Updated 10 Sep 2018

Living & Co 700W Stainless Steel Blender LBL700S

700W Stainless Steel Blender LBL700S

Snapshot: The Living & Co 700W Stainless Steel Blender LBL700S has 2 speeds and comes with a glass jug. How does it rate?

700W Stainless Steel Blender LBL700S
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$49

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Test results

Overall score
59
Ease of use
?%
Pureeing soft food
?%
Crushing ice
?%
Chopping carrots
?%

Good points

  • Excellent results in our frozen fruit-pureeing test.
  • OK results in our carrot-chopping test.
  • Easy to use controls.
  • Parts are dishwasher safe.

But

  • Just OK results in our ice-crushing test.
  • Extremely poor results in our kale test.
  • Heavy glass jug.
  • Jug is large (so difficult to clean in the sink).
  • No ‘on’ indicator light.
  • Narrow base area can make it difficult to remove load around the blade.
  • Rubber feet can move on the bench.
  • Blade housing requires strength to remove.

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
$49
Price surveyed
July 2018
Type
Benchtop blender

More test results (/10)

Blending kale
1.5
Nut butter
-
Sorbet
-
Dough
-
Parmesan cheese
-
Raw soup
-
Dry milling
-

Specifications

H x W x D (cm)
40 x 17 x 19
Noise (dB)
79
Watts (W)
700
Blender weight (kg)
3.6
Jug weight (kg)
1.8
Jug capacity (L)
1.50

Features

Blender construction
Stainless steel
Jug construction
Glass
Number of speeds
2
Cord storage
No
Pulse option
Yes
Removable blade and housing
Yes

More Info

Notes
Not recommended to crush frozen fruit.
Availability
From The Warehouse only.