The Kitchen Report: Ninja Master Prep Professional
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Since the return of Smoothie Sunday is right around the corner, I decided to do a review of the blender I use to make my smoothies.
When I first started making smoothies I was using a blender that I’m pretty sure was older than me because I think it was one of my parents’ wedding presents. Needless to say, a 20+ year old blender didn’t handle making smoothies that well. We got a new blender, but it was still the same style – with the motor on the bottom and the jar part that goes on top with the little blades in the bottom. It worked better at first, but soon I ran into similar problems. The ice would jam up the blades and smoothie making was just generally a hassle. It was time to try something new.
In came the Ninja Master Prep Professional. It came with 3 different sized bottoms with a top that houses the motor. It doesn’t have different settings like traditional blenders; pretty much you either just hold it down for on or can pulse it. But I haven’t found that to really be a problem. If you’re someone who likes a lot of buttons on your blender you may be unhappy though.
Each container has its own set of blades. I like that the blades are through the length of the container and not just on the bottom. This really helps make blending easier. I usually use the largest size to make my smoothies in because it has the most blades and really chops through the ice and fruit and everything. I’ve used all the sizes for various things by now. The smallest is good for making dressings. The medium is good for making sauces that need blending.
The only real negative I’ve found is that since the motor goes on the top, you can’t easily add ingredients while also blending. This can be a problem if you’re trying to make an emulsion, but isn’t a problem for smoothie making.
Overall I’ve been really happy with the Ninja Master Prep Professional. I haven’t really encountered any real problems and it provides the easiest smoothie making experience I’ve had yet. Everything is machine washable and there aren’t as many small parts to get lost as some other blenders I’ve had. It also provides a lot for a reasonable price. There are blenders that cost more than this that come with less container and blade options. I would definitely recommend this to anyone in the market for a new blender.
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Ninja Master Prep Professional (QB1004)