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!
I had a very bad experience with another manufacturer's blender which was supposedly made for making smoothies, which I had bought at Target. It failed on the very first use and I returned it to Target for a prompt and easy refind.
In contrast, the Ninja is phenonominal and works better than I had expected. Whether making a frozen smoothie or whipped protein shake or whatever, this device rocks! Fast, efficient, easy to clean and reassemble, this device surpasses my best expectations. Now I know why the leading consumer reports organization rated it a best buy.
Don't waste your money on anything else.
I purchased this on the black friday weekend sale for a great price! It performs well and chops effortlessly! Everything comes out quite small, so it's not great for chopping, but the blades are sharp, precise and easy to clean. My biggest complaint is the amount of veggies that get stuck up in the lid, even if you are just dicing garlic.
I would buy it again!
This blender is amazing- easy to use, very easy to clean as compared to the conventional kitchen blender, and works amazingly.
The small cup is great for personal sized smoothies/shakes, chopping up veggies for salsa, etc. The larger one is the big kahuna. It can chop up anything you put in there. The multiple blade technology is genius and makes for a smooth drink with long pulses or even chopped foods with the pulses. Would definitely recommend this product to anyone!!