After a solid year of using and loving our Nutribullet (click here for our review of this sweet little kitchen tool), I was ready to upgrade to something a little more powerful and versatile. The problem was, I had grown really attached to the convenient single serving smoothie size of the Nutribullet, and hated the idea of having to dirty up a big huge blender just to get my morning nutrient fix. In researching my options, like the famous Vitamix, I stumbled upon the Ninja Mega Kitchen System, and was pretty floored! This super powerful tool, comparable to it’s super expensive big boy cousins, has a major leg up in the market by combining a full-size 72 ounce mega-blender with a 64 ounce food processor, AND the coveted single serving blender cups, all on the same versatile, multi-setting base. Best yet, it costs less than $160, which is a fraction of the price of it’s competitors (Vitamix blenders start at $399 and can cost upwards of $600 for a complete kitchen system). Win!
We’ve been using out Ninja for about six months now, and absolutely love it. It completely liquifies everything, and the unique tiered “ninja” blade system eliminates the need for constantly mixing and pushing down the blender contents. It’s not quite as sturdily made as the Vitamix, which is designed to last pretty much forever, but the value of the Ninja is still substantial. The single serving smoothie cups are perfect for morning smoothies, and come with little to-go sippy tops. I also use the single serving cup to chop nuts, make dressing, pesto, and other smaller-batch concoctions. The food processor works great, and though I haven’t ventured to use it to make dough quite yet, I’m told the dough mixer is super fast and effective!
I know we’ll eventually splurge for a Vitamix, but for now, the Ninja Mega Kitchen System is my number one most used kitchen tool, and I can’t imagine living without it!