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Ninja juicer is cheap junk

  1. Oct 12, 2012 #1

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    Ninja "juicer" is cheap junk

    Despite the hype, the Ninja is not a juicer. It is a cheaply-made blender with plastic drive shaft, plastic tools, and plastic jugs.

    My wife bought into the hype and bought one. What a horrible piece of crap. She already had the most popular blender in the US - an Oster Beehive with all-metal base, metal drive and cutters, and glass jug. If you have ordered a slushie, a smoothie, or a frozen cocktail like a Margarita, chances are that it was prepared in an Oster Beehive. They are ubiquitous, in hotels, restaurants, bars, etc.

    That piece of crap will be on our next lawn-sale.
     
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  3. Oct 15, 2012 #2
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    Strangely it has decent reviews on Amazon
     
  4. Oct 15, 2012 #3

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    It may have decent reviews, but the base contains a lot of plastic, the drive shaft is plastic, the tools are almost all plastic apart for cutting edges, and the blender jugs are all-plastic. It just won't last like an Oster, though the Oster sells for half the price of the Ninja.

    The Ninja is made in China, and if you get past all the flashy graphics on the box and turn the box upside-down, you'll find a sticker that includes the phrase "For household use only".
     
  5. Oct 15, 2012 #4

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  6. Oct 15, 2012 #5

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    No, she bought the Ninja Professional 1100, and paid $120+ at Sam's Club. Looking at all that plastic, I can see why the label on the bottom says "For household use only." Of course, the word "professional" is plastered all over the fancy graphics - a bit of a disconnect.
     
  7. Oct 15, 2012 #6

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    Re: Ninja "juicer" is cheap junk

    My favorite chat segment "Will It Blend?"

    Cochicken



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0m4x0y3QNw
     
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  8. Oct 15, 2012 #7

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    That doesn't sound like it could taste good. Coke and chicken? At least he didn't shove a broomstick in there this time.
     
  9. Oct 19, 2012 #8
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    Haha, can I preorder the ninja when you decide to put it on sale? How does your wife like it now that she has it?

    My sisters got one of the ninja for $30 a few months back. It's the cheaper one, but it did it job the first few months. Now, it's a little weak. It's still able to crush ice, but it takes a little bit longer. If you ask me, for the price I paid, I would give it 4 stars.
     
  10. Dec 11, 2012 #9
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    Is this factual or an assumption. It sounds like you are making an assumption that since it is made of plastic it won't "last". In this case using the word "last" makes the statement ambiguous. "Last" in relation to an appliance can mean many different things.

    I have seen many appliances that make that statement yet they work quite well and have lasted for 10 years and still work fine. I have had other appliances that don't make that claim and they have broken down within a month of use.
     
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