The Ninja Master Prep Professional QB1004 is part of the blender
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, blender
models like the Master Prep Professional QB1004 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Icy drinks (Smoothies):
Smoothness and thickness of non-alcholic pina coladas are determined using assorted size sieves. Blenders that do well for icy drinks also do well for smoothies.
Judgements on ease of cleaning and replacing blade; clarity of controls and jar markings; pouring ease; and jar balance, etc.
How well the blender pureed soup.
About This Brand
Ninja is a popular, relatively new brand from Euro-Pro. It features multifunctional products at affordable prices.
Features & Specs - Ninja Master Prep Professional QB1004
Glass jar Heavy and stable, can be put in the dishwasher, and don't get cloudy or stained.
Plastic jar Lighter and easier to handle than glass, but that makes them more likely to wobble or tip over.
Stainless-steel jar Stylish, sturdy, lighter than glass, and often dishwasher-safe, but you can't see the contents.
Removable blade A blade that can be removed makes cleaning easier.
Controls Indicates the type of controls the blender has.
Pulse Identifies that the blender has a pulse feature, which provides the user with greater control during use and prevents overblending.
Jar weight (lbs.) Weight of the jar and lid.
Jar weight (lbs.)
Height (in.) The height of the blender.
Dimensions (in.) The footprint of the blender
8.5 x 6.2
Accessories Additional items either found in box or on the model.
40oz food proceesor,16oz chopper
Personal blender attachment A smaller blender jar/cup with own blade assembly. The performance of the personal blender can be found in the Personal Blenders category
CR showing same product with 2 names (as choper, as blender)
1st name: Ninja Master Prep Professional QB1004 food chopper.<br />2nd name: Ninja Master Prep Professional QB1004 blender.<br /><br />I recommend to CR the following to avoid confusion;<br />Ninja Master Prep Professional QB1004 (tested as chopper)<br />Ninja Master Prep Professional QB1004 (tested as blender)
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Unhappy Prepper
from Arlington Heights, IL
Received As A Gift - Not My Choice
Very Sharp Blades
Mincing Very Fine
This is a very powerful piece of equipment; however, it might be too powerful. It doesn't have any switches, buttons, etc. to control the pulse except for pressing on the motor head, so one pulse is exactly the same as the next. The motor burnt out in less than a year, but the company is replacing it one time for $0.00. The blades are easy to take in and out, but are very, very sharp so be careful. It's cumbersome - having to get all three out to do different tasks because it basically does the same thing to everything you put in it, so I usually use just one of the containers. I received this as a gift and I would not purchase the Master Prep Pro for either myself or anyone else.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Smoothie guy
from Colorado, USA
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
The smoothie test
Easy To Clean
I use this blender mainly for smoothies, and almost every day. It has very good power for crushing ice and most fruits and vegetables however the real test is these fruits and vegetables that are tough to completely smooth and always leave some small but noticeable evidence behind like unpeeled apples, carrots, small seeds (like Pear seeds) etc. I find that this is where this Ninja kind of reaches its limit and smoothies with these ingredients are less smooth than what I would want. I would give this blender 4.5 stars if possible because most of the time it does what it needs to do and more and because of its very reasonable price.