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)
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)
FTC makes appliance energy information easier to find online
It’s becoming more common to buy major appliances online—roughly 10 percent of refrigerator sales now happen there, versus at a brick and mortar store, up from a blip 10 years ago. But for all the convenience of online appliance shopping, it’s not always easy to compare energy consumption data for various models on a retailer’s website. An amendment by the Federal Trade Commission to its Appliance Labeling Rule should change that by improving the availability of online energy information for … (read more)
Connox is featuring this Thermo-Pot which consists of corrosion-resistant steel, and a lid made out of natural cork. Meals and liquids will remain inside of the Thermo-Pot: warm for about 6 hours. The manufacturer Black + Blum furthermore ensures 10 years of use. We’re not sure how you’d make your soup sipper pot wear out – but we do like the guarantee.