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My husband is a chef and, bizarrely, his long work hours mean that most meals are cooked by me, a non-chef. We have three young kids and I work full-time, so it’s pretty tough to crank out quality, home-cooked meals on a daily basis. That’s why I’m so obsessed with kitchen gadgets like the gear made by Ninja—which are up to 50% off at Amazon today.
These products do everything for you, short of the actual meal prep. You just toss your ingredients inside, push a button and take care of everything else that needs doing while your food cooks. It’s kinda like having someone else do dinner for you, making this the perfect Mother's Day gift this year.
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Tired of watching your old blender struggle to crank out your smoothies? It’s time for an upgrade. This Ninja blender crushes, food processes, makes smoothie bowls and even makes dough. It features smartTORQUE to help power through heavy loads without stalling or you needing to stir or shake it. You can also adjust the speed while you blend, staring slow and ramping up for a more fine chop or mix. Choose between six preset Auto-iQ programs for one-touch smoothies, frozen drinks, smoothie bowls, spreads, chopping and dough.
"We have been making smoothies for years. This is by far the best blender we’ve used by far," said a five-star fan. "We use the Auto iQ bowl setting to make thicker smoothies. Turns out perfect every time. Fast and effortless!"
Ninja IFoodi XL 7-in-1 Indoor Grill Combo
With this handy device, you'll be able to grill 50% more food than the original Ninja Foodi Grill. And don't let that name fool you: It 's more than just a grill. It works overtime as an air fryer and dehydrator and even has bake and roast functions. "Makes cooking fun again, would hate to be without it," said a happy customer.
Ninja DualBrew System 12-Cup Coffee Maker
Like your coffee hot and iced? This genius machine does both. The coffee maker —which does coffee pods and grounds — has specialty modes for Classic, Rich or Over Ice. It's basically like having a barista in your kitchen at all times.
"I got this Ninja as soon as they became available and I have not been disappointed. AT ALL!" said a happy reviewer. "It makes great coffee and the ‘FLAVOR' adjustment actually extracts more flavor."
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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