Stellar blender! And I love that it includes extra blending cups that are personal size! Its perfect to make a quick smoothie in the morning and use the cap to take the whole thing with you. Very convenient. An additional feature that I like about this blender is that there are suction cups on the bottom of the blender, which keeps it from shifting around on the countertop. Little rubber feet probably would have been fine, but these are nice as well. The blades are nice and sharp and it quickly crushes ice in no time. Very impressive. Overall, I really like this blender and especially the personal blender cups. I highly recommend!
Pros: Convenient, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Fast / Speed, Looks Great, Lots of Features, Nice Design, Performs Well
Feels like blenders have made a slight comeback the last few years, and thank goodness. For us, we had a pretty generic model that I didn't much care so it collected dust in the back of the cabinet. We also had a 'bullet' style blender than somehow got permanently borrowed by a family member, but haven't really missed that either. With a kiddo in the house who is now fully eating solids we wanted to experiment with smoothies and various puree's for his picky pallet. Not to mention if mom and dad could also cut down on our stops to the local juice place where a 12oz juice/smoothie will set you back at least $7. The Ninja has us off on a good start. It checks all the boxes, it's easy to use, powerful, and fairly easy to clean. The smoothie feature is cool, it cycles through on/off allowing the chunks/ice to settle before blending. The lid lock is great, no worries of it leaking or slipping off when pouring. Even the feet are little suction cups which sounds cheesy but it's a cool feature so that the blender stays put. We've made several smoothies with all sorts of combinations of fruits, veggies, ice, yogurts, etc and it's all worked great. We've even made soup which turned out great. If I had to give one critiques it would be the sound - It's quite loud. Given the choice of power vs sound I'd choose power, but don't plan on having a conversation much less hear your own thoughts while on high.
This is an incredibly impressive blender. It comes with the Ninja blender, and with the smoothie blender attachment with two sized cups for smoothies, an individual sized one (which is actually quite large) and a large one for multiple smoothies. The main blender is amazing, it has a multi bladed core that will pulverize anything. The lid locks on easily, and there's a pour spout that works perfectly. The smoothie attachment has a very sharp blade as well and has no problem with ice and fruit.
The IQ feature senses what you have in the blender and will automatically run the blender for the appropriate time to blend what you're mixing. I'm not to trustworthy of this, but I'll give it a try a few times. It's just as easy to run this manually, so I don't see the need to automate it, unless you're running a tight time in your kitchen and you need to walk away from the blender.
At 1300 watts this thing has incredible power and unless you're trying to blend rocks with it you should get a long life out of it.
Looking at the packaging, you may think you are getting 2 blender bases, but you only get one with the 3 mixing containers. Myself and a friend used this product for a couple days each. We both love the results.I'm a smoothie guy who hates getting pulp in my mixes. She's a juicer person. What this product achieved for both of our needs is excellent. It has a learning curve as with the three containers and the digital operator panel, it can be a little overwhelming at first...but fun. The preprogrammed control panel is wonderful. For example, I put honey into my smoothies. My two other blenders do not mix honey well as it goes to the bottom of the mixing cup and does not pick up the honey to blend. Using one of the two duo containers, you install them upside down and the blades along with the preprogrammed mixing, pushes the honey back up as it mixes. Perfect. She uses the puree feature and said she had no pulp. Carrots, cukes, spinach, berries...no pulp.
On the down side, this unit is very loud. The recipe book that came with it is sort of worthless, as it frequently wants ingredients the average home just does not stock and living in a rural area such as I do, difficult to find. The instruction booklet is very good. It was easy to set up. Amazingly easy to clean. The package also provides two drinking-pouring-storage lids for the smaller containers.
So far we love it and have used it daily.
Pros: Convenient, Digital, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Fast / Speed, Good Size & Weight, Large Capacity, Looks Great, Lots of Features, Nice Design, Performs Well
I absolutely love this blender. I make smoothies everyday and this works perfectly to blend them. It comes with smoothie cups and closable lids so you can take them on the go. It pulverizes just about anything you put in it. It's very powerful. I had a competing brand smoothie blender but this blows it out of the water. The blender has three blades that take no time to blend whatever you put in it. It crushes ice like it's nothing. It has more than enough settings for whatever you're blending. Certain settings will cycle the motor on and off to more thoroughly blend. It's very sturdy and even has suction cups on the base to hold it in place.
Pros: Digital, Durable, Easy to Use, Fast / Speed, Good Size & Weight, High Quality, Large Capacity, Looks Great, Lots of Features, Modern, Nice Design, Performs Well, Reliable, Stylish