“ Manufacturer: Dualit / Work Top Blender / 2 Speed / 42.27 oz. „
The Dualit Bar Blender is a well priced beginners tool for the world of blending. This thing is of course best used for smoothies and margueritas, and mixing liquers and cocktails, but isn't really up to scratch when it comes to mixing fresh fruit.
For the price it's pretty impressive, a 2 speed worktop item that holds 42.27 oz. but if you want it for cooking, it's just no good at all. I've made 7 or 8 fresh fruit smoothies with it now, and already I can hear and smell the motor beginning to give up. It's really not that robust and will only last for so long I'm sure.
Nonetheless it's stylish and thin and looks pretty cool in your kitchen, as well as having slim wires, so this blender really won't take up too much space on your worksurface, and it always stands up straight and proud and expensive-looking, despite how horribly unreliable it is.
The pyrex jug looks cool and shiny and certainly isn't prone to scratches but, along with the top if the blender, is incredibly difficult to keep clean and really irksome to wash up, and what's worse is that you have to wash up after every use or the thing you make will taste like the last thing you made. Blugh... Because of this, among other reasons, The Dualit Bar Blender is best used only occasionally. Yes, this is definitely for the casual blending aficianado, but is unfortunately at the lower and of the spectrum. It's a cheap model and should be treated as such.
This kind of blender should only really be cracked out at the beginning of parties to start mixing margueritas and such with. It knows what it is and while it just can't handle much fruit or thick milk, it's fast and effective and mixing thinner liquids, although most people would happily just settle for a spoon. As cheap as I was able to pick this thing up, in retrospect I wish I'd settled for a spoon myself.