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Ninja Fit Blender Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Jan 18, 2022 at 11:38 am
Ninja Fit Picture
7.2
Multi-Purpose
8.8
Smoothies (Single Serving)
6.9
Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
6.1
Ice Crushing
3.0
Soups
5.7
Professional Use

The Ninja Fit is a personal blender that comes with a pair of 16-ounce jars meant for single-serve smoothies and protein shakes. There's a to-go lid for each jar so you can bring your drink with you on the go. It has a compact, simple design, but you need to push on the jar continuously to blend, which some may find inconvenient. The jars, lids, and blades are top-rack dishwasher-safe.

Our Verdict

7.2 Multi-Purpose

The Ninja Fit blender is decent for multi-purpose use. It's meant for making single-serve smoothies and works really well for that purpose. It can make a smooth blend with fibrous ingredients like kale and produce small batches of crushed ice. It even makes smooth, spreadable nut butter. ฮ—owever, the jars' 16-ounce capacity is limiting, and you need to push on the jar to blend, so it's not ideal for multiple batches. Like most personal blenders, it can't hot blend and has only one speed setting.

Pros
  • Easy to clean by hand.
  • Smoothly blends fibrous ingredients like kale.
Cons
  • Can't fit many ice cubes at once.
8.8 Smoothies (Single Serving)

The Ninja Fit blender is great for making single-serve smoothies. It comes with a pair of 16-ounce jars that are meant for making personal drinks like smoothies and shakes. They come with matching to-go lids. It makes a very smooth blend of fibrous ingredients like kale, so smoothies turn out silky even if you add tough ingredients like kale. The jars and lids are also dishwasher-safe and easy to clean by hand.

Pros
  • Easy to clean by hand.
  • Smoothly blends fibrous ingredients like kale.
Cons
  • Push-to-blend controls.
6.9 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)

The Ninja Fit blender is okay for making multiple servings of smoothies. The 16-ounce jars are meant for making personal-sized smoothies, so it's not ideal for that purpose. However, it makes a silky blend with fibrous ingredients like kale. The jars and lids are easy to clean by hand and dishwasher-safe.

Pros
  • Easy to clean by hand.
  • Smoothly blends fibrous ingredients like kale.
Cons
  • Small 16-ounce capacity.
  • Push-to-blend controls.
6.1 Ice Crushing

The Ninja Fit blender is mediocre for crushing ice. It can't handle very many ice cubes at once, so if you're making crushed ice for drinks, you need to work in batches. That said, it's decently well-built and makes mostly snow-like ice with some icy, clumpy patches.

Pros
  • Makes snow-like crushed ice.
Cons
  • Can't fit many ice cubes at once.
3.0 Soups

Like most personal blenders, the Ninja Fit isn't safe to use for hot blending, so it's not ideal for making soup. The jars' small capacity also means you need to work in batches if you're making soup for more than one person. However, it makes a smooth puree of fibrous ingredients, so you can use it to blend room temperature ingredients into a silky soup or sauce.

Pros
  • Smoothly blends fibrous ingredients like kale.
Cons
  • Can't hot blend.
5.7 Professional Use

The Ninja Fit blender is poor for professional use. It can whip up a fantastic smoothie in little time and makes smooth, spreadable nut butter and nearly snow-like crushed ice. Unfortunately, its jars can only hold 16 ounces, 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
  • Smoothly blends fibrous ingredients like kale.
Cons
  • Can't fit many ice cubes at once.
  • Small 16-ounce capacity.
  • Can't hot blend.
  • 7.2 Multi-Purpose
  • 8.8 Smoothies (Single Serving)
  • 6.9 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
  • 6.1 Ice Crushing
  • 3.0 Soups
  • 5.7 Professional Use
  1. Updated Sep 23, 2022: Revised text to match results updated to Test Bench 1.0.
  2. Updated Aug 25, 2022: The result for 'Blades - Removable' changed from 'No' to 'Yes' because the blade assembly lid is removable from the jar.
  3. Updated Jul 28, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  4. Updated Jan 18, 2022: Review published.
  5. Updated Jan 11, 2022: Early access published.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

This blender 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 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 blender 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. It 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.

Ninja Nutri-Blender Plus

The Ninja Fit is a bit better than the Ninja Nutri-Βlender Plus. The Fit is better-built, makes a silkier puree with fibrous ingredients, and it's easier to clean by hand. Its to-go lids have a better design, since the to-go lids that come with the Nutri-Βlender feel prone to opening accidentally. On the other hand, the Nutri-Βlender comes with three 20-ounce jars instead of two 16-ounce jars, which some may prefer.

Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro

The Ninja Fit is a bit better than the Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro. They both make fantastic smoothies, but the Fit makes a slightly smoother blend with small batches of fibrous ingredients like kale. It's somewhat quieter and easier to use to process hard ingredients like nuts. On the other hand, the Nutri Ninja Pro comes with an assortment of differently-sized jars. It's better for ice crushing since its 24-ounce jar can fit more ice cubes than the Fit's 16-ounce jars. 

NutriBullet Pro 900

The NutriBullet Pro 900 is a better personal blender than the Ninja Fit. It's more convenient to use and faster at processing fibrous ingredients like kale, so it doesn't take as long to make a silky smoothie. It's easier to use for recipes like nut butter, comes with bigger jars, and it's quieter when it's running. Then again, the Ninja can crush ice without liquid in the jar. It's easier to clean by hand and all of its components are dishwasher-safe. 

Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is better than the Ninja Fit for most purposes. The DUO has a better build quality and is easier to use, since you don't need to press down on the jar to blend. Its personal jars for single-serve smoothies have a bigger capacity, and it also comes with a 'Smoothie Βowl Maker' jar that makes it very easy to use for recipes like nut butter. On the other hand, it's very loud, and if you're just looking for a simple smoothie maker, you may prefer the Ninja Fit for that reason. 

Magic Bullet Essential

The Ninja Fit is a better personal blender than the Magic Bullet Essential. The Fit is sturdier and comes with two jars instead of one. There are also to-go lids for the jars. The two blenders are both fantastic at processing fibrous ingredients like kale, but the Fit also performs well for making nut butter and crushed ice.

NutriBullet Pro 1000

The Ninja Fit is better than the NutriΒullet PRO 1000 for most purposes. The Ninja makes slightly silkier blends with ingredients like kale, can crush ice, and does a better job with tough ingredients like nuts. On the other hand, the NutriBullet comes with bigger 32-ounce jars that are better for crushing ice. It's also easier to clean by hand.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Dimensions
Blender Type
Personal Blender
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 blender 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

It has a decent build quality. The motor base gear is similar to the Ninja Nutri-ฮ’lender Plus, but there's a more robust mechanism around it to help hold the jars steady. There's 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.

1.4
Design
Jar Capacity
Main Jar Capacity
16.0 oz (473 ml)
Additional Jar Capacity
16.0 oz (473 ml)

It comes with two jars with a 16-ounce max liquid capacity, which is on the small side even for a personal blender. They have markings that show the maximum fill line.

Design
Jar/Beaker Materials
Jar/Beaker Material
BPA-Free Plastic
Dishwasher Safe
Yes

The plastic jars are top-rack dishwasher-safe, along with the lids and blade assembly.

Design
Blades
Blade Type
Sharp
Blade Count
6
Removable
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
Yes

The blade assembly screws onto the jars like a lid. There are six sharp blades, including two in the middle that point straight up. The assembly is top-rack dishwasher-safe.

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

Aside from the blade assembly, there's a resealable to-go lid for each jar, meaning you can bring a smoothie on-the-go.

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

This 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

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

Performance
9.4
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Small Batches)
Jar Used
Main Jar
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
7.0
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
10

It's fantastic for making small batches of fibrous ingredients. It makes a virtually perfectly smooth puree with ingredients like kale. The only downside is you need to hold the jar down continuously to operate the blender. Blenders like the NutriBullet Pro+ have jars that lock into place for a more hands-free process.

9.0
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Full Capacity)
Jar Used Main Jar
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
7.0
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
9.5

It does a fantastic job of processing fibrous ingredients at full capacity. The jars can only fit 16 ounces at most, so you can't make a big batch of smoothies, but they produce a very smooth puree, even filled to the max. The result has a few more visible grains compared to what you get with a smaller batch, but it's still very smooth.

8.3
Performance
Crushed Ice
Crushed Ice Preparation
6.5
Crushed Ice Texture
9.0

It's great for crushing ice. Although we usually test personal blenders with batches of four ice cubes, the jar can only fit three, so the test was performed using four batches of three ice cubes. It makes nearly snow-like crushed ice, with some icy and clumpy bits. You need to hold the jar down to blend, so it's a bit annoying to use for ice crushing if you're making multiple batches.

8.2
Performance
Nut Butter
Nut Butter Preparation
7.0
Nut Butter Texture
9.0

This blender makes very smooth, spreadable nut butter. It doesn't take very long, but it's not the easiest process because you have to hold the jar down to blend. You also have to undock and shake the jar a few times to help all the nuts get processed.

6.8
Performance
Noise
Noise @ Max Speed
94.8 dB

It's not extremely loud, but there are quieter personal models, like the NutriBullet Pro 900 or Ninja Nutri-Blender Plus.

Performance
Blade Speed
Min Speed
20,300 RPM
Max Speed
20,300 RPM
Power
700 W
Speed Adjustment Based On Jar Type
No

The Ninja Fit single serve blender has one speed setting, so like most personal blenders, it's not ideal if you want to fine-tune the blending speed to suit different recipes.

Ease Of Use
Ease Of Use
Controls And Programs
On/Off Switch
No
Speed Presets
1
Speed Dial
No
Hot Blending
No
Pulse/Turbo Mode
No
Programs
0
Blending Time Indicator
No
Programmable Timer
No

It's a simple bullet blender you operate by pushing down on the jar. You can also simulate pulse mode by pressing and releasing in short intervals. It doesn't have any automatic blending programs.

9.0
Ease Of Use
Cleaning

The Ninja Fit is very easy to clean. Running the blender with soap and water in the jar is enough to get the jar and blades mostly clean. However, you may need to use a brush to reach into the narrow jars and to fully clean the very sharp blades.

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