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When the weather heats up, one of our favorite snacks are berry smoothies. The super simple recipe of vanilla yogurt and frozen berries is healthy, delicious, refreshing, and easy enough for my almost 9 year old to make. For years we’ve been using a professional grade blender that costs over $500. This blender was a gift after our old one started to smell like it was smoking and while it makes quick work of blending frozen berries with ease, I’ve always wondered if a less expensive blender would do just as good of a job.
I recently got a Black & Decker Performance FusionBlade Blender. Retailing at $119.99, it’s still a bit more pricey that other blenders on the market but far less than our current blender. The stainless steel FusionBlade is designed to quickly crush ice and evenly blend soups and smoothies but would it be just as powerful to quickly blend frozen berries with yogurt?
With the help of my son, we put it to the test through a scientific investigation that involved answering a real life question, measuring equal amounts of berries and yogurt to create equal samples, and blending the ingredients for the same amount of time.
How did the Black & Decker Performance FusionBlade Blender do against our pricey professional grade one? Watch and find out!
Another important test that we didn’t record is the cleanup because who really wants to see my dirty dishes? My current blender and new Black & Decker Performance FusionBlade Blender have just three pieces- the 2 piece lid and one piece FusionBlade base that is integrated into the 64 ounce jar.. Unlike many blenders, the Performance FusionBlade Blender has a built in blade that makes for easier cleanup. There’s no bottom to unscrew to clean the metal blade. There isn’t a rubber ring hiding in the screw on base that threatens to be rinsed down the drain each time you wash it. I love the digital touch pad controls that clean with a single wipe and are sealed so there’s never a chance for crusty junk to get stuck around the buttons.
In addition to an ergonomic handle and a nicely designed jar that can hold up to 64 ounces, the Performance FusionBlade Blendercomes with a 20 ounce personal blender jar. The day after our blender test, my son came home and made himself his own smoothie in the jar. He poured the ingredients in, screwed on the blender blade lid, and popped it on the base to blend. Within seconds his drink was made and he swapped the blade lid for a sipping lid for a healthy and delicious snack.
This is a sponsored post written as part of my involvement as a Spectrum Brands Blogger Program. I receive product and compensation for my involvement but all opinions are my own.