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The Ninja Master Prep Professional is The Best!

Unpacking The Ninja Master Prep

My Ninja Master Prep Professional

My Ninja Master Prep Professional

My new Ninja Master Prep Professional arrived yesterday and I'm already in love! This clever little appliance ROCKS!

That's what I wrote within a day of receiving mine a few months ago. Ever since, I have found more and more uses for my Ninja. It hasn't let me down yet.

Needing a new blender, I ordered a popular brand basic blender. As usual, it had the single blade set up in the bottom of the blender. After trying two different things--mixing a slush and crushing ice--I returned it. It didn't work for either task. It was disappointing.

So I started over. After more research over several days, I decided on the Ninja Master Prep.

I am still amazed at how well and how fast it works. I've never had another blender that was so quick. It is so impressive.

I've now tried plenty of experiments to test it myself. As you can see in the photos below, it is not only very effective, but also amazingly quick! The vegetables I chopped took less than five seconds for each. Actually the spinach was chopped finer than I wanted in about three!

Besides spinach, I've used it for...

  • Cauliflower, for rice in seconds
  • Onions, fast means less tears
  • Any other vegetable you want to chop
  • Spices like basil and cilantro
  • Pureeing soups or other liquids
  • Milk shakes
  • Pancake batter, blend then simply pour
  • Slushes
  • Drinks
  • Blending butter with flour for crusts and scones
  • Grinding coffee

You can see how versatile and handy it is. Next I want to try to make ice cream.

I also like that the Master Prep comes with three different sized containers. A small one for chopping, a medium size pitcher, and a full size pitcher. Two splash guards, one for the small and one for the other two, are placed on top of each container. The motor unit fits into that guard, securing the blades. Simply push on the top, and the unit pulses. A few pulses seems to be all it takes!

Because it serves so many functions, I can eliminate several other small appliances, like a food chopper and a coffee grinder.

One important tip that should be mentioned: Instructions say do not pulse for more than 15 seconds at a time. That has turned out to be easy, since with the pulse action usually takes less than that!

So far, The Ninja Master Prep exceeds my expectations! I'm anxious to try a smoothie or juice, fresh salsa, and some different salad dressings. With my Ninja will won't take long at all!

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The Features of the Ninja Master Prep

Here are the new features it comes with that make the Ninja invaluable to me:

  • Since the motor sits on top, it doesn't get wet or dirty. It is be very easy to keep it clean.
  • The motor is a powerful 450-watts.
  • Since the blades secure at the top, it is much easier to access the contents--without the blades in the way. You can simply pull the blade(s) out, and use a spatula to get out every last spoonful from the bottom of the container.
  • The large splash guard comes with a pouring spout, so when you pour into a glass or bowl, it's easy.
  • Each container has a non slip base, removable for washing.
  • Stacked, double blades work so effectively compared to the old style blender blades.
  • The sizes are 16 oz, 40 oz, and 48 oz. Each comes with a storage lid that seals the container.

So many of the most powerful blenders cost several hundred dollars. This unit seems to do the job for a fraction of that price. I love finding a great product for such a good--and affordable--price.

Crushes for Slushes

It made a delicious, smooth slush from frozen orange juice in about thirty seconds. Crushed ice, thirty seconds. You can see the finished product in the photo gallery.

Frozen fruit in a drink? Check out the Cabernet Slush.

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The Ninja works so thoroughly I think it could be used for green drinks, though it doesn't extract the juice. It chops and blends the ingredients so well that drinks like smoothies will be easy.

The Ninja Blends Butter and Flour

For the latest test, I used the Ninja to make scones this morning.

First, it called for frozen butter. I thought that might be hard on the Ninja.

Second, you know how much time it can take to cut butter into flour and sugar by hand? It can take quite awhile, and my hand would get sore by the time it was ready. With the Ninja it took less than 40 seconds, and the butter was frozen! Amazing how the Ninja works!

Want to see the finished scones? Here's my recipe for Raspberry Scones and More.

Next time I make a pie crust, it will not only save time, but be more thoroughly blended besides. Scones come together in minutes this way. Handy for breakfast!

Ninja Blending Frozen Butter and Flour

Frozen Butter

Frozen Butter

Butter, Flour, and Sugar ready for scones

Butter, flour and sugar, after the Ninja blended.

Butter, flour and sugar, after the Ninja blended.

The Ninja Master Prep Grinds Coffee Beans

It even grinds coffee beans! There's a picture below. It took about 30 seconds total. Now I can take a coffee grinder off my wish list. That is another thing I love--when one appliance makes a second one unnecessary!

The Ninja versus Coffee Beans

Finished coffee beans

Finished coffee beans

Check out these videos to see the Ninja in action. It's quite amazing to watch how fast it works. In my photos above, you can see how well it chops and blends.

A Review of the Ninja Master Prep Pro

The Ninja Master Prep at Work

Do you have one of these?  I love it!  What is your favorite use for your blender?

stella vadakin from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619 on January 28, 2016:

I got my daughter one and she loves it. This is a very nice review. She is very satisfied with hers. Thanks,

Lorelei Cohen from Canada on May 01, 2015:

Fabulous review of the Ninja. I didn't even know it existed but it sure looks like a wizard in the kitchen.

Lorelei Cohen on March 10, 2015:

My daughter loves her food processor as well. They really do take care of virtually everything in the kitchen other than the cooking. Very nice product review.

Merry Citarella (author) from Oregon's Southern Coast on March 10, 2015:

I've never made cheesecake Favored, but I bet it would. So far it has done everything I've tried!

peachy from Home Sweet Home on December 31, 2014:

this ninja stuff sounds like a wonderful food processor

Fay Favored from USA on December 30, 2014:

Now that I've seen this I wonder if my husband would like it for his famous cheesecake. Think it would work to get him to make it? :)

Merry Citarella (author) from Oregon's Southern Coast on December 30, 2014:

I haven't used a Magic bullet, but hear they work well. Is it just more limited on what it does? The Ninja does work on larger amounts too. You will just have to get one of these too Smine! With all the cooking you do, I bet you'd love it.

Merry Citarella (author) from Oregon's Southern Coast on December 30, 2014:

It's never too late Susan! You'll love it.

Susan Deppner from Arkansas USA on December 20, 2014:

Well, you have me pretty well convinced. Last night I actually grated a carrot using a little tiny, more decorative than functional, grater. I'm sure your Ninja would have had it done in a pulse or two. Occasionally I wish I could crush ice. And of course there's the onions and other things that I chop regularly. Looks like this would have me covered and save time as well as effort. Wonder if it's too late to add this to my Christmas list... :)

Merry Citarella (author) from Oregon's Southern Coast on December 13, 2014:

Hi Smine 27! I've heard good things about the magic bullet too, but i suppose this does more? I still love mine! Good to see you here.

Shinichi Mine from Tokyo, Japan on December 12, 2014:

I wish I had bought this instead of my magic bullet.

Merry Citarella (author) from Oregon's Southern Coast on November 26, 2014:

I'm so sorry to hear of your problems! My little Ninja set was under $70.00. I didn't want to spend much more than that for the use I expected to get from it, but it is fabulous. Honestly, it's still exceeding my expectations on everything. One of the latest is blending frozen butter squares with flour and sugar for scones. It comes out so fine. Maybe the motor on top models like mine are the solution. I LOVE it!

Eileen Hughes from Northam Western Australia on October 16, 2014:

I am glad this worked for you. We bought the Ninja Mega Kitchen System. We loved it at first,then we tried to use the cup serves and it would not lock on. So they sent us a new blade and 2 new cups that unlocked too. But worse still the liquid leaked through the seal and down into the motor.

In Australia we pay through the nose for things like this ours cost over 500. yet in america it was about $250.

To make a long story short. We returned it as it was faulty and eventually got our money back. I did a review on ours too on my daughters site on Infobarrel. Would not touch one of these again. Maybe a one of but have read so many bad reports since about them.

Merry Citarella (author) from Oregon's Southern Coast on September 12, 2014:

Isn't it though Diana? And you could make scones for dessert! Thanks so much for your comments.

Merry Citarella (author) from Oregon's Southern Coast on July 07, 2014:

@Mary Crowther: I'm still so impressed with it! Thanks MareeT.

Renaissance Woman from Colorado on July 07, 2014:

@Merrci: The perfect construction site refreshment, for sure.

Mary Crowther from Havre de Grace on July 06, 2014:

Oh, I want one of these! I love that it has so many uses and extra containers. So nice for prep work.

Merry Citarella (author) from Oregon's Southern Coast on June 17, 2014:

@jasminscreation: Sure! Thanks for your comments!

jasminscreation on June 17, 2014:

@Merrci: I was wondering how it worked. Thanks

Merry Citarella (author) from Oregon's Southern Coast on June 13, 2014:

@DeborahDian: It really is. It keeps surprising me. I love when that happens. Thanks for your lovely comment!

Deborah Carr from Orange County, California on June 12, 2014:

This looks like such a handy device!

writerkath on June 11, 2014:

Dang! I want one of these! I'm a kitchen gadget junkie, and I've seen these before. I appreciate your photos showing how well it works! Great review!

Merry Citarella (author) from Oregon's Southern Coast on June 11, 2014:

@Elyn MacInnis: Thanks Elynmac. I do have a hand held blender too, and like it a lot, but it wouldn't work for many of the things I wanted. I love that this will crush (and I mean crush) ice and grind coffee even! Both are nice to have!

Merry Citarella (author) from Oregon's Southern Coast on June 11, 2014:

@Heidi Vincent: Thanks FreshStart7! Always so good to see you.

Merry Citarella (author) from Oregon's Southern Coast on June 11, 2014:

@Scarlettohairy: Thanks Scarlettohairy! I hadn't either. Love it this way though. It's so much easier to access.

Merry Citarella (author) from Oregon's Southern Coast on June 11, 2014:

@Diana Wenzel: Thank you RenaissanceWoman2010. I bet an icy slush would taste great between construction times!

Merry Citarella (author) from Oregon's Southern Coast on June 11, 2014:

@zigwynn: Thanks Zigwynn! You'll love it. ;-)

Merry Citarella (author) from Oregon's Southern Coast on June 11, 2014:

@captainj88: Thanks Leahjsongs. It does so well on everything so far.

Merry Citarella (author) from Oregon's Southern Coast on June 11, 2014:

@Brite-Ideas: It is really exceeding my expectations. Nice! Thanks so much Brite-Ideas.

Merry Citarella (author) from Oregon's Southern Coast on June 11, 2014:

@esmonaco: Thanks Esmonaco! I've heard good things about the Nutribullet too.

Merry Citarella (author) from Oregon's Southern Coast on June 11, 2014:

@smine27: Chopping is relaxing I think, but for chopping extra fine and blending, this is so fast! Thanks Smine27.

Merry Citarella (author) from Oregon's Southern Coast on June 11, 2014:

@MelanieKaren: I love it. So far it does all I ask it to, better than I expected!

Elyn MacInnis from Shanghai, China on June 11, 2014:

Very cool. I love the blades at the top too. I use my blender to smush up cooked rose petals to make them into beads. :-) Need a good blender for that. But I also discovered that a hand-held blender stick does well for that too. Have you ever tried one? It works really well too. Not sure about ice etc., but this one looks like it is the perfect tool for slushes. Thanks for the great tip!

Heidi Vincent from GRENADA on June 09, 2014:

I don't, Merrci. but I certainly want one now after your rave review :)

Peggy Hazelwood from Desert Southwest, U.S.A. on June 09, 2014:

I've never seen this blender till now. I like the way its constructed!

Renaissance Woman from Colorado on June 07, 2014:

This looks like the perfect tool for my needs. Thanks for the introduction. Appreciated!

zigwynn on June 07, 2014:

I have an older electric chopper that I use a lot. It is good to know the Ninja would be a great replacement when the time comes. Thanks!

Leah J. Hileman from East Berlin, PA, USA on June 05, 2014:

I don't have one of these. I'm glad to have this good review because I'm in the market for one.

Barbara Tremblay Cipak from Toronto, Canada on June 04, 2014:

this sounds like a terrific product, I would use this! thanks for the heads-up on this one - love hearing about people's experiences with handy kitchen items

Eugene Samuel Monaco from Lakewood New York on June 04, 2014:

Looks like a great kitchen tool. my wife just bought the Nutri Bullet, she really likes it. I don't use it much, it seems the Ninja can do more.. Great Review and good luck with your new kitchen helper!!!

Shinichi Mine from Tokyo, Japan on June 04, 2014:

This looks like a very useful piece of appliance. I usually chop the old fashioned way, but if it makes the job easier, I'm all for it.

Melanie Wilcox from Pennsylvania, USA on June 04, 2014:

This is a great review. I've been in the market for awhile for a food chopper, but I had no idea what to get. I've always done it the old fashioned way. I could really use this!

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