Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
Need to hear from anyone with the NINJA super blender >

Need to hear from anyone with the NINJA super blender

Need to hear from anyone with the NINJA super blender

Old 01-04-2013, 11:47 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Radiana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 502
Default Need to hear from anyone with the NINJA super blender

I really want to purchase the Ninja super blender but I can't get a straight story on it. The video reviews I've seen don't really say how well it juices. I hear that it doesn't juice as well as the Vitamix. I'm hearing that there are little bits of fruit floating around but if you run it for longer will the juice be perfectly smooth? I would love to hear from anyone who owns one. I just can't afford a vitamix.
Radiana is offline  
Old 01-05-2013, 11:02 AM
  #2  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Western Wisconsin
Posts: 12,930
Default

I couldn't find a Ninja super blender on Amazon. There are different models of the Ninja. My recommendation is to do a search on Amazon for Ninja blender and read the reviews on the one you are looking at purchasing. Having seen one at Sam's Club, I did this and found that it does not perform as well as my KitchenAid 3-speed blender (which is not a current model, so have no link for it). My KA blender really does pulverize fruits for smoothies. Years ago I had a metal Vitamix and really hated the amount of noise it produced -- sounded like an airplane in my kitchen! Maybe the newer models are better that way..... My KA is noisy but not intolerably so, like the Vitamix was.
Prism99 is offline  
Old 01-05-2013, 11:06 AM
  #3  
HMK
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 212
Default

A friend of mine swears by both her Vitamix and her Ninja bullet. The bullet isn't a juicer and will blend things so you still get some of the fiber in the pulp. Mine friend juices everyday and is really into healthy eating etc.
HMK is offline  
Old 01-05-2013, 11:54 AM
  #4  
Member
 
JennyLee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Montana
Posts: 8
Default

I can't vouch for its juicing capabilities, but it makes great slushies and smoothies.
JennyLee is offline  
Old 01-06-2013, 04:26 AM
  #5  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Somewhere
Posts: 15,510
Default

Originally Posted by Radiana View Post
I really want to purchase the Ninja super blender but I can't get a straight story on it. The video reviews I've seen don't really say how well it juices. I hear that it doesn't juice as well as the Vitamix. I'm hearing that there are little bits of fruit floating around but if you run it for longer will the juice be perfectly smooth? I would love to hear from anyone who owns one. I just can't afford a vitamix.
If I fill mine too full it leaves little bits of fruit on the sides at the top - some times the top corner stuff doesn't mix - mine got put together wrong and the top got torn up a bit. I don't know how much the vitamix costs the ninja was about $100. It makes nice smoothies otherwise.
miriam is offline  
Old 01-06-2013, 07:11 AM
  #6  
Senior Member
 
be a quilter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Lancaster Pa
Posts: 514
Default

I got the nutribullet, works great!
be a quilter is offline  
Old 01-06-2013, 07:54 AM
  #7  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 100
Default

Just bought a Vitamix for my grandaughter for Christmas. She has used it everyday, making juice, (no pulp), pizza, smoothies, etc. We have a Ninja, which is okay, but nothing compares to the Vitamix. She will put spinach leaves, grapes, carrots, in with fresh or frozen fruits, and you would never know! No seeds, no pulp, and healthy! Ice Cream is frozen solid, and soup is hot due to the powerful motor. We had some leftover baked potatoes, added some cheeder cheese, and had the best HOT Potato Cheeder Soup! She is twelve, and loves cooking, so this was a great gift for her! Vitamix is costly, but it has a 25 yr warranty and is not just for smoothies. It does not have the many insert blades, just use the speed control. Ninja has to many blade inserts to keep up with.
Barbara Antman is offline  
Old 01-06-2013, 10:09 AM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
such a sew and sew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Beaumont, California
Posts: 330
Default

I too have a vitamix and use it everyday. This thing has saved me money. I make almond milk, rice flour, soup, vegetable drinks of every kind imaginable. I freeze bits of veggies and fruit then blend in my drinks. After 6 1/2 yrs. of heavy use, my varible switch was acting wierd so I sent it in. They paid for the postage there and back and replaced all kinds of other things. I got it back after two weeks and it was just like new. Anyway they are a great company. Oh my, this sounds like a commercial. But one more thing, my grandkids come and beg me to make them my secret chocolate milk shake. I won't let them see me make it because I put veggies in it. Someday when they get older I might tell them!!!!
such a sew and sew is offline  
Old 01-12-2013, 01:02 PM
  #9  
Senior Member
 
nance-ell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 811
Default

Originally Posted by such a sew and sew View Post
I too have a vitamix and use it everyday. This thing has saved me money. I make almond milk, rice flour, soup, vegetable drinks of every kind imaginable. I freeze bits of veggies and fruit then blend in my drinks. After 6 1/2 yrs. of heavy use, my varible switch was acting wierd so I sent it in. They paid for the postage there and back and replaced all kinds of other things. I got it back after two weeks and it was just like new. Anyway they are a great company. Oh my, this sounds like a commercial. But one more thing, my grandkids come and beg me to make them my secret chocolate milk shake. I won't let them see me make it because I put veggies in it. Someday when they get older I might tell them!!!!
Love it! We just bought a Vitamix and I have every intention of getting something nutritious into my 17 year old!!!! Would you be willing to share your recipe here? Also anything that tastes like pizza but is healthy(???!!!) HAHA --- I think I'm kidding, but with Vitamix, you never know! lol
nance-ell is offline  
Old 01-12-2013, 01:14 PM
  #10  
Senior Member
 
omaluvs2quilt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 926
Default

We bought the ninja for our daughter and took it back the next day. After almost 10 min of blending, our combo veg & fruit was still grainy and tasteless. Put it in the vitamix for 20 seconds, tasteful and smooth as always. Got her a blend tec instead and she loves it! Also noticed that the recipe book was mostly for fruit and chopping.
omaluvs2quilt is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
mary74
General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
10
04-04-2013 05:31 PM
piasereyn
Main
7
01-28-2009 10:44 PM
Flying_V_Goddess
Main
33
05-15-2008 05:01 PM
Flying_V_Goddess
Main
13
04-10-2008 08:01 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter