Comments on: Reader Request: Making Whole Food Carrot Juice with the Ninja Mega Blender (and Ultima Too!) Healthy Eating and Healthy Living for a Happy Life! Sun, 24 Dec 2017 16:28:43 +0000 hourly 1 By: Angela Wed, 04 Jun 2014 21:33:38 +0000 Debbie, I just had a revelation. I bet hers is scratched up because the Vitamix has this plunger type device that goes down the middle of the jar that you use to move food around. $100 says that is the reason for her scratches!!

By: Debbie T Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:34:26 +0000 Haha. That’s just me too!
Anyway, thank you the replies and it does make me feel better that your plastic containers are holding up well.

It scared me when I watched a review and the woman was rubbing inside her vitamix container and the bottom section was very scratched compared to the top. I don’t think you can remove the blades so I assume it comes from ice and food hitting the sides. I don’t know how old her container was but it made me think.

Thanks for the info on the PRO too.

By: Angela Wed, 04 Jun 2014 03:45:27 +0000 You know, I wouldn’t just drink a carrot smoothie in my normal life, but it was okay!

I agree that I initially really, really, really didn’t want a plastic jar blender. I even called that out in my original review for the Pro. But, considering the whole reason I got a Ninja in the first place was a broke my glass jar blender into a million pieces, I have been happy with the plastic jars. Mine are not scratched or scuffed up in any noticeable way, but I take good care of them. You can see the Ninja jar pretty well in this photo, and that is after a year and a half of pretty heavy use. However, you have to be careful inserting or removing the blade, or I could see the blade causing damage very easily (to the jar and flesh).

Hope that helps!

By: Angela Wed, 04 Jun 2014 03:40:52 +0000 Hi Debbie,

I don’t use the older Professional model anymore, but it’s not for the reason you might think! It is still in a box somewhere in storage because we don’t have a kitchen yet in our remodel. (I know). We have started working on the kitch, though, so it’s all good.

In terms of power, the Professional does have slightly less than the Mega and Ultima, but it is amply powerful and I would still recommend it to someone looking for an affordable high-speed blender. I do have to say, I am really loving the Ultima, simply from the super smooth green smoothie perspective. Otherwise, I don’t find it much different from the Mega or Pro, but that’s just me. (HA, pun not intended!)

By: debbie T Tue, 03 Jun 2014 20:17:51 +0000 Haha, When I zoomed in on your side by side photo, I saw the word “professional” on the motor piece and got excited for a minute, thinking that you were using the older model. Haha

Tell me, do you even use the older professional anymore? Is it even comparable to the newer more powerful Ultima and Mega?

By: debbie T Tue, 03 Jun 2014 20:00:52 +0000 That looks like a delicious carrot smoothie! Good to know they both performed well, and equally.

I’ve been seeing a lot of ninja lately. At BJ’s I saw the new-ish re-packaging of the Ninja professional blender with the single cups. the informercial of the Mega kitchen system, and of course the new Ultima on QVC.

As you know, I wasn’t so happy with the Pulse when I had it back a year or two ago, and I returned it. I have to admit I have been thinking about one of the other models, perhaps the Ultima. But my ole Black and Decker with the glass container has been working fine, so I’m trying to stay put for now.

I wish I could find a glass or stainless container for the ninja or vitamix…yes, I know the glass is dangerous with the super hi speed blenders, but I’m so cautious of plastic.

Can you answer a burning question. I have seen reports online about the Vitamix container getting very scratched up, how are the Ninjas doing? I know you have a couple of older ones. Are they getting “rough” inside the containers?