Krups Blender Review

The Krups blender motor is really good in concept, but poor quality reports make us wonder whether Krups has perfected this engine. Extreme consumer reviews raise many questions.

The Krupps blender features a new motor design called Technik, which keeps the blades spinning at a constant rpm. What this means is that the blades won’t slow down as you add more ingredients, so that you makeĀ a smoother and more consistent blend. In theory this sounds great, but in practice it seems that Krups is getting mixed results with its blender than Osterizer Blender.

Many owners feel that the engine is very powerful and love the low sound levels and strength of the constant speed motor. But, on the other hand, there are many reports of major problems with engine power and a lot of owners say that the blender does little more than a stirring spoon. 36% of the total reviews are either a 1 or 2 out of 5 stars. There were also a lot of reports of the bottom falling off and ingredients spilling all over the counter. Now that’s a bad day.

Such extremes in viewpoints generally indicate some quality issues. So until Krupps puts out an updated version of the KB720 model or ups the quality control on its engine, then we can’t really recommend this blender. We expect much better quality and reliability out of a blender in the $130 range.

The Good

  • Good power output – if you don’t get one of the lemons, the Krups blender works fantastic with its constant speed Technik engine.
  • Easy to clean – the front panel is easy to wipe down and all parts are dishwasher safe
  • Good pitcher – strong, sturdy and high capacity
  • Stable – the Krups doesn’t bounce around
  • Precise control – 5 control settings, including ice crush and pulse
  • Quiet – Tests show that the Krups blender is half as loud as most blenders on the market.

 

The Bad

  • Power issues – if you get one of the blenders with quality control issues, it will cause major problems and headaches.
  • Bottom falls off – again, major headaches, especially if you are in a hurry trying to get out the door. Of course there are only a small percentage of machines that have this issue, but you may be one of those unlucky few.

Models

The Krups Blender comes in the following model:

Model
Average Consumer Rating
Number of Reviews
KB720
3.5
40+

 

Features

The Krups blender has five speeds and a pulse function that can be used at any speed to ensure accurate blending. At 1,000 watts it is one of the more powerful blenders on the market. It has an ice crushing button and an automatic pulse feature. Speed and power are kept constant through Krups’ specially designed electronic motor control system. The motor, called Technik, stays at a constant speed no matter how strong and thick the load of ingredients. So for lesser loads it uses less power but stays at the same speed, and its power increases with heavier loads. It also controls the rpm’s of the blades, which results in less noise. Tests show that the Krups KB720 blender is half as loud as most blenders on the market. May you like to know how to make a smoothie.

The Krups borosilicate glass jar is thermal and shock resistant and has a lid that is waterproof and locks into place. The cap on the lid is removable and has measuring marks on it for 1 and 2 ounces.

The metal base of the blender is die cast and has illuminated touch pad controls that are easy to clean. The blades of the machine also detach, making for easy cleaning as well.

The blender also comes with a full color recipe book with over 50 recipes.

 

Features Table

Price $130.00 – $140.00
Capacity 60 ounces
Number of Speeds 5
Jar Material Glass
Power 1000 watts
Dishwasher Safe Yes
Dimensions Height: 14 inches, Length: 6.5″, Depth:14.75″
Weight 11 pounds
Warranty 1 year
Colors Graphite gray and brushed stainless steel
Ice Crusher Yes
Pulse Function Yes
Digital Display No
Preprogrammed Settings No
Timer No
Food Processor Attachments No
Included Recipes Yes
Cord Storage No

 

 

Summary of the most helpful positive reviews:

Many owners talk about how quiet the Krups blender is. They also like the large the large, sturdy glass jar and say it is less prone to scratching. They also like the tight locking lid. Owners who wrote positive reviews felt that the power of the blender was good, and when it overheats, it will automatically shut down to protect the engine. Owners also say the blender is easy to operate with the 5 button controls.

 

Summary of the most helpful negative reviews:

Many reviewers had trouble with the constant speed engine feature, saying it doesn’t ramp up fast enough to blend harder foods and frozen fruits very well. One reviewer said the poor spout was not very good, that food and drink drip down the side of the jar when you blend. The latch-on top also seems to be hard to clean as food gets trapped in hard to reach areas. There were also some reports of the jar coming loose from the blade assembly after blending, causing everything in the jar to spill all over the place.

Health Master Blender by Montel Williams

The Health Master blender, endorsed by Montel Williams, is a powerful 1,100 watts and has many features that make it a good buy. The 100 year motor warranty can’t be beat.

We really like this blender based solely on its features, after all Montel Williams is a respectable guy and certainly very health conscious. The infomercial makes this machine look great, and the list of what it can do is really comprehensive. It can replace up to 20 different kitchen appliances, such as a coffee grinder, juicer, chopper, grater, ice cream maker, and meat grinder.

health-master-blender

The engine is powerful at 1,100 watts or nearly 2 horsepower, putting it up there with the Vitamix and Blendtec, but for about a third of the price. The container is also very large, 70 ounces, so that you can definitely feed the whole family.

All of this sounds great, but when you start to read some of the owner reviews you can start to see that problems arise after just a couple of months. We’ve seen this before in other blenders. Things like container leaks, motor burn outs, and rusting. Normally we would say move on to one of the other blenders we’ve reviewed and give the Health Master blender about 2 stars. The difference here though lies in the warranty.

Most of best blender problems occur in the engine. Health Master has a 100 year warranty on its engine. No other blender on the market offers this. It would be nice to see the 60 day warranty on other parts go to a year, but if the container is leaking, you’ll generally know pretty soon.

So because of all of the features the Health Master blender brings to the table, combined with the 100 year motor warranty, and the good price for a blender this strong, we’re going to give it 3.5 and recommend it.

 

The Good

  • Powerful – 1,100 watts is very strong
  • Large container – you can fit just about anything in the 70 ounce container
  • Recipe books and health plan – a nice bonus add-on for this blender

 

The Bad

  • Quality issues – there were consumer reports of the container leaking and the motor burning out
  • Rusting – apparently the bottom plate is prone to rusting
  • Engine overheating – in some machines the engine overheats and shuts down and can’t be started again for several minutes, until it cools down.

 

Models

Health Master currently offers one version of its kitchen home blender:

Model
Average Consumer Rating
Number of Reviews
Health Master Living Well Blender
2.5
85+

 

Features

The Montel Williams Health Master blender offers more than just the ability to blend smoothies. You can also prepare many delicious hot dishes such as sauces, tea and coffee, fondue, and healthy soup. The blender lets you emulsify or juice whole fruits and vegetables so that they can retain their full nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants. You can also make frozen yogurt and ice cream as well as fruit smoothies and milkshakes. You can even grate cheese from fine to coarse, mash potatoes, dice onions, and turn 2 quarts of ice to snow in mere seconds.

The 1,100 watt motor (almost 2 horsepower) is very powerful and able to handle most any tough ingredient. The Health Master blender also has 8 speeds, commercial grade wet and dry culinary blades, and a unique centrifugal friction system that will heat and essentially cook certain foods naturally. The control panel features several one-touch buttons for easy blending. There is also a built-in safety feature that will automatically shut off the motor if it overheats. Amazingly Living Well Corporation offers a 100 year warranty on the motor and 60 days on the rest of the Health Master blender.

The polycarbonate pitcher is 70 ounces and well designed to ensure that all food is blended evenly. It is dishwasher safe, offers an easy grip handle, and has measuring marks on the side. The pitcher lid fits securely on the top and has a built in safety valve that will release steam and pressure when you’re making hot dishes like soup.

As a bonus you also get 4 different recipe books that feature everything from desserts and soups to smoothies, and a detailed healthy lifestyle eating plan.

 

Features Table

Price $175.00
Capacity 70 ounces (2 quarts)
Number of Speeds 8
Jar Material Polycarbonate
Power 1,100 watts
Dishwasher Safe Yes
Dimensions Height: 16.5 inches, Length: 12.75″, Depth: 21″
Weight 13 pounds
Warranty 100 year motor warranty, 60 days on other parts
Colors Black and silver
Ice Crusher Yes
Pulse Function Yes
Digital Display Yes
Preprogrammed Settings Yes
Timer Yes
Food Processor Attachments No
Included Recipes Yes
Cord Storage No

 

 

Consumer Reviews Summary

Summary of the most helpful positive reviews:

Owners like the power in this blender, saying that it can handle most any ingredient. Some users even use it to knead and make bread. They also like the large size of the container at 70 ounces. Cleaning is very easy as well. Many reviewers like that you can cook soup in the jar. The recipe books, health plan and instruction manual also rated high.

 

Summary of the most helpful negative reviews:

The complaints about the Montel Williams blender seem to start cropping up after about 6 months or so. Common problems include leaking containers, burned out motors, the lid not fitting properly on top of the container, and poor customer service from Health Master. There was also talk of the bottom plate rusting and the best blender being unstable when the container is filled. Engine overheating seems to be a problem as well.