Back to Basics SE3000 Smoothie Express Lifestyle 26-Ounce Smoothie Maker
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- 26-ounce smoothie maker with 3 speed settings, plus pulse
- Sharp ice-chopping blades efficiently blend frozen ingredients
- Insulated container doubles as travel mug; secure-fitting spill-proof lid
- Compact design for space-saving storage; dishwasher-safe parts
- Measures 5-1/2 by 5 by 14 inches; 1-year warranty
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So I'm very pleased with this blender.
UPDATE: Had this for about 6 weeks now, still love it. I throw in skim milk or water, the powder, frozen strawberries from Costco (they're great), and 3 large or 6 small ice cubes, and in about a minute it's all blended up. I might take it off the blending stand for few seconds to shake it up if some of the powder's gotten stuck on the top (which turns into the bottom when you turn it over and drink out of it), but that's no problem. And best of all, when I'm done with the shake, I just wash the cup, the lid, & the cap with the blades in it, and I'm done. Tip: If you're making a smoothie or protein shake using powder, just put about half an inch of water (or whatever liquid you want) in the bottom, THEN the powder, then ice cubes and the rest of the liquid/other ingredients. That way, the powder doesn't stick to the bottom.
NOTE: I don't like to drink straight from the mug with the travel lid on, because it's pretty hard to get the liquid out. I also got tired of drinking out of the mug with NO lid on it, because you're drinking over the "threads" at the top.Read more ›
This is my first blender and I got it solely for the purpose of making green smoothies. I needed something that would be powerful enough to grind up carrots and frozen fruit well at a decent price point. What really made me choose this one was the fact that the blade cap is removable. I have used the traditional blender with the blade at the tapered end of the container, you can never be sure if it is really clean, and they always retain smells- even with a glass jar. SO- this one is awesome, just follow the directions by putting in the hard/frozen stuff first, the rest of the ingredients, and screw on the blade cap. Flip it over and screw it into the base, pulse, blend on low, medium, high, and your good to go.
The blender does give off a chemical smell when its running but I never need to run it for longer than 1 minute. I did have one instance where I over tightened the blender cap and could not get it off (I had to get a random guy in the parking lot to open it for me LOL). Since then I have realized it doesn't need that much tightening because it doesn't leak, the seals are great. The blender jar becomes your mug by screwing on the drinking cap, the jar has a nice rubberized handle and my frozen drinks stay frozen for a decent time. The drinking cap has a great lip groove that makes for comfortable drinking, and a standard straw fits in the opening if you prefer. My smoothies come out thick, I usually jiggle the first few sips out of the top, after that it melts enough to drink easily. I also bought a really soft bristle brush to clean the jar and screw on caps since I use my blender several times a day.
Overall, I am pleased with my purchase. I like to search for a deal and read reviews before choosing where my money goes. I love Amazon because there is so much feedback to pull from. I hope my review helps!
The machine itself is relatively compact (especially when compared to a full-size blender), but the cup size is bigger than the Magic Bullet (and perfect for making smoothies!). The blade component screws into the top of the cup and is very easy to clean. The cup has a sturdy handle that allows for easy handling and transportation. This blender is simple--only three speeds and a pulse option--but also stylish (it looks nice sitting on our countertop).
This machine is very easy to use. Simply screw the blade to the top of the cup, flip and screw it onto the base. Voila! There is no annoying pushing or twisting that has to be done to keep it blending. And, it is less noisy than the Bullet. The highest speed option is great for crushing ice and frozen fruit. I find that it takes about a minute to thoroughly blend the contents of the cup together, but they come out super smooth! There is also a travel lid included that makes it easy to take the whole cup with you.
It is dishwasher safe and very easy to clean. Since the blade component screws off, there are no nooks or crannies for "funk" to hide in (which has been my experience with previous blenders). I usually just rinse it out right after using it and that does the trick.
Though I cannot (yet) speak to the longevity of this product, it appears to be well-built and its design avoids some of the problems we had with the Magic Bullet (such as flimsy blades and a shoddy motor).
Overall, we are very happy with our purchase!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this as a birthday gift for my daughter a few years ago and just found out that it quit working properly after little use. Read morePublished 3 months ago by grandma
A little expensive but well worth the price. I love it. Have had no issues with it. Received it quickly.Published 5 months ago by Dennis Jungman
Perfect gift for a college student. Small//powerful and the blending cup is also a drinkable mug. Great gift.Published 7 months ago by spartan
I love the design of this product however this is my third puchase of this product and after about a six month use "it leaks". Where you ask? At the motor base itself! Read morePublished 7 months ago by Josie Goodwill
It struggles with ice, tends to make a burning smell, and isn't the best. However, for the price, I'd buy it again, and the extra-large mug makes it absolutely perfect for a... Read morePublished 8 months ago by MusicSmith1
the cup is a lot bigger than i expected, but other than that its a great blender.Published 8 months ago by nushi