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.
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.
- 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
- 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.
Health Master currently offers one version of its kitchen home blender:
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|Health Master Living Well Blender||
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.
|Capacity||70 ounces (2 quarts)|
|Number of Speeds||8|
|Dimensions||Height: 16.5 inches, Length: 12.75″, Depth: 21″|
|Warranty||100 year motor warranty, 60 days on other parts|
|Colors||Black and silver|
|Food Processor Attachments||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.