Updated 12 May 2017

Kogan

1400W Vitablast Blender

Snapshot: The Kogan 1400W Vitablast Blender has a variable speed control and comes with a plastic (BPA-free) jug. How does it rate?

1400W Vitablast Blender
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$149

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Test results

Overall score
67
Ease of use
?/10
Pureeing soft food
?/10
Crushing ice
?/10
Chopping carrots
?/10
Green smoothie
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent at crushing ice, milling almonds and making sorbet.
  • Good at pureeing frozen fruit and making a green smoothie.
  • Good at making nut butter and soup.
  • Easy to use controls.
  • Lightweight plastic graded jug (BPA-free).
  • Jug can be placed on unit in any position.
  • Tamper.
  • Medium-sized chute.

But

  • Just OK at chopping carrots and blending kale.
  • Poor at grating parmesan cheese.
  • Difficult to remove lid.
  • Jug is large (so can be awkward to wash in a sink).
  • Not dishwasher-safe.
  • Unit can jolt on the bench when blending.
  • 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 speed.

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
$149
Type
Super blender

More test results (/10)

Blending kale
4.7
Nut butter
7.0
Sorbet
9.0
Dough
-
Parmesan cheese
4.0
Raw soup
7.0
Dry milling
9.5

Specifications

H x W x D (cm)
50 x 19 x 22
Noise (dB)
78
Watts (W)
1400
Blender weight (kg)
3.9
Jug weight (kg)
1.0
Jug capacity (L)
2.00

Features

Blender construction
Plastic
Jug construction
Plastic (BPA free)
Number of speeds
Variable
Cord storage
yes
Pulse option
yes
Removable blade
no

More Info

Notes
Not suitable for making dough.
Availability
kogan.co.nz and dicksmith.co.nz