review of “Ninja Ultima bl830” WOW, what a blender
I had been researching juicers, thinking about being healthier when I realized how insane it was to throw out all that fiber. So decided on a super blender. I did a TON of research and read many reviews. What sold me on this product was a u-tube review comparing the Vita Blend (the holy grail of blenders) to this Ninja. The reviewer is a vitablend worshiper and even she admitted this was an awesome blender… and over $300 less expensive.
I was a blender virgin when I decided to go out and invest in this baby… and let me tell you, when I was in my 20’s a good blender was $20! I happened to get mine on super tale at Target for less than $190.
The good: I LOVE that it come with the smaller travel blender. Great for customizing smoothies, using to whipping cream, etc. I love the option for the huge blender bucket as well. I make smoothies all the time and trick my kid into eating kale, spinach, dates, wheat germ and chia seeds…bwhahahahah! I also freeze the smoothies into popcicles. I WISH I had this years ago to make home made baby food.
Perfect for smoothies, whips cream well, I use it to make crepe batter, soups, etc. I love this thing!!!! Very durable so far, and super easy to clean.
Easy to use, assemble and put together. Never had any problems with the lid, breaking etc… and I bang on mine a lot (why you ask would I need to… see below).
The bad: for ANY of these high performance blenders you need to learn how to use them… not the toggle switch but the rules. I have a bad habit of overfilling the mini blenders which makes for a less smooth smoothie… but still does awesome. Also, if you use all frozen items, you must add enough liquid otherwise you get flavored snow. Pretty cool, but doesn’t blend too well since it sticks to the sides of the container…hence my need to bang the whole apparatus… without stopping and scraping down the sides (this is an observation for the small travel blender).
These blades are DANGEROUS!! I sliced off my finger tip when I reached into the larger blender to removed excess frozen blue berries (yes it was unplugged). You have to remember there are blades at the TOP and not just the bottom of the blender, which is what makes it work so well. My understanding is the VitaBlend does not have this top blade system and therefore is likely more safe. The center multilevel blade is very easily removable to easy cleaning and should be removed if you are blending liquids, soft foods, etc (the booklet explains all of this too)
Crazy loud but so are all of the power blenders.
If you want a crazy awesome power blender that make perfect smoothies but don’t want to drop $600, THIS IS THE BLENDER TO YOU.
SO, end review: very powerful blender that makes perfect smoothies and so much more! Economical compared to VitaBlend and I say if you find it for $200, you jump on it and buy it!!
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