With this ninja ss401 review, we explore the latest blender from Ninja which has improved on previous models by adopting new and advanced features. While not as powerful as the Vitamix A3500, this blender does a good job at creating super-smooth smoothies and fluffy frozen margaritas. It also comes with a variety of accessories including a dough blade and personal blender cups.
With its 1400 peak watts, this blender has enough power to crush even the thickest ice and pulverize large chunks of food. It is also able to extract nutrients and make a smooth puree with just the push of a button. The various Auto-iQ functions remove the guesswork involved in making drinks by combining unique timed pulsing, blending, and pausing patterns for you.
Another impressive feature of this blender is its ability to grate and slice with a variety of disc inserts. It also comes with a 2-part pusher, allowing it to perform actual food processing functions unlike its previous models which were just basic blenders. Its size also makes it a perfect choice for those who love to prepare soups in the kitchen.
Cleaning is also a breeze with this blender. All of its parts are easily removable, making deep cleaning by hand or in a dishwasher easy. However, it's not ideal for blitzing hot liquids, so you should check out other cooking blenders such as the Vitamix A3500 for that purpose. The control panel is also more user-friendly and less overwhelming than other models from the same line of blenders. It features a simple dial which has a digital display for the duration of the cycle, and you can choose between a manual blend or one of the 7 Auto-iQ programs.