The lines also use “self-detect” technology that senses and automatically adjusts the blend time depending on the container you’re using. If you like the Breville, get the Breville. The one down side is I wish it came with a stick/mixer. Don’t need all the techy bells and whistles? It involved baby kale (which is milder than full-grown), avocado, frozen pineapple chunks, pineapple juice, yogurt, and hemp seeds for texture and that great hippie flavor. I charged on, making a tasty buttermilk and feta dressing which had a lip-smacking quality and a bit of a grainy texture that I couldn't dial out, but whatever. At 22 pounds, it’s heavy and durable. If, for you, a blender is purely a vessel for making smoothies, this inexpensive model is worth a look. Verification email has been resent. Also available in silver, white, black, pistachio or red, this is a solid workhorse of a blender. Put your ingredients in, (nasty woody things like kale and sprouts), push the 'Green Smoothie' button, stand there in awe as it sets the correct time and does your bidding and then shuts itself off. Highly recommended. Soup lovers, in particular, will be drawn to the high-end versions for their game-changing “hot soup” ability: Simply add your ingredients, set the timer or select the preset soup button, and after about six minutes of blending, your soup is cooked, steaming hot and ready to eat right out of the pitcher. Variable speeds — allowing you to manually set your blend from low to high — are standard, as is a pulse button that lets you start and stop as needed. Been using this blender for about two weeks now. That's a different question. Rinse it out — if you were blending something with oil, you’ll still need to wipe it out a bit — and you’re set. The world’s fastest roller coaster reaches 150 miles an hour. Reviewed in the United States on October 8, 2018. And totally easy to use. Please click the button below to agree to our Terms and Conditions and acknowledge our Privacy Policy. So when we read that the Breville Super Q boasts surgical stainless steel blades that can get up to 186 miles an hour, we were impressed. But other little touches — suction cups on the bottom keep the blender firmly grounded, the jar clicks into place to ensure it’s on the base tightly, the lid snaps down when you align its arrows and has a release mechanism for removal — earned extra points. It made for an excellent salad dressing. But if you like to take your morning smoothie with you on the go and have the storage space, smaller cups or attachments are convenient. The blender is a fine example of the kind of appliance where this sort of questionnaire would be helpful. Reviewed in the United States on December 7, 2018. It's a problem that most wide-bottomed blender jars have in common, yet it sticks out more with Breville's blender as the design tends to be so well thought out with their other products. From personal-sized models meant to whip up single servings or small batches, to basic inexpensive to moderately priced versions that can handle more volume, to high-performance, commercial-grade machines that may hit you with serious sticker shock but also take blending to a whole new level, picking the right machine can be a bit of a, well, whirl. ! When you’re done blending, a button on the lid releases the suction, making it easier to remove — the finger hold ring also helps. The controls are very basic — just a pulse, start/stop and 10-speed dial — and the build is OK, but doesn’t scream “durability.”, Hamilton Beach Smoothie Smart ($39.99; With a 1,400-watt motor, it has a simple interface with a digital timer display, 10 variable settings, plus an on/off and pulse button. Please also consider subscribing to WIRED. (Well, almost everything; we did find one large spinach leaf stuck to the side of the jar that didn’t get mixed in.) This product does not compare with similarly priced hemisphere model.