Ninja Ultima Blender Review

Posted on Apr 28 2014 - 6:00pm by Susan Bewley

Disclosure: I received these products for free to review. The opinions in my review are honest and my own.

As much as I may not want to admit it, some days it’s hard finding the time to make a healthy meal. I know there are meal replacement shakes and protein shakes for people like me, who have a hard time making time for breakfast, but there is just something about the concept that bothers me. If I want a shake, I tend to think I might as well juice, or make it myself using fresh vegetables and fruits. Don’t get me wrong, some of those shakes are delicious, but there is just something delightful about having a delicious drink make from natural, organic ingredients.

While I have a Vitamix, I usually avoid using it because in all honesty, it is messy. Cleaning the container isn’t easy and I can never find my pressing stick when I need it. For a while, I had given up on using a blender to make many shakes or soups. While I loved my blender, I just couldn’t handle the mess on a regular basis. Just as I was about to give up on the whole concept, I was approached by Ninja, who asked me to review their brand new Ninja Ultima Blender. Since I didn’t even know Ninja made such a powerful blender, I was intrigued. To say the least, I bought a lot of wonderful vegetables and was determined to put it to the test!

Ninja Ultima Blender : What is It

Looking for a high quality blender for making healthy shakes and quick soups for your family? If so, we think you will love the Ninja Ultima Blender. As the only blender on the market with Dual Stage Blending, it can blend just about anything without help. Depending on the speed used, you can even do things you couldn’t imagine a normal blender doing, replacing common appliances or gimmicks in your kitchen, like a:

  • Hand Mixer
  • Food Processor
  • Ice Cream Maker
  • Juicer
  • Stick Blender
  • Ice Crusher
  • Meat Grinder
  • Soup Maker
  • Nut Butter Maker
  • Cheese Grater
  • Grain Mill
  • & more!

With a powerful 2.5 peak horsepower motor (24,000 RPMs), you can enjoy making anything from homemade sauces to whole fruit juices. To make life even more convenient for you, it also has 2 Nutri Ninja cups with sip and seal lids, allowing you to make personalized drinks to quickly bring with you on the go.  With Ninja’s advanced High Speed Cyclonic Blades ™ and Total Crushing Blades ™, you have a professional quality blender without the scary price tag!

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If you have a Vitamix, you may even be surprised how it compares to its competitor. Check the video below to see The Ninja Ultima Blender and Vitamix comparison! I know as a long time Vitamix owner, I was very surprised!

Ninja Ultima Blender: Overall

I have to say that I am very impressed with the Ninja Ultima Blender. For our first test, we decided to make smoothies. Not only did it do a fantastic job crushing ice, but gave us restaurant quality smoothies. The ice was smooth and there were no small ‘chunks’ that you sometimes get while making homemade smoothies. What impressed me the most about it though was all the safety safeguards and built in mechanisms to make sure that the Ninja was as safe AND mess-free as possible. Once you have everything in the Ninja, the lid locks as well as the canister itself. You have to truly try to make a mess once the Ultima has started and since it doesn’t easily open, you don’t have to worry about kids accidentally going near a moving blade while helping in the kitchen or removing the top to make a mess. Clean up was also extremely easy, allowing my husband and I to relax instead of trying to move our hands inside the canister itself to deal with blades. To say the least, the Ninja Ultima Blender is much more user friendly than our previous blender. Based on our own experience, I am delighted to give the Ninja Ultima Blender an A+ rating!

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Ninja Ultima Blender: Where to Purchase

Would you like to purchase this awesome blender for your own family? You can purchase Ninja Ultima Blender at or from the Ninja website. You can also buy certain models of this blender at many retailers, including KOHLs, Target, Wal-Mart, and Bed, Bath, and Beyond. If you want to learn more about this blender or see some of the latest offers, make sure to check out Ninja on Facebook and Twitter!

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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

154 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Debra Womack April 28, 2014 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    Wow! This looks like a blender that can do just about anything in your kitchen! Now if it could only load the dishwasher… 😛

    Love the review. 🙂

    • Susan Bewley April 28, 2014 at 7:27 pm - Reply

      Hey, if it would load the dishwasher I would have to always tell my husband to do it 😉

  2. Alex T April 28, 2014 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    This looks awesome! I have been thinking about purchasing a blender for a while now, and this one in particular looks like it is hassle-free and can do a lot more than a normal blender. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Dandi D April 28, 2014 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    I think this blender is somewhere near the top of my wish list right now. I’d love to have a good blender so I can make my own nut butters and hummus and lots of other great stuff!

    • Susan Bewley April 28, 2014 at 7:27 pm - Reply

      I need to make my own almond butter!

  4. Kelley Larsen April 28, 2014 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    As someone who makes fruit smoothies every morning for breakfast on the go, this would be awesome. It’s also nice to know it crushes ice well because that is my complaint with my current cuisinart blender.

  5. Karen Hinkle April 28, 2014 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    wow a blender that dose all that I could use mine wont even crush ice

  6. Maryanne April 28, 2014 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    Thanks for such a thorough review. I have been trying to decide what my next blender should be (for baby food, smoothies etc). The Nijia is now on my list!

  7. Toni Ward Rust April 28, 2014 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    I know someone who has a Ninja and it is so amazing! I would love to have one for myself and my Grandson!

  8. Melinda Malinowski April 28, 2014 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    I have read so much info about the Ninja Ultima Blender that I would love to get one. I cannot believe how versatile it is. From being a Food Processor to an ice cream machine. That is so incredible. The blender looks to be a very solid piece of equipment and is a very good size to do alot of things. The cup capacity is another thing. I love making things and this will be a 2 thumbs up rating and 5 star rating from me.

  9. Brooke Baker April 28, 2014 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    I have always wanted a ninja blender, but have never been able to afford one. I would love to get one and give a great review.

  10. Sue Fromm April 28, 2014 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    Trying to change to a more healthy yet tasty diet for myself is hard enough , but encouraging teens and younger kids to do the same will require some creativity. The Ninja Ultima blender can be that safe , effective and easy to clean up way to make those smoothies, slushes and shakes a great substitute for sugary drinks.

  11. James Kennedy April 28, 2014 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    My friend has a Ninja Ultimate Blender and loves it! It makes the most luscious smoothies ever. He has lost 40 lbs. and he owes it all to the Ninja Ultimate Blender and his new healthy regimen of smoothies.

  12. Sabrina Foster April 28, 2014 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for talking Ninja into donating this wonderful blender package. I would love to have one of these blenders, so if the Ninja gods agree, Yeah!!!!

    • Susan Bewley April 28, 2014 at 9:12 pm - Reply

      Good luck! You never know who Rafflecopter picks 🙂

  13. Ava Langford April 28, 2014 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    My brother visited last week and told us how much he loves his Ninja Ultimate Blender. He uses it in the morning for smoothies and for all types of recipes. He told us how easy it was to clean by putting water with a tiny bit of dish soap and turn it on for a couple of seconds. He convinced us it was something we need and want.

    • Susan Bewley April 28, 2014 at 9:12 pm - Reply

      It really is awesome. I will say too though that it is also dishwasher safe.

  14. Anna Mar April 28, 2014 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    I am still unsure how this is better from a regular blender / food processor. I would really have to try it for myself to be convinced of its superiority.

    • Susan Bewley April 28, 2014 at 9:11 pm - Reply

      One of the big reasons it is better than a traditional blender is the quality of blades, horsepower of the motor, and the control over the speed. I know growing up before my family had their Vitamix we went through a blender a year just by trying to blend ice and hard vegetables. It seems expensive at first glance but over time saves you a ton of money. Oddly enough, my first ‘nice’ blender when I went out on my own was my husband and I bought an original Vitamix from the 80s. It didn’t burn out until a year ago and was heavily used. The Vitamix I have now was actually another hand me down.

      Since I own both a Vitamix and Ninja, however, I feel comfortable comparing the two. The Ninja really is so much more convenient and the fact it is dishwasher safe is a huge time saver.

  15. Billie April 28, 2014 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    I’ve been wanting a Ninja since I saw the infomercial. They look so cool! I’m a huge fan of milkshakes and I’d love to make some fruit smoothies too.

  16. Debi April 28, 2014 at 9:21 pm - Reply

    My blender is about to die. Wouldn’t this make an awesome replacement??? 😉

  17. Pam Gurganus April 28, 2014 at 9:32 pm - Reply

    This Ninja sounds amazing! I have a blender and a food processor and would love to have one machine that could do the jobs of both! I’d love to be able to make my own soups and have a machine that would thoroughly break down the ingredients I put in it. Thanks for this awesome review! I’ve seen a lot of infomercials for Ninja, but even then (as with anything) I’m skeptical. It’s nice to read about it from a trusted source! 🙂

  18. katrina c. April 28, 2014 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    Oh the things I could do with this blender! These are really great to make your own nut butter! My sister has one and I’m so jelly!

  19. Susan Campbell April 28, 2014 at 10:50 pm - Reply

    I have a smaller ninja and it’s amazing, I can’t imagine how fantastic this one is…I need it!!!

  20. Birdiebee April 28, 2014 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for the great review. My mother has had her blender for over 30 years and I know it is time to get her something new. After reading your review, I am seriously considering buying her this for her birthday later this year. She makes smoothies 3-4 times per week and her poor old blender is on its last legs.

  21. Linda H April 28, 2014 at 11:07 pm - Reply

    I have been wanting a really nice blender for quite some time now. This one looks pretty fabulous, to say the least. I love that it’ll do so much more than many other blenders can even attempt. I like it!

  22. wendy c g April 28, 2014 at 11:43 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the information, I was just looking at Ninjas today online. I’ve been researching them and wondering how well they work.

  23. Kristyn April 28, 2014 at 11:57 pm - Reply

    gosh do i want a ninja lol!! i i would LOVe to make smoothies and frozen desserts. i hear all kinds of great things about the ninja, but its sooo pricey and i would hate to spend so much money on something. but thanks for the review, it seems like its totally worth it! 🙂

  24. MaryB April 29, 2014 at 2:21 am - Reply

    I love the idea of having the Ninja cups with sip and seal lids for on the go drinks. That would be so handy for a breakfast smoothie on a rushed morning. I also appreciate having review and comments from those who also own a Vitamix or other high end blender and how this fantastic Ninja compares.

  25. Natalie Brown April 29, 2014 at 4:16 am - Reply

    Hi! This sounds really cool! I can’t believe how many different things it can be used for. Even grating cheese?! Neat! Thank-you for your review!

  26. Vianet A. April 29, 2014 at 4:31 am - Reply

    Gave my dad one for Christmas and he loves it, doesn’t let anybody else use it. Now I want one!!

  27. Sandra VanHoey April 29, 2014 at 5:10 am - Reply

    This could replace a lot of items we have since it does so much. Love that it will grind meat as well, how cool of an item this is.

  28. kelly tupick April 29, 2014 at 7:03 am - Reply

    This blender looks great. It seems to do pretty much everything in your kitchen except for cooking dinner. This would be great to have. My blender is an old blender and it doesn’t even really blend anymore. The items mix on the bottom but they just sit there on top. I would love to have one machine that can mix, blend, grind, grate + more.

  29. maria cristina April 29, 2014 at 7:26 am - Reply

    Thank you so much for talking Ninja into donating this wonderful blender package

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  30. Anita April 29, 2014 at 7:48 am - Reply

    This is a fantastic many can make many many meals.

  31. Anita April 29, 2014 at 7:52 am - Reply

    This is a must have for any one who cooks.

  32. miranda McCallister April 29, 2014 at 8:29 am - Reply

    I’ve got a great juicer but it cannot do banana and yogurt etc for drinks. I’ve been thinking a blender should be added to our small appliances collection. Based on your review this blender looks like it would be a perfect addition. And with ideas like soups, i would use it all the time.

  33. Denise Taylor-Dennis April 29, 2014 at 8:35 am - Reply

    This certainly looks like a blender that can do a lot in the kitchen. I think it is interesting that you can make soup with it.

  34. Amy S. April 29, 2014 at 9:36 am - Reply

    Thanks for posting this review on the Ninja. I had heard of this blender but only in passing. It looks like a very sturdy blender that does the job well. A question for you would be, how loud is it compared to other blenders (like your Vitamix)? I know blenders are naturally loud I just felt like our old one was just insanely loud and not very powerful.

  35. Jen S. April 29, 2014 at 9:46 am - Reply

    You had me at “ice cream maker”! I need to get my hands on one of these. Is it bad that I’m already starting my Christmas list?!

  36. Sue Ellison April 29, 2014 at 9:47 am - Reply

    This would be so nice to have. I make smoothies every morning and it’s a chore to get all the fruit blended. First of all, my blender is not powerful enough and having only one set of blades in an extremely narrow space doesn’t allow anything to blend unless I continually stop it and rearrange the contents.

  37. Kelly April 29, 2014 at 9:51 am - Reply

    Great review. I have an old Ninja and it has changed the way I think of blenders. Before I used it only for making icy drinks. More like Ice chunk drinks. After I got a Ninja I realized how a blender should work. It beats up anything you put in it. Ice turns to snow…REALLLY!! Snow. no chunks just flaky snow. which btw makes making snow cones a really fun project.

  38. Jessica Menster April 29, 2014 at 9:53 am - Reply

    This looks like what my family needs! It appears that this is a very high quality, sturdy machine that can take care of about anything put into it. It seems like every blender I try gives out in a couple of years with all of the smoothies we make. This looks like the one I need to buy! Thanks!

  39. Katy B April 29, 2014 at 9:53 am - Reply

    This is such an awesome blender. The best of the best; it can blend anything and everything. I love to make cake, pancake, waffle, brownie batters in this blender. It makes everything smooth with no lumps. I love it

  40. Lisa Salyers (SerenShadow) April 29, 2014 at 10:46 am - Reply

    Thanks for this! My step mom has one of these and I’m completely and totally envious! I’ve seen this blender in action and it blends EVERYTHING! And here I am with my cheap $25 blender I got from the grocery store that just barely makes smoothies with soft fruits… 🙁

    Really hoping for this one! :))

  41. Sarah Hayes April 29, 2014 at 10:54 am - Reply

    i love the blades in this. Ive had so many crappy blenders that can barely crush ice but this one is beast. I would make so many yummy smmooties in this.

  42. lisa April 29, 2014 at 11:12 am - Reply

    That is a blender! Mine overheats when I try to make a milkshake.

  43. beverly i paquin April 29, 2014 at 11:20 am - Reply

    first thing i will make is ice cream. i watch the infomercial a lot.

  44. carmen miller April 29, 2014 at 11:55 am - Reply

    I know this product is great, as we have friends who own one, and they rave about it. They say it’s better than a Vitamix! I’m sold on this, and what it all makes. Everyone could definitely use one of these, especially our family.

  45. Michelle Salais April 29, 2014 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    A meat grinder and ice cream maker?! Wow! Is what I have to say. I would love, love, love, to own one. I could get much use out of this bad boy. Awesome product that does much. Going on my Amazon wishlist.

  46. Corina D. April 29, 2014 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    I got a Ninja for my wedding and it’s my absolute favorite thing ever! The blades along the center make a HUGE difference. My Ninja came out before they came out with a single serving blender which is brilliant and I know it would get used daily. If anyone is on the fence, jump. It’s absolutely worth it (the best wedding present we got!)

  47. Donna Warrington April 29, 2014 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    It sold me on the following: 2 Nutri Ninja cups with sip and seal lids, allowing you to make personalized drinks to quickly bring with you on the go. I’m always looking for something quick in the morning and this would be great….

  48. Vicky Carlson April 29, 2014 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    Wow! I was surprised to see how well the Ninja crushed ice! It even beat out the Vitamix!

  49. Stacy April 29, 2014 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    Working in an ice cream store for years I know the quality of having a good blender. Would love the chance to win a ninja for our home.

  50. Crystal Alexander April 29, 2014 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    The fact that you have a Vitamix and were able to compare the 2 is awesome! We have been on the fence for quite some time as to which one we wanted to get!!!

  51. kindra marie April 29, 2014 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the review! We’ve been in the market for a new blender for awhile…we do a lot of smoothies & shakes but also want one a little more power to be able to do things like make some almond butter! I’ll have to check this one out some more.

  52. Sarah April 29, 2014 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    I need one of these! It looks awesome, I love the Ninja brand they are fantastic. I might have to ask for this for mother day 🙂

  53. Lauryn R April 29, 2014 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    This blender looks amazing!! I cannot believe how many uses it has! I would really love to have one of these in my kitchen!

  54. Chewresa April 29, 2014 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    This seems awesome at not only blending juices, but also help prepare meals. This could make homemade butters and sauces! 😀

  55. Shannon April 29, 2014 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    I love these blenders. They are really nice and have been on my want list for a while.

  56. Ivey G April 29, 2014 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    I would love a blender like this! My husband would love it, plus you can purchase it on amazon, love it! Great review!

  57. Kay M. April 29, 2014 at 9:49 pm - Reply

    I love this blender, and I hope (fingers crossed) to have one soon! My dad has one and he loves it. He uses his to make slushies. LOL!

  58. Hey Jen April 29, 2014 at 10:32 pm - Reply

    I got a lot of use out of my old ninja. I tried to make cookie dough in it and was that ever a hassle. Will never try that again. This one is more powerful than the one I had and even looks more awesome! I may need to invest in one!

  59. Linda Madden April 30, 2014 at 1:04 am - Reply

    This sounds like a good blender. I need a new blender and I like the review you gave this one. Thanks

  60. Christina April 30, 2014 at 2:35 am - Reply

    I love the fact that it can also process food. I have a processor that where the bowl is way too large so this looks like it would work way better.

  61. Melissa S April 30, 2014 at 8:07 am - Reply

    I would love to have a Ninja blender, the one I have now is a cheapy one and I still use it often.

  62. suzanne April 30, 2014 at 9:46 am - Reply

    Wow. I didn’t realize it was comparable with the Vitamix. I have been wanting to get a good blender, it’s good to know there is a less expensive alternative.

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  64. Jessica Cox April 30, 2014 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    I love all the things these blender can do it is amazing,I would love to make a smoothie.You could really replace several appliances if you had a ninja blender.

  65. Alicia Randon April 30, 2014 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    Thank you for your review. My neighbor has been raving about the Vitamix for so long, but after reading/seeing the comparison, I’m sold on the Ninja Ultima!

  66. alona y April 30, 2014 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    This blender is definitely at the top of my list for new kitchen appliance picks! Thanks for the review and information.

  67. Nikki April 30, 2014 at 6:09 pm - Reply

    My sister has one of these and she loves it. I have been thinking about getting one for myself. I wonder how well it would make hummus…

  68. Trish F April 30, 2014 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    Oh I want one of these. I need a new blender and I would love to make my own nut butters and flours. I thought I wanted a Vitamix but after seeing the video, I’ll take the Ninja, thank you.

  69. Ashley April 30, 2014 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    I just visited my cousin who has one and it was really great! Easy to use and efficient!

  70. Beanybopp April 30, 2014 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    I have a regular blender and I HATE it! It is so hard to clean and like you said, you can really stick anything inside to move the stuff inside with the blade still in there. My blender is just blah…it cant do anything so something like this than can replace SOOO many appliances is absolutely wonderful!! I would love to have one of these but just dont have the money for one…:(

  71. Leslie Rodriguez April 30, 2014 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    This would be such a nice addition to my kitchen appliances. I would love to have something this powerful that will replace some of my other ones. Absolutely NINJA

  72. Michael Lambert May 1, 2014 at 12:25 am - Reply

    My wife and I have been wanting one of these for a while. Looks like a really nice blender that does quite a bit.

  73. Kyla P May 1, 2014 at 12:40 am - Reply

    I have been wanting one of these for forever! They are super awesome and do EVERYTHING! Would love to make tons of smoothies in this sucker! Very cool!

  74. Elicia P May 1, 2014 at 1:11 am - Reply

    Wow, thank you. I have heard things about the Ninja but never really looked into it. My Magic Bullet just broke and I can tell you if it did not break on it’s own I would have done it.
    On the Ninja I love the blades. It appears it would do anything! I agree with someone above I would love to make nut butters with this as well.

    I too hate using my blender now but I have found a simple way to clean it. I put water in it with a bit of soap and hit pulse a couple of times. Usually does the trick.

  75. Brian B May 1, 2014 at 5:03 am - Reply

    Oh my! I have wanted a Ninja so bad for so long. The time is near, too. Having recently moved once I find a space to keep it we will get it!

  76. Brianne Galloway May 1, 2014 at 7:32 am - Reply

    I have been researching information about buying the Ninja vs. Vitamix for a couple of months and I think the Ninja sounds like a winner for sure! My family is striving to make healthful changes in our diet and my kitchen aide blender died so it’s time for a new blender. I appreciate the information you have shared here about the Ninjas qualifications as an awesome addition to anyone’s kitchen utilities! Thank You!

  77. Sherry Compton May 1, 2014 at 8:26 am - Reply

    Wow! This does so many things. They blades are strong enough to crush ice, and I like that it grinds meat. A very handy appliance to have in your kitchen.

  78. sandra davis May 1, 2014 at 9:21 am - Reply

    i love my ninja except when u make milkshakes, they come out like whipped cream. Very powerful machine works great.

  79. Diana Scholz May 1, 2014 at 11:08 am - Reply

    Love that you have a review of the Ninja. I always hear everyone rant and rave about how great they are, but I’ve yet to read an actual review. I just bought the worlds cheapest blender and I am deeply regretting it! I need a Ninja!

  80. Dan Clark May 1, 2014 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    I am soo tired of wimpy blenders. This one is hands above every other blender on the market. When this one is sitting on my counter you can be sure I’ll brag about it to everybody.

  81. roberta May 1, 2014 at 3:25 pm - Reply

    I love my ninja blender it works great with everything! I love how it blendeds my smoothies very smooth

  82. rebeka deleon May 1, 2014 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    I was going to buy the Ninja blender at Walmart because we don’t own one. I didn’t know how well it worked so I am glad I got to see your review. I plan to buy one so I can make myself health smoothies for breakfast. 🙂

  83. Stephanie M May 2, 2014 at 8:39 am - Reply

    I love that you can make so many things with this and it sounds easy to do so – I feel like our current blender always has chunks left so I’m shaking and stirring trying to get it all the same consistency. I’ve never tried to make my own nut butter, but I’m intrigued!

  84. Rachel Cartucci May 2, 2014 at 9:50 am - Reply

    Wow,sounds like the Bee’s Knees to me! I really want to get one….maybe for my birthday!

  85. Sheila Owen May 2, 2014 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    I love the Ninja Ultima Blender. I didn’t realize it could do all those things. Now I love it even more. I really hope I win one at some point, I don’t think I can afford one.

  86. Kerri Hughes May 2, 2014 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    I had a Ninja before but I dropped the blender cup and ever since I have not been able to afford to buy one. I miss my Ninja more than anything and I really miss making fresh fruit & yogurt smoothies. It would make the best smoothies, better than any bought at a store or restaurant.

  87. Darlene May 3, 2014 at 1:15 am - Reply

    Thanks for the review. The Ninja Ultima Blender is really strong which is great because you can make sure everything is actually blended! Love the dual blades.

  88. Karen Kerr May 3, 2014 at 3:33 am - Reply

    I like that it gives you restaurant quality smoothies, smooth ice and not chunky. It was good to read that there are safety safeguards and built in mechanisms to keep it safe and mess-free.

  89. Tania O May 3, 2014 at 2:08 pm - Reply

    I had been eyeing the ninja blender, and I’m glad I found this review. I was worried the ninja might be another one of those gimmicky products that falls apart after a while. I’m glad you included commentary on how it compares with the Vitamix too; the Vitamix was my dream blender, but I think now the ninja is (and its much more attainable)!

  90. Michelle T May 3, 2014 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    This looks like it’s really got the power to make smoothies! At our house we prefer our smoothies made with frozen fruit instead of ice, and it was really hard on our blender (it does after two months). Hopefully this one stands up to daily use for you!

  91. nancy munson May 3, 2014 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    This looks like a fantastic blender. I would love to see how it does making squash soup, our family favorite. My old blender doesn’t get it quite as smooth as I like.

  92. yenny May 3, 2014 at 11:24 pm - Reply

    I didn’t realize the ninja did so many different things. It sounds amazing. And I agree about making my own shake or smoothie rather than buying the prepackaged kind. I like making my own because I know what’s in them.

  93. Jeffrey Coker May 3, 2014 at 11:31 pm - Reply

    Looks very cool. I know my wonderful fiance would love one of these.

  94. Raychelle May 4, 2014 at 8:45 am - Reply

    I have a basic ninja and love it. It’s so much more powerful than normal blenders. Would love to upgrade, though!

  95. Lisa G May 4, 2014 at 11:25 pm - Reply

    Love how this blender crushes ice so well. This would definitely be nice to have.

  96. claudia m May 5, 2014 at 1:17 am - Reply

    wow ! what a “all-round” Kitchen Tool . Luv it !!!

  97. Christina Easter May 5, 2014 at 1:17 am - Reply

    I have been interested in a Ninja since they first came out, but now I truly have an everyday use for one! I have started drinking protein shakes everyday, and would love to be able to make smoothies instead of the shakes. With the Ninja I would be able to use a variety of fruits and vegetables, along with ice, and make a high fiber smoothie! Definitely want one after reading this post!

  98. Lilia Kharabora May 5, 2014 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    This is incredible. After reading your review I want this badly. Does everything and more. 🙂 Thank you

  99. Holly C. May 5, 2014 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    I would love a blender like this. I grow a large veggie garden and last year I grew kale for green smoothies. well my blender would not blend it enough to drink through a straw. this one looks awesome1

  100. Claire D May 5, 2014 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    I’ve heard such nice things about the Vitamix, it speaks volumes that this blender stacks up nicely when compared against it. Perhaps I’ll have to check it out!

  101. Taylor Allen May 6, 2014 at 9:43 am - Reply

    My wife and I got a Ninja blender (not this model) for our wedding and we LOVE it! I’ve been using it for almost 2 months now. I make daily smoothies and this is a really impressive blender, with a ton of power!

  102. DENISE SMITH May 6, 2014 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    this would be so great to have i am always making juices for my kids to drink and im always blending things i would really love this

  103. Melissa S May 6, 2014 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    I have wanted one of these for a while now. We make shakes and smoothies regularly and our blender is about to die.

  104. Barrie May 6, 2014 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    I keep hearing about the Ninja blender but never paid it much mind as I already have a blender and I HATE cleaning them out…the Ninja looked no different…until I read this review! I can’t believe that it replaces everything…an ice cream maker?! Impressive!

  105. Bias May 7, 2014 at 2:41 am - Reply

    I just bought a Cuisanart… And I’m not impressed with it. It pours so badly. It sloshes everywhere and it drips down and into the bottom ring/stand. I’ve already decided it has to go back. I’d love to go with the Ninja instead.

  106. Chad M. May 7, 2014 at 7:27 am - Reply

    The dual blades would be nice. No more having to stir or shake mid-way through the blend. It would be great for making frozen fruit smoothies on those hot summer days.

  107. Babette May 7, 2014 at 9:04 am - Reply

    I have only heard great things about this blender! Would love to have one to make purees, soups, smoothies, and more!

  108. bethany maxwell May 7, 2014 at 10:42 am - Reply

    Love that you can use it as a meat grinder. I’ve never heard of a blender that can double as that! And I hate using blenders that leave ice chunks. This one sounds like a quality winner!

  109. Victor T May 7, 2014 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    I want one so badly !! Thanks for the review

  110. Vlad & Barkly's Dee May 8, 2014 at 12:45 am - Reply

    I’d LOVE to have this newer model. I’ve got one, but it’s much older, and I’d be in heaven if I could have one that did all the things this newer one can do. I’d especially love being able to make ice cream!

  111. Deb C May 8, 2014 at 2:18 am - Reply

    I like to make fruit and veggie smoothies. Celery and leafy vegetables are so hard to blend. They just get stuck in the top of the blender. The Ninja would take care of that problem!

  112. Tamra Phelps May 8, 2014 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    If I had one of these, I would be making milkshakes! And gaining 20 pounds pretty quickly, lol.

  113. Maureen G May 8, 2014 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    When I could eliminate a number of appliances because of the versatility of the Ninja Ultima Blender, I would be thrilled. My kitchen is on the small side and the Ninja would free up some much-needed working space.

  114. Maria R. May 8, 2014 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    A powerful blender that can do anything is a fantastic item in the kitchen. Also, the easy clean up is a definite positive for us!

  115. Sarah Oswald May 9, 2014 at 3:00 am - Reply

    This sounds like a great blender and I would love to have one. The blender I have now works but I think it need to be replaced.

  116. Spencer May 9, 2014 at 9:39 am - Reply

    This blender looks amazing and looks like it would get the job done very well. My family would love to make milkshakes and almond butter in here. This definitely looks like a tool that could eliminate other kitchen tools to help save space!

  117. christine jessamine May 9, 2014 at 10:41 am - Reply

    I love this! I love the size, this is perfect for a family. I would love this as a gift for my husband.

  118. md Kennedy May 9, 2014 at 11:01 am - Reply

    I’ve always wanted a Vitamix – or so I thought – to make all my smoothies, raw date bars, gluten-free pancakes, etc. However, the Ninja just looks so much better and more of an all-around appliance (I hate having to pull out something different for everything I do – I am a minimalist!).

  119. Christina T May 9, 2014 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    I love that it is more than just a blender that it has such a wide variety of uses and modes to contemplate and use depending on what you make. I also find it true that I tend to not use the blender that I already have very often because of the mess it makes and for the stress/annoyance of clean up. However the Ninja Blender seems like it would be an excellent buy and much needed replacement for my current eight year Oster blender. Will definitely look into upgrading soon. Thank you for your honest review and opinion.

  120. saminder gumer May 9, 2014 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    it is a really powerful blender/food processor and i would love to own one. i like the fact it is dishwasher safe as well. thanks for the review and i would like to see the comparisons to a vitamix.

  121. Linda Mire May 9, 2014 at 8:34 pm - Reply

    My friends love their Ninja Ultima Blenders and I have to say that I’m jealous because my blender just doesn’t perform well when it comes to crushing ice and making great smoothies. The power behind this machine is awesome. I would love to have something I could depend on like the Ninja.

  122. Paula Adams May 9, 2014 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    This Ninja Blender looks like it would function much better than my current blender, which I’d really like to replace. Need to get ready for those Summer Smoothies!

  123. Rosanne May 9, 2014 at 10:59 pm - Reply

    I’m looking to start juicing again. Started when I got cancer back after 7 years in 05. Now looking to start due to high cholesterol and inflammation. It works in healing the body

  124. Maria n May 10, 2014 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    I would love to try this blender !! I want to start making green juices and with my old juicer I can’t juice certain vegetables & fruits!! Xoxo

  125. Jeanna May 10, 2014 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    Wow! This blender sounds amazing! We are currently shopping for a new blender & this one has everything on our checklist! Thanks for your honest opinions!

  126. Hannah Avery May 10, 2014 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    This looks like a really great blender! Mine has not been working well, and I really could use one that is good for ice and frozen fruit. I have heard a lot of good things about the Ninja brand!

  127. Tara Woods May 10, 2014 at 10:51 pm - Reply

    Great review. I love a powerful blender, especially one that can replace my big and bulky food processor. I did not know that it can be used for making ice cream.

  128. Hesper Fry May 11, 2014 at 12:53 am - Reply

    This is definitely a high quality blender! Our family would use it for crushing ice and making milkshakes.

  129. Elicia P May 11, 2014 at 1:14 am - Reply

    My Magic Bullet took a nose dive. I am in search for a new one. Your review has sold me on the ninja. Now only if I could win one as the price is steep.

  130. Lorayne Gothard May 11, 2014 at 1:15 am - Reply

    I love the fact that you can use this blender for so many things!! This will eliminate the need to take up space buying other gadgets. I love that it is an ice cream maker!! My kids will have a lot of fun, as will I, using the Ninja.

  131. Esperanza Gailliard May 11, 2014 at 3:12 am - Reply

    Crushing ice is one of the most important aspects of actually having a good smoothie or blended product. I know it really means alot to me. This one looks like it can do miracles!

  132. Debbie May 11, 2014 at 4:48 am - Reply

    I like the sip and seal cups, so I can take my smoothies on the go.Also,I like that it is powerful enough to make ice cream,which is unbelievable,and impressive. I would love to have this Ninja Ultima Blender sitting on my kitchen counter.

  133. Paula V May 11, 2014 at 9:14 am - Reply

    I love the power of it. I’ve been through three blenders in four years. I can do what I need but never been able to experiment with much food processing such as nut butters.

  134. laurie nykaza May 11, 2014 at 11:28 am - Reply

    This sounds so amazing to use. My son has Celiac’s disease and is type 1 Diabetic with a heart transplant. Cross contamination with Gluten is important to be aware of in the kitchen so he has to have all his own appliances. Cooking now has become his hobby and he is always trying out new recipes and making smoothies is what he finds to be healthy making them with veggies and fruits. I have heard that the Ninja Ultima and really blend it all up no chunks which everyone hates in their drinks this one looks amazing to use.

  135. Darlene Ysaguirre May 11, 2014 at 11:42 am - Reply

    I love that its an all in one cooking machine. So if im making soup or a smoothie, or heck even grating cheese its going to do it all for me. Sounds like an easy cooking and cleaning up experience.

  136. Anne May 11, 2014 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    I’ve had a low-end blender for years and hardly ever use it, probably because it doesn’t really do anything well. This Ninja Ultima might just be what I need to upgrade. Food for thought, for sure. Thanks for the review.

  137. RICHARD HICKS May 11, 2014 at 7:57 pm - Reply

    I love this blender. I did not realize how versatile it can be in the kitchen!

  138. Vivian Kirkfield May 11, 2014 at 8:18 pm - Reply

    I’m so glad you did this review and included the video clip. I actually have the ninja blender…and have only used the small processing cup for grinding/shredding carrots for a very healthy yummy carrot cake recipe. But the blender came with the large capacity cup as well…which I have yet to use. I love the product!

  139. Sarah L May 11, 2014 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    I’ve always wanted a Vitamix and now I can just get the Ninja instead. Thanks for the review.

  140. Sky Evans May 11, 2014 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    I would love to use this for smoothies. This looks so high-quality.

  141. Michael Lambert May 11, 2014 at 10:49 pm - Reply

    I have heard so many good things about this blender. My wife and I have been wanting one for a while. We like to make smoothies and I think this would be perfect.

  142. Birdiebee May 11, 2014 at 11:09 pm - Reply

    I would love to have one of these so I can make my elderly mother her morning smoothies as well as I would like to do some juicing. I also make many soups and this would be perfect. I can’t believe how many small kitchen appliances/gadgets this one blender would replace.

  143. maria carrasco May 11, 2014 at 11:58 pm - Reply

    This blender looks so awesome. I would love to have one to make smoothies for my family. Thanks for such a thorough review.

  144. Lily Kwan May 12, 2014 at 2:01 am - Reply

    This blender looks very nice. Thanks for sharing!

  145. ANN*H May 30, 2014 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    This sounds like the ultimate blender, one I can do lots more with than the normal blender. Cant wait to make some smoothies in it .Thanks so much for this review.

  146. Paul September 26, 2014 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    Canbyou make mayonnaise in this blender?

  147. reggie October 18, 2014 at 11:12 am - Reply

    I am very UNIMPRESSED with the Ninja Ultimate Blender I just purchased….very first attempt at using it was to make Peanut Butter. Halfway through the process, the thing SHUT DOWN abd the bottom was smoking (seemed to be too hot). I unplugged it, took the top off for about an hour and it STILL doesn’t work. 🙁

  148. reggie October 18, 2014 at 11:13 am - Reply

    I am very UNIMPRESSED with the Ninja Ultimate Blender I just purchased….very first attempt at using it was to make Peanut Butter. Halfway through the process, the thing SHUT DOWN and the bottom was smoking (seemed to be too hot). I unplugged it, took the top off for about an hour and it STILL doesn’t work.

    ME: missing my old Ninja 🙁

    • Susan Bewley October 18, 2014 at 2:42 pm - Reply

      It sounds like you have a unit that might be a lemon 🙁 Mine works better than Vitamix (I have gone through 3 of them that would smoke).

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