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Very compact smoothie maker. Useful as it comes with two 'takeaway' cups which allow you to have smoothies on the go. Fantastic and small which is great for those with tiny kitchens!! Great as long as you don't over-fill it! I also use this for basic blending such as making breadcrumbs etc as I don't have enough room for a normal sized blender! (although be careful doing this as it doesn't have a huge capacity, but it's fine for me on my own!)
It has a pulse setting (great for very soft fruit) and an high and low speed.
I wouldn't normally purchase something like this but was a bargain at my local Currys in the sale and glad I bought it!
Only criticisms are that the travel mugs feel a bit clunky to really take anywhere with you (although not too bad if you were to leave in the car or something!) and it does get quite warm if used for too long- so with especially hard fruit chop up nice and small.
Good buy if you can find it for a bargain, have little space and want something a bit multipurpose but wouldn't go out of my way to purchase one!
My boyfriend bought this smoothie maker around a year ago so he would be able to take a smoothie to work with him easily. We purchased it from Argos for around £32.
The Kenwood Smoothie 2Go is designed so you are able to make a smoothie and then use the reusable plastic jug to take you smoothie with you.
The Kenwood comes with two jugs/travel mugs. These mugs have a capacity of Both screw upside down to the base, over the top of the blades. Although the picture above shows 2 mugs but only 1 lid you do get a lid for each mug. These lids screw onto the top of the jug and have a flap that lifts up for you to drink out of. With these lids on the jugs/mugs are sealed tight and will not leak. The jugs will hold 500ml in each which is a pretty hefty drink.
It also comes with a recipe book which is full of tasty and easy recipes.
The Kenwood SB054 has a sturdy, oval plastic base in a light grey tone. This has a sheen to it which make the smoothie maker look more expensive rather that the mass of plastic it is. Not that this plastic is bad. The base it strong and pretty heavy and the mugs are a thick plastic so they won't easily break. It has non-slip feet on its base which is a good idea when you have the smoothie maker going on high speed.
The Smoothie 2Go has 2 speeds - low and high. It also has an ice crushing option which crushes ice quickly and easily and a pulse setting. The 2 speeds are set just right, and we do use both depending on what fruit and ingredients we pop in. If we use any ice, we first use the ice crushing setting then add the ingredients and put onto high. You have a smooth, well blended drink in a matter of seconds!
The blades sit on a disc that you then screw the jugs onto to blend. The blades are stainless steel and are very sharp even a year or so on.
As the Kenwood comes apart very easily its dead simple to clean and is even dishwasher safe! It is so easy to use with the clear dials and settings. You can't go wrong!
The Kenwood SB054 is very loud, whether you are in low, high of the ice crushing setting. It is really far to loud that you wince when you put it on. And if you wanted to make a bigger batch of smoothie, say both of you wanted to take a jug to work you would have to do them separately. It would be nice to have been supplied with one larger jug for mixing.
It is the ideal smoothie maker if you want to make small individual smoothies to take to the gym, office etc. It also is small and compact in your kitchen. This makes it the perfect choice for us, but if you want big jugs of smoothies then opt for another model.
The Kenwood SB054 Compact Smoothie Maker will allow you to get to your 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day with ease and allows you to make smoothies direct into the take away cup / It comes in a stylish silver finish and features a very compact size that saves you a lot of valuable workspace in your kitchen / It also features 300 Watts of power 2 speeds with pulse high and low settings / It also comes with two 0.5 Litre travel mugs and non-spill drink-through lids with high quality detachable stainless steel blade assembly for consistent texture and optimal blending / Short name: Kenwood SB054