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- 72 oz. XL Pitcher with Blade and Lid
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Best Reasonably Priced Blender on the Market! 02/27/2014
This review is from: Ninja Operating BL660 Professional Blender with Single Serve
My wife and I have been looking into getting into healthier eating habits and getting a lot of the nutrients from whole foods that we don't get from our favorite cuisines.
The problem is, most food that is good for you doesn't taste so great by itself! This is where a blender for smoothies comes into play.
We looked around for a bit and did not want to spend $500 for a Vitamix (near concensus best) since we did not know how much use we would get out of a blender. We found a fantastic deal on this Ninja BL660 here at Newegg, shopped around, and found this was the lowest price by far.
The blender itself works great, it's easy to use and has some nice features:
- Safety: the blades are sharp so handle with care, but the blender itself will not operate without clamping the top securely closed. Great for those who have small children or pets.
-Individual serving glasses: Great for those on the go, there's even a blade for these glasses so you can just blend and go. We each take one of these to work in the morning, great way to start the day!
-3 speeds, blends Ice, greens, frozen fruits, FAST. It takes maybe 20 seconds to blend everything, 1 minute for a very fine blend.
-Easy to clean: Just run the blades under warm water right after use. Same for the mixing pitcher and it takes very little maintenance. Wash them in the dish washer once every few days or after a messy load to keep everything sanitary.
-Does a great job with all food types: we do greens like kale/spinach, fresh and frozen fruit of all kinds, milkshakes, margaritas/daiquiris, chia/flax seeds, avocados and other veges.
-Not too loud: It's not any louder than our older blender, but it does a MUCH better job.
-The suction cup feet aren't great, imo. I would prefer the standard rubber feet, as the suction cups make it difficult to move if you need to move your blender a lot.
-For some types of foods, like Greens or thicker blends, you will have to do some side-scraping to get everything blended. We bought a silicone spatula to help with this, it would have been nice if one were included.
If you want to try to eat healthier and give blending a try, this is a perfect entry level blender without too much cost commitment. It's cheap, effective, and easy to use.
We ended up joining Castco after a few uses of this blender to help fuel our newfound Smoothie addiction. It's been THAT good, and the smoothies in the morning give me energy all morning without making me too full for lunch.
We'll probably get a VitaMix after this dies on us eventually, but for now, we couldn't be happier with what we paid and what we got with this blender!
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