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Ninja Master Prep

September 16, 2009
What it is: A kitchen appliance to take the place of a blender and food processor
How it comes: All in one: a motor unit that fits a 48-oz. pitcher and 2-cup bowl
Where it is: Available by calling 1.800.255.9765 and at the Bite of the Best shop.
Who it's for: Anyone who cooks or who makes drinks in a blender
Suggested retail price: $49.99
Nutrition notes: NA
Category: Kitchen Counter, Drawer & More

Bonnie: “Rule the kitchen with this new Ninja Master Prep,” boasts the makers of this new kitchen appliance.

They claim that this under-$50 Ninja could dice more evenly than my expensive food processor and chop ice better than blenders.

“Skeptical,” is an understatement.

So, when asked, I agreed to test this as a possible FeaturedBite on Bite of the Best.

The Ninja came with a “Master Pod” containing the motor, which fits atop the two containers to power the machine. One use is on the “Mini Master Prep” a 2-cup quasi-food processor for chopping; the other is on the “Master Prep Pitcher,” a 48-ounce blender for making frozen drinks and smoothies.

The removable blades (notice the plural!) sit inside the containers, each of which has a pour spout and comes with a blue (my favorite color) storage lid.

But, does the Ninja work?

I first tested it on an onion. I followed the instructions’ suggestion to pulse the motor until the onion was the consistency I wanted. When done, I removed the top expecting to see different size pieces. Wrong. I found no chunks, just evenly chopped onion pieces. Same results with a ripe tomato.

Next test was the blender. The Ninja folks boast that this “blasts ice into…fluffy snow to make restaurant-style drinks in just seconds.” It does just that. Think frozen margaritas or daiquiris, yogurt smoothies or any slushie drinks.

Before making drinks, I suggest making ice cubes from whatever liquid ingredients you’re planning to use so you don’t dilute your drinks.

They suggest you serve, seal and store in the same container. That’s where I no longer follow their suggestions. I prefer to serve in nonplastic containers.

I like this product so much that one of my talent agency clients is now representing the Ninja.

Bryan: Ok, so I’m not going to lie. I definitely felt a little twinge of “infomercial” when first seeing my Ninja Master Prep. I mean, it slices, it dices… Don’t look at it the wrong way or it’ll kick your a$$! I heard the voice of kitchen gadget guru, Ron Popeil echoing in my head: “It’ll solve all your kitchen needs,” he whispered. “But I’ve heard that all before,” I answered.

Could it be true this time?

I have to say that part of my review of this product is unfortunately going to involve bashing another, similar product. While I don’t like pointing fingers, I had been promised this same litany of abilities from another company once, though my immersion blender/chopper from the Bistro collection truly failed to deliver on any of its boasts. My milkshake maker was a bust and impossibly hard to use, while the mini food processor accessory couldn’t even make its way through an already pre-chopped onion. I was promised everything and I got nothing. It was simply useless. (Sorry Wolfgang, you still make great pizza. We’re cool, I promise!)

When the Ninja arrived, I readied myself for disappointment again, but this time found none. The Ninja not only delivered on its promises, it exceeded every one of my expectations! This is two kitchen devices in one, and each of them actually works! Taking into account all the additional accessories, the Ninja is phenomenally useful.

The Ninja is quite a powerful and unique blender and food processor. I realized why this kitchen gadget got its name as soon as I started using it. While most other blenders and choppers have a single, bottom-dwelling blade, the Ninja has dual blades. This unique, if not revolutionary, adaptation allows the gadget to transform ice cubes into perfect, creamy frozen drinks in just seconds. Many blenders will leave chunks or transform cubed ice into a watery mess. There is something special though about the dual blades, creating the perfect consistency for shakes, smoothies and frozen cocktails.

The mini food processor is equally as powerful (both blades use the same interchangeable, top-driven motor). The chopper perfectly produces diced or minced vegetables; onions, potatoes, carrots, celery, and the like all passed with flying colors! The Ninja is also perfect for any of your salsa or dips. The pulse control makes it easy to avoid turning your entire creation into mush.

The “Master Pod” easily switches from the Mini Prep to the Prep Pitcher. I was worried, as I’ve sometimes seen TV personalities make this type of switch with ease, only to be confounded by my own, at-home try. I like things that are idiot-proof and the Ninja passed its tests with flying colors. The pod only fits on in one way, and the blades can only connect in one way. Utility is further compounded, as the set includes two storage lids, allowing your Ninja creations to last in the fridge without the need of an additional storage container.

The blender pitcher is generously sized, ideally designed for parties with a large 48-oz pitcher. It’s perfect for making several drinks at a time, and features an easy flip pour spout and no-slip bottom. The Ninja pieces are also dishwasher and microwave safe. It’s not going to make your dinner for you, but the Ninja will certainly multitask at your behest.

Eric: To explain this in modern written language, OMG this product is not a WTF. The Ninja, or as I like to refer to it, “the little infomercial product that could,” is an appliance designed for the modern kitchen as well as for the fast-paced lifestyle many of us live. Similar to its infomercial nemesis, “The Bullet,” the Ninja is designed for two specific reasons – crafting great ice-based drinks and prepping the otherwise tedious mise en place.

It’s hard to find flaws in a product with a simple, user-friendly design that not only works well, but helps to bring new life to a sometimes-dull kitchen. In my kitchen the Ninja has been a nonstop drink-testing machine – first with the mojito (fresh mint from the garden) and second with a daiquiri – that has helped to bring a few hours of creativity (and intoxication).Available at the Bite of the Best shop.

927 Comments on “Ninja Master Prep”

  1. marc123 Says:

    good

  2. Michael K Says:

    Excellent product. I tried it against the cusinart mini prep and because it had four blades it did a more consistent job of chopping. It also evenly chopped garlic into tiny pieces…a new addition to food processors in my opinion does a great job.,

  3. Dana Says:

    You’ve got my attention. I hate the Cuisinart mini-prep for reasons too numerous to mention. So can this replace it?

    Will it do a better job of chopping and pureeing of small amounts of fruit, veg and herbs than the Cuisinart.

    Can it replace a bullet-style blender, too.

    Honestly??

    Dana

  4. Bonnie Tandy Leblang Says:

    We’ve found that the Ninja can replace both your mini-prep and a regular blender.
    It does not replace the immersion blender.

  5. Mcnerd Says:

    I just purchased mine from Sears after checking that Wal-Mart did not have it on their shelves yet, but it was more expensive (of course). I love the 4-blade configuration and look forward to some high-grade chopping and blending. It doesn’t say in any of the narratives but the pitcher “is” for more than just beverages, as evidenced by a couple Chicken Salad recipes done in the pitcher.

    Product is made from a clear, thick, molded plastic with a Royal Blue trim. My only concern is the “Master Pod” is heavy and has no edges to grab on to, except for two flat spots at the top. Slippery or weak hands will probably need both hands to safely handle it.

    Definitely a worthwhile purchase and my old blender and chopper will go out to a garage sale.

  6. I brought my own microwave, thank you very much. | The Clever Kris Says:

    [...] to “perfect.” As we speak, I’m about ten minutes from going online and buying the Ninja. Have you seen the Ninja?! “Hello Onion, and then Hi-ya! Chop!” That’s what I [...]

  7. ginny gosnell Says:

    where can i purchase this?? zip 15601

  8. Bonnie Tandy Leblang Says:

    Ginny, I asked the company to respond! So stay tuned; in the meantime you could purchase one by calling 1.800.255.9765 or by visiting at NinjaKitchen.com

  9. Stephanie Zimnie Says:

    Kmart just got it in in our area.

  10. Flo Beggs Says:

    I am thinking of purchasing a vita-mix for heavy duty vegetable and fruit drinks. Will the Ninja do the job? job?

  11. mcnerd Says:

    I would not compare a Vita-Mix with a blender/food processor, which is basically what the Ninja is. They are different machines for different purposes. Differences in price too.

  12. Twinwilllow Says:

    Bed Bath & Beyond sells this product for 20% less ($39.99) with one of their (easy to get) coupons. But on the infomercial, $59.97 buys you two of them. Plus all the shipping, of course.

  13. moonraker Says:

    will the ninja shred cheese?

  14. chubbychinesegirl Says:

    Gosh, you don’t know how happy I was to see the ninja and now to read all these great reviews. I’ve had my “ultimate chopper” for years, and was totally happy with it, until it broke the other day. Then I saw the new montel william thingy…”healthmaster” and it promised this and that, when it arrived, the thing is a giant and hard to use, the hot soups it claims to make came out nasty, at at $266, I’m so returning it and getting me a Ninja! thanks!

  15. Flo Beggs Says:

    It is said the Ninja does not replace an “immersion blender”. What is an immersion blender?

    Thank you.

  16. mcnerd Says:

    An immersion blender is a hand blender that you use in the pot as you would a whisk. Long slender with a blade on the bottom. Great item to have in addition to your Ninja.

    As for shredding cheese, there is no shredder attachment or a feeder tube with a the Ninja, but it might do a good job of mincing it.

  17. Twinwilllow Says:

    I use my KitchenAid food processor with the cheese shredder blade for shredding cheese. However, If I’m not shredding a “mountain” of cheese, I’ll just use my trusty old hand grater.

  18. Lauren Platt Says:

    To Ginny: The Ninja Master Prep can be purchased at the Bed Bath and Beyond in Monroeville, Pa. It can also be purchased online!

  19. Deborah Frost Says:

    I’ll having trouble going to the Ninja special web site etc/ and to get their mailing address, for more information ? whom can help me? with the information?

  20. SAD Says:

    Good letter, Laura. I wrote to CVS and Price Chopper (NY market) I will also copy your letter and send it to Kellogg’s even though they keep blaming the stores for the discontinuance of this product. I plan on sending a letter to Rite Aid, Wal-Greens and Wal-Mart. If everyone who likes this product does the same thing, perhaps our voices will be heard and something positive will come of it.

  21. SAD Says:

    oops posted this in the wrong spot!

  22. deborah frost Says:

    where and what is the complete mailing address that I can buy online the Ninja prep? thanks

  23. Lauren representing Ninja Says:

    To Deborah – here is a link where you can buy one Master Prep and get one free. Or, you can purchase the product online at Bed, Bath and Beyond: http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&SKU=16787868. Thank you!

  24. Lauren representing Ninja Says:

    Buy one get one free link: http://www.ninjakitchen.com/offer1.shtml

  25. caddzooks Says:

    Looks impressive, but also seems to be a knock-off of my Braun MR5550 MultiQuick Hand immersion blender/chopper set, which has a 400 watt power unit that easily handles anything I throw at it. The only distinction is the dual-blade design, which I find interesting.

  26. Linda Barton Says:

    I just purchased the Ninja, on their web site with free shipping. That’s about a 21.00 savings. I think I heard that was available until Friday.

  27. chalynn Says:

    Since it’s a new product, does anyone know how long the product/blades would last? because it should be powerful but i would assume that it’ll depend on what you put in there. I just heard about this product today so although it looks great, guaranteeing a replacement sounds like good but also makes me question..any insight?

  28. Michele Says:

    If I want to make a simple salad dressing with olive oil, lime juice and a serrano pepper will it blend it all or leave the serrano pepper in big pieces like my cheap blender I have now? It’s a small amount so I’m wondering if it will blend the stuff that settles on the bottom.

  29. Kay Says:

    How do you get the free shipping?

  30. Nemat Says:

    The website to get the free shipping is ninjafreeship.com. Enjoy!

  31. Nemat Says:

    That’s http://www.ninjafreeship.com/ if you are looking for the hyperlink.

  32. Kay Says:

    oh I see, so is either buy one get one free and pay for shipping or buy one and get shipping for free, but there is no option for buy one get one free AND free shipping, thanks all!

  33. Oce Says:

    Okay, I’ve heard all that it can do and my mom is dying to buy it soon. I’ve told her that if it pulverizes fruit into juices like Jack and Montel’s devices are supposed to, then I’ll happily take the second one that comes free when you buy the first one. The only thing I want to know now is, is it silent like ninjas are supposed to be? I hope it is, otherwise I won’t be as happy with it as I could be.

  34. rachel Says:

    Twinwillow — how can i get a hold of the coupon that takes $10 off the price at bed bath and beyond?

  35. Joanne Olsen Says:

    After reading these comments, I wish onecould have ordered buy one and get one free. I would have done that when I ordered mine yesterday. I am wondering if the extra containers contain the blades as well so we could go from one to the other without rewashing the blades. I had one years ago and used it quite a bit–slightly different though.I am sure I will like it..hope it isn’t too heavy for my hands. I also ordered the cookbook plus extra containers. Joanne..

  36. Kitty Says:

    I don’t understand why we can’t get the buy one get one with free shipping. Bed, Bath and Beyond is selling the Ninja for $39.95 with a $10.00 off coupon. If you purchase 2 that comes to just shy of $80.00. Buying the Ninja on-line: buy 1 get 1 free with $29.90 s/h fees comes to $89.85 I believe. This doesn’t really seem fair. I’m on a very fixed income and so are many people and I’m to have major surgery within the next month with severe diet requirements. This machine would be ideal for me since I’m wheelchair bound. I can’t afford the price for one with shipping hardly let alone the other. I really do need 2 of them to prepare my meal easier due to the difficulty of reaching the sink to wash it from a wheelchair. If those in my situation could receive help in getting this product a little cheapier it would be greatly appreciated and a real God send. Thank you.

  37. John Says:

    Has anyone compared this to the “Magic Bullet”??????

  38. Russell L knor Says:

    Attention customer service.I placed an order for your ninja today on the computer. I did not get notice that order had been placed . My phone number is 1 630 406 0778. Please advise. Date Purchased 10-12-2009. Thank you;

  39. John J Stokes Says:

    Ive seen your add on tv and I would like to send for the Ninja but I can’t do it until the frist becouse I’m on a VA pinion Do you except checks and money orders if you do please let me know but you do well I get everything that they show’d on tv if I do get everything they show’d on tv that comes with the ninja let me know as soon as you can please.
    Thank you for time.
    John

  40. Chuck Says:

    This device is terrific. Reviews are good as well. That’s why I bought mine at Wal-Mart for $49.99. What I can’t understand is why no one mentions how totally misleading the entire infomercial is. What? Yeah, think about it. Virtually every example demonstrating ease of use using multiple ingredients, the pizza, the desserts with toppings, the salads, they are all prepared with multiple containers. One scene for making 2 effortless and differently seasoned pizzas has no less than five, count em’ five [2] cup containers on the counter at once all with different ingredients. You must have figured out by now that you only get ONE [2]cupper. Imagine recreating the chocolate mousse with the chocolate crumble topping with one container. There’s a whole lotta washin’ and rinsin’ and reprepping goin’ on in your own kitchen to do anything in the infomercial. The Ninja MP is cool alright. Just don’t think that like they say many times in the infomercial, you can make all these complete dishes in minutes, or seconds! Not. The all ingredients all together pitcher is the only one of the portrayals that’s accurate in time expenditure and effort.

  41. Jimmy Bulger Says:

    I would like to recieve information on who the manufature company of your product. Your time and help is appreciated.

  42. Chuck Says:

    This is a follow-up comment on my infomercial entry of Oct 15th. The manufacturer, Euro-Pro, told me an additional [2] cup bowl with a lid is $19.90. Shipping cost is $5.95. Bowl does not include blades or mixing top. Blade set is $18.95. Company website: euro-pro.com

  43. Lauren representing Ninja Says:

    Jimmy Bulger – the manufacturer of the Ninja Master Prep is Euro-Pro. Euro-Pro is a provider of small household appliances (kitchen and cleaning products) that make busy people’s lives easier!

  44. Kimberly Says:

    QVC will be selling this as the Today’s Special Value. You get the Ninja with two pitchers and two bowls for under $54. The link allows you to order in advance of the show airing.

  45. Kimberly Says:

    Sorry, here’s the link.

    http://services.qvcemail.com/l.asp?t=H4&e=xvz_tvo~zfa.pbz&c=80155784a64268c85

  46. chalynn Says:

    Kimberly – sounds like a good deal but the link didn’t work for me

  47. Kimberly Says:

    I’m not sure why the link doesn’t work, but it will be the Today’s Special Value on QVC for $53.12 on Sunday Oct. 18th.

  48. Duke Says:

    Someone wanted a comparison between the Ninja & the Magic Bullet. Well, I own neither, but have read many reviews online at various websites. You can get many extensive reviews on the Magic Bullet from buyers at Amazon.com. As for the Ninja, google “Ninja Master Prep reviews” and you’ll get links to many different websites, such as this one, providing reviews for it. From what I’ve read so far, the Ninja is an apparent favorite. I’m thinking of getting one for my mother from QVC. Thanks Kimberly for the link.

  49. mcnerd Says:

    I’ve never had an interest in the Magic Bullet since I can duplicate it by using my existing blender and a small mason jar (Blade & blender base fits most).

    The Ninja Master Prep, however, caught my eye immediately because of the quad blades and dual containers. The 6-cup size container allows for much more flexibility and I tend to use them both equally. I love using them to blend spice mixes.

  50. Kitty Says:

    I JUST ORDERED OFF OF THE QVC http://services.qvcemail.com/l.asp?t=H4&e=xvz_tvo~zfa.pbz&c=80155784a64268c85

    I GOT 2 PITCHERS/LIDS, 2 BOWLS/LIDS, 1 SET OF BLADES PER PITCHER/BOWL SET FOR ONLY $53.12 PLUS $7.72 FOR SHIPPING/HANDLING, PLUS TAX.

    I ONLY SPENT A TOTAL OF $65.10 {TAX INCLUDED}!!!! THAT’S A REAL BARGAIN COMPARED TO EVERY SITE I’VE CHECKED INCLUDING NINJA MASTER PREP.
    GOOD LUCK—-IF YOU CAN’T ACCESS THAT SITE TYPE IN QVC–I DID.

  51. milehigh Says:

    You can buy this on QVC…. I just heard it will be their “Today’s Special Value” on Sunday 10/18 (which starts and ends midnight ET daily), and will be a deluxe set for under $60 and will involve an EZPay option. That’s how I stumbled across this thread – was searching the web to do some research on this product. I have a feeling they could go fast and end up waitlisting by Sunday night.

  52. Brenda Says:

    Does anyone have the Bullet Express? Does it work as well as it does on the informercial?

  53. june Says:

    QVC Todays Special also offers it in two colors, the blue or a platinum.

  54. Lauren representing Ninja Says:

    moonraker – Yes, the Ninja does a great job of grating cheese!

  55. willie Says:

    Will it grind coffee beans?

  56. Lauren representing Ninja Says:

    Yes – grinds coffee beans as well!

  57. LD RN Says:

    QVC has them with extra bowl, pitcher and 2 lids. 64.00. Its todays special value at 54.00

  58. Lori Says:

    @Brenda who asked about the Magic Bullet Express the answer is NO!
    I have the Magic Bullet Express and it’s just ok. I like the shredding and slicing blade but both the slicing blade and the food processing blade have a problem with hard veggy like carrots and potatoes. And it’s kind of bulky to leave on the counter all the time. Truth be told I hardly use it any more. Honestly my little Magic Bullet cut carrots better than the Express model – that’s a shame.

  59. Lori Says:

    @Chuck You can go on the http://www.ninjakitchen.com website and order parts, including the motor, separately.

  60. Lori Says:

    When you purchase the Ninja at a retail store does is come with the recipe book and all?

  61. chalynn Says:

    ninjafreeship.com offers free shipping + about 100 recipes in a recipe book BUT the qvc website that has been listed comes out to cost the same despite paying shipping; however, they also provide about 20 recipes AND the thing that mattered more to me is the extra pitcher bowl & processor cup so i ordered it on QVC

  62. Pat Says:

    Bob Warden on QVC has a recipe book for $16+ for today only. It is currently on waitlist( if it comes in stock in 45 days it will auto ship)

  63. Les Says:

    Is this similar to the Bravetti food processor that used to be sold on HSN? This “quad-blade” technology really isn’t new.

  64. Verlan Says:

    You can buy the Ninja Master at Sam’s Club for $49.95 and it comes with 1 pitcher and 3 processor cups.

  65. Renee’ Says:

    Saw the infomercial this am, got my 20% off coupon and hit Bed Bath and Beyond and picked up the Ninja. $43 after tax, and if your coupon is expired they tend not to check dates. Really like it pretty easy to use, caution blades are sharp do not pull food back out, cut finger that way on blades. Pre cutting helps, made salsa and I did not cut uniform so I had to pulse a bit more but made a great salsa. At retailers it has 2 cup and 1.5 liter containers, with lids, 2 sets of blades, power motor and a small recipe book, not a huge selection in the book but bet you can find more on line. Seems pretty powerful and you could easily make mush if you hold it too long or over pusle. Enjoy!!

  66. rachel Says:

    where did you get your 20% off coupon?

  67. Lori Says:

    I went out yesterday to Bed Bath & Beyond also with 20% off coupon and bought the Ninja. I just made a cappucino smoothie this morning and it was perfectly blended, not one errant chunk of ice left.
    @ rachel the Bed Bath and Beyond 20% off coupons are sent via mass mailings pretty much on a monthly basis. You can go on http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com and get on the mailing list. The cashier at the store told me that since the coupons are for 20% off just one item and not your total bill that you can use as many at a time as you want.

  68. jennifer Says:

    The buy one get one free on the website sounds good until you look at the shipping and handling which is just under $30. By the time you are finished, its almost $90. If you had two Bed, Bath, & Beyond coupons, two would cost $80. It’s definitely the best deal.

  69. Kitty Says:

    Rachel, I googled Bed bath and beyond 20%coupon discount, and I got one the same day,Good luck but before you do that please check out the Qvc special that was offered yest. you can still order it:http://services.qvcemail.com/l.asp?t=H4&e=xvz_tvo~zfa.pbz&c=80155784a64268c85
    You get two each of pitchers with lids and bowls with lids and 1 set of blades for $53.12 plus $7.72 s/h plus your sales tax. You don’t get the cookbook but you can use your own.

  70. Kitty Says:

    Rachel, I googled Bed bath and beyond 20%coupon discount, and I got one the same day,Good luck but before you do that please check out the Qvc special that was offered yest. you can still order it:http://services.qvcemail.com/l.asp?t=H4&e=xvz_tvo~zfa.pbz&c=80155784a64268c85

  71. EileenLeen Says:

    Ordered my Ninja on QVC after midnight Saturday night it was th special value and it was delivered today in Calabash N.C ,,HOWS THAT FOR EXCELLENT SERVICE

  72. EileenLeen Says:

    I GOT THE Platinum ,i think its exclusive to QVC,,BEAUTIFUL COLOUR

  73. charmaine Says:

    i saw the ninja master on the tv n i would love to get one but i dont have a crited card ,can i get it in store

  74. Ninja Master Prep Reviews Says:

    I’m loving my Master Prep. Like a lot of people have said, there are a few drawbacks, but overall I’m more than pleased. I’m enjoying it way more than my Slap Chop.

  75. Harmony Says:

    Just found the offer on the QVC website, but noticed that the warranty listed there is a 1-year limited warranty, not the lifetime limited warranty listed on the Ninja Master Prep website. Does anyone know if that is a mistake, or if they do not offer the same guarantee?

  76. Bonnie Tandy Leblang Says:

    Bite of the Best has asked Ninja for a response to your query about the warranty. Stay tuned for their answer.

  77. mcnerd Says:

    I’m not aware of what’s involved in “making baby food”, but if you use a blender then, yes, the Ninja Master Prep would be quite nice since it uses 4 blades instead of 2.

  78. Regina Says:

    I ordered mine from QVC, it came with 2 pitchers, and 2 prep cups for 58.98.
    I can’t wait to use it, just got it today.

  79. Annick Says:

    Regarding baby food, they did show water and carrots being blended for babyfood. I think you just add water to veggies and fruits to make it pureed.

  80. Donna Says:

    I got my Ninja on QVC’s Special and have been using it since last week. I think it’s becoming one of my best friends. It is really a powerful machine.

  81. Mark M Says:

    My wife & I haven’t purchased one yet, but plan to. I’ve seen these at Bed Bath & Beyond. I’ve also seen them at Kohls & at qvc.com. QVC seem to have the best price. $58.46 plus $7.72 shipping. This includes two of the pitchers & two of the chopping bowls. They also have over 50 people who have reviewed this item. The main complaint a few people have is that the gear mechanism at the top of the blades can strip out while using the ninja. I guess it’s made out of plastic instead of metal.

  82. EileenLeen Says:

    Me again ,i got mine as a qvc special ,about $65.58 with shipping and tax , havent used it yet but will soon ,,,Sams Club have the same Ninja with extra bowl and jug in blue for same as QVC, I GOT THE PLATINUM ,,, when you consider no shippig ,a great bargain indeed ,check it out

  83. EileenLeen Says:

    Forgot to mention Sams Club price is $49.99 plus tax and you get o use it same day ,no waiting

  84. Lauren representing Ninja Says:

    If the Ninja Master Prep is purchased in a store or on QVC, it comes with a one year warranty. The lifetime warranty is a special offer for the infomercial only. Thank you!

  85. Lisa RN Says:

    Sam’s??

    Have many people seen the Ninja at Sam’s? I checked online and mine doesn’t seem to have it. Is it just mine?

  86. Chris Says:

    I ordered my from QVC. I haven’t received it yet, but am encouraged by all the reviews. On QVC you get two pitchers and two mini choppers with one set of blades and one master pod for $58.46 plus $7.72 shipping and handling for a total of $66.18. I bought it while is was a Today’s Special Value and it was even cheaper. Go to http://www.QVC.com. They even have two colors and you can also order a separate cookbook.

  87. Candy Hearts Says:

    I understand that this Ninja blender will work very well. My question is … How DURABLE is it? It may blend and chop great today, but how quickly will it fall apart and quit working? Anyone had one long enough to know?

  88. mcnerd Says:

    Since it is a brand new product, nobody has owned it long enough to determine a lifespan, but I’m impressed with the quality of the machine, especially the containers.

  89. LVK Says:

    Could I get a little more details about comparing this with a vita-mixer. mcnerd says that these machines are for a different purpose. I would like to make veggie smoothies. My current blender can almost do it. What would happen if I tried to make one in the ninja? Thanks for your help.

  90. Candy Hearts Says:

    Thanks, McNerd! :)

  91. mcnerd Says:

    My apologies if I laugh on the desire to compare a $500 Vita-Mix with a $50 Ninja blender. For the price the Ninja does its blending well and if one reads the information about it smoothies are one of the main things it does well because it can crush ice to a fine texture. The Ninja also just has one big button.

  92. Izabella Segal Says:

    This is a warning to those of you who want to buy this product form TV ads
    I bought my Ninja form the TV advertisement for $59.99 (paid in 3 installments)with free shipping. The order supposed to come with 2 bowls and 2 pitchers, however only 1 bowl and 1 picher were included in the package. I was very dissapointed, because Bed & Bath and Beyong selling the same product for $49.99. I called to cust. service to request authorization number for my return, and the rep. told me that I have to pay for the shipping and plus they will deduct their shipping and handling charges from my refund amount plus I should write a letter why I’m sending back this product. When I was trying to tell the guy that I paid for 2 bowls and 2 pitchers, he was very rude and told me that this is a company’s return policy and hanged off on me.
    I never had such a terrible experince and would never buy anything form TV in future

  93. Gregory Snegirev Says:

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  94. Judy Hoffmann Says:

    why can’t I find the ninja special.com website. I’m interested in purchasing this machine–the tv special included 2 sets for 3 payments of 19.95. I would appreciate any help you can give me

  95. Michele Says:

    You can get their recipes from their website http://www.ninjakitchen.com/nav/recipes.shtml

    The 2 for 1 offer on the ninjaspecial.com is 29.90 Shipping!!! You can get a better deal at Bed Bath and Beyond with the 20% off coupon. Or if you need extra bowls..QVC.

  96. EileenLeen Says:

    Best deal of all is at Sams club if theres one near you ,its$49.95 ,put it in your wagon pay for it plus tax and Home ,it has the two extra BOWLS plus lids just like QVC ,SANS SHIPPING ,, best deal of all but i saw it too late had mine delivered already ,,good luck it is terrific ,and a lot of fun for the family

  97. Becky Ivey Says:

    when I first tried my ninja I was in love and I told everybody about it. I had given up on finding a machine that could grind ice to the consistancy of new fallen snow…..the best I could hope for with a home appliance was those miniscuel ice pieces…….but no…..then came the ninja……last chance then I give up…..after all there really is no perfect…….is there ……The I got the ninja home and use it ….and used it………and mmmmmmmmm ….it was perfect. Then I put the motor on the small container and It didn’t catch just right…..I pulsed and heard the ugly sound of gears grinding….. …….. …….. That was the end. Fifty bucks down the drain and no matter how perfect the ice was and how much I loved it I’m sorry my pocket doesn’t hold an extra $50 for a food processor. Make those parts out of metal and I’ll be back……or tell me where I can get them right now….lol…..ok so I’m being dramatic but so were the results of the ….NINJA……to. lol Becky

  98. Brad Says:

    @Judy
    If you get rid of the space between ninja and special you’ll be all set. Should look like ninjaspecial.com (internet addresses don’t have spaces).

  99. Mcnerd Says:

    Becky Ivey….the gear socket seems to be just screwed on and should be easy to replace, though I have not taken it apart to verify. I would contact the company about it. Should be under warranty.

  100. Mark M Says:

    I finally bought the ninja. The ice cubes that our freezer makes are huge & I was skeptical about how well it would perform… It crushed the large ice cubes into snow. I was very impressed. I have heard other people having problems with the gears stripping out. If they made these parts out of metal the machine would be worth it’s weight in gold. (Well maybe not.) If enough people email the manufacturer, maybe they’ll correct this problem.

  101. Judy Hoffmann Says:

    I went to the website again and the ninja tv special never came up. I would like to purchase the tv special of 2 machines but cannot find the site. Maybe you have the phone number. I know that you have to go with ninjaspecial.com burt the site comes up with everything but the machine. Thanks

  102. Joanne Olsen Says:

    Judy, I saw the infomercial on the two for one special in the “wee small hours of the morning”. If I see it again I will put the number on a review for you..This was Friday or early Sat am the 31st. You never know what you will find on tv at those hours..Good Luck…Joanne Olsen

  103. Mark M Says:

    I don’t know what they cost on the infomercial but you can go to qvc.com type in ninja master prep & purchase the ninja with two pitchers & two chopping bowls for $58.46 plus 7.72 shipping.

  104. Pat Isner Says:

    Just checking reviews on the Ninja and it sounds like I’ll be hitting Bed,Bath & Bey tomorrow. I have a Magic Bullet and have burned out my second base. Not a good product.

  105. Don Says:

    All very interesting/helpful etc., but what is the wattage? Don

  106. mcnerd Says:

    400W

  107. James L Carter Sr Says:

    Why do you insist my zip code is wrong? It is 986315806.It is the correct one for Long Beach, Washington. I have tried to order the Ninja Prep and am not able to complete registering. jameslc@charter.net

  108. mcnerd Says:

    “I” have no complaints about your zip code and this is not the place for ordering the Ninja, so who are you complaining to? Wherever you entered your zipcode have you tried just entering the first 5 numbers?]

  109. Nena Says:

    the NINJA is available at SAM’S CLUB for 49.99 and it comes with the pitcher and NOT 2,BUT 3 small master preps. Anything goes wrong with it? Sam’s has a decent return policy

  110. Ted Says:

    We just got back from the BB&B store with a Ninja. If you don’t have a 20% off coupon, go to Bed Bath & Beyond’s website, click “Email Signup” at the very top and put in your email. You will instantly receive a printable 20% off coupon.

    So got home and immediately tried it. Put in some apples, bananas and some orange juice and some ice cubes. Since this is my very first blender, I didn’t want to “over do it” – ya know what I mean? Anyhow, it blended all the items as if they weren’t even there. Ice cubes got smashed instantly! Very nice!!

    The bases have rubber rings so it literally sticks to the kitchen counter top. Very easy to operate. The top part (where the motor is) is not slippery at all.

    Hope it will last for a long time. Very happy with it!

    The little crowns (for rating) don’t seem to work. In case they show up incorrectly, FIVE (5) stars!!!

  111. KAREN Says:

    AFTER READING REVIEWS FROM QVC,AND HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THE GEARS STRIPPING, HOPEFULLY THEY WILL MAKE IT WITH STEEL GEARS SO THIS DOESN’T HAPPEN. THINK I’LL WAIT ON THAT BEFORE I BUY MINE.

  112. Don Says:

    The comments are very impressive, but I agree, wait for metal gears. Nothing, obviously an over statement, is more frustrating than purchaing an appliance that works only to have it fail. Don

  113. Frank Ferrell Says:

    The Ninja is cheap, plastic gears do not hold up. This thing is brand new and the marketing is way too gimmicky–$29.90 S&H is ridiculous. Betcha money in 6 months everybody’s Ninja will be gathering dust in the closet. Plastic is not fantastic.

  114. Sara Chavez Says:

    I just purchased the Ninja (actually told my husband to get it for me) He bought it at Sam’s Club kind of like Cosco Warehouse for $50.00. I went ahead and tried it right away and made a smoothie with frozen strawberries and bananas. Really liked it, it did “chop” the ice to look like a snow cone. We also did just ice and fruit juice which turned out good also. Looking forward to try to make some guacamole and other things.

  115. STELLA B. Says:

    I RECENTLY PURCHASED MY NINJA MASTER PREP AND I LOVE!!!!!IT. I HAD A DIFFERENT BRAND AND IN NO TIME THE PITCHER CRACKED WHILE CHOPPING ICE. THIS IS MUCH STRONGER AND EASIET CLEAN UP.THANKS. I WOULD RATE THIS WITH THE HIGHEST GRADE. THANKS AGAIN NINJA

  116. STELLA B. Says:

    NINJA MASTER DESERVES!!!THE FIVE CROWN RATING AND THE WARRANTEE IS UNBEATABLE. CHECK IT OUT.

  117. Phil D. Says:

    Are the blades for the Ninja plastic or metal?

  118. mcnerd Says:

    Quad blades are metal and very sharp.

  119. Nora Brungard Says:

    I ordered the ninja duel machines off an infomercial on Friday the 13th – didn’t get an order # or confirmation email from anyone. I couldn’t get customer service on the phone and emailing them they want an order # HELP
    What is going on with the product I ordered. My credit card has been charged but I need assurance that I will receive the Ninja Package

  120. Brae Says:

    I just bought the Ninja from BB & Beyond. I have a coupon now that I’ve sign up to be on their mailing list. I will print out the coupon and bring it to the store along with my receipt for an adjustment. I’ve used coupons before from BB & Beyond and didn’t have to bring back the item.

    I’m concerned about the gear stripping. I’m using it every day. So if they wear out, I’ll take it back to the store. BB & Beyond is good about binging things back as long as you have your receipt. One other thing I love about the Ninja, is how silent it is. I was considering using ear plugs with the Montel blender because it’s that loud. The Montel, lasted about 2 months and it started leaking from the bottom. I returned it and got my money back.

    I like the Ninja a lot, and truly appreciate what little noise it makes. The double blade along with a base that doesn’t accumulate bacteria sold me on it. The blades are sharp and I have a paper cut on one finger. So be careful when handling the blades. Tonight I made some bean soup and had celery, onions, and peppers to slice and dice. I cut the vegetables to fit into the Ninja and it did a better job than any other blender I’ve ever had, bar none.

  121. Bugie Rich Says:

    I love the Ninja. My husband had lapband surgery and I like to make him a real nutritional smoothie. However at 6am, the roar of the blender was enough to wake up the entire bldg. The Ninja is quiet and does an amazing job whipping through frozen fruit, protein power, yogurt, milk and I sometimes add a pkg of oatmeal. It comes out sooooo smooth and I know he is starting the day off with a nutrient packed breakfast. Ninja—you are a great product.

  122. Jim Says:

    Will the Ninja make peanut or almond butter?

  123. Joanne Olsen Says:

    Do be careful when washing the blades…I got a nice cut when I forget blades were in soapy water and plunged my hand in. I really like how great things chop..my meat looked like it just came from the market,..it made a beautiful hamburger. Thanks Ninja..

  124. Mcnerd Says:

    You would probably burn out the motor on the Ninja by doing continuous grinding action necessary for making peanut or almond butters….but otherwise it would probable do a good job.

  125. Nora Brungard Says:

    november 22nd.
    Finally got the ninja I ordered from the infocommercial and it is great. So far I only tried the smaller grinder to chop celery and onions for meatloaf and it was very easy to use.
    Thanks for your help!

  126. nate Says:

    the niga seams like the coolest thing ever

  127. Mcnerd Says:

    I don’t know about its coolness, but it is very efficient for the job it does compared to its cousins. The name is appropriate.

  128. A Noun Says:

    It looks amazing, but does it froth milk for coffee drinks? And does it make cole slaw, or chop too fine? Thanks

  129. Mcnerd Says:

    If you do those things already in a Blender, then yes, but it is not a food processor nor a salad shredder, though it does do some things quite well.

  130. Bob Says:

    I have a Bullet blender that I mostly use with my protein shakes. I only fill it 1/2 full of ice water with 1 large scoop of powder. It makes a great foamy shake, but if I overfill it a bit or churn it too long, it leaks around the lids rim and shaft due to the foaming pressure! The Ninja would be better at controling leaks since the lid and shaft are on the top instead of the bottom.

  131. Adriana Says:

    i saw this product on the bed bath and beyond site and watched the mini video.. I really want to get it to make frozen drinks. I’ve bought other margarita makers claiming to make amazing frozen drinks but none of them work.. Is this product true to its word or will I just end up having another appliance to add to my storage?!

  132. Mcnerd Says:

    So far this appliance lives up to the hype, especially on its ability to uniformly grind ice. I like it for how it evenly grinds/chops everything else. The quad blade really makes a difference.

  133. marko Says:

    i just went to target and purchased the ”ninja master”…i made the very very best salsa i ever ate in my life last night, ”restraunt style salsa”….crushed ice into snow,and put together a real fast tuna salad,all in less than 25 minutes time..the thing does live up top the hype,its awesome!

  134. marko Says:

    be very careful when cleaning this ninja,those blades are crazy sharp! but i love the ninja master for sure,i can see myself enjoying lots of smoothies,salsa,skakes,etc…

  135. marko Says:

    i was very skeptical myself,have bought many things only to be dissapointed,this was truly the one thing that lives up to the advertisement,i purchased the bullet a few years ago to only be dissapopinted in cup size,power,etc..the recipe book is kind of small,not tons of recipres like i would hope for…so if anybody has some fancy smoothies,etc. ,please share em so i cam make in my ninja,thanks..

  136. marko Says:

    the salsa was so easy to make,i put in 5 tomatoes (medium size) 3/4 of an onion,4 sticks of celery,1/2 a hot pepper,some salsa season,and a squezze of lime,and ninja did the rest in a few seconds…

  137. andrea Says:

    Had it for less than a month. Had trouble aligning motor into blade on smaller container. Tonight it just stopped working. Returning it to QVC.

  138. Christine Says:

    All I have to say is I threw out my old blender. I have made spectacular smoothies, milkshakes, frozen mocha concoctions, and more. The recipe book basically gave me A general idea how to make stuff, but with a little creativity, I have made some awesome stuff. I can practically turn my kitchen into Dairy Queen with the Ninja. Love it!!!

  139. Brooks Says:

    My wife ordered the Montel Williams HealthMaster two weeks ago and it has yet to arrive. I have viewed his infomercial as well as Ninja’s. The Healthmaster will have to be on the counter as it can’t fit in our cupboards. My first test will be to chop ice. If it doesn’t do that as the Ninja apparently does, back it will go.
    The soup making feature of the HealthMaster or bigger blenders seems to be an inefficient method of applying heat.

  140. Ed Says:

    I purchased my Ninja on 11/29 at BJ’s Wholesale Club for $44.98 including two xtra containers AND for an additional $6, I purchased an extended warranty which allows me to replace the product for any reason at all (even if it is dropped) for 24 months. That is the best deal!

  141. Ed Tyner Says:

    I have been a chef for over fifty years, and normally ignore “gadgets” as seen soo often on TV. A fellow chef presented me with my new Ninja (He knew I would never purchase one, even if prompted to do so). After using the Ninja for two months,,,,, I have purchased several for friends and family, as Christmas presents; I love it!

  142. marko Says:

    the ninja is awesome,i love it way better than the money i wasted for the bullet blender!!!! hands down a lot better!!!! this is one of the very few as seen on tv products i ever seen that lives up to the hype!

  143. marko Says:

    i purchased the ab circle pro right after the ninja also,thats not to bad of a product neither,i was really worried until i physically used it…..i’m running a steep bridge,using ninja to boost my health/diet,and ab pro circle to tone,and also herbal life meal replacements,and i’m seeing great success fast!!!

  144. marko Says:

    i did not see a huge savings on buying one and supposebly getting one free gimmick,time you get ripped for excess shipping and handling,your almost at same price you get two at the store for…i paid the extra couple dollars so i could use it right away,instead of wait 10-14 business days…i say go to the store so you can open the box and see what your getting,and take it home right away…

  145. Jennifer Says:

    I am worried about the plastic gear issue, and asked the online customer support at Ninjakitchen.com about this. Here is the chat:

    You are now chatting with ‘Jake’

    Jake: Good Afternoon, how may I assist you?

    you: Hi, Jake, I’m Jennifer

    you: I’d like to know if the problem I’ve seen online about the gears stripping in the Ninja is as serious as people say.

    Jake: they have since fixed this problem and anyone that does call with this item receives a free replacement no questions asked

    you: Oh, really? Good. Are the gears still plastic or did they go to metal? I’ve heard really nice things about the unit in general.

    Jake: the gears are still plastic just they have been re-inforced

    So apparently they have addressed the problem now to the point where they think they should hold up better. Thought others might be interested in knowing this.

  146. Scott Manesis Says:

    My dad asked me last week what I would like for Christmas. We live several states away and he wanted to ship me something.

    The Ninja is not something I would have ever purchased for myself but the wife and I have seen the commercial a few times for it on television. I figured a good gift would be something I would never buy but be interested in owning.

    It arrived yesterday (surprisingly quick, Dad must have had it shipped to him overnight as it was shipped from his house).

    I have only had a chance to use it once. I diced some onions last night with the small cup. It did a great job, I was expecting to see the usual undiced pieces stuck to the sides like you do in most food processors, I didn’t. It did a fantastic job.

    The quality of the product is high compared to the cost. I was surprised at the thickness of the pitcher and the bowl. The no skid feet was another impressive bit I noticed. Also the lids seal super nice.

    I don’t see why people are so worried about the plastic gears, take a moment and make sure that the motor is engaged properly to the base before you start pressing the big button and it should never be an issue, unless the previous ones were cheaper and did not line up properly.

    My only complaint is how they packaged it. I cut the crap out of my finger just trying to get the blades out of the pitcher to get the cardboard off of it. WOW these blades are sharp…be careful.

    As for the mention above about peanut butter and grinding peanuts wearing it out….ummmm it is designed to turn ICE into snow, most ice is harder than peanuts.

  147. Bob Says:

    I’M A SERVICE TECH. FOR A WORLD WIDE POWER TRANSMISSION Co. I WAS ABOUT TO BUY THIS “NINJA” FOOD PROSSESOR, UNTIL HEARING ” P L A S T I C G E A R S ” NOT A CHANGE WOULD I BUY IT NOW. PLASTIC GEARS ARE FOR KIDS TOYS, NOT FOR A MIXING OR GRINDING MACHINE YOUR SUPPOSED TO BE ABLE TO USE DAILY….. NOT A CHANCE, DON’T BUY IT!!!!

  148. Bob Says:

    AGAIN,AGAIN AND AGAIN >>>> NOT A CHANCE, DON’T BUY IT!!!!

  149. Brooks Says:

    I bought a DeLonghi mini processor (310 watt)several years ago which operates on the same principle as the Ninja. It works great for fresh salsa and the plastic gears have held up so far.

    I would like to see a head to head test against the big boys and see them make a green smoothie using reasonable leafy vegetables.

  150. Mcnerd Says:

    Bob, do you by any chance work for a competitor company? Your distaste for plastic is noted but unrealistic since most things are made from plastic today and are stronger than steel in some cases. Ninja admitted there is an issue with the small gear if the unit is not handled correctly, but they came up with a solution. Better than your spam.

  151. Jennifer Says:

    I tend to agree with Bob to an extent, and if the reviews of how the unit works weren’t as stellar as they are, I wouldn’t have bothered with it simply because of the gears. But I did buy it from Ninja Kitchen because of the lifetime warrenty on it. You will pay $15 a pop to replace anything with them each time you use the warrenty, but I’d rather do that than 18 months down the road be throwing something out because it failed after use. I really hate throwing things away! I thought it encouraging that they have addressed the issue, as well. Makes it seem like something that will be around for awhile.

  152. tim Says:

    I am thinking about buying the Ninja, You guys have good reviews. I am going to get it at Bed Bath and Beyond. I have a 20% off and $10.00 off coupon. That makes it $30.00 buck. Good deal

  153. Kelly Says:

    Can the Ninja replace a coffee grinder? Can it grind hard spices?

  154. Mcnerd Says:

    Replace a coffee grinder? I wouldn’t unless you are wanting to grind pound of coffee at a time.

  155. Theresa Says:

    This beats the Bullet, hands down. Read the reviews, if you’re skeptical. It does exactly what the infomercial says. But when I called, they wouldn’t give me two for the price on the infomercial.(like it says) I argued, because I was sitting on the couch talking to them as I was watching the infomercial, but they wouldn’t budge. They said I would only get one. SO….I bought one from Bed, Bath and Beyond with a 20% off discount coupon, and only paid $42.88. Regular price of $49.99. Great Product!!

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  157. Brenda Says:

    I received the Ninja as a gift from parents who purchased it at Sam’s Club, included pitcher and three containers for $49.95, my parents and I both have used the Bullet for quite some time, sorry but the Bullet does not even compare to the Ninja. I love this product but I came across a problem, was using the pitcher to crush ice, which I have done before and had no problem, but today it was not chopping all the ice. Moved the remaining ice to small container and worked fine. While cleaning out the pitcher and blades for the pitcher, where the blades connect into each other was stripped. I did not use too much ice, did not pulse too long… I did receive an extra 2 year warranty with the Sam’s Club purchase so will be calling on Monday to Sam’s and to Ninja to see who will replace the pitcher blades for no cost. The plastic does make me nervous, but I still love this product.

  158. CHERYL Says:

    I SAW THESE AT SAM’S CLUB !!

  159. Paula Says:

    And I just noticed it’s also available at amazon..

  160. Brenda Says:

    I cannot get through to the phone number Ninja has listed, this is ridiculous, I have a one year warranty and would like to have my blender blades replaced and how can I do that if the number they have listed is impossible to get through to. I have tried for three days and no success. Had to go through email, wonder if and when they will respond??

    I love the Ninja, but I have to admit that I have had my Bullet for over 3 years and have never had a problem with it, the Euro Pro company is someone I am not happy with right now.

  161. sam Says:

    How does it do with frozen bananas?

  162. Mcnerd Says:

    Interesting question. I’ve never known anyone (else) or would want to put a whole frozen banana into a blender, but I’m sure it would eventually turn it to banana mush.

  163. Ed Says:

    I purchased a package of Dole Frozen banana slices, added some heavy cream and a frozen Reese’s peanut butter cup and made ice cream. It turned out perfect! I also used my Ninja to make homemade potato pancakes. Although it did not shred the potatoes, there was absolutely no difference in the way the pancakes tasted and my elbow did not hurt from the grating. I love this machine!

  164. Chef Michael Says:

    First off I am 52 yrs old and have been “testing” these so called “gagets” since the days of Ron Popeel. I can honestly say that the Ninja REALLY WORKS!!
    I bought mine at Target and after a week of trial and error I have it mastered. It is the ONLY machine that really ‘chops’ onion/garlic,tomatoes,the list goes on and on. I even grated cheese and it turned out perfect!
    What I found works best is Ice Cube trays.I freeze Milk,all my juices,fruit ect. I dont use Ice except for my Ice coffee.Try using it for ANY baked goods. Cake,biscuits,pie dough,you will be amazed at how it changes the texture to “Pastry Chef perfection”!! I have $7000.00 Hobart industrial mixer and it works even better than that. I made a comparison on the hobart VS the Ninja and everything I have made is 10 times better! The reason Im sure is that it blends it to the max. I still have to use the hobart at work but I am buying another to take to work,I dont care if I have to make several batches to make up for the portions, I just hope it lasts, but with the lifetime guarantee Im not worried about it. I recommend this little work horse to everyone. Im not kidding, and I am a chef and am in no way affiliated with the Ninja company..

  165. Don Says:

    Who is Chef Michael? When I googled him I came up with a fictional person involved with dog food.

  166. Chef Michael Says:

    Chef Michael is a chef at a Hotel in Portland Oregon

  167. justin Says:

    Has anyone else had problems with the motor. Mine stays on even when im not pushing the button and i can’t get it to turn off. I have to unplug it from the wall in order to take it off. This is the second Ninja that this happened to. The first one lasted about a month, the second one lasted only a week or so.

  168. mcnerd Says:

    I use mine almost daily and never had a problem with the switch sticking in the on position. I assume you have contacted the company about the issue.

  169. Shaina Says:

    We just bought this yesterday and love it already! We have a Magic Bullet already and although I love it and it comes in very handy, it’s not very good at crushing up real ice, it only seems to work good with the store bought softer ice. However, for the Ninja it is no problem. The first thing we tried when we opened it is fill it up with ice cubes (and rather large ice cubes at that) and it only took about 5 seconds for the Ninja to turn the ice into snow! I can’t wait to see what else this thing can do!

  170. Sonshine7488 Says:

    Here is the breakdown..Sam’s Club has the Ninja for $49.00 and it includes 2 pitchers and 2 cups! Bj’s has the Ninja for $49.00 with 1 pitcher and 3 cups, Bed, Bath and Beyond and it for $49.00 (but with their easily obtained 20% off coupons it comes to about $39.00) and theirs has only 1 pitcher and 1 cup, Kohl’s has it also for $49.00 with 1 pitcher and 1 cup (and they also have coupons for up to 30% off as well as “Kohl’s Cash” credit back so you’d get $10 back), Walmart also has it for $49.00 for the same set of only 1 pitcher and 1 cup. Bottom line, if cost is the biggest issue, the least expensive option would be Bed, Bath and Beyond for $39 for the basic set, or if you have the 30% off coupon for Kohl’s (like I did) you get it for only $35, however, if you think you may need the extra cups for pitchers, Sam’s Club and Bj’s have a good deal for the $49.00 with the extra accessories. I just got mine last night and am going to try it this morning. Happy to read all of the positive reviews. But I did bargain shop for this unit so I hope I saved someone some time in looking for the best deal..Merry Christmas! :)

  171. Burlington Says:

    Well, I burned out my Montel Healthmaster blender motor yesterday after 3 weeks. I was mashing potatoes and it started smoking. Now DEAD.

    I bought a Ninja and used it this morning. My fruit smoothie was more of a slushie compared to the big machine but sometimes chunky is better.

  172. ufomanm Says:

    The trick to the Ninja is to make everything with Ice cube trays that uses liquid. I now have frozen Milk,juices, fresh fruit. I add about 1/4 cup milk for my Ice Cream, any fruit will do and I add about 2 tbs sugar. I will turn out like Ice Cream once you get it down… I LOVE THIS MACHINE!!

  173. Patricia Says:

    I love my Ninja!!! Only had it about 10 days and have made the most fabulous drinks. Is there a site where people have entered recipies that they have made? I can’t purchase the recipie book as I am travelling and cannot have a book shipped to my home address. At the moment I am living in a hotel room for 2 months with a hot plate, micro and my Ninja. My little Ninja has made my stay here so much easier for food prep.

  174. Patricia Says:

    I haven’t read any questions about the sharpness of the blades holding up over time. I know of no cutting surface that doesn’t dull after a certain amount of use. If the “snow” is dependent on the blades’ sharpness, will the “snow” eventually turn into “sleet” when the blades grind down a bit?

  175. marko Says:

    i have had mine two months now,fitting the ninja motor part on top of the two containers is sometimes a lil head ache,other than that it cleans up easy and nice,makes snow ice in a few seconds,very nice and well worth it so far after a few months…way way way better than the bullet junk,i lost money on that bullet wanna be blender before…..ninja is fun..

  176. marko Says:

    ninja only needs a much bigger recipe book for sure for more smoothies and deserts,meals,etc…..

  177. marko Says:

    please enter some nice smoothie and desert recipes please,you ladys are better in the kitchen at mixing some goodies up,thanks a lot,marko

  178. tillie jackson Says:

    something is wrong with my chopper, it wont chop any thing i only used it one time. it started out great,help if you can.(order from tv)

  179. Brooks Says:

    Tillie–Read the directions. Get the little white thingy on the lid lined up perfectly with the white thingy on the motor. I found that paying close attention to getting the lid on perfectly helps. (the lid and pitcher lips perfectly aligned.

  180. Lori Says:

    Brooks is exactly right. you have to have everything – top and bottom – lined up and seated snugly before you hit the big blue button or you’ll run the risk of the unit just not working properly and/or stripping the gears.

  181. Flo Beggs Says:

    to Tillie Jackson, Make sure the blades are assembled correctly, they kind of lock together but the main stem on the bottom wobbles.

  182. Trece Says:

    I love the ninja, I just got it last night for christmas and it it AWESOME!!! I made my frist smoothie last night and it tasted so well no chunks or ice pieces smooth.. :) VERY SATISFIED CUSTOMER

  183. Charlie Says:

    Sonshine7488, Sam’s Club version has 1 pitcher and 3 mini-prep cups (not 2 pitchers and 2 cups as you indicate). At my local Sams it was just $44. QVC has the 2 pitcher/2 cup version for (I think) $58 + $7 shipping. Of all the deals, I think the Sam’s version is the best deal. If you don’t need the 2 extra mini-prep cups then the Bed Bath Beyond $40 deal is next best deal.

  184. Patricia Says:

    Is the Ninja available in Canada yet and what is the price? Thank you. Pat

  185. John David Says:

    I really want this Ninja Blender, But i be DAMN if i pay $29.95 for Shipping and handling, Are they Crazy, Do they think we are that stupid, It does not cost $29.95 to ship a item like this, I will continue using my wal-mart Black and decker blender, I can wait till this item is in store’s

  186. John David Says:

    Shipping and handling is way to HIGH, $29.95 are they crazy ???

  187. Brooks Says:

    If you by from the infomercials and it sounds like too good, expect to get ripped on the S&H!

    My wife bought a “two for” deal on a drill-weed auger. The S&H was incredible–a genuine rip!

  188. Beth G. Says:

    The Ninja is great! It does everything the infomercial says, and it’s a must have whether you’re a star cook or just like to dabble a little.

    I got mine on Christmas Eve, and I’ve already used it three times!

    This morning (Saturday) I made a smoothie. Then just now, I made a delicious choco-banana frosty.

    Tonight I’m going to use the mini cup to make guacamole.

    Get the Ninja!!! You will love it!

    Choco-banana Frosty

    1 ripe banana (any size will do)
    8-10 ice cubes, or about 1 3/4 cup
    1/4 cup chocolate syrup
    1/2 cup milk

    Blend ice to “snow”-like texture, then combine all other ingredients in the large Ninja pitcher. Pulse for about 15-30 seconds, or until ingredients are well blended. Pour in cup or glass and enjoy!

    Makes 1-3 servings.

  189. Beth G. Says:

    Just wanted to add that I got mine from Bed, Bath and Beyond and used a 20% coupon, so with tax, I only paid $41.

  190. Diana Says:

    The reviews, so many happy people praising this blender. All I want is to make vegetable and fruit smoothies, that’s all. Every blender I’ve tried, died. I would like to make smoothies everyday;one for breakfast and one for lunch, while at work. I do not have a lot of time in the mornings for fighting with a blender trying to line the top with the bottom perfectly. Is there a way to align the Ninja without getting frustrated. Why is it so hard to make a blender that has a powerful motor, durable and at a great price? I hope the Ninja Blender is the last blender for awhile that I will have to buy!

    Off to Sam’s Club I go!

  191. Brooks Says:

    Diana,

    I found that if you get the top cover and the lip of the pitcher lined up exactly the motor will drop on.

  192. Jenifer Says:

    This is absolutely the best thing in my kitchen! It is so fabulous and does everything it says. I love making smoothies for family and friends and they love my creations! I love making fruity concoctions and also guacamole! We just bought the ingredients for tzatziki sauce and can’t wait to try it! You will definitely love the Ninja!!! My friends are jealous :)

  193. Jennifer Says:

    I found out that if you have some apples that are getting soft you can make a raw applesauce out of them. I didn’t peel the apples, just chunked them up and let the Ninja do the rest in the cup. I did need to do about 4 apples to make sure there was enough volume for the blades to get a good crack at the apples. If there were liquid in there it wouldn’t have needed that much, but being as dry as they were there wasn’t any “suck” into the blades without a good volume of the apples. The applesauce turned out really nice, quite dark, but with all the value of the peels in there that you don’t get with normal applesauce.

  194. Michael Says:

    I have a $325 Blendtec blender that I use for fruit smoothies. There is nothing better than this blender to make the best smoothies in the world. But I need another one to bring to work, so if a $40 Ninja comes close to doing the same thing, that’s okay. The question is, how close can it come?

    Here’s what I put in mine: 7 ripe bananas plus one frozen, 5 frozen strawberries, and 2/3 cup frozen blueberries. (I also add other fresh fruit, but let’s ignore that for now.) NOTHING ELSE … NO ICE … NO LIQUID. I don’t want a slushie; I want a smoothie that is totally homogenized and that I can drink without using a spoon. I would appreciate it if someone could try this recipe and tell me how creamy the Ninja makes it (and how long it takes to make it). I realize the Blendtec is 3 HP (1500 watts) vs. 400 Ninja watts, but that’s why no liquid is needed.

  195. mcnerd Says:

    Since you are willing to spend $325 for a commercial blender, buying a Ninja would seem a minor expense to get the answer(s) you want directly. If the household blender doesn’t stand up to your $325 one then just give the Ninja to an appreciative relative or friend.

    However, the Ninja likes chopping ice so perhaps you need a more expensive one.

  196. Ed Tyner Says:

    Here is my response: Hey Dufus,,,,,,there is nothing advertised `bout the Ninja that I have found wrong. You must line the components correctly,,that is most people`s first error. And then remember,,,it is not for a ( forgive me,,,how many types of fruit and how much ice ) huge gathering. It is as advertised,,,just that. I posted here once before,,,and I`ll say it again! I will put my 50+ years of culinary experience against you. It is not how much you paid,,it is simply, did it do what it said it would do? I have no dog in this fight,,,,but let`s be fair?

  197. Patricia Says:

    I am still staying in a hotel room, another month to go, and trying to save a little money by cooking some of my own meals. I had a hot plate and a microwave until I purchased a Ninja. It has been a lifesaver, not to mention the money I have saved by not having to eat in restaurants all the time. I think that I have already paid for it with the money I have saved.

    Last night I needed to have some grated cheese so I cut up some Pecorino Romano into approximately 1 inch squares, pulsed it a few times and had PERFECT grated cheese. I removed the cheese and put in one garlic clove, pulsed it only two times, added 3/4 cup fresh basil leaves, about a cup of whole tiny tomatoes, 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/8 cup balsamic vinegar, salt and peppar (measurements approximate as I don’t have a measuring cup), pulsed it a few times to a ‘rough’ consistency. In the meantime I had my pasta cooking on the hotplate. When cooked I emptied almost all of the water from the pot, I left about 1/4 cup of the hot pasta water in with the pasta and added the sauce and a bit of the cheese that I hade made in my Ninja, put it on a plate and topped it with a bit more of the cheese. This was one of the easiest to make and most delicious pastas that I have ever had.

    Try the recipie and let me know what you think. I would appreciate seeing any recipies that anyone else has come up with. PMC

  198. Karen Says:

    I bought my ninja about 3 weeks ago & I loved it. This morning I went to make a smoothie & the motor was dead. Anybody else have this problem? Not sure if I should just return it or get a replacement.

  199. mcnerd Says:

    Make sure your motor is properly seated in order to engage the safety switch. Very hard to burn out the motor unless you ran it nonstop for a long period and I think you would know instantly if that happened.

  200. Rebecca Woodruff Says:

    KAREN- If your motor is indeed dead make sure you registared your Ninja and then call them and they will replace it.

  201. michelle g Says:

    I got my Ninja for Christmas I love making Mixed Drinks I used it yesterday(New Years Eve) for the 1st time it worked very well but how will it work for long period of time does it work as good as the Magic Bullet?

  202. Sam Miles, the Guilt Free Gourmet Says:

    I am an International Yacht Chef, known as the Guilt Free Gourmet and author of 2 Guilt Free Gourmet Cookbooks. I am not going to bore you with repeats of everything already said. Just go buy it and you won’t be disappointed. REALLLLLLY. I would put my name on it any day.

  203. heather Says:

    THIS IS THE BEST! My husband and I are both in the Army and our ninja has put our blender to shame in the name of fitness! We use this everyday and when our daughter is napping or sleeping in in the morning we can make our drinks and she doesnt wake up or move its so quiet!

  204. Stacey Says:

    Bought my Ninja at Kohl’s last night and have used it 3 times already and think it’s great! I was googling to find some soup recipes when I came across this site. I do wish it had a bigger recipe book. Does anyone know where to find more recipes?

  205. Patricia Says:

    Hi Stacy:
    I also have asked where we can find more recipies. You would think that with all the requests for more recipies that the company who sells these magical Ninja’s would be generous and put a few more from their cookbook on-line. It can only sell more Ninja’s for them. Last night I made the guacamole exactly as the recipie in their booklet instructed and it was truly the best that I have ever tasted. If you look back to Dec. 27th you will see a pasta recipie that I made with my Ninja that is truly one of the most delicious pastas that I have ever made. Good Luck and enjoy your Ninja.

  206. Mcnerd Says:

    All you need to do is Google search for “Blender Recipes” and you will find thousands. Remember the Ninja is first of all a blender. It just does it better.

  207. Donna Says:

    I ordered a recipe book from QVC when I got my Ninja written by Bob Warden called “Bob Warden’s Ninja Master Prep Cookbook”. It has 150 great recipes for the machine and all that I’ve tried are great. I love my Ninja.

  208. Stephen Says:

    I have read most of the comments here but wonder if they are biased in favor of the Ninja?

  209. Sam Says:

    Does this mixer work with 240 Volts in Eurpoean standards. I saw the specifications which says 120 Volts which is a US standard. May be i need to use a converter !! Any idea ?

  210. Mcnerd Says:

    Stephen — of course this is biased in favor of the Ninja. It is a blog to rate and review the product by people that bought/own one.

    Sam — it is a USA appliance only, meaning 120 Volt 60/cycle and plug, but you can always contact the company and ask if they have plans to make a 240V International version someday.

  211. Scarlett Says:

    I’m so thrilled to read a positive review for the Ninja blender! I’ve seen the infomercial twice (a bit of a “made for TV” junkie, I must admit) and was really surprised to find it on the shelf last night at Target. I’m more of a microwave cook than anything else, but I love making shakes and smoothies and my regular blender fails miserably at crushing ice. If it works as well as reported here, I’ll be a very happy Ninja master! ;-)

  212. Paul Johnson Says:

    I have had the Ninja for just over 2 weeks and have used it maybe 4 times. It was great until the one time the plastic gears on the drive head did not fit just ever so perfect onto the blade stem….1 push and 2 seconds of weird sound and now the entire thing is worthless. Plastic gears are stripped will not even stir anything…no replacement parts either!!!!!. I am totally disatisfied. I work with alot of tools in the construction industry and realize when things dont fit just right you can have problems….But no warning no way to know it had not seated just right and in less than 2 seconds…or before you realize something is wrong…ruined machine and a bunch of unblended smoothie ingredients into the trash….WHAT A POOR DESIGN….what a bummer…now I have to go buy a real blender.

  213. mcnerd Says:

    What do you mean “no replacement parts either!!!” Did you contact the company? As reported earlier they actually have designed a replacement gear that is stronger than the original and will send it out.

    I disagree that there is no warning that the motor is not seated, but it is much easier to blame the product that the person using it.

  214. Paul Johnson Says:

    Yeah I am sure it was operator error judging by the many positive reviews…Problem lies with…it broke after the 4th time of useing it…i did not abuse it …did not load it incorrectly…just tried to use it and it broke! A good design would make it use friendly enough to avoid this problem…it does not. As far as contacting the company for the stronger replacement gear….umm maybe others had same problem???? well after 10 min of talking to recordings I finally left a message on some machine….we will see how quick I get a call back…If they know there is a problem why would they not give a direct # to order replacement part ot make it even a little bit easyier to fix the problem????….

  215. Charlie Says:

    I have to agree with Paul. The Ninja design needs to be made foolproof to avoid gear stripping. Being aware of the problem I am ultra careful when placing the head onto to the prep bowl and haven’t had a stripped gear yet…but I can see how it would be easy to do so.

    So far I’m impressed with the Ninja’s abilities. I’ve used it to expertly chop up left over roast beast to mix in with my dog’s food (a chore to do by hand as he’s a small dog and the pieces need to be small but not so small as to be dust). Tonight I used it to grate swiss cheese deli slices, cheddar cheese from a brick of cheddar and make crumbs out of cheezits (my own horrible mac and cheese recipe). WHile I didn’t like the mac and cheese it wasn’t the ninja’s fault…it performed great.

    I picked up some chocolate syrup and ovaltine to make some choclate malts/shakes this weekend. I will also try to replicate some frozen coffee drinks a la Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts.

  216. Neeker Says:

    Charlie, send those recipes if they work out for you! I love making the banana and strawberry smoothie. I make at least one a day, it’s filling and so good for you!!

  217. martha Says:

    okay i got my ninja for Christmas my daughter bought it for me and she is ten she knows how much i love to cook. i watch the tv show about the ninja and it showed how to make strawberry ice cream in 3 minutes we i opened it and discovered that the recipe is not on there. i am very disappointment does anyone or can anyone tell me what the inexpedience was for that ice cream? thanks a whole lot Martha Bonine

  218. EileenLeen Says:

    Martha,you will need 1 and half cups of milk,,,, one quarter cup of heavy whipping cream,,, one quarter cup of sugar ,,, one cup of frozen Strawberries ,,, i tablespoon of Strawberry Syrup,,,one quarter spoon of vanilla extract ,,, then ,,,thats your shopping list ,,,, then you combine the milk cream and sugar stir to disolve the sugar fill one ice cube tray (16cube)with the mixture freeze for 3 hours until solid ,,,, place the ice cream cubes in the master prep mixture then add the frozen Strawberries syrup extract plus another half cup of Milk OVER THE TOP,,, secure the pitcher’s top and pulse for 10/15 seconds until smooth and creamy ,,serve with a drizzle of Strawberry syrup or fresh Strawberries ,,,i copied this recipe from the Ninga Cook-Book, any way i can help ,please just ask ,,and enjoy ,,,, it will become simple second time you use it as you will have stocked up on ingredients ,,,,,HAVE FUN

  219. EileenLeen Says:

    Martha ,pick up a couple of ice trays for further use and play Loose just switch fruits around ,RASPBERIES ,BLUEBERRIES ETC,, It will be so much fun for you and your Daughter,,Ei

  220. EileenLeen Says:

    Sorry forgot to mention ,,Strawberry Syrup in the squeeze bottle ,the one you use for Strawberry milk ,,

  221. vharris Says:

    I am considering buying the HealthMaster for the benefit of putting veggies with fruits and my 3 boys loving it. I’ve read everyone’s comments on the Ninja vs. the Bullet vs. the HealthMaster. Sounds like any of them could have a potential issue, but can the Ninja emulsify veggies and fruits together like the HealthMaster claims?

  222. Patricia Says:

    V Harris

    Absolutely yes. P:

  223. Mcnerd Says:

    I love trying to justify a $50 appliance being compared to a $200 machine. No, the Ninja is not equivalent to the $200 HealthMaster, but for a $50 appliance the Ninja I think will give you more than get your money’s worth.

  224. Brooks Says:

    I had both the Healthmaster and the Ninja. The Healthmaster motor burned out within 3 weeks while mashing boiled potatoes and went back last week. I called them and they took it back postage paid. Really,that was first class service.

    The Healthmaster probably made a smoother green smoothie, if that’s important.

    The Healthmaster cannot chop a nice chunky salsa like the Ninja.

    I then bought a $99 KitchenAid-20% coupon at BBBY and have the best of both worlds. The KitchenAid seems to be able to do everything the Healthmaster can do (0.9 HP vs 1.75 HP) and is smaller and more manageable. I am not interested in milling flour or emulsifying avacado pits.

  225. Stephen Says:

    can anyone tell me how loud the Ninja is as noise is an issue for me. Other blenders have sounded like an airplane taking off.

  226. Rishell Says:

    How do i make ice cream with the ninja because the directions only allow me to make a smoothie.

  227. EileenLeen Says:

    Rishell,go back a few posts to no 219 plus the following two posts the recipe is right there for the Ice Cream,,, the recipe book is well worth the buying its very good ,Ei

  228. Brenda Says:

    I asked for this for Christmas! One day I was making a wrapped chicken breast meal and thought ‘this would be good in stuffed shells’. So then I made 2″ raw chicken cubes and filled up the large container. I did about 6 pulses and my chicken was in canned tuna consistency.. I added in spinach, spices and cream cheese and stuffed my shells. I made too many as always. This gave me the opportunity to share them for reviews and they were loved! I had some kids here and made snow cones in seconds for them. When my kids were younger snow cones were time consuming and messy. This is a totally easy prep and clean up! My fave gadget! LOVE IT! Brag on it!

  229. Maggie Says:

    I got a 20% off coupon for Bed, Bath & Beyond. Where do you obtain the $10.00 coupon to save more money plus I thought someone mentioned you got more than the 2 containers with lids but on Bed, Bath & Beyond’s website, it listed only one each. Thanks.

  230. Carol Says:

    Where do I get recipes? There were none with the Ninja.

  231. angie Says:

    Does the ninja grind meat? If not can any of you suggest a really good meat grinder than I could buy. Thanks.

  232. mcnerd Says:

    The Ninja is a blender, not a meat grinder, though I guess it could make a good mess of some meat.

    If you want a meat grinder, get one like your grandmother had. Do a Google search for ‘meat grinder’.

  233. sandi Says:

    I got out of bed to order this from qvc and thought I would check out the reviews first. I was so excited until I heard about the plastic gears…I’ll keep using my food processor until they come up with metal blades.

  234. mcnerd Says:

    Regular blenders have plastic gears also and one can easily strip those too if you are careless. Metal gears will also strip, again if one is careless. Don’t be careless and the appliances are fine.

  235. Diana Says:

    I agree with you Sandi. I was prepared to make the purchase until I read reviews from other sites regarding the plastic gears. Yes other blenders may have plastic gears, but the complaints were not about stripped gears.

  236. Charlie Says:

    During the Ninja demo today on QVC, Bob Warden, the demonstrator, stripped the gear on the Ninja pod. He had it on the mini prep and he was attempting to turn apricot ice cubes into ‘snow’ for a fruity concoction. He didn’t have the lid or the pod seated correctly. The pod stripped ultra-fast…less than a second on two burst. They moved on real fast without mentioning the stripped gears but it was obvious this is what happened.

    I look at it this way: be VERY careful to seat the pod properly. Use two hands while using the Ninja…one to pulse the other to hold the pod firmly on the mini-prep bowl or master prep pitcher. If the pod kicks off the container STOP immediately. Remove some ice (or whatever else your blending) if the unit is kicking back too much.

  237. Scott Manesis Says:

    It’s kind of interesting to see all these complaints.
    We have had our Ninja for almost 2 months now, we use it frequently.
    I have not had a single problem with it.

    I suspect the stripped gears things is mostly due to impatience and not putting the motor onto the lid correctly.

    If you take 3 seconds to ensure it is seated properly I don’t see how the gears could strip.

    It is a shame that USER ERROR is giving this product a bad rep.

    I wouldn’t trade mine for anything.

    I am not affiliated with Ninja Master Prep in any way. I just have been getting these email comments in my mailbox since I left my first comment and had to say something.

    The quality of this machine versus the cost really was surprising to me. I thought it was going to feel and act cheap…it is far better quality than I expected.

    I am totally impressed and would recommend it to anyone and just add one bit of advice, make sure the motor is seated properly on the lid BEFORE you hit the button, not WHILE you hit the button.

    That’s all,

    Scott

  238. Patricia Says:

    Re: Scott’s Comments.
    I totally agree with Scott. For the cost of this machine I think it is the best value for money that I have ever spent. i love using my Ninja. You just need to take time to make sure that the lid is on tight and that the motor is on nice and tight BEFORE you pulse. Hold onto the machine to steady it with one hand and pulse with it with the other hand. If the gears strip the company realizes that they did have a problem with the first units that they shipped and will replace with stronger gears at no cost. If your gears have stripped, DO NOT throw the unit out. Get in touch with the company and let them know. Happy Ninjaing!!! Pat

  239. Brooks Says:

    I broke a plastic piece that fits over the blade spindle. The part couldn’t cost $0.25. I called and talked to a pleasant girl in India whose accent was too thick for me and we were not communicating well. Anyway they are sending me an brand new power pod!
    If it breaks, they will send you a new one—go for it. The fresh salsa is worth it.

  240. Lisa M Says:

    I just purchased the 2 for 1. 3 payments of 19.99, BUT I chose to pay all at once and I got 2 for a total of 89.75. That’s a better deal than QVC. That makes each blender approx. $45 each with shipping included.

  241. Neeker Says:

    If you use the 20% off coupon at Bed Bath and Beyond, you can get 2 for about the same price and not have to wait for shipping. My husband went in and bought one with one coupon and I did the same with another coupon:-)

  242. Lisa M Says:

    Thanks Neeker…..great idea!

  243. Jazzy J Says:

    Can the ninja blend whole fruits and veggies or do they have to be peeled and sliced before putting in ninja?

  244. Neeker Says:

    I’ve discovered that things dice and slice equally when cut into 1-2 inch portions. This allows compilation of the items to be chopped by all four blades at the same time instead of the blades having to redistribute in the container and then chop.

  245. stormrider Says:

    Stumbled here by accident. I want to know what is it that the magic bullet or the healthmaster does that the ninja bullet cannot do. In otherwords, can one of them do what the others can’t. I am trying to decide which to get.

  246. Brooks Says:

    Stormrider,

    My wife bought the Healthmaster several weeks before about the Ninja. Healthmaster started smoking and failed while I was trying to mash potatoes which is probably a bad idea. They took it back no questions asked as it was within the 60 day trial and there is a warranty on the motor anyway.

    I did not try to make soup with the Healthmaster as I think that’s an inefficient way to heat food. I’m sure you would not want to do that with the Ninja. Both chop ice very efficiently. The ninja chops a nice salsa without making pulp. The health master may make a smoothie a bit smoother. I bought a KitchenAid blender which seems to be able to do nearly as much as the Healthmaster so now I have the best of both worlds. the Kitchen Aid is much easier to manage than the bigger health master machine.

  247. Ben Says:

    Brooks what model number kithcenAid did you get. I have a ninja (haven’t used it yet) but will be looking for a good blender to, Thanks

  248. Brooks Says:

    Ben,

    The KitchenAid blender is a KSB 5600—it works well and will crush ice and make a good fruit or green smoothie. I would recommend keeping the carafe out of the dish washer. Parts are readily available and you can buy a return or referb from KitchenAid on ebay for $55 plus s&h.

    $80 with 20% off coupon from BBBY.

  249. elizabeth Says:

    Does it really chop and dice? Green peppers or cucumbers for example..without turning it into mush? Say it is so, and I will buy!

  250. Patricia Says:

    Hi Elizabeth:

    It definitely chops and dices to any size that you want. It is the dual blades that make it so successful at chopping. You can keep it going to make “mush” if you have a need to. The Ninja makes the best guacamole ever. I also use it all the time to grate my cheeze for topping pastas etc. I cut the cheese into approx. 1 inch cubes and then process it as course or as fine as I want. You will never regret purchasing a Ninja, just do not order it off line, too expensive when shipping added. Download a coupon from Bed Bath and Beyond and get it there. Cheers! Pat

  251. D. Says:

    Just bought my Ninja and on the 3rd use the plastic part of the motor that fits onto the plastic part of the blades decided to melt or chop into their own lil pieces which I came upon in my smoothie. I wouldn’t pulse over the 20 seconds as suggested. I actually wouldn’t go over 10 seconds as it wasn’t needed. I thought this was going to be the best thing ever but now I just want to take it back being I don’t like eating plastic and I’m sure it’s going to continue until it doesn’t work anymore. I’m so disheartened being it seemed like it would be the perfect addition to any kitchen.

  252. Brooks Says:

    D.

    Look at comment #240. I think I have figured out a solution to the problem. If the power pod doesn’t drop right on, give the blade spindle a little twist and line up the gears.

  253. Pat Says:

    I received the Ninja as a Christmas gift. Used it once for a smoothie – it was great. Used it a second time for a smoothie and the plastic gear stripped out. I will be returning it. You get what you pay for! Never buy anything with plastic gears.

  254. Charlie Says:

    Wow, all these stripped gears…a running theme here.

    If you don’t seat the Ninja Pod on the pitcher or mini-prep IT WILL STRIP! If you use the Ninja properly it won’t strip.

    This is user error causing the gear stipping.

    To all those looking for metal gears…do you realize both the Ninja pod and where it mates onto the blades would need to be metal for it to make a difference? I doubt that’s going to happen.

    What’s more likely is for the Ninja to be redsigned so that it won’t operate unless seated properly on the blade assembly.

    This is a great unit if used correctly.

  255. D. Says:

    Sorry Charlie but you weren’t here to see that the unit was used properly. Brooks you’re a nice helpful person and I thank you very much. It’s nice to see there are so many kind people in the world.

  256. Charlie Says:

    D, just how do you think your Ninja’s gears got stipped? I haven’t seen any other theories or explanations other than poorly mated pods to base/blade assembly.

  257. D. Says:

    Well Charlie I don’t know about others but me personally couldn’t work the unit unless it was fitted in properly to begin with. As to why or how it happened I don’t know. All I know is that it was quite frustrating being I love the ability that it has.

  258. Maggie Says:

    I didn’t see where anyone answered the question about the comparision between the Magic Bullet and the Ninja. I had always wanted a Magic Bullet & just hadn’t bought one yet. Thanks.

  259. Mcnerd Says:

    I don’t consider the “magic bullet” to be comparable to the Ninja since they aren’t the same size. I think one person commented they didn’t like the MB because its seals leaked after awhile since the jars are upside down.

  260. Neeker Says:

    My friend has the Magic Bullet..I brought my Ninja over last weekend and we had a showdown. First, we blended blending a strawberry daquiri-type smoothy, then diced tomatoes, spinach, onions and garlic for a dip, then did the snowcone (which is especially yummy with Kalhua and cream!! Anyways, when it was all said and done, all in good fun of course, she and I went to Bed Bath and Beyond and got her a Ninja the next day to be on the safe side:-) This was a very informal, but effective side by side comparison and all items from my Ninja were done exceptionally more efficiently and in more uniform consistency than the MB.

  261. Maggie Says:

    Neeker, thanks so much for the info. I have researched prices, etc. and think that Sam’s Club at $49.84 plus you get 3 instead of 1 16oz processor is a good buy. The reason I was questioning about the Magic Bullett was you get a blender and juicer with it but there’s a lot of stuff to store when if the Ninja is just as good or better, I would rather go that route.

  262. Maggie Says:

    Oh, yes, if you need a second one for a gift, on their official website, you can buy 1 get one free at $59.85 plus P&H $29.90 for a total of $89.75. They also have an upgrade with 2 add’l pitchers & choppers with lids for an add’l $39.90.

  263. Charlie Says:

    Maggie;

    Thanks for the pricing info. I had thought the Sams Club version was the best value but seeing as buying direct gets you 2 complete Ninja’s for $90 that’s pretty good too considering by buying ‘direct’ you get the lifetime warranty (I think). The Sams and other retail versions have a one year warranty.

  264. Charlie Says:

    Well, I don’t see the lifetime warranty claim on the Ninjakitchen.com website so perhaps it only applies to the infomercial version. I did find this buried url on a google search: http://www.ninjakitchen.com/ninjawarranty.htm

  265. Christin LeBlanc Says:

    Well here’s the deal! I love your product soooo much that i wrote a little song type deal about it.. Some think it sounds corney some think it sounds awsome.. i’d like for you to write to me and tell me what you think.. ok here goes.. Please don’t laugh ok..

    Twas the day after Christmas
    and my blender was broke
    so i bought me a Ninja
    and thought “is this a joke?”
    I plugged it into the wall
    and got a big suprise
    that sucker blended my ice
    right before my eyes
    so buy you a blender
    a Ninja my friend
    and you’ll never ever ever
    buy another blender again

    ok ya’ll that’s it.. word for word something i came up with in about an hour.. I think it sounds cool… Use it as you wish..
    Have a great day and God Bless!

  266. sylvia Says:

    I bot the ninja and it is a piece of crap. It is impossible to line up and when it does chop, it chops all different sizes AND mine just broke after only about four uses and a lot of aggrivation. Don’t waste your money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  267. Mcnerd Says:

    Wow, now there is someone who holds back on her opinion and her ability to use simple mechanical kitchen appliances. Of course if the appliance is not being used correctly it is a good probability that the chopping results would be bad too.

    Now I will go back to making beautiful bread crumbs.

  268. Steven McHennegy Says:

    I’ve never used a faster product than the ninja ever! It’s wholly fully the most best processor that i’ve ever even tried!!

  269. Steven McHennegy Says:

    90 percent of the comments were clearly written by the people selling this product!

  270. neeker Says:

    I can assure you skeptics out there, that I do not sell the product, merely use it correctly. I bought mine 2 months ago and one time I was in a super hurry and didn’t place the motor on correctly and heard a funny noise. I immediately lifted it and did it CORRECTLY and it works fine. Stop the paranoid talk people. It makes you sound very silly.

  271. Ditch Says:

    90% really?? Do you sell the product, since you gave a glowing review?

    I love my Ninja. I’ve had it for 3 months and I use it daily and have had no problems with it what so ever.

    Buy it – don’t buy it who cares.

  272. Mcnerd Says:

    I think think Stephen misquoted. It should have read 90% of these people have ‘bought’ a Ninja and used it quite successfully.

  273. Lauri Says:

    Do you know how powerful the motor is? Horsepower? Watts?

  274. mcnerd Says:

    Product Details
    * 48-ounce blender and 2-cup food processor with interchangeable power pod
    * 400-watt motor head with one-touch pulsing for maximum control and consistant results
    * Quad blade technology for uniform cutting and ice crushing action
    * Splashguard and non-slip bases
    * Removable parts are dishwasher-safe

  275. Bob Says:

    Here’s the deal. This product works pretty darn good. The main problem I have is cleaning(drying) the lid. And beleive me it’s not that big of a deal. As far as line up goes, well, you have to use your head a bit. Unless your a child you should not have any problems. Ok back to the line up…..if you fill it with frozen chunks and then try to put the top on properly, it may or may not go on. If it doesn’t, rotate the blades a small ammount. SMALL AMMOUNT. And try again. It’ll work. Read the instructions. Understand the instructions. Follow the instructions. Use logic and common sense. I have read most of the comments here and quite honestly, some of you folks should not try to use anything that has a blade or otherwise sharp component. Stick to lego’s.

  276. Brooks Says:

    i love this product cause when i was hammered i tried green olives and vodka and made the best drink ever

  277. s7i545 Says:

    577el7l5

  278. Mary Says:

    I just ordered the Montel Williams – Health Master yesterday and then I saw the ninja commericial. Im having second thought but I want to make sure the ninja can stand up to chopping & blending a whole picture full of veggies. Someone let me know so I can cancel HM before it is shipped.

  279. Brooks Says:

    Mary, take a look at post 139. The motor on my Healthmaster burned out after three weeks and I sent it back. the ninja has a 0.6 hp motor and healthmaster’s motor is rated at about 1.75 hp. I think the ninja probably will do 90% of what you need unless you’re going to be milling rice flour or chopping up avocado pits. I bought a kitchenaid blender for about $100 minus $20 coupon and it seems to make a smoothie just as well as the healthmaster and I don’t have to use the pusher. Neither machine chop like the Ninja.

  280. Allarah LaVelle Says:

    My daughter was using the smaller unit of the Ninja(which I gave her for Christmas) and the unit malfunctioned. The “bullet”(the top part with the motor, got stuck to the plastic piece that goes under it and it all came up together, the bullet, the plastic cover and the blades came up all attached. Since this never happens she didn’t realize it until it was too late. She was holding the top piece and inadvertently pressed the button that makes it go and since the blades were ‘stuck’ to the top got badly cut cause the blades turned on. She had to go to the emergency room and had LOTS of stitches on both hands! We were told that she needs to report this or to sue the company cause the product was defective. She is not a child. She is 29 yrs old and will have to miss work now because of it. She cannot use her hands and was lucky that it didn’t take one of her fingers off or cut a nerve leaving her hand damaged. We still don’t know the extent of it until a couple of weeks go by and she gets the stitches removed. When it starts to heal we will find out if she has any trouble using the fingers. This is serious and she already posted pictures on Facebook and I will be posting them on myspace and other social network sites.
    Now on my unit, I have stopped using the small one because when I put the ‘bullet’ on top of the plastic cover it is ripping up the top of the plastic and eating it away. So I am getting plastic shavings on it when I remove it. So I stopped using it. Maybe this is what happened with hers. I was lucky I stopped using it. We are going to talk to a lawyer tomorrow. I tried to attach the pictures but it wouldn’t work. If you email me I will send them to you. Allarah LaVelle
    voiceofspirit11@aol.com

  281. neeker Says:

    I truly am sorry to hear about the accident; however, I do not feel there is a need to post any pxs of her injuries on this site, or anywhere, but it is the 21st century where everything needs to be posted somewhere to give someone validity I guess. I do have a comment or two. I understand she is 29, but the fact remains, that whenever something is wrong with an appliance of ANY kind and you are going to try to fix it, the first thing you do is UNPLUG the darn thing. Had she done that, there would have been no power to the motor. I personally, ALWAYS think twice and even three times about sticking my hand into something, especially when anything sharp is involved…duhhh comes to mind. The sad thing is, is she will probably win any lawsuit regarding this because we are in America, where ludicrously obvious errors in human judgement get rewarded via law suits…It could have been prevented. It’s not rocket science people. Motor + sharp blades + malfunction = UNPLUG THE DAMN THING FIRST!I am a mom of 3 and I would feel horrible if this happened to one of my GROWN children…but I like to think I taught them better. If this happened to them, I would sue myself. Your post makes you look like an ambulance-chasing, lawsuit hungry, can’t take responsibility for my actions individual…it ain’t pretty man.

  282. neeker Says:

    Oh yeah, and I DO NOT have any affiliations with the company that makes the Ninja, just in case some of those paranoid commentors are wondering:-)

  283. Allarah LaVelle Says:

    To Neeker. Obviously you have not seen a picture of the Ninja or you would know that normally there would be no need to unplug anything because the top portion of the Ninja is the part that turns it on. And it is like a “bullet” that has NO BLADES attached to it at all. It sits on top of a plastic cover and the blades are INSIDE the plastic container that holds the food you are trying to cut up. Normally you have to pull hard to get plastic top off and the “bullet” never gets stuck to the plastic cover and the blades certainly do not attach to the top at all. So there is normally NO way you can get cut at all. This time however, the bullet got stuck to the plastic top that it sits on and even the blades came up. But you would have no way to understand that unless you know what the Ninja looks like. Go to Ninja Master Prep and take a look at a Ninja and you will understand what I am talking about.. But if you were reading this that tells me that you know what a Ninja is or you would not have been on this website. So why would you say that she would have to unplug it or worry about the blades at all. If it was not defective it could never have gotten stuck for it to come up all together. So before you comment you should read more carefully in order to understand what actually took place.

  284. Allarah LaVelle Says:

    Neeker: You don’t know what you are talking about. Read the description of what happened again and you would know that the product malfunctioned. The top got stuck to the plastic lid of the container and normally that never happens so there is no way to get cut. It all came up as one piece with the blade attached. And if she loses work and has to pay for hospital bills due to a malfunction they need to pay for that.

  285. Allarah LaVelle Says:

    Please re-read the description of what happened. There is no reason to unplug anything normally. The thing malfunctioned and she should be paid for time she loses from work and her doctors bills

  286. Charlie Says:

    Allarah, I guess your saying your daughter didn’t realize the unit malfunctioned until the mini-prep lid with blades still attached came off when she was removing the master pod and the thing just went off in her hands.

    I’m usually not one to abide frivilous lawsuits but I think you may have a genuine case here.

  287. neeker Says:

    If you looked at recent posts, I have owned my Ninja for several months and have had great success, with the exception of my error on placing the motor (which is by the way the top portion that will engage the blades and pulgs into the electrical outlet)a bit off center and it made a funny noise for a split second when I realized I had not aligned it properly. It still works fine as I didn’t insist on keeping it running. All things man-made have the potential of “malfunctioning”. It’s a fact of life. In this case, see the Owner’s Manual for the Ninja Master Prep. On Page 1 (Important Safety Instructions) it has 21 points, many of which reiterate the fact that the motor is connected to electricity and to unplug it first in the event of a malfunction. #18 specifically states: Immediately release the On/Off button on the motor head in the event that the appliance malfunctions during use. On Page 3 of the Owners Manual, under CAUTION, it reads: Make sure that the power head is unplugged from the electrical outlet and that the blades have stopped turning before attaching or removing any accessory.
    As you mentioned, the fact that your daughter “accidentally” hit the power button on the motor head after the splash guard and blades were still attached and out of the canister screams of improper handling, regardless if the unit malfunctioned. She accidentally turned the power ON.
    When my toaster malfunctions, I unplug it first, then dig out the toast; again, it’s not rocket science or even highschool science. It’s common sense, much of what we are losing as a society, in blaming everyone and everything else for our own negligence, but quick to beat down the doors of the closest attorney who will, for a fee of course, represent and perpetuate this kind of behavior. Oh yes, good luck posting on the social websites…nothing like drawing sharks to chum, you will get the attention you crave.

  288. neeker Says:

    Charlie, check out the first post, that states, “She was holding the top piece and inadvertently pressed the button that makes it go”. That is my point about this. If the unit was turned off, and she pressed the on button accidentally, it would not have run.

  289. Allarah LaVelle Says:

    Thank you Charlie. That was my point. These things happen fast and if you are not expecting it to come out stuck to the lid and blades you would not think to unplug anything. Anyway, we are not the sort of people that try to sue anyone. But it is only fair that she get paid for her loss wages and for the hospital bill. My friend who is a lawyer here in Tucson, where I live(my daughter lives in Tampa, FL) says to definitely contact a Personal Liability Lawyer/Personal Injury lawyer and they will help her. It is only fair. Thanks for your comment.

  290. Maggie Says:

    That’s whats wrong with the world today. Accidents happen and the first thing anyone wants to do is sue. That’s why there are so many attorneys and they sure aren’t cheap. Most are better off trying to get things done first without an attorney and as a last resort, get an attorney.
    I still don’t understand why the lady didn’t see the blades come up with the top and how she accidentally pushed the button down to start it and got both hands. If I saw the blades, I wouldn’t get anywhere near them as everyone has said time & again how sharp the blades are and to be very, very careful.
    I want a Ninja and waiting for my son’s to give me as a gift. One of my son’s got me one for Christmas but I took it back as you could tell it was used plus didn’t have instructions or recipe book. The store didn’t have any more so I just got a refund. Can’t wait to get one.

  291. Jennifer Says:

    One problem I’ve noticed with the Ninja is the fact that it’s a bit awkward when you are handling the motor head: You have to be very aware of huge button on it that turns it on. To me it was pretty natural to unplug it before taking it out of the pitcher and small chopping container. But I’ve worked around dangerous machinery my whole life, too, and you learn early on the only one who keeps you safe is YOU.

    To me what happened to Allarha’s daughter falls a bit into poor design and a lot into “should have known better” about handling something as sharp as these cutters are. But it’s certainly too bad that it happened. I’m glad she wasn’t hurt worse than she was.

  292. D. Says:

    Dear Allarah I truly hope your daughter heals perfectly and am sorry to hear of this happening. Don’t take any of what these people say to heart. You did the right thing by making people aware to be cautious. Some people have nothing better to do with their lives than beat others down to make themselves feel better than others. You know what’s true and what happened and that’s all that really matters. Thanks for the info and best of luck.

  293. Allarah LaVelle Says:

    Thanks D. I appreciate the comment. Allarah

  294. Marisa Says:

    HELP – I loved the damn thing but stripped the gear after 4 weeks of daily use….after reading this thread I decided to contact them for a replacement gear. The Ninja website doesn’t work, the 1=800 number is no longer a working number, the Euro-pro website doesn’t recognize the model number!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Anyone know how to contact them for real??????

  295. Allarah LaVelle Says:

    Hi Marisa. When you say you stripped the gear do you mean that the plastic cover for the small container was stripping when you used it? That is what was happening to mine. The plastic was getting stripped and I would find pieces of plastic strips on the top when I removed the motor piece that sits on top. I stopped using the small container because of that and was going to contact the company and then my daughter was injured. I asked her tonight if hers was stripping too and she said yes. So I am guessing after a while if you keep using it, it fuses together. So you were smart to stop using it. I will be calling the company about mine too. I am not sure what number you are using but they are still on tv so I can’t understand how the 800 could no longer be a working number. The number on the owners manual is the Euro pro number and you say they don’t recognize the model #? That is weird. Mine is a QB900v 54. Is that what yours is? Allarah

  296. Marisa Says:

    My product number is QB950 30 and the only number I have is 1-800-798-7398 If you try and call you get a recording saying that it is no longer a working number and to hang up to avoid getting charged! It’s the same number plastered all over their website. Most of the areas of the website don’t work but I sampled the link to place an order and that still works! What a surprise! (I’m very disappointed) Any advice??????????????????

  297. Allarah LaVelle Says:

    WoW!You are right! I called the number and got a message saying you have to call (702)589-9300 and that it is a $3.79 dollar call and that “other charges may apply”!!!
    The only thing I can think of is to call the number to place an order and talk to them and see if they can give me a working number that doesn’t cost so much to call. This is ridiculous! I am also going to send your comment to my daughter to give to her lawyer. She wants to get reimbursed for her hospital bill and lost wages and the lawyer said there is a case there.

  298. Tom Says:

    the number you have 1-800-798-7398 is the right one and it works as I called them in the past to order some parts, I don’t know which number you are calling to get refer to 702-589-9300 but it ain’t 800-798-7398.

  299. Tom Says:

    Also, by doing a little searching on the Internet, I found 1-800-798-7395, it also works.

  300. Richard Says:

    The Ninja sounds like a great appliance if only it were a little sturdier and safer. It looks like a variation on the food processor. The blades seem similar. Perhaps one of the smaller food processors will perform similarly without the problems.

    Can you chop ice in a food processor, like the Ninja does?

    The food processors I’ve seen have tended to be much quieter than blenders as the Ninja is reported to be.

  301. Richard Says:

    After a little research, it appears that food processors will chop in a similar fashion to the Ninja. The smaller 3 and 4 cup models from reputable brands like KitchenAid and Cuisinart on run about $30 or $40. They sound like they’re very similar in operation to the Ninja, and the newer ones are apparently fairly easy to clean.

    Now to see what Consumers Reports says are the best ones …

    Richard

  302. Charlie Says:

    My local Sams Club (Franklin Mills, Philadelphia) had their version of the Ninja marked down to $40 yesterday (2/13/2010). I think it is their new regular price. I guess they are trying to sell through their stock. It had been $44 since introduced 2 months ago.

  303. Pat Coulter Says:

    Hi Richard:

    I purchased my Ninja while vacationing in Hawaii and was in a hotel room for 2 months so I found it the most useful tool that I had to prepare food. They make the best smoothies ever, however I have stopped doing that due to the high sugar content. I am conscious of this after I purchased the book “The Belly Fat Cure”. However it makes the best quacamole, chicken salad ever, also I now grate all my cheeze with it. Only takes seconds. The secret is the double blade which even the most expensive machines have. I am sure that these other manufacturers will be coming out with the double blade system. Due to the low cost of the Ninja, I will never be without one. A caution though. When using it, it is imperative that the top of the container turned until it sits (seats) on the top at the lowest level and more importantly that the Ninja power head is “seated” straight. This sometimes takes a bit of getting used to, but once mastered and care taken each time, you should not strip the gears as so many have by incorrect placement of the container lid and the power head. Hope this helps. Pat

  304. Marisa Says:

    Well – I had filed on the website customer service and in an email they replied with the same customer service number I had tried before. Good news is now it works, bad news is they didn’t have my model number in their system. They then gave me the headquarters customer service number of 800-361-4639. In a matter of minutes (since I already had a customer number setup on the original call) they promised to ship out new blades and power head. I should receive them within 10 days and there was NO COST to me. I’m very satisfied with them standing behind the product! I can’t wait to shelf the old bullet again.

  305. the starchild Says:

    I really don’t get where all of you are getting all these positive spins on this machine. Well I guess what my father said is very true, “SOMETHINGS IN LIVE SOME PEOPLE WILL SWEAR BY AND SOME PEOPLE WILL SWEAR AT.” Well, I guess this one I will swear at. I tried for 15 minutes to blend some defrosted frozen veggies to make a soup stock, after my hand got tired, I thought, I should suggest to this company to make the next GENERATION of this machine with an optional hands free button for the drive head. I was stopping stirring, shaking, pulsing, pulsing, pulsing, oh did i mention PULSING!!! FOR EVER. If I only need a machine like this to make smoothies and beat up ice for an alcoholic beverage, maybe I could agree with this, however, for me to limit the use of this machine only for that would be likened to me buying a car to back up to the end of my drive way 30ft to go to the mail box.
    So much money for such simple task isn’t really worth it. I’m sending mine back.
    Good luck to those of you whom have had good luck with them.

  306. the starchild Says:

    P.S. They also want me to pay to return them. $59.95 plus $29.95 shipping, they will give me $59.95 back, (Not the shipping and handling) ir will cost me $11.95 to return then.$59.95 minus $11.95, I’ll get back $48.00 after a total expenditure of $101.85. Just think, Go to a local store to buy this product, not mail order.

  307. Darius Cuza Says:

    Can anyone tell me please the name of the company that makes this device? Or has the rights for it?

    Thank You

  308. NH Says:

    Euro-Pro

  309. Desert Skye Says:

    Cheers everyone, I was spending the early morning hours with my normal insomnia when I saw a infomercial at 3:00 am on the Ninja. I do not work for Euro-Pro or any other promotional company. I have never had any problems with my Ninja…I love it!!! We have used it for several different things, often forgeting to pulse (my husband makes the BEST chocolate malts) in it. We haven’t used it for cheese yet but he will be making pimento cheese soon so will have him try it. Yes, I do cook but the day before Thanksgiving I fell and fractured both ankles and am looking forward to being released from this recliner soon. Needless to say, we love the Ninja, have one for backup and if Sam’s club marks them down again, we will buy another one. I won’t be caught without one again. I watched a friend burn up the motor in her 2 week old bullet. The Ninja is a fabulous item and wish they would have more live demos…

  310. michele Says:

    i am trying to order this product, but cannot get past the block that asks for a discount/promo code. i don’t have one! would, however love to have one in order to get a little more knocked off as i’d like to upgrade to get the extra containers, but won’t up it unless i can find a discount/promo number. can anybody help on this matter? oh and would somebody please tell me what a “green smoothie” consists of, as i am blonde…clueless, in other words!!

  311. Brooks Says:

    Michele,

    I was at Sam’s Club this week and they knocked the price down to $38. This is about what you can buy it for with a 20% off coupon at Bed Bath and Beyond.

    A green smoothie is made with fruit such as banana,apple,orange plus greens such as kale, collard etc. You can drink your green vegetables for breakfast. I never had kale to my knowledge–a dark green leafy veg. before trying a smoothie.

    The Cadillac blenders cost $350-$400 (Vitamix and Blendtec). They will probably emulsify better or mill grains better. The Ninja will chop onions and tomato salsa better.

  312. Marisa Says:

    I received my replacement parts yesterday. In order to fix the stripped gear. They send you a new power unit and both blade fixtures. They redesigned the head of blades so everything just pops into place. All this happened with one phone call, no cost to me and in only 10 days. I’m very impressed with the customer service of Euro-Pro -I love the upgraded unit and would buy a product from them again with no hesitation.

  313. isabela Says:

    ik love this peoduct i got it a few days ago and it it great

  314. Vonda Says:

    I just purchased the Ninja at Sam’s Club. After checking prices at Walmart, and Kohl’s, Sam’s had a better price, of $39.99. It also includes 2 extra small prep containers.
    I can’t wait to try it.

  315. Theresa Berkoski Says:

    Are you freakin kidding me? I just got this thing off QVC for like $100.09 bucks and I am seeing all great prices you all are paying…MAN I was DUPED!!! I think I am sending this puppy back in the mail!!! I can’t believe that!!!

  316. darkoverfan Says:

    I got mine from QVC in Cinnamon! I’m looking forward to using it. After reading the many comments on this site, I will be sure to use care when using it – make sure it is lined up correctly before pressing the switch and such.

  317. isabela Says:

    i got mine at sams for 39.99 and it came with 3 small cups a big one. i love it

  318. traci Says:

    got mine yesterday at bed bath and beyond paid 32 with coupon i love it it does turn ice into snow. great thing is, if u buy it there, u can take it back a year or more later if u want and get your money back, no questions asked!

  319. james conner Says:

    After much research I purchased the ninja prep 3/3/2010 at Khol’s. They had it on sale for 39.95 using my Khol’s charge with 30% off it cost about $28.00 plus I got $10.00 Khol’s cash that day for every $50.00 I spent

    the ninja prep works just great Just wish the QVC and As seen on tv reveiws were more helpfull with recipes

  320. Brooks Says:

    James,

    Try this fresh salsa: Do some prep cutting up. Do tomatoes then onions etc. Leave it somewhat chunky. Makes about 2 qt.

    1/3 bag Roma tomatoes
    2 medium onions
    2 cucumbers
    2 tbs chopped garlic
    1 mango
    2 bell peppers
    1 medium habenero or 2 jalepeno peppers
    cilantro–fresh or dried
    1 Tbs. salt or salt to taste
    lime juice

  321. neeker Says:

    Yum! that sounds great, thanks!!

  322. SteveF Says:

    Very interesting to see so many reviews. There are a lot at QVC also. A friend of mine bought this from QVC and I noticed that they mention 3 times in the instruction booklet that you shouldn’t run the motor for more than 20 seconds at a time, with no mention of how long you should rest it before continuing. I believe the QVC demos showed it running longer than that and recommended longer continuous operation for one or two recipes. Also, somewhere (I forget if in the Euro-Pro literature or the Ninja web site) it is mentioned that their “free replacement” if something breaks, has close to a $15 shipping charge, after you pay to ship the damaged item back. Shipment on their recent company infomercial for two systems is about $30. Many of these companies probably make more on the “shipping & handling” than on the product, so try to buy at a local store. I purchased two other Euro-Pro products within the past six years and returned them…one small vacuum cleaner from HSN that didn’t work well and one steam cleaner from Target that spit out steam & water that only reached about 150 degrees. I noticed on an infomercial for one of their steam cleaners, probably their first, several years ago, the company’s president hit some “dirt” with steam but missed part of it, and when he wiped the area, the dirt that he missed disappeared along with the dirt that he hit with the steam. So, I must admit to not trusting this company, but maybe this time they have something that works fairly well. It will be interesting to see how well this mixer holds up under long term use. It looks like a significant number of purchasers run into problems with the plastic parts stripping. This needs to be addressed by some design changes. Perhaps one-piece blades rather than two-piece, or stronger plastic, or plastic replaced by metal, or the motor should perhaps (for some uses) start a bit slower than the full-power start it has now.

  323. Pat Coulter Says:

    Hi SteveF.
    You are correct, any of these companies that advertise over the television make their money on their shipping and handling chargesm, plus the upselling that they do when you call in. If anything goes wrong, you are stuck with the shipping charges. From reading the comments on this site I have seen that the Ninja has gone through several improvements. Read Marisa’s comment on Feb. 26th for the latest. If something goes wrong with a store bought Ninja, it appears that you simply call Ninja company and they replace the head with the new improved one. I have had mine since January and use it almost every day and each time I use it I make sure that the lid has slipped down into place and that the head is also securely in place. I never run it for more than 10 seconds just to be safe. I make my own Almond Milk every other day with it. I soak the almonds in water in the fridge overnight, rinse well the next morning. Add water, 3 pars water to 1 of almonds. It is fresh and extremely inexpensive compared to buying a quart in the store. I buy my almonds at Costco. I have tried to make the Almond Milk in my $400 Vita Mix machine and it does not make the milk anywhere near what my Ninja does. I just keep pulsing it until it is the almonds are almost pulverized. I save the almond granules left over and use them in my porridge or make cookies. This may be more information than you need Steve, but hopefully someone can use it. I would recommend that you buy local. P.

  324. keith allen Says:

    just wanted to let people know that I purchased my ninja prep master for 59.95 and the next day I walked into walmart and it was 38.88 regular price. Should have checked around more.

  325. Marisa Says:

    I just wanted to reiterate that I paid no shipping and handling – I dealt direct with Euro-Pro Headquarters. All I had to do was tell them what wasn’t working, where I purchased my unit, the model number and the date of purchase. I did not have to return anything and within a week I had a new power unit and both blade units. It works great – no way you can misalign it with the modifications they made to the unit and blades. I use it multiple times a day and love it!

  326. Jeff Delvecchio Says:

    Yup, just happened to walk down the appliance isle in walmart and there it was! My ninja for $38.88. Im very happy with the design of it and Im hoping the head wont strip, but Im very careful when i place it on the blades to make sure it engages properly (which I would suspect some people aren’t). I also feel the heavy use of it for shaving ice may be too much for the unit to handle.

    The product seems very well made and I love it for making my salad dressing… chop garlic and then mix in the cup… very slick design.

  327. Charlie Says:

    I love my Ninja! I use it for everything from making malts, Salsa and Margarita’s! It does a great job for everything!

  328. Ben Stone Says:

    I would like to find out how much the Ninja is? For example I would like to know the price of it? How much money? Shipping cost? I’m from California? Hopefully soon I would like to order one of these for my house but I don’t have a clue right now how much money or shipping costs its going to be? Can someone please send me an e-mail to let me know?

    I did see it advertistise the other night (on T.V. & it said 3 easy payment of #19.95 (I do believe so). The rest of the imformation I don’t know?

    Thanks so much

  329. Mcnerd Says:

    You could just trot yourself down to your local WalMart, Sears, Bed Bath & Beyond, and many others and just buy it off the shelf.

    As for the price, just spend a few minutes to read through the comments before yours and you will see all the price ranges from every different place.

  330. Stefanie Says:

    DO NOT BUY!!!!! Ripeoff if you don’t like the product it’s a total of 100.00 for shipping . More than the product costst none refundable! Does NOT blend veg. Evenly. Cheap plastic brakes easy. Customer servise bad and lies about the refund of shipping!

  331. Patty Says:

    Noticed it is available on this site for $43! Check it out.

  332. Maggie Says:

    I’m so torn about getting the Ninja. There’s so many really good comments but also really bad comments. Who do you believe?

  333. Mcnerd Says:

    Life is always full of decisions. If you can’t weigh the good and bad comments to make a rational decision, you are probably not ready to be a Ninja user.

  334. Maggie Says:

    McNerd, I bet you are a male and a jerk. I always wonder if the ones making the good comments are company employees which really makes me wonder if I’m right after your comment. I bought a Haan steam cleaner because of mostly good comments & I’m not happy with it and would not recommend it to anyone.

  335. Phil Says:

    Hello Maggie,

    You must be a lady. I am not an empoyee of Euro Pro, but I can tell you that the Ninja works fine if you are patient and follow directions. I really only make chicken salad and it does it beautifully and does not cost 6.99 a pound at the deli.

  336. Mcnerd Says:

    Maggie, your comments just reinforces my previous statement. I’m not an employee of Euro Pro either, but I am a satisfied customer of the Ninja.

  337. Pat Coulter Says:

    I feel after reading Stefanie’s negative comments that she works for a competive product or else she did not follow the ‘instructions for use’ of her Ninja. I have had mine since December and use it every day, being careful to make sure the lid is ‘seated’ securely on the container and that the head is snugged in as well before pulsing. Last night I had an Italian dinner for guests. With my Ninja I did all of the following. I grated Pecorino Romano cheese, made Pesto to go with my polenta, made Quacamole for appetizers(recipie in Nina booklet), and made the pasta sauce with it. The pasta sauce is so simple. Put 2 garlic cloves, two large handfuls of basil, cut up about 14 oz. tomatoes (preferrably tiny grape type), add about half cup virgin olive oil, 1/3rd cup of Balsamic Vinegar and pulse until sauce consistency that you like, course or fine. Salt & Peppar to taste. Cook pasta, drain, leave a little damp and add sauce. Serve with a generous sprinkle of the cheese.

    I will NEVER EVER be without a Ninja. I love it. P.

  338. Pat Coulter Says:

    I forgot to mention. When buying, buy locally just in case something goes wrong and you have to have it repaired or returned,. No shipping charges to pay. Buying off of television is always a rip-off. P.

  339. D Says:

    Maggie I like you! I just ignore idiots like Mcnerd. I had an issue and returned it to Bed Bath & Beyond and got a new one. I’ve always wanted something that does a great job with crushing ice and it does that. Be careful with placement and if the gears strip simply return or exchange it. I thought it was worth replacing with another one. Hope that helps you.

  340. Tom Says:

    What’s good about buying from the infomercial is that it’s lifetime warranty.
    If you buy it at the store, it’s only 1 year.
    I called already and they exchanged my unit that I’m using everyday :)

  341. texas Says:

    the plastic gears are a mess. They strip very easily and are a pain to replace. I no longer have the box and returning it to macy’s is a no go. It was a gift for christmas and now I have a useless paperweight. this is the second one I have to replace and don’t think I will go with another one. The replacement parts cost more than what it would cost to purchase in the store as you have to replace the gear head and the blades. There is no where to purchase the replacement blades etc in a retail store so you have to wait for a while. NOT WORTH IT.

  342. Pat Coulter Says:

    Hello Texas:

    Contact the manufacturer directly with your story and I can almost guarantee that you will receive a replacement with their new, much better product. Read back on these notes to find out the name and contact info for the manufacturer. Hope this helps. P.

  343. Bob Says:

    I have had mine for a little over one month. It’s a great little machine, for $50.00. I bought mine at Sam’s Club. The absolute worse thing about the Ninja is cleaning the top piece or if you will, the lid. And that’s not really difficult at all. It just requires a little more time. If I were to rate this device with stars or crowns, it would get 5 even with the cleaning issue. I have read quite a few of the comments left here. All I can say is WOW! If you read the instructions, and use minimal common sense, it should work fine. If you think your a know it all, and slam things around, you will get hurt or the machine will fail or both. If you load the cups with stuff, sometimes the motor head and gear won’t quite mesh. Take off the motor and slightly rotate the gear a little and retry. Don’t turn on the motor until the motor head fits perfectly in place. If you don’t understans this, please look up and start reading this with the sentence that begins “IF YOU READ THE INSTRUCTIONS, AND USE MINIMAL COMMON SENCE”

  344. Debbie Says:

    I bought my Ninja 2 days agao at Bed,Bath & Beyond. I signed up at their website to recieve email offers/specials then rec’d a 20% off coupon. They were selling for a special price of 39.99 and with 20% off I got it for $32 + tx- a bargain :) It came with 1 pitcher and 1 small container but thats all I need as I don;t mind washing them out and its good to go again

  345. Debbie Says:

    You can buy it at Bed bath & beyond- its on special for $39.99. Use a 20% off 1 item coupon ( go to their website and sign up for special offers etc and they will give you a link to print a coupon) You can bring it home for $32+tx includes one pitcher and one 2 cup container-

  346. Richard Says:

    Okay, I broke down and bought one last night. $48. Nuked two cups of frozen fruit from Costco (mango, papaya, strawberry and pineapple) for a minute to soften them. Put it into the two-cup container and blasted it. Forgot to put liquid in. Made soft ice-cream. Spooned it into a mug and used a straw to eat/drink it. Wonderfully smooth. Way better than similar smoothies I’ve made for years in a blender. Same fruit — tasted better.

    Instead of beating everything up, like a blender, the Ninja slices it up with it’s long, sharp blades. Much quicker and quieter than the blender. Seems reasonably durable. Everything fits together very well. Light, simple motor which doesn’t need to run very long, due to the design.

    Late night smoothie making is now easier, quieter and quicker. And better. If I don’t pre-nuke the frozen fruit I’ll probably get harder ice-cream. Healthier than the real thing.

    Nice.

    Richard

  347. Vivien Says:

    Has anyone tried grinding fresh lemongrass, galangal, tumeric, ginger in the Ninja? My Indian mixie (that’s what a wet/dry grinder is called) has “died” and I was wondering if anyone has tried grinding (pulverizing)harder ingredients that are used in Indian and SE Asian cooking. I don’t want to end up with a white elephant. I need something that can grind the mentioned ingredients into a smooth paste.

  348. Bob Says:

    Hey Viv. wow I said that like I know you. It really does a number on ice and frozen stuff. I can’t see why not on hard spices such as ginger. Those baldes are really sharp unlike blender blades. Even if it doesn’t work like you would like, there is still multiple uses for it. :-)
    Bob

  349. ditch Says:

    @Vivien I haven’t done lemongrass but I use fresh ginger root on a regular. I create a lovely puree of ginger root onion and garlic cloves for my gravy with the Ninja.

    I’ve had mine for at least 7 months and I use it every day for my breakfast smoothie. I would highly recommend this product to everyone.

  350. Bob Says:

    Oh yah, I forgot. I do not work for the company.

  351. Vivien Says:

    Thanks ditch and Bob. Appreciate your comments as I don’t want to end up with something that will not be able to do the job. Lemongrass and galangal are more woody than ginger so I hope the Ninja can handle the job.

  352. Charlie Says:

    Well, my local Sams Club (Franklin Mill, Philadelphia) is now sold out of the Ninja. As I suspected, the $40 price point was a clearance/sell-through price. All gone.

    I used mine to separately chop up eggs and celery for egg salad. For the eggs, perfect consistency on two ultra short bursts. I then mixed in celery and mayo and spices in a separate bowl. I have not liked it when I used the Ninja to mix the entire salad. To get the mayo and spices mixed in to where I like it I’m left with what resembles an egg paste not salad. But, chopping the egg and celery then mixing in a seperate bowl did the trick.

  353. PASTOR GARY COMPTON Says:

    VIV
    YOUR INDIAN MIXIE CAN BE REPAIRED. SAVE IT IF YOU CAN AND LET ME KNOW ITS NUMBERS. I AM A RETIRED PASTOR AND I FIX THESE THINGS FOR FUN. IT KEEPS MY HANDS BUSY AND MY BRAIN IN GEAR. THE HEAVER SPICES WILL PUT A STRAIN ON YOUR NINJA MOTOR AND SHORTEN ITS LIFE. I USE AN INEXPENSIVE ELECTRIC COFFEE GRANDER FOR ALL HARD AND COURSE SPICES. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF I CAN BE OF HELP.
    GADECO@aol.com

  354. PASTOR GARY COMPTON Says:

    MAGGIE,
    I DON’T WORK FOR THE COMPANY BUT I CAN ASSURE YOU THIS NINJA MUST BE TREATED LIKE A LADY OR SHE WILL FLAT QUIT. I WOULD SUGGEST BUYING ONE FROM SAM’S COST $39.88 + TAX (MOD. # CB950 15 PIECES)THEN IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS YOU CAN RETURN IT. READ THE OWNERS MANUAL FROM FRONT TO BACK. IT WILL GIVE YOU MANY YEARS OF SERVICE IF YOU TREAT IT LIKE A LADY . I USE 4 OF THEM IN MY FOOD MINISTRY. I HAVE REPLACED THE GEARS IN ONE WHICH I PURCHASED WHEN THEY FIRST CAME OUT. I NOW COLLECT THEM FROM THE LADIES AT CHURCH WHEN THEY THROW THEM AWAY. I FIX THEM. AND GET TO KEEP THEM UNTIL THEY FIND OUT I HAVE REPAIRED THEM AND USING IN MY MINISTRY.. THEN THEY TAKE THEM BACK……REMEMBER EVERY TOOL HAS ITS OWN JOB. NEVER USE A HAMMER FOR A SCREWDRIVER OR A SCREWDRIVER FOR A HAMMER….
    GOD BLESS & GOOD LUCK
    GADECO@aol.com

  355. Sharon Drumm Says:

    I love, love, love my Ninja! I can’t say enough about this wonderful little powerhouse. It does everything it says it does and MORE. Smoothies, frozen drinks, soup, chopped salads, pesto….all perfect in just seconds!

  356. Sue Griffin Says:

    FANTASTIC!!!!! Even my husband uses it. I can not get over how much I can do with it. I shreaded up a block of cheese & it came out really good. The cheese did not stick to the blades or the container. If anything ever goes wrong with this one I Will buy another.

  357. Debbie Says:

    Pastor Gary- just how do you “fix’ the Ninja’s that break down..I love my Ninja but still worry about all the gear stripping problems I hear about on message boards. I am very careful when I use mine that everything is lined up perfectly

    Debbie

  358. PASTOR GARY COMPTON Says:

    DEBBIE,
    I HAVE A FEW I PICKED UP AT GARAGE SALES TOOK THEM APART AND JUST IMPROVED ON THEM A BIT.. I MAKE THE GEARS OUT OF, WHAT I CALL FORGIVING EPOXY. I HAVE REPLACED ONLY ONE ON MY OWN BUT ABOUT 30 FOR OTHER PEOPLE. ON MINE I HAVE SHORTENED THE SAFETY SO THE GEAR IS BOTTOMED OUT BEFORE IT CAN START….I TELL EVERYONE TO TREAT THIS TOOL LIKE A LADY (NO JOKE) AND I BELIEVE IT WILL LAST FOREVER WITH OUT SOME UNFORSEEN INTERNAL PROBLEM, WHICH NO ONE CAN REALLY TELL.. YOU UNDERSTAND THEY ENGINEER THESE WITH PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE, THEY WANT YOU TO RUSH AND ABUSE THEM SO THEY CAN EITHER FIX THEM OR SELL YOU ANOTHER ONE, THAT IS WHERE THEY MAKE THEIR MONEY…. SO FOOL THEM AND TAKE YOUR TIME AND MAKE IT LAST FOREVER…. THE GEARS WILL ONLY STRIP IF YOU RUSH IT WHEN YOU MOUNT THE MOTOR TO THE SHAFT… THE SAFETY SWITCH WILL ENGAGE WAY BEFORE THE GEARS ARE TOTALLY MESHED. IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE LET ME KNOW….

    PASTOR GARY

  359. PASTOR GARY COMPTON Says:

    DEBBIE,
    ONE MORE THING I FORGOT TO TELL YOU, IF YOU WILL SEAT THE GEARS AND HOLD THE HEAD AND THEN PLUG IT IN YOU WILL NOT INADVERTENTLY START THE NINJA AND STRIP THE GEARS… IF ONE HAS SMALL HANDS IT IS NOT THE EASIEST THING TO GRIP AND JUST A FEW TIMES AND LIKE A STRIPED OUT PHILLIPS SCREW IT WILL HAVE TO BE REPLACED…..
    GADECO@aol.com
    GOD BLESS AND GOOD LUCK
    PASTOR GARY

  360. Stefanie Says:

    Horriable product broke the first week I owned it!!!! Pay 100.00 for shipping!!!!!

  361. Pat Coulter Says:

    Stefani:

    This product is an excellent product if used as directed. I would never be without mine. After reading a few of the comments about how it must be used correctly you may find out where you went wrong. I always recommend that people never buy from the television ads as the shipping is where they make all their money and if you have to return it, you pay the shipping again. P.

  362. PASTOR GARY COMPTON Says:

    TO WHOM IT MAT CONCERN,

    I HAVE A CONFESSION TO MAKE TO YOU ALL.. I LEARNED THAT THERE ARE VERY FEW TOOLS MADE THAT HAVE A BRAIN………I ALSO LEARNED THOSE TOOLS WITH BRAINS COST SOME WHERE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF $250,000.00 TO SEVERAL MILLION DOLLARS AND BELIEVE IT OR NOT THEY ALSO BREAK DOWN AND QUIT WORKING……BECAUSE, JUST LIKE THIS $40.00 NINJA……. IT IS BECAUSE OF US KNOW- IT -ALL HUMANS LIKE ME WHO DON’T LIKE READING THE INSTRUCTIONS; AND, FOR A GOOD REASON……….

    ME; I SAW AND HEARD ALL I NEEDED ON THE INFOMERCIAL BECAUSE THEY SAID EVEN A FIFTH GRADER COULD DO IT……. AH, OR WAS THAT A CAVEMAN???????

    OH WELL!!!! ENOUGH SAID, I HAVE FIVE MASTERS DEGREES, TWO IN ENGINEERING ONE IN STRUCTURAL, ONE IN CHEMICAL AND THREE IN THEOLOGY, TWO FROM THE UNITED STATES ONE FROM ISRAEL……..AND WITH ALL THAT BRAIN AND SPIRITUAL POWDER, I STILL HAVE THIS PROBLEM OF GETTING IN A HURRY AND STRIPPING STEEL SCREWS, PLASTIC GEARS AND METAL DRIVERS…….. WHEN I WAS MUCH, MUCH YOUNGER AND MUCH SMARTER, THEY SAID I COULD DESTROY AN ANVIL WITH RUBBER HAMMER…

    AS I AM VERY MUCH OLDER AND NOT AS SMART AS I USE TO BE, I HAVE QUIT BLAMING AND FINDING FAULT WITH THIS BRAINLESS NINJA FOOD PROCESSOR AND PLACED THE ATTRIBUTABLE RESPONSIBILITY TOTAL ON THE ONE WHO IS SUPPOSE TO BE IN CONTROL, YOU KNOW, THE ONE WITH THE BRAIN, ME…….

    THE MORAL OF THIS STORY IS SLOW DOWN; READ THE INSTRUCTIONS AND GO EASY: YOUR IN TOTAL CONTROL: YOU’RE THE ONE WITH THE SHARP BRAIN NOT THE NINJA…..IT ONLY HAS SHARP BLADES…….I HAVE LEARNED IN MY 64 YEARS IF YOU CAN’T BE SMART, YOU HAD BETTER BE TOUGH AND RICH……..

    WORDS OF WISDOM::::: IF YOU DON’T HAVE TIME TO DO IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME, HOW WILL YOU EVER FIND TIME TO DO IT OVER???????

    LAST WORD: IF ALL ELSE FAILS GET YOURSELF A CHEAP FIFTH GRADER OR BETTER YET, A CAVEMAN…………….

    BOD BLESS AND GOOD LUCK,
    PASTOR GARY
    GADECO@aol.com

  363. neeker Says:

    Pastor Gary.

    That has been the best post thus far addressing those who complain about how this works, or in their case, does not work for them. I LOVED your post…it made me laugh, but moreover, it is absolute truth!! Thanks for the laugh and the touch of wisdom that only comes with age, I can relate!!

  364. PASTOR GARY COMPTON Says:

    TO ALL WHO LIVE TO LEARN,
    I MUST CONFESS I NEVER BLAME ANYTHING THAT CAN DEFEND ITSELF, LIKE THAT BRAINLESS NINJA FOOD PROCESSOR….. I AM SO GLAD IT CAN’T SPEAK, BECAUSE; IF IT COULD I WOULD BE SO EMBARRASSED, BECAUSE IT JUST MIGHT TELL PEOPLE THE TRUTH ABOUT THIS WONDER WITH A BRAIN…..YEA!!! ME!!!! THE ONE WHO MAKES ALL THE MISTAKES, OUCH!!! WHAT A DEMEANING THOUGHT………THANK GOD!!!! IT WILL NEITHER SPEAK OUT OR DEFEND ITSELF…..OR TELL ANYONE, THAT THE ONE WITH THE BRAIN MAKES ALL THE MISTAKES……..AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT……….
    I HAVE RATIONALIZED WITH MY RATIONALIZER THAT SINCE THE NINJA FOOD PROCESSOR SPENT ALL THAT TIME FROM PACKAGING, TO ME OPENING IT, IT HAD PLENTY OF QUALITY TIME WITH THE DIRECTIONS, PACKED RIGHT ALONG SIDE IT, TO HAVE, THROUGH OSMOSIS, NATURALLY, TO ABSORBED ALL THE INFORMATION PACKAGED WITH IT…….WITH THAT CONCLUSION I HAVE RATIONALIZED, AGAIN, WITH MY RATIONALIZER THAT THE NINJA FOOD PROCESSOR HAS GIVEN US EVERY REASON IN THE WORLD FOR IT TO BE BLAMED FOR ITS FAILURE TO PREFORM TO OUR UNFLAWED HUMAN EXPECTATIONS…….. RIGHT???? RIGHT!!!!
    THIS SHOULD SECURE OUR INALIENABLE RIGHTS TO BLAME THIS BRAINLESS NINJA FOOD PROCESSOR FOR EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS………JUST BECAUSE WE USE IT IN WAYS IT WAS NOT INTENDED TO BE USED AND WE USE IT WITHOUT READING THE DIRECTIONS WHY IS IT OUR FAULT IT BREAKS…….THE PEOPLE WHO DESIGNED IT KNOW THAT BRAINY HUMANS WERE GOING TO BUY IT AND USE IT DESPITE THE DIRECTIONS; “TO READ THIS FIRST BEFORE USING”…..MY! MY! MY! DO THEY THINK WE ARE STUPID OR SOMETHING??? THEREFORE AS HUMANS WITH BRAINS, WE CAN BLAME THEM, TOO……. THE LIST GOES ON; WHO’S GOING TO DISPUTE IT A BRAINLESS NINJA FOOD PROCESSOR, NOT A CHANCE OR THE DESIGNER, WHAT’S HE KNOW????? HE ONLY WROTE THE FALLIBLE DIRECTIONS, WITH THIS IN MIND I WILL NEVER EVER AGAIN START OR LET ONE OF THESE BRAINLESS THINGS OUT SMART ME WITHOUT READING THE DIRECTIONS FIRST…..YEAH!!! RIGHT .HA! HA! SURE I WILL, ANYONE INTERESTED IN $10.00 DOLLARS WORTH OF $100.00 DOLLAR BILLS OR MAYBE A FEW DISCOUNTED TICKETS TO HEAVEN, I OVER BOUGHT……
    WORDS OF WISDOM:THE SIGN OF MATURITY OR ADULTHOOD, DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS????????
    IT’S WHEN ONE STOPS BEING TAKEN IN BY ONES SELF!!!!!!
    THANK YOU ALL FOR THE WONDERFUL 287 E-MAILS I WILL ANSWER EVERYONE, IN THIS LIFE OR THE NEXT……………..
    GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND GOOD LUCK,
    PASTOR GARY
    GADECO@aol.com

  365. JM Says:

    You are nuts Pastor Gary! Don’t you have anything better to do with your time?

  366. EileenLeen Says:

    Pastor Gary ,,, well done ,you are a funny guy ,,,i got a good chuckle out of your post,i love my Ninga ,it works perfect for me because when i got mine from QVC, i made a Cup of Coffee sat DOWN AND READ THE DIRECTIONS ,,,

  367. PASTOR GARY COMPTON Says:

    JM,
    YES I AM NUTS, CRAZY BUY NOT STUPID AND IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE ME JUST ASK ME……I’M A LEGEND IN MY OWN MIND…….. NOW THAT WE HAVE ALL MY ATTRIBUTES OUT OF THE WAY……. I JUST CAME BACK FROM HAITI, I WAS THERE FOR EIGHT WEEKS PART OF THE EARTHQUAKE RELIEF EFFORT AND THAT IS WHAT I DO IN MY RETIRED SPARE TIME, SERVE OTHERS… I ALSO HAVE A FOOD MINISTRY AND DO ALL THE COOKING EXCEPT WHEN I’M GALLIVANTING AROUND THE WORLD SERVING OTHERS…… NOW, WHAT IS IT THAT YOU DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME…DO YOU READ A BOOK TO AN ELDERLY SHUT-IN OR MAYBE, USE THAT NINJA FOOD PROCESSOR TO FIX A MEAL FOR A HOMELESS PERSON OR A FAMILY IN NEED OF A MEAL…. JM YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO GUILTY FOR FALLING SHORT OF YOUR EXPECTATIONS, FOR NOT BEING AS GENEROUS AS YOU….. SORRY JM, PLEASE FORGIVE ME FOR MY SELFISH SHORT COMINGS; WASTING THESE PRECIOUS MINUTES SHARING AND WITNESSING TO FRIENDS…. I SHALL TRY HARDER NOT TO DISPLEASE YOU SO IN THE FUTURE….. JM ONE LAST CONFESSION, I AM A SEVERE DIABETIC WITH A BAD HEART AND LEGS THAT DO NOT WORK AS WELL AS I WOULD LIKE…..HEY, WHAT DO THINK ABOUT ME BLAMING THE BRAINLESS NINJA FOOD PROCESSOR FOR ALL OF IT?????? GOOD IDEA, RIGHT??????
    GOD BLESS YOU AND GOOD LUCK IN YOUR QUEST,
    PASTOR GARY
    GADECO@aol.com

  368. PASTOR GARY COMPTON Says:

    EILEENLEEN,
    I’‘M NOT TO SURE ABOUT YOU, GIRL….. READING THE DIRECTIONS FIRST… HAVE YOU NO SHAME NO SINCE OF ADVENTURE????? YOU KNOW YOU MUST BE VERY CARFUL WITH YOUR POST. YOU DO NOT WANT TO UPSET THE UNBELIEVERS, NINJA FOOD PROCESSOR HATING, DIRECTION READING AVOIDERS, THEY GET VERY, VERY UPSET AT US DIRECTION READING, NINJA FOOD PROCESSOR LIKING HUMANS…….THEY CAN NOT UNDERSTAND HOW WE COULD LIKE SOMETHING THAT CAN’T TAKE CARE OF ITS SELF, OR KEEP FROM BREAKING FORM ABUSE…. GO FIGURE……… OH! BY THE WAY, YOU MUST NOT AT ALL COST, NEVER USE THE WORD PERFECT IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE NINJA FOOD PROCESSOR, THEY JUST GO BALLISTIC…..NOW ABOUT THAT CUP OF COFFEE I DIDN’T GET MINE….IT DOES REMIND ME OF GOOD STORY:
    MAYONNAISE JAR AND 2 CUPS OF COFFEE
    When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 cups of coffee.
    A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.
    The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full they agreed it was.
    The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous “yes.”
    The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.
    “Now,” said the professor, as the laughter subsided, “I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things- God, family, your children, your health, your friends, and your favorite passions–things that if everything else was lost and only they remained your life would still be full.
    The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house, and your car.
    The sand is everything else — the small stuff.
    If you put the sand into the jar first,” he continued, “there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you.
    Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your partner out to dinner. Play another 18 holes. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.”
    Take care of the golf balls first — the things that really matter.
    Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.”
    One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented.
    The professor smiled. “I’m glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.”
    WORDS OF WISDOM:GOOD FRIENDS ARE HARD TO FIND, HARDER TO LEAVE AND IMPOSSIBLE TO FORGET.
    GOD BLESS YOU AND GOOD LUCK,
    PASTOR GARY
    GADECO@aol.com

  369. Jackie Murray Says:

    Hi i was wondering how long it took for all of u to receive ur Ninja. We ordered it a week ago and still no confirmation of shipment of anything. When we have called they said that it was in the Warehouse waiting for the UPS truck to pick it up but thats been over a week. Did anyone else experience this?? Thanks so much i’m just excited to receive it thanks in advance !!!

  370. PASTOR GARY COMPTON Says:

    JACKIE,
    CANCELL IF YOU CAN AND GO TO SAMS YOU CAN BUY TWO FOR LESS AND HAVE THEM TOMORROW. IT’S ABOUT $96 FOR TWO. IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS YOU HAVE 90 DAYS TO RETURN THEM.
    GOD BLESS YOU AND GOOD LUCK,
    PASTOR GARY
    GADECO@aol.com

  371. noel Says:

    does anyone know whether the ninja can blend hot liquids e.g. soups?

  372. PASTOR GARY COMPTON Says:

    NOEL,
    I HAVE A FOOD MINISTRY, WE PREPARE BETWEEN 250 AND 300 MEALS A WEEK. I WILL TAKE 2 TO 4 CUPS OF HOT SOUP AND PUREE AND THEN RETURN IT BACK THE POT TO THICKEN IT. MAKES A WONDERFUL THICKENING AGENT…….. I HAVE LIQUIFIED POTATO SOUP, ALL KINDS OF BEAN, PEA AND LINTEL SOUPS; BEEF, PORK, HAM, TURKEY AND CHICKEN SOUP. BROCCOLI AND CHEDDAR, CAULIFLOWER, CHEDDAR AND BACON. VEGETABLE BEEF, PORK, HAM, TURKEY, CHICKEN WITH TONE’S ITALIAN SEASONING TO TASTE. CHICKEN AND RICE….. I HAVE PUREE OR LIQUIFIED ABOUT EVER FOOD I PREPARE SOME OUT OF NECESSITY FOR THE ELDERLY WHO CAN NOT HAVE SOLIDS AND SOME BECAUSE I LIKE A GOOD CUP OF SOUP, MYSELF…..
    JUST TAKE YOUR TIME WHEN WORKING WITH HOT FOODS THEY ARE NOT FORGIVING……….ANY OTHER QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE DROP ME AN E-MAIL………
    GOD BLESS YOU AND GOOD LUCK,
    PASTOR GARY
    GADECO@aol.com

  373. noel Says:

    thanks Pastor Gary for your imput

  374. Marisa Says:

    I was just sitting here sipping my cranberry juice and vodka slushy (compliments of my NINJA)and catching up on this thread…as being a bariatric surgery graduate of 5 years I can tell you that I rely on protein shakes as my mainstay and have tried every processor out there – NINJA tops them all and after getting upgraded (reiterating again at absolutely NO COST to me and having to provide nothing more than place of purchase and model number)I will never go without this awesome product!!!!!!!!!!! Run don’t walk to your nearest retail store and buy one. And in case you are wondering – NO I don’t work for anyone or any company affiliated with this product I just love it and what everyone to know how great it is.

  375. Pat Coulter Says:

    Marisa:

    I live in Canada and bought my Ninja last December in Honolulu and like you, I will not be without it. They are not available in Canada yet, to my knowledge.

    I will buy another one when I return to Hawaii in December and want to be sure to get the upgraded model. Can you tell me what is the model number of your replacement. Thanking you in advance. Pat

  376. Marisa Says:

    Pat,
    My product number is QB950 30 – I stripped the gears after only 4 weeks – read post 304 on Feb 15th it gives you all the info on how I contacted Euro Pro headquarters and they replaced the motor unit and both blades (at no cost to me) The replacement gear heads have been redesigned so that it is impossible to misalign the unit. Just make note of the contact info in the post so that if you ever have a problem you will know where to go!

  377. PASTOR GARY COMPTON Says:

    EASTER PRAYER FOR MY NINJA FRIENDS.
    FORGIVE…….FOREVER……..FOREVER…….FORGIVEN
    PLEASE STILL MY HEART, O LORD, AND
    BRING PEACE TO MY TROUBLED MIND.
    PLEASE SHOW ME TODAY, O LORD;
    THE HURT YOU FIND IN MY HEART.
    PLEASE O LORD, TEACH ME TO FORGIVE,
    LIKE YOU FORGIVE.
    PLEASE TEACH ME TO LOVE; WITH MERCY, GRACE AND JUSTICE.
    PLEASE O LORD, TAKE FROM ME,
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  378. Bonnie Tandy Leblang Says:

    Take note all you Ninja fans. You can now take a chance to win a Ninja Master Prep in the new Freebie of this site. Check it out.

  379. Amy Wong Says:

    I purchased the ninja and have to say I was pretty happy with it but I also ended up purchasing the HealthMaster after my ninja broke. You can get the healthmaster at this website:

    http://www.seentvcanada.com/living-well-healthmaster-fruit-and-vegetable-emulsifier-p-354.html

  380. Brooks Says:

    Well, I broke my HealthMaster and sent it back. They stood behind the 60 day warantee and took it back. Do not try to mash potatoes in your HealthMaster. The motor burned out. I bought a Kitchenaid blender that seems to do great for the tasks I need (smoothies) and it is smaller and easier to operate. It is $80 with coupon at Bed Bath and Beyond. I do not need to chop avacado pits or mill rice. In my opinion ,cooking vegetables into soup with friction is foolish.

    The Ninja will give you a new motor too. Just make sure that you mate it correctly when putting the motor on the gear spindle. It will do jobs the blenders will not be able to do well. A nice chopped onion or salsa for example.

  381. Brenda Says:

    I love my Ninja. First I bought 2 for my daughters as Xmas presents. They loved it so I bought myself and told a couple in the store about it and they bought 1 also. I told my niece to buy 1 to get her kids to eat veggies and it worked. And now my sister and aunt are going to buy themselves 1 also.

  382. Vonda Says:

    I bought the Ninja and I have chopped some meat for barqoque, and tried to make a slushy. Chopped the meat good, but the sluchy didn’t turn out.
    If anyone has some recipes, please post them!

  383. Lori Says:

    @Vonda – not sure how you made your slushy, but what always works for me is to use frozen fruit, then you don’t have much use for icecubes (though the Ninja turns icecubes into fine powdered snow) I also freeze bananas – just peel them and put them in a ziplock bag, it gives them an icecream texture. I usually use:
    1/2 cup of either frozen berries or mango
    1/2 a frozen banana
    8oz either water or almond milk, rice milk or juice (whatever I’m in the mood for)
    1 scoop of vanilla whey protein powder or Shakeology… no icecubes. If I use fresh fruit I add the ice.

    good luck :)

  384. Planecrazy Says:

    Just bought a Ninja Master Prep with one pitcher and one 2-cup chopper at Sams Club for $31.88! It was listed as a “one time buy,” so don’t know if every club has them or for how long. What I DO like about this deal is that even though it didn’t come with as many extras it’s a great price on the basic package and Sams is good about taking things back if it doesn’t perform as advertised. I’m looking forward to putting it through its paces!

    Regards,
    Steve

  385. Charlie Says:

    It’s on clearance at Sams. My local Sams sold out about 4 weeks ago at $40. If you found a Sams with stock at $32 you got a great deal!

  386. Charlie Says:

    Whoops…I misread your post. This $32 Sams version is NOT the same version that they sold out of at my local Sams. That version included the large pitcher and 3 smaller prep cups. Looks like Sams may now have the regular one pitcher/one prep cup version.

  387. BF Says:

    Hey Charlie (and others) — or have you notice that right now you can win one on this site!

  388. jen Says:

    I read all the reviews prior to purchasing one today. I have to say that I was very dissapointed. The blender is a piece of crap. Do not waste your money of course they will sell you two of them for a cheap price – they have to get rid of them somehow. If you love your smoothies with shreds of fruit in it then it is the blender for you. I love my smoothies like the word says “smooth” or it needs to be called something else. What a waste of my time!! I am on my way back to Sams to return it now.

  389. EileenLeen Says:

    Jen ,you win ‘THE SPOON OF THE WEEK’and while you are Stirring ,WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE,

  390. debcom Says:

    Jen, I don’t know how you make a smoothie but my smoothies do NOT have any chunks of anything in them.. they are smooth & creamy and yummy, I use OJ, frozen bananas & strawberries and sometimes a little yogurt. Give it another try please before you return your ninja

    Debbie

  391. Jackie Says:

    I agree with Debbie above. We just got our Ninja on Wednesday we love it. We have made smoothies everyday. We make the strawberry/banana smoothies also. We never have chunks in our either they are always smooth. We make them the same was as Debbie does. Plz give it another try u will be amazed. Keep us posted.

  392. Richard Says:

    I bought a ninja a few weeks ago after agonizing over buying junk from an infomercial. I make smoothies all the time and get tired of noisy blenders and how long they take to mix up a thick smoothie from frozen fruit. The infomercial sounded plausible. I did research on food processors, since they’re both cheaper and sturdier. But the ninja has two sets up blades instead of the food processor’s single set.

    So I bought a ninja for $45, thinking I’d give it a try. It worked well, no matter how thick the smoothie. And it was way quieter than most blenders I’ve used. I even left out the upper blade a couple times to make it more like a regular food processor. For really thick smoothies fruit like strawberries just float on top and never make it to the blades on the bottom. With both pairs of blades everything gets sliced up quickly. For thin smoothies a regular food processor is probably just fine.

    Can’t imagine how someone would have trouble making a smoothie with a ninja. It does a better job than any of the blenders I’ve used. Much smoother with any fruit I’ve used. I’m glad I bought it so far. I hope it holds up. No indications that it won’t so far.

  393. Piggybanke Says:

    Well my son asked me if I would make a Jello Mousse. That is where you mix Jello with whipped cream together. So I thought that in the interest of time, I would Ninja the heavy whipping cream to see what happens. I placed the Ninja with the blade in the freezer for about an hour. After the Jello was about 70% set, I removed the Ninja from the freezer, poured in the heavy cream with some powdered sugar (you can use vanilla as well) and proceeded to make the easiest 45 second homemade whipped cream ever. Four or five short blasts and then two longer ones and voila!…. whipped cream. Mix about 75% of it into the Jello with a mixer and return the Jello to the fridge. Keep the remainder of the whipped cream in the cup and use it to top off the Jello. I guess I could try to use fat-free or 2% milk but come on, it’s whipped cream. By the way, don’t whip the cream too long or you will have butter.

  394. Pat Coulter Says:

    Re: Jen’s negative comments about the Ninja not making a smoothie. I have never had any trouble. The Ninja makes a smoothie better than my $400 VitaMix machine. I am very suspicious when I see comments like this. I think that perhaps these negative comments are actually from someone with a company that sells a similar product. Just my suspicion. Pat

  395. Vonda Says:

    Would someone please tell me how to make a simple smoothie or slushy. Or any other simple recipes that are not in the book that comes with the Ninja.

  396. J Vialpando Says:

    This is well worth the cost. I am often skeptical of buying these late night TV sales pitches but my wife was insistent. This makes the prefect smoothies and better yet, the perfect frozen daiquiri!

  397. R. Pelech Says:

    Recently bought one. DID NOT READ INSTRUCTIONS. If I needed to read them, then the unit is NOT worth having. I wanted something simply to put together and simple to use. This unit did and does just that. Containers are large hold considerably more than I anticipated. Very powerful motor. Seal keeps liquids from pouring over edge of container. Pulse the unit when chopping as system is very powerful and fast. Easy to clean. Construction is good to very good. Would I recommend? ABSOLUTELY! Very much worth the money.

  398. Tracy Says:

    I am debating on purchasing the Ninja and like everything I am hearing that it can do but I have one (probably silly) question… has anyone used it to make just a simple milkshake? ice cream, milk, chocolate syrup? How does it do?

  399. neeker Says:

    Tracy,

    I made a wonderful strawberry milkshake the other night with just some frozen strawberries from last summer (I froze them with a little sugar) and plain vanilla icecream. Depending on the consistency you want it works great!! If you want a thicker frosty-type drink, pulse it about 3 times then hold for about 3 seconds. If you want a more liquid milkshake (to drink from a straw), I pulse it 3 times then hold for about 8-10 seconds…the longer you “blend” the ingredients,the softer consistency they become. It has worked every time! Enjoy!

  400. mcnerd Says:

    The Ninja will do anything your regular blender does, but will do it better since it has the option of using two sets of blades instead of one.

  401. Stacey E Says:

    I’m glad to hear that this is a good product, but the problem is that we can’t tell how long it will work, or how reliable it’s going to be. Lots of stuff works great the first couple of times, and then the parts start breaking off or the engine stops working. Unfortunately, considering the price, there’s a chance this won’t last long. Typically, cheaper appliances mean cheaper construction.
    The only blenders I’ve found with consistently good reviews are 200-400 dollars. Except the beehive Oster one. Strangely, a $30-40 one seems to often rank up there with the two very expensive ones.

  402. mcnerd Says:

    My first comment here was in September 2009 and I’ve been using my Ninja almost daily since then — The motor unit has never been unplugged and put away — and I have NEVER had an issue or problem with it, though I can fully understand how things can and do go wrong if used improperly.

    The company apparently has redesigned the connecting points to reduce the chance of problems, but I wouldn’t worry about it unless you are an absolute klutz with appliances.

  403. cathy h Says:

    This is one of the best products i have ever bought. It is really powerful and worked wonderfully. i have had a bullet which did not last very long and there is no comparison. the ninja is well worth the money and it is not that expensive. Would highly recommend.

  404. Ellen Says:

    I got my Ninja as a clearance item at Sam’s Club today for 34.00 I had never read all these reviews before my purchase. It sure sounds like it was a good purchase. I used it and it does make the ice very fine. I really think I’m going to enjoy this.

  405. KevPie Says:

    The product seemed to be OK at first but after some use the plastic gears on both the blades and the motor wore down making the unit useless.

  406. mcnerd Says:

    Unfortunately that’s what happens when the product is used improperly. Contact the company and get replacement parts that are more destruction proof.

  407. Jrzy Says:

    I was looking to replace my 37 yr. old food processor (still working) and a very noisy blender. After reading many reviews I decided to try the Ninja. I got mine at a great price yesterday at Bed,Bath,& Beyond..only $25.59. I signed up at the BBB website then went to the store with my 20% off coupon (thank you to those who posted the info). The sticker price was $49.99 but a sign by the display read “$39.99, 20% off”. At the register they deducted $10 (price adj.),$8 (promo 20%), and $6.40 (my 20% coupon). I’ve used both the blender and the food processor and I’m really liking it..powerful and easy to clean. As others mentioned, you do need to read before using, make sure it’s properly put together, and beware of those blades. I definitely recommend the Ninja, but if I had children living at home, I would not let them use it. In Reply To Tracy: Yes, it makes a great milkshake. Here’s the recipe I use (serves 2). You could use chocolate syrup instead of the Nesquik powder, maybe reducing the milk slightly.

    Vanilla Shake:
    2 cups vanilla ice cream
    1 to 1¼ cups low-fat milk
    1 to 2 Tbsp. sugar

    Chocolate Shake: 2 cups vanilla ice cream
    1 to 1¼ cups low fat milk
    2 Tbsp. choc. flavor Nesquik mix

    Strawberry Shake:
    2 cups vanilla ice cream
    1 to 1¼ cups low-fat milk
    3 Tbsp. strawberry flavor Nesquik mix

  408. DS Says:

    Hey ninja gang… I just found out that a couple of free Ninjas are offered on this site! I’m gonna try for it…

  409. Lyn Says:

    Will the Ninja puree raw vegetables and leafy greens?

  410. Loretta Says:

    ok so i saw this on TV and thought no way none of my other blenders work like they say they will but this one AWESOME!!!

  411. Charlotte Ruck-Asher Says:

    I purchased the Ninja blender and was asked if I would want the cookbook and at the time I sad no and now I wish I said yes. I was wondering where can I order 2 cookbooks for the Ninja, I want 2 cookbooks because I got 2 ninjas and gave one as a gift. I have the little book that came free with it but I would like the other now. So I hope I can order 2 cookbooks like I should of in the first place. Thanks hope you can help.

  412. EileenLeen Says:

    Charlotte ,i just checked with qvc and they have some in stock just dial 1800 345 1515 and you can purchase ,,, enjoy

  413. Brooks Says:

    Slice a peeled banana, a cored and sliced pear and put them into a sandwich bag–then into the freezer. When hungry add a splash of milk and Ninja. Topped with a little chocolate syurp
    and you have a great treat.

  414. Randi Kramer Says:

    Hi I bought the Ninja food processor during christmas time and raved about it ever since it died the other day. It lasted under 4 months. I bought it at bed bath and beyond in manalapna/freehold nj off of rt. 9. I don’t have the box anymore and no receipt. The motor died when you turn it on. IS there anything you can do for me!!!! I make vegetable juice often and loved the easy clean up from this processor!!!! Help???

  415. Margot Says:

    Does the ninja whip cream

  416. Pat Coulter Says:

    Yes it does. There is a comment above about a lady who did it. She put the container with blades into her freezer for a while to get it cold, added the whipping cream and pulsed a very few times and the cream whipped.

    She cautioned not to pulse it too many times or you will have butter. Hope this helps.

  417. Margot Says:

    Thankyou

  418. Darin Says:

    Great Product!! I bought it because I destroyed TWO food processors trying to shred Parmasan cheese rinds. They are tough tough tough!! The Ninja got the job done. The cheese gave it a good fight, but the Ninja conquered it. I only wish that the container was a little larger so I could make pastry, pie crusts and biscuts..stuff like that. For the most part, the Ninja WORKS and is a joy in the kitchen!!

  419. Pat Coulter Says:

    Darin:

    I grate my Pecorino Romano all the time in the small NINJA container. I find that if I cut it up into half inch square pieces and do not load it up with too much at once that it works every time.

    I would try to make the pie crusts and biscuits in the largest container, it should be plenty big enough. Let us know how you make out with these types of doughs.
    Cheers! Pat

  420. Johanna Rutter Says:

    Hi, I just bought a ninja master prep yesterday, can you tell me how to make it slice? Thanks. Johanna

  421. mcnerd Says:

    I’m not aware that a blender is designed for slicing. It will however chop.

  422. Brooks Says:

    Did you see the Wolfgang Puck’s knock off? Ninja apparently did not have a patent. Wolfy was selling a knock off this weekend for $49 introductory price. Glass bowls and a motor which seemed to mount more easily. It also had an emulsifying plastic gizmo for whipping skim milk or richer into a Cool Whip. I didn’t see the whole thing but it might even have three stacked blades.

  423. angus Says:

    Have had my Ninja for 1 month. It replaced old blender and old food processor. It is just an absolute pleasure to use.Remarkable kitchen tool but be very careful when washing the blades and don’t let children anywhere near it.
    Have never been happier with a gadget .. feel like a kid again !!

  424. Donna Says:

    I watched Wolfgang’s presentation this weekend, but only saw one set of blades.

    I wouldn’t trade my Ninja for it.

  425. Sue Says:

    Wow, really sounds like a great product. I wanted to
    order from the actual site but did so much better ordering two from Bed Bath and Beyond’s website. There I got two “complete” products (motors included). Yes, the website ninjafreeship.com offers free shipping but the shipping at BBB was less than $11.00 and the whole deal was still less. I did miss out on the carry out cups…too bad.

  426. sara Says:

    works great;but only one speed is restricting

  427. mcnerd Says:

    Since the Ninja is a “pulse” blender it would never stay on long enough for different speeds to have any influence or make a difference.

  428. James Says:

    I just brought a brand new Ninja Master Prep that I have yet to use, however, I’m pretty excited. The reason being is that when I checked the Sam’s website and see if they had any available, they were all sold out. So right before I decided to buy the first model I believe it is (the QB900) from Wal-Mart, I decided to just go to the actual store myself. To my surprised they had the QB1003!

    This model happens to be the newest version — supposedly 2x faster than the QB900 and QB950 models. It was $49 + tax, came with two extra prep bowls, a 30-page recipe guide, and it’s black (I happened to like the look better, lol). Dump the antiquated, ubiquitous QB900 models and at least get the QB950 model, or better yet, check your local Sam’s retailer for the QB1003 model. Good luck, and I’ll report back after I have used it.

    Amazon.com is currently selling this model for 80 bucks, by the way, so it’s a great deal for only $50 and immediate use!

  429. elizabeth reyes Says:

    I thought it was the greatest invention. I used a magic bullet to make smoothies every day for the last three years but it is too small. The Ninja was larger and I was able to make larger quantities. It worked fantastic for the first two weeks, now it just spins around when it is empty. The plastic material used to make the stems that go into the pod are stripped and unable to turn the blades to make anything. I am again using my magic bullet several times a day.

  430. madriverwalker Says:

    The company is trying very hard to improve customer satisfaction with the worn down gear issues. I think the problem is twofold: ‘operator error’ by the user (or user’s family member!) and/or poor quality plastic issues in the manufacturing. That being said, anyone with this problem can contact the Ninja division at 1(800) 361-4639 and simply explain what part is worn down. They sent me a prepaid UPS label for returning the part that is damaged and will replace it free of charge. That is going the extra mile for their customers. I think they probably had a fair amount of complaints and truely want to fix the problem. I love my Ninja and can hardly wait to buy one for my daughter and her family.

  431. Pink2 Says:

    I have been trying to find the new version everywhere. I tried my local Sam’s club and they only have the QB900. The only place I can find it so far is Amazon.com. I am in Southern California if anyone knows of any other place to get it. Why doesn’t the main site for Ninja even say that it exists?

  432. sandra chilton Says:

    I don’t feel like standing in the kitchen chopping and cutting my fingers. I am 65 this yr. and need to prepare food being on SS. from 70,000 a yr. to 1000.00 a month now I must do it for myself. I have studied the bullet and the ninja and the ninja seems to be the most useful for my life style from frozen drinks and shakes to chopping some things for my salads or chicken salad. I went to bed bath & beyond and I would rather spend a little more and get the best of offers on the Ninja Home page with the free shipping or pay for shipping if I order the one with the beater. DO YOUR HOME work folks before you purchase.

  433. pink2 Says:

    I just visited http://www.ninjakitchen.com/NinjaMasterPrepProSystem.shtml?tabID=detailsCont and they have a BRAND new version with lots of accessories included – I think I am going to order it.

  434. Ron Says:

    Not enough people praise good products or good customer service. I hope my endorsement helps make this product successful. To make a long story short, the Ninja delivers everything as promised. I used it every day for two weeks straight, and at least 4 times per week since. Fruit smoothies, shakes for the kids, mincing veggies for chili, salsa, guacomole, you name it. We joke about how it “rules the kitchen”, but it’s true. This is a great product. You won’t be disappointed.

  435. Ed Says:

    I bought the grandkids some snow cone flavored liquid syrup in order to make them snow cones when they come by. In my cupboard, I have some of those packets of drink flavored mix that you add to a bottle of water (you know, like crystal light. So I thought, why not? I filled the Ninja with ice, added the drink mix packet and pulsed away. I then added enough water for the right consistency. No syrup on the floor and only 50 calories. Try it!! The kids loved it and you will too.

  436. Charlie Says:

    Ninja Pro at Sams. My local Sams (Franklin Mills, Philadelphia) had the Ninja Pro on display/for sale at $50. Looks like a great deal…too bad I got the regular version back in Nov for $44 at Sams. The pro is a sleek black with SIX blades used in the pitcher (vs. 4 for the regular Ninja). Came with 3 prep bowls (like the old regular Ninja I purchased at Sams). I think, but could not verify, that they’ve switched over to metal gears on the Ninja Pod. That should eliminate stripping. I couldn’t verify because the display version was glued to the display…probably to prevent theft and injury from the blades.

  437. cyndi Says:

    Big Lots sells the ninja for 30.00.(Texas) Just bought one the other day. Made snowcones for the kids, and they loved it. (Wal-mart sells snowcone syrup) You know it gets hot in Texas so we will making many more snowcones this summer!

  438. SteveF Says:

    The new black “professional” model has a 450 watt motor and, at QVC, comes with 3 container sizes. The new 48 oz comes with a one-piece cutter with 3 pairs of blades. The new 40 oz size has a one-piece cutter with 2 pairs of blades, and the 16 oz still has a two-piece cutter with 2 pairs of blades, but I think they may have a different shape and aren’t flat, don’t just come out straight, perpendicular to the shaft, but may be curved…not sure about this. I would hope that they have done something about the “stripping” problem that sometimes happens. I would guess that making the longer cutters one-piece instead of two-piece, eliminates one place where stripping can occur. QVC was selling for $50 for one day and then raised it to $55. Plus $7 or $8 shipping. There is an interesting looking Hamilton Beach Dual Wave Blender out there that has a twin motor/blade that can take individual containers on each, one at a time or two at a time, and there’s a large container that covers and uses both blades…go Google it! I think the speed of each side is controlled individually. $75 at one site.

  439. Joyce Says:

    Yes, I too was sceptical about this product. However, I received it as a gift for Mother’s Day. I had been looking at them and thought about getting one. I have gotten rid of the blenders, just not the food processor, as it does other functions that my cooking level requires. This Ninja however, was awesome. We decided to make a pitcher of Pina Coladas, it was a little late in the evening and it had been a long day. We stuck them in the freezer as we had done with our blender pitcher before. The only difference is we did not have to wait on the product to thaw out first then try to doctor it or scoop it out with a spoon, or have part ice, part liquid. We attached the motor to the top of the pitcher, which still had the blades in it. Lightly pulsed a few times, the drink was as if we had just made it. I cannot say enough good things about this product. I am totally in love with it. My whold family uses it for different things. We are parents who are chefs, with 3 teenage children who like to cook, so every piece of equipment in our house gets a work out. This one seems as though it will stand the test of time. Thank you and happy cooking and drinking.

  440. Jenny Schrock Says:

    Today, the third time I used Ninja I did one batch of whipped cream which came out great. Trying to do a second batch, somehow the cover will not seat properly (it seems to be flat and even but is not tight) the motor unit will not engage. Multiple tries all fail. Am I missing something? Doing something wrong? Is there a design glitch? I like Ninja when it works but I must be able to depend on it when needed or its useless in my kitchen. JAS

  441. Sandra Chilton Says:

    I put my old blender in the closet and threw away three other so called blender/choppers away. Iam 65 yrs old this year & I tell you this NINJA Made the perfect shake and smoothie not to mention the mix drinks.
    The chopper didn’t make liquid out of the vegs I chop for the dinner salad. It was perfect. So easy to clean by hand on the spot when finished. I use it now every time I want to be quick & out of the kitchen.
    MIX your favoriate protein drink with favoriate fruit and water or milk or juice and really enjoy a healthy effortless drink. A frozen vodka & orange juice is great.
    Get one of the Ninja units and have some fun

  442. Pat Says:

    Jenny:

    If you cleaned the blender and did not put the top blade on the correct way, the lid will not sit right. That happened to me once. Simply take the top blade off and turn it the other way around.

    Also if the motor part does not fit on correctly, simply turn the blades a little and it should seat in fine. Hope this helps. If not, you may have stripped the gears and will have to call the 1-800 number for a stronger replacement set. See previous posts to get the 1-800 number. Pat

  443. Lauren Says:

    This product works amazing the first few times. I went to use it for the third time last night and the plastic peace that seals the lid to the actual “bender button” thing that attaches to the top actually ended up basically eating itself then from there i discovered that i drank part of the plastic peace. This morning my mom went to clean it and the blade fell out and cut her toe open, she is at the hospital as i write this. I am very upset about this product, it is not safe. The pieces are not staionary in the blender and if you go to pour your drink into a cup, you may end up with out a toe. I have a 1 year old, what if this happened to her? I don’t recommend this product. I will be looking further into details about the safety warnings and contacting other people, and returning it to bed bath and beyond, for a much safer blender, and a blender that the pieces won’t basically eat itsself up! I got it as a wedding present and was SO excited about it untill last night/this morning.

  444. Debbie Says:

    Sorry to hear about your experience. I have had the little rubber circular thing start coming out one time when cleaning it I just pushed it back in .

    As for cleaning it, I always lift the blades straight up by the tube , seperate them and rinse them under warm running water straight away too avoid overhandling them. Then I wash out the chopping bowl and put it face down to drip dry over top the blades so no chance of getting cut .

    I am sorry to hear of your moms injury . I think one has to take precautions while handling this due to the fact the blades are so sharp. Without that sharpness however, the NInja would not be able to do what it does. I love mine and have had no problems with it at all, safety or otherwise. Just my cents

    Debbie

  445. Hmmmm Says:

    Lauren,

    Read the manual, it states for you to remove the blades first before cleaning or serving. It’s not rocket science. Its people like your mom that have created “WARNING THIS COFFEE IS HOT”. Why would your 1 year old be handling this? Why would you not clean the device over the sink? If she had, she wouldnt have had her toe cut open. This is not the first time you used it or cleaned it, so you know the blades are loose already.
    Eating plastic….come on, you know if something is not right when using this….does anyone else see a pattern here besides me??

    To me this is just like grabbing the sharp end of the knife and wondering why you got cut.

    I know this device is great to use and you dont have to use the manual to use it, but this is why there is a manual. So you can learn to use it properly without breaking plastic and slicing toes.

    Warning for everyone, READ THE MANUAL!!

  446. Jennifer Says:

    I was sympathetic until I read “I have a one year old, what if it happens to her?” I guess the answer to that one would be she’d go into the foster care system when you were arrested for child negligence for being so stupid as to allow a one year old child access to this machine.

    OK, snarkiness aside, you simply have to understand how a piece of equipment works before you operate it, especially when it has very sharp blades. Since you are NOT one year old, and neither is your mother, I would assume you noticed that the blades are not fixed and that you have to have some care with the machine.

    Your own lack of knowledge on the operation of a piece of equipment does NOT make it the equipment’s fault if you get hurt. The machine is what it is. You have it in your kitchen and want to use it, SO READ THE MANUAL. FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE OPERATION. I can’t believe the number of people who are so clueless as to whine when they get hurt after being silly about not taking care with this machine.

  447. Scott Manesis Says:

    This is almost comedic. I have cut my fingers a few ties over the years with knives, gues what? I still use knives to cut stuff. I broke a glass on the sink one time and got cut real good reaching into the water….guess what? I still drink out of glasses.

    This is borderline ridiculous, but her it is entertaining.

    BTW did I mention I have a ninja and use it quite often and so far have not had a single issue, but it has only been since Christmas.

    Scott

  448. Brent Says:

    After hours and hours of looking for a standard countertop milkshake machine, I found none. What I did find was the NINJA. I was aprehensive about purchasing the product because it was too good to be true with all the promises. After I made up my mind to but the machine, I was truely blown away. The NINJA does not only make the best milkshakes, but it makes the best salsa, or soup you can imagine. I love this product and wouldnt sell it for twice what I paid.
    Words of advice….buy one and try it. Then you will be just like me and throw your cheap blender away.

  449. Eunice O’Neil Says:

    Hi: I got my Nija, for Christmas (o9) and I just opened it today. THere are no directions how to put it together and frankly I cannot figure it out and neither can my old lady friens. I am 81 and always that I was fairly smart but I guess noneof us oldies, here, ar. Please send me instructions or something. It appears that the center pole does not come far enough up into the top of the things to go through the holes to turn it. HELP–thank you—-granny-b

  450. Drake Richards II Says:

    I need to repair or replace the turning piece located in the bottom part of the motor that spins knifes/blades….someone got goop stuck in it and tried to repair it and f..ked it up. Thanks

  451. Bonnie Tandy Leblang Says:

    (from Bite of the Best) Drake, we are not the official Ninja site – instead we’re a site that review and recommends products for you! You’ll need to contact Ninja or EuroPro (the manufacturer) directly.

  452. tristan Says:

    i like the ninja but one problem i cant fit it on the no splash zone it would be nice if it made a click when its secured we mitght return it if we cant get help

  453. melnick Says:

    Can I but the bowls for storage. If so how much do they cost melnick858@aol.com

  454. Kurt Says:

    EXCELLENT PRODUCT – but our plastic base gears did wear out suddenly. Thanks due to the advice in this forum (Ninja division at 1(800) 361-4639 and simply explain what part is worn down.) A new FREE replacement is on the way. AWESOME customer service. Do NOT call the number on the ninjakitchen.com website which is wrong anyway – should be 798 and said I would have to buy a new one. Almost gave up!

  455. Carl Cigana Says:

    I received the Ninja for a Christmas gift and am very satisfied with the product. Now that the Ninja Pro has been introduced to the public, I see there is a recipe booklet available with the product. How can I get a copy of the booklet, since there was nothing like this available, when the original Ninja was designed. Thank you.

  456. Richard Says:

    I’ve had a Ninja for a couple months now. It works. Makes great smoothies — which I do once or twice a day. It works a lot better than a Cuisinart food processor.

    But … if Cuisinart made the Ninja it would be a little more solid and a little safer. The lid would have a twist-lock and so would the motor assembly. That would be an important improvement.

    It would be nice if the spout was a little bigger and narrower too. That help with pouring frozen drinks. Currently the flow as you pour is wider than a wide glass. You have to pour with care with the current design.

    Richard

  457. getitright Says:

    These reviews have been very helpful. I wanted something to chop cooked meat up so that my husband could once again eat meat since he does not like wearing his false teeth any more (79 and an invali). My Vita Mix is great for many things but I hate trying to get food out from around the blades. I liked the Bullet for not having that problem but it did not take long to burn up the motor with my daughter making mocha drinks all the time. I have been burnt so many times that I was suspicious of this Ninja Prep. So I read all the good and bad reports. Then I checked out Costco and Walmart…. nothing (well Costco has a Bullet );) Target has one that is $39.95 an thanks to this group of reviews I found out that it was the 1st one out. QVC has the new one on back order or ‘wait list’ for $68 and that includes the shipping. When I read that the parts are interchangeable I order the new one from QVC and bought the 1st model from Target. There is up to a 45 day wait from QVC and then it still might not come in. I bought one of the cook books from http://www.ninjakitchen.com/bobs_recipes.html#entr2 for $15 and free shipping. It should be here tomorrow.
    I have to admit that I had a few moments of wondering just what I was doing wrong with the first ice I tried to crush but quickly saw that I had not pushed the splash guard down far enough.
    It minces cooked meat just right for hubby. I used it to mince hard cooked eggs and shells for my cockatiel parents and plan on using it to chop their carrots instead of using my Salad Shooter which has just about gone its limit any way. I will be able to do 2 processes at once rather than grating one and then the other.I do believe the Ninja will do everything that I was using my Salad Shooter for and with less work.
    My smoothies will still be made in my Vita Mix as well as making different flours but this ninja will be sitting right beside it.

  458. getitright Says:

    On the QVC web site someone was complaining that the new cookbook only has 10 new recipes more than the first one. Someone suggested buying old blender cook books but why if you have a computer and access to the web? I threw “vita mix mocha freeze recipe’ in for a search and was surprised at the recipe web page I found. Forget the cookbook that came with my vita mix. This site has great recipes and I hope it is not tacky to post it here.
    http://www.vitamix.com/foodservice/recipes/beverage.asp
    I have not checked out Vita Mix recipes online for some time But I know I will be trying some of these with both my machines.

  459. Melody Says:

    I purchased the Ninja because it promised to make ice into snow…shockingly — it did just that. I was spending 15 minutes each morning crushing ice to put in a cooler and the ninja cut that down to about 3 minutes…..and the ice is SNOW! I love this thing!

  460. Melody Says:

    Granny – I put in the blade and then put in my ingredients. I then slightly twist the top of the blade to make sure it can spin and isn’t getting caught on anything. I think place the lid on the container and finally the motor on top of that. The motor is a little tricky. It will go flat in order to use it though…it does take a little fanangline! LOL

  461. Renee Says:

    I got mine about a month ago. I LOVE it! Smoothies every morning since the day it arrived. Super easy and healthy for the kids to have fruit/spinach/milled flax smoothies at breakfast time.

    i got it at target on sale for 35 or 38, I’m not sure but I know it was under the 40 price point.
    http://www.target.com/Ninja-Master-Prep

  462. Beverly Halstead Says:

    At first i loved the ninja master prep. I used it daily for two months, and then it refused to work any longer. I looked it over and found out that top of the splash guard that is supposed to fit into the Master Pod had worn out, the plastic was too soft and it had stripped itself. Result, it will not work. So disappointing.

  463. Deanna B. Fleming Says:

    Can the Ninja cut up fruit without peeling and vegetables like the Montel Williams HealthMaster?

  464. Jeanette Says:

    replace the bushing that is in the power unit. the teeth are worn out and the ninja will not spend the blades

    Help, I really like this ninja

  465. kellee jones Says:

    Your ninja sucks! Worked good for a few uses and then the blades would not fit coreectly in the mixer units causing everything to strip out. No link to replace defective parts. Big time rip off!!!

  466. Pat Says:

    Attn.kellee jones

    I find that 99% of the times the Ninja fails is that it has been used improperly. The blades have not been assembled correctly or the lid has not been set on properly by turning it until it drops into place and most important, the motor has been started without it being fitted “seated” in the correct position. According to many of the comments above, whenever someone has a problem they simply call 1-800-361-4639 and the company immediately looks after the problem. Hope this helps. Pat

  467. Brooks Says:

    You have to get the gears completely meshed and the motor unit sitting completely flush. The blades have to be turned slightly until this fit is perfect. If that happens correctly, it will not strip gears.

    I don’t know if Wolfgang Puck’s knock off works better.

  468. russell Says:

    i found the ninja to be a piece of junk, the fitting on the top of the blade strips out the fitting in the motor housing making the machine useless.I used it twice and it stripped out.

  469. Pat Says:

    I get suspicious when I see a comment like Russells. I have a feeling that these negative comments are coming from the competition. I have had a Ninja since last December and use it at least 5 times a week with no problems. If the gears strip out that is 99% caused by the operator not making sure that the lid is securely on and that the motor is also turned until it settles down on the base. Stripped gears come from starting the motor when either the lid or motor are improperly placed. Anyway, it is no big deal, contact the company at their 1-800 number and they replace it no charge. Find the number in previous comments. Owners, please take care when operating these winning little machines and they will last a long time. P.

  470. Richard Says:

    Yes, Pat, comments like Russel’s do smell a little.

    I bought my machine from the local Walmart a couple months ago and, although I am careful how I put the top on, I don’t think I need to be. My unit won’t let the motor turn on unless it’s completely seated on the container.

    Richard

  471. Richard Says:

    I forgot to mention, I use my machine several times a day.

    No problems.

    Richard

  472. Kim Wah Says:

    Hi, I’m interested to purchase this product: Euro-Pro Ninja Master Prep Blender and Food Processor. Can advise what is the voltage, what is included in the package, can ship to Singapore, what is the total cost to ship to Singapore? thanks. pls let me know ASAP.

  473. mcnerd Says:

    The is a US product, 110 volts 60 cycle. I don’t think it will work in your country.

    This is not the product website so you can’t order it here.

  474. Pat Says:

    Hi Kim:
    Call 1-800-361-4639, the Ninja people and they may be able to help you. If not go online to Bed, Bath and Beyond and see if they ship to Singapore. Good luck, this is the best machine that I have ever used, meaning that I use it 10 times to 1 of any of my other appliances., I always get a kick out of how fast it grates cheeze, makes sauces or guacamole etc. Hope you tet one. Pat

  475. Mitchell Says:

    I want to buy a Ninja Pro, but before I do, where can I get extra Ninja containers, as it comes with so few?

  476. mcnerd Says:

    I’m curious why people find the need for extra Ninja containers? Once I blend something I just pour into a regular storage container, just as I did with a regular blender.

    I actually find the Ninja blender containers to be bulky and inefficient for storage purposes.

  477. russ Says:

    putting plastic gears on a motor is a joke , my gears were stripped in 2 days , until the makers start usuing metal the ninja is just junk–im very disapointed in this product

  478. mcnerd Says:

    Yes it does appear that ownership & use of an early model Ninja does require common sense and an IQ of at least 100, but I do believe the later models have been changed to make them more idiot-proof. The company does replace the parts, but unfortunately there seems to be no replacing the other part.

    I’m wondering if some kind of warning label should be placed on the Ninja packaging, but then again, if the current instructions were followed there would not be any issues either. A quandary.

  479. seriously? Says:

    After spending about 30 min reading through the majority of the comments, i’m shocked at all the issues that some have had. Stripped gears really shouldn’t be an issue with proper use. I would be pretty concerned about those that operate a motor vehicle on a daily basis but have trouble using the Ninja. I am no way affiliated with the company but have put my Ninja through the paces without any issues.

  480. Lauren Says:

    My point from my post a while ago, was that the blades are not stationary, If it gets knocked off the counter, the blades will fall out and possibly cut somebodies toe off. like it almost did to my mom’s. People say it takes common sense work it, but the problem is, It takes common sense to Make the blades stationary. && Common sense wasn’t used during the creation of this product.

  481. mcnerd Says:

    I might suggest gluing the blades to the bottom so they are stationery, if that is the problem, but I’m trying to visualize the ease in which it would be knocked off the counter from its nonslip base, motor coming off, lid coming off, and blades coming out in time for the toe(s) to get in the way. I’ve had slippery hands with the motor but in all the time I’ve used the Ninja the base has been immovable with proper care.

  482. Jennifer Says:

    It’s a case of common sense when using equipment like this: You have to be careful. What’s the sense of worrying about sharp blades when a kitchen is full of knives? Or how about the sharp edges of tin cans? Or the occasional broken glass? Honestly, can’t anyone take any responsibility for what happens in their own home without blaming equipment? Good heavens, it’s not like this is something that is impossible to understand how it works, or what the safety issues of it is.

  483. seriously? Says:

    On a more positive note. I used the Ninja to make what i’ll call buffalo chicken burgers that turned out excellent! They were flavorful, moist and fairly healthy.

    Ingredients:
    2 lbs Chicken breast cut in 1-2 inch cubes
    2 slices thick cut bacon
    1 egg
    1/2 medium onion
    1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles
    1/2 cup oats or breadcrumbs
    salt
    pepper
    Frank’s red hot sauce

    Recipe:
    put the chicken breast in to the 48 oz pitcher and add salt, pepper, frank’s red hot to taste. I used a tsp of salt, a tsp of pepper and 1/2 tbsp of Frank’s. Pulse until rough chopped. Put the pitcher in the fridge.

    Cook the 2 slices of bacon until it just begins to crisp up. Don’t cook it all the way as you don’t want it to be completely crumbly. Cut up the bacon in to 1/2 inch pieces.

    Cut up the onion and put in the 2 cup bowl and pulse till evenly chopped.

    Take the pitcher with the chicken out of the fridge and add in all the ingredients. Pulse until all combined. Do not over pulse or it will turn in to chicken paste.

    Lay out some parchment paper or saran wrap that you’ll lay the formed patties on to. I suggest putting some oil on your hands to make forming the patties easier (it’s pretty sticky). I made 5 patties out of it, so about 6.4 oz of chicken per patty. Move patties to fridge to keep cool (easier to get on the grill this way).

    Get your grill nice and hot and be sure to coat grates with a light layer of oil. Grill each patty for about 4-5 minutes per side depending on how thick you made the patties.

    Toast up your buns, add any addtl condiments you like and eat. I mixed up some light ranch with more frank’s red hot to use as a bit of topping.

    The patties came out moist and juicy with excellent flavor, little bites of bacon and blue cheese along with the hot sauce make these extremely flavorful and a nice change from a standard grilled chicken breast. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

  484. seriously? Says:

    forgot to add…put in one clove of garlic along with the onions.

  485. Scott Manesis Says:

    YES! Chainsaws are poorly designed as well. If you knock it off the counter it could cut your leg off.

    Knives are also poorly design, if you knock it off the counter it could stick into your toe.

    Guns are also poorly designed, if you try to clean them while they are loaded you could shoot yourself.

    Cars are poorly designed as well, if you forget to shift them into park and accidently hit the gas peddle you could kill someone.

    Rolling pins are horrible, if you place them up high and an earthquake happens, it could roll of the shelf and hit you in the head an knock you out!

    Some of these comments are hilarious. Here is the MAJOR problem with the Ninja..

    APCBOE

    All Problems Caused By Operator Error.

  486. EileenLeen Says:

    Scott,,,,,,,,PRICELESS ANSWER, Love my Ninga,

  487. Pink2 Says:

    @seriously? Thank you so much for posting this, I can’t wait to try it out.

    I got the Ninja Pro back in May (Model QB1004W) and absolutely love it. I learned how to make homemade Guacamole from the recipe book that came with it and I make smoothies almost every day.

    I agree with all the responses about care and usage of this, you have to use common sense and take your time assembling it to use – when I am done making whatever I am making the first thing I do is remove the blades from container and wash them and put them in the dish drain to dry. I don’t leave them in while trying to get the food out or set them on the counter to get in the way. And when they are dry they get put back into the container, ready for the next usage.

  488. Betty Says:

    If the blades on the Ninja were fixed, it would be just like my Vita Mix only cheaper. There are some things I quit making with my Vita Mix because I got tired of trying to clean out around those blades at the bottom.

    As for knocking it off with the blades still in it, I assumed it was meant that it was not in use then? I don’t leave my where it can be knocked off with the blades in it and I doubt many people do.

  489. Barbara Wood Says:

    My daughter purchased the entire Ninja blender/processor for my birthday in March of this year. I kept the box for a few months because it is not a product I use regularly. I was going to use it over the weekend and try the processor part. I installed the top to the processor and turned it on when all of a sudden it stopped. When looking at the bottom of the top I saw that the processor had stripped the plastic area and has now made the item useless since it will not work. My daughter paid good money for this item and I only got to use this two times successfully to make drinks only. Please advise what the process to get a replacement because the stores will not honor it without receipts.

    Barbara Wood

  490. Pat Says:

    Attn: Barbara
    Did you read the instruction book from front to back. What happened is that you stripped the gears because you either did not turn the lid so that is sits snuggly on the container to make sure that it was seated in the lowest position or you did not turn the motor part to make sure that it was seated in the lowest position. If you just set either the lid or engine on the container without making sure that they are lowered into the correct position you will strip the gears. This problem is 100% operator error. To contact the company the 1-800 number to call is in the comments above in a couple of entries. I want you to look for it so that you will read some of the comments on this site and will know how to operator this wonderful little Ninja machine correctly and it will last you a long long time. By the way, I have one of the original machines with the weakest plastic gears (the newer ones have stronger plastic) and I take care when using it and have had it since December, using it several times a week. It is ALWAYS operator error when the gears strip. The company is wonderful and I am sure they will send you a replacement at no charge. They have had to do this hundreds of times because people did not take the time to read the manual, cover to cover, before using. P.

  491. Elle Says:

    I completely agree w/Pat – I have also had my Ninja since last December and it was one of the original weaker models. I use mine EVERY single day to make my breakfast smoothies (fresh fruit and icecubes) – I’ve actually worn some of the Ninja decal off the motor ‘cuz it gets handled so much. Treat this machince with care an it will last you a long time.

  492. joan Says:

    I love the ninja, I have one at home,awsome on ice, Itold my boss about it , she bought one for the kitchen , I’m a cook, I’ve only had it for 2 days and just love it , really douse a good job on corn (puree) and harder foods, hope it can stand up to the work out. THANKS : )

  493. PennyPA Says:

    We have both the Magic Bullet and the Ninja Professional and each has its own job. The Magic Bullet makes veggie and fruit drinks which, so far as we’ve seen, the Ninja DOES NOT. We will try the Ninja on other jobs (chopping, mixing). The one thing I’ve found I don’t like is the power head as it is very smooth and hard to grip in one hand if you don’t have huge hands.

  494. PMC Says:

    To PennyPA:

    I have made delicious smooth veggie and fruit smoothies with my Ninja. To my knowledge you cannot create powdered ice with any other machine on the market, which makes the smoothies very smooth and creamy. As for the smoothness of the top, I am amazed at what people find to complain about. I have used my Ninja for months, hundreds of times and have never realized that “it might slip out of my hands”. As adults we have to start taking responsibility for using tools of the kitchen safely. I am constantly discouraged at what our human race has become, chronic complainers about every little thing. Just read many of the comments above. PMC

  495. PennyPA Says:

    Thank you PMC for your response. However I am not interested in smoothies; I mentioned that the Ninja does not make fruit and veggie JUICES like the Magic Bullet. Someone asked to compare the two and that is the only thing we’ve tried making on the Ninja so far.

    I do take responsibility for using tools of the kitchen safely. I merely mentioned the top is smooth and hard for me to grip since I have a small hand. I was not complaining. I merely pointed out one thing I did not particularily like about the Ninja.

  496. Susan Says:

    I am having stomach issues and wanted to purée my food. After reading a number of reviews, I just bought and used the Ninja for dinner. Fantastic. I just need to adjust the amount of water. I mixed cooked hamburger, chicken, millet, broccoli, carrots, and cauliflower. It was gruel-like, but that was exactly what I was going for. :) I will give it another day or two, but I think this is perfect for my needs. I bought it at Target as I didn’t want to wait! Recommended highly, IF the parts stay sturdy.

  497. Betty Says:

    Susan, like you I got mine at Target rather than wait but I also ordered the newest one from QVC but it is on a wait list and might not even come in. I wanted one to mainly chop food up fine enough for my hubby to eat without his teeth. He spends so much time sleeping in his chair that they were always falling out of his mouth. Ever hear the old song about grandpa holle4ing “anyone seem my teeth?”? I got tired of him leaving his meat because it was just not tender enough. Now I find that I have acid reflux to deal with and this little machine is making it easier for me because I am grinding/chopping up my meat with hubby’s. I think as long as we pay attention to the instructions it is going to last quite awhile.

  498. Eddie Carpenter Says:

    I purchased one of these and really liked it but…… The connector in the bottom of the power unit stripped and I can’t find a replacement anywhere. Seems like a unit costing $60 with a single point of failure would have a replacement part available. Really disappointed.

  499. mcnerd Says:

    Obviously you have never actually contacted the company. Try that! Contact information is provided in these threads.

  500. PMC Says:

    See July 6th for comment from Pat for the number to call for replacement. Read some of the other messages. The gears stripping is 100% the failure of the operator by not making sure that the lid and/or the motor were correctly seated on the container. WHEN PLACING LID ON CONTAINER GIVE IT A TURN UNTIL IT SITS DOWN FIRMLY, THE SAME FOR THE MOTOR. TURN IT UNTIL IT SITS (SEATS) DOWN FIRMLY OVER THE SHAFT. IF IT WILL NOT FIT FIRMLY ON THE SHAFT TURN THE SHAFT SLIGHTLY UNTIL IT FITS FIRMLY INTO THE MOTOR. Hope this helps with your replacement machine.

  501. Eddie Carpenter Says:

    ~~RETRACTION~~

    I recently submitted a not so glowing review on the Ninja Chopper. My complaint was that the powerhead connector was a single point of failure and that I was unable to get a replacement part. Well! I now stand corrected. I was guilty of not following the assembly instructions causing the problem. Also on the company, someone sent me the 800 number. I called and to my surprise they made everything right. So I stand corrected and I have found this company to be one of the most BEST/RESPONSIVE I have ever dealt with.

    Mia Copa,
    Eddie

  502. joan Says:

    well, its been a week and the ninja held up to all the work that was put to the test, grinds and purees great, as for the power pod being big and heavy, use 2 hands .

  503. Jenny Says:

    I was so excited when I ordered the Ninja that I gave my regular blender away. I am a smoothie fanatic so I thought with the ice crushing blades, I would have smooth smoothies. Not so! Yes it did crush the ice, but 1 left my strawberries and other fruit in chunks. 2. he litter rubber piece in the top of the large container fell off into my drink. 3. Without this piece it akes it difficult to align the top to fit properly. 4. The blades made scores of cuts at the bottom of the large picture. I now see why they offered 2 for the price of 1. You will need that other one sooner than you expect. I’M SORRY I GAVE AWAY MY BLENDER.

  504. mcnerd Says:

    I smell a Mission Impossible (fictional) tale. What little rubber piece? There’s not one on mine that I am aware of capable of falling into a glass. There’s a big rubber seal but I haven’t figured out how to remove it after months of use. Blades made scores of cuts at the bottom of the picture [sic]? How is that possible? Can someone actually run the Ninja without the blade shaft on the pin in the bottom?

  505. Pat Says:

    McNerd:
    I am with you on this one. I am suspicious that that message was put there by a competitor company. The rubber piece cannot fall of and it is impossible for the blades to touch any part of the container if the blades are put on the machine correctly. My smoothies are just that “smoothies” as smooth as silk. If the message is not a message by a competitor, it is once again, operator error.

  506. victor Says:

    There is a little plastic “thing” below the Power Head and i notice that wears down that plastic thing, where can you get a replacement.
    I know that eventually will wear out
    thanks

    victor

  507. Betty Says:

    Well, I did not get rid of my Vita Mix blender just because I did not buy it just to make smoothies but to grind rice/bean flours when my grandson was on a gluten free diet for a year. It is kind of stupid to get rid of something before you actually find out how another one works, especially one you see on TV. I only bought mine after reading thru all the comments here. I still use my Vita Mix for my smoothies but I also use my Ninja every day for one thing or another and I also cannot comprehend how anyone can score the bottom of the pitcher with the blades. It does not sound like ‘Jenney’ has even seem a Ninja, let alone used one.

  508. Elle Says:

    @mcnerd – regarding the blue rubber seal on the top of the blender piece. This can be removed, it took me several months of trying to keep all the little nooks and crannies clean to no avail. A few days ago I figured out that it honestly just slides right off – I feel silly that it took me so long to figure it out. As for Jenny’s tales of woe, either she got a completly defective machine or definitely operator error.

  509. Richard Says:

    Yes, Jenny is either an idiot or a liar. (Sorry, it’s just too blatant.) Can’t imagine someone putting up a faked defamatory posting and doing it so poorly.

    The ‘little rubber’ thing on my containers is actually silicone, which should last forever — especially since there is NO friction there. The shaft never touches it. (I’ve used my unit twice daily for many months.) The silicone seal is really more of a splash guard. The shaft that goes though it is held in precise enough position that it can’t touch the sides of the seal. I suppose you could knock the seal out of place if you were a very forceful klutz. That’s very hard to do though, since the lid centers the shaft before it gets near the seal. Maybe she poked it out with a fork or something. The seal is entirely unnecessary unless you make soup or something in your Ninja and it splashes all the way to the top.

    What vendor thinks it is competing against the Ninja? I get better/smoother fruit smoothies from my Ninja than from any blender or food processor I’ve ever used. And it’s quieter too, thankfully. I throw big chunks of fruit in and everything comes out smooth.

    The Ninja is fairly foolproof. The motor won’t even start unless everything is in it’s proper place. It’s really just a variation on the food processor. But the difference is everything. It will make perfect snow from ice cubes. And it will make the equivalent of ice cream from frozen fruit. Fast. Cuisinarts I’ve tried won’t do that — maybe if I pre-chopped all the fruit.

    I don’t like recommending a product that is sold on infomercials, because there’s so much useless crap sold there. But the Ninja is a great inexpensive kitchen tool. It works well, and it’s safe. (Unless you’re a total idiot, or a competing vendor trying to make the Ninja look bad.) Wouldn’t it be better just to focus on selling your own product?

    Richard

  510. mullen family Says:

    Recently I purchased you Nija food grinder, I was happy with it until yesterday, I was making a mixed drink when the plastic gear stripped, it now no longer works.

    the part I need replaced is the lower blade , how can I get a replacement.

    George R. Mullen Jr.

  511. Pat Says:

    mullen family:

    The gears stripped because you did not have either the top of the container or the motor fully ‘seated’. You must be sure to turn each when placing until they drop down to fully engage at least 1/4 inch. If you read the blogs above you will find the 1-800 number to call for replacement.

    I ask you to ‘hunt’ for the number so that you will become familiar with the operation of this wonderful machine.

  512. mcnerd Says:

    I’m curious how a stripped gear requires replacement of the lower blade. Do these people really own a Ninja “grinder”?

  513. madriverwalker Says:

    I originally posted the correct 1 800 number to get ANY PART replaced free of charge, so go back and find that number (others have posted it too). They sent me a prepaid label for the part I needed replaced and to my surprise they sent me a completely new unit even though I just needed a new plastic gear assembly. Now that is the best customer service experience ever. My Ninja is perfect and my salsa delectable, and my smoothies ambrosia! I couldn’t be happier.

  514. george mullen Says:

    we need a part for our processor that we have bought less than 6 months ago, lower blade for the Master prep bowl, the plastic gear on the top that goes into the motor is worn, it makes the blade wobble which could be dangerous. how do we about getting a replacement?

    george mullen
    1800 dartmouth drive
    norristown, pa 19401

  515. Pat Says:

    Hi George:

    The plastic gears do not wear out if used correctly. You must take extra care to turn the lid in a clockwise direction until it drops the extra 1/4 inch. The same for the motor, it must be turned until it “seats” firmly in place. If it does not, manurally turn the blades from the plastic piece at the top a bit until the motor fits snugly in place. I have had mine over 6 months using it all the time with care and no problems.

    The company is excellent and I am sure that you will be satisfied with their excellent service. Call 1-800-361-4639.

  516. lisa Says:

    I bought a ninja a few months back n registered its warranty with you and the motor is gone how do I get in touch with a live person to see what the next step is?

  517. mcnerd Says:

    Hopefully you did not register with ‘us’ because we’re all just customers and this is not the Ninja product website, but you can read a few threads back and get the 800# to call.

    How does one burn out a motor that is just supposed to be pulsed for a few seconds at a time?

  518. george Says:

    bought a ninja less then 6 month ago, tried to grind 6 icecubes, the end of the plastic shaft that goes into the motor split, contacted ninja people, it is going to cost us about 26.00 dollars for a replacement part, what can we do? I guess we are stuck, we have to buy it, should have listened to my neice and bought the magic bullet.

  519. Betty Says:

    George, I think I read your comment before or one like it some where. Same complaint about ‘should have bought the Magic Bullet instead’. MY Magic Bullet lasted about 6 months and the motor burned up with my daughter making iced coffee daily for herself and son. She gave up on those but my grandson now uses my Vita Mix for his. None of them have tried my Ninja which is working just great for me so far. The Magic Bullet is still out there at our local Costco, maybe you should go out and get one.

  520. GADECO Says:

    PASTOR GARY COMPTON,
    I DON’T WORK FOR THE COMPANY BUT I CAN ASSURE YOU THIS NINJA MUST BE TREATED LIKE A LADY OR SHE WILL FLAT QUIT. I WOULD SUGGEST BUYING ONE FROM SAM’S COST $49.88 + TAX (MOD. # CB1003 12 PIECES)THEN IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS YOU CAN RETURN IT. I UNDERSTAND YOU HAVE 90 DAYS TO TRY IT OUT. READ THE OWNERS MANUAL CAREFULLY FROM FRONT TO BACK. IT WILL GIVE YOU MANY YEARS OF SERVICE IF YOU TREAT IT LIKE A LADY . I USE 8 OF THEM, NOW, IN MY FOOD MINISTRY. I HAVE REPLACED THE GEARS IN ONE WHICH I PURCHASED WHEN THEY FIRST CAME OUT. I NOW COLLECT THEM FROM THE LADIES AT CHURCH WHEN THEY THROW THEM AWAY. I FIX THEM. AND GET TO KEEP THEM UNTIL THEY FIND OUT I HAVE REPAIRED THEM AND USING IN MY MINISTRY.. THEN THEY TAKE THEM BACK……REMEMBER EVERY TOOL HAS ITS OWN JOB. NEVER USE A HAMMER FOR A SCREWDRIVER OR A SCREWDRIVER FOR A HAMMER….
    THE COMPANY IS EXCELLENT AND I AM SURE THAT YOU WILL BE SATISFIED WITH THERE SERVICE. CALL 1-800-361-4639.
    ONE LAST THOUGHT, REMEMBER YOU ARE THE ONE WITH THE BRAIN AND THE NINJA HAS NONE. IF THAT DOESN’T TELL YOU SOMETHING, YOU SHOULDN’T BE USING ANYTHING WITH A MOTOR OR ANYTHING WITH MORE THAN ONE PART…..
    GOD BLESS & GOOD LUCK TO ALL
    GADECO@aol.com

  521. Marshall Says:

    I saw the “pro” product at Sam’s Club yesterday with the black, 450-watt motor. For $49 you get the large 48 container with the 3 double blades plus 3 of the small containers with the double blades. The package doesn’t have the 40-ounce container, which may be the most useful size. For this weekend (August 6-8), most Sam’s are having an open house and non-members can buy products for the same price as members. I don’t know how returns are handled for non-members.

  522. Eric Egland Says:

    Do you ship to Australia?

    Regards,

    Eric

  523. Marshall Says:

    The new Ninja pro is online at Bed Bath & Beyond for $59.99. I called 2 stores and one had it in stock. With the 20% off coupon that BB&B often mail out, that brings it down to $48 plus tax. This is the package with one each of the 3 size bowls, which is probably more useful than the deal at Sam’s Club which lacks the medium size one. I have asked twice about BB&B’s return policy on this item and both times I was told it was an open-end policy…if the item ever breaks they will refund or replace. That’s rather amazing. You should keep your receipt but if you don’t keep it and you paid with a credit card, they can usually find your purchase in their system.

  524. duaned Says:

    This is a great product. Purchased at Sam’s for $49 with two extra small bowls included! Use it often for smoothies and iced coffee. REALLY sharp blades. Watch it!! I was easily cut with general handling. It does a great job – getting produce from the garden and will be making salsa with the Ninja. Cleans up easily in the dishwasher. Check the small flexible washer in the lids that keeps the mixed contents from getting to the motor. Easily comes lose but NOT A PROBLEM. Can’t be ordered as a separate part unfortunately. Buy this and enjoy – works great.

  525. george mullen Says:

    we bought this about six months ago, but never used it until last month, tried to grind up six ice cubes, had the motor seated properly etc, it made a couple of turns, the plastic gear broke, it became useless, we finally found out where to get a replacement part;, no guarantee or nothing like they advertise on tv, replace any part free, it cost us 18.00 dollars plus shipping and handling, ove3r 26.00 dollars in all for the replacement, in my estimation this is nothing but a piece of junk, i should have listened to my neice and bought the magic bullet, she bought hers a couple of years ago, uses it everyday and is still going strong. we didn’t get a decent recipe book with it likes the magic bullet does.

  526. mcnerd Says:

    Wow, bad vibes over not getting a recipe book for a blender. Yes you should have followed the directions of your niece and gotten that thing with the recipe book. The Ninja was not made for Bullet-type people it seems.

  527. Richard Says:

    Question to george mullen: how many Magic Bullets does your company sell per month?

    Richard

  528. george mullen Says:

    I was emailed and asked how many magic bullets are sold a month, I don’t know, and don’t care, but I am sure it be at least 1 for this month because we are going out today and buy one today.

  529. george mullen Says:

    just received an email telling me I should have bought the one with the recipe book, forget the recipe book, I should have bought the one that showed the Ninja on TV, grinding up Ice, like I said before we put a few ice cubes in the Ninja and it stripped the gear, then when I wrote about it, I was told I probably did ;not have the motor seated properly, what an excuse, the gear is made of plastic and the end of the spline wore causeing it now not to seat properly.

  530. mcnerd Says:

    “I was told I probably did ;not have the motor seated properly, what an excuse, the gear is made of plastic…”

    Yes, what an excuse, for YOU to make. Most things today are made of plastics. Yes the early Ninja had a softer plastic gear than was needed to deal with people without common sense, but the company replaces it for free with an improved gear. But the problem really is not the gear, but the person trying to operate the unit without applying common sense.

  531. Pat Says:

    George:
    Did you call the company to let them know what happened. By the stories in this blog, whenever anyone called they immediately remedied the problem. Unfortunately they have had to replace a lot of machines because of ‘operator error’ and they have done it without complaint. If you have read all of the stories in this blog you will know that the Magic Bullet does not come anywhere close to the operation of a Ninja. I would not trade mine for anything. Call them at 1-800-361-4639 and let us know how you make out.

  532. george mullen Says:

    reply from mcnerd, says the ninja was made for people with common sense and they would replace parts free, HA HA, it cost me on most 27.00 , what kind of common sense does a person to need to push down top, if they would have spendt a couple of more bucks, when they made the ninja, they would have put a steel spline on both ends of the shaft, who ever heard of putting soft plastic on a motor operated pc. of eqipment that is supposed to operate at a high speed, and again I ask, why couldn’t the ninja grind up a few ice cubes like they show on tv?
    also what kind of company sells products, with no address where they come from, or phone #, you have to go on the internet to get any results.

  533. Pat Says:

    George:

    I have ground up too many ice-cubes to count and they turn out exactly like shown on television. I have one of the earlier models with the weaker plastic and use mine several times a week, making sure each time that both the lid and motor assembly are ‘seated’ correctly.

  534. mcnerd Says:

    Same for me and my Ninja never gets unplugged since it is used daily since I first bought it almost 1 year ago (as proved by the first comments above). No complaints whatsoever.

  535. george mullen Says:

    Thank you Author Pat

    I took your advise and called the 800 number, they were very nice and said it was possible that the machine was defective, how ever I do not think that was the case, I think just the plastic spline was. anyway they offered to replace the whole thing if necessary, and also will give us credit for part we paid for, thanks again, Pat, you were very helpful instead of some of the comments I received, like it takes common sense to use the machine and maybe my wife didnot have it seated properly. thanks again, I see that not every body that owns ones of these machines is so inconsidered.

    george

  536. Pat Says:

    Hi George:

    Thank you very much for your nice comments. I have never had to call the company but had read testimonials of people who were very unhappy when they called. They did a complete turn-around after speaking with the company as in every case the company replaced their part or the full unit for no cost. I live on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada and we cannot buy them in Canada yet. I have many friends waiting to purchase one. I bought mine in Hawaii last December. After I sent the message off to you, I called that number and asked them when they are coming to Canada. She told me very shortly and that Canada Tire will be carrying them. It is a large auto/hardware chain up here. Glad that everything turned out for you.
    Cheers! Pat

  537. Latina Says:

    I just want to say that I have had my Ninja for almost a year now and have used it nearly every single day and all I can say is it is FABULOUS!!!!!! I am so happy with this product and I can assure you I am VERY skeptical of as seen on TV products because believe me I have been very disappointed in the past, but if you are considering getting one of these I very HIGHLY reccommend it. This product does exactly as they claim, I grind ice in it all the time and it’s perfect snow and the smoothies this item makes is phenomenal, so very smooth and creamy and I don’t even need to add milk or anything just frozen fruit and a little juice. I just saw the infomercial for the new ninja professional and I can say that I am so excited and can’t wait to get the new one. I have no problem with the old one but if this one does so well already I can only imagine what three sets of blades would do! So like I said, this product has already lasted me a year and I couldn’t be happier with it so I feel I have already gotten my moneys worth tenfold and recommend it to everyone. One thing I have heard people say is that ordering from the comanydirectlt is costly so I do recommend getting it from another store so you don’t have to pay the extra shipping and handling and you can just return there if not happy with it, I got mine at KOHLs and it was a great price. So I hope everyone enjoys there Ninjas!!!

  538. rosangela Says:

    this ninja master is 110 or 220v? thanks

  539. mcnerd Says:

    Sold in the USA it is 100v 60 cycle. If sold in other countries it would need to be 220 and have a different plug.

  540. mcnerd Says:

    Sold in the USA it is 120v 60 cycle. If sold in other countries it would need to be 220 and have a different plug.

  541. Drema Hughart Says:

    I dearly loved my Ninja & took very good care of it.Noticed it wasn’t sitting down in slot as easy last week. Used it yesterday & little grommet was missing but then found it on bottom of ninja. Now ninja won’t align up with blade stem or go on it. Only had it about 3 mons. Now Samms has professional for $50 but if it only lasts say 6mons. bad investment!!

  542. PAT Says:

    Hi Derma:

    Call Customer Service 1-800-361-4639 and after you tell then your story, let us know what happened. Pat

  543. christina Says:

    I called about a month as there was a problem with my main unit and two of the blades. An account was created for me and you needed a four digit code from the plug – I called back with it and they said they would send my new unit out – I still haven’t received my product?

  544. alixandra mixon Says:

    just got it,made awsome frappes, bought mine at macys.com for 29.99 + $6.00 shipping

  545. Barb Frantz Says:

    Hello,
    I purchased a Ninja Master Prep recently (June) and am anxious to get started. So, I finally got it out only to find that there are no recipes etc. There is a recipe-ish something printed on a large fold-out showing how to make salsa. Actually it only says things like…’put the ingredients in first’ No mention of how much etc. There have to be some recipes that are specific to the Ninja. In the ad online it states that a recipe book comes with the Ninja Master Prep. However there was none. So, I guess I’m going to make salsa and cappuccino the rest of my life. I’d like instructions about how to chop nuts, how to make other quick dishes etc. etc. There do not seem to be much in the way of recipes online either.

    Thanks for your help. My address, if you have any books or recipes….5674 S. Iddings Rd., West Milton, OH 45383

  546. mcnerd Says:

    There is a Ninja cookbook, but you have to buy it separately. Personally I use it just like any other Blender when things need to be chopped or blended. Then I just put the item in and push the pulse button for a few seconds until I get the consistency I want. Its just that the Ninja does the job much better because of the extra set of blades.

    Here’s a recipe though for you, so you aren’t stuck with salsa and cappuccino the rest of your life:

    Ninja Creamy Italian Dressing

    1/2 cup olive oil
    2 oz parmesan cheese
    2 garlic cloves, peeled
    3 Tbs red wine vinegar
    1 Tbs mayonnaise
    3 Tbs sour cream
    1/2 tsp italian seasoning
    3 basil leaves, fresh
    salt, to taste
    pepper, to taste

    1. Place all ingredients in the Master Prep Pitcher. Secure the top and pulse in quick bursts for 45 seconds, until smooth and frothy.

    2. Salt and pepper to taste before serving over your favorite salad. For best flavor, refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving to let the flavors mingle.

    Servings: 6

    Prep Time:: 1 minute

  547. Amy Says:

    If you buy the Ninja from Walmart, Macys, Sams, QVC, etc. can u still call Ninja directly for help to send any replacement parts? Basically, can u still get a warranty with Ninja directly if you don’t buy it from them directly? I am thinking that you probably can’t, so to be on the safe side I was thinking I would probably order directly from their website even though I am not happy abut the extra cost. I appreciate any help any1 is able to offer. TY.

  548. PAT Says:

    Hi Amy:

    The warranty is valid wherever you purchase your Ninja. It is my understanding that if buy from QVC and something goes wrong, you have to send it back to them and YOU pay shipping charges. If you buy it locally you just return it to the store or call the manufacturers 1-800 number and they will look after you. If you read the reports above, you will see that the manufacturer is excellent with reports of failure. I caution you that you READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY and be sure that when you use your Ninja that when putting the lids on that you give them at least a quarter turn to make sure they sit down (seat) firmly on the container and that you also turn the motor part until it also slips downward snuggly over the gears. This machine is ment to pulse only and not hold down the power to keep it running. Do not run for more than 10 seconds at a time and you will love your machine.

  549. joan Says:

    Hi, well i’ve had a ninja at work for about a month, and 2 other cooks use it besides me, and it gets used alot,is still going strong, in fact my superviser purchased 2 more for the other 2 kitchens. I also just made my first smoothie- awsmoe!!!!!!!!!!!!

  550. mary Says:

    Bought one today at Sam’s Club for $50.00..I’ve gone through 2 Bullet blenders. I was a bit skeptical but it is easy to return at Sam;s Club. This little machine is fantastic.Between making a frozen coffee drink to
    guacamole..it is worth the investment

  551. missy Says:

    So my fiance bought me my ninja at walmart in elyria about a month ago..I love it….enough said!

  552. dawn Says:

    I Hate this product, I got it for christmas used it three times, And the PLASTIC GEAR ASSEMBLY STRIPPED OFF. I can no longer use it and I CANNOT get it replaced or my money back. What a ripoff.

  553. Getitright112 Says:

    My goodness, that is AWFUL. I just don’t understand it though.Did you actually read the directions? IF followed correctly you should have had not problem. I use my 2-3 times a DAY. Yes, daily, not 3 times in 9 months and I have no problems with the gears stripping. BUT if I did not make sure the motor fit properly on the Prep bowl I am positive the gears would be stripped by now for sure.

    If you really need help check out #531 what Pat posted about the right phone number to call.

  554. Pat K Says:

    I just bought my Ninji at Walmart for $39.95. Upon checking out, they offered me a full new replacement for a year for $3.00. I thought that was reasonable and bought it too. Will be using my Ninji in the next few days. Does anyone know if the new design is the one that is in local stores now? Walmart goes through their stock quickly so I’m thinking my unit has the new design. Thanks for all of your comments and recipes, they were helpful in making my decision to purchase my new Ninji! PK

  555. mcnerd Says:

    I believe the original models are/were versions QB900 and QB950. The newer models should be higher than that.

  556. Pat K Says:

    McNerd, Thanks for responding. The one I have is model QB900B. It sounds like this may still be the old design. I did notice from pictures that the older ones were blue in color and mine is silver. Not sure if this means anything! If anyone knows what the resigned models are, please let me know. Thanks!

  557. Getitright112 Says: