Both the Ninja Kitchen System Pulse and Cuisinart SmartPower Deluxe are easy to clean and come with detachable blades. The Ninja Kitchen Pulse costs less and excels at evenly blended drinks, while the Cuisinart SmartPower has a larger processing bowl and multiple blending speeds.
Costing between $69.94 and $83.99 as of 2015, the Ninja Kitchen System Pulse crushes, blends and processes food for an even mixture of ingredients. The 550-watt appliance comes with dough hook and paddle attachments in addition to Total Crushing Technology blades. The Ninja Kitchen System Pulse is a single-speed device and has a 40-ounce processing bowl with removable blades for easy clean-up. The blender comes with two single-serving containers and attachable lids for those who want to take a drink on-the-go.
The cost of a Cuisinart SmartPower Deluxe ranges between $69.99 and $165 as of 2015, with the cheapest model being the Black Wrinkle-colored model. The 600-watt motor comes with four blending speeds, including pulse, ice-crush and quiet, low-speed settings. The blades of a Cuisinart SmartPower can be removed for easier cleaning and the Deluxe model comes with a 48-ounce processing bowl. An auto-stop feature keeps the blender from running too long without supervision, entering standby mode after running for two minutes without interruption.