With its sleek design and ultra powerful motor, this blender by Ninja will soon become one of your favorite appliances. It’s the ultimate blender when it comes to performance and the styling is a dramatic change from the clunky blenders of old.
A Powerful Blender With A Large Mixing Jar
This blender has a very sleek, streamlined design that looks great on your kitchen counter. However, the design hides that fact that this blender also has an extra large mixing bowl, a real time saver when you are mixing larger batches of food and drink. Most blenders have a 40 or 50 ounce mixing jar, it is a fairly standard size. Not the Ninja, its mixing jar is a whopping 72 ounces. This means that you can make an entire batch of smoothies at one go, enough for the whole family.
The jar comes with a lid that is very well made. It keeps all of the food and liquids in the jar while mixing, but then turns into a useful pour spout that lets you fill glasses right out of the blender. Both pieces go right into the dishwasher for easy cleaning.
Will This Blender Crush Ice?
Sometimes you just need to crush a lot of ice. In the old days, we would crush ice with a hammer. It felt good, you could really pound that ice and get rid of aggressions that had built up. However, you didn’t always end up with crushed ice that was really crushed.
That’s where the 1000 watt motor comes into play. With its large motor and a 6 blade chopping assembly, you can crush a lot of ice in a short period of time. No large chunks of ice, you will have nicely crushed ice that works in any kind of drink.
The direction panel on the front of the blender is well laid out and easy to use. There are four speeds; pulse, low, medium and high. The base is very sturdy and the whole unit is very well made. Whether you are pureeing fruits, chopping vegetables or crushing ice, this blender will easily handle any chore that you give it.
Ninja products, while very well made, tend to be a bit higher in price that comparable appliances. This blender is usually priced at around $90, making it at the high end of the blender price scale. It is a very good blender, but it may stretch the budgets of some cooks.