The Euro-Pro Ninja Master Prep has been a welcome addition to the kitchen. It solves a major problem presented by conventional food processors and infomercial blenders. For example: shredding potatoes. With a food processor you must load potato halves, or quarters into the hopper on top one at a time! With the bullet shaped blender, only the bottom portion of the potato will be shredded and you have to open and close the device repeatedly.
Not so with the Ninja! The dual blade action allows you to quarter several potatoes and throw them into the canister. Pulse a few times, and voila! It whirs up a fine bowl of hash browns ready for frying. If you like chopped onions and peppers in yours, they can be prepped in the Ninja at the same time. Compare a few cents for a pepper and a potato to your Waffle House ticket. You save time, money, and calories on a breakfast favorite.
Ninja is great for soup, curry, smoothies, food processing, and anything you put in there is prepped-pronto.
I bought it in early December and after using it once, the place where the ninja's motor connects to the blade shaft melted. The melted plastic ended up in my smoothie. When it melted, the connection between the motor and the blade shaft felt a bit loose. It's hard to secure the motor in place.
The overall design of the ninja seems to work very well, as when it melted, I was looking at a nicely pureed smoothie.