Kitchn Love Letters

I Finally Found a Blender That Can Keep Up with My Smoothie Cravings (and It’s on Sale!)

published May 16, 2022
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There’s one appliance in my kitchen that always stays out on the counter: my trusty blender. And that’s not just because the one I had been using was heavy, old, and hard to put away (which is all true), but rather because I used it on the regular. Between my bi-weekly nut-milk making, an obsession with chimichurri, and my favorite green smoothie, my blender worked overtime. The only problem? It never got the job done right (or easily). With its big, square canister and weak settings, there would always be leftover frozen fruit chunks or whole leaves hiding in crevices. Recently, though, I finally found the ultimate blender that can handle anything I toss inside: Ninja’s all new TWISTi High-Speed Blender. Bonus: it’s on sale!

Even with some of the best blenders out there, I never discovered one that thoroughly mixed or blended my smoothie ingredients. Like with most blenders, I was sick of ferociously using my tamper or continually stopping to scrape down the sides with a spatula. Or worse, I had to add enough liquid to get it going, and as a result, ruined the consistency completely. But thanks to Ninja’s newest high-speed blender, I never have to put in that much elbow grease. This unique blender has nifty spatula arms attached to its top, which continually twists in a circular motion while blending. The result? Creamy, thick, and totally blended. Or, in other words, perfection.

That’s not all this powerful blender has to brag about, though. The star of the show — the arms — hug the inner wall of the basin, ensuring that no larger bits get stuck. They also keep whatever you’re blending moving in a spiral motion down toward the blade at the bottom. That way, even the thickest of smoothies have enough constant motion to blend their way to creaminess. As for the blade, it’s ergonomically crafted with two sections: two angling down and the other two angling up. This shape works almost as a backward funnel, pulling the sauce, smoothie, or marinade back up toward the arms in a cyclical pattern.

And yes, there’s more! Thanks to its five specialized settings and smartTORQUE technology, the TWISTi auto-senses intensity and pulse needs — all with the touch of a button. I also love the small rubber drizzle cap, which is nestled in the top and is ideal for adding liquid or oil for emulsification and so much more. For example, when blending something hot, you’ll never have to worry about exploding liquid or soup. Simply pop open the drizzle cap to let the steam escape while it’s blending. Plus, for extra security, the top locks in place.

Best of all, cleaning up is just as easy as using it. The base of the TWISTi unscrews from the basin, so you can easily clean around the blade without having to reach your arm all the way into the basin. If you aren’t into any scrubbing at all, you can throw all the detachable parts in the dishwasher. Aside from the larger 34-ounce basin (which is compatible with the specialized twisting top), the blender base comes along with one 18-ounce and one 24-ounce cup which can be used as to-go cups with the included spout lids or as smaller blender basins themselves (Nutribullet style).

The cherry on top? The TWISTi is on sale right now for a limited-time only. You can find it for 14 percent off from multiple stores online including Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond, or from Ninja’s site. No matter where you purchase the TWISTi from, I can promise it’s a total game-changer in the kitchen.

Buy: Ninja TWISTi High-Speed Blender, $ 119.99 (normally $139.99)