Updated 12 May 2017

Zip

Elegance 242

Snapshot: The Zip Elegance 242 benchtop blender has 2 speeds and comes with a plastic jug. How does it rate?

Elegance 242
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$100

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Test results

Overall score
78
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.
  • Controls are OK to use.
  • Lightweight plastic jug.
  • Lid is easy to remove.

But

  • Just OK results in our carrot-chopping test.
  • Blades aren’t removable.
  • Jug is plastic (so may 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
$100
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)
38 x 20 x 17
Noise (dB)
-
Watts (W)
400
Blender weight (kg)
1.5
Jug weight (kg)
0.5
Jug capacity (L)
1.50

Features

Blender construction
Plastic
Jug construction
Plastic
Number of speeds
2
Cord storage
no
Pulse option
yes
Removable blade
no

More Info

Notes
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Availability
Briscoes only.

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