QB1000 series
®
OWNER’S GUIDE
Master Prep Professional
®
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
For Household Use Only
WHEN USING ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES,
BASIC SAFETY PRECAUTIONS SHOULD
ALWAYS BE FOLLOWED, INCLUDING THE
FOLLOWING:
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE
USING YOUR NINJA® MASTER PREP®
PROFESSIONAL.
POLARIZED PLUG
WARNING: To reduce the risk of
electric shock, this appliance has a
polarized plug (one blade is wider than
the other). This plug will fit into a
polarized outlet only one way. If the
plug does not fit fully into the outlet,
reverse the plug. If it still does not fit,
contact a qualified electrician to install
the proper outlet. DO NOT modify the
plug in any way.
WARNING: Extension cords are
not recommended for use with this
product.
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WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC
SHOCK OR INJURY:
1
WARNING: Remove utensils prior to
processing. Failure to remove may
cause the jar to be damaged or to
shatter which may cause personal
injury.
2
WARNING: The Blade Assemblies
are sharp, not locked in place and
removable, handle with care. When
handling the Blade Assemblies, always
hold them by the shaft. Failure to do so
will result in a risk of laceration.
3
WARNING: The Blade Assemblies
are sharp and not locked in place.
When pouring, carefully remove the
Blade Assembly first, holding it by the
shaft. Failure to do so will result in a
risk of laceration.
4
WARNING: The Blade Assemblies are
sharp and not locked in place. Make
sure to carefully remove the
splashguard and Blade Assembly,
holding it by the shaft. Replace the
splashguard before emptying contents
of the pitcher or Master Prep
Professional Bowl. Failure to do so will
result in a risk of laceration.
5
CAUTION: DO NOT blend hot liquids,
doing so may cause excessive pressure
build-up, resulting in risk of the user
being burned.
6 To protect against electrical shock, DO NOT
submerge the appliance or allow the power
cord to come into contact with water or any
other liquid.
7 DO NOT allow the appliance to be used by
children. Close supervision is necessary
when used near children. This is not a toy.
8 Never leave an appliance unattended when
in use.
9 Appliance accessories are not intended to
be used in the microwave as it may result in
damage to the accessories.
10 Remove the Master Pod from the appliance
and unplug the power cord from the
electrical outlet when not in use, before
assembling or disassembling parts and
before cleaning. To unplug, grasp the plug
and pull from the electrical outlet. Never pull
from the power cord.
11 DO NOT abuse the power cord. Never carry
the Master Pod by the power cord or yank it
to disconnect from electrical outlet; instead
grasp the plug and pull to disconnect.
12 DO NOT operate any appliance with a
damaged cord or plug, or after the appliance
malfunctions, has been dropped or
damaged in any manner. This appliance has
no serviceable parts. Return the appliance to
SharkNinja Operating LLC for examination,
repair or adjustment.
13 DO NOT let the power cord hang over
the edge of table or counter or touch hot
surfaces such as the stove.
14 Always use appliance on a dry, level surface.
15 Keep hands, hair, clothing, as well as
utensils out of container while processing to
reduce the risk of severe injury to persons
or damage to the appliance. A scraper may
be used but only when the appliance is not
running.
16 Avoid contact with moving parts.
17 DO NOT attempt to sharpen blades.
18 DO NOT use the appliance if blade
assemblies are bent or damaged.
19 DO NOT expose pitcher or the chopping
bowl to extreme temperature changes.
20 DO NOT use pitcher or chopping bowl if it is
cracked or chipped.
21 To reduce the risk of injury, NEVER operate
the appliance without the splashguard in
place.
22 DO NOT operate this appliance on or near
any hot surfaces (such as gas or electric
burner or in a heated oven).
23 The use of accessory attachments, including
canning jars not recommended by the
manufacturer may cause fire, electrical
shock or risk of personal injury.
24 DO NOT remove the Master Pod before the
Blade Assemblies have stopped turning.
25 DO NOT overfill.
26 DO NOT operate the appliance empty.
27 DO NOT try to defeat the interlock
mechanism. Make sure that the 4-Blade
Assemblies are properly inserted before
operating the appliance.
28 Immediately release the On/Off pulse button
on the Master Pod in the event that the
appliance malfunctions during use.
29 DO NOT operate the appliance for more
than 15 seconds.
30 If the appliance overheats, a thermal
switch will become activated and shut off
the motor. To reset, unplug the appliance
and let it cool down for approximately 10
minutes before using again.
31 THIS PRODUCT IS INTENDED FOR
HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY. Do not use
this appliance for anything other than its
intended use. DO NOT use outdoors.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
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THIS BOOK COVERS MODEL NUMBER:
QB1000
QB1000R
QB1000WH
QB1000BL
QB1000LD
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Voltage:
120V., 60Hz.
Power:
450 Watts
Pitcher Capacity:
48 oz. (6 cups, 1.5 L)
Bowl Capacity:
16 oz. (2 cups, 500 ml)
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Contents
Thank you for
purchasing
the Ninja®
Master Prep®
Professional.
Getting Started ..................................................................................................... 5
Before First Use .................................................................................................... 7
Assembly and Use of the Pitcher ............................................................................ 7
Assembly and Use of the Master Prep Bowl ............................................................ 9
Cleaning and Maintenance .................................................................................. 11
Troubleshooting Guide ......................................................................................... 12
Replacement Parts .............................................................................................. 12
Warranty & Registration ....................................................................................... 14
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Getting Started
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a Master Pod
b Master Prep® Professional Pitcher
with Non-Slip Base
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f Master Prep® Professional Bowl
with Non-Slip Base
g Bowl Splashguard
c Pitcher Splashguard
h Upper Chopping Blade Assembly (bowl)
d Ninja® 6-Blade Assembly
i
Lower Chopping Blade Assembly (bowl)
e Pitcher Storage Lid
j
Bowl Storage Lid
k Power Cord (not shown)
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The Ninja® Master Prep® Professional is an indispensable kitchen tool that is perfect for blending, chopping, mixing or
pureeing when preparing your favorite recipes. For best results, be sure to carefully read all the instructions contained in
the manual before using this appliance.
450 Watt Master Pod
The 450 watt power head operates on 120V., 60Hz. electrical power. NEVER allow the Master Pod to become wet when
plugged into an electrical outlet.
WARNING: The Master Pod should never be immersed in water or any other liquid.
CAUTION: Make sure that the Master Pod is unplugged from the electrical outlet and that the Blade
Assemblies have stopped turning before removing from the bowl or the pitcher.
CAUTION: The Blade Assemblies are sharp and not locked in place. Make sure to carefully remove the
splashguard and Blade Assembly, holding it by the shaft, before emptying contents of the pitcher or the
Master Prep Professional Bowl. Failure to do so will result in a risk of laceration.
IMPORTANT: Never run the appliance empty.
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Before First Use
Assembly and Use of the Pitcher
WARNING: Blade Assemblies
are sharp and not locked in place.
If using the pour spout, ensure
that the splashguard is fully on
the pitcher. Failure to do so will
result in a risk of laceration.
WARNING: Blade
Assemblies are sharp and
not locked in place. Make
sure to carefully remove
the splashguard and Blade
Assembly, holding it by
the shaft. Replace the splashguard before emptying
contents of the pitcher. Failure to do so will result
in a risk of laceration.
Shaft
PLEASE KEEP THESE IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
IN MIND WHEN USING THE APPLIANCE:
IMPORTANT: Make sure that the Master Pod is
plugged in for use.
IMPORTANT: Never add ingredients into the
container before placing the Blade Assemblies
in first.
IMPORTANT: Attachments are not
interchangeable.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT attempt to operate the
appliance without the splashguard on.
IMPORTANT: Never run the appliance empty.
IMPORTANT: Appliance accessories are not
intended to be used in the microwave as it may
result in damage to the accessories.
WARNING: DO NOT immerse the Master Pod into
water or any other liquid.
1
Remove all packaging material and labels from the
appliance. Separate/remove all parts from each other.
2
Wash the lids, splashguards, bowl, pitcher, and blade
assemblies in warm, soapy water. When washing the
blade assemblies use a dish-washing utensil with a
handle to avoid direct hand contact with blades.
WARNING: Handle the blade assemblies with care
when washing, as the blades are sharp.
3
Handle the blade assemblies with care to avoid contact
with sharp edges. Rinse and air dry thoroughly.
4
The pitcher, bowl, lids, splashguards, and blade
assemblies are all dishwasher safe. It is recommended
that the lids, spashguards and blade assemblies
be placed on the top rack. Ensure that the blade
assemblies are removed from the pitcher and the bowl
before placing in the dishwasher.
5
Wipe the motor base clean with a damp cloth.
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Fig. 1
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Review warning and caution statements at the top of
page 8 before proceeding to number 2.
2
Place the pitcher on a clean, dry, level surface.
3
Holding the Ninja 6-Blade Assembly by the shaft,
place it onto the spindle pin inside the Master Prep®
Professional pitcher. (fig. 1)
WARNING: DO NOT try to place
the Ninja 6-Blade Assembly
onto the Master Pod and
then into the Master Prep®
Professional pitcher. Always
assemble the Ninja 6-Blade
Assembly inside the pitcher.
WARNING: Handle the Ninja® 6-Blade Assembly with care, as the blades are sharp.
WARNING: Remove utensils prior to processing. Failure to remove may cause the pitcher to be damaged or
to shatter, which may cause personal injury.
WARNING: DO NOT try to place the Ninja 6-Blade Assembly onto the Master Pod and then into the pitcher.
WARNING: DO NOT attempt to operate the appliance without the safety splashguard in place.
WARNING: Never leave the appliance unattended while in use.
CAUTION: DO NOT blend hot liquids, doing so may cause excessive pressure buildup, resulting in risk of
the user being burned.
IMPORTANT: Make sure that the Master Pod is plugged in for use.
Fig. 2
Fig. 3
Fig. 4
4
Review warning and caution statements above
before proceeding to number 5.
10 To stop the appliance, remove your fingers from the On/
Off pulse button.
5
Add the ingredients to be processed into the Master
Prep® Professional pitcher.
11 In order to obtain a better quality of chopping, operate
the appliance by using the “pulse” method.
IMPORTANT: Never add ingredients into the Master
Prep Professional pitcher before placing the blade
assembly in first.
12 Make sure that the Ninja 6-Blade Assembly has
stopped completely before removing the Master Pod.
6
Place the pitcher splashguard onto the top of the
Master Prep Professional pitcher. (fig. 2)
7
Place the Master Pod on top of the pitcher splashguard
making sure that it is securely in place. (fig. 3) DO
NOT attempt to operate the appliance without the
safety splashguard in place.
8
To start the appliance, plug the power cord into the
electrical outlet, securely hold power head while
operating and press on the on/off pulse button located
on the top of the power head. (fig. 4)
9
Hold the Master Prep Professional pitcher firmly while
depressing the on/off pulse button to ensure the unit
stays in place.
NOTE: DO NOT operate the appliance continuously for
more than 15 seconds at a time.
13 If the ingredients stick to the side of the Master Prep®
Professional pitcher, stop the appliance, remove the
Master Pod and the splashguard. Use a spatula to
dislodge the pieces and then replace the splashguard
and the Master Pod. Continue processing.
14 Depending on the consistency of the contents, use the
pouring spout to empty liquid contents.
15 For thicker consistencies, first remove the pitcher
splashguard. Then, carefully remove the Ninja 6-Blade
Assembly by the top of the shaft. Place blade assembly
away from the work area to avoid accidental contact.
Finally, empty contents from the pitcher.
HINTS & TIPS FOR USING YOUR NINJA® MASTER
PREP® PROFESSIONAL
•
To crush ice into snow, start by using short pulses to
break up large chunks. Continue until snow is achieved.
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Assembly and Use of the Master Prep® Bowl
WARNING: Handle the Upper and Lower Chopping Bowl Blade Assemblies with care, as the blades are
sharp.
WARNING: Remove utensils prior to processing. Failure to remove may cause the bowl to be damaged or to
shatter, which may cause personal injury.
WARNING: DO NOT try to place the Blade Assemblies onto the Master Pod and then into the bowl.
WARNING: DO NOT attempt to operate the appliance without the safety splashguard in place.
WARNING: DO NOT crush ice in Master Prep Bowl or damage may occur to the unit.
WARNING: Never leave the appliance unattended while in use.
CAUTION: DO NOT blend hot liquids, doing so may cause excessive pressure buildup, resulting in risk of
the user being burned.
CAUTION: Upper and Lower Chopping Bowl Blade Assemblies are loose and not locked in place. Make sure
to remove the Chopping Blade Assembly before emptying contents of processor bowl.
IMPORTANT: Make sure that the Master Pod is plugged in for use.
Shaft
Fig. 1
1
Review warning and caution statements above before
proceeding to number 2.
2
Place the Master Prep bowl on a clean, dry, level
surface.
3
Holding the Lower Chopping Blade Assembly by the
shaft, place it over the spindle pin inside the Master
Prep bowl. (fig. 1)
4
Carefully insert the Upper Chopping Blade Assembly
over the Lower Chopping Blade Assembly rotating it
until it locks onto the Lower Chopping Blade Assembly.
(fig. 2)
IMPORTANT: Always assemble the Chopping
Blade Assembly inside the container.
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Fig. 2
WARNING: DO NOT try to place the Chopping
Blade Assembly onto the Master Pod and then
into the Master Prep bowl.
Fig. 3
Fig. 4
Fig. 5
5
Review warning and caution statements on page
9 before proceeding to number 6.
11 To stop the appliance, remove your fingers from the
On/Off pulse button.
6
Place the food that you want to process into the Master
Prep bowl.
12 In order to obtain a better quality of chopping, operate
the appliance by using the “pulse” method.
IMPORTANT: Never add ingredients into the
Master Prep bowl before placing the Upper and
Lower Chopping Bowl Blade Assemblies in first.
13 Make sure that the Chopping Blade Assembly has
stopped completely before removing the Master Pod.
NOTE: DO NOT add more than 2 cups dry or 1 cup
liquid ingredients as this will strain the motor and may
cause overflow.
7
Place the splashguard on the bowl. (fig. 3)
8
Place the Master Pod on top of the splashguard making
sure that it is securely in place. (fig. 4) DO NOT
attempt to operate the appliance without the safety
splashguard in place.
9
To start the appliance, plug the power cord into the
electrical outlet, securely hold Master Pod while
operating and press on the On/Off pulse button located
on the top of the Master Pod. (fig. 5)
14 If the ingredients stick to the side of the Master Prep
bowl, stop the appliance, remove the Master Pod and
the splashguard. Use a spatula to dislodge the pieces
and then replace the splashguard and the Master Pod.
Continue processing.
15 Upper and Lower Chopping Bowl Blade Assemblies are
loose and not locked in place. Remove the Chopping
Bowl Blade Assembly by its shaft before you empty the
contents of the Master Prep bowl.
HINTS & TIPS FOR USING YOUR NINJA®
MASTER PREP
•
The Chopping Bowl Blade Assembly can be used for
chopping meat, fish, vegetables, cheese etc.
10 Hold the Master Prep® bowl firmly while depressing the
On/Off pulse button to ensure the unit stays in place.
•
For mincing, chopping and pureeing, increase the
length of pulses.
NOTE: DO NOT operate the appliance continuously for
more than 15 seconds at a time. Be careful not to over
process. For coarsely chopped foods, use repeated
short pulsing action until the desired consistency is
reached.
•
For coarse chopping, use short, quick pulses and
monitor food texture.
•
Pre-cut larger pieces to make them fit into the Master
Prep. When chopping hard foods (e.g. meat, cheese)
cut into 1-inch cubes.
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Care & Maintenance
HOW TO CLEAN
HOW TO STORE
CAUTION: Make sure that the Master Pod is
unplugged from the power source before inserting
or removing any attachment and before cleaning.
CAUTION: DO NOT immerse the Master Pod into
water or any other liquid.
1
2
3
Separate/remove all parts from each other.
Hand Washing: Wash the lids, splashguards, pitcher,
bowl and Blade Assemblies in warm, soapy water. When
washing the Blade Assemblies, use a dish-washing
utensil with a handle to avoid direct hand contact with
blades. Handle the Blade Assemblies with care to avoid
contact with sharp edges. Rinse and air dry thoroughly.
Dishwasher: The pitcher, bowl, lids, splashguards,
and Blade Assemblies are all dishwasher safe. It is
recommended that the lids and blade assemblies be
placed on the top rack. Ensure the blade assemblies are
removed from the pitcher and the bowl before placing in
the dishwasher.
WARNING: Handle the Blade Assemblies with care
when washing, as the blades are sharp. Contact
with the blades’ edges can result in laceration.
Wipe the motor base clean with a damp cloth.
Please call customer service if any servicing needs to
be performed on the appliance at 1-877-646-5288.
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Store the Master Prep® Professional upright with
the blade assembly and splashguard inside the
corresponding container. Loosely wrap the power cord
around the Master Pod.
RESETTING THE MOTOR THERMOSTAT
The Ninja® Master Prep Professional features a unique
safety system which prevents damage to the unit’s motor
and drive system should you inadvertently overload your
appliance. If the appliance is being overloaded, the motor
will stop. To reset the appliance, follow the resetting
procedure below:
1
Unplug the appliance from the electrical outlet.
2
Remove the Master Pod and splashguard and empty
the container and ensure that no food is jamming the
blade assembly.
3
Allow the appliance to cool for approximately 10
minutes.
4
Replace the splashguard and Master Pod onto the
container and re-plug the appliance into the electrical
outlet.
5
Proceed to use the appliance as before making sure not
to exceed the recommended maximum capacities.
Troubleshooting Guide
PROBLEMS
POSSIBLE REASONS & SOLUTIONS
Check that the bottom of motor head is clean and there is no food blocking
connection when placing on containers.
There is too much food in the container.
Motor Doesn’t Start or Blade
Assembly Doesn’t Rotate.
The unit has overheated or overloaded. Unplug and wait approximately 10
minutes before using again.
Make sure the splashguard is securely on container.
Make sure the Master Pod is securely placed on splashguard.
Check that the plug is securely inserted into the electrical outlet.
Check fuse or breaker. Replace fuse/reset breaker.
Food is Unevenly Chopped.
Either you are chopping too much food at one time, or the pieces are not small
enough. Try cutting the food into smaller pieces of even size and processing
smaller amounts per batch.
Food is Chopped Too Fine or is
Too Watery.
The food has been over processed. Use brief pulses or process for shorter time.
Let blade assembly stop completely between pulses.
Food Collects on Splashguard or
on the Sides of the Master Prep
Pitcher or Master Prep Bowl.
You may be processing too much food. Turn the machine off. When the blade
assembly stops rotating, remove the Master Pod and the splashguard. Remove
some of the food being processed.
You Cannot Achieve Snow From
Solid Ice.
Do not use ice that has been sitting out or has started to melt. Be sure to use
short pulses in the beginning to break up large pieces.
Replacement Parts
ORDERING REPLACEMENT PARTS
To order additional parts and attachments, please visit our website: www.ninjakitchen.com
or feel free to contact customer service: 1-877-646-5288.
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ONE (1) YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
SharkNinja Operating LLC warrants this product to be free from material defects and workmanship for a period of
one (1) year from the date of purchase when utilized for normal household use, subject to the following conditions,
exclusions and exceptions.
The liability of SharkNinja Operating LLC is limited solely to the cost of the repair or replacement of the unit at our
option. This Limited Warranty does not cover normal wear of parts and does not apply to any unit that has been tampered
with or used for commercial purposes. This Limited Warranty does not cover damage caused by misuse, abuse, negligent
handling or damage due to faulty packaging or mishandling in transit. This Limited Warranty does not cover damage or
defects caused by or resulting from damages from shipping or repairs, service or alteration to the product or any of its
parts, which have been performed by a repair person not authorized by SharkNinja Operating LLC.
If your appliance fails to operate properly while in use under normal household conditions within the warranty period,
return the complete appliance and accessories, freight prepaid. For assistance with warranty service options or
customer support, please call our customer care and product specialists at, call 1 (877) 646-5288 or visit our website
www.ninjakitchen.com.
If the appliance is found to be defective in material or workmanship, SharkNinja Operating LLC will repair or replace it
free of charge. Proof of purchase is required and a fee of $19.95 will apply to cover the cost of return freight.*
This Limited Warranty is extended to the original purchaser of the unit and excludes all other legal, implied and/or
conventional warranties. The responsibility of SharkNinja Operating LLC if any, is limited to the specific obligations
expressly assumed by it under the terms of this Limited Warranty. In no event is SharkNinja Operating LLC liable for
incidental or consequential damages to anyone of any nature whatsoever. Some states do not permit the exclusion or
limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you.
This Limited Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state
or from province to province.
*IMPORTANT: Carefully pack item to avoid damage in shipping. Be sure to include proof of purchase date
and to attach tag to item before packing with your name, complete address and phone number with a
note giving purchase information, model number and what you believe is the problem with the item. We
recommend you insure the package (as damage in shipping is not covered by your Limited Warranty). Mark
the outside of your package “ATTENTION CUSTOMER SERVICE”.
Product Registration
Please visit www.registeryourninja.com or call 1-877-646-5288 to register your new Ninja® product within ten (10) days of
purchase. You will be asked to provide the store name, date of purchase and model number along with your name and address.
The registration will enable us to contact you in the unlikely event of a product safety notification. By registering you acknowledge
to have read and understood the instructions for use, and warnings set forth in the accompanying instructions.
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products, therefore the specifications contained herein are subject to change without notice.
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