Breville Boss to Go vs Nutri Ninja: Personal Blender Comparison
Healthy lifestyle is more convenient than ever.
And it’s not only about Planet Fitness and CrossFit gyms opening on every corner but also new and more effective ways to eat healthy.
Addressing the trend, personal blenders allow you to make smoothies and protein shakes to enjoy them on the go right from the cup they were prepared in. That’s peak performance right there in terms of the convenience.
Today, we will compare two of the most popular blenders on the market to figure out which is worth the investment.
The Comparison Table
Before we get into the comparison, you can take a look at the table below. It outlines some of the basic technical features, knowing which can be useful when deciding on a purchase.
|Product||Breville Boss to Go||Nutri Ninja|
|Material||Stainless steel||Stainless steel|
|Dimensions||15,9” x 6,0” x 6,0”||14,1” x 6,3” x 6,7”|
|Weight||7,1 lbs||5,5 lbs|
|Jars||23 oz + 16 oz||24 oz + 18 oz|
|Blend modes||–||Blend, Ultra Blend, Pulse|
Breville Boss to Go
Breville Boss to go is a more expensive option, and it surely makes up for it with its build quality and features.
The device offers a sturdy die-cast base, which is absent on its competitors’ side. The bowl that holds the cup on the base of the blender is made out of stainless steel, just like the blades.
That package can make you sure that it won’t break over long-term usage.
The base is relatively compact, so you won’t have any problems keeping it on your kitchen counter or in the cabinet.
Now, about that cup. It also has some unique features to it.
The cup design offers smooth edge rims, which you don’t often see on blender cups. The rim is similar to that of a regular cup, and that makes it easy to drink right out of it. No need to place a lid over the cup. I think those guys figured out how easy it is to lose that thing.
Let’s go over some features that set the Breville Boss to Go apart from the competition.
The motor has only one speed setting at 25 000 RPM, but let me assure you it will be enough — with the peak of 1000 watts, the blades will chew through anything.
There is a so-called Kinetix® blade and bowl system which consists of two sets of blades:
- Serrated central blades, that meant to pull the ingredients down so everything get blended properly;
- Curved sweeping blades that do the rest of the “blending”.
On top of all that, there are two tumblers you can use: one Mega (23 oz) and one Large (16 oz).
Now, here we have a bit larger body than that of Breville Boss to Go, even though it is not that tall. But, since it has more plastic in its build, Nutri ninja is noticeably lighter, coming at 5.5 lbs (2.5 kg) against Breville’s 7.1 lbs (3.2 kg).
Keep that in mind when deciding on a purchase — that blender may not fit in a stocked cabinet.
The base has a bit of a cheap feeling to it because of that plastic. Most important parts are made to last, though, like the transmission gear. The gear also features an overheat protection to prevent the burnout of the blender.
And then there’s the cup.
The main one holds 24 oz of liquid, so you can easily take it wherever you go. It is easy to clean and can be put on the top rack of the dishwasher.
Unlike its competitor, Nutri Ninja offers three speed options that max out at 17 600 RPM. The power is the same at 1000 watts.
And what about the blending? Well, there are three modes that combine pulsing, blending, and pausing patterns. You can choose from the following options:
- Blend — offers the perfect consistency for fruit smoothies;
- Ultra Blend — better-suited for green leaves and juice-like consistency;
- Pulse — puree consistency.
There’s also no need to time your blend — each mode has a setting that stops blending when the right consistency is reached.
Another aspect that is similar between Nutri Ninja and Breville Boss — the number of tumblers. The Nutri Ninja has two of those as well: one 24 oz and another a bit larger at 18 oz.
As we can see, those to personal blenders are quite close when it comes to their features and technical characteristics.
But what is more important is how they do their job, right?
So let’s see how they blend almond butter.
Starting with butter, we can already see the difference. The tech in Breville Boss to Go does a better job at leaving no chunks of almonds. The texture is smooth and the butter was ready in 3 minutes.
On the other hand, Nitro Ninja produced butter with more of a crunchy texture with some unprocessed almonds inside. On top of that, it took the blender twice longer to do the job — that would be around 6 minutes.
Yes, you can also add ice to your drinks before you blend them to keep them cool. In terms of the flavor and volume though it’s best to use frozen fruits — they would also keep the drink cool.
Some of the manufacturers sell tumblers separately in case you need a replacement or the one of different volume. In our case, Nutri Ninja provides those, while Breville Boss to Go doesn’t.
The rule of thumb here is to keep your blender from overheating. So if something you want to do doesn’t require blending for an extensive period of time — go for it. You can also check the manual of your device — there might be some tips on how to blend different things.