If you are looking for a good blender at a very good price, look no further than the Black and Decker 5 cup countertop blender. Priced at under $25, this well made kitchen blender can handle almost any task that you can think of.
You bought your blender because you wanted to easily mix items, such as drinks. Blenders that have small motors or inferior blade systems will have problems mixing dense fruits, such as bananas. Because of the low price of this blender, you may ask the question “will this appliance blend fruits and vegetables properly?” The answer is a resounding yes!
While the cost of this blender is very low, the motor that it has is very large. At 550 watts, this is very good sized motor and it is large enough to handle most fruits and veggies very easily. The blade system is a four blade unit that is designed to pull foods down unto the blades, then send them up the side of the mixing jar to constantly keep food moving and blending.
A Surprisingly Detailed 10 Speed Control Panel
Some very expensive blenders will give you only three settings options-on, off and pulse. Amazingly, this low priced blender has 10 speeds, plus pulse, giving you a very wide set of options when it comes to blending. Ten speeds may seem excessive, and you may only use half of them, but it is nice to know that you have those options.
The 6 cup (the title says 5 cup, the description says 6 cup. We were able to get 6 cups of liquid in the jar.) mixing jar is solid. It’s made of glass, although you can order a plastic jar (it’s an extra purchase) if you want to use that instead. There are measurement markings on the outside, a sturdy handle and a drip-proof spout. Both the mixing jar and the lid can go into the dishwasher, making clean up very easy.
Should you buy this blender? If you are on a budget, this is a great deal. If you want on juicing or other heavy cooking tasks, it may not be the best option. However, for most blending and mixing chores, this is very good blender at a very good price.