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312 of 323 persons found the following review helpful.
Best of the Best Blender’s
By R. Taylor
I got this for my birthday from my husband and son, they are good boys! It was something we had looked at on the TV ads and held thinking on and surprise, I did get one! I was so happily astonished with the way this contraption did utterly everything they claimed on the TV ad, altho we’re not ordinarily the infomercial buying kind of people, we wait for them to hit the stores to trek the “As Seen on TV Isle”.
I always commence off with a warning when needed, so WARNING, THE BLADES ARE FREAKING SHARP, My husbands already cut himself at least three times just hardly touching them, always-always-always keep the blade locked inside the containers, the other pieces may float around your drawers or wherever you keep them, but the blades, keep them locked inside the pitcher/blender units. The Pitchers are also plastic, they don’t mar or cut easily, but the blades may and will scar them up, so careful keeping your pitchers shiny and happy.
When washing, we place the blade in the dishwasher first, then the pitcher upside down on top of the blade, relative to which blade it belongs to, this keeps you from cutting yourself loading or unloading the dishes. You get the idea.. THE BLADES ARE FREAKING SHARP, AND THEY’RE EXTREMELY CLOSE TOGETHER SO IT’S VERY EASY TO CUT YOURSELF. It’s like a saw, you don’t grab it on the jagged side, and you don’t grab scissors open and in the middle, so don’t just go grabbing the blades here people, use the ends to handle it and keep yourself cut free.
Enough in regards to the sharpness of it, because if you didn’t notice, IT’S FREAKING SHARP, in truth now, moving on..
Construction: This is very well constructed, the grade of the plastics and the materials employed to invent the Ninja seem very well made.
What you’ll commonly get the with the System, if it includes extras or perks you’ll have to check the description or with the seller:
1 Large Pitcher
1 Small Pitcher
1 Large and 1 Small Very Sharp Blades
1 Large and 1 Small Dough Paddles (not sharp)
1 Small Dough Hook (also not sharp)
The set likewise includes Two (2) distinguishable locking lids that can not be interchanged, altho they are identical in size I believe, each with spouts, the lid for the little pitcher has a strainer built in. The locking mechanism is very indispensable if you have little ones, or a clumsy spouse, you want to store your blades inside their respective pitcher, I can not say that enough.
Makes a extremely pleasing Margarita, a Colada, any Frozen Alcoholic Drink this guy handles with a smile, Throw in your favs, add ice, blended inebriating bliss. For a lot of of you this might be sufficient and you may just hit Buy Now, for others I’ve covered a lot here so feel free to read on.
We crush ice, I make slushies and snow cones for the kids sometimes, other times I just like the take of the ice alone, not one thing added. There was a time there I was doing this every day at first, assorted times a day in fact, there is not one thing like obliterated ice. It tastes incisively like snow! There is a drawback, you can not pour obliterated ice from the pitcher, and the blades are exceedingly sharp and in the way, cautiously remove the blade and scoop out the ice if that’s what you’d like. Ice alone. For this and most drinks you want to use your Tall Pitcher.
I will warn you NOT to crush ice then add cold liquids, it needs to be one action, Ice + Liquid at the same time, otherwise, if you don’t add sufficient liquid to your Ninja to the crushed ice then it will freeze together and make it difficult to remove from the Ninja and nearly useless to you because you’ve turned your “snow” into a block that’s surrounded a great deal of EXTREMELY SHARP Blades, have fun thawing that mess out. There is one exception, an iced Latte or Coffee sort drink, using hot liquids, this wont freeze up your ice and liquid, that ought to be a duh there..
Remember: Hot + Frozen = blended bliss, Cold + Frozen = Nightmarish block of hell..
Speaking of making your own latte, read along ’til the end and I’ll give you my very own Vanilla Latte Recipe, taste’s amazingly similar to your bestloved coffee shop on each corner, and this will cost you with regards to $0.25 to make, I won’t mention their name.
Making Guacamole, you want to be careful making dips or other things that are meant to have a texture that adds to the appetizing nature of the food, make sure you’re not pureeing your foods. Texture is almost as indispensable as Taste is, unless of course you’re feeding a baby and want to puree the foods. My husband pureed a heap of Guacamole, it wasn’t the greatest. Tasted fine, texture wise was too smooth.
Making Dough, for those of you that are Gluten Free using this to make your dough is amazingly simple. Especially when you’re dealing with respective types of flours and want to make sure you’ve mixed the mixture thoroughly. I’ve employed a great deal of dissimilar recipes for Gluten Free mixes, including cakes, cookies, pancakes, and pizza dough, all turned out utterly wonderful, well detached from the fact they don’t have Gluten in them (which I terribly miss). Again, with baking too, textures are often necessary in the baking process, read the recipe conservatively and make sure if it says the end result must be lumpy that it is.
We make rather a few things in our Ninja, things we would normally use a blender for smoothies (which we did toss out, rather donate, our Blender when we got the Ninja, I’m not a clutter person). Do precisely as it says, add frozen fruit, rather of ice and it taste’s fantastic!
For you Gluten Free and Lactose Free people, we found using Coconut Milk (So Delicious or Silk brands) and a little Coconut Flour adds rather a bit of fiber and Coconut Sugar tastes fantastic too.. (both of which you may find at your local health feed store, it is a little pricey, but if you’re on this GF diet you know it’s expensive). Add 3 Cups of Coconut Milk, with regards to 3 Tbs of Coconut Sugar, a 1/4 Cup of Coconut Flour (for Fiber), and regarding 2 Cups (to taste) of frozen mixed fruit and you have a fantastic smoothie on your hands.
This is MY Latte recipe, I didn’t take it from any company, my comparison is merely that it tastes like a very well known brand. I do fiddle around in the kitchen and I do have a lot of outstanding recipes I’ve come to love just by playing around with ingredients.
Vanilla Latte Recipe: 2 Servings, in regards to 16 to 20 oz each +/-
Large Ninja Pitcher
Large Dough Paddle (Black one)
1/3 Cup of Ground Dark or Medium Coffee
2 Cups of Water, or to 4 Mark on your coffee machine
3 Cups of Milk
2 Tbs of Pure Vanilla, or imitation, it doesn’t actually matter
2 to 3 Tbs of Sugar in the Raw sugar, NOT HEAPING (we use closely 3, in regards to 2 & 3/4 Tbs), you could also use regular sugar, altho I’m not sure what the variation would be, it’s finer so be careful you don’t make it too sweet.
In the Microwave fetch 3 Cups of Whole or 2% milk to a boil, when it comes to 3 & 1/2 to 4 Minutes
Pour the Milk into the Large Pitcher
Add Vanilla and Sugar
Turn Ninja on DOUGH!!
** BE careful of the speed here, you will end up with hot milk shooting out the top if you use any rapidly and without delay speed** I will not be liable for failure to follow my directions.
Let that mix for with regards to 3 to 4 minutes or while you brew your coffee
1/3 Cup of Ground Dark or Medium Coffee
Fill your coffee Maker with water to the 4 mark, which is I believe 2 cups give or take
Once you’ve Made your coffee in your Coffee Maker, and You’ve made your milk in your Ninja
Pour 3/4 to 1 Cup COFFEE (depending on your taste, commence with less you may add more but you cannot take away) into each Cup
Open the Ninja and remove the Dough Blade leaving the lid off
Pour the Milk on top of the Coffee evenly going back and forth among the two cups until you reach foam, then pour the foam evenly into each cup spooning or using a spatula to get it all out and viola, Vanilla Latte.
Careful, it is HOT!
Add more Coffee to taste if you want..
All in all the positives of this product outweigh the danger of the blades in my opinion, as long as you’re careful, keep the blades locked in the pitchers at all times I think you’ll be exceedingly satisfied with your purchase.
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57 of 58 humans found the following review helpful.
Almost a Vitamix for $500 less
By Richard Patterson
I have had the Ninja 1100 for two weeks, and am very happy with my purchase. I purchased the Ninja because my Oster blender doesn’t have the power to do a good occupation crushing ice for frozen drinks or blend frozen fruit and ice into sorbets or smoothies. My brother purchased a Vitamix, which does an splendid job, but at over $600 is WAY outside my price range.
Overall, the Ninja does a outstanding job. The blender is powerful sufficient to turn a full carafe of ice into fine snow. I take frozen fruit (peaches, mixed berries) add a little fruit juice, ice, Splenda and yogurt to make aweinspiring fruit sorbet for dessert – it comes out the consistency of soft-serve ice cream. It likewise makes a great deal of of the best frozen margaritas ever – smooth and icy, but you may use less ice because it is so powerful.
If you read some other reviews, you will see that there are complaints that the blender doesn’t always blend everything perfectly smooth. The essential word here is “perfectly” – it does from time to time leave little bits of ice or fruit. However, if “great” is what you are looking for rather of “perfect”, you ought to be in truth happy with this purchase.
37 of 41 people found the following review helpful.
Very very nice. It crushes ice into snow well (once you have reviewed the directions) and hence makes exceedingly good daiquiris. This is the main reason I purchased the Ninja since my former blender wouldn’t chop ice up at all.
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