Holy Kenmore Blender, Batman! I am in absolute awe of the Kenmore Elite 1.3 HP Blender. It is so much more than my mother’s brand name blender or our fear inspiring old rickety blender from 1986. The Kenmore Blender is my first official appliance as a bonefide adult and I don’t know how I have lived without it all my life. For the past couple years I’ve been borrowing my mom’s fancy blender (not naming any names here, folks) but this Kenmore blender far out performs hers.
Where do I begin?
All I can say is: No more do I need a husband or friends with this uncomplicated blender; everything I need in life is now in the powerful whirl of my Kenmore Elite blender. Just kidding, but only sort of.
Cue the dramatic music, kids.
I poured my lumpy ingredients into the blender jar, nervously hit liquefy and the 1:00 timer began. The color changed as it whirred, and I could tell that there had been some transformation in seconds of hitting the start button. The blender spun to a stop and I pulled off the lid. I was totally dumbstruck by the perfect, almost cappuccino-like consistency of my soup after just one push of the button. In fact, I was so dumbstruck, I had to go get my keyboard and start typing this review as my now creamy-smooth bisque simmers beside me.
I can’t wait to get some ingredients and re-try that pesky Chicken Korma that defeated my mother’s blender. I’m sure with my Kenmore Elite blender, I will have the perfect, creamy chicken Korma. I also loved the timer on this blender. I have had blender anxiety and for years I’ve been afraid that I’d lose a hand blending a milkshake- but the timer on this blender takes that anxiety away. It doesn’t leave me wondering “will it blow up if I keep letting it run?” And it doesn’t leave me room to question how long I should blend something. However, it also has a pulse option in the case you’re chopping something that needs just a bit of a blend, such as pecans for baking.
One of the notable things about the blender is that it has very heavy-duty but extremely sharp blades. This blender has the strongest looking blades of any blender I’ve used. And although they’re big they are very, very effective.
Although the blender jar looks small, it can hold up to 8 cups of food. At first I was sure that my simmering soup ingredients wouldn’t fit, but they fit with room to spare! Don’t let the compact look of the blender deceive you. While on the subject of aesthetics, the blender has a nice modern look, it fits in cleanly with any kitchen scheme. The buttons are easy to press, and don’t make any beeping sounds. I really love that it is reasonably quiet when in motion; In fact it is much, much quieter than my mother’s fancy blender.
Another feature I like about the blender is that it also has an option for crushed ice! Living off of well water in the country is no longer an obstacle to making the perfect margarita! Now I can just toss some ice cubes in the blender, select the ice option, and let it do it’s thing.
Another nifty feature of the Kenmore Blender is that it has a single serve option. For us busy teachers and mothers, it’s now a snap to make a quick ice-blended coffee or smoothie to get our day going. Just pop the ingredients in the single serve jar, blend, detatch, and snap on the to-go lid! I am actually thinking of investing in a couple more of these to-go jars so I can have an extra for friends and family.
I can’t express enough how amazing this blender is. From this day forward, I shall move to no country or city without my beloved Kenmore Elite 1.3 HP Blender. Together we will live a long happy life.
You can purchase the Kenmore Elite 1.3 HP Blender with single serve cup at sears.com and then you can try this smoothie recipe in your Kenmore single serve cup!
Smoothie of Your Dreams
1/4 cup blueberries
1/3 cup raspberries
1/2 of a banana
5 Ice cubes
5 Spoonfuls of vanilla yogurt
1-2 tsp brown sugar
Directions: Add all ingredients to your Kenmore Elite Blender, mix, and enjoy!