Newest Review: ... the lid is properly secured the bottle doesn't leak at all which is what you would expect from a shaker. I always feel safe chucking it... more
Member Name: zombieflesh
Advantages: well designed, quick and easy to use with good results, good size, it's pink!
Product description: "A fast, convenient and easy way to mix all your Maxitone powders. Ensures you can easily drink your nutrition drinks throughout the day."
This particular shaker bottle is part of the Maxitone range of products, which is targeted at women and is a branch-off from the Maximuscle range which is primarily aimed at men. This shaker design particularly suited me as it is somewhat smaller than the ones designed for men, which means that I can easily reach my hand round the majority of the body of the bottle to get a good firm grip on it, which is essential to then shake it around vigorously to mix the drink up. I have struggled before with larger mens bottles as I found them more difficult to hold onto, and this Maxitone Shaker is a much better fit. Because of this slightly reduced size it means that it holds a lower volume than other alternatives and has a maximum recommended capacity of 500mls. You do not want to overfill the bottle if you're using it to mix a drink as this would cause problems with the powder not being able to mix properly, so it is well suited to the supplement drinks that I prepare, but I prefer to use a separate larger bottle to take with me to the gym for just drinking water.
Directions for use: "Just add protein, meal replacement, weight gainer, or carb drink into the shaker, add some water, shake and drink."
The mixer is pretty standard but it has all the necessary features that make it a functional and essential piece of equipment. The main body of the bottle has clear markers to show the volume in millilitres and fluid ounces, and these are positioned on opposite sides of the bottle to make the markings quick and easy to read. The lid is quite large and has a flip-back cap that covers the lip of the bottle, which again is quite large. As a nice girly touch to show that this is part of the Maxitone womens range, the lid is a nice bright shade of pink, which is unimportant but makes it look cuter. Inside, there is a circular mesh grill that sits on a little ledge that keeps it firmly in place, and this has a small point protruding from it so you can grab hold and pull it out when you need to clean the bottle up.
I am particularly attached to using this Maxitone Shaker bottle as it's comfortable for me to get to grips with and I can use it easily. The lid is easy to slot back into place and secures tightly. I've never had any issues with spilling or leaking, either when mixing a drink or when transporting it. The 500ml size is more than enough for me to mix up a protein drink and the grill works effectively to combine the powder with either water or milk. I sometimes add additional ingredients to the drink for the nutritional benefit, or just to alter the flavour to my liking, and the shaker is capable of mixing in other things such as spices, vitamin powders, and even raw eggs, ensuring everything is thoroughly combined. The mesh grill agitates the combined ingredients and makes light work of what would otherwise be a time-consuming chore. As an added bonus, the shaker helps to get a nice frothy effect when using with milk, and this creates a nice thick texture which is really tasty and enjoyable. I need to shake each drink for only 30 seconds or so to get good results, and the only other alternative that provides the same effect is to use a blender, which is a lot more messy and completely impractical when you want to mix up a quick drink on the go or at the gym.
The only minor negative point is that the separate sections of the mixer bottle can be a bit tricky to clean, but this is just the nature of this type of product, and it's highly advisable to try and wash the bottle straight away after use otherwise the supplement drink remains have a tendency to get very smelly very quickly, and can be quite nasty to clean up.
Overall, I am really happy with this Maxitone Shaker - it's perfectly suited to my needs and I can definitely recommend it to any woman who's looking for an easy way to include supplement powder drinks into their diet. If you're using protein powders or meal replacement diet powders then this is a really handy little piece of kit that is well worth purchasing.
Summary: An essential piece of kit