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New Pacojet Competitor? The Ninja Creami


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48 minutes ago, Honkman said:

I never really use Facebook and tried to find those two groups - do you have links ? (Just want to see some of the recipes to see if the creami might be worth buying

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/288792436339054

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ninjacreamicommunity

 

Here are a couple.  I could not find a link that I could copy but if you search on Facebook for Ninja Creami Group/Recipes the site should pop up.

 

 

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59 minutes ago, Honkman said:

I never really use Facebook and tried to find those two groups - do you have links ? (Just want to see some of the recipes to see if the creami might be worth buying

https://www.facebook.com/groups/366957831711451

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1228781500908535

 

Someone on FB also called QVC and confirmed that the 1000watts was an error, only thing different is the color

 

 

 

 

I did two sorbets today - a prickly pear sorbet and a new watermelon recipe. I am pretty happy with how these turned out and I think I am getting the hang of the machine.

 

Processed at -16c and came out at ~-11c. I left them in the freezer for a bit to reharden to -16C. Ideally I'd process colder but I think I was opening my freezer too much. They were still nice and soft despite ideal serving temp being calculated to -12C.

 

There is a small amount of ice crystals but overall I'm very satisfied considering these are both very high water low solids ingredients. Much better than my freezer bowl machine and much easier; not as good as my peach sorbet I did on the initial run though. I am going to purchase some inulin and start experimenting to see if I can get an even denser creamier texture with watery fruit sorbets.

 

Oh also I am processing with the sorbet button now. I realized the manual suggests this has a much faster blade RPM and longer process time.

 

I now have 4 sorbets in my freezer and an ice cream so I think this is the part where I start eating things before making any more.

 

 

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22 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

The power difference could be a simple mistake.  Or it could be because, if I recall, the device has two motors, and the specification says:  "1,000W total power".

 

The blue color is nice though.

 

Indeed, it seems the power difference was a mistake.  The text on the QVC page now reads 800 W Total Power

 

Ooops.  I missed @andrewk512's post just above with the same info.

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10 minutes ago, andrewk512 said:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/366957831711451

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1228781500908535

 

Someone on FB also called QVC and confirmed that the 1000watts was an error, only thing different is the color

 

 

 

 

I did two sorbets today - a prickly pear sorbet and a new watermelon recipe. I am pretty happy with how these turned out and I think I am getting the hang of the machine.

 

Processed at -16c and came out at ~-11c. I left them in the freezer for a bit to reharden to -16C. Ideally I'd process colder but I think I was opening my freezer too much. They were still nice and soft despite ideal serving temp being calculated to -12C.

 

There is a small amount of ice crystals but overall I'm very satisfied considering these are both very high water low solids ingredients. Much better than my freezer bowl machine and much easier; not as good as my peach sorbet I did on the initial run though. I am going to purchase some inulin and start experimenting to see if I can get an even denser creamier texture with watery fruit sorbets.

 

Oh also I am processing with the sorbet button now. I realized the manual suggests this has a much faster blade RPM and longer process time.

 

I now have 4 sorbets in my freezer and an ice cream so I think this is the part where I start eating things before making any more.

 

 

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Do I understand correctly that you are using the sorbet setting for ice cream?

 

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Just now, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

Do I understand correctly that you are using the sorbet setting for ice cream?

 

 

Just tried it with these 2 sorbets so far but I think I will be using it for all ice creams too. Eventually I'd like to test the differences since the only thing the manual says is that the sorbet button spins faster/longer than ice cream but I'll probably need more containers first

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39 minutes ago, JeanneCake said:

You bet it does.  You were also responsible for our Philips Avance Grill too.  Well, ok, you and everyone else but still.... ;)

 

No, no, no.  @JoNorvelleWalker gets the credit for that one!  I've actually been using the Ninja Foodi Grill a lot more.  Costco has them on sale again this month for $139.

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13 minutes ago, mgaretz said:

 

No, no, no.  @JoNorvelleWalker gets the credit for that one!  I've actually been using the Ninja Foodi Grill a lot more.  Costco has them on sale again this month for $139.

 

You need to start a new thread for that device, then ;)  Our Philips is still going strong (I've replaced the non-stick grid) but my son wishes it was bigger so he could grill more things (like,  6 burgers instead of 4.)

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eG's enablers 

 

usually only enable the best stuff .

 

usually .

 

and :  One step @ a time :

 

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I think this is close to an ideal size.

 

pretty easy to get at least one , level , in may freezer

 

and BTW :  alerts on the jar , ( heavy , nice tight fitting lid )

 

are in English , and French 

 

nice.

 

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12 minutes ago, rotuts said:

eG's enablers 

 

usually only enable the best stuff .

 

usually .

 

and :  One step @ a time :

 

IMG_0286.thumb.jpg.d9723c685ca6ded20c6860002af4c810.jpg

 

I think this is close to an ideal size.

 

pretty easy to get at least one , level , in may freezer

 

and BTW :  alerts on the jar , ( heavy , nice tight fitting lid )

 

are in English , and French 

 

nice.

 

 

How big across are they when you set a jar on the measuring tape?  3 1/2"?  And how tall do they measure?  Just got word that mine shipped today.

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19 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

I could only hold out so long.  Miffed that my expected delivery date is 9/27.  But this gives plenty of time to figure out a place to put it!

 

 

10 minutes ago, KennethT said:

you could always replace your bed with a captain's bed (which has drawers) - lots more room for storage!


This story about a gentleman who set up a full woodworking shop in his apartment aired on local radio a while ago. Of course, @JoNorvelleWalker came immediately to mind. 

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2 hours ago, rotuts said:

using my Trusty Granton utility knife 

 

in the can , not the beaker

 

I thought the idea was to use a blender to puree everything before freezing?

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