|Mary Beth's Ninja|
The Ninja is a blender/food processor of sorts. It has a larger unit for making drinks of all kinds. I use it daily for fresh fruit smoothies, and it also works well for shakes and malts. It crushes ice if you want to make snow cones or other iced drinks. The smaller unit (it comes with three small bowls) is wonderful for chopping veggies, hard cheeses, and even meat. It is really handy because you can combine all of the ingredients at once. For example, if you want to make guacamole, you can add your onion, avocado, and spices all in the same container, pulse the ingredients (push on top two times) and you have a very smooth dip.
One of my favorite features is the clean-up. It is dishwasher safe; however, I wash mine by hand. Unlike most blenders where the motor is on the base, the Ninja’s motor unit sits on top of the pitcher. I like this because there have been many times in using a regular blender when the food spilled into the motor base, and that makes for a messy clean-up. The main unit consists of the pitcher, the blade shaft, and the lid. The motor unit is used for both the tall pitcher and small bowls.
I purchased my Ninja at Sam’s Club for $39.99. I have seen it in a variety of stores that sell kitchen appliances. My kids pointed out to me that there is now a new Ninja that has more options than the one I have, but it is a lot more in price (over $100). For what we use it for, the original Ninja works great!
If you are in the need of a blender like this I would highly recommend it. Christmas is coming. Could be a fun gift for you! Do you have a Ninja? Leave a comment about your experience!
- Mary Beth (not a paid endorser of the Ninja)