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Simple and always effective- but read the instructions!
on 9 May 2005
I have used this machine once or twice a week,with a range of ingredients (including frozen) and have never had any difficulties with any aspect of it's performance.
People seem to cite the tap as an impractical gimmick, but if you read the 'Tips' section in the book that accompanies the machine, you will see that it is reccommended you keep the smoothie maker switched on (i.e. still mixing) while you use the tap. If you follow this, the tap will function perfectly and you shouldn't get any fruit pulp choking it up.
Also, the recipe book is extremely useful as it gives you an indication as to the types,combinations and volumes of ingredients that will blend to give a good smoothie. When you have a feel for this, you can start making your own.
Obviously, you can't just pummel a sack of fruit into the gobelt and reasonably expect a mess free, tasty drink that won't clog up the tap - you have to use the smoothie maker for what it was designed for.
Basically, if you follow the instructions and make sure the blend of ingredients you are using can actually come together to make a drinkable drink,then this machine won't dissappoint you.