We love blenders. That is pretty much an understatement, I mean we really love blenders. Could be because we make homemade butter in them, or it could be because we make smoothies on a daily basis. Or it could be because we use them for things like making pancake batter and such. We use a blender quite often. So when I was given the opportunity to review the Ninja Ultima, I jumped at the chance. I honestly have been very pleasantly surprised. In fact when a friend said, my parents have one of those, I had to ask, “Why would anyone spend that much money on a blender? I honestly want to know?” Well, now I know.
Several years ago, like nearly 20, I bought a Euro Pro food processor and blender off of Ebay. It was an unknown brand but it was a good deal and ebay was the thing at that time. I loved that appliance, loved it so much I wore out one of the plastic pieces. I couldn’t find a replacement piece at the time, but the appliance had such a great motor that I set it aside hoping I would find one later. Well I couldn’t but was always on the lookout for another blender/processor made by them. Then they changed names and I once again got used to just buying what I found and making the best of it. I had thought about buying a Vita Mix but just never did. I am one of those super researchers before buying things that cost more than a few dollars. Go ahead and ask me the different size motors and watts most blenders use. Ask me about the pitcher size. I can tell you what I would and wouldn’t buy and why.
Then there is the Ninja Ultima. This thing is in a class of it’s own and I don’t think it should even be called a blender. I am not sure what it should be called and of course it is a blender, but my goodness calling this thing a blender is like calling a semi-truck a bicycle.
The motor isn’t really loud but the thing feels like it has the power of a jet engine. Probably because it does. It has a 1500 watt 2.5 hp engine, umm I mean motor. The average blender has 300 watts, my super Cuisinart has 700 and that is powerful. But this thing has 1500, did you hear me? 1500 watts! I dare you to go look at the bottom of your favorite blender and tell me how many yours has. 1500 watts means no bogging down. It means no getting have the dry stuff stuck in the bottom. It means no burning up the motor because you put too much frozen fruit in it. It means you can grind grain. It means you can grind coffee beans.
And it isn’t just the motor size, it is the design. And the pitcher! It has a 72 ounce pitcher: The pitcher is BPA Free and perfect for all your kitchen needs. And it also comes with 2 individual serving cups and can be used with the additional blender bottom.
I use the individual cups to grind coffee, make oat flour, and make my Arbonne protein shakes. I LOVE this blender! . And it isn’t just me my cook #4 as we call her, loves it too. She is our butter maker, and we make tons of butter.
So yes, this is right up there on my list of must haves along with my commercial Kitchen Aid mixer. I would definitely spend the money on this, and I am surprised it isn’t more for what you get here. My favorite thing about this blender? It is a multitasker!
Here are some of the details from the Ninja folks to be more specific.
- The most powerful blender* – available for one third the cost of the Vitamix® 750**.
- This blender makes whole nutrient rich juicing possible through pulverizing whole fruits and vegetables and including all of its valuable nutrients.
- This hands free blender delivers unmatched silky smooth, grit free consistency and innovative technology, allowing consumers to prepare immaculate recipes, from blending perfectly smooth soups and beverages, grinding meats, chopping herbs, emulsifying dips and mixing cake batters.
- Ninja’s signature Total Crushing™ blades that work in unison with newly developed High Speed Cyclonic blades
- PRO Variable Speed with a range of speeds from 3,700 to 24,000 RPM
- Ninja Ultima™ Blender series includes:
- One extra-large, 72 ounce multi-tasking pitcher
- Two 16 ounce Single Serve cups with Sip & Seal™ to-go lids
- One 8 cup capacity food processor bowl
- Making up to two pounds of dough in 30 seconds
- All detachable parts are dishwasher-safe and crafted of 100 percent BPA-free plastic
Disclaimer – I did receive a Ninja Ultima blender to try and keep, my opinions are my own and just to show how serious I am about that I have not even included any affiliate links here. You can find them in the following post if you like. I have not been compensated for writing this 🙂 but I did get to keep the blender.