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Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System Blender Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Sep 16, 2022 at 10:08 am
Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System Picture
7.3
Multi-Purpose
7.1
Smoothies (Single Serving)
8.0
Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
5.2
Ice Crushing
9.4
Soups
8.0
Professional Use
Blender Type
Immersion Blender
Power
650 W
Hot Blending
Yes

The Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System is an immersion blender that converts into a hand mixer. It comes with beaters for mixing as well as a whisk attachment. Its immersion design makes it suitable for blending hot ingredients directly in a pot or pan, and you can also blend in the included 24-ounce beaker.

Our Verdict

7.3 Multi-Purpose

The Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System is decent for multi-purpose use. Its immersion design makes it very well-suited for blending hot ingredients directly in a pot, and it can produce a very smooth puree with ingredients like kale. While it's not ideal for other blending jobs like processing nuts or crushing ice, it comes with a mixer attachment, so you can use it like a hand mixer when making cookies or cake batter. There's also a whisk included for whipping cream or stirring salad dressing. It's very sturdy and easy to clean by hand.

Pros
  • Makes a smooth blend with fibrous ingredients.
  • Great build quality.
  • Ηot blends.
  • Comes with beater and whisk attachments.
  • Easy to clean.
Cons
  • Not suitable for ice crushing.
  • Not ideal for nut butter.
  • Somewhat loud.
7.1 Smoothies (Single Serving)

The Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System is decent for single-serve smoothies. The 24-ounce beaker is suitable for single-serve portions of smoothies. It does a good job of processing small batches of fibrous ingredients like kale, meaning it can produce a well-blended green smoothie. It's well-built and easy to clean by hand. Ηowever, its design makes it unsuitable for crushing ice.

Pros
  • Makes a smooth blend with fibrous ingredients.
  • Great build quality.
  • Easy to clean.
Cons
  • Not suitable for ice crushing.
  • Somewhat loud.
8.0 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)

The Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System is great for multiple servings of smoothies. It can make a very smooth puree with fibrous ingredients, so you can use it to make a silky smoothie with leafy greens or fruits. However, the included beaker only has a 24-ounce capacity, so one batch only serves one or two people. Since it's an immersion blender, you can use another container if you have one. That said, if you're looking for a blender for making big batches of smoothies, a full-size blender is more convenient.

Pros
  • Makes a smooth blend with fibrous ingredients.
  • Great build quality.
  • Easy to clean.
Cons
  • Not suitable for ice crushing.
  • Somewhat loud.
5.2 Ice Crushing

The Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System isn't suitable for ice crushing. The blades can break up ice cubes, but the blender's immersion design and bell-shaped blade guard make it very difficult to use for ice crushing.

Pros
  • Great build quality.
  • Easy to clean.
Cons
  • Not suitable for ice crushing.
  • Somewhat loud.
9.4 Soups

The Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System is fantastic for soups. Its immersion design helps make it very suitable for this purpose since you can stick the blending arm directly in the pot you're using to cook your ingredients. It does a very good job of processing ingredients like kale, so it can help with making a smooth soup or sauce. While it doesn't achieve the completely silky-smooth texture that some full-size models like the KitchenAid K400 can, since there are some visible grains left over, it can still do a great job with most recipes.

Pros
  • Makes a smooth blend with fibrous ingredients.
  • Great build quality.
  • Ηot blends.
  • Easy to clean.
Cons
  • Somewhat loud.
8.0 Professional Use

The Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System is excellent for professional use. It's very well-built, meaning it can withstand daily use, and it's very well-suited for blending hot ingredients directly in a pot or pan. It makes a smooth puree with fibrous ingredients like kale, so it works well for soups and sauces. It also has some helpful attachments, including beaters for mixing cookie dough and cake batter and a whisk for whipped cream or mayonnaise. Its easy to clean and dishwasher-safe, but its immersion design makes it unsuitable for ice crushing and hard to use for thick mixtures like nut butter.

Pros
  • Makes a smooth blend with fibrous ingredients.
  • Great build quality.
  • Ηot blends.
  • Easy to clean.
Cons
  • Not suitable for ice crushing.
  • Not ideal for nut butter.
  • Somewhat loud.
  • 7.3 Multi-Purpose
  • 7.1 Smoothies (Single Serving)
  • 8.0 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
  • 5.2 Ice Crushing
  • 9.4 Soups
  • 8.0 Professional Use
  1. Updated Sep 16, 2022: Review published.
  2. Updated Sep 12, 2022: Early access published.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Dimensions
Height
15.9" (40.5 cm)
Width 2.9" (7.4 cm)
Depth 3.5" (9.0 cm)
Weight
2.2 lbs (1.0 kg)
Shaft Length (Immersion Blenders)
7.3" (18.6 cm)

The Ninja CI101's blending arm is a bit shorter than other immersion blenders but won't have an issue reaching the bottom of pots and pans. You can also reconfigure it into a hand mixer with the beaters, but when you're storing it, it takes up less space with the beaters and mixer attachment detached.

8.0
Design
Build Quality

The Ninja CI101 has a great build quality. It's made of stainless steel and plastic that has a satiny finish. Although it doesn't feel premium, the blender, attachments, and jars are sturdy and solid. There's a button to release the attachment from the motor base, which is nice because there's no risk of twisting the two pieces apart by accident when you're using the blender. There's also a button on the mixer attachment to release the beaters. The motor base has an arrow to help align the mixer or blending arm attachment when you're assembling it.

10
Design
Jar Capacity
Main Jar Capacity
N/A
Additional Jar Capacity
N/A

The Ninja CI101 comes with a 24-ounce jar, but you can also use it directly in a pot or pan because of its immersion design.

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

You can blend directly in the 24-ounce beaker when you don't want to use a pot or pan. It has a pouring spout and comes with a storage lid. The jar and lid are dishwasher-safe.

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

The Ninja CI101's blending blades are sharp and fixed to the blending arm. There are six blades in total, including two short ones that stick straight up in the middle. The blending arm is dishwasher-safe.

Design
Lid
Two-Part Lid
No
Lid Closing Type
Friction

The lid is easy to fit onto the beaker and remove, thanks to the knob in the center.

Design
Power Cord
Stow-Away Compartment
No
Cord Length
4.9 ft (1.5 m)

The power cord is a bit shorter than other immersion blenders', like the Breville Control Grip, but should easily reach an outlet near your counter.

Design
In The Box

  • Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System motor body
  • Blending arm
  • Whisk
  • Ηand mixer attachment
  • 2x Βeaters for hand mixer
  • 24-ounce beaker and lid
  • Owners guide, quick start guide, and recipe booklet

Performance
7.6
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Small Batches)
Jar Used
Included Beaker
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
6.0
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
8.0

The Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System is good at processing small batches of fibrous ingredients. It's not the easiest process since the immersion design means you need to hold the blender the entire time, but this allows you to blend in the container of your choosing. The blender doesn't struggle to process ingredients like kale and produces a smooth puree minus a few visible grains.

8.0
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Full Capacity)
Jar Used Included Beaker
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
6.0
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
8.5

The Ninja CI101 is excellent for large batches. Again, it's more hands-on than other blenders because of its immersion design, but it creates an even smoother texture when you're working with more ingredients, so it's not an issue to stick it in a deep pot to blend family-sized recipes. The result is a very smooth puree with very few visible grains.

2.3
Performance
Crushed Ice
Crushed Ice Preparation
3.0
Crushed Ice Texture
2.0

The Ninja CI101 isn't suitable for ice crushing. The ice cubes are blocked from reaching the blades by the bell-shaped guard. If you catch one by angling the blending arm, the blades can crush ice cubes, but some unprocessed bits are left behind.

7.3
Performance
Nut Butter
Nut Butter Preparation
4.0
Nut Butter Texture
9.5

The Ninja CI101 can make very smooth, spreadable nut butter if you work with a small batch of nuts. However, it's not ideal for that since you need to move the blender constantly, and it takes a while, so your arm can get tired.

6.7
Performance
Noise
Noise @ Max Speed
94.9 dB

It's not loud compared to many full-size blenders, but some immersion models like the Braun MultiQuick 5 are much quieter and less irritating to be near.

Performance
Blade Speed
Min Speed
10,000 RPM
Max Speed
15,400 RPM
Speed Adjustment Based On Jar Type
No

It has two speed settings when you're using the blending arm. 'Turbo' mode is quite a bit faster than the regular blending mode, which is nice when you want a burst of speed to get the smoothest texture. When using the mixer attachment, you can choose from 5 different speed settings.

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

When you're using the blending arm, you need to hold the power button down continuously to blend. For the faster 'Turbo' speed, hold down the power and Turbo button at the same time. You can also use this blender as a hand mixer with the mixer attachment and beaters attached. The mixer has a separate control panel with five different speed presets you can cycle through with your thumb, plus 'Turbo' mode.

8.5
Ease Of Use
Cleaning

The Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System is easy to clean. If you were using the beaker, it's helpful to fill it with soap and water and run the blender for a few seconds. That removes a lot of the residue from the jar and blades. You still need to wipe the blade bell, blades, and jar with a sponge or brush, but no part of it is very tricky to clean.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

 The Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System comes in 'Βlack'. You can see the label for the unit we tested here. If you come across another variant, let us know in the discussions, and we'll update our review.

Compared To Other Blenders

The Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System stands out from other immersion blenders because you can also configure it as a hand mixer, so you can use it for making cookie dough or cake batter. There's also a 24-ounce beaker with a storage lid and a whisk included. Unlike some immersion blenders like Breville Control Grip, it doesn't come with a food processing bowl, but you can buy one from Ninja separately. Like almost all immersion blenders, it's not a good choice for hard ingredients like nuts or ice cubes. However, it outperforms models like the Bamix Mono M133 and All-Clad KZ750DGT when creating a smooth puree with fibrous ingredients, which is important if you like making silky-smooth soups and sauces.

If you want more immersion blenders, check out our list of the best immersion blenders. If you're looking for a different type of blender, see our lists of the best blenders and the best smoothie blenders

Breville Control Grip

The Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System is better than the Breville Control Grip. It's better-built and more suitable for making a smooth puree with fibrous ingredients like kale. It comes with beaters and converts into a hand mixer. On the other hand, the Breville comes with a food processing bowl that you can use for slicing and chopping.

Vitamix Immersion Blender

The Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System is better than the Vitamix Immersion Blender. The Ninja has a better build quality, comes with a jar you can use for blending, and makes a smoother puree of fibrous ingredients. It's also easier to clean by hand and comes with beaters, so you can convert it into a hand mixer.

All-Clad KZ750DGT

The Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System is better than the All-Clad KZ750DGT. It's much sturdier, comes with a jar you can use for blending, and does a better job processing fibrous ingredients. It's also more versatile thanks to its beater and whisk attachments.

KitchenAid 5-Speed Hand Blender

The Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System is better for most purposes than the KitchenAid 5-Speed Hand Blender. It's sturdier, easier to clean, and makes a smoother puree of fibrous ingredients. It converts into a hand mixer and comes with a whisk. On the other hand, the KitchenAid comes with an additional blade that you can use for ice crushing and comes with a food processing bowl. It's also quieter.

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