Why buy it? This budget-friendly machine excels for crushing ice and making smoothies, as well as easily preparing healthy drinks as a personal blender.
- 1,100 watts
- Good for smoothies and ice crushing
- Come with 2 single-serve containers
- Easy to use
- Very sharp blades, can harmful when cleaning
- Not good for dry grinding
The Good: This is an around $100* machine that you can really expect for practical power. For 1,100-watt motor, the Ninja Professional can deliver ice crushing, smoothies, home cocktails, and soft blending impressively. Honestly, for ice crushing and smoothies, it’s by far better than some other pricey models, especially for breaking ices, while dry grinding and thick purees are in acceptable level.
Noticeably, the Ninja blender comes with different blades, the multi-level sharp blades. This causes the effect like food processor to make things cut. When combining this with tall narrow square jar, it makes the pulverized vortex becomes stronger.
One of the best part is: it comes with 16-once Nutri Ninja cups. This makes not only practical for kitchen tasks but also lifestyle; these small containers can be used as single-serve cups as well as small amount of culinary blending, like making sauces.
The control is straightforward: 3 speeds, a pulse and a separated button for single serve blending. The design looks bulky but easy to clean, since the whole blades can completely remove from the jar and dishwasher-safe.
The Bad: Most Ninja blenders comes with very sharp blades that potentially dangerous or cut your fingers. Be careful when assembling the blades though it can totally be removed and dishwasher-safe. Also, as mentioned, this blender doesn’t excel for hard, chunky ingredient blending or dry grinding. It can get these jobs done occasionally but not regularly. Moreover, for expanding the lifetime, cut ingredients into smaller pieces before blending.
Will Work For: People who aim for a budget blender to make impressive drinks, smoothies, ice crushing or other frozen beverages, which can sometimes transfer to a single-serve blender, at around $100*.
* Retail price at time of review.
||Countertop / Mid-price blender
||72 ounces, 16 ounces (Plastic jar)
||3, with a pulse
||16.4” h x 12” d x 9.2” w