Product Type: Tesco blenders
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Tesco BL08 Value Liquidiser
Member Name: J_Colly
Tesco BL08 Value Liquidiser
Disadvantages: Doesn't blend well.
This is a type of product I get lots of use out of, so it was important to find something reliable and practical for the job without spending too much money. A liquidiser like this is ideal for making homous, soups and sauces as well as smoothies - and it's important that it does a good job of blending foods and liquids together effectively.
-ooo- The Product -ooo-
This is a value product, so immediately you understand the kind of product it's going to be and you know what to expect from it. You won't get anything complicated or fancy, and it won't be anything too special to look at, but it will do a good solid job hopefully - and this is why I bought it. The liquidiser looks very typical of the value range, as it's made out of white plastic and clear plastic, and looks very simple. It's certainly not bad looking though, and will look fine in a modern kitchen. Ideally, I'd like to buy a top range one - but on the other hand, it only needs to do simple things, so perhaps it's better to spend money on other things.
The liquidiser comes with all the usual features you would expect and need from this type of product - it can blend and pulse the contents of the jugs, has two blades at the bottom of the jug and a screw-on lid. The whole thing is very easy to use, and is quite simple to clean out when you've finished using it. There aren't really any difficult or fiddly parts to put together or clean out, so this is a very simple, easy to use product.
-ooo- Would I Recommend? -ooo-
Unfortunately, this product isn't a great liquidiser - although it has all the parts that you'd expect, and all the features, its basic performance isn't great. When you blend something it spins and makes a lot of noise, but just pushes the contents out and doesn't touch them. You have to shake the whole blender to make it work, which is annoying. It also makes a bit of a smell when it's on, almost like burning. You need to have a very liquid mixture in the blender for it to work, which is a shame.
Overall, it's hard to recommend this product because it just doesn't do the most simple job very well - it's very cheap (only £7) but it doesn't really perform like it should. You can use it with a bit of effort, but it doesn't make things as easy as it should.
Summary: So-so product.
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