Smeg BLF01 Blender Review – Looking to Out-Retro the Retro Blender Market

Not everyone likes the modern aesthetics of newer tech, that’s why there are still devices such as the Smeg BLF01 Blender. With this blender, it is seeking to create a retro look that is more retro than any other retro blender out there.

 

Do Nostalgic Modern Blending With the Smeg BLF01 Blender

So what does the Smeg BLF01 Blender have in-store? To start, it has a design that looks almost nothing like the chrome-plastered blenders of today. It looks like the ordinary blender that you may have purchased way back in the 90s. It has curves, a bit of chrome, and a thick gloss paint that is in abundance. It packs modern smarts in the form of a nostalgic appeal.

This glossy paint found in this retro-looking blender is available in a wide array of colors. These are cream, pastel blue, pink, pastel green, and red. There is also the more normal looking silver and black.

The base is full of heft and there is a control knob found on said base that is used to select either smoothie or ice-crushing presets. There are also four other standard speeds. The middle of the knob lies the start button and above this one is the pulse button. At underneath the device, there is a simple cable tidy that works well for coiling the 1-meter long power cord.

So what’s the BLF01 Blender like to use? When it comes to crushing ice or making smoothies, then this blender works like a charm. Sadly, if you’re a fan of blending ingredients for soup, then there’s no option for that here. However, varying the two top-speed setting will still let it create an admirable job in blending a variety of cooked vegetables to be made into the perfect soup.

Cleaning is also easy as is with blending. It can be done by running the device through the dishwasher, or unscrewing the blade from the bottom of the jug then giving everything a hand-wash right after.

When it comes to its design, the Smeg BLF01 Blender is more retro than the KitchenAid Artisan Classic while still being on equal terms when it comes to blending prowess. Its looks will feel right at home for any interior sporting a retro design. The build quality also feels like it could for generations. However, controls are a bit too simple and does not offer real modern tastes. It is perhaps due to its retro appeal that this blender tries so hard at doing.

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