6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

First Look: Pulverizing with the Ninja Ultima Blender

About Video Transcript

First Look: Pulverizing with the Ninja Ultima Blender

1:48 /

The Ninja's value slices through the competition.

Hi. I'm Katie Pilkington for CNET and I'm standing next to the Ninja Ultima Blender. As you can see this is a really large blender. It measures 18 inches tall and it leaves a footprint of about 9 inches by 8 inches. So it is a good size blender and it will take up a considerable amount of space. It has a 72-ounce pitcher which gives you a lot of capacity to blend large quantities of food, but what I love most about this blender isn't so much its size or its power which is 1500 watts, but the options that it gives you. Ninja has made it a point to offer a lot of options with this blender such as this quad blade that's removable that will help you power through large quantities of food that are in the blender, but because it's removable you can also just use the 4 blades at the bottom which function identically to the other models. The other thing I really like are these two 16-ounce to-go cups which utilize a blade lid that hooks right on to the blender base itself. We made a smoothie in one of these in 5 pulses, and I could really visualize it being useful for people who have hectic mornings on the go because you could fill them up the night before with your smoothie ingredients, attach it to the blender base, and be out the door in less than 30 seconds. So if you like a blender that has a lot of power behind it and space but also gives you a lot of flexibility for different ways to use it, the Ninja Ultima is a really awesome option. Add to that fact that it costs $199 which is fully half of what its closest competitors in terms of performance, cost and I would call the Ninja an excellent, excellent value for your money. It will definitely give you a lot of bang for your buck and will power its way through anything you put in it. So for CNET with the Ninja Ultima, I'm Katie Pilkington.

New releases

Hyundai rolls out Android Auto
3:41 November 24, 2014
At the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, CNET's Antuan Goodwin takes a look at Hyundai's Android Auto, an Android-based operating system...
Play video
Candy Crush fills up Facebook with video ads
2:55 November 24, 2014
The sequel to the popular puzzle game finds success with mobile ads, Google Maps adds new features in time for holiday travel, and...
Play video
The 404 Show 1,585: Black Seadevils terrorize the subconscious (podcast)
23:11 November 24, 2014
The world's best Bridget Carey joins Ariel and Iyaz to decipher smart phone apps, Star Wars trailers, and deadly toys.
Play video
Smarter Driver: New thinking on driver distraction
1:45 November 24, 2014
Brian Cooley runs down new research by the IIHS and Virginia Tech Transportation Institute on driver distraction and what causes i...
Play video
Car Tech 101: The future of head-up displays
4:13 November 24, 2014
Head-up displays are starting to show up everywhere. Brian Cooley tells you why HUDs may be the next revolution in car tech.
Play video
On the road: 2015 Acura TLX V6 Advance
4:00 November 24, 2014
At a time when Acura seeks to redefine what it is and where it stands in the pantheon of new cars, this all-new model draws some pretty...
Play video
Top 5: Reasons for head-up displays in your car
2:32 November 24, 2014
Head-up display technology is emerging as one answer to driver distraction. Brian Cooley offers his top five reasons you need a HUD...
Play video
Black Friday tech tips
0:59 November 24, 2014
For a lot of Americans, Thanksgiving weekend is synonymous with shopping. People line up at stores hours, and days, in advance to get...
Play video