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 Post subject: Ninja Pro or Master Prep?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:43 pm 
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I saw someone post a question about the Vitamix vs the Blendtec, but what about the Ninja? Does any one have experience with it? Does it make good cashew cream without any chunks? I dont' want to have to soak my cashews every time. Whats the difference between the pro and the master prep? If any one has any experience, I'd love to hear about it! I can't afford a 500 dollar blender, even if its 300 on ebay.

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 Post subject: Re: Ninja Pro or Master Prep?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:29 pm 
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Consumer Reports rated the Master Prep its #2 blender after the Vitamix and also named it its top food chopper.

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 Post subject: Re: Ninja Pro or Master Prep?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:51 pm 
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I have this one (it's the blender, not the master prep one) and love it. I would have loved to get a Vitamix or Blendtec, but since I can't afford either, this was the best I could do. I am much happier with it than I was with my old Salton blender. I got it when it at Kohl's when it was on sale and I had a coupon. I paid less than $80 for it.


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 Post subject: Re: Ninja Pro or Master Prep?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:43 am 
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Tzippy, same here. I think I should get the blender because with the master prep you have to hold it down the whole time. Also, the blender has three settings. Does it make good cashew cream?

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 Post subject: Re: Ninja Pro or Master Prep?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:40 am 
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I haven't tried to make cashew cream. If I have any cashews left after I make a quadruple recipe of cashew ricotta in a bit, maybe I'll try (I am making stuffed shells for a fundraiser--I don't normally quadruple recipes).


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Has anyone used the ninja blender to make green smoothies? How did they turn out?

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 Post subject: Re: Ninja Pro or Master Prep?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:32 am 
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Wow! Good luck at the fundraiser! What recipe do you use for your cashew cream? I understand if you want to keep it a secret!

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:50 pm 
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I owned the Master Prep for a little over a year before it broke down. It was pretty good for smoothies. green smoothies, blending things (like chickpeas for falafel), chopping stuff. Usually the smoothies would have a little chunkiness if I didn't blend for at least 30 seconds, and having to hold down the giant button was annoying.

I just got the Ninja Pro blender and it blends PERFECTLY. Not even a tiny banana chunk in the whole smoothie. I only got the blender and not the whole system though I'm pretty sure it can be ordered separately. It was like $90 at Target...I think it's really worth it.


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 Post subject: Re: Ninja Pro or Master Prep?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:33 pm 
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Hazza, just the information I'm looking for. I'm going out to buy the Pro Blender ASAP. Thank you!

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 Post subject: Re: Ninja Pro or Master Prep?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:49 pm 
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Hey PHmama, report back here after you try to make cashew cream in it. I'm in the market for a new/better blender, too, and I want to hear what you think.


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 Post subject: Re: Ninja Pro or Master Prep?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:45 pm 
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Will do!

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 Post subject: Re: Ninja Pro or Master Prep?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:06 pm 
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Earth Pig, it makes great cashew cream. I think the blender is awesome.

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 Post subject: Re: Ninja Pro or Master Prep?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:47 pm 
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Cool.


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 Post subject: Re: Ninja Pro or Master Prep?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:52 pm 
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Oh that's good to hear. I haven't tried making cashew cream in the Pro Blender yet, but when I tried with the Master Prep it was all grainy and I had to chew on it a little bit, even after soaking overnight. I'm going to have to try it now!


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 Post subject: Re: Ninja Pro or Master Prep?
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I have the Ninja Pro, but haven't had the chance to use it much. I really liked it the few times I have used it.

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 Post subject: Re: Ninja Pro or Master Prep?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:10 pm 
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I was in New York over the weekend and I bought a Master Prep for my family, since their blender was busted. I made peanut butter in the chopper container and I was really impressed at how quick it was and how smooth it turned out. It did a better job than my Cuisinart Mini-Prep does. We also made green smoothies in the mornings and it did a good, quick job. I also like that you can pull the blades out, which makes cleaning a little easier.

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 Post subject: Re: Ninja Pro or Master Prep?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:43 am 
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Yes, the ability to pull the blade out is awesome.

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 Post subject: Re: Ninja Pro or Master Prep?
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I use a Master Prep to make a green smoothie daily and it's perfect. It does okay on things with nuts but sometimes takes a while to get all the chunks.

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