PBB212 Color: Retro Green Features: -Classic waterfall base. -Commercially rated heavy-duty motor. -550 Peak input watts. -Large 40-ounce cloverleaf carafe with English and metric graduations. Color: Product Type: -Countertop Blender. Jar Material: -Plastic. Dimensions: Overall Height - Top to Bottom: -15 Inches. Overall Width - Side to Side: -8 Inches. Overall Depth - Front to Back: -7 Inches. Overall Product Weight: -8.8 Pounds.
Bandleader and inventor Fred Waring introduced the first blender in 1936, and this model pays tribute to that early version in its retro styling. A tall, old-fashioned-looking blender, it will crush ice and blend frozen fruit beautifully in a few seconds. This blender feels sturdy: the lid, with a cap that doubles as a 1-ounce measurer, fits securely, and the pitcher, made of thick, ridged glass, won't wobble. Many chefs prefer a blender rather than a food processor for soups and creamy sauces--the blades of a good blender whirl more quickly than those of a food processor and will refine a thin liquid such as cream of tomato soup to an incomparably silky texture. This blender is definitely up to that task. The fixed, self-cleaning stainless-steel blades on the base of the pitcher mean the lid is the only separate part to wash. --Maria Dolan