Updated 12 May 2017

Biochef

Atlas Power Blender

Snapshot: The Biochef Atlas Power Blender has 8 speeds and comes with a plastic (BPA-free) jug. How does it rate?

Atlas Power Blender
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$655

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Test results

Overall score
77
Ease of use
?/10
Pureeing soft food
?/10
Crushing ice
?/10
Chopping carrots
?/10
Green smoothie
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent at crushing ice, grating parmesan cheese, and making soup and nut butter.
  • Very good at pureeing frozen fruit, milling almonds, and making a green smoothie and sorbet.
  • Good at chopping carrots.
  • OK at blending kale.
  • OK to use controls.
  • Lightweight plastic graded jug (BPA-free).
  • Jug can be placed on unit in any position.
  • Five pre-programmed functions.
  • Spatula, tamper, and rotating dry jug with tamper.
  • Measuring cup in lid.
  • Count-down timer for pre-programmed functions.
  • Auto-clean function.

But

  • Jug is large (so can be awkward to wash in a sink).
  • Need to hold lid while processing to avoid it flying off.
  • Difficult to scrape out load as narrow base area can trap food.
  • Jug sits loosely on unit and can be unstable.
  • Liquid can be pushed up into the lid, so can drip when being removed.
  • Noisy on high setting.
  • Noisy cooling fan.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Pureeing, crushing, chopping, green smoothie, blending kale (60%) – regular blenders.
Pureeing, crushing, chopping, green smoothie, blending kale, nut butter, sorbet (60%) – super blenders.
Ease of use (40%)

For our tests we pureed soft frozen fruit (some older models pureed soup), crushed ice and chopped carrots. We made a green smoothie (a combination of English spinach, pear, kiwifruit, cucumber, mint, celery and water) and blended kale. For super blenders we also made nut butter, sorbet from frozen fruit, dough and almond meal, and grated parmesan. In the latest batch of super blenders we made hot soup from raw ingredients. The dough, parmesan, dry milling and soup scores don’t contribute to the overall score. We measured noise blending kale on the highest setting.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$655
Price surveyed
July 2018
Type
Super blender

More test results (/10)

Blending kale
6.6
Nut butter
9.0
Sorbet
8.0
Dough
-
Parmesan cheese
9.0
Raw soup
9.0
Dry milling
8.0

Specifications

H x W x D (cm)
48 x 19 x 26
Noise (dB)
73
Watts (W)
1000
Blender weight (kg)
5.3
Jug weight (kg)
1.2
Jug capacity (L)
2.00/1.00 (dry jug)

Features

Blender construction
Metal
Jug construction
Plastic (BPA free)
Number of speeds
8 - also has specific “task” buttons (such as smoothie, soup, ice crush)
Cord storage
Yes
Pulse option
Yes
Removable blade and housing
No

More Info

Notes
Not suitable for making dough.
Availability
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