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Another excellent blender from NinjaPosted
Before using this blender, I used a far simpler Ninja blender. I'm not sure of the model, but it seems to be analogous to the Ninja Master Prep style. That being said, this new Nutri Bowl Duo replaces my old blender without any hesitation. A few things about this blender that I really appreciate: - I don't need to hold a lid down on the blender to keep ingredients from spouting out the top. Because of the locking mechanism and the fact that the Ninja sticks to your kitchen counter, you can press a button and be hands-free to do other things while it blends your ingredients. - The blades are able to cut through tougher ingredients without struggling. - Smoothies actually come out incredibly smooth. I like being able to use a timed mode, pulse mode, or the other presets. When I want to make a quick smoothie, being able to blend the ingredients then put a lid on top of the container is incredibly convenient. This means fewer dishes to wash, and increased ease-of-use. While I usually make smoothies and protein shakes, I'm especially excited to use this more for chopping ingredients, making salads, and even making vegetable-based soups!
I would recommend this to a friend
Great big power in a small multitasking machinePosted
This is a powerful, heavy duty blender. I haven't had any of the $300+ power blenders so I can't compare this to those but it makes better smoothies and shakes than any of my previous machines. . Not all blenders can crush ice well, or blend frozen fruit into a good, dense slush but this one does. Once upon a time I fell for the juicing fad and got a juicer, but I realized that it doesn't make sense to not use at least half of each food I put through it unless I saved the remains to use in something else - that was a pain. This blender can do whatever you want for smoothies and juices without wasting some of the best, most nutritious parts of food. I also frequently make salsa, sofrito, and mirepoix and this is ideal for that. I don't always feel like hauling out my big Kitchenaid food processor. This is what I like best about this Ninja - that it can do more than one thing with a relatively small footprint. It isn't compact by any means, but it is smaller than having multiple machines, and even smaller than my old (and less powerful) Oster blender. Sometimes you might feel you have to hold onto your blender so it doesn't jump off the counter, but this has rubber suction feet. That accounts for probably 10 percent of my appreciation for this thing! The first time I put it down, it stuck fast before I knew what was happening. There are buttons for dough (and a blade for mixing without cutting), chop, mix, and pulse along with the smoothie and extract buttons. You'll have to experiment to see which modes you prefer. Except for the smoothie function, not all presets generally do what I want but I do like the mix and pulse modes a lot. I expected this to be louder than it is - that is a pleasant surprise. I don't use my dishwasher to clean the plastic parts of my kitchen appliances so I can't speak to the cleaning aspect of the Ninja except to say, be very careful because the blades are sharp. If you're looking for a way to sneak vegetables into spaghetti sauce, muffins, or quick breads, this can pulverize anything well enough to get away with it. If you want to make your own nut butters, this can do it. My biggest test is making garbanzo bean flour for panelle. I haven't tried that yet but next time I hit the market I'll get some dried beans, a pair of earplugs, and go to town.
I would recommend this to a friend