I had been going back and forth between this and the nutribullet. After talking with s few people that had a bullet, I opted for this. I wanted to cut down on the items on my counter not add to it. This gave me what the nutribullet offered as well as replaced my blender and part of my food processor. I have used everything except the single serve cups at least 3 times. Only draw back is he noise (scares the dog out of the room) and the fact that I will have to purchase the slicing blades for the processor part separate. Other than that I love it. I managed to get it on sale for $150 plus my reward points and a gift card. So I only paid $31 for it.
first of all i was very disappointed to see that it is made of plastic not glass like most blenders. i have a blender that i have been using for 10 years and i paid under $100 for - it is made of glass. also, it is very cumbersome and heavy. it sticks to the countertop with industrial strength, locked in suction cups. making it difficult to move. i make a smoothie every morning. there are too many things to clean on this ninja for a simple smoothie. and you can't open the top while it is running. if you want to add something in while you are blending, there is a small opening. but if you want to add larger stuff like a frozen banana, you have to stop the blending, unlock the top, and pry the hermetically sealed top off. after using the ninja my smoothie came out chunky, i transferred all the chunks to my good old simple glass blender and made a SMOOTHIE. i'm returning it today.