Ninja Master Prep Pro Blender

Last updated date: May 5, 2019

DWYM Score
8.7

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We looked at the top 1 Ninja Blenders and dug through the reviews from 8 of the most popular review sites including Blender Critics, The Best Blenders, Relevant Rankings, Small Kitchen Appliances For You, Wiki EZ Vid, Blender Review Hub, Blender Expert, Blender Republic and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Ninja Blender you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 102 expert reviews, the Ninja Ninja Master Prep Pro Blender placed 6th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note May 22, 2019:
Checkout The Best Ninja Blender for a detailed review of all the top ninja blenders.

Expert Summarized Score
8.8
8 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
4,776 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
We thought that the 40-Watt motor of the Ninja QB1004 would not be able to give the power to the blades. But were we surprised! The motor is located on the top, unlike with traditional blenders and food processors, wherein the motor is located in the base. Top placement of the motor moves the curved, multi-layered blades very efficiently. The motor operates with 160 Hz electrical power and on 120V.
- Blender Critics
The stacked blades and powerful motor can chop ice to a fine slush and it can blend even the toughest ingredients. It also comes with the chopping bowl and a food processor bowl for added versatility.
- The Best Blenders
June 27, 2015 | Full review
One great feature on this appliance is that you can remove the blades and scoop out all the contents so you don’t waste anything.
- Relevant Rankings
It is easy to assemble and disassemble.
- Small Kitchen Appliances For You
Lids for storing in the fridge.
- Wiki EZ Vid
We observed the blender to be amazingly calm. When we tried the Ninja QB1004 alongside different blenders, it was one of the calmest.
- Blender Review Hub
It’s easy to operate. It’s a breeze to clean because the parts are dishwasher safe.
- Blender Expert
Your Ninja Master Prep Professional includes a 48 oz (or 6 cups) blending pitcher that can crush ice into a soft snow-like powder in less than 30 seconds! You can make incredible frozen fruit smoothies, a tasty margarita, or even a homemade vegetable juice!
- Blender Republic
March 19, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
We noticed fruits and vegetables had to be cut smaller than usual to get them into the containers.
- Blender Critics
The one main downside, besides being down on power, is the lack of different speeds. There is only one speed so getting the right consistency might be difficult with a variety of ingredients. It also feels a bit cheap and we suspect will not hold up as well as the more expensive models.
- Relevant Rankings
Too tall to fit under cupboards
- Small Kitchen Appliances For You
Parts are difficult to clean.
- Wiki EZ Vid
The button must be held down continually on if you need to keep the blades pivoting.
- Blender Review Hub
Because this blender and its working parts are primarily made out of plastic you can get wear and tear of some moving parts.
- Blender Expert

From The Manufacturer

The Ninja Master Prep Professional handles all of your chopping, food processing, and blending needs in 3 conveniently sized jars great for personal servings or for entertaining! Put the power in the palm of your hand with the versatile Master Prep Professional which crushes ice into snow in seconds, blends frozen fruits into creamy smoothies, and chops fresh ingredients evenly! Mince, dice, chop, blend, and puree in the 16 oz (2 cup) chopper bowl or larger 40 oz (5 cup) processor bowl, and achieve perfect frozen blending in the 48 oz (6 cup) pitcher. The interchangeable and ergonomic 450-watt power pod quickly switches between the 16-oz chopper bowl, 40 oz processor bowl, or 48-ounce pitcher for added versatility in the kitchen. The pod features a large chrome pulsing button for ultimate control and consistent results. Wide, no-slip bases and splashguards keep everything steady and clean. For added convenience, storage lids are included to keep your food fresh and all removable parts are dishwasher-safe.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Nutri Ninja Blender w/ Auto-IQ
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 17
2. Ninja Pro Blender & Nutri Ninja Cups
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 16
3. Ninja Intelli-Sense Kitchen System
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 4
4. Ninja Blender 1200
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 7
5. Ninja Ultima Blender Plus
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 5
6. Ninja Master Prep Pro Blender
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 8
7. Ninja Chef Blender
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 10
8. Nutri Ninja Pro
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 10
9. Ninja Smart Screen Duo Technology Blender
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 5
10. Ninja Kitchen System Pulse
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 12

An Overview On Ninja Blenders

Maintaining your health is crucial, and it all starts in the kitchen. Through food, you can easily add beneficial nutrients to your diet, no matter what your health or fitness goals may be. Whether you want to bulk up, lose weight or just prioritize health, it all begins with food.

Perhaps the most efficient way to add a variety of nutrients to your diet is through smoothies. You can combine different fruits, vegetables (green smoothie, anyone?) or even seeds with liquid to make an exceedingly nourishing beverage, condensing a huge amount of essential vitamins into a snack-sized portion.

Ready to make one? You’ll need a blender first. Blenders utilize a motor and blade to blend solids together to create a drinkable beverage.

The appliance is held down by a base that contains an electric motor. On top of the base sits a container, typically made from plastic as in all Ninja models reviewed here, with a sharp metal blade inside. The motor on the base powers this blade, sending it spinning continuously when the blender is turned on. A lid sits on top to keep things in place. All components can be separated for easier cleaning and maintenance.

While making smoothies may be the most popular at-home use for blenders, they have a number of applications. You can make a number of blended beverages with ice, like frozen cocktails, and some models even allow cooks to make piping hot blended soups.

What you can whip up with a blender depends on how it’s built. Ultra-sharp blades, a powerful motorized base and a durable container are essential to a quality blender.

The brand Ninja makes high-quality blenders while maintaining affordability, making them a good choice for home cooks on a budget. Their models vary, so it’s important to compare them before making your choice.

The Nutri Blender, Intelli-Sense Kitchen System and Blender 1200 are all powered by 1200-watt motors while the brand’s Pro Blender model has an 1100-watt motor. Those wattage numbers are all on par with high-end, more expensive models. It’s enough to grind ice cubes into soft snow in seconds.

When searching for the perfect blender for your countertop, you must also consider size, weight and durability. Powerful blenders can be heavy and bulky, making them difficult to store. If you plan to use your blender to make a variety of things, like nut butter and flours, then you do need a big, powerful model (consider the Nutri Ninja). But if you plan to stick to making relatively simple smoothies with your blender, you may need a smaller machine that’s both easier to use and suitable for storing.

Some Ninja blenders come with the brand’s signature interchangeable components. For example, the Pro Blender comes with 16-ounce cups that can attach to the machine’s base for quick, grab-and-go smoothies. The Intelli-Sense Kitchen System comes with an array of containers — a large pitcher for blending large items, a food processor great for precise chopping and a blender cup for smoothies. The added components may help you decide which blender model is right for you.

DYWM Fun Fact

Blenders use physics to turn chunks of fruits, ice and veggies into a smooth, drinkable beverage. The machine first cuts the chunks up into smaller pieces. That leads to a process called cavitation when tiny air bubbles are combined with the chopped food and implode, further breaking up the chunks into tiny pieces. The longer you blend, the longer this process can continue and the tinier bits you’ll get. That’s what leads to an ultra-smooth texture.

The Ninja Blender Buying Guide

  • Always keep the lid on your blender when blending. Otherwise, the contents may very well splatter out, making a huge mess of your kitchen. Make sure your lid is secured tightly whenever the blender is powered on. When blending hot foods, steam will build up, which could blow the lid off. It’s important to release the steam when the blender is off, but always hold down the lid with your hands to help it stay on when blending.
  • Smoothies are a tasty and healthy snack for all ages. Not only do they pack a big nutritional punch, but they’re also fun to make. With the right ingredients, anyone and everyone can make a smoothie. Making smoothies is a fun way for kids to get involved with making their own food, too. Grab a variety of fruits (fresh or frozen), greens, yogurt and more and turn smoothie-making and snack time into family fun.
  • Before you make hot soup in your blender, be sure the machine is equipped for it. Not all models can handle the heat. If you want to make hot foods in your blender, look for ones with a vented lid that allows steam to escape and read the product’s instructions before use.
  • Keep noise in mind when choosing a blender, especially if you need to avoid disturbing your household during use. Making an early morning smoothie is a wonderful idea for your health, but your sleeping family may not appreciate it. Both the Pro Blender and Nutri Blender are notably noisy but are great blenders. Those are good choices for those who are more interested in power than a few minutes of commotion.
  • Make sure your blender gets squeaky clean between uses to avoid mold or debris build-up that prevent your machine from working smoothly. Blenders will usually come with maintenance instructions, but there’s an easy cleaning hack many pamphlets leave out. Fill your blender halfway with warm water, add a few drops of dish soap and blend away. This will help clean all those hard-to-reach spots in and around the blade.