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Ninja - Professional 1000 3-Speed Blender - Black/Silver-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 1596 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Rivals the Vitamix, at one-fifth the cost

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    argohater
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    This is a GREAT blender that rivals my much more expensive Vitamix. I’ve taken a break from my Vitamix 5200, which retails for 5 times the cost of this blender, to test this one out for a week. I love it! It gives my Vitamix a run for the money. Here are some observations: For chopping, this blender is impressive. It looks so much like a food processor that I tried chopping an onion, and got acceptable results. I would absolutely use this for that. (The Vitamix can’t do this at all.) For ice crushing, YES! Yes, yes, yes. Snow in blazingly fast time. Sno-cones, margaritas, whatever, this blender has that application covered. Fantastic results, far better than the Vitamix. For pulverizing, I thought it was very good. This was the area that the Vitamix outshone the Ninja, but I think the Ninja did just fine. In my homemade jalapeño-coleslaw dressing, the blender didn’t quite get all the jalapeño pulverized, and there were little chunks still in the dressing. The Ninja had a little trouble pulverizing 2 large bunches of kale, and I had to stop the blender a few times to use a scraper to push the leaves down. I also needed to add some water to aid in the blending. The leaves ended up rather smoothly pulverized, although I don’t think they were quite as fine as in the Vitamix. I love how the blades remove completely from the pitcher every single time; it not only makes it easier to scrape out all the food from the blender but also to get it perfectly clean. The Vitamix always ends up with food stuck under the blades, and if it’s something like hummus, it’s really hard to get it clean. So the design on the blades in the Ninja is brilliant. Be careful, though: those blades are sharp. I managed to to slice my hands open on two separate occasions while trying to put them in or take them out of the dishwasher. Seriously, having tried this blender, I can’t see recommending that anyone spend the extra money for a Vitamix. This is a really nice blender.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Can't imagine a better blender for the price

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    sublimevelo
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    I've had several blenders over the years, the most recent a Cuisinart, mostly in the $50-$60 price range. They are all in the garbage or on a thrift store shelf by now. After reading reviews, I decided to spend a little more and wow it has been money well spent. The jump in quality that small investment buys is apparent in every detail of this blender. I've been really surprised by just how well-built this thing is for the money. Everything about it feels really solid and well-made, and all of the parts fit together snugly. There is plenty of power for making smoothies with completely frozen fruit and all those blades pulverize ice easily. The front panel buttons have a nice positive feel and the panel itself is easy to clean. I love the locking lid but use the pour spout only for adding additional liquids during blending. The blending pitcher is easy to clean (I have yet to put it in the dishwasher) and soap rinses away easily. It locks onto the base with a satisfying and positive click. A nice touch is that the removable blade shaft fits over a fairly tall spindle so it doesn't fall out every time you tilt the pitcher (but I still recommend holding it in place when you pour.) If you like lots of choices or have a need for timers or dozens of speeds, this may not be the best choice for you. I've always been a bit of a minimalist in that area (my Bonavita coffeemaker has exactly one button), so the "3 speed with pulse" model is perfectly adequate for me. I'm very happy with this blender purchase and highly recommend it if you can spend a little more money to take the next step on a better blender. I can't imagine really needing a Blendtec or Vitamix for home use with this option available.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This blender is a BOSS!

    Posted
    NIKO
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    For the last couple of years, I have been making veggie smoothies, because you know, health. They are gross, but necessary for my health. In the past, it would take me at least 5-6 minutes for the smoothie to blend in my ol' trusty Cuisinart. I would have to stir and stir before magically, everything was blended to perfection. I couldn't justify spending $$$$ on a high dollar blender, because it's a blender and I'd prefer to spend my discretionary income on something more sustainable, like shoes (sarcasm). Lately, my old blender has been heating up quickly and the motor gives off the "I am about to die" smell. So, off I went to the great internet highway in search of blender reviews. I stumbled upon this blender and read the review located near the top, which made me chuckle. I took the plunge and ordered it. WOW, it blends like a freaking boss! It blended everything (avocado, spinach, bananas, blueberries, ice, other gross stuff) in seconds. No longer will I have to retreat to my spoon arsenal to get everything blended. This sucker blends like a champ and I love the pour spout, no green gross sad spinach stains on my counter. HOORAY! If you make smoothies and don't want to shell out big money, this blender is for you! For the money, it's a great deal!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ninjas are usually quiet...

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    DannyGrimm
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    But a loud Ninja was the least of my worries as it does one heck of a good job at making things that were once in a solid form, into a liquid form. I actually feel a bit bad for using it at 2:00 AM for that late night smoothie, because I know my neighbors are cringing at how loud this monster is, but I can't let that stop me from making Strawberry Lassies or Strawberry Banana Smoothies when I really have to have one. This blender does what it says it does, blends. The only minor issue is that no matter how long or how fast you let it run, you'll never get a "perfectly" smooth blend (but it IS smooth). There will be chunks of something in it, whether it be banana, strawberries, ice, it's still there. That's really not an issue however as it does a great job, and quickly, at blending what I need and I'm not picky on how the results turn out. It's an attractive high quality and sturdy appliance, and the base is much lighter than I expected it to be, so moving it around isn't an annoyance. It's also very easy to assemble and disassemble for cleaning. You're obviously reading this because you're on the fence about buying one, but just go for it. I think you'll like having a Ninja around the house. And of course each time I use it, I can't help but rap: Go Ninja, Go Ninja, Go! Go Ninja, Go Ninja, Go! Go, Go, Go, Go!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Much better than the competition

    Posted
    larrysmith

    I was undecided between this and the Nutri Bullet until I did some research. I found many, many reviews including you tube videos that said that the Nutri Bullet leaks from the gasket area. I did not find any that said that about the Ninja. Having already had a regular blender that leaked a little, I did not want that to happen again, especially not at that price range. When I went to look in the store at the two products, I was shocked at how little the other blender's "pitcher" is and how little it would hold. I like to use 2 cups of spinach plus many other ingredients to make breakfast smoothies and the other brand would not even hold just the spinach from the way it looked. So, I bought the ninja. I am glad that I did. Now I can see why it doesn't leak- because the bottom of the pitcher does not come apart. It's all one piece for the entire pitcher which is nice because it will never leak. It also makes it very easy to clean because the food doesn't have anywhere to get stuck. Very powerful blender that works very well!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for juicing and crushing ice

    Posted
    Manders
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    I had originally had a Kitchenaid mixer that had seen better days after I used it until it was on its last leg. I was extremely happy with my Kitchenaid and dreaded replacing it; but luckily I had geek squad protection and was approved for an exchange due to Norma wear and tear of my kitchenaid. He new one I wanted was unavailable in store, so I had to special order it. I was starting a juicing diet to loose some unwanted weight and didn't want it to throw off my diet schedule so while I waited patiently for my new kitchenaid diamond edition mixer, I purchased this gem thinking I'd just return this one when my new kitchenaid arrived. I was so wrong! I fell in love with this mixer!!! It was safer to use with a locking lid, easy to keep clean, would stay on the counter safely mixing without me holding the mixer, and it even chopped ice without a hitch! I couldn't believe I was about to cancel my other order for my kitchenaid that happened to be more expensive, that matched my other kitchen appliances, and that had never let me down in the past for this ninja. I am extremely happy with this! Great for making cocktails, chopping ice, making juices and smoothies, and would highly recommend it for anyone! I would also recommend geek squad protection of course, because I know how much best buy backs their products with the plan even more so than the manufacturer offers. Hope this review helps!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Ninja - Professional 1000 3-Speed Blender

    Posted
    ticknspoon
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    Purchased blender online on June 4, 2017. I only used this blender twice a week to make smoothies. Works great for crushing Ice. On July 5th 2017,(31 days including time for delivery) one of the plastic bottom corner piece of the blender jar broke off. This corner piece is screwed into the base of the plastic blender jar with a phillips head screw. It is my perception of a poor design. I wash this blender by hand because i believe the heat from the dishwasher might be too hot for the plastic blender jar and cover, even though the owners manual says it's dishwasher safe. I have taken very special care in cleaning and storing of this product. I called BestBuy trying to resolve this issue but with no clear result. Got the standard "send it back to the manufacturer...Sorry can't help you."

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Power Crushing Goodness!!!

    Posted
    Rocker5000
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    After our old blender gave up the ghost, went on the hunt for a solid replacement in the under $100 category, with the primary function being to make healthy and delicious smoothies. Went through 2 other blenders that were both returned (1 had an extreme toxic plastic smell (Oster), the other sounded like a Jack hammer and dentist drill had a baby (Hamilton Beach); before taking a chance on the Ninja. This one checked off almost all the boxes, and upon unboxing, it became apparent that this was well designed, and at 1000watts, it's a real workhorse. Pros: Well made, high wattage, fits easily under counter space, canister/Jar fits in the fridge easily, easy cleanup, excellent performance, moderate to standard noise level (nothing offensively loud). Smoothies taste amazing with the Ninja, we're fans of the brand now. Cons: plastic jar (like 95% off blenders in this price range, so I guess it's the "new normal"). Could have a sexier design, something art deco or retro would be lovely. But it gets the job done, no fuss, no muss. This is a great unit, smoothies are creamy and lush, we nicknamed it "the Terminator" for it's awesome power crushing performance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this Blender!

    Posted
    SarahJ

    I got this as a present and I am in love with it! I can't believe that I haven't had this in my life before. I have had it for a few months now and have used it to make all different kinds of recipes. I had mentioned in passing to family that I really wanted a nice blender because I am looking to lose weight. I had a good friend who lost weight by replacing her breakfast with smoothies. My family actually listened to me and I got a Ninja Blender for my birthday. I was so excited to finally be able to get my smooth diet started with my new blender. I started just using my blender for just smoothie and it worked so well! I have tried using all different kinds of fruits along with veggies and each time the smoothies were blended perfectly. That Ninja Blender can chop and blend anything! It pulverized ice no problem. I follow Ninja Kitchen's Facebook page and they post all kinds of great recipes and I have been trying new meals and recipes with my blender. I tried this cauliflower couscous recipe that was delicious. I have lost about 15lbs since using my blender. I have not had any issues with my blender and I am super excited to try out more recipes with it in the future!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Company does not honor warranty

    Posted
    taityokley
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    Broken twice in 6 months and customer service wanted to charge me for replacement parts! I never write reviews but I want to warn all future consumers of the extremely poor quality/durability of this pitcher. Picture cracks after a couple months of use. Customer service is also not helpful and you will spend an hour on the phone if you attempt to contact them. I was told by the Ninja rep (John ID#20080) the warranty does not cover the pitcher. In other words, the main part of a blender where the blending actually happens is not covered by their warranty. Clearly an outstourced staff that does not care about the company brand. Lost a customer for life :(

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic blender

    Posted
    southerntlc
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    I did a lot of online research and polled my friends regarding a blender. I previously had a very expensive Breville where the motor burnt out trying to blend ice. This Ninja is exactly that - a ninja when it comes to blending. The blade rotor is different from other blenders meaning instead of 1 blade at the bottom of the blender it has more blades spaced farther up the pitcher. I find this works better because ice in the blenders with one blade typically jams the blender. The Ninja is able to crush the ice more efficiently by circulating it through the pitcher. I also like how the design of the top for the pitcher. You lock the top in place and it can only be removed through the release button. There is also a separate pour spout - this prevents all your smoothie from rushing out of the pitcher during the pour. I have to say with my new Ninja I am smoothie obsessed!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The pay off

    Posted
    Damian
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    It appears that my studying the internet for reviews, videos and articles has paid off. I had the blender shipped to the store and I picked it up there and it was quick. The blender so far is what it is supposed to be; powerful, does the job, easy to clean. I have not yet made green smoothies, only fruit and protein, but they were so good. Also, I used it as a food processor for some minor tasks; chopping green peppers and onions etc., and it did the job. I'm now awaiting delivery of the food processor from Best Buy. Once I have that, I will be a dual threat on the health tip. I highly recommend this machine. I wouldn't buy a bullet, or a cjuisanart, or any other highly touted-and high priced-machines, when this blender is quite good. I will update this review after I have made some more elaborate smoothies, Salsa, etc.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Extremely Powerful Blender

    Posted
    Eric
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    So I must preface by stating I've only ever owned bottom-of-the-pitcher-bladed blenders before, so this thing doesn't compare the same way, because it completely blows the performance of those out of the water, or at least mine. First off, the blades on this thing are actual blades. They are sharp, and if you are not careful, you can nick yourself or cut yourself on them, so be careful when cleaning it! But because of that, I get the most consistent processing of anything I've put in, ever. Instantly can make a milkshake or smoothie, tomato soup becomes delightfully smooth from the cooked mass of tomatoes, and it's great for pureeing a cup or two of some other stew to thicken up the base. I've been extremely happy with this so far, and really appreciate the safety features that have gone into it as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Blender for Smooties!

    Posted
    Sydney
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    I bought this blender mainly for smoothies because the blender I had previously didn’t break down frozen fruit that well. What really drew me to this one were the blades that go all up and down the center. With all the blades, it’s really able to grab everything and blend it together. The only down side is that there are no blades coming up directly from the bottom. So if you have a recipe that calls for blending something really small first, like water and hemp seeds, which was my issue, before adding the rest of your ingredients, then you’re just simply out of luck. However, that wasn’t a big enough issue for me to deduct a star. Overall, this is a pretty great blender for a great price and I would recommend it to anyone asking!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Blender For The Price

    Posted
    ALEO
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    This blender is the best out on the market for the price. The blades are extremely sharp, and there are three elevated blades (more like very sharp swords) in the blender, of which creates a vortex / tornado inside, which ensures that everything gets blended, top to bottom. The product also seems to have an exhaust fan system, making sure that the unit gets adequate cooling during it's extreme blending process. The power this product packs is PLENTY. Very cool product and packaging. Also has a bunch of other safety mechanisms to ensure that you don't get hurt by the SWORDS. Very large and plentiful in room, container. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ninja Professional 1000 3 speed

    Posted
    Geeky
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    Ok - so my husband and I are obsessed with the healthiness of smoothies, so we make them five days a week, sometimes six. This means we get a lot of use out of our blender. My previous blender, an Oster was just not cutting it. I needed something that was 'stronger' and faster. I had tried a couple other models before landing on this one. I guess third time was truly a charm. This blender is all it's cracked up to be. It's powerful, its fast and those blades (keep out of reach of children) those things are sharp...I learned that the hard way! So caution on those blades they are no joke! Best blender I've ever had and it is fast and very powerful. I feel like there is nothing that I couldn't put into this thing and not be happy with the results!! Highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great blender for home use

    Posted
    Bulldog
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    Our family uses a blender a lot for smoothies, shakes, salsa and soups. When our "normal" blender gave out, I started researching for a higher end blender. The Vitamix was appealing in every way but the price. I noticed the Ninja series received very nice reviews as well. Almost decided on the Ninja model with all of the different attachments along with the mixing "bowl". However, saw this model on sale and decided I didn't need all the other stuff. Glad I did! This blender does a fantastic job. Not too big, not too heavy, but more than up for every task we have put it through. The ice in smoothies is not completed obliterated, but close and it does it quick. The blender is also not as loud as I expected - in fact, it is quieter than our old "normal" blender. Highly recommend purchasing a Ninja blender.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Good product but Terrible Customer Services!

    Posted
    Knestle10

    I had purchased my Ninja Professional 1000 (BL610) a year and half ago. On April 10, 2016, I decided to order replacement parts for the model due to wear and tear; particularly the blade and lid(rubber seal melts and leaks). Here were today(July 25, 2016) the replacement parts were never shipped because they have been on "BACKORDER" with a shipping date "TBD". This is truly unacceptable if you invest in product and CANNOT get replacement parts in a timely fashion says volumes about a CHINA made product. Spoke w/ Nina and she happily cancelled my order without inquiring as to why I wanted to cancel: Order #M7814643-00 Just wanted to write a review of my experience with NINJA within the last year and half. Buyers beware!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Blender!

    Posted
    BuyerAL
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    This thing is epic. Ninja definitely lived up to the hype on this one. We bought this because we really needed a blender that would be able to crush ice. Most blenders really suck at it, but this one does it with ease. It's also able to withstand pretty high temperatures. I've made hot dips, and put them in this blender for the right consistency. The only small downside I see to this is that the ice has caused a couple of scratches on the inside of the blender, but that's purely cosmetic. And those scratches haven't affected the functionality at all. It's just the blender, unlike the other Ninja products that have like 3 attachments, but we honestly havent needed any. We've had this thing for about 6 months with no problems! Perfect for smoothies, piña coladas, dips, frappes, anything.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good overall blender

    Posted
    Eatwell
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    The Ninja 1000 is a good overall blender, particularly in this price range. The long blade mechanism with several sets of blades attached quickly chops through everything we have put in it. Used for smoothies, it quickly converts the liquid, powder, fresh vegetables, fresh and frozen fruit, and ice into a smooth blend. Compared to blenders in this price range with a single blade set at the bottom, the Ninja does a better job of chopping and mixing. The square shape of the container does allow smaller pieces of food to "park" in the corners. For the leafy vegetables we use, the small pieces seem to be a bit larger than in a blender with a round container and single blade set at the bottom of the container. For us, the final particle size is fine either way.

    I would recommend this to a friend