Product Type: Sabichi blenders
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Blend me up a nice fruity smoothie!
Sabichi 94414 1.5 Litre
Member Name: helen190390
Sabichi 94414 1.5 Litre
Advantages: makes amazing smoothies and soups
Disadvantages: cannot chop raw veggies well and needs helping hand
I have anaemia which i was dealing with by taking iron tablets, but i wanted to do something that didn't involve medicine. I am a vegetarian of 11 years and it's had it's effected my immune system and i get sick really easily.
So i decided to start making healthy smoothies that will hopefully help build up my immune system with iron vegetables such as spinach and cabbage. (never put cabbage in the blender...it was horrible!).
I started off by opening the box and gave the jug a nice wash to get rid of the plastic smell it was giving off.
One i had set it all up, I check out the instructions on how to turn it on and looked at the speeds available.
On the front is a pulse button and a speed changer.
When you put the jug onto the base you twist it to lock it into place so it is safe to use.
The blade inside are stainless steel and can be cleaned with ease.
Compared with other blenders, this is just as simple as all the rest.
Plug it in, turn the speed up and off you go!
The jug can hold up to 1.5 litres but i would put less in as i made that mistake of over filling it and it wasn't very nice to clean afterwards.
I've found it struggles to deal with blending bigger chunks so i have to help it out a lot by cutting things down very small to help it along with blending and giving it a stir half way through.
I'm sure the price of £25 has something to do with it not working to it's best abilities.
It runs at 500 watts and shouldn't take too much electricity as you don't need it on for too long.
It also comes with a herb chopper attachment which you can chop fresh herbs up with to add to sauces and cooking. I have a separate appliance i use to chop my herbs from the garden, so I haven't needed to use it yet so it sits in it's box in the garage.
If you have a large freezer, it is a great idea to make sauces and soups with vegetables that are on their way to being thrown out, so you don't waste it! Blend it up with some other veggies and you have some lovely sauces for when your out of ideas for dinner time.
What it likes and what it doesn't:
It will chop almost all veggies and fruits in there pretty well as long as the veggies are cooked first.
I Have made tomato soup, vegetable soup, potato and leek and cooked it up in the saucepan first, then pour it into the jug and blend until it is the consistency you would like!.
Fruit is easiest when soft and well ripened. If your are wanting to use fruit with a skin or peel, i suggest taking those off first so it will blend much better. I've tried to put raw carrots into it, but it kept jamming in the blades and I had to get them out. Try cooking them through before putting it in.
I do really like this blender, It has it good and bad points and it's handy for making up a quick smoothie for breakfast or getting a soup blended and lump free. I haven't had a chance to try out the herb chopper attachment that it comes with yet as i already have a herb chopper but it looks pretty simple to use.
I have made a lot of juices in it also by peeling oranges and blending it down to a fine pulp then sieving the juices. It works really well and tastes amazing!.
I have had fun making lots of different things in it so far and i look forward to making lots more!
Next stop - Tomato sauces for pasta!
Available to purchase at Argos for £24.99
Thanks for reading my review!
Review also at ciao under same user name.
Summary: Good quality blender, I give it 4/5 stars.