Update: This giveaway has ended.
Congratulations to Becky for winning this set of awesomeness!
If you checked out my recent black bean burgers recipe, you know that the first time I ever made black bean burgers, I regretted it half-way through. Have you ever tried to make a recipe and half-way through you decided you didn’t want to make it anymore, but you were already half-way there so you decided to push through and finish the recipe anyway? You might have felt that way if you ever tried to blend two cans of beans in a food processor that had tiny little blades at the bottom of it. The food processor we had at the time was an old one that had seen better days, and it clearly was just not up for the task.
Do you have a food processor that won’t do its job?
It was time for my food processor to retire. There were four little blades at the base of our food processor that were about 2 inches long so all of the beans at the bottom of the blender mashed like crazy, but the top 3/4 of the beans barely moved. Our food processor could not handle even half of a can of beans, let alone two full cans. Once the blender started to smell like it was overheating, I decided I’d better take out most of the beans and just blend them in batches, which was messy, took some time, and just made the whole experience not fun. Mostly, it was irritating, but it taught me two things: I didn’t want to make black bean burgers ever again, and I really wanted a new food processor.
A new day has come!
Well, I am happy to tell you that after two years, I finally got my new food processor! But it’s not just any food processor, it’s a NINJA one! And it came in a set that includes a blender and a spiralizer! Let me just tell you, this Ninja® Intelli-Sense™ Kitchen System with Auto-Spiralizer™ is a BEAST! It can tackle anything… even my black bean burger recipe that consists of beans, oats, and veggies. I could not believe how easy my black bean burgers were to make once I had the right kind of food processor. It was seriously a breeze, a joy even.
First, I chopped up my veggies:
Then, I added the heavy, dense ingredients, like beans and oats:
And the food processor was like, “Hey! I got this!” and I was like, “WHAT!? Seriously? You’re awesome! I think we are going to be good friends!” 🙂
Let me tell you a little bit about our giveaway today…
I knew that any product with the name Ninja attached to it was a quality product, and I knew if I ever could replace my blender and food processor, I would want to replace them with a Ninja set. What I didn’t know was how much I would love the set once I had one. I cannot say enough good about this set. Like,
“WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE!?”
I should tell you that when I reached out to Ninja to sponsor this giveaway, I humbly came to them hoping for just a blender… and just any blender at that. So, I was shocked when they told me they would be sending me their latest set that included everything pictured above… including a spiralizer… and all of the appliances working together with one touch screen base! I’m not going to lie: I was wigging out when I discovered I was going to get to have a set like this in my kitchen! I’m still kinda wigging out about it, actually. Just ask my husband and kids.
Just yesterday, I was whipping up a berry smoothie, and the kids were so excited when they heard the blender running. My eight-year-old came into the kitchen and said, “WOW! It’s like we get to have a smoothie of the day everyday now!” Apparently, I am making a lot of smoothies these days. 🙂 But, who can blame me?
You see, I had had the same blender/food processor set ever since I got married, almost 14 YEARS AGO! Since then, the blades dulled, the lid broke, and I finally had enough irritating moments that I just stopped using it.
This one kitchen system tackles several jobs, which means I get to clear out my cupboards.
Finally, I am getting rid of things in my kitchen that I don’t like and am replacing them with things I LOVE!! Is this really my life!? 🙂
I decided to go through my cupboards and think about what products I used to use that I can now get rid of since I have my new Ninja® Intelli-Sense™ Kitchen System with Auto-Spiralizer™. Here is what I came up with:
- My food processor with a broken lid…. seriously, I would have replaced the lid a long time ago, but I didn’t like the food processor to begin with, so I kind of felt like, “meh, what is the point?” ya know?
- My blender with tiny baby blades… those blades are so cute, but cute is not what I am looking for when I need to chop and blend my food.
- My food chopper… we had a good run, but it was time to part ways.
- My hand beaters… I may still hang on to those, not sure yet.
- My manual food processor… don’t even get me started.
- My hand-cranking spiralizer… eeek! Thank you, Ninja! I was really ready to be done with that thing.
Four major appliances, one strong, sturdy, and “smart” base.
You can just feel the quality of this set when you pick it up! Really, you can! I knew right away when I first picked up the base that this was no ordinary blender! It’s a workhorse, and it is built to last! There is a reason why this set is priced at $249.99 right now on Amazon (and that is a sale price) and has a 4.5 out of 5 stars rating.
I’m going to break down the different parts to this set and share videos of each one so you can really get an idea of how this set all works together, but first, we will start with the base because it kind of runs the show. The base includes a touchscreen display that changes according to which product you put on top of it.
Touchscreen Display with Smart Vessel Recognition.
When you snap on your blender, food processor, blending cup, or spiralizer the base uses something called, “smart vessel recognition.” What that means is that the base recognizes which attachment is connected to it, and the touchscreen changes to display a unique menu of Smart Programs, specific to that appliance. In doing so, one Smart Base does the work of four high-performance appliances.
It’s easy to clean.
The sleek, flat screen responds to your touch and lets you select between vessel-specific Smart Programs and manual options. The screen is durable and cleans with one little swoop, as opposed to the many buttons on a normal blender/food processor.
Sturdy, durable, and safe.
You know something else I love about this base? There is a special suction mechanism at the bottom of the base that holds it to the counter. When you push up on the sides of the base, it will come up with no problem, but until you do that, it will hold in place. This is important because there is such great speed and power in a Ninja blender that it could shift on your counter, especially with heavy foods in it. Having the base suction means you can start the blending, step back, and not worry at all about it falling off your counter. I just thought that was so smart. They have thought of EVERYTHING.
Everything about this base is smart! Check out this quick video to see just how smart this base is:
Snap on a vessel to unlock a menu of pre-set Smart Programs uniquely designed for each function.
Okay, so each appliance has specific settings on the base that are unique to that appliance. For instance, when I put the blender on the base, it will give me the option to click, “Smoothie, Ice Cream, Frozen Drinks, or Snow Cones.” When I touch one of those options on the screen, it will automatically go through a unique set of pulsing, pausing, and blending patterns that takes the guesswork out of drink and meal making. As the blender stops, the food settles down to the blades and then it starts up again… and you just sit back and watch it do it’s magic.
The Total Crushing® Pitcher makes perfect smoothies, ice cream, frozen drinks and snow cones.
Here is a short video showing the Total Crushing® Pitcher in action:
The Precision Processor™ makes meal prep fast and easy.
Use the food processing appliance to chop, mix, puree, and even make dough. Did you notice the blades on the blender and food processor? There are multiple blades that scale up the center of the appliance, rather than having two small blades down at the base! I’m sure you can imagine how that would make a huge difference. The design is just smarter. The Ninja gets the job done more easily and efficiently. Check out this short video to see the Precision Processor™ in action:
The high-speed blending Single-Serve Cup makes smoothies to go and so much more.
Of course, there are times when you aren’t making a smoothie for the whole family, so for those times when you want to blend up a quick drink for one, there is the single-serve, high-speed blending cup that can go on the base as well. Ninja has even included a lid that you can put on top of the cup and comfortably drink straight from the cup you blended the drink in! Check out this mini video to see the single serve cup make a refresher. You will love how easy this is:
The Auto-Spiralizer™ makes noodles out of your favorite fruits and vegetables.
Everybody loves spiralizers right now, and because they are so popular, there are TONS on the market to choose from. Companies everywhere have caught on to the spiralizing craze… but none get the job done better than the Ninja Auto-Spiralizer™. It’s literally the BEST spiralizer I have ever used! You can use your spiralizer to make spaghetti or fettucine noodles out of fresh fruit and veggies for everything from salad to spaghetti and meatballs. Check out this short video that shows how easy it is to spiralize onions in seconds:
And just to top it all off, the attachments are all dishwasher safe! Could you possibly ask for more? I think not.
I could go on and on, but I am going to stop there.
To recap, here is what the winner of this giveaway will receive in their Ninja® Intelli-Sense™ Kitchen System:
- 1200W motor base with Smart Vessel Recognition
- 12 pre-set Smart Programs
- Touchscreen Display
- 72 oz. Total Crushing® Pitcher with Total Crushing® Blades
- 8 Cup Precision Food Processor with Chopping & Dough Blades
- 24 oz. Single-Serve Cup with Pro Extractor Blades® Assembly
- Spout Lid
- 35 Recipe Inspiration Guide
- Fettuccine Blade Disc
- Spaghetti Blade Disc
- Cleaning Brush
Here’s how to enter today’s giveaway.
To enter today’s giveaway, provide your email address and answer the question in the giveaway tool below. You will have until 8:59 a.m on December 11 to enter. If you are the winner, you will be notified by email on the morning of December 11, 2017. Good luck to you!
This giveaway has ended and the winner has been notified.
*I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free in the hope that I would review it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. See full disclosure here.