I got this as a wedding gift and i feel in love after the first use. It makes chopping up ingredients for salsa, omletes, etc so easy! Ive had other choppers that i would have to dice up quite a bit before even putting it in the chopper but thats not necessary with the Ninja. Sad part, I just moved to Italy, in the military, and i have yet to be able to find it in my boxes. Maybe buying a new one soon...i cant imagine going back to not having one!
I've had the Ninja for two months now. It's fast, effective and does the job. I will concede that it is loud, but you are only running it for short bursts anyway. In short, this is an excellent blender for smoothies, etc. Another reviewer questioned the strength of the gear that turns the blade, I see absolutely no sign of wear in mine after using 5-6 times per week for two months. Perhaps they asked it to do too much. This is not what I would call a "heavy duty"unit, so if you don't push it too hard, it should work just fine.
I love this appliance! I put in frozen banana pieces, a little cinnamon and yum! Ice cream.
Also added a little fruit and sometimes pumpkin for different flavor combinations.
The price was great and delivery prompt!
We bought this a few weeks ago and have made everything from margaritas to smoothies to cookies in it. This blender does everything it says it does - crushes ice in seconds, effortlessly, with no large pieces. Clean up is easy - all of the attachments are dishwasher safe. It's worth paying the extra money - you do get what you pay for and this will be in our kitchen for a very long time!