My old blender was in desperate need of being replaced. It would cut off randomly during its cycle and I’d have to release and re-push the button to make it spin on its set cycle. Not only that, it was dull, slow, and super noisy. Eventually I convinced myself I’d put it to enough good use and decided on the lovely and very affordable Ninja Professional Blender (NJ600).
For $72 from Amazon, this blender does an awesome job! I bought my last blender at Home Depot about five years ago for around $50. Although this isn’t much of an upgrade in terms of price, I’d read good things about this one on the internet. It’s supposed to be one of the best blenders on the market for its price range. And after only owning it for about five days, I can confidently say it’s far better than my old one ever was!
The NJ600 has a pretty powerful little motor at 1000 watts. I have no idea what the wattage was on my last one, but the Ninja spins faster for sure. According to the box it’s dishwasher safe, although I haven’t tried putting it in there yet. I think I’ve been washing it by hand because I’m still excited to have a new one and I just love playing with it. I’ve made about three smoothies a day since it arrived. My teenage son said he wishes I’d order a new blender more often so I can keep making him so many smoothies!
The pitcher is 72 oz, large enough for everyone in my house to have some. The first recipe I used my NJ600 for is one of my favorites. It’s a tropical delight called Caribbean mango smoothie. Here’s the recipe:
- 2 large ripe mangoes, stone removed, peeled and cut into small chunks
- 2 cups ready-made mango sorbet (if you can’t get mango, use peach)
- oz/340ml vanilla yoghurt
- 1½ cups coconut milk
- A slice of fresh pineapple to garnish
Spin it up on high and enjoy a bit of heaven!
I couldn’t believe how much more smoothly my drinks were blended compared to my last one. The consistency wasn’t chunky like before. I do most of my shopping online now anyway, but this blender proves to me even more that retail stores offer far less value. I’m pretty sure if I’d bought this blender at Home Depot or a similar store that it would have cost a lot more. The best blender prices are definitely online. Amazon is my favorite because their customer service is just so helpful. I once had an issue with an electronics vendor and Amazon gave me a full refund even though the vendor refused.
For a relatively cheap countertop blender, I definitely recommend the Ninja Professional Blender (NJ600). I love my new blender!