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I have been considering purchasing the Ninja Mega System. It  is the newest one with 1500 W and 2+ horsepower. I am wondering if anyone has experience making green smoothies with this?  I had the one with 1100 W and got rid of it because it left small pieces of leaves in my green smoothies and I don't enjoy chewing my smoothies. I am having trouble finding reviews related to this online. Any feedback is appreciated!

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I don't have any experience with this one. My Vitamix is awesome.

I've had VitaMix for 17 yrs.  Same machine. Running strong. Very Happy. They sent me free the new container design when it came out, and I have since purchased the smaller capacity one. They are constantly in use, 3x a day.

My family members have purchased "others", and they have replaced them later with the VitaMix. My sister just got the very top that VitaMix makes and she took 4 months mentally laboring over spending the money to make the jump. She has no regrets -  loves it. 

Go to youtube and type in " Ninga Mega Kitchen System 1500 vs. Vitamix ( 750) showdown " as this gentleman talks about the pros and cons of each blender.

A few things I'd say after watching the youtube comparison: 

I don't like "grip feet" like on the Ninja.  My Vitamix is under the counter, and having a heavy built motor, I put a wash cloth (matching color of my counter top - black ) so that I can just slide it forward and then back to park it when using it. This does not let the blender 'walk' while in use, as the Vitamix is perfectly balanced. Under the Vitamix it has a cord placement and lock, so that the excess cord is tucked neatly under the device allowing you to use just the length of cord you want, and not have annoying excess cord everywhere. 

VitaMix customer service goes overboard to help you, and they really honor their warranty.  VitaMix I believe still gives a 30 day money back trial warranty for you to use it and see what you think. Good luck! 

Thanks but I can't get the Vitamix financially. I do appreciate your response though.

Have you called them for a "demo" or used machine? They give a great warranty on used machines.  They run a year end sale.

 Ebay?  Vitamix recently came out with new models. Thus, the model I have used for so long is being sold and people are getting the new models. Vitamix will still service used machines and give you great service.

Also, I have the VitaMix Total Nutrition Center, but the Vitamix 5000 has the same base motor, switches and dial speeds. It just came with one container. You can get the smaller container on ebay, or from the mfg. I just checked ebay and found several smaller containers that will fit the base. (the base was the same for years...just the dials switches and dials were a bit different ) Best to you! 

I think Kathleen is legitimately asking for feedback on the Ninja she is considering buying. 

So if anyone knows anything about this model she is asking for recommendations on, then that is who she's wanting to hear from at this point.

Many of us who have Vitamix or Blendtec's love them, but if a person has around a $100 or less to spend, they should be able to get something that can temporarily meet their needs and their budget. 

I don't know about this - my friends LOVE their Nutri-Bullet - but I don't have any feedback on the Ninja that is good.

I have actually considered buying a Nutri-Bullet, Penni. So does it create smooth green smoothies?  I just looked at videos on the Ninja and they showed what the same results I got with the previous one.

Penni said:

I think Kathleen is legitimately asking for feedback on the Ninja she is considering buying. 

So if anyone knows anything about this model she is asking for recommendations on, then that is who she's wanting to hear from at this point.

Many of us who have Vitamix or Blendtec's love them, but if a person has around a $100 or less to spend, they should be able to get something that can temporarily meet their needs and their budget. 

I don't know about this - my friends LOVE their Nutri-Bullet - but I don't have any feedback on the Ninja that is good.

I spoke with my daughter. They got a Ninja for wedding gift. She said the blade cut her (ouch) in handling food in putting it in the container and when cleaning it. She could not get a spatula in very well to scrape down the sides when things got a bit "stuck".

Celery had to be really cut in smaller pieces, diced, as longer pieces the threads wrapped around the blades, and the "stem" (?) . The bottom blade did not produce enough air lift to really grind seeds and flax to a fine meal, and she didn't like it as well for baby food.  

We gave her our NutriBullet  (we had this in our travel trailer) , and she still uses that today. (both her and her husband are in college with 3 kids).

 There is a youtube video comparing the Nutri-Bullet . Type in "  Nutribullet versus Ninja " . The video is a lady who blends a smoothie with both. ( her chanel name is  barepantytalk .  

Thanks Ruth!!

Ruth Ann Holloway said:

I spoke with my daughter. They got a Ninja for wedding gift. She said the blade cut her (ouch) in handling food in putting it in the container and when cleaning it. She could not get a spatula in very well to scrape down the sides when things got a bit "stuck".

Celery had to be really cut in smaller pieces, diced, as longer pieces the threads wrapped around the blades, and the "stem" (?) . The bottom blade did not produce enough air lift to really grind seeds and flax to a fine meal, and she didn't like it as well for baby food.  

We gave her our NutriBullet  (we had this in our travel trailer) , and she still uses that today. (both her and her husband are in college with 3 kids).

 There is a youtube video comparing the Nutri-Bullet . Type in "  Nutribullet versus Ninja " . The video is a lady who blends a smoothie with both. ( her chanel name is  barepantytalk .  

thank you Ruth Ann - and yes, if I were buying a new mini-blender for  travel or the office, I would get the Nutri-Bullet based on feedback from about 4 of my friends.

I have the Ninja blender that comes with two separate blending cups for individual servings.  I love it!!  It is much less expensive than the Vitamix and other high end blenders and does just as good a job.  I've had it for two years and couldn't be happier.  I'm not familiar with the 'Mega System", but am very happy with the Ninja product that I have.  Good luck!

When my Vitamix died, and they said it was "3 days past the 3 yr warranty", I was really disgusted, as I had understood at the time I bought it (on Ebay, but new) that it had an 11 yr warranty.

I tried a Ninja from Amazon and when it would not do kale in a smoothie sufficiently, I returned it for a full refund.

I just got the Oster Versa from Amazon for $199.00 (then saw it new on Ebay for even less!) and made my first smoothie last night.  WOW!!!  It did a BETTER job on smoothness than the Vitamix (I had one with the 2 switches & a dial in the middle), the jar was more stable on the base, and it was not as high pitched a noise as the Vitamix.

I will write a full review of it when I make more smoothies in it, don't want to write a full review when I've only made one smoothie, but if you're interested, there are about 70 reviews of it on Amazon.

I am just going to give my opinion on the blenders, I hope by now you have one Kathleen....I have tried both the nutri bullet and the updated ninja and I am glad that I purchased my vita mix.  I found the nutri and ninja left pieces. This is just from my experience.  I like the ninja over the nutri bullet because I could get more produce in it for my smoothies.

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