some of the ingredient sticks. However, when using any of the Vitamix models, you don't even need to do that as it features a cleaning mechanism, which permits you to clean all the parts of your blender at once.
And when you have Ninja, it doesn’t really have any built-in cleaning function, still it reciprocates well while cleaning in a regular manner.
Nobody wants to invest in something that doesn't payback! And you also shouldn't forget that it's not always about the quality of a particular device. Sometimes it depends on how you use it, and either you try to grow the habit of organizing electronic gears ideally or not.
Indeed, you can expand the longevity of your device, and when it comes to blenders, there's no exception, as well. However, the durability of every material is different, so are their ways of boosting their life span.
Here, Vitamix ensures excellent customer reliability by nurturing its longevity and offering almost 10 years of warranty. However, not all of the model of Vitamix provides ten years of warranties, but the range starts from 5 to 10 definite years.
On the other hand, Ninja buckles up two years limited warranty although the period can estimate in certain conditions.
Now, you may be confused that if my blender stops working at all and I need to ask for the privilege of the warranty, how I am going to reach them? Well, no matter you have Vitamix or Ninja, you just need to call their customer services for verifying your replacement offers and servicing.
Quick Test and Aftermaths
Who am I to decide the winner between Vitamix and Ninja? Exactly none of us can take the authority to state anything explicitly, but what we can do is a quick test to evaluate both of their blending capacity and then concluding.
So, you surely don’t want to buy both of them and test by yourself, right? Herein, I have studied some of the test-by-tests regarding the blending performance of Vitamix and Ninja, and the result was pretty exciting and impressive, though.
Let me enlighten you with some of the tests and aftermaths.
When making a smoothie or your favorite milkshake, the main problem you always face is to crush the ice cubes. So, when people entered the same portion of ice cubes in both of the blenders and left it to blend for 10 seconds at the same speed, the result was surprising!
There literally wasn’t any difference between the Vitamix blend and the Ninja blend. In fact, Ninja's appliances were almost on point, and it whipped the ice cubes into plain water without any interruption. However, Vitamix did process the ice cubes a bit faster than Ninja.
Still, you can bet on Ninja’s blending capabilities in this regard.
Well, usually, protein shakes consist of more substantial batches of fruits and lumpy ingredients.
So, when you expect to make your protein shake in your blender, sometimes the blender stops abruptly, or in the worst case, you feel like something is burning inside the motor.
But in cases of Ninja and Vitamix, making protein shakes become effortless. Also, pulverizing the large fruit batches requires a high-speed motor, and as you know, Vitamix and Ninja both are high-performance blenders and mounts the peak of speed.
Honestly, if you are expecting to make hot soup from any of the Nutri Ninja models, then let me tell you that the older models suck at it, although with the new Nutri Ninja models, you may have a plus.
But if you want to pour your blender with some steaming hot substance and want it to be freezing cold after blending, then Vitamix can be your feat.
So these are some universally tested results of Vitamix and Ninja appliances. Make sure you know your eating habits and recipes well so that you recognize the perfect blender in no time.
Verdict - Who’s the Winner?
Do you want a lump-free snowy drink, batter, or sauce? Or are you in a tight budget? No matter what, Ninja blenders will do the math for you. Being utterly inexpensive, efficient, and durable, it owns the consumer's heart!
Also, Nutri Ninja has bullet blenders that easily fit into compact kitchen countertops, and you can also take them along with you literally anywhere you want! So, if you are a student or a hopeless traveler, having a nutria Ninja bullet blender can be your ultimate companion!
But when you want a premium quality, supremely efficient and impeccably sturdy blender for your spacious kitchen and sophisticated recipes that seek for multiple events of heavy blending, then you should stick Vitamix unless money is stressing you!
So, as you can see, both of them are amazing in their own aspects of blending and also few things set them apart. Hence, both of them win in their own ways.
Now the choice is yours!