One of my all time favorite products has to be the Ninja Master Prep. I bought this about a year ago when I became mesmerized by all the amazing things this powerful little kitchen appliance can do. For those who don’t know me, I hate to cook. I do cook on occasion, but as some recipes are more time consuming, it’s the back pain that usually kills me when I’m stuck chopping veggies, grating cheese, mixing batters, etc for long periods of time. The appeal was simple enough, its time saving, space saving, and with the simple recipes which came with the Ninja, I could be a domestic diva in no time. The absolute first test I had to try once my Ninja arrived, was could I really make the “snow” that the Ninja advertised? It is absolutely possible. Family and friends have often wondered, while I was telling them about my “snow” making machine, what can you use the snow for? So many things, from perfectly blended smoothies, blended coffee drinks, snow cones- which is one of my personal favorites, to daiquiris and mojitos. Because the blades are extremely sharp and it has a powerful motor, it pulverizes your ice in seconds. You never have to worry there will be uncrushed chunks in your drink.
I loved the Ninja so much that when I saw they made a newer model, The Ninja Master Prep Professional model, I had to have it right away. The difference was 50 more watts of power, there were 3 blending containers ( small, med, and large) 2 more blades were added for the pitcher size blending container, and some of the blade rods were one piece. The older model which had 2 inter locking blade pieces, which when cleaning needed to be taken apart. As I said before, the blades are SUPER sharp, so putting the two pieces together I was always nervous I might cut myself. Once, in fact I did cut myself when removing the blades from my dishwasher. The blade got stuck on the rack and when trying to free it, all it took was just a small tap on my finger and it cut me. This is definitely not something kids should be using unattended.
I use my Ninja almost every single day. I have used it for tortilla soup, from chopping my veggies before cooking, to even blending once my soup is done to make it a nice and smooth texture. I use it to blend my eggs for omelets or scrambled eggs, making breading for my favorite deep fried delights, chopping hard boiled eggs for egg salad, chopping chicken for chicken salad, chopping veggies, chopping onions, making beverages, mixing cake batter, mixing pancake batter, making salsa, and even pureeing baby food. My daughter hated that nasty jarred baby food meat, and because the Ninja could chop up anything, she was able to enjoy real turkey and gravy on her first Thanksgiving. That was pretty special for me to be able to give her that. Do you hate lumps in your pancake batter? In seconds I can blend up some perfect pancakes, completely lump free. No wisks, or mixers, and no bowls to wash later, and I could pour them straight on to the skillet with only one dirty dish. Because the Ninja is so versatile, you can do just about anything with it. If you happen to be doing multiple things at once, all you have to do is take the power pod motor and transfer it over to the next Ninja container. This is truly a space saver. You can feel free to do away with coffee grinders, blenders, and food processors because you won’t need them anymore. The Ninja is the only tool I use anymore. Remember that I said I hate to cook….? Well, believe it or not, I love my Ninja so much, my husband who is the chef, almost never gets to use it because I jump at every opportunity. On occasion, we even argue over who gets to use it.
As you should know by now, I LOVE “as seen on TV” products. I love them so much in fact, this most recent Christmas I did my own As Seen on TV Christmas for all my family and friends. Every single person got at least one thing that was “As Seen on TV”. So, that being said, I gave away 2 Ninja Master Preps. One to my brother-in-law and one to my step-mom. My step mom hadn’t even taken hers out of the box for several months, until one day while I was at my parents house, I sneakily removed their blender, cracked open the Ninja from its box, and plopped the Ninja in its place. When I went back the following week, my step mom gave me a piece of her mind. LOL. She was in love with her new Ninja! She raved and raved about all the things she had used it for, pureeing food for her 90 year old mother, making broccoli soup, and chopping her veggies… The funniest part about this was that the piece I left on the counter was the smallest blending container- the little chopper “bowl”, so that it was taking up the least amount of space. My step mom didn’t realize there was still a 48 ounce blending pitcher in the box! So she blended the soup about 8 ounces at a time, when she could have blended it all at once.