Always invest in a high-quality blender that won’t let you down. Spend just $30 for a Powered Blender that’ll make smoothies within seconds or splurge for a $400 frozen drink machine you’ll use all summer to serve party guests. The right blender can help you bypass a lot of chopping to make a quick salsa or that secret sauce your friends loves.
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Of course you can use high powered blenders for much more than just smoothie making such as making peanut butter and coconut butter which you would never be able to do with a cheap Powered Blender. You generally do get what you pay for when it comes to blenders. The investment goes into food-crushing motors that power through anything.
Some of these blenders aren’t the cheapest, but they are the best. You definitely get what you pay for with blenders and although high speed blenders are much more expensive than some of the cheaper options in this list, you will definitely notice the difference in the quality of your smoothie.
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One day the doorbell rang and a big box was there. It had Bill’s name on it, but I knew it was for me. Somehow the barking didn’t bother me, and I was gratified to see my box was bigger than any of his. He was thankful the thing had finally arrived so he would no longer get hourly messages from me asking when my new toy would arrive.
Here’s my big reason why I wanted the Ninja: I’m hypoglycemic, as in dangerously so. My blood sugar can suddenly drop to the you’re-gonna-die range, so yogurt smoothies are literally my lifeblood. But my poor Osterizer blender was going to be the death of me yet.
I needed something that could actually blend fresh and frozen fruit, yogurt, ice and greens. And I needed something that could do it before I passed out or before the neighbors filed a noise complaint.
My son helped me unpack this beast of a blender, and we both were very excited to see individual smoothie cups with sippy lids. Yes, I could blend my smoothie in its own cup, remove the blade, screw on a lid and move on with my life. Beautiful.
But I do have to admit I was a bit overwhelmed with all the components, at least initially. See, here’s the thing: I can write product manuals, but I’m really lousy at taking time to read them. Most of them are boring. The one exception was a Nelson sprinkler manual I actually sat down to read about 20 years ago because it was really funny. But the learning curve with this blender would compel me to read the manual, dull or otherwise.
Don’t tell my husband, but I got away with a quick scan of the manual and found the whole thing was way less scary than it looked. The one thing that still freaked me out was the blades. My husband had read online about how ridiculously sharp they are. And I’ve foreseen my death, and it is by a lethal cut to a finger. Much care must be taken to extend my life.
But if you’re smart – and I will be smart if it’s life-saving – you never have to touch the blades, not even to clean this thing. The single-serving blade goes right into the dishwasher (because I would sever a finger and die if I tried to wash it by hand), and the main blades are washed by pulsing soapy water in the container, then rinsing. My fingers are intact, and I am alive.
Here are some specs of the Ninja Ultima:
- 1500W/ 2.5 peak horsepower motor
- 10 Speed Variable Dial
- 72 oz. pitcher
- Removable quad blade
- Sealed and lockable pitcher lid
- (3) 16oz. cups with sealed lids
Once everything was clean and assembled, I had to figure out where to put this thing, which is about the size of a young hobbit. Young hobbits may be small compared with humans, but try to fit one in a standing position underneath your kitchen cabinets. In fact, if you do this, please send me a picture. I mean that. However, we managed to tilt the hobbit-sized blender backward and wedge it under the cabinet. To use it, we must tilt it back and pull it out. If it were larger, it would have to be collapsible.
As my first test, I made an especially hard-to-blend green smoothie that always takes five to 10 minutes to blend to a chewable consistency in my Osterizer. Instead of having to blend every new ingredient individually, I was able to throw all the ingredients into the Ninja at once. Using the bottom and top blades, I pulsed a few times and then blended on 8 till smooth. The result: a smooth – not chewable – smoothie. Yum. No passing out and no finger loss.
Though it’s quieter than the Osterizer, which sounds as if you’re living in an airplane hangar, it still could function as an alarm for late sleepers in your house. If you have college students living in your house, don’t expect them to share your joy about your morning smoothie. But if your smoothie is especially good, you may not care.
Ninja promotes its products as tools for a healthier lifestyle. The website encourages users to “get healthy with Ninja�? using recipes broken into the following categories: Metabolism Defense, Probiotics, Immune Support, Healing & Calming, Heart Healthy, Super Natural Foods, Muscle & Bone Builders, Cell Defense, Mood Lifter, and System Purifiers. Some appetizer and entree recipes are included, but most involve some form of smoothie.
It was time to try a single-serving smoothie. I used spinach, banana, some strawberries, and some orange-tangerine juice. Then I screwed the blade onto the top of the jar, inverted it, and screwed it onto the motor base. With a few pulses, my smoothie was perfectly blended..
The challenge with single-serving smoothies is you can’t fill the cup without impeding the movement of the blades if you use leafy greens or frozen fruit. Fresh fruit combined with yogurt and/or liquid gives you the best bang for your cup.
If you’re making more than one, it’s best to put it all in the main container, which makes quick work of smoothies for two. When I did this, I realized something that was certainly in the manual I almost kind of ignored: The lid has a pouring spout so you can easily dispense your drink without fear of lethal encounters with slipping blades.
The Ninja Ultima Blender Plus (BL830CB) is a product that will help you when processing food or blending because it has the entire prerequisite needed in that job. What you create out of it can be compared to that made by a 1st class restaurant chef. Using Dual Stage Blending design, one is able to create a wide range of delicacies. It has Total Crushing blades used for crushing ice and also vegetables and whole fruits. The blades are based on High Speed Cyclonic technology which is effective for smashing foods into creamy and smooth state. You can gently blend a fruit or crush an ice and other foods because of the Pro Variable Speed feature.
· Dual Stage Blending Technology: The high torque used in total crushing is facilitated by Ninja rare technology which is found only with them and that is why it was patented. The crushing done in a single jar is enough to extract all the nutrients and vitamins because of high power. Here, the blades will rotate at different speeds but at the same time. This enables crushing of every bit of the ingredient fast and easy before it is liquefied.Ninja BL830CB Ultima Blender Plus
· Pro Variable Speed: This blender has 10 speeds which gives users the freedom of choosing how the end delicacy will be. It has a pulse of up to 24,000 RPMs enough for any sort of pulverizing and crushing. Shifting between this power ranges is not a breathtaking task but a simple approach.
· Nutri Ninja Nutrient and Vitamin Extraction: What one wants from fruit or veggie is the nutrients it contains. With this blender, everything is under your control.
- Ease to use.
- Has a lid that can be locked to prevent spilling.
- The smoothie it makes is a perfect one.
- It whips cream very well.