I got the Ninja 1000 watt blenderÂ a couple of months ago, and making smoothies has never been a more pleasant experience. My old Hamilton Beach blender had seen enough, and I had no idea what I’d been missing out on. Now I don’t groan if my daughter wants a smoothie every day for a week at a time. Clean-up is easy, and it doesn’t sound (or smell) like the blender will burst into flames at any second.
I use the Ninja mostly for smoothies (on speed 2) and there are no leftover chunks of ice. That was unheard of for me before I made the switch. You can also make salsa, soup, and more.
There’s nothing I’ve put in here – veggies, frozen fruit, fresh fruit, ice, etc. – that it hasn’t blended completely; those blades are so sharp that, aside from the noise, it makes blending seem effortless. Sometimes I even use almond butter and protein powder in my smoothies, and somehow they don’t stick to the sides as much as they did with other blender models.
Pouring from the spout on this blender, I don’t spill anything, so I don’t feel like my ingredients are going to waste. With my old blender, I had to pour over the sink because some of it would make it out around the sides, completely missing the cup.
There’s no chance of starting the blender before the lid is secure; there’s a light that lets you know whether everything is lined up properly, and it won’t start if it isn’t. Clean-up is very easy. You can fill it up about Â¾ of the way with warm water, drop in a few drops of dish soap, reassemble it, then press the pulse button a few times. Rinse it and let it air dry. Or just take it apart and put everything in the dishwasher if you have room. Simple.
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