Updated 12 May 2017

Breville

the Kinetix Twist BBL405

Snapshot: The Breville the Kinetix Twist BBL405 benchtop blender has 4 speeds and comes with a plastic (BPA-free) jug. How does it rate?

the Kinetix Twist BBL405
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$249

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Test results

Overall score
74
Ease of use
?/10
Crushing ice
?/10
Chopping carrots
?/10
Green smoothie
?/10
Pureeing soft food
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent results in our frozen fruit-pureeing test.
  • Excellent results in our ice-crushing test.
  • OK results in our carrot-chopping test.
  • Very good results in our green smoothie test.
  • Controls with indicator lights are very easy to use.
  • Lightweight plastic (BPA-free) jug.
  • All parts dishwasher-safe.
  • Wide base area of jug makes it easier to remove load around the blade.
  • Has pre-programmed smoothie and auto-clean functions.

But

  • Extremely poor in our kale test.
  • Rubber feet have no suction (so can move on bench with heavy load).

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.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$249
Type
Benchtop blender

More test results (/10)

Blending kale
1.8
Nut butter
-
Sorbet
-
Dough
-
Parmesan cheese
-
Raw soup
-
Dry milling
-

Specifications

H x W x D (cm)
43 x 19 x 20
Noise (dB)
-
Watts (W)
1000
Blender weight (kg)
1.7
Jug weight (kg)
0.8
Jug capacity (L)
1.5

Features

Blender construction
Plastic
Jug construction
Plastic (BPA free)
Number of speeds
4 - also has specific “task” buttons.
Cord storage
yes
Pulse option
yes
Removable blade
no

More Info

Notes
-
Availability
-