Ninja Professional Blender Review

Looking for a blender? I have been using  the Ninja Professional Ultra Kitchen  Blender BL780 for awhile now. This is some of my thoughts of the pros and cons.

Ninja Professional Blender

 What Comes With The Ninja Professional

  • 72 ounce pitcher,with a 6 blade and lid.
  • 2 single serve cups
  • 64 ounce bowl, with 4 blade, lid and dough hook.
  • It has a 1.5 horsepower motor helps in the blending of dough and crushing of ice.
  • The base has these speeds Power, Dough, Blend and Crush, with pulse and single serve.

Ninja Professional Pros

The Ninja Professional Blender has suction cups on the bottom, this is great for stability keeps the blender from dancing around the kitchen counter while using it.

The pitcher and the 64 ounce bowl are both made with materials that are BPA free.

The two single serve cups are great for making milkshakes for the grandkids and I’ve also used one for grinding up my coffee beans for fresh coffee in the morning.

Ninja Professional Cons

It says that all attachments are dishwasher safe, but I have found that when I put my 72 ounce pitcher in there it fogged up.( So I wash mine by hand now)

I have found that it binds up if too much is put in it. So I have to stop it take off the lid and try to rearrange the food. Found it best to put small portions in at a time and blend.( on certain food)

The 64 ounce bowl has two blades for it, the first one is the dough hook, which of course is used for the making of bread, it can make dough up to 1.5 lbs.  I find it struggles a little with bread dough, but it does get the job done.

It is also a loud blender. Other than these cons, I have found nothing else wrong with it. It has been a great tool for me in making shakes, canning my tomatoes and making fresh bread.


Speaking of cleaning out this pitcher all that needs to be done is fill with hot soapy water 2/3 full and turn on. The pitcher and lid should be washed as soon as you are through with it, if not debris can get caught in the crevices of the lid and will be hard to clean out later.

 Models of Ninja Blenders

  • NJ600 Ninja Professional 3 speed Blender.
  • BL640 Ninja Duo Auto IQ Blender with Nutri Ninja  Single Serve Cup.
  • BL660 Ninja Professional with Single serve 3 speed Blender Silver.
  • BL770 Ninja Mega Kitchen System. (Blender/Processor)

Rap Up

The Ninja Professional Blender has been a useful product in our household, from making loaves of bread to shakes. It is a powerful blender with the capabilities of juicing, blending, food processing and dough mixing.



ProPur Water Filter Review


Are you concerned about the water you are drinking?  I was, so for my own health and safety  I started looking around for options. This is what I found to be the best for my family and myself.

ProPur Water Filter

ProPur Features

The ProOne G2.0 filters are made from activated carbon in a ceramic case.

ProOne G2.0 filters are silver infused

Stainless steal containers and lid.

Stainless steal spigot.

ProPur Preparation

The ProPur is so easy to use after it arrives you just take out the two stainless steel containers.

Place the spigot in the bottom container.

Place in the ProOne G2.0 filters in the top container.

Add water to the top container let it filter through 2-3 times discarding water in bottom container after each cycle.

Now the ProPur is ready to go.

ProPur Accessories

Using the wire stand raises the container up 5 inches in order to put a pitcher or glass underneath the spigot.

The sight glass is used to see the water level in the bottom container.

ProPur Benefits

The ProPur gravity fed filtration system can be taken anywhere (No electricity needed)

The ProPur is very easy to set up.

Takes out bad odors, leaves you with great tasting water.

The silver infused ProOne G2.0 filters don’t allow bacteria to grow.

A private lab tested the filters for the removal of these contaminants.

  • Pesticides
  • Herbicides
  • Heavy Metals
  • Fluoride
  • Chlorine
  • Bacteria
  • Viruses
  • Radiological Contaminants
  • Microscystins

Some of the good minerals are reduced such as calcium at 81% removal, 2.5 % of potassium but magnesium is not removed.

The filters are certified and they meet the _NSF/ANSI 42 AND 53 standard for good drinking water.

ProPur Warranty

Stainless steel components on the ProPur come with a 2 year warranty including the spigot.

The filters come with a 1 year warranty.

Customer service for ProPur is exceptional, I have had problems with my filters and they explained to me what to do to resolve my problem.

ProPur Cleaning

The ProPur is quite simple to clean.

I had some rust residue on the top container due to high iron content in the water.  I used a sponge with equal parts of white vinegar and water and wiped it off.

Filters can also be cleaned by using the scrubby (that is provided).  Scrub the filters for approximately a minute or so under tap water.

ProPur Systems

The ProPur gravity fed filtration systems come in various sizes from 55 ounces to 4.0 gallons.

  • ProPur Scout is the smallest at 55oz great for compact travel, camping.
  • ProPur Traveler is the next inline at 1.75 gallons still great option for on the go.
  • ProPur Nomad holds 2.1 gallons and is for 1-2 people
  • ProPur Big comes in at 2.75 gallons and is ideal for 2-4 people 
  • ProPur King is largest of the crowd it holds 4 gallons and up to 4 filters 

ProPur also offers under counter filter, counter top filter, Pitcher, shower filter and home system.

ProPur Rap Up

The ProPur is a great additive to any household looking for a water filtration system. It is very simple to set up, so anyone can use it. With no electric needed you can take it anywhere. Propur gives you the peace of mind of good healthy drinking water. I purchased the ProPur King for my household.

4 Easy Instant Pot Recipes


Anasazi Bean Soup


4 cups of Anasazi beans

1 large onion chopped

1 large can of tomato puree

Garlic powder or chopped garlic to your liking (I love garlic)

Salt and pepper

1 Tablespoon sugar (can omit if you want)

Fill water to 4L mark


Wash beans, put in inner pot add rest of the ingredients mix together. Put lid on make sure you have pressure valve is set to seal. Set on chili/ bean setting and in 30 minutes you have dinner. Serve with cornbread


(The Anasazi bean is related to the Pinto Bean, just sweeter)





1:1 ratio of Rice and Water

Olive oil


Rinse rice and add to inner pot, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil per cup of rice, mix.

Now add the amount of water per cup of rice. Cook on rice setting


Mashed Potatoes


12 Yukon gold potatoes

Milk (to your consistency)

2 Sticks of Butter


Wash and chop 12 medium size Yukon Gold potatoes. Put into inner pot with 4 cups of water. Pressure Cook for 20 minutes. Hand mash with milk and butter salt and pepper.



Hard-Boiled Eggs


12 eggs

1 cup of water

1 tablespoon of lemon juice

Place 12 eggs (I used my farm fresh ones) on the rack that came with the Instant Pot, add 1 cup of water.  By adding a tablespoon of lemon juice it helps the eggs peel effortlessly.  Put lid on set on high for 5 minutes, let cool and naturally release. It will pressurize for 5 minutes and cook for 5 minutes. Just be extremely careful when you release the pressure, so that burns don’t happen to yourself.


Had My Instant Pot for over 1 Year My Thoughts

So what’s the craze of this Instant Pot? It’s just a pressure cooker, right? Well that’s what I thought too, but I have used the stovetop pressure cookers throughout my life and the Instant Pot was an interesting  twist to the concept. Lets take a closer look at what it has to offer.


Instant Pot Features

The Instant Pot is 7 things in one appliance.

  • Pressure cooker
  • steamer
  • slow cooker,
  • sauté pan
  • yogurt maker
  • rice maker
  • stove/oven


Instant Pot Benefits

The stainless steel insert, which is great, because you don’t have to worry about the toxins from Teflon or any other type of non-stick material to get into your food.

Helps Save time and energy.

Pressure cooking helps maintain vitamins,minerals and flavor in food.

Portability it can be used while on vacation or camping as long as you have electric you can cook a nice home cooked meal.

Another added benefit is the one pot meal.


There are many accessories that can be acquired for the Instant Pot.

The glass lid, can be used while sautéing of meats and vegetables, and making popcorn.

A spring form pan can also used for so many recipes like lasagna, meatloaf or cheesecakes.

The egg steamer rack is another accessories that is used quite a lot, but if you don’t have this at first the rack that came with it can also be used.

Suggestion, get a second stainless steel insert for a back up in case you want to reset the Instant Pot and add to the meal.

Also having a second Instant Pot seal would be an asset also, just in case it tears or so that odors from one meal to next don’t mix.

Instant Pot Tips

Sauté is the most used feature besides the pressure cooker and rice setting.

Start with easy recipes at first, like hard- boiled eggs, beans and veggies.

If you are anything like me, when I first started out with the Instant Pot it was bit overwhelming so reading the instruction manual was “necessary”.

The Instant Pot website is also a great resource for instructions and recipes.

You CANNOT DO CAN PRESSURE COOKING in the Instant Pot. It was not designed for this.

Also please be careful when releasing the pressure release valve as the steam that comes out is extremely hot and can and will burn you.


Instant Pot Cleaning

This has got to be the easiest appliance to clean. The inner pot, lid and seal can all be thrown in the dishwasher on the top rack.

The lid and rubber seal can also be hand washed if that is a preference.  So a lot less work cleaning up too.

Most important unplug the Instant Pot before cleaning and use a clean damp cloth to clean the exterior base and never submerge the base in water due to the electronic components.

 Instant Pot Rap Up

The Instant Pot has been a wonderful addition to my kitchen. I watch my grandchildren and with busy schedules, it works great when the days are chaotic. Its great to come home, throw all the ingredients in the Instant Pot and within an hour or less I have dinner done, so I get to spend more time with them and less time making dinner.

It can cook rice to ribs and turn out great. I haven’t used all the features as to date, but I am working on finding the perfect recipes for each setting.

I have the The Instant Pot 6 quart 7 in 1 and yes it’s the older version, but I still love it.

Check out some simple 4 easy Instant Pot recipes,