Ninja Master Prep (QB900B) Review

Ninja Master Prep Chopper, Blender, Food Processor (QB900B)

  • Frozen blending and perfect, even chopping
  • 2 conveniently sized jars
  • Anti-spill splash guard, easy-flip pour spout, and no-slip base
  • 2-cup Processor minces, dices, chops, blends and purees
  • Includes: 400 Watt Power Pod, 48 oz. Pitcher, Stacked Blade Assembly, Pitcher Splash Guard, 16 oz. Chopper Bowl, Chopping Blade Assembly, Chopper Splash Guard
With the Ninja Master Prep, crush ice into snow in seconds, blend frozen fruits into creamy smoothies, and chop fresh ingredients evenly. The interchangeable 400-watt power pod quickly switches between the 48 oz. pitcher and 16 oz. bowl to allow for versatility in the kitchen. Once you are finished with your blending or chopping, use the convenient storage lids to keep your food fresh.

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3 Comments on “Ninja Master Prep (QB900B) Review
  1. 1,624 of 1,692 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    My best kitchen gadget, May 23, 2011
    By 
    Amazon Customer
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    This review is from: Ninja Master Prep (QB900B) (Kitchen)
    This is my best little gadget and I have many. I wanted a Vita Mix since I can remember but it was too expensive while raising a family. I finally got one a few years ago, and it was a big disappointment. It was big, bulky and noisy and it did not do anything special. I used it all the time anyway to make smoothies, it was not much good for anything else.
    Then I saw this Ninja on TV and thought it was a gimmick. I finally bought one since I started to hear many good things about it. And it was very affordable.
    I can make my refried beans, chop onions and garlic, smoothies and sauces, but my favorite is the take frozen fruit and add some milk or coconut milk and turn it on, it is just about the best frozen dessert you can find, you may not even have to add sugar if your fruit is sweet enough.
    I really love this Ninja I use it every day and sometimes twice or three times.
    I am thinking of getting another one just in case this one breaks.

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  2. 1,109 of 1,159 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Best Blender System!, January 29, 2011
    By 
    Amy Gurley (WA) –
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    I received this as a Christmas gift, and so far, I love it. I currently own a Krups blender, which was only about $30, and I was preparing to buy something like a Viking Blender – something that has a much more powerful motor system, for around $150, when my parents got me this. The great thing about it is that it’s not necessarily a blender. I mean, it is by definition, but there’s a couple key differences. Blenders have an inherent flaw of only blending what’s at the bottom, especially when it’s something thick like a shake. I always ended up with big chunks of ice cubes in my shakes even after 3 minutes of blending. The ice just never reached the bottom. Not a problem with this system. Even if the blender carafe didn’t have 3 sets of blades, it already works better than a blender because the blades aren’t embedded in the bottom of the carafe. Which allows me to point out another awesome thing – don’t you hate trying to scoop out your drink from the recessed blade area of a blender? And sometimes it just never gets clean? Or it leaks if you don’t screw it on tight enough, or, God forbid (this happened to me once) the whole carafe unscrews itself while it’s blending and crap flies everywhere? I love the design of the Ninja system if for nothing else than just to avoid all of that!
    I haven’t used this system for too many things yet, but let me tell you one thing it excels at – chopping ice. And I don’t mean those dinky ice cubes that you get in the plastic trays. If you know anything about silicone ice molds, it makes the cubes huge and square. I looked at the ice cubes, and then at the Ninja and thought “let’s give this a whirl”. Boy was I surprised. Not only did it pulverize the cubes, but it did so in less than 30 seconds. Unlike my Krups blender, which would get hot and almost smoke if left on too long to try and pulverize the ice cubs, the Ninja motor didn’t even get warm.
    Now, onto the cons, which really aren’t that bad. The whole system itself does take up a lot of space. I honestly don’t think I need 3 carafes with 3 separate sets of blades and 3 lids. I have used the chopper, and it’s definitely nice, but I don’t know if I’ll ever use the middle one. Maybe if I needed to chop something big like carrots or celery or something, I don’t know. Another con is the obvious inability to allow it to sit there and blend something because you have to hold down the button for the motor. Now, this might not be so bad because it is extremely powerful, the blades are VERY sharp, and it doesn’t take long to pulverize anything. But, it would be nice to be able to set it, and walk away for 30 seconds to do something else, even if it’s nothing more than preparing to put more ice cubes in, (which, is another flaw – you have to remove the motor and the lid before adding any solids). But, I think the flaws in the system, the way it’s designed, allows the user to avoid dealing with the problems a normal blender has, and that’s worth it to me.

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  3. 885 of 942 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Very nice blender & chopper, July 15, 2011
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    Mark A.

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    I generally don’t write reviews, but I have had an interesting enough time playing with my “Ninja” that I am writing this.

    I bought the Ninja as a blender replacement and food chopper (more specifically, to dice and grind hard cheeses). I was initially going to order a Cuisinart/KitchenAid mini-prep or similar, or a blender/food processor from Cuisinart. However, after reading Consumer Reports’ ratings of food choppers/food processors and blenders, I decided to give this a try – it has a lot of good ratings on Amazon, and CR rated it as the best food chopper and 2nd best blender (right after the $250 Vita-Mix, which I never even considered). The Cuisinart blender/food processor was ranked substantially lower, although it would have been able to slice and shred as well.

    My needs – I am an amateur home cook, and I like to try different things. I do not cook in high volumes. I also try to limit what I have in my kitchen to tools that I enjoy and will use. Frankly, given that this is an infomercial device, I was wondering if it was a good option or not even after I ordered it.

    Upon opening, it seems to be pretty well contsructed. No redundant tools, although for the smallest bowl/chopper, the blade assembly is in 2 parts rather than in 1 part. It takes about 5 seconds to assemble, so it’s not a big deal, but I don’t know why this is the case.

    I have used it for several different tasks:

    1) Blending a fresh mango/pineapple/coconut milk/milk smoothie in large blender. Quickly blended all ingredients into a smooth mixture. Am drinking this as I type. No chunks, lumps, or other problems. Definitely above my old blender, which is over 10 years old (Oster). Also processing sauteed leeks into a leek pasta sauce with parsley – a few missed parsley strands (stalks), some missed bits around edges. Suspect a food processor with a feed tube wouldn’t have had this, but would have been much more difficult and messy to get thick pastelike sauce through a feed tube.

    2) Grinding hard Romano cheese in small chopper bowl. Very quickly reduced 1″ wide chunks into coarse powder. No lumps, worked very well.

    3) Avocado/goat cheese dip in medium bowl. Worked well without lumps or problems.

    In summary:

    Pros – easy to assemble, multiple bowls so you can work on multiple food projects at the same time without rinsing or cleaning bowls (this is really convenient), blades remove easily and you can fiddle with bowls without fear of nicking your fingers, works well for all food chores, cleans easily in dishwasher (blades)

    Cons – am still getting used to “top down” blender rather than the usual blender style with lid on top and blades on the bottom, blades need to be in bowl before adding food, initially bowls didn’t clean well in dishwasher (not sure why; the avocado dip and and leek mixture took a few washings. This may have been a dishwasher issue, and haven’t heard of similar problems)

    In short, I would buy this again preferentially over a blender and food processor, as this is easy and convenient ehough that I think that I will use it sporadically to regularly, probably moreso than a blender/food processor combo. If I do need to slice/shred, will probably buy a Presto Professional Salad Shooter (have used one and it works, although it’s messy) over a larger food processor given my needs. If I had to use a blender/chopper often, I’d still go with the Ninja. The ability to use multiple bowls/projects is much more convenient than I had anticipated.

    I do hope they come out with a food slicer/shredder now. :-)

    Update 12/5/2011 – I am actually using this significantly more than I anticipated. The small chopper gets used for blending protein powder into chocolate milk/smoothies for my daughter, and I just used the large blender today to process some chunks of Gran Panado and ricotta cheeses with spinach for a “spinach ricotta” sauce for pasta. It’s really easy to grab an empty blending container (I keep the blades in them and the tops on), toss some stuff in, and blend the heck out of it. It does not dice, however – you either end up with large chunks, or to process those some other chunks get pureed in the process. Still gets 4 stars, and I still hope that they come out with a slicer/shredder/dicing machine. As for cleaning, they wash as clean as anything else in my washer without any residual film or food particles (I still don’t know what was so bad about that leek mixture!), although the flat bottoms collect water and need to be rinsed off.

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