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Are your children looking for something great to drink when they come home from school? Do you like shakes and smoothies like I do? With the Ninja Professional Blender with Single Serve, you can make all kinds of treats for your children and family. When I received this blender, I was ecstatic. I have always wanted a blender and never had one. Yes, you heard me right! I never owned a blender until now!
Brylane Home has a fantastic variety of home products at a great value such as home appliances, home décor, bedding, bath, furniture, storage and more. What I love about Brylane Home is that they offer everything you could imagine needing all in one store. I hate having to shop multiple places for things and like to get all my products in one place. You can do all that right at Brylane Home. In addition, Brylane Home offers plus sized living for those that want extra room for their furniture items. Brylane Home has seriously thought of every need.
Until recently while browsing recipes I did not realize how much having a blender could make a difference in cooking for my family. I honestly thought that it would not be a big deal but I have found that I cannot make some of the things I want to without one. Not only can I make new recipes but also I can save a lot of money by making my own pesto sauce, hummus (my daughter loves it and eats it at every chance), soups, dips, and many more. I am sure some of you are thinking you can do the same thing in a food processor, while yes, you can, however, a food processor is clunky and big and you have to take apart this section and take apart that section, and before you know it, you have 10 pieces to wash! That is a big process! With the Ninja Professional Blender, you have 2 pieces to wash (excluding the single serve cup). This is a huge plus for me and it is dishwasher safe! I do not recommend washing the blade as it may rust but that is easy peasy to wash.
The Ninja Professional Blender comes with two single serve cups with lids (I will show you below) and a top with a blade attached to make a single serve.
- dimensions: 17″H x 7″W x 7″L
- 72-oz. pitcher with stacked 6-blade Ninja™ technology
- 1100 watts to blast ice into snow in seconds
- single serve blade
- two 16-oz. single serve cups with to-go lids
- ETL listed
- dishwasher safe
I will walk you through all the steps to this blender so that you can all get an idea of how it works. This is the base and the big button that shows a picture of a single cup is the single serve button. You only use this with the single serve cup. The first button to the left is the power button and then proceed with 1, 2, 3 and pulse.
When you put your blender pitcher on top, you need to make sure it is diagonal and the handle is to the right. Twist gently to the left and it will snap in place. For safety reasons if your pitcher is not on accurately it will not turn on. You will remove the pitcher by twisting to the right and lifting off. The arrows on the base shows you how it should be turned.
The cover has to be aligned using the arrows. The arrow on the cover needs to align with the arrow on the handle. Push the handle all the way down and you will feel it snap into place.
When you are finished you can press the release button and the handle can be moved into open position. Once you release the handle you can pull the lid off.
The clear dispenser opener in the top allows you to be able to add ingredients in while you are blending without having to turn off the unit and opening the top. When I made a smoothie for my children, it needed more milk. I added additional milk by using the dispenser.
I decided to make a fruit smoothie using Yoplait’s fruit smoothie mix. Simply, add the fruit to the blender and add a cup of milk (or more to desired consistency). I started out with pulse and then used button 1 on the blender.
As you can see here, it is blended perfectly. If you like chunks of fruit in your smoothie you can use pulse or if you want it blended completely you can use any of the speeds you desire. This blender is very powerful and was able to blend this up in seconds. When you are finished blending and want to wash out your pitcher the blade lifts right out. *WARNING* the blade is very sharp and if you are not careful you will be cut! If you do not have the unit set up correctly this unit will not run at all. Make sure your pitcher and lid are on correctly.
This is one of the single serve cups with the blade. I did not make anything to show you in this but will show you how to fit it on your unit. Again, the blade is very sharp and you need to be careful when handling. When you add your ingredients, you need to make note that there is a max fill line on the single serve cup. You do not want to go over the max fill line. Once you have added your ingredients you can twist the blade top on the cup and it is ready to fit onto your unit.
Turn the single serve cup upside down, fit it into the grooves of the unit, and twist to the left. You will hear a clicking sound. Push the single serve button and you are done. To remove the single serve turn to the right and it will come right out. Twist the top off and put the single serve lid on which has an opening for a straw or you can sip out of it.
You can purchase this unit on Brylane Home along with any of their other wonderful products. This is the perfect unit to make many treats for your children when they come home from school or whip up something great for dinner. I love this blender and cannot thank Brylane Home enough for their generosity!
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