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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
cute little blender.
on July 26, 2012
i've been wanting to get back to being healthy and everyone knows the benefits of eating healthy esp. fruits and veggies. well, i make PURE FRUIT smoothies with this blender and dont use it for my baby, but for me. lol. unlike other single serving blenders out there, the top cover of this has no moving parts (unlike the travel single serving blenders out there) and is simple lid to allow easy washing. that sold me. i also like the sweet sunshine yellow of this blender and it doesnt take up space. the plastic containter is BPA free and yes, when you wash it, you wash the attached blade. the plastic is quite good quality, i must say unlike another 6-cup blender i bought in the past. it is easy to wash. the blender easily makes for more than one serving (i'd say a generous one serving, and an adequate double serving) of smoothie.
You must chop your veggies/fruits before dumping in this blender b/c blades arent too powerful enough to liquify them quickly. Depending what you blend (i blend fruits like papaya, strawberries, etc), it would take about 7 or so pulses to creamate the fruits. so yes, i think more you cut your fruits, more long life for this blade. Anyway so far, it's doing well.
**update: it's now 9/10/12 and been using this almost everyday. it is holding up well. Washing this is a breeze if you do it immediately after making your smoothie: i just run running faucet water in the container, swish it around few times then pour it out. clean. Love that! The blades are not sharp so dont worry of hurting yourself if you have to insert your finger in the container. Again, you must pre-chop your fruits into about 1in x1 in before adding it to the blender to help hasten the blending process and help your blades 'live' longer. i am thinking the only machines that you wont need to pre-cut your fruits are those machines that cost over $300 like vita-mix but that's beyond me for now. LOL