Breville Blend-Active Personal Blender

As health and fitness gurus we have to eat and drink some awful stuff. Mainly protein shakes. They aren’t nice really, especially if you just throw the powder in a shaker bottle with some milk or water. I invested in one of these blenders about 6 months ago and it’s one of the best things I’ve ever bought.

The Good

The thing that annoyed me about my regular blender was cleaning it. You’d have to take it apart, remove the jug, take off the blade, the rubber seals, wash and dry it at and finally reassemble. Sigh. Not with this one though. You literally put your ingredients into the beaker screw it onto the blender and drink. Then fire the beaker into the dishwasher. Job done. Much better.

Sling a handful of frozen fruit in with your protein and milk and you have a delicious healthy smoothie. With none of the powdery bits you get with a shaker bottle. It’s quick to blend, a minute or less and you are done. Ive used it twice a day for 6 months and had no issues with its functionality or ability to blend my ingredients. It claims it can crush ice, I haven’t tried it but there’s plenty of power.breville blend avtive

The Bad

You screw the lid on and then you screw the beaker into the blender but they haven;t thought this through. If you aren’t careful when removing the beaker from the┬áblender it will result in the top unscrewing and your liquids pouring out and directly onto the blade and potentially down into the workings of the machine. Not good.You have to be so careful when detaching it from the blender.

It’s too tall for the dishwasher. Maybe it’s just my dishwasher but I doubt it. The stupid thing is just to big to stand normally on the shelf so you have to angle it. Annoying but not a deal breaker. Also the dishwasher will quickly remove the logos from the bottle.

Breville VBL062 Blend-Active Personal Blender Review
Ability to blend
Ease of use
Design
Pro's
  • Fast
  • Easy to clean
Con's
  • Bad top design
  • Too big for dishwasher
4.2Overall Score
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