Advantages blends, chops and slices, fairly quiet, well built
Disadvantages cleaning is a pain
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I am a great believer in making my own soups, I don't really like eating things that come out of tins and cartons because they never taste fresh like the one's my Gran used to make. The one thing she taught me before she died was how to make a variety of simple soups that taste much better than your average tinned stuff.
However to make my soup I need a decent blender and for that very task in hand I bought a Dualit 83234 Professional Blender in a Charcoal Grey colour for £85. This blender features a removable glass jug with an easy pour spout with a capacity to take 1.5 Litres of fluid. One of the main features this blender has is an interlocking system to prevent the blades within the jug from turning until the lid and the jug are secured in place. Now for m! e this is a great thing to have on my blender because the last one I had would start before I had secured the lid in place and if it wasn't secured tightly my contents would splash everywhere and make a total mess. Also, if you have small children running around or indeed have children who are quite inquisitive and want to know more they won't be able to hurt themselves with it.
The power base itself is quite sturdy and on the bottom of it are little suction pads that hold the blender in place when you stick it down and when you want to move the blender it is very easy to unstick the feet and move it. The handle on this blender is also very strong and sturdy.
This blender also hosts a 500 watt motor and has the capability to run at five variable speeds and there is also one of those speeds is a pulse button which is really handy if you are blending a soup and you have some tough vegetables that need to be broken down then the pulse action is brilliant for doing this and this blender will also chop, mix, whip and purée due to the stainless steel blade which in the Charcoal model are not removable. Naturally there is also an on/off switch on the front of the base that you press on and off as you see fit and if your blender is on the red light will be lit and if it is off the light is not lit.
To clean this blender you do need to be careful because the blades are especially sharp and I usually wash my blender jug using warm soapy water from a bowl not putting the water inside the jug and washing it out because I need to ensure I can see the blades and taking extra care with the jug because it is made of glass. It is easy to clean and dry.
I paid £75 for my Blender from Amazon online and when I purchased my Dualit blender it came with a very comprehensive recipe booklet which details a lot of recipes you can use your blender for such as soups. If you are looking to purchase this blender you will find it retails between £75 and £95 depending on where you choose to purchase it from, it is also available in ice Blue and Cream if you weren't too keen on the Charcoal colour, but I found those two colours to be more expensive to purchase.
I definitely recommend this Dualit Blender to anyone who likes to make a lot of their own food; it is professional, easy to use and most of all it is one of the safest appliances I have ever used.
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