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Ninja blenders combine the best features of multiple small kitchen appliances into one unit that performs a myriad of kitchen tasks. Yes, gone are the days of a simple blender that goes from pulse to whip and back again. Let’s take a look at these Ninja products.
By now, you will have heard of the Ninja blender line – a series of high-performance personal and professional blenders that give big names in the small appliance niche, including Vitamix, a run for their money.
With so many Ninja options on the market, choosing the right one for your particular needs can be confusing. Let’s look at the basics.
Ninja Professional Smoothie & Food Processing Blender
Ninja makes one standard Professional blender that’s available with a 72-ounce pitcher or a pitcher and 2 To Go cups. It offers 1100 watts of power, Total Crushing performance, and all of the other standard features offered by the brand.
All Ninja blenders come with some standard innovations that set them apart from the other blenders screaming out to you from the shelves.
Ninja’s patented Total Crushing technology crushes tough foods such as vegetables and whole fruits in seconds to make sauces, dips, and other foods. It also pulverizes ice into smithereens, making it easy to create restaurant-style frozen drinks and smoothies.
Ninja also makes the most of its blenders with the capability to blend directly in its Ninja To Go cups, which are heavy-duty cups with sip-style screw-on lids. Not only does blending in the cup mean no messy pouring and less cleanup, it also means that you can take the cups with you on your morning commute and skip the drive-through smoothies, saving time and money.
Ninja Ultima blenders
The Ultima from Ninja is a professional-grade blender for the home kitchen that offers one feature that no other blender on the market has – dual stage blending. The secret is the Ninja’s Total Crushing blades, which rotate at 5,000 RPMs while its high-speed cyclonic blades in the bottom of the cup or pitcher rotate at an astounding 24,000 RPMs.
The result is unbelievable liquefaction of whatever you’re blending and consistent blending from the top to the bottom of the container. No more bits of ice or partially chopped fruit in your smoothies, or delicious strawberry daiquiris. The 1500 watt, high speed cyclonic technology ensures a smooth consistency for your puree, and nutrient-rich juice. This blender has it all.
The Nutri Ninja is another popular Ninja blender that combines the functionality of multiple small appliances into one space-saving counter-top unit. I feel like I’ve had one of these forever and it just keeps on going. It’s the first in the line I bought when they first came out and I can’t tell you the number of vegetable juices I’ve made in this one. Is it the most powerful? No. But did I get my money’s worth – Absolutely. I stepped up into a more powerful option, but if you want the basics this one will absolutely do the job.
The Nutri Ninja Pro Blender extractor blades break down ice and whole fruits and veggies like nobody’s business, including the seeds, stems, and other parts that a traditional blender is unable to handle. This process lets you get that all important maximum nutrition from foods in seconds. This unit has a 900 watt motor.
Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Systems
Perhaps the most intuitive of all Ninja blenders is the Nutri Ninja with on-board Auto-iQ technology. This range from Ninja is available in 3 models with 1,000 to 1,500 watts of power and innovative Auto-iQ technology that takes the guesswork out of dicing, pureeing, whipping, and other functions with auto programs that let you just touch one button to complete a complex blending task.
These blenders, including the Nutri Ninja with Auto iQ, Nutri Ninja DUO Blender with Auto IQ, and the Ninja Blender System – all come with 18-, 24-, and 32-ounce cup sizes for making personal sized drinks to go, while the DUO and the Blender System models come with full size pitchers for larger blending tasks.
The power house Nutri Ninja 1500 watt blender with Auto IQ, features 8 speed settings for breaking down whole fruits and vegetables, ice and seeds ensuring maximum nutrient extraction. It also features the awesome total Crushing Technology and 8 speed settings.
Best smoothie blender
Ninja takes the product range a step farther with the Nutri Ninja with Auto-iQ and Smooth Boost. This blender’s new Smooth Boost button gives an extra burst of blending power with its high-torque motor, high speed operation, and heavy-duty blades, so it breaks fruits and vegetables down even finer for smoother smoothies and creamier drinks.
Pair that with its low-profile design that makes it easy to fit under lower cabinets, suction cup feet that keep it steady on the counter during use, and a powerful 1200 watt motor for blending both fresh and frozen ingredients, and you have a kitchen workhorse that will quickly become indispensable.
Are Ninja blenders dishwasher safe?
Unplug blender and separate all parts. Remove blade assembly carefully as the blades are very sharp. All lids, containers and blender blades can go into the top rack of the dishwasher. Use a damp cloth only to wipe over the base. Never submerge or get water into the motor base as it will cause irreversible damage to your machine, of course electricity and water never mix.
Caution: If you put blades into the dishwasher and it’s a job of one of the children to empty the dishwasher, it can be dangerous. Sharp blades are treacherous if not handled carefully.
Ninja blenders can be handwashed in warm, soapy water, not the base, and left to air dry.
After each use I separate all parts and rinse straight away rather than letting food residue dry and get stuck on the surfaces. It makes cleaning quick and easy.