Ninja 1000 watt professional blender review
Posted on Apr 15, 2011 by Paul White
Blender design has come a long way. I like many have suffered for years using the traditional bottom blade style blenders. These blenders would mix your smoothies, but if they were too thick, they would suck an air bubble down to the blade where it would free spin, and mix nothing. Of course you would have to stick a fork or something down so the air bubble could be released, making the whole process of blending a smoothie very tedious and time consuming. Well my friends the day has come. I present to you the Ninja Blender.
Why is the Ninja Blender Better?
Traditional blenders use a single blade at the bottom of the pitcher. This blends stuff at the bottom but does very little to pull the thick stuff ( ice, fruit, nuts ) from the top of the pitcher to the bottom where it can be blended. To solve this problem the Ninja Blender features a cylinder that goes form the bottom of the pitcher all the way to the top of the lid. Along this cylinder are 6 razor sharp cutting blades. With 2 at the bottom, 2 in the middle, and 2 at the top. This eliminates any problems with air pockets, causing your blade to free spin. In addition each blade is razor sharp. This blender can quickly and effectively turn ice into snow in a matter of seconds.
The Ninja Blender has 6 long razor sharp cutting blades.
Ninja Blender Controls
This is not your typical blender. You won't find a list of power buttons with special words like, blend, chop, crush, ext... You have 5 buttons. Power, 1, 2, 3, Pulse. 1 was plenty to do all I needed. 2 and 3 just make it happen faster.
Ninja Blender Safety Features
The ninja blender also has some very nice safety features. The first is the unit will not blend unless the lid is locked down on the pitcher. So basically there is no way to blend stuff with the top off. This will help many of you from destroying your kitchen. The second is the lid has a locking mechanism, so once you clamp it down there is no way to remove the lip unless you unclamp it. This feature works great with the pour spout.
Ninja Blender Construction
The Ninja Blender is made of BPA free plastic, very tough and durable. Everything is dishwasher safe, making for very easy cleaning. Also the center cylinder blade comes out, so you can clean / dry the inside of the pitcher without getting your hand all cut up ( unlike traditional blenders )
Here is my pitcher with the ice, frozen strawberries, 4 scoops of protein powder, and some almond milk.
Here is my smoothie after blending. Extremely thick. Almost as thick as a blizzard from Dairy Queen. With the lid on I had to shake it upside down to get the smoothie to come out.
My Strawberry Smoothie : )
Final Thoughts on the Ninja Blender
I bought mine off ebay, was about $100. Great purchase.
I highly recommend this blender to everyone especially those of you who like really thick smoothies, and have burned out your old blender because it just couldn't handle the job. The blade design truly makes a difference with this unit