The small kitchen appliance I spent the most time researching is the blender. Finding a good blender is not as easy as it seems.
My requirements are fairly simple:
- Has good capacity
- Can crush ice
- Is easy to clean
My first model cracked the first time I tried blending ice in it. I then got a luxury model with a super thick glass pitcher. Sure, the glass didn’t break when ice slammed against it. But it did not crush the ice.
Then I gave the Ninja a spin. Well, before that, I unboxed it. I was pleasantly surprised by the rich offering of different accessories: four blade types and four different pitchers/cups. While accessories are nice – does it do the job? Yes, it does. It crushes ice with no effort. It produces perfect smoothies without breaking a sweat. It grinds sugar and almonds to powder in seconds. Nothing I threw at it defeated it or even challenged it.
The Ninja parts are dishwasher safe, so cleaning the Ninja is as easy as it gets.
Given its relatively low price, the Ninja Professional Plus is my go-to blender without a doubt.
Photo is a frame from a video by ScotDDW.
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