Ninja 1100 Blender Update:
The Ninja 1100 Blender Kitchen Center has now been upgraded to a new more powerful model The Ninja Mega Kitchen System.
The Ninja 1100 Blender Kitchen Center is a powerful and inventive system that has a nice modern design.
The 1100 could be seen more as a food processor than a blender due to its five attachments, providing an original capacity to knead dough for pizzas, loaves of bread, pretzels and biscuits. The catch is that like the majority of dual blender/food processors it doesn’t quite cut it when compared with a full-sized mixer or food-processor.
So at around $160 it is slightly over priced as a blender (if you ignore the food processor elements) in its field. Having said that, this is a great blender for ice crushing and pureeing, and it does make it in to the best blenders (blender/food processor category).
What exactly is the different About The Ninja 1100?
Conventional blenders have a single blade in the bottom of the jug. This blends material in the bottom however does nothing to drag the thicker stuff from the top of the jug towards the base so it may be blended thoroughly.
To eliminate this issue the Ninja 1100 blender incorporates a cylindrical tube which goes from the base of the jug all the way up to the top of the lid. Along the length of this tube are six razor-sharp blades. This eradicates issues air pockets, allowing the blade to spin freely.
The blades are razor sharp, so be careful when handling them! This appliance can swiftly and efficiently transform ice in-to snow and grind nuts in to nut-butter. Produce home made dough, and batter for cookies, breads or puddings with the touching of a button!
For safety this machine won’t blend until the top is secured on the jug, so essentially it’s impossible to blend products with the top off. The lid also includes a fastener so when you clamp it stays secure. The center tube blade slides out, so that you can thoroughly clean within the jug without any accidents. A 2 foot cable along with stuff box found in the rear of the base.
Are There Any Disadvantages?
The Ninja 1100 would blend raw fruit as well as veggies, however it could not extract juice, and thus it won’t replace a good juice extractor.
To date this blender has received 54 five star ratings on Amazon. On the other hand, it also has 21 one star reviews, which for me is a little on the high side, ‘there’s no smoke without fire’, right? But overall it does average a respectable 3.5 stars from a total of around 118 reviews.
Even though the Ninja functions quite nicely as a blender for slicing small amounts of veggies, you should not expect it to replace full functioning food-processor or mixer.
Additionally you should not assume that it will work as a juice extractor, or create quality ice creams, etc.. Though we can easily endorse the Ninja Kitchen Center as a blender/food processor combo, there are better ‘blender’ appliance alternatives in our Best Blenders Categories.