Updated 12 May 2017

Kenwood

Blend-X Classic BLP615WH

Snapshot: The Kenwood Blend-X Classic BLP615WH benchtop blender has 3 speeds and comes with a glass jug. How does it rate?

Blend-X Classic BLP615WH
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$229

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Test results

Overall score
77
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.
  • Excellent results in our green smoothie test.
  • Excellent results in our kale test.
  • OK results in our carrot-chopping test.
  • Controls with indicator lights are OK to use (although labelling is small).
  • All parts dishwasher-safe.
  • Has pre-programmed functions.
  • Includes a mill attachment for dry foods.

But

  • Very heavy glass jug with no non-slip grip on handle.
  • Jug is large (so can be difficult to clean in a domestic sink).
  • Relatively small chute.
  • Blade housing can be difficult to remove.
  • 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
$229
Type
Benchtop blender

More test results (/10)

Blending kale
9.2
Nut butter
-
Sorbet
-
Dough
-
Parmesan cheese
-
Raw soup
-
Dry milling
-

Specifications

H x W x D (cm)
39 x 20 x 21
Noise (dB)
-
Watts (W)
800
Blender weight (kg)
3.9
Jug weight (kg)
2.0
Jug capacity (L)
1.6

Features

Blender construction
Plastic
Jug construction
Glass
Number of speeds
3 - also has specific “task” buttons.
Cord storage
yes
Pulse option
yes
Removable blade
yes

More Info

Notes
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Availability
-