Earlier this week when I was making my daily smoothie with my old hand-held liquidiser, which is stained from liquidising various soups and which has a big crack up around the setting numbers, I decided it was time to invest in a smoothie maker. I’m the kind of person who will wait until something is literally unusable before replacing it, so the fact I invested while I still had something which sufficiently would do the job is new to me!
I did some online research and shopped around for the best deals, and decided to get the Breville VBL062 Blend Active Double Bottle Smoothie Maker. (As I make smoothies so often, I thought the double [2x600ml] bottle would come in handy, though it is available with just the single bottle too.) Generally, this came up at somewhere between £20 and £30, often with a P&P charge on top, so I eventually went with the one for £24.99 and free delivery from www.coopelectricalshop.co.uk. When it came to the delivery details section of the order, I was pleasantly surprised to find that you could pick the day you wanted your item delivered, including the very next day, for absolutely free! I of course chose this option and was very happy to receive the box early the next morning.
As for the smoothie maker… Well, I love it. It is so practical and handy to use (especially when in a rush!). You just chuck all your ingredients into the bottle, screw on the bladed base, twist it into the machine, hold down the blend button for 10-20 seconds and *voila* your smoothie is ready to drink. The bottle can be used for travel as well, as each comes with its own cap, saving on washing up! The bladed cap, bottles and lids are all dishwasher-safe, though from my experience it’s wise to rinse all items before putting in the dishwasher to avoid build up or dried-on food in hard-to-reach places. Very happy with my purchase, and if you’re thinking of investing in one of these, I highly recommend it!
This post is not sponsored by Breville or the Co-Op; it’s just my opinion of an item which I purchased with my own money! :)