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Product comparison: Ninja NJ600 vs Vitamix 5200 Standard

June 12, 2014
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There are a number of blenders on the market, each designed with special capabilities. That includes the Ninja NJ600 and the Vitamix 5200 Standard, which are two very different blenders. If you can’t decide between the two, let us help you out by comparing them.

More Blending Power

One of the major differences between the Ninja NJ600 and the Vitamix 5200 Standard is the amount of power they dish out.  While they both have some serious ice crushing power, by comparison the Vitamix is the real powerhouse of the two. The Vitamix features a 1380-watt  motor and the Ninja, 1100 watts. So, if you are going to be crushing ice and nuts until the cows come home, you may want to opt for the Vitamix.

No Pulse

One notable difference between the Ninja NJ600 and the Vitamix 5200 Standard is that the Vitamix machine does not offer a pulse button, which while not always is a necessity when blending, you may want a pulse button to do a quick blend and not fully chop up all of your ingredients. The pulse button also comes in handy when cleaning your blender — if you add water and a little dish detergent into your blender and hit pulse a few times, you will have one clean machine. If you are one that plans on making dishes that require a pulse feature on your blender, you will want to opt for the Ninja NJ600.

More Room For More Blending

Both the Vitamix and the Ninja come equipped with BPA-pitchers that can be replaced if necessary, but the difference is size.  While the Vitamix blender’s pitcher features a 64-ounce pitcher, the Ninja NJ600 has 8 additional ounces for blending all the more. If you plan on making large pitchers of milkshakes and iced concoctions this summer, you will want to consider the Ninja.

Clean-Up Time

After blending up smoothies, soups and sauces, you will want to clean your machine and if you want the easiest clean-up, you will want to buy the Ninja NJ600.  For starters, the Vitamix can’t be placed in a dishwasher, if it is, the pitcher will come out cloudy and you will risk breaking the seal.  The Ninja NJ600, however, is built to withstand the heat of a dishwasher, provided you place the parts, including the lid, pitcher and blade on the top rack of your dishwasher.

The Price

Price is always important to consider when buying any product. According to Consumer, the Ninja NJ600 is currently retailing for between $88.96 and $120, and the Vitamix $449. There are deals, that can be found on both products, but with a $300 difference in price, you will want to carefully consider which blender is right for you. If you are looking to save money, you may want to buy the Ninja NJ600 over the Vitamix model.