“ Brand: Breville / Speeds: 1 / Jar Size: 27.05 oz. / With Pulse Feature „
WHAT IS IT?
An smoothie maker designed to make single smoothies.
IS IT EASY TO USE?
Yes. The beauty of this smoothie maker is that you put your chopped fruit into one of the plastic beakers provided and attach the blade inside the beaker before placing the machine on top, once you've blended your smoothie you just remove the blade and drink it straight from the beaker. This cuts down on washing up and saves the potential waste of making up a large portion of smoothie.
IS IT ANY GOOD?
For me this has been a perfect purchase as we all like smoothies but we like different flavours and blends, the downside is that there are only two beakers provided so if all four of us want one we have to wait our turn. There are tops to fit the beakers with sipping spouts to make this ideal for children, the fun cow print design making it even more enjoyable for kids at smoothie time.
There is only one speed plus a pulse function but that is fine for the small amount of fruit you will be blending at any one time, it isn't powerful enough to crush ice cubes though and that's a shame as we all like ice in our smoothies. It has blended thoroughly everything I've put in it and never leaves me with lumps of fruit at the bottom of my drink.
The blender has non slip feet and the cord is long enough that you haven't got to be hunkered near the socket while blending your fruit. The beakers and tops are dishwasher safe and the blending section is easily wiped over to keep it looking clean, one of my beakers was stained in the summer after blending berries even though I drank the smoothie immediately so I wouldn't recommend using very dark coloured fruits unless stains don't concern you.
This is very loud for the small size, it woke my husband up after a night shift recently so now I don't use it in the day while he's in bed. It's more useful at the weekend when we have more time and can all enjoy a smoothie made exactly how we like it.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
Short name: Breville VBL012