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Ninja CE200 vs Ninja CE251: Which Coffee Maker Is Better?

    Ninja CE200 vs Ninja CE251

    There is no substitute for the first cup of coffee in the morning. It’s a ritual as familiar as putting on your socks and not something you want to mess around with. If you are looking for a new coffee machine or this is your first drip coffee machine, the choice is extensive.

    Ninja is well-known for its kitchen appliances and its coffee machines have a great reputation. Today, we will look at what sets the Ninja CE200 vs CE251. We will discuss features like the coffee capacity, ease of use, and technology. After a comparison chart and some pros and cons, we will decide which is the better drip coffee machine.

    The Ninja CE200 and the Ninja CE251 are incredibly similar. We will start with these specifications.

    Ninja CE200 vs Ninja CE251 – Similarities

    Quick Glance

    The side-by-side chart below looks at the features of the Ninja CE200 and the Ninja CE251 for a quick overview.

    Name
    Ninja Coffee Brewer 12-Cup Capacity Carafe Dishwasher Safe Programmable Coffee Maker Bar Reusable Filter CE200 (Renewed)
    Our Pick
    Ninja CE251 Programmable Brewer, with 12-cup Glass Carafe, Black and Stainless Steel Finish
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    Ninja Coffee Brewer 12-Cup Capacity Carafe Dishwasher Safe Programmable Coffee Maker Bar Reusable Filter CE200 (Renewed)
    Ninja CE251 Programmable Brewer, with 12-cup Glass Carafe, Black and Stainless Steel Finish
    Size
    8.74 x 9.94 x 14.61 inches
    8.74 x 9.94 x 14.61 inches
    Weight
    6.48lbs
    6.48lbs
    Color
    Black
    Black
    Coffee Types
    Classic and rich brew
    Classic and rich brew
    Coffee Sizes
    1-12 cups
    1-12 cups
    Carafe Type
    Glass
    Glass
    Warming Plate
    Filter Type
    Gold-Tone Permanent Filter
    Paper filter kit
    Water Reservoir
    60-oz
    60-oz
    Technology
    Hotter brewing technology, Thermal Flavor Extraction, Flavor Straw
    Hotter brewing technology, Thermal Flavor Extraction, Flavor Straw
    Settings
    Brew Pause, Delay, Auto-shut-off
    Brew Pause, Delay, Auto-shut-off
    Clean Feature
    Ninja Scoop
    Warranty
    1 year
    1 year
    Prime status
    -
    Name
    Ninja Coffee Brewer 12-Cup Capacity Carafe Dishwasher Safe Programmable Coffee Maker Bar Reusable Filter CE200 (Renewed)
    Image
    Ninja Coffee Brewer 12-Cup Capacity Carafe Dishwasher Safe Programmable Coffee Maker Bar Reusable Filter CE200 (Renewed)
    Size
    8.74 x 9.94 x 14.61 inches
    Weight
    6.48lbs
    Color
    Black
    Coffee Types
    Classic and rich brew
    Coffee Sizes
    1-12 cups
    Carafe Type
    Glass
    Warming Plate
    Filter Type
    Gold-Tone Permanent Filter
    Water Reservoir
    60-oz
    Technology
    Hotter brewing technology, Thermal Flavor Extraction, Flavor Straw
    Settings
    Brew Pause, Delay, Auto-shut-off
    Clean Feature
    Ninja Scoop
    Warranty
    1 year
    Prime status
    -
    Our Pick
    Name
    Ninja CE251 Programmable Brewer, with 12-cup Glass Carafe, Black and Stainless Steel Finish
    Image
    Ninja CE251 Programmable Brewer, with 12-cup Glass Carafe, Black and Stainless Steel Finish
    Size
    8.74 x 9.94 x 14.61 inches
    Weight
    6.48lbs
    Color
    Black
    Coffee Types
    Classic and rich brew
    Coffee Sizes
    1-12 cups
    Carafe Type
    Glass
    Warming Plate
    Filter Type
    Paper filter kit
    Water Reservoir
    60-oz
    Technology
    Hotter brewing technology, Thermal Flavor Extraction, Flavor Straw
    Settings
    Brew Pause, Delay, Auto-shut-off
    Clean Feature
    Ninja Scoop
    Warranty
    1 year
    Prime status

    Appearance

    The Ninja CE200 and the Ninja CE251 are both ideal If you have a small kitchen and little countertop space. They measure 8.74 x 9.94 x 14.61 inches and weigh just 6.48 pounds. They come in black with elements in stainless steel.

    Coffee Types

    If a classic coffee is enough for your hit of caffeine, there is a touch button on the control panel for a classic brew. If you need a little extra kick, the Ninja CE200 and the Ninja CE251 have a rich brew button for a stronger flavor.

    Ninja CE251 review

    Coffee Sizes

    You can brew 1 to 12 cups of coffee with the Ninja CE200 and the Ninja CE251. There is a small batch feature for up to 4 cups. There is also the option to brew half a carafe or a full carafe with 12 cups of coffee.

    Carafe

    The carafes that come with the Ninja CE200 and the Ninja CE251 are made of glass. There is a mess-free spout and a lid to help keep freshly brewed coffee hot.

    Warming Plate

    As well as the lid on the carafe, the Ninja CE200, and the Ninja CE251 have warming plates. The warming plates can be turned on from the control panel and they will keep coffee warm for up to 4 hours.

    Water Reservoir

    On the sides of the Ninja CE200 and the Ninja CE251, there is a 60-ounce water reservoir. You can either take the lid off to refill the reservoir or you can remove the water reservoir to easily fill them up under the faucet.

    Ninja CE200 review

    Technology

    The Ninja CE200 and the Ninja CE251 have hotter brewing technology, making sure the coffee is brewed at the perfect temperature. This is helped by the Thermal Flavor Extraction that ensures fast brewing and even coffee extraction. Finally, with Flavor Straw the coffee is circulated around the carafe as it brews so that the first and last drop of coffee is poured at the same temperature.

    Settings

    One of the convenient settings with the Ninja CE200 and the Ninja CE251 is the brew-pause. You can pause the coffee machines when they are brewing larger capacities, pour a coffee, and restart the brewing. They are programmable, so you can set the timer to start brewing at any time of the day. To be more energy-efficient, the coffee machines will automatically switch off after 2 hours.

    Clean Feature

    The Ninja CE200 and the Ninja CE251 have clean features. If you notice the brew cycle is slower than usual, the coffee machines need descaling. You can add your cleaning product with a full water reservoir and press the clean cycle button.

    Ninja Scoop

    To measure out the precise coffee amounts, the Ninja CE200 and the Ninja CE251 come with a Ninja scoop with onboard storage so it is always handy.


    There are just two differences between the Ninja CE200 and the Ninja CE251, and to an extent, they are related.

    Differences Between Ninja CE200 and Ninja CE251

    Filter Type

    One type of filter will save you money but is harder to clean. The other is less convenient but better for health.

    Ninja CE200 comparison

    Ninja CE200

    This comes with a paper filter kit. You will need to make sure you always have a supply of paper filters, but this type of filter allows for anti-inflammatory properties to pass through.

    Ninja CE251

    This coffee machine comes with a permanent gold-tone filter.

    The Winner Is- A Tie

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    Value For Money

    If the filter type isn’t an issue for you, this might be the main basis of your decision.

    Ninja CE251 comparison

    Ninja CE200

    Currently, this is the cheaper coffee machine. There is a one-year warranty too.

    Ninja CE251

    Although it’s more expensive, we are talking about a few dollars. There is also a one-year warranty.

    The Winner Is- The Ninja CE200

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    Pros and Cons

    The coffee machines are so similar, the pros and cons also apply to both.

    Ninja CE200

    Ninja CE200

    Pros:

    • The aroma of the coffee is great
    • It’s easy to use and keep clean
    • The coffee has just the right taste on classic and rich brew

    Cons:

    • It’s a little slow to brew

    Ninja CE251

    Ninja CE251

    Pros:

    • It’s pretty much ready to use out of the box
    • The warming plate works very well
    • It uses quality parts that don’t seem easy to break

    Cons:

    • The quality control could be better

    The Final Verdict

    If you are going for the renewed version of the Ninja CE200, it’s worth mentioning that it doesn’t come with the filter or scoop. Considering the Ninja CE200 and the Ninja CE251 are the same coffee machine, and the fact that the Ninja CE251 takes the permanent gold-tone filter or paper filters, we felt this was the better drip-coffee machine.