Pros / You do not have to apply pressure to keep this blender running once it is in motion, the way you do with some of the other small blenders.
Cons / This motor is less powerful than many but it can still work through frozen fruit for a smoothie.
Verdict / There are more powerful personal blenders but this is just fine for soup or smoothies and the sports grip design makes it great for taking along to a workout.
The Black & Decker PB1002R personal blender comes with two containers and a moderate-size motor. The unit relies on stainless steel blades for mixing, and you do not need to sustain pressure on the device to turn it on. This personal blender does not offer advanced speed settings. The secure mixing containers also serve as portable storage bottles. If you are in the market for a full-sized blender, consider the Cuisinart Hurricane.
This personal blender features stainless steel blades for all applications. The unit does not come with additional blade layouts, but the included design chops through vegetables and ice. You can use the single serve blender for smoothies the same way you would with soups, and you do not need to exchange the blade when working with frozen fruit. The speed of the blades cannot be changed. The power button sets them into motion, and the speed remains consistent regardless of which type of food you prepare.
This personal-size blender comes with a moderately powerful motor. The unit generates 275 watts of power, enough to provide decent versatility. The personal blender remains running when powered on. It does not require pressure on the power button to continue moving. The motor requires power from a wall outlet in order to function, so this unit remains tethered to the countertop.
The Black & Decker personal blender comes with two mixing containers. These jars look like sports bottles, with gripped indentations on the sides. The single serve blender jars have enough room for about 20 ounces of fluid, and you can install them on the base with a simple twisting motion. When you make smoothies or soups, you can take the bottles directly off the device without spilling anything. Specialized lids keep everything inside, and they have reclosable caps. You can sip and secure your drink without any extra containers.
This personal-size blender does not give you any extra blades or mixing container sizes to choose from. The included models should work with a variety of solid foods and drinkable liquids, but the blades may catch without proper lubrication inside the mixing container. For larger serving sizes, including family portions of soup, you would need to use a separate mixing bowl to collect multiple jars of your blended creation.
The Black & Decker PB1002R does not allow for much customization, but it does blend a variety of foods. You can use this appliance for frozen drinks or warm soups. The single serve blender comes with two mixing jars that double as drink containers, and they have reclosable caps for added convenience.
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