Ninja 72 oz. Ultima Blender w/Dual Stage Blending
I put a lot of thought and research in before buying the Ninja Ultimate Blender. The major complaint was that it wasn't a Vitamix. I don't know what I am missing in a Vitamix...but I love this blender. It is powerful and meets all my needs. It is so easy to clean. I could not be happier.
I love my Nija
This was my best purchase ever! Blends things so fast and smooth! I love the option of using the single cups instead of the full blender! A must buy if you are looking for a reasonably priced blender.
Terrific power blender
This is a terrific power blender. I have used a Ninja Master Prep for 4 years so I know
how good Ninja quality is, and I wanted to upgrade to real power, and this blender's
1,500 watts is great. I use it mainly to liquefy fruits and vegetables, for which adding
some water is desirable to get the mixture easily drinkable. This is a well-designed,
well-made unit and should be durable. To liquefy the produce, I follow the steps
in the recipe book: I pulse it 5 times and then blend on the 5 speed and then
increase to the 8 speed. It takes only about 2 minutes. Be aware that the toggle
switch to turn it on (flip it upward) also requires flipping it upward to stop. Do not
flip it downward, because that is the pulse mode. I have no intention of putting
any part in the dishwasher, as it is easy to rinse out. I also do NOT intend to
crush ice in it, as I seldom use ice anyway. Ice is a very hard substance, and
I want to maximize the life of the unit by not doing that. Instructions say to
not run the unit on empty (without contents). This came with a 2-year warranty, so
I called Ninja and told them the QVC website said it is a 4-year mfgr. warranty,
and Ninja agreed to that term when I telephoned in my registration. Be sure to
do that! Keep in mind that this is a very strong blender, so it is noisy. There is
a tenant in the apt. above me, and I'm sure they can hear this run, but luckily
it does not need to run very long. I have to trim the produce anyway on a cutting
board to remove waste, so I always go the extra mile and cut everything into
rather small pieces first. Easy to do, and there is less wear and tear on the
unit, as I want this to last for many years. I have liquefied fruits and vegetables
(together so there is some sweetness from the fruits, whether apple, red
seedless grapes, banana, etc.) about 6 times now, and I just love it. I have
no real need for the 2 individual mixing cups (which have their own
designated speed on the dial). In summary, this is a terrific blender that
will serve you well, and I am delighted to have gotten it at a clearance price
and on payments with QVC.
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I LOVE my Ninja! I've been using it for about a month at least 3x a day, and it works perfectly every time! I had been thinking about becoming a vegan, and this appliance has made it a breeze! This is a sturdy machine, and the large pitcher blends everything to silk. The smaller drink/blender container does not, but is perfect for chopping - chunky or very fine. The top to the drink/blender goes on VERY easily when properly aligned. Clean up takes two minutes flat! I honestly believe that my Ninja Blender will last for years, and when/if it takes its final whirl, I'll immediately buy another. And thanks for the great price, QVC!
Would rather have a good old fashioned blender!
I truly gave this almost 3 weeks to use before making a final decision. And the decision is: to send it back. Bottom line: all I wanted was a great quality blender with great reviews and this was way overboard as to size and claims to do above and beyond normal blenders. Way way too big! A normal blender can do just as good if not better than this mammoth restaurant size blender did. Others may love having a giant blender, however I opted to go and purchase a simple blender with great reviews elsewhere.
I NEVER LEAVE APPLIANCES OUT BUT THIS ONE GETS USED EVERYDAY. I LOVE THE COLOR ANYWAY SO IT STAYS ON MY COUNTER.
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I use my Ninja blender everyday and it gets the job done in no time. The clean up is very easy. I strongly recommend this product to others.
I'm in LOVE
LOVE LOVE LOVE MY NINJA! I am smoothing away to a smaller size!
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I bought this for my self and was blown away by its power and price, so I had to go back and get one for my sons family. The best for the price. Love it!
If I had only known
I was in awe when I first received this blender. It was quick and the large capacity made it easy for me to add all my ingredients at once. I bragged to any and everyone about my new Ultima. Four months later the blades are dull and it takes 15 minutes to finish the job that once was completed in 5. I have to buy an entire pitcher to replace the bottom blades along with the center blade "arm" which, from what I can find online, will cost me 120$ plus any s/h, taxes, etc. If I had know this, I would have stuck with my Oster and continue replacing my blades.
I bought the Ninja so my 3 daughters could make a quick smoothie on their way out the door to work and school...Their fav. Smoothie is packed full of nutrition with fruit, honey, yogurt and orange juice...I am so pleased with the Ninjas performance, slightly loud but not a problem considering the great job it does!!! Definitely recommend buying it, you won't be sorry!!!!