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53 of 53 people found the following review helpful
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.
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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
on 5 August 2006
I've had this smoothie maker for about three years and cannot fault it.It blends soft fruits,hard fruits,ice and seeds without any problems(just don't add the seeds before any liquid, otherwise they block the tap and remain whole).It liquidises soup well but I find it is better not to use the tap when decanting the soup as this clogs easily.It is relatively easy to clean,just add soapy water then press the boost button (the majority of the smoothie is cleaned away) before taking it apart to clean further.A small bottle brush will clean inside the tap.

It is a worthwhile addition to any kitchen and a great way to get the kids to eat healthily!
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83 of 85 people found the following review helpful
on 28 July 2003
I've just had to purchase one of these machines after experiencing one my girlfriend bought about a month ago. At first I thought it would a 5-minute wonder that would spend the rest of its days sitting idle on the kitchen work-top. How wrong I was! This baby makes some fabulous creations. What I love about it is that you can put just fruit and ice in (mango and bananas is my favourite), and what comes out tastes so fantastic that you can't quite believe it's actually healthy for you! What better way to encourage you to eat more nutritious fruit? If you're feeling a bit naughty you can add some vanilla ice cream in, but you'll find you don't need to generally, the fruit-based productions are so good (certainly better than ones you buy in shops for extortionate prices). Experimenting with different recipes is fun too, and it's very easy to clean. At this price, the smoothie maker is a such a bargain, I'd say give it a go - I really don't think you'll regret buying one.
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48 of 49 people found the following review helpful
on 20 May 2003
This is a great product. It looks very well, and it does what it says it does beautifully. It can deal with ice - so many liquidisers cannot - and the results are delicious. I wasn't convinced that I truly needed a smoothie maker - I have many processors, juicers and other gadgets - but this is so well designed and the results are so good that I am absolutely delighted.
There are good recipes in the instruction book, but next time the local supermarket are selling off discounted fruits - work out whether they might be good with yoghurt, cream, on its own or with rum or vodka, as pancake stuffing or icecream. Or in a souffle or fool. (Only kiwi fruit are disappointing to date - they are quite raw on their own, but probably much better with additional fruits and ingredients.)
Drinking a smoothie takes a lot less effort than eating the same amount of fruit that has not been processed - perhaps this leads to an increase in gluttony. But this does help me to eat the recommended number of five portions of fruit and vegetables a day which has just got to be good for me. And these purees could be used for millions of wildly different desserts - think cocktails, syllabub, flummery, souffles and icecream.
And that I might be eating too much fruit is my only worry. (Good for the bowels, though.)
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on 14 October 2004
This is a fantastic smoothie maker with probably the best feature being that it crushes ice which is usually a feature only available on the pricey models.

It is so easy to use and even easier to clean - the whole top comes off for washing.
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82 of 85 people found the following review helpful
on 23 October 2003
It was because I read the reviews on Amazon that I ordered the Kenwood Smoothie Maker. When it arrived, it was as easy to use as a,b,c. Our two sons (10 and 5) now look forward to their daily dose of fruit, and reckon it's 'simply the best' drink. I make up the recipe as I go along, depending on what's available. Thier favourite consists of banana, milk, ice cream and a teaspoon of chocolate spread. A recipe leaflet comes in the pack. Vegetables can be used, too, but I haven't tried yet. The only negative comment is that it makes a loud noise when whizzing.
It is SO EASY TO CLEAN! Really it is. The main section rinses easily, and the blade, seal and top twist off for cleaning without effort.
Adults can add some alcohol to some of the variations for an extra 'zing', but the smoothies are pretty special anyway.
The smoothie maker is a very good addition to my kitchen gadgets, and one which is in use every day. It is reasonably priced, and the bonus is that you know exactly what is in the drinks you make, as you control the ingredients: no additives, or E numbers in sight, unless you choose to add them.
I recommend it to any parent as a fun way to encourage their children to 'eat' fruit - and, of course, you just have to have some for yourself!
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on 21 January 2004
Great shiny new kitchen gadget! Had mine a couple of weeks and it works a treat. The reason I'm writing is because the Amazon review above claims that it is dishwasher proof, and the instructions that came with mine specifically state that this is not the case. Can't really see why, it all looks pretty robust to me, but that's what they say. Just so as you know...
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 6 June 2007
Only had it a few days now but I must of gone through around 10 kilos of fruit already. 5(kilos)a day??

Chuck what you like in it, ices cubes, milk, ice cream, `nana's, s`berrys, vodka. I might just worry when I'm jamming some bacon and eggs in it to make an omelette mix.....

My only qualms, the area just below the blades does keep some solid bits of fruit which every so often blocks the tap, but thats easily squished with the stirrer you get with it, mix again and hmmmmmmm, spanking concoctions.

It's also slightly loud as on par with a chainsaw going off in your house, but since its only on for 20-30 seconds I can live with that aspect.

edit:- As in one of the reviewers have said you can clean it easier if you put water in it after use and press the pulse button on it to pre-clean it. BEWARE, too much water and the thermal fuse cuts out. I nearly sent this back, but after turning it on and off a few times, it works fine again and I've never gone nut's with too much water again.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on 21 April 2006
I've owned this smoothie maker for almost two years now and it's always served me well! Really easy to use, just throw everything in there and hit the button. The only downside is that it's not so easy to clean but really rinsing it out with water between each time you use it does the job then you can properly wash it at the end of the day. We sometimes use this several times a day, it's great! The tap works really well and is a nice touch and I've never had a problem cleaning it.

Definately recommended!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 1 July 2003
The smoothie maker should be a compulsory purchase for anybody with a kitchen. It is easy to use and anything that encourages healthy eating has to be a good thing in my book.
But lets not get carried away here. A smoothie maker is just an invention by Kenwood to sell more blenders.
The only difference between a smoothie maker and a blender is that the former has a tap at the bottom so you can pour your vitamin-laden concoction into a glass.
On the subject of the tap - it is a right royal pain in the whatsit to clean. Unless you put the whole device in the washing-up straight after use, the fruit mix congeals and becomes really difficult to remove.
I do not regret buying my smoothie maker, although my local fruit stall owner is buying a new house on the proceeds of my new-found smoothie addiction!
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