Article Written By 6th June 2015-
With the increase in popularity of juicing diets, or just all round healthy drinks which can contain just about anything you want then there has been a huge increase in sales of blenders and also the range on the other.
For this review we take a look at the family pack Breville Blend-Active Blender. The difference being that this one comes with 4 bottles, ideal for the whole family, two 600ml bottle and two 300ml bottles, of which are are BPA-free. Individually the bottles are £10 so it is certainly worth going for the family pack even if it is just for you, you can then have smoothes made up for work and the gym for a couple of days and just keep them in the fridge. This model is one of the best sellers on the Amazon UK store and has over 700 5 star ratings, so it must be good?!
1 x Breville Blend-Active Blender
2 x 600ml blending BPA-free bottles with lids
2 x 300ml blending BPA-free bottles with lids
1 x Instruction booklet which also includes some recipe ideas
The blender itself is a colourful bright and fun looking design, the base is made from plastic and it white, green and then grey, the green adds the colour and gives it a funky look. This blender is the same used in both the family and personal blender pack by Breville. It is quick and easy to use, with just one button to start and stop the blender. Just fill the 600ml bottle with fruits and attach the blade mechanism to the top and flip the bottle over fixing it onto the blender base by twisting to lock it into position. Start the blender off and then stop it once happy, then just twist to remove the bottle and flip over so you can take the blade mechanism off and attach the lid, and off you go. It is that simple.
The bottle design means it fits into most bike and car cup holders, is easy to grip and ideal for the gym. The bottle itself it clear BPA free plastic with markings on the side with measurements. The lid fits securely and flips open so you can drink from it. The lid, bottle and blade mechanism can all go in the dishwasher and disconnect easily.
Whatever we throw at it, it has blended and juiced, fruits, nuts, it chopped through them, it will even tackle ice too, perfect for summer smoothies to cool you down.
The bottles are robust and shatter proof, they took a battering in our testing and coped fine, no cracks or chips.
We can’t fault it! For just under £30 the Breville Blend-Active Personal Blender is perfect for the family, quick and easy to use and great to make healthy juices for you and kids. It is a compact design so won’t take up much worktop or cupboard space, the bottles can be kept in the fridge and is perfect for the gym.