Updated 12 May 2017

Sunbeam

Cafe Series Blender PB9800

Snapshot: The Sunbeam Cafe Series Blender PB9800 has five speeds and comes with a plastic jug. How does it rate?

Cafe Series Blender PB9800
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$379

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Test results

Overall score
91
Ease of use
?/10
Crushing ice
?/10
Chopping carrots
?/10
Pureeing soft food
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent results in our soup-pureeing test.
  • Excellent results in our ice-crushing test.
  • Excellent results in our carrot-chopping test.
  • Controls are very easy to use.
  • Blades are removable.
  • Lightweight plastic jug.
  • Jug can be placed on the unit in any position.
  • Lid is easy to remove.
  • Has pre-programmed functions such as smoothie and slow start.

But

  • Jug can be unstable when it’s on the unit.
  • Jug is large (so can be difficult to wash in a domestic sink).
  • Jug is plastic (so can stain).

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
$379
Type
Benchtop blender

More test results (/10)

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

Specifications

H x W x D (cm)
48 x 16 x 22
Noise (dB)
-
Watts (W)
2000
Blender weight (kg)
5.1
Jug weight (kg)
1.1
Jug capacity (L)
2.00

Features

Blender construction
Metal
Jug construction
Plastic
Number of speeds
5
Cord storage
yes
Pulse option
yes
Removable blade
yes

More Info

Notes
-
Availability
-

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