In depth Ninja Professional Blender review 2016
The Ninja Professional Blender is a perfect blender for those that want the power of the Vitamix, the looks of Blendtec and the price of a ‘usual’ blender all mixed together. This particular model, the Ninja Professional is very good for those that want to use it to prepare frozen smoothies, as the powerful blades usually do the trick for any type of frozen fruit and ice. The multiple very sharp blades make sure no chunks of fruits are left in your smoothie. The two small cups are perfect for those small smoothies you want to drink before you go to work and all the hassle with the cleaning is gone.
However, there is a downside to it. Although the blades are designed to prepare the perfect smoothies without any large chunks of fruits in it, they are very sharp and you can cut yourself while using them. Do not underestimate these Ninja blades, they can definitely hurt you.
The Ninja blades
Although this blender might seem like a dream thanks to all the features it brings and thanks to the great price it has (almost a quarter of the price commercial ones such as Vitamix and Blendtec have) it does have its flaws. If you’re not careful, you might get hurt while using it.
One of the main components, the blades, although advertised as one of the best features of the blender, can cause a lot of pain due to their sharpness. The Ninja blades want blood and you have to be extra careful while using them, especially when you want to clean the blender thoroughly and plan on taking them out to wash them. They are super sharp and designed to cut everything that comes in contact with them, so pay extra attention when handling them. If you value your fingers, that is.
Bottom line is, although the extra sharp blades can prove to be one of the main features of the blender because they can cut and crushes everything, including peanuts, they can be very dangerous when handling them. These Ninja blades truly deserve their name.
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But alas, let us talk about the good things this blender brings. First of all, I have to mention the powerful motor. It’s an 1100 w Professional Performance Power and combined with the very sharp blades, it can cut and crush any type of ingredient, be those bananas, grapes or even peanuts. The large cup makes sure that despite the space the blades occupy, the blend mix is the same as in any usual blender. The two extra small cups are perfect for the small quick smoothies prepared before going to work and one of the best things about them – all you need is 30 seconds to wash them! Just add some soup and water and start the pulsing feature of the blender and voila, you’ll have clean cups to use again without all the previous hassle!
Another very useful feature of the Ninja is that it doesn’t start unless the lid is locked. Because the motor is very powerful, “accidents” can happen, but with this feature, you make sure that the mix won’t fly all around you once you start it. Compared to the Vitamix, it’s almost as powerful (I say almost) and compared to the Blendtec, it has the same beautiful modern look.
All in all, the Ninja Professional blender is a great one and can be bought for a low price compared to others. All the features it offers are very useful and can definitely improve your life!
Motor: 1100 W
Dimensions: 9.2 x 12 x 16.4 inches
Weight: 10 pounds
Features: very sharp blades that can cut through anything, powerful motor and several cups different in size;
Aesthetics: The Ninja Blender looks quite beautiful, although it doesn’t exactly have a special design.
Functionality: The Ninja Blender works perfect with smoothies and the powerful motor can crush through anything. It is not recommended for green smoothies though.
Ergonomics: The blender is quite large in size, but it fits perfectly in the kitchen cabinets and it’s easy to use.
So what’s the bottom line?
The bottom line is, the Ninja Professional Blender is, for the $100 something price, a very good acquisition. The very sharp blades can prove to be quite dangerous, but only if they are used improperly. The feature that doesn’t allow the blender to start until the lid is locked is definitely helpful. All in all, for the price, it’s a great blender that can definitely make your life easier! Need a blender for jucing? Check out some of top juicers.