Best Smoothie Blender under $100January 7th, 2014 by Trisha
Im relatively new to the smoothie game, but I do have some experience to share. Im on my 2nd smoothie blender and I may have found a good one.
After my $30 Black and Decker blender failed to blend after a few short months of use, it was time to upgrade. It couldnt handle daily use, and boy did it get dirty. I was afraid that Id have to move to the glorious Vitamix. Even though Id use it daily, I still could not rationalize spending $400 on a blender. $400 wow, thats a lot of… EVERYTHING ELSE I could buy.
Luckily ABCNews saved the day. They compared the top blenders in the market and found that a mere $60 machine could hold up to the vitamix. It was worth a shot.
I was so happy to get their top performer for christmas, and Im SO impressed. The Ninja Master Prep Professional QB1004 is really getting the job done. It stays very clean, there are multiple blades that are super sharp (probably why it performs so well) and we shall see if it stands up to daily use. With blades that sharp, I dont see how it could fail. There are only a few easy to overlook downsides. Theres no ‘ON’ button, so you do have to stand there and blend. but it blends pretty quickly so its not that much of an issue. And, you have to be EXTREMELY careful washing the blades, theyre really sharp.
If youre in the market for a smoothie blender, and are kind of lost, give the Ninja Master Prep a try. You can pick one up at Walmart, Target, Home Depot or online.
UPDATE!!! January 16, 2015
It’s been an entire year. I use my ninja almost daily and its STILL going strong. I pretty much only use the largest pitcher which makes enough to fill 3 tall glasses. The blades haven’t dulled in the slightest, I got my smoothie recipe DOWN, and it makes the best smoothies!