This Easy-to-Clean Blender Will Save You an Extra 10 Minutes Every Morning

The beloved Ninja Blender—with thousands of positive reviews on Amazon—will make your morning cleanup faster and get you out the door with time to spare.

Collage of the Ninja Professional Blender making and pouring a fruit smoothie. photo

Ninja Professional Blender

The Ninja Professional Blender is perfect for mornings when you're on the go. It can crush ice and frozen fruit inside its 72-ounce container to make enough smoothies for the whole family, or you can store the extra in the fridge for later. Tip: Prep your smoothies at the beginning of the week so all you need to do the following days is grab your breakfast and go.

When you've got your drink in your hand and you're rushing out the door, it's easy for cleanup to get neglected until the workday is over. But nobody wants to come home to a blender full of stuck-on bits of fruit and residue on razor-sharp blades. (Hey, we've all done it!) Try this hack: After pouring your smoothie into individual to-go cups, fill the container with warm water and a couple drops of dish soap. Run the blender for 30 seconds and rinse clean. If you're really in a time crunch, the Ninja's container, lid, and blade (use caution when removing the blade from the base) can all go in the dishwasher for a fuss-free clean. Simply wipe down the base occasionally to avoid sticky buildup and you're done! The blender will be ready to whip up a post-workout protein shake when you get home, or perhaps a tasty salsa for an after-work snack.

Bonus: If you're tired of having the same smoothies week after week, the Ninja blender comes with a 25-recipe guide that will inspire you to add more variety to your morning meals.

To buy: Ninja Professional Blender, $94; amazon.com