In my dwelling, the blender will get about as a lot play as every other equipment. Due to the private blender, gone are the times of lugging out a clunky Oster orto whip up a smoothie, dip or cocktail. And for those who’re a fan of small-yet-powerful blenders like me, you possibly can tip your hat to Colin Sapire.
Sapire is the previous CEO and co-founder of Capital Manufacturers the place he helped develop the favored NutriBullet. The simple and compact push-top blender would finally evolve into much more refined fashions just like the 1000-wattand 1700-watt . On the peak of the bullet blender craze, the corporate was delivery as many as 100,000 machines per week, in response to Sapire.
Sapire went on to promote his share of Capital, which homes all the bullet manufacturers together with the unique Magic Bullet of nineties infomercial fame. Now, the seasoned marathoner and vitamin fanatic is again within the sport with what he calls a “true top-of-class private blender.”
Beast Well being is his new firm and its first product, the B10+ Health Blender and Hydration System, seems to be and feels just like the kind of blender you would possibly count on if Apple began creating countertop home equipment. But it surely’s not simply all type: I received an opportunity to check out the glossy new blender, and I can attest that the B10 gives some notable enhancements over its class counterparts.
What’s totally different concerning the Beast B10
This is an outline of the important thing options and differentiators of the Beast B10 blender.
Construct high quality: Comparisons to NutriBullet and Nutri Ninja are inevitable, however simply from holding the B10 it is clearly heftier and sturdier than most of these different private blenders. It has a weighty, strong base which I like, however for those who’re on the lookout for one thing tremendous moveable and light-weight that may fly out and in of the cabinet, know that Beast is a little more substantial. Its additionally coated with a flowery matte rubber which may be very good to the powerful versus chilly exhausting plastic. It is available in both black, white or gray.
Energy: The B10 has a 1,000-watt motor identical to most of NutriBullet’s premium fashions. Whereas you should purchase small machines with extra wattage, that is actually about as a lot oomph as a blender of this measurement wants.
Mixing cups: The mixing cups are ribbed inside — one thing Sapire dropped at my consideration — which helps break up meals and ice quicker but in addition makes it a bit harder to get all of the blended meals out. The cups are actually strong too, greater than two instances thicker than NutriBullet’s or Nutri Ninja’s. You possibly can really feel that however naturally, it additionally makes them a contact heavier.
The mixing jars aren’t sloped or bullet-shaped both so that they sit very stably on the counter or the ground of yoga class as soon as you’re taking them off the bottom and pop on a consuming lid. They’re additionally wider and thus not as simple to grip as NutriBullet or Nutri Ninja mixing cups which is one thing which may take getting used to.
“Leakproof”: Considered one of B10’s enhancements over different private blenders is that it’s “100% leakproof,” in response to Sapire, whereas different private blenders will drip from the cup into the bottom if overfilled. I had no points with the B10 leaking however, to be truthful, I by no means had huge points with my NutriBullet leaking both.
Not a push-top: Beast is button operated versus push-top. I do not view that as a bonus or drawback nevertheless it does make it really feel a bit extra like a “actual” blender.
Worth: The B10 can be dearer, clocking in at $138 for the essential blender bundle which incorporates, blender, a 1,000ml mixing cup, a consuming lid with carrying cap and a storage lid for saving blends. NutriBullet’s least expensive 1,000-watt blender —— retails for $90. When you add the B10 hydration bottle it is $168.
What I made and the way it went
Caesar salad dressing: For a dressing, you need positive consistency. I threw some uncooked garlic, kale (for the well being of it), an egg, some mayonnaise and spices into the mixing jar. In seconds I had a really clean and creamy caesar dressing. This was the best check I gave B10 nevertheless it handed with flying colours.
Roasted veggie dip. Now that I would examined Beast’s primary mixing perform I needed to see about extra exact management. There’s just one button and no settings so that you maintain to mix and push rapidly to pulse. I dropped in a bunch of roasted veggies with some cream cheese and spices and received to pulsing and the B10 did the job effectively. The pulsing was simple to manage and the outcomes had been constant after I unscrewed the jar, which is what I am on the lookout for when making a dip.
Smoothies with ice. I made a decision to make some smoothies subsequent since I am a every day smoothie drinker and a blender’s capacity to crush ice is an important check for me. I dropped in my frozen bananas, frozen açaí, peanut butter and ice and gave it a whirl. The B10 has spectacular energy and it received me to my desired smoothie consistency in lower than 15 seconds, which is about as quick as my huge, costly blender.
I attempted one other smoothie and jammed just a few extra elements in, filling the jar nearly utterly, precisely as Sapire instructed me not to do. The Beast nonetheless did fairly effectively with a packed jar though this time the jar wanted just a few stop-and-shakes to get the mix again on observe
Water infusion (infusion bottle not included with customary blender). Since I additionally had the hydration system in my bundle I examined that too. It is primarily a water bottle with an infusion chamber (as I am positive you have seen). The concept is to pulse your infusion within the Beast, spoon it into the chamber and fill with water. An infusion water bottle isn’t new and this one does not break the mildew, however all went in response to plan and it seems to be effectively made and simple to make use of.
My first impression
I like this blender fairly a bit. It is designed to be sturdier and heftier than most private blenders nevertheless it’s additionally a bit greater so I would in all probability place it someplace between a true private blender and a small full-sized blender. Regardless that the motor is on par with different blenders and it received me to that creamy smoothie consistency quicker than others I’ve used — maybe due to these ribbed jars.
I additionally actually love the aesthetic of the B10 and I am not afraid to confess it. When you hold your every day smoothie or shake maker up on the counter extra usually than within the cabinet, it will undoubtedly entice compliments. It seems to be and feels costly and all of the lids screw on securely and flush.
Talking of which, I feel the worth — $138 for the blender with consuming and storage caps — is a good one. Contemplating the(that model’s most premium mannequin) retails for $113 on Amazon, I would personally cough up the additional $25 or so for B10’s enhancements each in type and substance.