Best beer and blender drinks for game day

Best beer and blender drinks for game day

With frigid temperatures gripping most of the nation, the last thing most people want is an icy drink. But soon it will be game day, when margaritas and piña coladas are part of the party. To make them, you need a blender that crushes ice like a champ, such as the winners of Consumer Reports’ icy drink and ice crush tests. And for the beer drinkers in the crowd, we have the results of our craft beer taste tests.

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What makes the best juice, a blender or a juicer?

What makes the best juice, a blender or a juicer?

The health benefits of fruit and vegetable juice have helped stoke juicer sales. Manufacturers of high-end blenders are trying to squeeze in on the profits by claiming their products can make juice too, in addition to the usual smoothies and shakes. “Turn whole fruits and vegetables into refreshing juices,” says Vitamix, adding that its machine “utilizes every part of your produce and its valuable nutrition.”

Consumer Reports put that claim to the test by pitting the Vitamix 5200, one … (read more)

Calphalon XL 9-speed blender deemed safe by Consumer Reports

Calphalon XL 9-speed blender deemed safe by Consumer Reports

During initial testing of the Calphalon XL 9-speed blender last summer, we discovered a defective blade assembly that could pose a serious safety risk to consumers. The $ 130 blender landed on our Don’t Buy: Safety Problem list, and was later recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. As part of the recall, Calphalon promised a free repair kit to all owners of the defective product. We’ve since received our repair kit and retested the blender, subjecting … (read more)

Ariete Drink’NGo with take-away glass

Drink’NGo is an innovative blender from Ariete with a tall take-away glass. Yes, the glass doubles as a blender bowl. An ideal blender for those who want home made smoothie away from home anytime, anywhere and with no hassle.

Practical and easy to use, Drink’NGo comes in orange or blue. The Ariete blender creates from the scratch smoothies and delicious milkshakes with your own fresh and natural ingredients. Comes with a recipe book.

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High-end Dualit blender makes a superb smoothie

High-end Dualit blender makes a superb smoothie

Dualit is perhaps best known for toasters, which it’s been making for more than six decades. But the British brand produces many other small appliances, including espresso makers and stand mixers. With the launch of the $ 250 Dualit Professional 83830, it’s entered the high-end blender market, where it hopes to compete against the likes of Blendtec, Vitamix, and Waring. Based on Consumer Reports’ latest blender tests, Dualit is definitely worth a look if you’re willing to spend more … (read more)

Calphalon blender recalled due to injury hazard

Calphalon blender recalled due to injury hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of 22,000 Calphalon XL 9-speed blenders. An additional 400 blenders are being recalled in Canada. A fragment of the blender’s blade unit can break off during operation, posing an injury hazard. The announcement comes three months after Consumer Reports rated this Calphalon blender a Don’t Buy: Safety Problem due to the same blade-related risk of injury.

The recall involves Calphalon XL 9-speed blenders (model numbers 1832449 and ME600BL) sold … (read more)

Vitamix recalls blender containers due to laceration hazard

Vitamix recalls blender containers due to laceration hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of 165,000 Vitamix 64-ounce low-profile blender containers. An additional 4,300 containers are being recalled in Canada. The blade inside these containers can break, creating a laceration hazard to consumers. Vitamix has received 18 reports of blades breakage, none causing injuries.

The recall involves Vitamix 64-ounce low-profile containers sold at major retailers and online at vitamix.com from April 2012 to August 2013. The containers came with Vitamix models 7500, Professional Series … (read more)

AEG Powermix Pro blender comes to the UK in red and black

AEG Powermix Pro belongs to AEG stylish range of red gloss and black kitchen appliances. Likely the quietest blender currently on the market, Powermix Pro features a patented sound reduction system and is so quiet, you can talk while using it and still be heard. Unlike your typical modern blender that produces somewhere between 85 and 95 dB, just as a lawn mower or a motorcycle, this blender keeps noise level under 77 dB, a very noticeable difference.

The 2013 AEG kitchen range also includes UltraMix Pro stick mixer, and a kettle … (read more)