Updated 6 Sep 2018

George Foreman

21820AU

Snapshot: The George Foreman 21820AU has four speeds and comes with a blending jug. How does it rate?

21820AU
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$170

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Test results

Overall score
66
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Green smoothie
?/10
Blending kale
?/10
Frozen fruit smoothie
?/10

Good points

  • OK overall.
  • OK for performance.
  • Easy to use.
  • OK result for green smoothie.
  • Very good result for crushing ice using the pulverising blade.
  • Very good for frozen fruit smoothie.
  • Easy to assemble.
  • All parts dishwasher safe except blade assembly.
  • Includes a jug.

But

  • Poor result for blending kale.
  • Can be difficult to remove blade assembly from blender jug as it becomes tighter after processing. There's limited grip on the blade assembly, making it difficult to remove for people with weak wrists and fingers.
  • No suction feet and top heavy so can be knocked over.
  • Food can become jammed at the top during processing and needs to be manipulated.

How we test

Overall score includes:

  • Performance (60%)
  • Ease of use (40%)

We tested performance by making a green smoothie and frozen fruit smoothie – as well as blending kale and crushing ice. Our green smoothie was made with cucumber, celery, kiwifruit, pear, spinach, mint and water.

Ease of use was based on how small you had to cut the food before putting it in the cups, how easy it was to pour and drink from the cup, and whether it was easy to travel with the cup. We also looked at assembling and disassembling the parts, how easy the controls were to use and how easy it was to clean.

We also measured the noise on the highest setting. This does not contribute to the overall score.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$170
Price-surveyed
July 2018

Extra test results (/10)

Crushing ice
8.0

Specifications

H x W x D (cm)
41 x 17 x 17
Watts (W)
800
Weight (kg)
3.4 (with jug)
Noise (dBA)
82
Jug/cup capacity (ml)
1500/600
Number of speeds
4

Features

Dishwasher safe
Yes
Cord storage
Yes
Pulse option
Yes
Puree capability
Yes
Milling capability
No

More Info

Notes
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Availability
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