best food processor/blender for pureeing ice?

coolbeans33September 4, 2013

I like to make thick protein shakes with lots of ice. What's the best thing to buy for blending ice into a smooth puree? I really only need about a 4 cup capacity since it's only for me. also I'm looking for something for under $50.

we have a magic bullet at my parents house, and that works really well for blending ice. I was looking for something that would work as good as that, but that can hold more.

I usually don't use blenders, but if you recommend one that works as good as the bullet for blending ice I might get one. Any suggestions would be helpful!

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I am amazed at what our Ninja can do. I was skeptical until we got one. Hubby tosses a few frozen strawberries and a little milk and has smooth ice cream. Perfect slushies. I've never had a blender that has given me such a smooth texture with ice like this one does. We've had it for over a year and I still love it. When the time comes to get a new one, I'll want another Ninja.

    Bookmark   September 5, 2013 at 11:35AM
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I can't imagine a cheap blender lasting long when used for tough jobs like chopping ice - such models usually don't have a strong motor, which would be likely to burn out if used often. If you ever consider upgrading, I'd recommend the Vitamix - you might want to watch a demonstration video. Click the website link to watch.

Here is a link that might be useful: Vitamix demo video

    Bookmark   September 11, 2013 at 1:39PM
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At your price point with ice crushing requirements. Go for the Ninja.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2013 at 3:58PM
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Ninja blenders start at $99.

He is looking for 4 cup capacity for under $50 LOL.

The 2 cup magic bullet is $49.99. The slightly bigger nutribullet is $99.

The 4 cup or bigger blenders under $50 are not up to the task.

If you look really hard you can find slightly cheaper prices than those above but not much.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2013 at 4:20PM
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I heard that the Ninja Prep Professional received a really good review and it is only $60. So I went and bought one at Lowe's and we have been really happy with it. Makes snow with no problem.

This link at Amazon shows it for $53 with $12 shipping:
Ninja Master Prep Professional Blender, Chopper and Ice Crusher: More Power & 2 Times Faster

Works great but I don't know how long it will hold up. There is a 1 year manufacturer's warranty.

    Bookmark   September 24, 2013 at 12:29PM
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I use the Ninja Master Prep at work - the link to it on the Target site is attached. I use a Vitamix at home but the Ninja does a good job for a small price. I don't think it will last very long grinding ice but it is a good deal.

Here is a link that might be useful: Target Ninja

    Bookmark   September 24, 2013 at 1:22PM
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Vitamix 750

    Bookmark   September 24, 2013 at 2:01PM
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GWlolo - do you know where to get a Vitamix for $50??

    Bookmark   September 24, 2013 at 2:23PM
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