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Test Bench 1.0
Changelog

Updated

 See previous 0.8 changelog.

Tests

LID

  • Added a provision for verifying how hard it is to open a lid.

FIBROUS INGREDIENTS (SMALL BATCHES) & FIBROUS INGREDIENTS (FULL CAPACITY)

  • Replaces the previous "Smoothie (Best Jar) & Smoothie (Other Jar)" test.
  • Added test video.
  • Scored comparisons for preparation & texture.
  • Standardized the ingredients used to ensure result comparability.

CRUSHED ICE

  • Added test video.
  • Scored comparisons for preparation & texture.

NUT BUTTER

  • Renamed test from "Almond Butter".
  • Added test video.
  • Scored comparisons for preparation & texture.

NOISE (NEW BOX)

  • Dedicated noise level test box.
  • Standardized the sound measuring setup.

SPEED AND CONTROLS (Modified)

  • Box renamed "Blade Speed".
  • Speed dial comparison moved to the new "Controls and Programs" box.
  • Pulse/Turbo Mode comparison moved to the new "Controls and Programs" box.
  • Noise @ Max Speed comparison moved to the new dedicated "Noise" box.
  • On/Off Toggle comparison moved to the new "Controls and Programs" box.

Extra Features (REMOVED)

  • "Hot Blending" comparison moved to the ribbon.
  •  "Speed Adjustment Based On Jar Size" comparison moved to the "Blade Speed" box.
  • The following comparisons have been removed but will be detailed in the review text if present within the "In the Box" test:
    • Additional Jugs
    • Juicer Attachment
    • Food Processing Attachment
    • Heating Element
    • Noise Dome
    • Tamper
    • Vacuum Pump

CONTROLS AND PROGRAMS (NEW BOX)

  • Fusion of elements from the former "Programs/Modes" box and first iteration of the "Blade Speed" box (Speed & Controls)
  • Description of a blender's physical controls
  • Description of a blender's programs (if applicable)

CLEANING

  • Removed the smoothie cleaning component of the test
  • Divided the test into two steps: self-cleaning followed by hand cleaning
  • Added test videos
    • Self-cleaning video
    • Hand cleaning video
  • Removed comparisons.
  • The test is now focused on analyzing the cleaning ease of a blender, not on what we're cleaning from it.

 

Usage Ratings

  •  Smoothies/Protein Shakes are now split into
    •  Smoothies (Single Serving)
    •  Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
  • All usages are updated to include new tests

71 Blenders Updated

We have retested popular models. The test results for the following models have been converted to the new testing methodology. However, the text might be inconsistent with the new results.