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11/10/14 9:05 A

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My mom bought the NutriBullet for juicing and smoothies but ended up getting the Ninja to replace it (and gave me the NutriBullet). She prefers the Ninja for that type of thing. She said it was bigger so she could do more at once and worked better for what she was going for.

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10/6/14 4:51 P

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I got to see the new Ninja demo'd last month at the International Food Blogger's Conference in Seattle, and it was pretty amazing!

Looks to have a much greater capacity than the Bullet, as well as a "smart" technology that regulated the speed and duration of each pulse based on the resistance against the blades (3 sets) and the blend level chose.

I'm hoping to get one soon to demo. If so, I'll post a review.

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I agree, I doubt the magic bullet is large enough to make dough. I have a ninja, and I love it, but I don't use it to make dough. I make my dough by hand. I do have a kitchenaid, but I enjoy kneading dough. I prefer the ninja to the magic bullet, because it is more versatile. The ninja comes with cup containers for smoothies, but you can also make salad dressings, and puree soups. I feel like you would have to do a lot of batches in the magic bullet for soup.

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10/5/14 2:36 P

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I think the Magic Bullet is much too small to make dough. I'm not sure about the Ninja.


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10/3/14 3:02 A

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I have the Magic Bullet, however never tried to make like pizza dough, and such breads, I really want a easy way to do this. Big machines will not work as counter space is limited. Am I missing something, should I try the bullet, see if I can make my breads, and pizza dough, with this small machine or invest in something bigger.. Thanks for the information. emoticon

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8/29/14 12:20 P

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In my opinion neither. I LOVE my Kitchen-aid Blender. It can do everything a bullet or ninja can do, but imo better. I received one as a gift 10 years ago as a birthday gift and it has never failed me once, I use it for smoothies--smooth smoothies, crushing ice, as a food processor, making bread crumbs......so many things! I love that thing! And I use it daily!
Good luck on finding what you love...it makes all the difference in the world. I also suggest watching reviews on YouTube to help you find what you want!



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8/22/14 5:26 P

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I've had a Magic bullet for years but it recently "burned out" because my kids left it running. I've been debating about the Nutribullet (just a bigger fancier Magic Bullet it looks to be) or just another Magic Bullet. I'll have to research the Ninja now before I make a decision. the Magic Bullet was good to me for many years (and I got it for free on freecycle!) and it's cheaper.



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8/22/14 9:28 A

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We have owned a Ninja for about 3 years. It is a quality machine that does a good job. We seldom use it for smoothies because it is big, hard to clean and store. We bought a Magic Bullet a few weeks ago and it does a very good job of breaking down fibrous material like swiss chard and flax seed. I believe better than the Ninja. The Bullet sits unobtrusively on the cupboard and a quick rinse after use is all it takes. We have not owned it long enough to evaluate it's quality. Also the Bullet is easier to take with us when we travel. Hope this helps.



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Which model of the Ninja are most of you talking about? There are quite a few....will someone recommend a specific model please....say around $100-140? Thanks very much!

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We have the Ninja and right now I mainly use it for smoothies for the kids. Gotta find some new ideas here on SparkPeople. What I like about the Ninja, though, is that it's easy to fit in one of my upper cabinets.

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2/11/14 11:51 A

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Thanks for the information.. I would love to get a Ninja but, maybe the bullet would be more budget friendly.

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2/9/14 2:56 P

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Really like the Magic Bullet for convenience but hands down for quantity ingredients it would have to be the Vitamix!



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2/7/14 2:12 P

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I love my Ninja

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love it, ninja is 5 machines in one

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making yummy soups with my ninja!



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1/15/14 11:53 A

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I use my Magic Bullet everyday! Love it! I had a Ninja, but returned it. I like that my Bullet can sit unobtrusively on my counter in it's own little corner. I guess it's just a matter of preference
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1/12/14 12:20 P

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I love my Ninja! I had a Magic Bullet a few years ago, and the quality is terrible on those. The blades and motor aren't strong enough to produce thicker smoothies, or do what the Ninja can do as far as food processing. Ninja wins hands down for the best quality blender out there, short of a juicer.



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Our Magic Bullet broke about 3 years ago and we've been getting by with the blender. I finally got a new one for Christmas by buying one for my partner :). She loves it, as do I. I considered the Ninja, but the bullet costs less and does everything we need it to do.

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I got a Ninja for Christmas, but last night my husband asked me if I would want to consider returning it. I have no idea where it was bought, but the issue is that we already have a food processor and a blender- not as good quality as the Ninja, but we have extremely limited storage space and can't accommodate one more appliance. I'm trying to decide what I want to do.

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I have both, but use the Magic Bullet more.

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I love my Ninja!



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I have had great luck using the Nutribullet. It does an amzing job of blending up all superfood into a great healthy, green smoothie. I have tried the Vitamix and am not a fan.

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Thanks for all the info!

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I had a Magic Bullet and replaced it with a Ninja. Personally I don't see much difference between the two but I like the Ninja I have now better. It has just one set of blender blades that seems to do all so I don't have to fuss with deciding which one to use.

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4/13/13 9:20 A

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Hi I have montel Williams healthmaster and I love it. I have had it a year and a half with no problems. In addition to using it as a juicer, you can also make hot soups and even ice cream. It is big and a little loud but its def worth the price. I got it thru easy pay on qvc. I was going to purchase the nutribullet for work but the reviews were horrible. I guess I will be getting another healthmaster! Good luck :)

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But does the Ninja pulverize seeds, such as strawberry and raspberry seeds? I have the NutriBullet and although I like it for the money, I find that it does not at all pulverize seeds and the texture is a little yukky and hard to get used to. I didn't want to spend the money on a Vitamix, but if the end result is much better, it's probably worth it. Or if the Ninja is a happy medium I might consider that. Please let me know. Thanks!

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Am so glad to have found this thread. I am homebound for 6 weeks recovering from surgery and am unable to go out to look at the different options.

All I've been able to do is to research online and catch the infomertials. Even so, I want to make an informed decision and not waste money.

I noticed that there is no mention of Montel William's Helathmaster - has anyone tried it?

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I don't have a Nutribullet but did try it, it too is a little loud & people like it because its compact, they can blend it & take the cup with them. I have the Ninja its easy to clean & not as noisy. In fact Ninja is one of the top rated blenders.
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2/3/13 1:10 A

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I've been trying to decide between a Ninja & Nutribullet. I have a Vitamix, which is great, but it is SO loud.

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Someone on amazon sells parts for the ninja KS1100 here:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A14K6DQ/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00A14K6DQ&linkCode=as2&tag=atoyhouse-20

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1/28/13 9:24 A

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So far the magic bullet seems to work best for me. I've tried the ninja but it didn't give me the results I needed.

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I have a Ninja, a Magic Bullet, and a Blendtec. The Blendtec was the recent addition, and it does make much smoother smoothies than the Ninja, although the Ninja was a huge upgrade from my regular blender previously. You get what you pay for, and for the money you pay, they both do what I wanted them to do. If you don't mind chewing the raspberry seeds in your smoothie, the Ninja is fine, and can tackle ice -- cheaper blenders would break. A Blendtec or a Vita-mix pulverizes everything into a consistently smooth liquid (if you want it to). Now that I have a Blendtec, I will be giving away or selling my Ninja. The size of each is perfect for a family. When I make a smoothie, my whole family gets some.

I consider my Magic Bullet a different kind of appliance. It takes up little room on the countertop and can be used instead of an egg beater, cheese grater, coffee grinder, etc. If I make a smoothie with it, it is just one glass --- just enough for me. I intend to keep my Magic Bullet for times when I don't want to use the big blender caraffe. Hope this makes sense.

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I'm a Ninja girl, I love it & use it for everything. great product and would recommend it to all.

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I love my magic bullet also, have been using it for a while also... one draw back is that they don't last very long... I think we're on our 4th emoticon

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I bought a Ninja Pro System 1100 from QVC a couple months ago as the TSV and it works great. Several reviewers have said they prefer it to the VitaMix - which is nearly double the cost.. My previous experience was with Waring and Osterizer blenders - very different. I also own an older Champion juicer and this is more powerful.

I have used it nearly every day for smoothies and it does the trick and is easy to clean. The basic recipe is a handful of spinach, ice cubes, soy protein powder, a banana or frozen berries, flax seed, and some tepid liquid - water or soy milk. You can also add nuts or peanut butter (about 1 Tbsp)

I drink the entire batch along with a handful of various vitamins and supplements: A combo of essential Viamins & Minerals, then different ones different days including Vit B-6, B-12, C, D, Kelp, Selenium, hair & nail formula. )At night I take extra calcium, manganese, magnesium,
5-HTTP, melatonin.) This holds me through the entire morning at work; if not I'll eat a bran muffin or a piece of double fiber whole wheat toast wtih a little butter. It also seems to keep me fueled for a very full day of work at a stressful job with lots of deadlines.

I do not have a Magic Bullet although some folks at work do, and the batches it makes are smaller. That might be a plus for portion control however the motor is 2 HP on the Ninja.
I also plan to make whole wheat bread and other dough recipes with this equipment. Paid under $200 for it and I see there is already a new infomercial out for a "better" one.

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I stumbled upon the Ninja a few months back and bought it for my son, he loves smoothies and it does a great job. I recently bought the Ninja Master that comes with a pitcher and a smaller container like a food processor. I love the fact the blades are on two levels and it seems to get everything chopped/mixed so much better. I also like that you can just lift the blades out of the pitcher and use the pitcher as a pitcher.

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We've had the Magic Bullet for years and it is plenty powerful enough for a milk shake or iced coffee.
Today I received the MagicBullet® NutriBullet™ whch is a lot larger and more powerful and breaks down anything you put in it, from fruits and vegetables to nuts and seeds and mixes it in a really nice and creamy emulsion. A HUGE difference.
I will still use the Magic Bullet for my milk shakes and iced coffees, but for the fruit and vegetable NutriBlasts™ I absolutely LOVE the NutriBullet™

PS - I bought it from WalMart @ $100




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I recently bought the ninja 11 pro..And i love it i found this thread trying to figure out if would have been better off with the nutra bullet.. I recently broke my jaw in 3 places and have it wired shut now so everything I eat is thru a straw. Because I am limited in what I eat I wanted to be sure I could blend anything.. Mostly I make fruit smoothies and Soups..I love the Ninja and from what I've read here tells me i made a good choice. From watching the nutra bullet commercials I think the bullet is probably faster in how long it take to make a very smooth smoothie.. But I just let the ninja run for 10mins while I'm doing other things..I think (know) im now im eating way healthier than i ever have before breaking my jaw.

I wish I could try the bullet for my self It looks like it is very good and bring the stuff ontop back down to the blades or the way the contents flow cyclonically in the jug. My Ninja is very easy took clean and it come with 2 jugs tho I fink the bigger jug works better because it has more blades.

One complaint I have is that the lids for each jug arenot interchangeable so if anything happened to one of the lids that jug would unnecessarily become usless..

I saw a hamilton beach blender that also makes heat and if it blends as well as the ninja i think that feature would be worth the extra 50$ as when makeing soups I have to then pour it into a pot or microwave bowl to heat it up..

Not haveing a bullet to me the bullet doesnt look as neat turning it upside dow to blend meand you would have to undo everything to add any forgotten ingrediants..that to me is a downfall as i often add water/milk/honey as i go and for liquids you can pour them rrite in the pitcher without even takeing the lid off ...just pop open the corner pouring spout..This is hand for not addin too much liquid initially You just add a little as you go inorder to gain the desired consistancy...doing this with the bullet doesnt look so easy.. also for fine chopping it is bet to start with very little liquid and keep adding till your happy..

I use honey for a sweetner in all my smoothies thus avoiding any processed sugar.. I put two brazil nut in everything I make inorder to make sure i eat them and with the ninja you never even know they are there I use raw garlic as well because i love it..

From what I can tell after reading here and writeing this post the ninja is the better machine thou i wish it could heat my soups too.

Tonight I had a can of chicken noodle soup and added 4 frozen carrots 2 garlic cloves 1/2 a frozen green pepper some spinach swiss chard 1 brazil nut ground pepper If i had a tomatoe I would normally put that in too. :P

The other nite my wife was fring up a pork snitchen type thing that smelt so good frying I threw one in the ninja with a can of mushroom soup and it was delicious..When you jaw is wired shut youll try anything in the blender..


This thread name remind me the the indiana jonesmovie where the fancy swod wieldind NINJA come up to indy sliceing thru the air and indy pulls out his pistol and put a BULLET in him.

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I have bought the Ninja Master Prep Professorial. Its easy to clean, setup is easy & its quiet, which I did buy at a great price @ either Sams or Costco. I do recommend a replacement meal for diabetics. Go to www.fit4fun.bodybyvi.com



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I have an accounting office (myself and 1 employee) and am working much of the time. My evening meal especially can be very late or non-existant. Yet because I eat on the go (and mostly bad food) I don't get proper nutrition. Did I mention I'm diabetic? OK - so I know I need to take control of myself and make the time to eat better. I am hoping that there is an appliance (I just saw the NutriBullet infomercial) that can help me. I will want to use fruits with seeds, whey protein mix, crush ice, and make smoothies mostly. I will not need any kind of dough mixer. I am not afraid of price and I can always return it if I don't like it. There is a lot of good info and smart people on this thread, and I could use some help making my decision. I really just want to buy the right thing first. Maybe pie-in-the-sky, but I can always hope. Thanks to all those who respond to my plea.

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We have a Ninja and we love it. we make dough, smoothies, and soups. you do need to strain some smoothies our shop recipes to find what you like and the consistency you like. We don't mind the pulp it seems to be more filling. Blending longer helps too.

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I got a Nutribullet and I admit - I love it! I can usually eat 2 servings of veggies a day no problem, but it's the same ones constantly and I get bored. With the Nutribullet, I can make smoothies with some of the more exotic (and healthier) fruits and veggies. And if I don't really like the taste of a particular type of veggie (kale comes to mind), I put a little less of that in, more the the stuff I do like and I can't tell the difference! Now I'm also drinking 3 servings of fruits/veggies with just one shake, add that to the healthy snacks I eat at work, and I'm immediately up to 5 servings a day (instead of 2).

My whole family came down with a horrid cold over the holidays and I am convinced that drinking the fruit smoothies that we made with the Nutribullet helped us recover from the cold much, much faster.



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I have a NutriBullet. I love it. My sister got it for me because I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and she and my son are addimit about eating or drinking fruits and vegetables. I didn't eat veggies or fruits before not much anyway so I do now. I take it to work with me and make my drinks there. You do have to add a little water with it but they are so delicious and healthy. You just put the fruits and/or veggies in add about 1/2 cup water and blend. It takes bout 30 seconds to get your drink. And it is very tasty.

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I tried the ninja and it didn't emulsify the food the way that I liked. I had the magic bullet as well. But because of the kind of smoothies I make and the size i require, the magic bullet didn't do well either. I loved it for things like dressings or some soups, but I would go with my Vitamix.

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I have both the ninja and the nutri bullet (not the magic bullet). I got the Nutri Bullet first. and I loved it. I can blend anything and make any kind of smoothie I want. I got the ninja for my husband and I made the same kind of smoothie I've made on my magic bullet a billion times and it was terrible. there were pomegranate seeds all through my smootie. The Ninja did make a great acai bowl and it chopped my bellpeppers and onions to mush. So if I had to pick, I'd go with the Nutri Bullet. I love the way I can make any kind of smoothie without worrying about if I need to sift out seeds.

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Hmmm...Not so sure what this says about my life, but I LOVE my Ninja. Never thought I would profess such thoughts about an appliance but, alas and alack, I do. I use it two or three times a day. Mine is the one that comes with two individual sized cups (16oz maybe) and one larger (40-ish oz) and three blades. Mine was under $100 - like maybe $60ish +, but it works beautifully. If I were not perfectly happy with this machine, I would seriously consider the Nutribullet that is shown on the infomercial. They look much the same except mine does the pulse business and does not work without you pushing on it: the other seems to run continuously. I think the Nutriblender has a bit more powerful motor...500ish vs 650. I have noticed that the Ninja does not seem to deal with little seeds as in raspberries etc. but maybe I just don't let it go long enough.

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I've been a loyal Magic Bullet user for years....but I burned out my second one this week. (That's out of 15 years, so really not too bad for a cheapish appliance.) I love it for single serve recipes. I mainly used it for protein smoothies and making homemade nut butters. I could never master chunky salsa in it though. I am going to switch to the Ninja. One of my friends has one and literally put a shoe in it. The thing totally shredded the shoe. I'm hoping the Ninja will be easier to clean, and that the sealing mechanism will hold up better than the Bullet's.

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Thanks, you have really been helpful with me deciding which machine to purchase.

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I received a magic bullet for Christmas and it's okay. I hate and love the ability to make individual smoothies. (I'd rather dirty one blender than multiple containers, but my daughter and I never agree on ingredients-so it's good for us.) It has power and crushes (blends) ice and frozen fruits like a champ. I haven't tried nuts or veggies in it yet though.



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I had a magic bullet for a long time, but felt like I need a larger capacity container. SO I bought the Ninja pro AND just love it. It's got various sized containers AND the motor is so powerful! It does an awesome job!

Good luck making your choice!

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I purchased the Nutribullet about 3 weeks ago and I absolutely love it! I make drinks with spinach, strawberries, pineapple, bananas and even avocado. They are smooth and delicious. I also add almonds or walnuts. The drinks are green but they taste like the fruit. Mine came with a hardback book that shows what different ingredients do for the body. Since I got my Nutribullet, four of my friends and family have also purchased it.

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I have checked out the Nutribullet and the limited Ninja professional if I was to purchase one, it would be the Ninja. Why? Ninja is more powerful and versitile. The Ninja warranty is 5yrs! You may pay a little more but in the long run I think its worth it!



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i am a ninja addict. I had a Hamilton Bead Food Processor that I was completely in love with until my DB and SIL got me the ninja for Christmas. I remember opening this thing on Chirstmas morning thinking "wha am i ever gonna use that for?". Was i WRONG! I use this thing for EVERYTHING and the poor hamilton beach is like a sad ex-boyfriend sitting on the shelf. My 13 yo daughter also uses it regularly to make milkshakes! I wouldn't use a bullet simply for the fact that they don't look like they hold nearly as much...

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I thank you all for your responses, they are helpful. I saw a infomercial today for the latest thing called the NutriBullet. Supposedly leaves no debris when pulverizing nuts, veggies etc.which is basically what I am looking to do as I cannot chew nuts or some veggies. Does anybody use their nija or billets for the same thing or have any of you tried the nutribullet?

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Have never used either, but after reading through some of these posts, I am convinced that I need a Ninja.



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Thank you for the info on the Ninja. I did get it and am making the smoothies. It's going well and I'm glad I made that choice! I do add a little cold water and it is good. The texture is different but doable especially when you are telling yourself the good stuff you're putting in your body! It does also seem to keep me full for a while when I have it with a low calorie meal. Thanks!



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bullet broke down and I have hamilton beach food processor that does the job

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I have both. As a matter of fact, I have everything (thanks to wedding showers and years of family gift exchanges)... Ninja, Bullet, old (yet still totally good) Juiceman Jr, food processor, Krups blender, hand mixer, hand chopper, and my good old fashioned knives (which I still prefer for chopping veggies). That said, I *definitely* like the Ninja over the Bullet. I saved the Ninja receipt, in case it ended up not being that much better of a solution, but am keeping it.

While neither is a juicer by far, the Ninja does make a *smoother* smoothie. I use Garden Of Life RAW sprouted grain vegan protein powder in my smoothies, which always remained a little chalky in my Bullet. I got used to it, but it was never really pleasing. The Ninja, however, pulverizes this stuff into a much smoother consistency one would expect from typical protein powders. WIN! I can only imagine how much nicer typical protein powder drinks come out (I highly recommend Healthy N Fit 100% Whey Pro Amino, if you use dairy - it's good, smooth, packed, and uses stevia instead of sugar or unnatural sugar substitutes).

In addition, if you don't want to go through the mess of using a real juicer, and don't want to spend the moolah on a Vitamix blender, you can get a juice-like drink out of the Ninja by adding some water to your mix. Ice is great, and you'll probably want some, but the Ninja turns too much ice into a very good, finely crushed snowcone consistency, which isn't exactly "juicy" (but awesome for snowcones!). Add a little water, and the consistency will be more like what you expect from juice.

Oh, and the Ninja that comes with a whisk, dough paddle, and larger blender jug - great for all the extra things, yet small enough to leave out on the counter for frequent use making drinks, smoothies, soups, sauces, etc.

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I am thinking about the ninja to make veg/fruit juices. I want all the goodie in the drink so I don't want a juicer. Anyone using one for this and have comments?




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I've had my Ninja over a year and it is used about 4x a week, every week and I've never had any problem with pieces coming off in food. It still works and looks like new basically.. I do have the first Ninja that is blue and blue/gray colors not the newer back one so maybe the newer one is cheaper made? I also use our magic bullet all the time without issues.. I've never tried juicing with either of them since I also have a Jack LaLane Power Juicer so I can't help with the juicing questions. I know I did try it at first with the bullet and it didn't go well, plus cleanup kinda sucked! emoticon

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Be careful with the Ninja. I bought one about a year ago and loved it, but found people complaining about the plastic part that holds the blades breaking down and getting into the food. That's exactly what happened to me after using it about a dozen times. They replaced the part, but I'm afraid to use it for any foods -- I just chop ice in it so that I can pick the black pieces out! I found many complaints on the internet and although it has a lifetime warranty all they do is send you another of he same parts that could do the same in a short period of time.

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I have the magic bullet and the magic bullet express. love the way they work, but the juicer is poorly made. it has plastic "notches" that hold the blade/extracter in place, which clooged and broke. good thing that the rest of the machine works still. i have purchased a cheep wally world one for $50. a GE and it works great. i still use the magic bullet for smoothies and its just fine.



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I use a rocket blender, cheaper than the magic bullet, and it's pretty much only good for pureeing. (If I overblended my spinach smoothies, the spinach seemed to turn into hair.)

Some people are going to wear out their blenders no matter if they get an industrial one, some can use the cheapest available and have it last a decade.



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i was planning on getting the baby bullet so i can make my sons baby food since he will start eating next month, but then my older sister told me why not get the bullet ninja and i told her i wanted to get the things that came with the baby bullet. At the end i decided to get the bullet ninja, not only cause my sister told me it was way better than the magic bullet, it was the price also. It would have cost me a little over $100 just for the baby bullet with shipping included, and for the bullet ninja i just have to go to a local store and buy one for $40 + less that the baby bullet! i also wanted to know if it was has good as my sister told me and according to what people have said on here it will be a definite purchase!emoticon

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The Ninja Professional (newest largest one) is phenominal! It crushes anything in a minute! Makes perfects shakes, salsa, even bread dough!

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So glad i found this thread... I just bought a Ninja Professional blender. Its only a blender and i can'd buy additional pieces for it.

Any tips for making green smoothies? I like to put greens and seeds in my smoothies and I am not getting a good result with the Ninja.

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I have the ninja and love it! It makes my nutritional shakes so smooth! If your looking for a great nutritional shake check out my website, these shakes taste like cake batter that you can add so many flavors to so that you don't get bored with the same flavors over and over. I can give you lots of recipes for them if you want. It's a highly reputable company backed by Blyth Inc. and was created by top doctors and scientists. I think you'll love it!!!

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Well, I got the recipe book. YAAAYYY!!!! BUT! WOW! Those recipes are going to need a little work to get them within a calorie range that I will eat. lol! I probably should have expected that, but honestly, for some reason, it never occurred to me. It IS a good 'jumping off' place though, so I'm up for the challenge!

Phatgirl, I don't know if the dough paddle is available for a smaller version, but I hope you find one!



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I have the "baby" ninja! I got it from wal-mart as did my best friend. I am looking for recipes:-) lol i make smoothies & iced lattes:-) I wonder if i could get the dough blade (the one that comes with the 1100 model!) for mine! i would love to make my own pizza dough & i love baking so i would use it for everything emoticon




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I have owned both. I love my ninja!!! My magic bullet broke, the seal broke. The bottom of the attachment broke. I've had my ninja for over a year and the blades are still so sharp. It shredds through ice like it did when I first bought it.



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I found where I can purchase the recipe book and ordered it. It will, hopefully, be here in a week or so. At that time, I will be trying some of the dough recipes and let you know what I think. :)



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I don't have either one, but had thought about buying one of them so I am appreciative of this thread. I hate to buy anything without reading reviews first because I have limited space in my home and have to really think through any purchase I make.



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I am thinking about getting one of these machines. Has anyone used the dough feature. I love making bread and have an industrial size Cuisinart mixer, but sometimes would like a smaller batch. How does it do? Are the blades/paddles easy to change out? Is it easy to clean? Is it easy to get to much dough in it that you wind up having a mess? Thanks for any info.

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I've had the magic bullet and I'm not a fan. The seals broke! Plus it had such a small capacity. I recommend the small Cuisinart instead. It can take on much more projects, doesn't take up any more counter space, and is only a little more money. They're built to last too.



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So glad to have found this thread. I've been trying to decide if I should by the Ninja or not. I don't have a Bullet either but used to have an oscar and loved it. I was afraid to fall into the whole, if it sounds too good then it probably is, senerio.
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I have the Magic Bullet. It works great and I have had it for years.

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I have the latest model, the Ninja Kitchen System 1100. I LOVE it so far (I've had it for about 3 wks). The blades are SOOO sharp (they kind of scare me! LOL!) It has done fantastically on everything I've tried in it. Here are my notes so far...

- Smoothies are VERY smooth and wonderful!
- Watch it if you chop veggies in it, or it will juice them! (if it does, just make soup- lol!)
- It did leave some bits and pieces (small) of raw kale that I put into a smoothie, I probably was impatient, though (I didn't mind, I just chewed a tiny bit, at least it was getting kale into me!)
- It could care less if you use frozen fruits or veggies, it will blend them right in to whatever else is in there :)
- does great with guacamole if you like a very smooth guac. I like mine chunkier, so I'll watch it a little more closely next time. (hey, I'm still learning)
- this thing really IS very powerful!
- the construction seems to be very good
- very easy to use and a snap to clean :)
- has very good safety features to keep you from making a complete mess (locking canisters, and won't start unless the lid is locked on properly)
- doesn't take up much room on the counter top (I keep mine right by my stove in my tiny kitchen, so I can chop up a bunch of veggies in there(with no mess or extra counter space)and add them right into whatever I'm making - works GREAT!)
- using frozen fruit makes the consistency of ice cream depending on the amount of liquid you use. (Its too cold for me to make ice cream now, but come summer??? I'll be ALL over that!!)

My only regret is not buying it from the infomercial so I would get the recipe book. Anyone know where I can find all of the recipes? Their web site only has a few, and I REALLY want to try everything!

I hope that helps :)




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I am glad I found this thread....

Now that it has been a while, I wonder if anyone has any new information....

My nutritionist has suggested that I start having protein shakes....so, I need a blender, as mine died a slow miserable death years ago...

Now, I am more interested in buying something that can also chop and make things like omelets and such.....

My question is.....does anyone use either of these products? How are they? Which do you think it better?

My friend has a Magic Bullet, and she loves it, but she just got it, and is not much of a cook, and does not have anything to compare it to, I believe this is even her first blender....I have heard from another friend that the Ninja is way better....

Any information at all would be great!

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I just bought the Magic Bullet and have been enjoying using it. So far I have chopped onions, scrambled eggs, made a smoothie and chopped walnuts. If you follow the directions it works well. After I had chopped the walnuts, I read that you should only chop 1/2 cup at a time to get even pieces. I had tried a full cup and part was finer chopped than the rest. I'll do it right the next time.

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I use mine to chop the pepper and onions for fresh salsa. It gives it a nice fine chop. You have to watch it though, you can go from salsa to soup very quickly.


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So far the Ninja has been great for making smoothies. I bought it hoping to replace my blender and food processor with just one gadget. Have not tried it for food processing yet but the ad says it is great for chopping also.

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I love my magic bullet!

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I just bought a Ninja the other day when my blender decided to die. I have been using it daily to make smoothies to take care of my ice cream fix. I use 1 cup soy milk, 4 or 5 ice cubes, a dash of vanilla and a Tbls of SF FF pudding mix. All whipped up together, it makes a great shake. The Ninja has two blades so it makes the ice super fine. In the mornings, I mike 1 cup soy milk, 4-5 ice cubes, 1 Tbls SF International coffee mocha mix and a tsp of instant espresso mix. Mcdonalds can keep their mocha frap.emoticon

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I had a pretty horrible experience w/ my bullet. Got it as a gift from my M-I-L and used it for a while. It was "ok" for most applications. The juicer left a lot to be desired and the spindle broke within a year. When I tried to get replacment parts, I was basically told it's out of warranty, best of luck. When I said that I would be willing to buy them, I was then told that there were no parts and a replacment base was $80. No thanks.

I, personally, would be very reluctant to buy either one ever again.

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It's interesting to read all of you that say you love your Magic Bullet. My husband and I registered for one for our wedding and got it, but we couldn't really get it to do anything! We have a Little Oscar chopper and a regular blender and went back to using those. I didn't have success at all with the Bullet. Maybe it's what I was trying to make? What do you use yours for? I've never seen the Ninja.



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I've never heard of the Ninja, but I LOVE my Magic Bullet. I even bought some attachments that were not available whne I bought mine - a juicer and something else on Ebay. The website for Magic bullet did not allow me to buy "parts"!

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Thanks everyone. I might just give the new Ninja a try, even though I've been a loyal bullet user.. Bullet is still going though so it might be awhile..emoticon

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I never tried the bullet, but I have the Ninja now and I love it. I looked up lots of reviews before buying it and just about all of the reviews were very positive.

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I had a Magic Bullet, but it burned out soon making Margaritas, and smoothies!

I know have the Ninja and I LOVE IT!!It does most everything the Bullet does, but a bit better as it had more blades to makes things smoother. The other thing I like is that it comes with a small miixing jar and a large pitcher so I can make smoothies and salsa at the same time!

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I love the Magic Bullet, use it often and it makes the perfect amount quickly.



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I haven't heard of the ninja, but I have a magic bullet and it rules! I use it daily and have had for over a year now; it still works as if brand new

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We loooooove our Ninja! The blades make the perfect smoothie.
My daughter watched the infomercial after we bought it, and she said that every claim they made was true.



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Well, I guess you know what she is doing for a living, lol! That's kinda funny.emoticon

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I saw those infomercials as well for the Ninja; the funny thing is that the woman on the ad was my High School Homecoming Queen...
I haven't tried it yet... I am holding out for a VitaMix...



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I've been a faithful user of the Magic bullet for years, I love it! BUT, I've seen infomercials on the new Ninja. My question is, has anyone switched from the magic bullet to the Ninja and your feelings on it.. Is it better? the same? not as good? My bullet is going to need to be replaced soon and wondering which would be better. Thanks to any and all who can help! Lisa
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