I have been making healthy breakfast smoothies in a blender and they are okay....so I thought maybe I was being too extravigant. Not so. This makes a healthy smoothie in a flash and is easier to clean. It processes food faster and gets a smoother consistency. I love the bullet. It saves me so much time... I cook a lot and make a lot of healthy veggie dishes...I often need small amounts for bases to sauces and the blender is a pain for that... The bullet is perfect and even allows me to cook fancier dishes. I LOVE IT!
I've had this blender for about 6 months and so far it's meeting all my needs- smoothies, soups, whatever. I haven't had any problems with ice as some other reviewers have mentioned- I think maybe they just didn't do it right. The only thing that took a bit of getting used to was the lid. I've always have "regular" blenders where you can take off the top any way you like. Having to push a little button all the time was different, but no set back. I tell anyone who wants a blender to invest in this. It's powerful- it will liquify anything. Sturdy- the base isn't going to dance across the counter if you put it on high. And clean up is easy. If you want a great blender, this is the way to go.
If you are thinking on buying the ninja blender1000 watts,think twice,it's not worht it.I bought it thinking that i was gonna get something good , but iwas wrong 'cause the osterizer that i still have was about to end thanks god, i did not throw it away .
When i first used it,it did not perform like they said it would.I had to unbox the old oste that i had somewhere to finish what the ninja could not.and i only paid [$} for my old [...].
what i don't understand is why a so expensive1000 watts blender can't do what a 450 watts blender does so easy.
I tested both with equal amount of vegies , fruit ,water and the winer is my old osterizer.Lesson learned
I think the good reviews come from guys who work for that company that makes the ninja blender