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Ninja Fit Blender Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Jan 18, 2022 at 11:38 am
Ninja Fit Picture
6.5
Multi-Purpose
8.0
Smoothies/Protein Shakes
6.3
Ice Crushing
5.6
Soups
6.6
Professional Use
Blender Type
Personal Blender
Power
700 W

The Ninja Fit is a personal blender with two 16-ounce jars and matching to-go lids. It makes fantastic smoothies and very smooth, spreadable almond butter. Ηowever, while it does an okay job of crushing ice, it doesn't make snow-like crushed ice. It has a compact, simple design, but you need to push on the jar continuously to blend, which some may find a bit inconvenient. It also takes some effort to clean by hand when you're working with sticky ingredients, but on the plus side, cleanup is very easy after making something liquidy like a smoothie. The jars, lids, and blades are also top-rack dishwasher-safe.

Our Verdict

6.5 Multi-Purpose

The Ninja Fit is okay for multi-purpose use. It's decently well-built and makes fantastic smoothies and very smooth, spreadable almond butter. It also does a passable job of crushing ice. Ηowever, it only has one speed setting and lacks preset modes for different types of recipes. Also, like most personal blenders, you can't use it for hot blending, and its single-serve jars can't process very many ingredients at once. It's also tricky to clean by hand after making something sticky like almond butter.

Pros
  • Makes fantastic smoothies.
  • Decent build quality.
  • Makes incredible almond butter.
Cons
  • Not easy to clean by hand after making almond butter.
  • Makes clumpy crushed ice.
8.0 Smoothies/Protein Shakes

The Ninja Fit is great for smoothies and protein shakes. It comes with two 16-ounce jars with flip-top lids, so you can blend a smoothie and take it with you to go. It makes a cold, very well-blended smoothie quickly. Ηowever, if you add ingredients like kale, the smoothie has a slightly grainy texture. It's also not very good at making crushed ice. That said, it's very easy to clean by hand after making a smoothie, and all of its parts are top-rack dishwasher-safe, except for the motor base.

Pros
  • Easy to clean by hand after making a smoothie.
  • Makes fantastic smoothies.
Cons
  • Makes clumpy crushed ice.
6.3 Ice Crushing

The Ninja Fit is mediocre for ice crushing. It can't handle very many ice cubes at once and has trouble fully processing the ice. It can produce some crushed ice, but it has a clumpy texture and unprocessed chunks.

Pros
  • Decent build quality.
Cons
  • Makes clumpy crushed ice.
5.6 Soups

You can't use the Ninja Fit for hot blending, so it isn't suitable for making soup.

6.6 Professional Use

The Ninja Fit is fair for professional use. It can whip up a fantastic smoothie in little time and makes superb almond butter. Unfortunately, its jars can only hold 16 ounces, which is a bit limiting. There's only one speed setting, so you don't have much control over the process, and you need to hold down the jar continuously to blend, which may be a little annoying if you use the blender several times a day. Like most personal blenders, it can't hot blend. Also, while it's decently well-built, the plastic gears on the base and blade assembly don't feel particularly durable.

Pros
  • Makes fantastic smoothies.
  • Makes incredible almond butter.
Cons
  • Makes clumpy crushed ice.
  • Small 16-ounce capacity.
  • Can't hot blend.
  • 6.5 Multi-Purpose
  • 8.0 Smoothies/Protein Shakes
  • 6.3 Ice Crushing
  • 5.6 Soups
  • 6.6 Professional Use
  1. Updated Jan 18, 2022: Review published.
  2. Updated Jan 11, 2022: Early access published.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Dimensions
Height
13.1" (33.3 cm)
Width 4.1" (10.5 cm)
Depth 5.0" (12.6 cm)
Weight
3.1 lbs (1.4 kg)
Shaft Length (Immersion Blenders)
N/A

The Ninja Fit is a compact personal blender. It's a bit smaller and lighter than the Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro and the Ninja Nutri-Blender Plus and doesn't take up too much space on a kitchen counter or in a cupboard.

7.0
Design
Build Quality

The Ninja Fit has a decent build quality. The motor base gear is similar to the Ninja Nutri-Βlender Plus, but there's a more robust mechanism around it to help hold the jars steady. There's also a rubber ring around the bottom of the motor base that helps it grip onto surfaces. Unfortunately, the gears on the motor base and blade assembly are made of cheap-feeling plastic. The jar doesn't screw or lock onto the base either, so you have to hold it down to blend. Overall, it's not as well-built as the Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO.

Design
Main Jar/Beaker
Material
BPA-Free Plastic
Jar Capacity
16.0 oz (473.2 ml)
Beaker Capacity
N/A
Weight
0.6 lbs (0.3 kg)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes

The Ninja Fit comes with two 16-ounce jars. There's a max fill line at the 16-ounce mark and a measuring mark at eight ounces. The jars, lids, and blade assemblies can go on the top rack of your dishwasher.

Design
Additional Jar
Material
BPA-Free Plastic
Capacity
16.0 oz (473.2 ml)
Weight
0.7 lbs (0.3 kg)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes

There's one additional jar that's identical to the main jar.

Design
Blades
Blade Type
Sharp
Blade Count
6
Removable
No
Dishwasher Safe
Yes

There are six sharp blades that you can't remove from the blade assembly. Like other Ninja personal blenders, two are angled up, two are angled down, and two smaller blades in the center stick straight up. The blade assembly is top-rack dishwasher-safe.

Design
Lid
2 Part Lid
No
Lid Closing Type
Screw-On

The blade assembly screws onto the jar like a lid. Each jar also comes with a lid with a spout that flips open and closed.

Design
Power Cord
Stow Away Compartment
No
Cord Length
2.6 ft (0.8 m)

The Ninja Fit blender's power cord should be long enough to reach an outlet near your counter. There's no compartment to store it in when it's not in use.

Design
In The Box

  • Ninja Fit blender motor base
  • 2x 16 oz jar
  • 2x 'Sip & Seal' resealable to-go lid
  • Blade assembly
  • User guide and recipe booklet

Performance
Performance
Speed And Controls
Min Speed
20,300 RPM
Max Speed
20,300 RPM
Speed Dial
No
Pulse/Turbo Mode
Yes
Noise @ Max Speed
89.8 dB
On/Off Toggle
No

The Ninja Fit is a simple bullet blender that you operate by pushing down on the jar. You can also simulate pulse mode by pressing and releasing in short intervals. There's one speed setting that's quite fast, and it's much quieter than the Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO.

9.0
Performance
Almond Butter
Preparation Time
< 4 min
Texture
Smooth
Spreadability
Great
Unprocessed Almonds/Chunks
No

It makes superb almond butter. It easily breaks up the almonds and makes smooth, spreadable almond butter in less than four minutes. You need to undock the jar and shake it after every minute of blending to ensure the ingredients are all near the blades, but the overall process is easy. The blender does a great job of extracting the oils from the almonds, so the almond butter has a pleasant glossy texture. It's very uniformly blended, easy to spread, and tastes great.

9.0
Performance
Smoothie (Best Jar)
Jar Used
Main Jar
Preparation Time
< 2 min
Texture
Grainy

The Ninja Fit makes incredible smoothies. It takes less than two minutes to make a cold, tasty smoothie. You may need to undock the jar and shake it partway through the process to make sure all the ingredients get caught by the blades. The smoothie is slightly grainy and thick, but overall it's uniformly blended and pleasant to drink.

9.0
Performance
Smoothie (Other Jar)
Jar Used
Identical Jar(s)
Preparation Time
< 2 min
Texture
Grainy

The Ninja Fit comes with one extra jar. It's identical to the main jar, so we expect it to perform the same way.

6.0
Performance
Crushed Ice
Preparation Time
3 min
Ice Quality
Okay

The Ninja Fit blender is mediocre for ice crushing. Although we usually test personal blenders with batches of four ice cubes each, the jar can only fit three, so the test was performed using four batches of three ice cubes. Still, the jar is too narrow to allow all ice to get crushed. Even if you undock the jar and shake it, the blender doesn't crush all of the cubes, and the crushed ice it does produce has a clumpy texture.

Ease Of Use
Ease Of Use
Programs / Modes
Crushed Ice
No
Self-Clean Program
No
Single Serve
No
Timer
No

The Ninja Fit single-serve blender doesn't have any programs or modes.

6.5
Ease Of Use
Cleaning
Smoothie Cleaning
Simple
Almond Butter Cleaning
Difficult

It's adequately easy to clean. If you're working with liquidy ingredients, you can give the jar and blades a quick rinse and then run the blender with water and dish soap in the jar to get it completely clean. Ηowever, if you're working with sticky food like almond butter, a few more steps are required. After blending with warm water, you need to scrub any residue from under the blades with a brush. The grooves and bumps in the jars also tend to accumulate debris and need scrubbing with a brush.

Ease Of Use
Extra Features
Hot Blending
No
Additional Jugs
1 Personal Jug
Juicer Attachment
No
Food Processing Attachment
No
Heating Element
No
Noise Dome
No
Tamper
No
Vacuum Pump
No
Speed Adjustment Based On Jar Size
No

The Ninja Fit comes with two identical single-serve jars with resealable lids. Like most personal blenders, you can't use it to blend hot ingredients.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Ninja Fit comes in one variant with a black and silver color scheme. Our unit has the model number QΒ3001SS, and you can see its label here. It's also sometimes sold with the model numbers QΒ3000SS and QΒ3000SSW, but these appear to be identical, and we expect our results to be valid for those models as well. If you come across another variant, please let us know in the discussions, and we'll update our review.

Compared To Other Blenders

The Ninja Fit is a simple bullet blender that's operated by pushing down on the jar, like the Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro or the Ninja Nutri-Blender Plus. It makes significantly better smoothies and almond butter but isn't nearly as good at crushing ice. This may be because its jars are smaller and have a different shape. Still, you can use it to crush ice without liquid in the jar, unlike some personal blenders, like the NutriΒullet Pro. Unfortunately, unlike most other Ninja blenders, the manufacturer doesn't have replacement jars or other parts for this model available on its website.

Check out our recommendations for the best personal blenders, the best blenders for smoothies, and the best Ninja blenders.

NutriBullet Pro

The Ninja Fit is a more versatile personal blender than the NutriΒullet Pro. Βoth models make fantastic smoothies, but the Ninja is significantly better for making almond butter and can be used to crush ice, although it's not ideal for that purpose. It's also a bit smaller and much quieter when it's running. On the other hand, the NutriΒullet comes with bigger 32-ounce jars, which some may prefer to the Ninja's 16-ounce jars.

Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro

The Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro and the Ninja Fit have different strengths, and you may prefer either, depending on what you're looking for. The Fit makes significantly better almond butter and smoothies. It's also much quieter when it's running. Ηowever, the Pro is a better choice for ice crushing and is also easier to clean by hand.

Ninja Nutri-Blender Plus

The Ninja Nutri-Βlender Plus and the Ninja Fit perform similarly when making smooth almond butter and well-blended smoothies, but the Fit is a bit better overall. The Fit has a significantly better build quality since the to-go lids that come with the Nutri-Βlender feel prone to opening when you don't intend them to. It's also a bit smaller and lighter. On the other hand, the Nutri-Βlender Plus is easier to clean by hand when you're working with sticky ingredients. It also comes with three 20-ounce jars instead of two 16-ounce jars, which some may prefer.

Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is better than the Ninja Fit for most purposes. The DUO makes significantly better smoothies and crushed ice and takes less time to process the ingredients. It comes with two personal jars that you can use for smoothies as well as a 'Power Nutri Βowl' intended for thicker mixtures like smoothie bowls. It's also significantly better-built and easier to clean by hand. On the other hand, the Fit takes up less space on your counter. It's also much quieter when it's running.

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