Review: Ninja Master Prep Review – Does it Really Work?

review ninja masterI am a Ninja in the kitchen.  That is, with my new Ninja Master Prep I am.

Have you seen the new commercials?  The Ninja Master Prep is a cross between a blender, a Magic Bullet and a food processor.  But does the Ninja Master really work?  YES!

This is a must have kitchen gadget for sure.  The Ninja comes with a 48 ounce pitcher for making drinks as well as a two cup processor bowl.  The motor moves from the pitcher to the processor, sitting easily on top of each.  The parts are dishwasher safe and BPA free.

The blending and chopping mechanism includes a stem with a double layer of blades.  This is where the Ninja surpasses similar products in the chopping and blending arena.  Most blenders and food processors chop the top layer of food while turning the bottom layer into mush. The Ninja actually chops food evenly throughout, resulting in a both a delicious and attractive salsa and more.

This weekend I’ve already prepared iced coffee, chopped vegetables for a casserole, made salsa and blended two fruit smoothies.  All of these were easy to make and blended or chopped perfectly.  The blades are sharp and the motor is powerful.

I’ve got kids who immediately wanted me to make “snow” with the Ninja Master Prep.  At first I was skeptical but then surprised.  This machine will actually shave whole cubes of ice, turning hard ice into fluffy “snow,” perfect for slushies, cold drinks and snow cones.

Finally, a note to those with gastroparesis like me.   Many of us rely on blenders to make smoothies and slushies that are easy for us to digest.  The Ninja Master Prep will not only chop down your food into any size you choose, but will also blend a perfect smoothie.  This chopper and blender is an excellent tool for the “GP” kitchen!

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  1. James Morrison
    08 October 2009, 11:24 am

    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.

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    Jane Burchfield Reply:

    response to James Morrison, I am an occupational therapist/hand therapist and have a suggestion if you are having trouble holding on to the “Master Pod”:If you use a grip pad which you can purchase at most dollar stores, or cut a piece of rubber shelf liner, and lay it on top of the pod, you will be able to hold it much easier. Jane B.

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  2. Frank Ferrell
    10 October 2009, 4:20 pm

    One review I read asked about how durable this kitchen gadget was. Especially the blades. Chopping up ice is like blending rocks. Ice cubes are extremely hard and I can’t imagine blades hold up very long to repeated blendings of icy drinks. This is fairly new on the market and I wander if anyone has had one long enough to see if it does hold up over time. If anyone knows, let us all in on it.

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    jp Reply:

    It doesn’t hold up on ice cubes. The blade assembly is plastic and if you try to crush too much ice at once the plastic shaft will round over. The first time I tried to make crushed ice it rounded off and I had to finish up with an old blender. NOT MADE FOR HEAVY OR HARD WORK.

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    Katherine Reply:

    JP, I only use mine for frozen fruit with smoothies and also I use it for softer things. I haven’t used it for a lot of ice… I appreciate the tip!

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    brown2353 Reply:

    I’ve had this for 2days now and I actually been having a great time with my blender it works like a charm and I love it smoothies and v8 -splashes is all i make I havent had any problems with the blades, and my next step is dinner, I already mix vegetables together so this will help when it up handy into meat loaf and things like that, since im already a ninja in the kitchen so this will def help me and now my son can help me even more since he loves to cook what a way to get my family together, My family loves my smoothies, so a better healthier family is on the way!

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    brown2353 Reply:

    works great and I feelit def worth the money!

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    brown2353 Reply:

    woorrkkkks awesome!

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    Dawn Reply:

    I have had my Ninja for months and everyday we make icees. mm mmm mmmm. I have had no troble with mine at all. I love it

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    bfloboy Reply:

    mine does a wonderful job on ice, had it for several months now, make blended drinks 4 to5 times/wk.
    love it, planning on getting another for summer place.

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    Denise Reply:

    I’ve had my Ninja for over a year and have used it repeatedly to crush ice for drinks. I usually add about 2 cups at a time when crushing, haven’t had any problems and love, love, love my Ninja!

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    jay Reply:

    “wonder” not wander

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    Nita Reply:

    Glad to see I’m not the only one…typo’s and grammar boo-boo’s stick out like neon billboards!! Of course, this irritates my family to no end, but one must use the talents they are given :-) Comes in handy in my line of work, too!

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    Nita Reply:

    Oops, ‘boo-boos’ not ‘boo-boo’s’ (hate it when I’M the one doing it!!)

  3. Katherine from Agoosa
    10 October 2009, 11:29 pm

    Hi Frank! I just emailed my contact for the company and asked if the bladed hold up… and if they don’t, are they guaranteed and will they be replaced. I’ll post when I get an answer!

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    grammarpolice Reply:

    “If the blade would hold up”

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  4. Lynn Tyler Texas
    11 October 2009, 4:39 pm

    I just purchased mine, and decided to test it right away used the small cup and the recipe for country chicken salad, I was extremely amazed at how quickly I was done to include the cleanup. I was able to do a taste and consistency test and was very satisfied, however as the question posted above I too and wondering about the blades and will they also be replacable?
    Thanks for such a cool product.

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  5. Cindy
    15 October 2009, 1:04 am

    I love my Ninja, between it an my Vita Mix I have everything I could want. I just made a sorbet and it was wonderful, it fluffed up so much I had to store 1/2 in the greezer and I only used 8 strawberries and Ice.
    It chooped my dinner sald nicely, it is not perfect but what is.

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  6. admin
    15 October 2009, 2:21 pm

    Cindy and Lynn, thanks for posting! Lynn, I talked to the PR rep about the blades and she said that one of the big things the company is promoting is the sturdiness of the blades. She is contacting the company to let me know about warranty, but she did stress that they are very durable.

    Lynn, that’s funny about the sorbet. I made strawberry smoothies and had to freeze half of them because it made so much. Maybe because the blades shave the ice so well, adding to the volume.

    I would LOVE some new recipes for the Ninja! If any of you make something tasty with your Ninja Master Prep, would you mind posting about it? Katherine from Agoosa

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    Gus Reply:

    No so luck here. Tried to make a smoothy with some ice about a cup or 2 and end up shredding some of the plastic which ended up in the drink and my daughter ended up swallowing a sharp piece before we realized what had happened. I count 9 other piece of plastic which I saved in a baggy. It had better not hurt my girl or there will be heck to pay. They measured up to a 1/2 inch. she complained about something scratching her throat. I am steaming to say the least. I’m getting my money back funny the 800 number doesn’t work. I get the number you dialed is not in service.

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    Missy Reply:

    I think you must have put the blades togather wrong. I did the same thing.

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  7. VMR
    16 October 2009, 7:17 pm

    I have 3 concerns:
    1. How easy is it to clean? As you all know, the more parts, the more tedious it is to clean.
    2. Does it have safety features to prevent kids (and even adults) from using it without the designed container?
    3. Were can I get the discount code?

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  8. admin
    16 October 2009, 10:11 pm

    VMR, I can easily say the cleanup is FAST. Everything is dishwasher safe except for the power unit. I hand wash the blades because I am afraid someone will reach into the dishwasher and cut themselves. But the pitcher and cup go right in and wash up easily in the machine. The top is dishwasher safe as well. There are only three pieces to wash – the lid, the bowl and the blades. No difficult areas to clean out at all.

    The power unit resembles an egg and does not have blades on it. So if you push the button you can’t get hurt. Furthermore, when it is attached to the blades you have a lid in between you and the blades. I let my eight year old power the unit while I watch.

    I don’t know about a discount code. I am still waiting on the answer about the blade warranty, so I will ask about a discount code as well.

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    victoria Reply:

    this thing doesnt make vegetable juices . . it doesnt chop veggies fine enuf. . and why no response to dude who said plastic broke off in his daughters drink?

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    Katherine Reply:

    Victoria, I would like to know about the plastic as well that went in his daughters drink!

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  9. Lisa
    18 October 2009, 6:30 pm

    I’m going to take your advice. Just bought one today in Platinum color from QVC. $53.12 comes with (2) 48 oz pitchers, and (2) Chopper bowls. They do offer the cookbook for an additional charge of somewhere around $20. I am not sure whether to buy it or just search the net for the tried and trusted recipes. I’ll be very appreciative of any recipes anyone would like to share. I can’t wait for mine to arrive now after reading all of your reviews. Thanks all! :)

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    dru Reply:

    Lisa, i would NOT spend all that $$$ for a cookbook. just take some time n “wander” the net…..u’ll find more recipes. it’ll take a bit of time but u’ll find em….
    i bet that cookbook will also have S&H along with it….
    dru

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  10. Emily
    18 October 2009, 9:31 pm

    I saw the QVC special today, but decided against it when I found out that Bed Bath and Beyond (as well as Kohls) had them on sale for 49.99. In addition, I was able to apply a 20% off coupon to my purchase at BB and B which brought total (including tax) to $41 and change. I’m looking forward to trying it out.

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    ida Reply:

    I just bought the Ninja to make smoothies but leaves it too icey. I used my reg blender. but the ninja would really work good for margaritas. sams club has the ninja for 39.99

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    Katherine Reply:

    Ida… sounds GREAT…!! Margaritas from the Ninja… haven’t tried that yet!

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    Mike Reply:

    I’ve had my Ninja about 3 days and used it about 20 times. Chop the ice 1st and it won’t leave ice chunks in the drink or smoothie. This thing is soooo cool. As for safety, it has to be in place and the blade shaft has to be inserted properly into the motor or it won’t pulse. If you think it isn’t working, it’s not set up right. Don’t ‘rip’ the power head off, wait for things to stop and you won’t round off the shaft. Take your time, it is a very quick processor! Look for recipes online and save the 20 dollars. I looked for “orange julius”, read 5 recipes and made up my own. It was great!

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    Katherine Reply:

    Mike, would you share your personal orange julius recipe? :)

  11. Diane
    18 October 2009, 10:31 pm

    Did the unit from BB&B have the extra pitcher and extra bowl or just one of each?

    Thanks

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  12. Jeff
    19 October 2009, 12:23 am

    Has anyone tried Pasta Dough in this? I’ve broke food processors making pasta dough and really don’t want to spend the money on this if plastic parts in the motor are going to give out after a few batches of dough.
    Aside from this concern, i’m pretty well sold on it.

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    admin Reply:

    I definitely would not use it for dough. This is more of a food chopper/drink mixer/blender. I believe it isn’t strong enough for dough and the dough would ooze out of the tiny hole on top as it is carried up the blades. That is about the only think I would not recommend this for. :)

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  13. Rick Stern
    21 October 2009, 12:56 pm

    I did contact the company and spoke with an Aimee Weber who told me she was a supervisor. This product has a ONE YEAR warrany..no matter what the website says! She told me to go to the back of the owners maual and that is what it shows, Needless to say, I cancelled my order from QVC. I have had no luck with EuroPro from their convection microwave to their vacumes. so BUYER BEWARE!

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  14. Dennis
    22 October 2009, 4:20 am

    I purchased mine (2 for the price of one) on QVC Total cost with shipping $93. I’ve used it twice and it worked fantastic. I highly recomend it. I used the Bullet and also woked fast but didn’t chop uniformly (mush on the bottom and lumps on top). The Ninja chopped perfect, everything was the same size. I’ve used it for making potato soup and also took a large piece of cooked steak and chopped it up for a creamed beef on toast recipe. I chopped the steak in about 2 1/2 seconds. Never hold the button down, just use 1 or 2 second pulses or you’ll end up with some beautiful baby food – opps, there you go, you can make some tasty dishes for your young ones. Sounds good, keep it going.

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  15. ELISA
    23 October 2009, 6:58 pm

    HAS ANYONE TRIED MAKING MASHED POTATOES IN THE NINJA?

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  16. Daphne
    27 October 2009, 9:34 pm

    I purchased mine from QVC as the TSV and I bought Bob Warden’s book to go along with it. He has a recipe for mashed potatoes in his book. :)

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  17. leslie diotte
    29 October 2009, 7:43 pm

    I just wanted everyone to know that Bed, Bath and Beyond sells the Ninja. If you use their 20% off coupon you can save $10.00.

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    admin Reply:

    Thanks Leslie! Those coupons at BB and B are GREAT!

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  18. ELISA
    29 October 2009, 8:07 pm

    they’re also selling it at sams club now. i bought the buy one get one free special on ninjaspecial.com. it works out to the same price as buying it at sams. but i think that 20% off is a great idea from BB&B.

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    admin Reply:

    Elisa, isn’t it funny how that works out… I’m surprised it equals out “Sam’s Club” vs “online.” I use my Ninja every few days w/o fail. My son is now addicted to my guacamole – “ninja style.”

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  19. gideon james
    31 October 2009, 1:11 am

    what’s the cost for the ninja and can I get one?

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    admin Reply:

    Here is the Ninja Master Prep website:
    http://www.ninjaoffer.com/

    Plus I know you can get it at Bed, Bath and Beyond. Where else have others gotten it?

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    Linda Reply:

    You can get it now at Big Lots. They have it on sale for $29.00.

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    Katherine Reply:

    Linda, THANK YOU! I love Big Lots but forget to drop in from time to time. I might get one for my mother for Christmas!

  20. Jeanne
    02 November 2009, 4:37 am

    I have yet to purchase one however I have seen the informercials afew late nights this week and actually commented to my friend about splitting the cost for 2/1 tv special – it is advertised for (3) payments of 19.99 which if it works and does what it says then it is well worth the $30 split … I do get discounts for both Kohls and BB&B so I need to know if this would be a better deal for one vs buying on tv ….

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  21. Jeanne
    02 November 2009, 4:43 am

    I just went to their website ‘ninja master prep’ and apparently did not pay attention to the informercial that S&H was $29.99 – I guess I will check out both Kohls and BB&B first … also, those wishing for more recipes can be found on that site as well.

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  22. ebrow
    02 November 2009, 6:43 am

    I went out to QVCs website tonight and did a cost comparison. They have a 2 pitcher, 2 container with lids and one ninja prep motor for 58.46. Now I figured since I wanted 2 ninja motors, I would order 2 and would get 4 pitchers and 4 contains with lids. So for 135.88 I received basically 2 extra pitchers and 2 containers with lids for 40.00 more than what is selling for the buy 1 get 1 free on ninjakitchen.com. I like to have extra accessories and save. This is one way of doing it. I believe. Hope this helps out. 11/1/09 ebrow

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    admin Reply:

    Thank you so much for sharing your Ninja comparison shopping – this is really helpful info!!

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  23. Dan
    04 November 2009, 2:35 am

    Has anyone tried making hummus? I tried hummus in a blender and it was just a huge burden on the motor. If it can stand up to hummus then I might give it a try.

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    admin Reply:

    I have not tried hummus but will do so this week and let you know. I think it would make hummus BEAUTIFULLY. I am able to make guacamole with onions, avocado, chunks of garlic, cilantro and more in a split second – the dual blades make this work quickly and well. I now have a taste for hummus so I’ll give it a go this weekend and let you know!

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    Paula Reply:

    I just made hummus. Turned out wonderfully.

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  24. Linda Larson
    08 November 2009, 11:04 am

    i checked at alot of bed bathand beyond–
    None of them had it and didnt even have it listed on the website–guess i will have to order from tv–

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  25. Todd L
    09 November 2009, 2:37 am

    beware! gears are made of plastic and are stripping and coming apart. Would never buy one again until they change the stem and gears to stainless steel to prevent from coming apart. Maybe someone has a connection to find out if they plan on beefing it up. to much power to be using plastic. If
    what i read on an earlier post is true, stating they will only cover for 1 year, i especially wouldnt trust them since website says lifetime. On the other hand if they honor the lifetime warranty how much is it going to cost you over a lifetime of sending them 14.95 everytime the gears strip out?
    Just a thought.

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    Gus Reply:

    Yes you are right this product does suck. Shredding is a big issue. Plus it gets into what ever you are blending. These guys should get sued for a crappy product.

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  26. Frank Ferrell
    10 November 2009, 9:30 pm

    Thanks Todd for your insightful review. Plastic gears are bad news. Ninja has a lot of hype and gimmicks–$29.90 S&H is ridiculous. And what about the warranty? Is it 1 year or lifetime? Buyer beware.

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  27. Crystal
    11 November 2009, 5:20 pm

    Mango Pina Coladas

    4 cups of Ice
    8 oz. of cream de Coconut
    8 oz. of pineapple juice
    8 oz. of Cruzan Mango Rum

    Put all ingredients in Ninja. Pulse a few times, then blend the rest. This is my special recipe. I tried it last night for the first time in the Ninja, and they weren’t lumpy!!! :)

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    Katherine Reply:

    Crystal, I am SO trying this!

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  28. Melissa Brandon
    12 November 2009, 1:34 pm

    The Ninja is widely available at Wal-Mart for $49.99. I plan on getting one.

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  29. Carmen
    12 November 2009, 2:36 pm

    Hey there Todd L.
    I’m interested in learning more about your use before the gears stripped. How many times you have used it, how many seconds or minutes each time, what foods you used. I only cook about once a week so I wonder if it is likely to break down on me. Thanks in advance for your time.

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    Katherine Reply:

    Yes, I would like to know about the stripped gears too. I use mine a lot but usually for soft foods like guacamole. No problems on my end, but looking at the gears I see they are indeed plastic and could be strippable.

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    Gus Reply:

    It’s stripped on both of my first 2 tries. On the second the sharp pieces got into the smoothies I was making. I did short bursts as it suggested and still it shredded. The pieces are sharp and measured up to 1/2 inch. Swallowing these would not be good for your health. I’m returning mine asap and getting my cash back. Gears should not strip so easily.

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  30. Carmen
    12 November 2009, 3:05 pm

    Me again. Has anyone also used the magic bullet and if so, will you compare?

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    Katherine Reply:

    Hi Carmen! I have a magic bullet. It works MUCH better and faster than the bullet. But it is like the bullet in that you do short bursts… you can’t “hold the button down” for very long or the motor burns out – exactly the way the bullet is designed. But you really use “bursts” with the Ninja – that is what works best – so this is not a problem. When I first used my magic bullet I was disappointed b/c it wasn’t like the commercials where you add all the stuff and mix and you are done. Instead I always have to manipulate it – shake it, etc. The ninja is not like that – but there have been a few times where I have had to open the top and use a spatula to scrape the sides so everything will blend – but I use bigger chunks that what the instructions say – so this is something I have probably caused myself. :)

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  31. Carmen
    14 November 2009, 5:14 am

    Just bought it at BB&B w/a 20% off coupon so I paid $40. Now I just have to find some recipes I’m interested in w/o having to spend another $20 plus $8 shipping for the recipe book. More later.

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    Katherine Reply:

    Carmen, what have you made so far! :)

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  32. chris
    14 November 2009, 4:09 pm

    has anyone used it to grind whole spices?

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    Katherine Reply:

    Chris, I don’t think it would work well with spices – just a personal opinion – because the blades are higher up – BUT.. I haven’t tried it so I would love to know if others have used it for spices!

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  33. Sanaid
    16 November 2009, 3:03 am

    Carmen, you can find recipes at this link:

    http://ninjakitchen.com/recipes.html

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  34. dale a
    16 November 2009, 5:10 am

    i baught mine from the infomercial and got the buy 1 get one free then i paid some extra to get a extra 1 of each size picture.and 1 extra pod and getting it in 5 days paid 140 all together also they are saying lifetime warrenty so i cant wait to get it..

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  35. Oliver
    17 November 2009, 10:47 pm

    I bought the Ninja from Target (through Amazon) just to make hummus. I only have a VitaMix and the small base didn’t do it and getting it out of the pitcher with the blades was a pain. I just made some in the Ninja. My recipe does not include oil. I put in one can of beans, one roasted red pepper, lemon juice, 2 Tbsp. of mustard and pulsed it. I had to take the spatula and scrape the sides. I added a little vegetable stock, pulsed it quite a few times and it came out great. Taking it out of the pitcher was a breeze as was the cleanup. I expect if you use oil, it will be fantastic.

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  36. Katherine
    18 November 2009, 4:50 am

    Oliver, I made hummus and you are right, it worked great in the ninja. And you know what? I hadn’t really realized how easy it is to clean. I scrape the food out and pop it in the dishwasher. Easy!

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  37. Melissa Brandon
    20 November 2009, 1:18 pm

    I bought mine a week ago, and have used it for both smoothies and chicken salad. It works GREAT.

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  38. Nicole
    20 November 2009, 8:59 pm

    Anyone know if there are different models? I see two listed on Amazon with a good size price difference. $53 vs $87? ship weight is different too (6lbs vs 8lbs) but cant see that additional items are shipped with the more expensive version. Am I missing something???

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  39. Nicole
    20 November 2009, 9:13 pm

    I think I just figured it out. Sold by someone other than Amazon. A reseller.

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  40. Sharon
    22 November 2009, 4:24 pm

    Has anyone tried to make veggie drinks in it such as homemade V-8 (tomatos, cerely, carrots, etc.). Trying to drop a few pounds, of course isn’t everyone

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    Katherine Reply:

    I know that tomatoes are easily blended in the Ninja. I think if you chopped the celery and carrots before blending, they would probably be fine. Has anyone done this?

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  41. Lisa
    25 November 2009, 11:23 pm

    I’m heartbroken. This WAS the coolest little gadget. I loved it. I used it every day for about a month and I made all kinds of goodies in it. But the Master Pod is stripping even though I have been all kinds of careful due to reading that this was happening to people on the QVC web site which is where I got it. I am so bummed. It appears the motor is too strong for the plastic material it is constructed from. You have no idea how disappointing this is, because when it was working…it was ABSOLUTELY AWESOME :(

    Farewell, Ninja…I will miss you!

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    Katherine Reply:

    Oh no Lisa! Have you contacted the company to see if they will replace it?

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  42. Andrea
    26 November 2009, 7:11 am

    I had the Ninja for about a month. I got it from QVC. It simply stopped working. The blades will turn with nothing in it but it can’t even chop a few blueberries. QVC will send me another one and if it happens again then I’ll return it. The warranty that comes with it is for a yr and it costs 14.95 for S&H. I posted a review on the Q website. There are others like mine.

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  43. Andrea
    28 November 2009, 11:34 pm

    After reading more reviews about gears stripping I simply returned it to the Q for a full refund. The warranty is useless because you have to pay postage to return it and then $14.95 for S&H.

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  44. Lois
    29 November 2009, 6:05 pm

    Sam’s Club has 1 pitcher and 3 bowls for $49. I think the 3 bowls are more useful than getting 2 pitchers, 2 bowls at QVC. So far I’ve made the included recipe book’s Guacamole and it is really a delicious version. It is so fast, an easy cleanup and fun! Follow directions for cutting many things in a 1 inch size and not too small.

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  45. Kristin
    01 December 2009, 7:15 am

    I ordered my Ninja 9 days ago and paid for the “priority” shipping which said I’d get in in 5-7 days… it’s not here yet… I am allowing for a few extra days given the Thanksgiving holiday, but if I don’t get it soon, this will NOT be a good start to my experience. I’m actually getting a little nervous with the comments about the gears stripping… hoping it won’t be an issue for me. I hope to have it soon and find out! :)

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  46. Stacey
    02 December 2009, 9:13 am

    I just bought mine today at Kmart. They are selling them for $45. Haven’t tried it yet. Looks like it might be fun to use.

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  47. Clarence
    05 December 2009, 5:00 pm

    Hello everyone, I just saw an informercial for the Ninja and ran across this site whilst researching it. I wanted to say how much I appreciate having these reviews, especially from Lisa and Andrea, who took the time to comment after they’d used the product for a while. I found another review site on which there is a 2009-12-03 post where a support rep from the company said they’ve recently started using reinforced (still) plastic gears. I think I’ll wait a few weeks and see how people to buy that fare.

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  48. kathy
    05 December 2009, 6:05 pm

    I am so bummed. Got mine from QVC, used it twice, and the gears tore up. Hubby says i got ripped off. I think the post above about the motor being too strong for the plastic gears is right. Not sure what i will do with it now – I emailed the Ninja customer support, and will check the QVC web site for options. But I don’t have the box any longer….

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  49. J Jones
    11 December 2009, 8:18 am

    I have read a lot of the reviews for this product on QVC. Over 20 of them have one glaring complaint: the plastic gear on the blade stripped by the second or third use. This seems like a major problem. Is this something that anyone else in this forum has experienced or heard? I would like to purchase this product….but not if the blade gears are going to strip almost immediately. I also heard/read that this product is put out by EuroPro. This company has had a somewhat problematic track record with kitchen products.

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  50. Brooks
    19 December 2009, 8:13 pm

    My Montel Healthmaster motor burned up yesterday mashing potatoes. Their customer service was super and they are sending me a pre-paid mailing slip and canceling my charges.
    The Ninja will probably do 80% of the jobs non-vegan might want. The green smoothies aren’t going to be as smooth though.
    I’m going to see how this Ninja works before buying another BIG blender. I have used a smaller DeLonghi with a single blade for years and the gears are doing fine..

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  51. Allison :)
    23 December 2009, 9:13 am

    After reading all of the very helpful reviews ((every single one)) I am convinced that the Ninja is definitely a better buy versus the Magic Bullet. Unfortunately, I have a hunch “Santa” ;) already purchased the Magic Bullet for me due to the fact that I have been raving about it for the past month! I was convinced that the Bullet was the best thing out there, but now you all have me convinced! Thanks for being so informative!

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    Katherine Reply:

    What did you get, Allison?

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  52. angelbtx
    27 December 2009, 1:33 am

    just got one(ninja) for x mas just wondering if any one has had any problems get the motor or gears replaced?

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    Katherine Reply:

    My gears appear to be fine, but from what I understand, they company is making stronger gears that won’t strip. I’m sure you will love your Ninja!

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  53. Dana
    27 December 2009, 10:04 pm

    Just got my Ninja for Christmas. I made some ham salad and it chopped it up great, not too much and not too little. The recipe pamplet you get with it is not very good. Who eats that stuff. Came online to get some better receipes. I also agree with the review about it not having anything to hang on to with the top piece. slippery hands and its headed for the floor or hopefully just the counter.

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  54. angelbtx
    28 December 2009, 3:06 am

    if my gears wear out soon r they covered in warranty or am i going to have to pay more money? also is there anything or anyone that can verify they right warranty one year or lifetime please let me know i really like my ninja but don’t want to get swindled thanx.

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  55. Terihp
    29 December 2009, 7:16 pm

    I got my for xmas and just love it. Does anyone know how to make ice cream?

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  56. Pam
    03 January 2010, 10:36 pm

    Just found it at Ralphs supermarket in California for $24.99!! Now I’m willing to try it!

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    Katherine Reply:

    Wow what a GREAT price! Have you tried it yet?

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  57. Judy
    10 January 2010, 12:00 am

    I purchased two from TV infomercial for my married children. Daughter had a new Cuisinart food processor and suggested that I keep the Ninja. I have used it one time (to chop celery, bell pepper, and onion) and the gears are alreadly stripped. Called the company, and they are sending me a new motor head, and two new blades free of charge, since the purchase was less than a month old.

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    Katherine Reply:

    Wow. You would think the company would have tested the product enough to know if the gears are stripped. I LOVE my ninja, but I mostly used it for guacamole – not a lot of chopping. I might use it two times a week and that’s all and I do see a tiny bit of wear. I will hate it if they DO strip more!

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  58. Jenifer & Isaac
    13 January 2010, 9:58 am

    We love the ninja. I wanted the bullet originally, but I’m glad my husband talked me into this. We’ve only made smoothies, and Ice cream and such so far, no dinner type food, but my husband has put it through a lot so far and it’s still working great. he even got a bunch of ice and made a snow ball for my daughters (we’re in Hawaii, they were very impressed). I’m hoping we got the “improved” motor head that won’t strip at all or at least not very easily, but from what I’ve been reading, if it does, we’ll call up the co. and it should be easy to get a replacement.. over all opinion, the ninja is awesome!

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  59. Gail
    23 January 2010, 8:37 pm

    Love my ninja, but agree recipe book that came with it is very lame… we need some gooooood recipes.. I am having the s over to make greeting cards and fruit smoothies is on the beveridge list.. anyone got a good recipe?

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  60. Mary
    27 January 2010, 10:36 am

    Has anyone tried leaving on stems for grapes, leaving on core of pineapple, strawberry leaves, white pith on oranges, etc.? Or tried to make rice flour out of rice, corn flour out of corn, etc.? I am wondering what the end product is like. I was thinking of getting the Blendtec from Costco. It is bigger and more expensive. Would love to save the money and big Ninja.

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    Katherine Reply:

    Honestly, I think for bigger jobs with harder things to blend, a higher end blender would be better until the Ninja gets metal gears. I think the plastic gears might not be able to hold up to hulls, corn, etc.

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    dru Reply:

    my ? is…..why would u wanna put all the “junk” in?

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  61. Cynthia Butler
    28 January 2010, 5:57 am

    Email me when they go to metal gears. Then I want one for sure. I think they have a great thing going here when they get the machine itself constructed correctly.

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    Katherine Reply:

    I’ll certainly let everyone know when I hear about metal gears. Mine are showing a TINY bit of wear… but I blend mostly soft things.

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  62. paulyDubbs
    28 January 2010, 3:11 pm

    the best deal is on tv i got a two sets of large and small bowl along with two ninja motors for $88 including the shipping but its like paying $60 for one (3pmts of 19.99) then $30 for another one ($29 to ship) i’m so satisfied i gave one to mom and me and my fiance are in love with fresh fruit smooties.. it brings out the taste better then anything we’ve ever had!!!!!!!

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    Katherine Reply:

    I am STILL loving my Ninja. I’ll have to try the fruit smoothies. We are stuck on guacamole – LOVE the stuff and make it weekly with the Ninja. :)

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    Katherine Reply:

    Would you mind sharing your recipe for fruit smoothies?

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    Betsy Reply:

    I used a bullet and I just bought ninja. I heard to make sure the blades are seated properly before starting.
    My favorite smoothie is with frozen strawberries & peaches(60-40%), vanilla slim fast powder, and skim milk. Comes out like a milk shake. Slimfast adds sweetness and vanilla flavor.

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  63. Patty
    30 January 2010, 11:14 pm

    Got the 2 for one online. I kept one and gave one to my skeptical sister who cooks a lot more that I do for Chritsmas. Both of us are now walking infomercials for it…Absolutely a must for every kitchen.

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    Katherine Reply:

    I think so too Patty! The ninja is REALLY easy to use!

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  64. Heather
    02 February 2010, 12:32 am

    I would also like to know if anyone has the recipe for the ice cream they make on the infomercial? Thanks

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    Katherine Reply:

    Here is the frozen chocolate custard.

    For Ninja Strawberry Ice Cream, mix 1 cup milk, ¼ cup heavy whipping cream and ¼ cup sugar. Place this mixture in an ice cube tray and put in freezer until it is solid. Put the cubes in the Ninja Master Prep and squeeze in a tablespoon of the strawberry syrup (the kind used for strawberry milk). Pour in ½ cup of milk. Pulse until smooth and creamy. You can top this with strawberry or chocolate syrup. You can also throw fresh or frozen strawberries in to it.

    Basically, you can mix cream and milk together and freeze in to cubes, and then blend with any flavor you like. Yum!

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  65. Resham
    04 February 2010, 12:58 am

    Can Ninja Master Prep grind coffee and spices?

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  66. Steve
    06 February 2010, 3:36 pm

    If you watch carefully even the TV demonstrators have fumbled lining up the motor head with the gear on top of the blades. My experience, sometimes it’s a bit of a headache.

    If you don’t have the motor and blades lined up perfectly and start the motor, that’s a sure way to eat up the gears.

    We’ve had our Ninja for a couple of months and have used it for everything from grinding steak for meatloaf and for grinding nuts, to making smoothies. Our favorite is freezing coffee and milk in ice cube trays then making Mocha frapaccino’s for pennies.

    Saw a couple of TV demonstrators making a quice with eggs, gouda cheese, thyme and milk but they did’nt mention the ingredient amounts. Still looking for a printed recipe with only those 4 ingredients.

    Enjoy your Ninja, we most certainly are.

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    Katherine Reply:

    Steve, I would do ANYTHING to have your full recipe for the mocha frapaccino. Would you mind sharing?

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  67. len
    07 February 2010, 2:44 am

    have any one tried blending hot liquids or foods

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    Katherine Reply:

    I haven’t tried anything hot… would love to hear if anyone has.

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  68. Donald
    09 February 2010, 4:14 pm

    My gears are stripped (small white plastic part in motor head that spins blades). Can you advise as to how to get replacement parts??

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  70. Aaron
    18 February 2010, 6:00 am

    Beware, the plastic will only last a few months at best if you use this device often. You can replace the motor for about $30 on the website but seriously…….why not just give the customer four extra plastic parts. If you don’t mind paying the 15-30$ every time it breaks buy one. On another note customer service is outsourced to india so be prepared for major confusion on the phone. Beware of the magic bullet, the rubber seal will strip out and break in a few months of use. I am moving on to an industrial blender and scrapping these two money pits. You get what you pay for.

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  71. RJ
    20 February 2010, 10:51 pm

    All I could say is that this is the biggest piece of garbage I have ever purchased. Save your money. The blades are on a stem with soft plastic that easily strips and the blades will no longer turn. Additionally, the motor assembly that turns the blades is cheap plastic and either cracks or strips as well. I have had the blades replaced already and that was a journey to India that basically took an hour of my life that I will never get back. Seriously though, this is crap and I realize that it was only $49.00 but enough already. I finally smashed mine just for fun. Save your money!

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  72. tracee
    20 February 2010, 11:02 pm

    they have them at sams and target for 39.99

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    Katherine Reply:

    SWEET! Thank you Tracee!

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  73. Lisa
    22 February 2010, 12:12 am

    I just bought mine at Sam’s–1 pitcher and 3 bowls for $39.99. I’m keeping the box in case of any problems. Sam’s and Walmart are great about exchanging or returning items w/box and receipt. Any problems and I’ll exchange for a new one. I have used it 6 times in 24 hours and it has been fabulous. I’m getting rid of 5 appliances for this one!

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    Katherine Reply:

    I love mine too – I use it for so much! You got a really good price on it too, Lisa!

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  74. Vi N
    26 February 2010, 9:08 pm

    I thought I loved my Ninja, but like a lot of you, after about 6x the blades won’t spin unless the jar is empty. Guess the gears are stripped, the spindle looka bit chewed and I haven’t done anything tough in it. It makes me sick and I don’t know how to contact the co. (as if itprobably won’t do any good)

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  75. Carolina
    06 March 2010, 6:44 am

    I’ve been really interested in getting one of these for a while now, but after reading the comments here and on a couple of other sites, have decided against getting one unless they improve the longevity of the unit. I’ll keep checking back here every now and then to see if they manage to improve the units. It’s too bad that something that seems to work so well at first breaks down so quickly. I don’t have the patience to send things back and forth, even if under warranty. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that they get it figured out someday.

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    Katherine Reply:

    Carolina, I am sitting here with my morning cup of coffee as my daughter is watching TV. What comes on? The Ninja infomercial! We began to watch it and they posted they will replace ANY broken parts for the life of your Ninja. They didn’t mention if shipping was involved. Does anyone know? It would be worth buying if you know you can get a new spindle/blades – but if you have to pay 20$ for shipping (I just threw that number out there) then it would not be worth it. Free shipping, it would be worth it.

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  76. Stephen
    09 March 2010, 7:10 am

    My main hesitation over this product is the fact that Euro-Pro seems to have a history of making junk. I’ve tried 3 of their products over the past few years and returned all of them. It’s surprising they are still in business. If the improved Ninja with some sort of better plastic or better design actually works well over a prolonged period, it will be a huge break through for this company. I would like to know how you can tell if you are getting the improved product rather than the old one that seems to strip easily. I would want to purchase it locally, most likely at BBB so I wouldn’t have to deal with any shipping either direction. Their shipping charges are ridiculous when QVC only charges less than $8 for their package, while Ninja charges up to $30 and the literature that comes with it mentions a $15 shipping charge for anything that breaks, and this is after you have to return the part to them. If they have changed this policy and are now shipping replacements with free shipping, as some have mentioned, this is certainly not mentioned in anything binding and may be at their discretion. It looks like a very effective design, with those double blades, if they can get it to be reliable. Perhaps we’ll soon see some similar designs coming out from other manufacturers. I don’t know why the blades come in two pieces; they would probably be stronger as one piece.

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  77. Jeff Delvecchio
    11 March 2010, 2:57 pm

    Been wanting one for a while… was at walmart and thought I’d check for a price drop and BAM!!! it was reduced to $38.88!! snatched it up and really like it..

    I make a salad dressing and it chops the garlic just perfect, then i mix the dressing in the cup… very cool.

    Im one of those guys that over-analyzes everthing and Im am very impressed with the quality of this mixer and the design. I also like how the mixing bowl can act as storage.

    So if you’re on the fence about this product, buy with confidence and enjoy this fantastic product.

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    Katherine Reply:

    Jeff, I would LOVE to have that salad dressing recipe? Would you mind sharing?

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  78. Ignacio
    14 March 2010, 9:41 am

    I just went all over the Ninja web site looking for the warranty information. Unless you know the part number you can not read anything aboout the warranty. They supply it after you buy the product. This is too bad since I really wanted to try this out for recipes that a diabetic could use. I have a distrust of anything sold on TV or gimmicky, There is just too many concerns about this product, however I can not see how they can turn down blade replacement on a lifetime basis. Their TV ad clearly states it and there is nothing on the site to refute that promise.

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  79. Ignacio
    14 March 2010, 9:56 am

    QVC has the manual on its website and I read the warranty published there; it is for one year. There are a lot of exclusions and reasons why they might not honor it. I am not sure if you can get them to honor the lifetime guarentee but it would probably not be worth the hassle. However, if you have a NINJA already and it breaks or strips within the year, beside returning the unit and a check, I would put a note with it stating that you didn’t tamper with it, try to fix it or use it in a manner not outlined in the manual. You do not have to do this but I don’t think it would hurt. Oh and date it and sign it.

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  80. Paige
    14 March 2010, 6:16 pm

    I love this blender so much. I am so happy that they kills the ice better than I have experienced all the blender included bullet. It even kills strawberry to the dust particles to make smoothies. I do not have to worry about chunks. I am so picky with it. But the results, I am satisfied! Yes, it is some work that have to use spatula to push things down but it is worth of our time in few minutes! I love so much! It is worth of the money. Actually I saved 20 dollars which that i bought for 30 dollars because of clearance and coupon. That is kind of nice. Only con about this, I wish I could have more container to make more stuff and put it away. But worth for the margarita party, healthy foods to eat. That is the reason I bought this because of my health. (stripping gears, I am not sure what you guys are talking about). I used this blender about 3 times a day and it is worth of the money. If it got broke within 6 months, it is worth of money to buy other ninja blender. I would not to worry about warranties.

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  81. Jose
    15 March 2010, 3:40 pm

    I love my ninja the only problem i have is that the plastic gear that turns the blades strip easily and they do not offer replacement gears i was told i would have to buy a whole motor .

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  82. Paige
    15 March 2010, 10:38 pm

    It is cheap blender and if you are more carefully how to use this for like 6 months or so. It would be worth of money. I would buy other ninja blender because it works so great and that is what I will do in the future if the customer service is being irritated about warranty. I would just go get other one and not to worry about it. Most blenders costs like over 80 dollars. If we buy two ninja blenders for 80 dollars. I think it would be a lot of worth to have it. I would not worry about it and not complain about it. Someday they will make part two Ninja blender in the future once they see our comments about gears. They would realized that they should have done this in the first place. Again, it is cheap blender that do the best and great job for us.

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  83. A. W
    20 March 2010, 5:02 am

    I got mine from QVC and it is pretty cool. Mine came with a warranty for life. if anything happens to any part of the unit, the pitcher the smaller container the lids or the blades they will replace them no worries… good luck y’all and l hope y’all like this as much as l do.

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  85. Diana
    24 March 2010, 5:59 am

    I just used my nija for the 3rd time to make pina colada smoothies…. called for frozen pineapple, 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream, 1/2 fozen banana which I cut in pieces, pineapple juice, and coconut milk….was so excited to make it….put the 2 1/2 cups pineapple juice in the large pitcher, added the coconut milk then the ice cream, ninja wouldn’t spin at all….. I worked on it for over an hour, taking the mxture out of the large pitcher, and then adding all a little at a time, still wouldn’t spin…. put it in the small one, it did spin enough to chop up SOME of the ingrediants, then I put back in large pitcher little at a time, wouldn’t spin….it spins when empty but not with anything in it…..I gave up after an hr…..needless to say it is going back tomorrow…..it is in my opinion a piece of junk….

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    Katherine Reply:

    Are you sure you have the right blade spindle in? Well, I guess you do or the spindle would not reach the motor. How old is it? Do you have the receipt? Can you return it to where you bought it?

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  86. sambadystopme
    24 March 2010, 3:21 pm

    I just bought the Ninja Master Prep at Wal-mart for $40. I bought it because I’ve been frustrated trying to use my blender and my grinder to puree things. Only the bottom gets pureed and the stuff on top doesn’t move. I was about to try a food processor but came across the Ninja ad on TV and thought that might be better and take up less space. The Ninja blades are supposed to fix that problem.

    So far, I LOVE it! As far as I can tell, it does everything it claims to. Last night I used it to puree fresh tomatoes, cheese, garlic, carrots & spinach. The carrots and spinach were baked into a crust, while the tomatoes, cheese and garlic were poured over as a sauce. My picky 5-year-old ate 3 slices! I was especially impressed this morning when I made my daughter a cup full of purple snow out of ice cubes and frozen blueberries. I added a little half and half cream to mine to make it creamier, not as creamy as ice cream, but creamier. I think this will be fun in the summer!

    I know I will be able to use the Ninja to replace my blender and grinder, and I wouldn’t be surprised if I could use it as a mixer as well.

    I have 2 slight cons. First, the larger pitcher and the smaller 2-cup container and their lids do not nest, nor does the motor. I haven’t come up with a good storage solution yet. They take about as much space as a blender but are much lighter weight. I think they might need a spot in one of the kitchen drawers.

    The other con is that due to the design of the top, a little food gets stuck up in there and doesn’t get ground up. I needed to use a sharp knife to scrape that out. It was no big deal, but something they might want to improve next time around. Other than that, clean up was easy.

    One warning, which is also clearly stated in the instructions…the Ninja blades are VERY sharp. They aren’t kidding. Be careful.

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    Katherine Reply:

    Purple snow… what a GREAT idea!!!! You are right about the food that gets stuck in that top part. For me it is just splatterings, but I have to be sure the sponge goes through it b/c the dishwasher doesn’t clean that area. I absolutely love my Ninja. Worried about the plastic gear on top, but so far so good… it makes AMAZING smoothies!

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  87. mikey
    25 March 2010, 12:29 pm

    Thought about getting one after seen on TV 2 for $60 life time warrenty and reciepe book. But after reading all this decieded not to get 2. They are just trying to get rid of it. Especially after reading rd comment. ‘seems to strip easily’ or ‘blade not turning’ after a while is not good and pay $14.95 S&H each time you replace! Most importantly your health, if blade is stripping going into your food bit by bit is not a good thing no matter how smooth the drink is. Can’t be all that healthy especially for your kids. Save your money buy a better machine.

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  88. Paige
    30 March 2010, 4:29 pm

    I checked QVC, it is not lifetime warranty. It is only one year warranty. But if you return it back to QVC, that is different thing. But if you buy from other stores, usually have one year warranty. Again, it is not lifetime warranty because it is cheap and reasonable price.

    Mikey, can you afford VITAmix for $600 or more? Every blenders are hazardous to our health anyway. What makes it difference? I dont put in microwave because it is plastic. I dont put them in microwave or put in fridge. I only use for to cut it up and put in glass container whenever I need it. Other blenders that I had was horrible. I even had health master and it doesn’t do good job at all. They even has health hazardous as well. I would buy ninja for ten times more than VITA mix 600 divide 40 dollars equal 15 times in our lifetime so I would buy this again if it get stripped. Oh well! That happens because it is so cheap but at the same time reasonable price!

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  89. Bill Seiler
    02 April 2010, 6:40 am

    Decided NOT to but Ninja. Your customers comments can’t all be wrong but they were certainly appreciated.
    Thanks,

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  90. Bill Seiler
    02 April 2010, 6:43 am

    Would suggest you buy at WALMART. They always honor their “return policy”, as long as you have your original receipt and packing, with no questions asked!.

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  91. mary
    19 April 2010, 12:47 am

    I just bought a Ninja at bb&b for $39.99 I think this has been the best price I seen so far,now I have to put it to work,but I think the reviews are pretty good.can’t wait to use it.

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  92. Glenda Smith
    20 April 2010, 9:59 am

    I got my Ninja on QVC-was doing ok until after a couple of uses the little plastic part that is in the opening where the pod connects to kept coming out, finally the last time it fell out it finally went down the drain. Now I can’t use it at all because of this little small plastic round piece-help!! Can I get this part? Doe anyone have any help on this?

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  93. Lynn
    27 April 2010, 10:50 pm

    I have had my Ninja for about 6 months now and I think it’s amazing. I use it all the time. I use it for desserts, main dishes and beverages. I can’t wait to use it after my garden is ready to pick! It will be great for fresh salsa! This is probably one of the best kitchen investments I’ve ever made and intend to purchase the Ninja for Christmas gifts this year!

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    Katherine Reply:

    Lynn, I just made a smoothie with my magic bullet since I hadn’t used that in a while. After about five minutes of trying, I finally dumped everything in to my Ninja and made the smoothie with THAT. The Ninja performs SO MUCH BETTER!

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    dru Reply:

    YAAAAAY Lynn. thank u for u’r comment. i just bought my Ninja yesterday n used it twice already. i was gettin a wee bit scared by alla these “horrible” comments n wonde rin if i should just take it back. i got mine at Sam’s. i’ve had a Magic Bullit for about 5 years now n it’s gears r kinda burnin out….i can still use it but when i take the cup off the gear still runs for a few seconds more.
    let’s go, Ninja………on 2 new adventures

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  94. johanna
    28 April 2010, 12:30 am

    I just bought a ninja master prep. Can it slice? If it does how? Thanks.

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    Katherine Reply:

    I don’t believe it slices. You can chop and choose how much you want it chopped by how much you run it. But actual slicing? I would not call it that… but I CAN tell you that you will love it!

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  95. Suzanne
    29 April 2010, 4:02 pm

    Just bought at Macy’s last night for a clearance price of 23.99 and also saved an additional 10%!! Very excited about this You might check their website but you might have to go to the store to see. Would be interested in some recipes other than what is in the book that came with it. Thank you. The Magic Bullet was 59.99 so I was excited to see this one for so cheap.

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    Katherine Reply:

    Can anyone share recipes?? I would love them too!

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  96. Aneesa
    08 May 2010, 11:41 am

    dont throw away your old blenders yet my blades just worn out after 10 uses

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  97. Aneesa
    08 May 2010, 11:46 am

    CONSUMERS THE PROBLEM IS THE PLASTIC PARTS TRULY THEY DON’T STAND THE TEST OF TIME AT ALL

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    Lili Reply:

    they dont! you wouldnt happen to know if the company will replace them, do you?

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  98. jeff
    10 May 2010, 5:11 pm

    this thing is cooler than an ice cold soda!

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  99. brown2353
    15 May 2010, 4:29 pm

    ok, so this is my second day using my ninja prep and All i can say Is I love it I blend eveything and I’ve been driving my family crazy with blenders and smoothies all weekend!, my kids love them and I read all the reviewss b4 i bought it, I use alot of ice in my blenders and I love making smoothies with them. I just spoke a blender that I had but hey it did only cost 20 bucks but every since I bought the ninja prep Ive been going crazy tryn to be healthy and drink healthy to!

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    Katherine Reply:

    We would love to know what you are making!

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    Monique Reply:

    I’ve been making alot of smoothies and v8 splashes, I made a new bean tip with this ninja prep, and ive always been making strawberry daqs! I make smoothies with smoothies with fresh fruit and frozen yogurt, Fresh strawberries, mangos, pineapple,canelopes and a dash on orange juice, with a hint of honey also great and since i love Ice its even better! *smiles*

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    brown2353 Reply:

    i actually make alot of smoothies and drinks I love this blender because it helps me with my weight lost, pineapple, strawberries, peaches, and yogurt with my smoothies yess yess yess :)

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    Katherine Reply:

    I love the smoothies with yogurt. I have also recently switched over to almond milk too. Frozen berries, a bit of organic honey, plain blue diamond almond milk, half a banana and let her rip. DELICIOUS!

    brown2353 Reply:

    i make and do everything i love making smoothies the best!

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  100. Steve
    25 May 2010, 4:18 pm

    Now there’s a Ninja Master prep pro. I got an e-mail from QVC introducing it. Not yet on the air or on their website. The e-mail offers it for $11 off the price of $61.95

    It apparently improves things by adding a 3rd pair of blades to the shaft that fits the 48oz pitcher. It looks like the lids are redesigned to some degree to be more splashproof. There are now 3 container sizes and they are all trimmed in black.
    I submitted a question, asking if the gear mating the motor to the blade shaft has been improved in material or design but haven’t gotten an answer yet.

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    brown2353 Reply:

    i honestly will say u can go to target and get it for 42 dllars forget 60 somethn dollars thats to much I mean I do love the ninja prep but , I only got two sizes.. its work 40 somethn but not 61

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    Steve Reply:

    Did you totally miss the words “new” and “pro” in my posting. Please go back and read it again.

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  101. brown2353
    26 May 2010, 5:51 am

    honestly I like this ninja prep but 1 thing I can say i got mine at target for 40 it showed 50 but when I got to the counter it was a instant savings of 10 dollars!

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  102. kmush
    27 May 2010, 2:41 am

    Just saw the infomercial for the NEW Ninja Master Prep Pro. It’s also on website http://www.buyninjapro.com/
    Doesn’t say anything about what the gears are made of. Pricing is 3 mo at $33.33/mo or $99.99 and, of course, shipping & handling is $19.95. Extra 2 chopper bowls & large recipe book is in the deluxe version which includes all of the above for total of $128.95 + $19.95 s/h. I think I will wait awhile before ordering to see if it shows up at BBB soon.

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  103. kmush
    27 May 2010, 3:09 am

    Oh, and there are now 3 blades for the large pitcher.

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    Katherine Reply:

    I wonder what they will show for recipes using the three blades. :)

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  104. SteveF
    27 May 2010, 2:45 pm

    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 eliminates one place where stripping can occur. 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, or a large container that uses both blades…go Google it!

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    Katherine Reply:

    Steve, I can’t wait to look this up… I use my Ninja all the time – I’m interested in the stripping issue – let us know if you get one!

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  105. Mari
    28 May 2010, 10:04 pm

    I purchased mine recently from walmart, Iove how it works(poweful) and love how it looks(color and design). The only negative thing is that I worry about the plastic gears, I wish they would have made them stainless steel. Oh well I could always get the blade attachment from their website for $15 if I need to replace it.

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  106. Marilyn McCallum
    03 June 2010, 1:29 am

    I did not purchase the recipe book with my Ninja….is there anywhere I can get the recipes for ice cream, slushes, etc.

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    judy Reply:

    Yes I would like some of these recipes also.
    Thanks

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  107. freds
    06 June 2010, 1:39 am

    Does anyone know if there is different models of the ninja master prep? I am in Saipan which has no chain markets so I have to shop online. I saw in the amazon page that ppl are offering it by the name ninja master and ninja master pro at 2x’s the speed. Are they the same?

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    Katherine Reply:

    I’m not sure. I know there is a new one out. Can anybody help freds?

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  108. Alice
    12 June 2010, 4:10 am

    Target had them for 39.99 with one pitcher and one cup.

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  109. Steve
    21 June 2010, 2:38 am

    You know what’s weird. Sams club has the new NMP pro for $49.99 and it comes with the large, medium and small containers but unlike the set sold at QVC the medium bowl has no handle like the large pitcher and the QVC set. I’m currently on a waitlist with QVC for the pro model.

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  110. Lili
    01 July 2010, 6:07 am

    i love the idea of the ninja blender, but frankly my experience with them has sucked. i’ve been through two in the past 4 months! i just bought my newest one a week ago and earlier this day i used it as a food processor and the plastic motor head wore out! so now its unusable and the company wont replace it, this is the second time this has happened, so i do not recommend the product.

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  111. Ann Speegle
    16 July 2010, 9:42 pm

    When assembling this product, I nearly cut my thumb in two by merely touching the blade! This is a very DANGEROUS piece of equipment and should NOT be left around for KIDS to even TOUCH – its going BACK to Sam’s warehouse where I purchased it yesterday and going with the silver bullet! I couldnt even get it to crush or blend anything!

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  112. Marshall
    07 August 2010, 9:40 am

    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.

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  113. Marshall
    08 August 2010, 1:35 pm

    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 coupons, that brings is 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.

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  114. Sharon
    16 August 2010, 8:33 am

    I don’t think I’m very crazy about it. I have been canning and I have a terrible time getting it seated so it will chop. If you can get it seated it chops/blends great if you don’t put too much in at one time. I’ve considered taking it back to Wal-Mart it is such a hassle to get it going.

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  115. Lee
    16 August 2010, 4:22 pm

    NINJA MODEL NUMBER QB900W
    LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY
    EuroPro Operating LLC (“EuroPro”) warrants that if anything ever happens to your NINJA, it will replace it. This warranty is valid only in accordance with the conditions set forth below:

    This warranty extends only to the original consumer purchaser and is not transferable. In addition, proof of purchase must be demonstrated.
    This limited warranty is the only written or express warranty given by EuroPro. Any implied warranties on the product (including but not limited to any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose) are limited in duration to the duration of this warranty. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.
    Replacement of the product is the exclusive remedy of the consumer under this warranty. If replacement of the product is not feasible, EuroPro may offer a refund of the purchase price (less S&H) or replace the product with a similar product of equal or greater value.
    EuroPro shall not be liable for any incidental or consequential damages for breach of this warranty or any implied warranty on this product. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
    This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
    Procedure for Product Replacement
    Simply call 1-800-798-7398 and a customer service representative will explain how to get your replacement NINJA. You must pay a $14.95 shipping and handling fee in order to obtain a replacement product.

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  116. Nancy
    24 August 2010, 11:48 pm

    Hi, I’m from a small town near Ottawa, ON Canada. I just purchased the Ninja Master Prep, Model QB900B 30 today in Ogdensburg, NY for $39.99 at Walmart.. I saw the TV commercial a few months ago & knew that I would eventually be able to get it at a lesser price than what they were advertising (& no S&H). I’m really interested in the 30 sec. ice cream & have been looking for a couple of hours but have had no success. Help! I thnk that I’m really going to enjoy it & haven’t tried anything yet but all of the above has certainly been helpful & I will definitely use a lot of your advice. Thanks. I’ll certainly update you with my experiences. Nancy

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  117. jenny
    04 October 2010, 9:58 am

    I am really interessed in purchasing the ninja- but am concerned regarding the blade breaking down. Does anyone know whether this was addressed and whether there is a newer more reliable model available on the markert now. If yes, does BB&B have the best price?

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  118. Fran
    25 October 2010, 5:41 pm

    Love my Ninja. I have the first model and the Master Pro.I started to strip the gears when I first got it, but it was operator error. Be very sure it is seated perfectly. There are 3 indentations on the bowls and markings on the cover. Line those up and be sure it is seated completely. Then use the power head. I have had no trouble with mine. I use it mostly for smoothies (frozen cut up bananas and milk or oj and any other frozen fruit I have. Husband had one every day this summer. I chop up pieces of carrot to add to my meatloaf, or soup . I love it for chopped onions-perfect pieces. Have made guacamole, bread crumbs (takes a while due to the small container), steak for steak and cheese sandwiches, etc. It is my favorite appliance. Have the Magic Bullet and everything turns to mush. I have given Ninja for gifts and rave about it each chance I have. Oddly, I have not made a Marguerita yet. Have no idea why…. Should be next on my list. I love mine, but just be careful that it is put together securely before operating. Hope mine lasts forever!

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    breanna Reply:

    my ninja motem dosent work poperly now my mom thinks i broke it i hate da ninja waist of money

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  119. pat
    27 October 2010, 11:06 am

    anyone know how this does for milkshakes?????

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  120. deb
    04 November 2010, 8:04 pm

    thanks for the ice tip…I use long cube trays half filled so they’re less than a 1/4” thick. w/ sq cubes i’d make it even thinner…I tried pouring the cream or soy creamer in the ice trays too; so the ice cream mixture isn’t ‘watered’ down. Also thanks fran for the ‘bullet’ review. ya Ninja’s my fav…I’ve done frozen goodies, and veggies…doesn’t ‘liquify’ like the old food processor!!!

    milkshakes should be easy; short presses with a little ice should work fine; still I never use big cubes..

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  121. Lori c
    14 November 2010, 10:54 am

    My husband saw the infomercial on this product and wanted to buy one. I thought sure it will be like all the other junk as seen on TV products. We bought serveral similiar products and returned them all because they did not work well. We saw the Ninja at Sam’s and said OK let’s try it we can always bring it back if it doesn’t work. I was so impressed with the quality and performance of this product. I threw the box away it was a keeper. After about 6 uses the white platic piece on the spindle broke off. I called the customer support number and after waiting for about 20 minutes I finally talked to someone from India that I could barely understand. She spelled out everything I told her L as in Larry – my name, my address took forever. Then she tells me my Ninja is too new and not in their computer to call back in a few weeks. I couldn’t believe it, if I still had the box I would have brought it back to Sam’s. I then sent an email as per the voice recording this was an option to holding but I couldn’t understand exactly what the email address was. So I asked the lady from India who spelled it out for me another few minutes to get this. Sent them an email and they respond to call the 800#. Customer support can kill an excellent product. Seems others have received better support then I have. I am going to give them another call this week when I have 20-30 minutes to kill.

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    Katherine Reply:

    Lori, let us know what happens!!! I am amazed the customer service was that bad!!!!

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  122. Diana
    23 November 2010, 2:51 pm

    Has anyone used the new Ninja KS1100 watt blender and food processor. I can’t decide between a Vitamix and the Ninja which I saw on an infomercial this morning. There is a huge price difference witht he ?Vitamix at over $500 but am wondering if the expense of the Vitamix is worth it.

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    Marci Reply:

    Hi, I can’t speak 4 the NInja at alll but I’ve owned the VitaMix over a year, I love it and use it at least 5x a week. Only thing is u have 2 buy a seperate “dry” pitcher ($$) if u also want it 2 mix dry ingredients like a kitchen aid. If u do smoothies & juices, which I do—it’s awesome. But the infomerical 4 the Ninja 1100 looks like it is competition 4 the VitaMix… but MUCH cheaper… if i didnt have the Vitamix I’d b very tempted 2 try it…Hope that helps somewhat.

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  123. Rachel
    25 November 2010, 8:50 pm

    Just wanted to let you know they are selling the Ninja master prep at Target for black friday really cheap :))

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  124. Chris
    03 December 2010, 7:54 pm

    Bought the ninja prep professional at Target on black friday for $28.00. It came with a large and small pitcher. If it falls apart after a few months, who cares at this price. So far I LOVE it!! Search the web for “blender recipes” and you will get a TON of super easy and fast recipes. I really hope it lasts though ’cause my 3 sons and I are having a great time creating new smoothie and desert and dip recipes!

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  125. Renee'
    06 December 2010, 12:21 pm

    I used to love my ninja because I used it to make snow ice. But today the the pod came up slightly and it stripped the gear on on the blade assembly and on the pod. So is all this trash now, only after a few months? Anyone know of replacement parts?

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  126. Dan
    20 January 2011, 12:26 am

    I am a daily protien shake maker, frozen bannana’s are no friend to even the most expesive blenders I owed over the years. The second time I used the Ninja the plastic gear stripped slightly as I didnt seal as good as I could have, but really, this is a desighn flaw, you dont always know if you have a perfect seal. It was ok and worked well until tonight, same thing the seal was not perfect and it stripped out, this time its history. 2 months and destoyed! I will contact the company and post the outcome. They need to make that gear out of something durable, plastic with all that tourque is not going to work in the long run.

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  127. Marcie
    20 January 2011, 1:35 am

    Before anyone buys this unit, read the customer reviews at Amazon.com. This will tell you eveything you need to know. Most people are wondering why they cant rate it 0 stars. The plastic gear strips out.

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  128. Dan
    12 February 2011, 2:10 am

    Dan here again,

    Update – Customer service was surprisingly helpful.
    They said they would send one out and I would have to me in a couple of weeks, well I got it alright, I recieved this notice 3 weeks ago: Due to a larger than expected response, the item(s) you ordered are temporarily out of stock. Now, do I thinks its a stall tactic, yes..
    Do I ever think I’m going to see the new unit, no.
    I already found my solution, I purchased the Vitamix 5200. This product is UNREAL, this is what they use in Jamba juice and commercial restaurants all over, with a 7 year warranty and an average of 5 stars on Amazon (I have never seen that before) this is the last blender
    I will need at least for 7, more years. Its make’s the Ninja look like the silly gimmick that it is. It just shows you how far marketing can go. I will update if I ever get a new Ninja. Yeah, right!!

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    Katherine Reply:

    Dan, I am JEALOUS. The Vitamix 5200 – WOW. Any chance you could write a guest review for Agoosa? I would love one of those, and would love to know what you are making in it!

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  129. Jeff
    30 March 2011, 5:45 pm

    I had an Oster blender, and in fact, I still have it, but it is a real pain in the neck to use and to clean, and it just doesn’t make very good smoothies. I had to put so much liquid into it to get it liquify kale leaves and carrots and beet roots, that the smoothies ended up being very soupy and runny. They were still very nutritious, but rather disgusting to drink. I solved part of the problem by using a much smaller pitcher– I found out that Oster blenders will work with small mouth mason jars (canning jars), and this helped to make a much better green smoothie, but it was still a mess to clean up. I will still use my old Oster for jobs that require a heavy duty motor and metal shaft, but for most smoothies, I knew I needed something else. I looked at the Vitamix and the Blendtec, and there was no way I was going to pay hundreds of dollars for a smoothie maker. I’m not that wealthy. And I had seen reviews of them indicating that they also have problems and aren’t as good as the older models. I couldn’t paying hundreds of dollars for something that might break and then having to turn around and replace it, too. So, I looked for something in the less than $50 range, and the Ninja looked like it would do a decent job and not cost me a fortune. I figured if it does break, I can replace it or try something else, and still not be spending all those hundreds of dollars. So, I bought one at Wal-Mart for $39, and I read the instructions and I read all the reviews, and I came to the conclusion that the best way to make it last for a few years is to help it do its job. So rather than using big ice cubes, I used the “crushed ice” from my refrigerator door. Rather than puting in a whole carrot or a whole beet root, I cut them into small pieces with a knife before I put them into the Ninja. It’s not that much work to cut them into small pieces. I even shred up the kale leaves and take out the stems before I put the kale leaves into the Ninja. So far it is working fine for me. I don’t expect it to last forever like my old Oster blender, but then nothing new lasts very long anymore anyways. Nothing is built like they did back in the 1960s and 1970s. If I can get a few years of use out this Ninja then I won’t mind having to replace it or to find some replacement parts for it. Like I said, so far, so good. It sure makes a much tastier and better smoothie than my old Oster blender.

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    Katherine Reply:

    Jeff, you are right… now that the price is so low for the Ninja it is worth it if you can return it. I LOVE making smoothies in mine. I have always used raw spinach…. I am intrigued about the kale. How does it taste? With spinach, you don’t taste anything. What is your recipe and how does it taste?

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  130. Darlene
    31 March 2011, 7:51 pm

    I love my Ninja! I am aware of the issue so I’ve been very careful. Also, I have the black unit so I’m wondering if that is the improved one. As far as comparing to a Vita-mix…wow… they are not even close in price!

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  131. Erica
    12 April 2011, 12:04 am

    Warranty, yes. What it’s worth, not alot. The tops of the blades stripped where they will not turn when motor head is attached. It has now also stripped the motor head. None of them would be covered by warranty per their customer service department. Warranty only covers mechanical issues and they see these as normal wear and tear or mis-use. No option other than to trash it.

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  132. Tom M
    12 April 2011, 10:31 pm

    Wow thanks for all these comments, and to Marcie for suggesting Amazon reviews. I have been wondering about this product since my wife saw this Ninja Master Prep in her friend’s home. Will definitely scout around for more reviews before making my decision.

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  133. Gail
    26 April 2011, 4:43 pm

    Now I am worried about taking the Ninja out of the box!
    I have no interest in using something that is going to break and dealing with the company in India makes me want to give this Ninja back. Way Too Many horror stories…
    What is out there that is better and maybe I will return Ninja and get the better product…
    Thank you for this site and maybe someone can help!

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  134. Larry
    24 May 2011, 7:45 am

    Any Ninja users with recipes to share.??
    (drinks, smoothies, ice’s, dips etc)

    Many Thanks !

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  135. Deborah
    31 May 2011, 3:25 am

    We just got the Ninja Kitchen System 1100..the one with two different pitchers and five blades. So far we are loving it. We’ve already used it to make smoothies, margaritas, and chop veggies. Bought ours at Bed, Bath & Beyond.
    After purchasing it, I saw the informercial where he makes ice cream and serves it right out of the bowl. Wow! But I can’t find that recipe anywhere. I tried to do it myself. Mine came out a little too thin, but still tasted good. Maybe I’ll cut down on the liquid next time.
    As for sharing recipes, I made one up this morning as a “liver detox” recipe, but still quite yummy: 1 can pineapple slices in juice (use the entire can, juice included), 1 lime, peeled and sliced, 2 apricots, cut in chunks, 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries. This made enough for three 8 oz glasses.
    If anyone can tell me the exact recipe that is used in the informercial for the strawberry ice cream, I’d sure appreciate that.

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  136. Kim
    30 October 2011, 10:59 am

    My wife and I just bought the Ninja … 550 watts of power. My wife has used it, we juice a lot. I wouldn’t say it makes juice, it’s more like liquid pulp, but we don’t mind so much. We can down a days worth of veggies in no time : )

    Katherine, if you are still on here we would love to have your guacamole recipe. I see you ask others to share their recipes and hope you do the same.

    My wife did a lot of review reading and checked this product out for a month or more before we bought it. We got it at the Navy Exchange ( no tax) think we paid about $ 89 for it. Really looking forward to trying ice cream for the grandsons and coffee frapps for us.

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    Katherine Reply:

    Oh the guacamole recipe! Actually I just kind of throw in what I have. Usually two avocados, a tiny bit of onion, lemon juice, jalapeno, cut tomatoes or if you don’t have it, salsa and of course a bit of garlic. Oh and the most IMPORTANT part – A ton of fresh cilantro. My mother teases me that I have “a little guacamole with my cilantro.” It is all to taste. Some days I don’t feel like I want the strength of the onion and I will leave it out. Does anyone else have a good recipe?

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    Evert Reply:

    Was wondering about juicing, haven’t used mine much, but when i use it I love it. Will start juicing now.

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