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01-23-2011, 06:03 PM
I have to admit it, Miss Vita has spoiled me. I love my Vitamix but won't travel with it, for fear of damaging it. I've used a Hamilton Beach as a travel substitute, but at only 450 watss, I wind up with chunky green smoothies.
The new Ninja (upright blender, not that crazy looking football shaped model) has a full 1,000 watts. The downside is the Ninja is heavier than the Hamilton, and three times the cost, but, at 100 bucks, it's still a better alternative than traveling with Miss Vita.
Anyone had any Ninja experience?
I use my Ninja every morning to make my green smoothie and I love it. Can't afford a vita yet.
01-23-2011, 10:29 PM
Thanks for the feedback, Rena. I need something that can travel with me. I worry that this one may be larger or heavier than I ideally want, but, I know that if I don't have a strong enough blender, I'll fail at my newly declaired green smoothie fast.
01-24-2011, 10:11 AM
I use the Ninja as my main processor and it works really well - I love it. For traveling, I would say it's definitely possible. The motor is the heavy part and I just weighed mine... it came in at about 2.5 lbs. The blender is lightweight plastic and didn't even make my scale budge. It's doable if you are willing to carry it :)
01-24-2011, 11:00 AM
They sell them at Bed, Bath and Beyond near me. And there's usually 20 percent off coupons in the mail or magazines. That would save you a bit.
01-24-2011, 05:06 PM
So, for clarification, are y'all talking about the Ninja Master Prep that has the motor on top, or the newer Ninja blender that looks more like a traditional counter blender with the jar on top of the motor base? I'm looking at the latter, and thought it was heavier than 2.5. It's more expensive but has more power than the Master Prep. The Master Prep has about the same power as the Hamilton I've used in the past.
01-24-2011, 06:18 PM
The Ninja is awesome, plus it has processor bowl included. You can take the blender and the processor with you wherever you go. It's really not that heavy at all and the motor is pretty small (it's the one that goes on the top.. I got this for work and travel. Since the Vita-Mix is large, bulky, expensive,and heavy to be portable. It's pretty handy in maintaining the raw food lifestyle.
Ninja blends up things pretty good and better than a regular blender and the processor is good especially when pulsing food.
It really is a good alternative to the Vita-Mix when it comes to saving money.
i got mine for about $35.00. That's pretty good too.
01-25-2011, 07:16 PM
I got the 1100 watt baby, sits on the counter, motor in the base with blender 6-blade and processor 4-blade. I mainly use the 4-blade because it fits under the upper cabinets. Makes a good smoothie. And...if you want a silky smoothie, add some GT kombucha, approx 5-8 oz, don't even need the whole bottle. It may just be me, but I "think" it makes it even better!
01-25-2011, 07:30 PM
Just a thought but would a hand blender work? they are small and light weight and are pretty powerfull.
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