“ Brand: Kenwood / Blender Type: Work Top / Speeds: 3 Speed / Jar Size: 54.1 oz. / Pulse Feature: With Pulse Feature / Height: 41 cm / Width: 20 cm / Depth: 17.5 cm „
The main reason for me purchasing this model is because I enjoy the 'shakeaway milkshakes' - which is basically ice cream, milk and then anything of your choice - mine is always chocolate!
The product --> Kenwood have got a rather innovative with this one, having a cube type design - which is satin chrome. Therefore matches with a lot of things in the kitchen! The cube contains a dial, which pushes the blender to 3 different speed settings, perfect if you are using a wide variety of food in there. The dial for this is a darker gray colour, and pushes to the right. The kenwood logo is underneath this. There is also an extra 'pulse' motion that can be activated at the touch of a button! The clear 'jug' styled blender is 1.6 litres, plenty big enough. It has good clear measurements up the front, and a dark grey top, with matching handle. The lid is safe, if it it not clicked down correctly, the blades will not turn. The blades themselves are easy to clean, and they are stainless steel - so work well crushing food, especially ice. It also comes with an attached section, which is tiny, but offers to chance to blend items such as nut. It has a separate blade, which is again stainless steel - and cleans well. The blender comes apart from the base well, meaning that cleaning is very easy - there is no messing about!
Advantages --> The thine I like most about this product is its versatility. It can help to create many 'dishes' easier and quicker than before. It also allows for a new range of products to be tested with it, as before having this I did not make my own milkshakes. I like the fact that there aren't nooks and cranny's to be kept clean, and if young children are around there isn't a worry of them turning it on with their fingers stuck in the blender!! It also stores practically - as the cord has a special 'home' to stop it being wrapped around, and also to stop tripping over it. It has its own pouring spout too, on the main blender, making it really easy to transfer food/drinks over. To make my milk shakes it takes about 4 minutes on high for all the minstrels to be crushed completely, so not too bad.
Disadvantages --> It depends on what is being blended in a way, but it can be quite noisy!! I last used minstrels with my milk shake - and these made a right noise as they hit the sides! But other than that, it isnt too bad I guess - no louder than a kettle!
Cost --> Recently I have seen this product around £25, so expect it around this much! However, make sure you will use this product, as I am now aware to use is about once a week to make sure ive not wasted my money!
Short name: Kenwood BL636