Blenders were put through their paces in the first episode of new BBC2 series ‘What to Buy and Why’ – with surprising results.
In the show, which aired last Friday (January 8) at 8.30pm, presenter Cherry Healey enlisted the help of athletes to road test the latest fitness equipment, including personal smoothie makers.
She set up a juice bar in the London’s Olympic Park Copper Box arena, home of The London Lions professional basketball team, and asked the players to assess if cheaper blenders priced under £50 can blend a drink as smoothly as £100-plus options.
Four machines costing less than £50 were tested: the 2GoSport from Kenwood (£29.99), Breville Blend Active (£30), Salter NutriPro 1000 (£40) and Tefal Fruit Sensation (£40).
The Salter NutriPro came top in the test because, in the words of the presenter, ‘the flavours are well blended together; at last, a silky smoothie from a budget blender!”
An expert nutritionist was asked to name his favourite and he also voted for the Salter NutriPro 1000 because of its price and “the similarity in quality with the very expensive blenders”.
Simon Showman, ceo of Ultimate Products which distributes the Salter NutriPro, commented: “We are very proud of the Salter NutriPro, being a product that outperforms the competitor products on both specification and price. I was therefore delighted to see it awarded the Best Buy on BBC2’s ‘What to Buy and Why’. Healthy eating is a significant area of focus for the Salter brand and we will be launching some exciting new products into the range at Spring Fair.”
Other products to be covered in the six-part series include toasters, steam irons, TVs and bed linen.