My household lives on smoothies, almost every day. Sometimes even twice a day. Having a good blender, in my opinion, is a big factor whether you’re going to make smoothies on a regular basis or not.
Before this NINJA blender came into my life, I had a simple $30 blender I purchased nearly 10 years ago. It was a decent blender that served us well for several years. Two years ago, the blender started leaking on the bottom, the blade was no longer sharp, and the motor had hardly any power left to blend.
For Christmas, my daughters surprised me with a refurbished NINJA Professional Blender (NJ600) and I love it. I use it all the time and it makes the most delicious smoothies. If buying a Vitamix isn’t within your budget, the NINJA is the answer.
This blender has a sleek design. It looks very modern and minimalist, which I love.
You can select the speed according to you blending requirements. The pulse button is great for chopping and processing. Pretty straight forward.
This was new to me. The NINJA has a removable tower with six stainless steel blades. I really like this feature because it keeps food from getting stuck under the blades. The blades pulverize kale, frozen fruits and ice within seconds. The blades are very sharp… be careful washing them.
The 72 oz. BPA-free pitcher holds enough liquid for an entire family.
Excellent safety measures with this blender! This is a great feature especially if you have kids. The blender won’t start if the lid isn’t on properly, and the lid is locked when the blender is running. To open the lid, just push the RELEASE button and lift the handle.
When you’re done blending, you don’t have to remove the lid to pour. Just open the built-in spout and pour.
The pitcher is easy to clean. It’s also dishwasher safe.
I use it to make smoothies, smoothie bowls, and “ice cream” (frozen bananas with peanut butter). I like to add flax seeds, chia seeds, and oats. The consistency of the smoothies is very smooth and creamy.
Because I have never used a Vitamix, I can’t compare the NINJA blender to one. However, at under $80 this blender is a great value. My son doesn’t particularly enjoy eating vegetables, but now that I have a blender that grinds them up really well, I can make smoothies out of just about anything, and he drinks it all.
I am very happy with the NINJA. First and foremost is the power, the 1,000 watt motor is more than enough to go through frozen fruit and crush ice. The way the blades are positioned make this ideal for chopping vegetables, like you would inside a food processor. So you can buy this and not need to buy a food processor.
Bottom line, if you like making smoothies or protein shakes and don’t want to spend over $400 on a high-powered blender, this machine might just be right for you.
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