Hey, it feels less than mighty because it is a plastic model, but the lack of heft has some benefits: can break the clear plastic blender, and it works in a snap! Lots of choices in end product: smoothie, ice crusher, mix, liquify, all in a jiffy. Very easy to clean, breaks down and fits into dishwasher. It also comes with a handy spout so that you can just put a cup under the nozzle and out slides your strawberry banana orange smoothie as thick as you want it, and you can even put the top blender (like a pitcher) straight into the fridge with its snug plastic top keeping it virtually drip free. Don't be disappointed in the light, less than hardcore blender build. It's inexpensive so complain not. And it works like a charm. PS: don't forget to break down all the parts and the rubber ring before you put in the dishwasher. The dishwasher gets into all the crevices, and voila, your next drink is fresh and yummy!
this is a great machine. Smoothies are wonderful. No need for ice when you use frozen fruit. Just add orange juice, frozen vanilla yogurt and whatever frozen fruit you like. Perfect! No seeds or grit. Perfectly S M O O T H !
Would I recommend this to a friend? I already have! Seriously, as someone who went to culinary school and spends a lot of time in the kitchen, I love to cook and like high-end equipment but am very, very poor. Ha! So, with Vitamix firmly out of my reach until Bon Appetit comes calling, I did some research and found this little powerhouse. Hot soups? Check. Protein shakes? Check. Citrus dijon vinaigrette? Check. Green smoothies? Check. I just made my own sorbet by tossing in frozen mango, a frozen banana, a whole (peeled) orange, lime juice, and a little coconut water and BOOM - extreme deliciousness in my mouth. This stuff is so silky smooth I can't even believe it. The way the motor unit attaches to the top of the containers instead of the bottom means that when you're done blending/chopping/whatever, the blade (multi-tiered and amazeballs sharp!) lifts out, so you can scrape out every last bit of awesomeness and rinse out the pitcher with ease. I could not be more pleased. I'd write more, but I keep coming up with stuff to blend... and I'm not even hungry....
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