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Lakeland personal blender and smoothie maker 61780
Pros: compact, lightweight, thorough
Cons: small, can’t be used for hot foods
Star rating: 4/5
This petite model is ideal for those who want a blender that won’t take up much space on the countertop, or one that can be stowed away in a cupboard.
Despite its size, the Lakeland personal blender is a powerful appliance, and is able to make smoothies, juices, soups and dips with ease. The smoothie we rustled up with it was surprisingly smooth.
The stainless-steel blades shouldn’t be underestimated either – they can cut through frozen fruits and perfectly purée sauces and baby food with ease. They’re also detachable and easy to clean. The blender has two settings – on/off or pulse – and both were powerful and efficient. The ‘pulse’ option even tackled larger bits of vegetables.
You might expect a compact blender to make a lot of noise as it struggles with the tasks at hand, but because it was so efficient, we found it to be surprisingly quiet. It also comes with an internationally recognised ‘Quiet Mark’ accreditation from the Noise Abatement Society.
The jug is made of toughened glass, but doesn’t feel heavy, even at its maximum capacity of 600ml. It’s also easy to clean. Plus, if you’re short of time and want to blend and go, the jug can be replaced with a 600ml BPA-free bottle that easily attaches to the blender. The bottle also has a flip-top sipper lid.
It’s worth noting this blender can’t be used for hot liquids or foods though, so if you’re planning to make soup, you’ll need to leave the ingredients to cool first.
Overall, it was one of the best budget blenders we tested – and at just £39.99, it’s certainly worth the price. But, if you’re looking to make big batches of smoothies and soups, this smaller model may not be the one for you.
Number of speeds: one, plus pulse
Size: 15.5cm x 12cm x 32.5cm
Jug capacity: 600ml
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