– Today we’re testing one of my favorite kitchen gadgets, the blender. So we’re gonna do a few tests to really test two
things, power and speed. Starting with the Vitamix. It costs around $400 to $600. The Vitamix is known for its horsepower. It’s supposed to be the
strongest out there, the biggest and the best. Your, sort of, dream blender. The Breville is $399, which is
kinda similar to the Vitamix. And then we have our two little guys at a better price point
of $100 for the Ninja and $40 for the Magic Bullet. I guess today we’ll find out
if the Vitamix is actually just a hype or if it is
actually that much better. The most important part of a blender is definitely the blade. Starting with the Vita, you can tell that the blade is flat. So the Breville, interestingly enough, this has six blades and they
call it the ‘hemisphere blade’, and it’s sort of a stacked
blade that’s sticking up. And then these two are
a standard four blade, which two of ’em stick up, so we’ll see how that
differs from these guys. So the first test we’re
doing is corn kernels. And the reason why we’re doing this is because corn kernels
are really hard to blend to actually get like really fine cornmeal. We’ll run it through a sieve,
and in a perfect world, the entire 200 grams
will be fine cornmeal. So we’ll see if that actually works out with any of these blenders. We’re just gonna do max
horsepower, full-on speed, just for the purposes of this test. (spirited music) Okay, ready? Go. (blenders whir) Look at this! It’s freaking amazing. Like I already know, like this, as it was blending, it was
like done in like 10 seconds. I mean, I think you
guys saw the horsepower on this guy when as
soon as you turn it on, it was like (imitates rapid whirring), which was amazing. Breville, not so bad either. The Hemisphere blade really kinda whipped the product inside the blender. The more time it’s in the air, the less time it’s actually
hitting the blade and blending, whereas the Vitamix with the flat blade kinda just stayed on the
bottom and didn’t whip up. This guy, it’s more about the horsepower and really not about the blade as much. Okay, starting with the Vita, and we’re using a scale
so that we can be exact with the measurement. And we’re just gonna dump it. Wow, this is really fine, actually. It did a really good job. All right. And now I have two
different types of cornmeal, the coarse and the fine. So the Vitamix got 165 grams of finely grounded cornmeal. And then the rest did
not go through the sifter and it will be more of a coarse cornmeal. So I believe that if we blended it for an entire minute
instead of 30 seconds, we probably could have gotten
all of this through the sieve. All right, so on to the Breville. Yeah, I can tell this is not
gonna be as good as the Vita. This is like a lot more coarse. So that looks pretty much done. 98 grams. Now, also the cornmeal doesn’t
feel as fine as the Vita, where the Vita really felt
like flour straight up. And this, you still get a
little bit of coarseness. So definitely a difference
in product as well, although it went through the same sieve, this feels more like flour, whereas the Breville feels more like sand. It’s like a private beach. So moving on to the compact blenders. These are shaped a little bit differently. The blade is separate from the container. Now, starting with the Ninja. There we go. Make sure it’s on tight. Honestly, the Magic Bullet, the one thing about it it’s
like super small and tiny. And I like small things ’cause I’m small. Hope I don’t break anything. Ready, set, go. (blenders whirring loudly) Oh, ow, my ears, it’s ringing. And I’m actually quite surprised to see that the Ninja looks
actually like pretty good. Look at that. This actually did a better job of rotating the product
inside the container. On to the Magic Bullet. I feel like that’s just
like your price difference. So starting with the Ninja. It’s very comparable with
the Breville, I think. I could tell by the
coarseness of the cornmeal. Well, actually, it might not be quite as good as the Breville,
but it’s almost there. 74 grams, pretty comparable
with the Breville. I mean, not as great,
but still really close, really, really close. And nice beach sand texture. A nude beach? Just kidding. Oh god, this is a little sad. Like some are actually just still whole, like completely whole. I think I’ll be lucky if I
get like 10 grams out of this. All right, I think that’s sadly all I can get from this. A whopping 15 grams. Oh, man, that was a little sad. So we know who the loser is here. Oh, you know what the funny thing is? I can tell immediately too that the powder is actually like really dark in color. Everything else is kinda
like vibrantly yellow. It really didn’t quite
blend any of the kernels, which probably means
it’s like just the skin. Maybe like wet sand, dirty sand. Don’t invite me to this beach. So the results are sort
of what I expected. The Vita, of course, really great product. Really good results. The Magic Bullet, not so good. But what is interesting is that the Breville and the Ninja
is like quite comparable. It was only off by like maybe 20 grams. Especially considering that the Breville is like four times more
expensive than the Ninja. Pretty awesome. 10 second smoothie challenge. We wanna test smoothies just because some of these guys are
literally for smoothies. And we’re just using basic
ingredients for this. It’s not really for flavor. It’s just for a test. So we’re just doing
frozen fruit and water. And we decided to do 10 seconds just because I feel like if you run it for like 30 seconds to a minute then you’re just gonna
get the same result, but right now we just wanna see speed. And we’re gonna hit it on max power and we’ll see the results. So starting with Vita. Fruit, half a cup of water. Is my timer on? Yum. All right, let’s dump
it out, see what we got. Perfectly, beautifully blended smoothie. I see no chunks. So that’s pretty smooth. We’ve got sorbet. No surprises here. Just moving down the line. We got our Breville. Timer’s set. (Breville whirs loudly) That was 10 seconds. I hate this lid. This looks like it did a
pretty great job as well. But let’s spoon through it and see if there’s any difference in product with the Vita. I do see a little bit of chunkiness. It’s really not as smooth as the Vita. So initially, I didn’t see
like the biggest difference, but I think when I was pouring it out, you could definitely tell that the Vitamix had more of like a blended product, whereas the Breville, it’s
like a little bit separated. There’s a little bit of chunkiness, and it’s just like very watery. It’s like a different texture. Now, moving on to our mini
or more compact blenders. Let’s start with the Ninja. Ready, set, go. Let’s see. A little chunkiness happening here, but it’s still pretty good. I would say it’s very
comparable with the Breville. It is blended better. Like for some reason, the Breville, the water seemed like very separated. It was very watery. Last, but not least,
well maybe, the least, the Magic Bullet. But I’m hoping to get like at least a similar product because I feel like the Magic Bullet is really for smoothies. It’s made to pulse, but we’re just gonna go
straight through for 10 seconds. Ready, set, go. Not bad. Oh, yep, I got a huge chunk of fruit. Oh, you know what? And I can smell the motor. A lot of chunks of berries. Just to note that with
these types of blenders, it’s meant to stop and maybe
shake and then do it again. So we know that that’s how you do it. Obviously, we have a clear
winner with the Vitamix, winning in both power and speed. The price point says it all. And then the Magic Bullet, which was last, but only $40. What I am surprised with is
the Ninja and the Breville. Similar results. The Breville was a tad bit better, but with the price point
being four times more than the Ninja, I would
say definitely the Ninja is a great, great product. The Vitamix is great,
but it might be a pain to take out just to make a
smoothie or a salad dressing. So I feel like that’s great with the Ninja just ’cause it’s like small and compact. It can live on your counter, it’s super quick and convenient. So I definitely say if you have a budget for it, go for it. But also, I really love the Ninja because it’s compact,
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