Is the £30 Lidl blender any good?Which? first look of this cheap mini blender

03 August 2016

Lidl blender surrounded by fruit and veg

Lidl's Silvercrest blender claims to crush ice and nuts, as well as make delicious summer smoothies

Lidl has launched a budget blender that it claims can crush ice and nuts as well as whizz up summer smoothies. With branded blenders, such as the Nutribullet, costing up to £115, can a supermarket model at a fraction of the price really be a serious rival?

The Silvercrest Nutrition Mixer Pro is on sale at Lidl from tomorrow and only available while stocks last, so we got hold of it early to try it out and bring you our first impressions.

For its low £30 price tag, you get a powerful 900W motor and two different blades for blending liquids and soft fruit, or hard, dry foods such as nuts.

Read the full Lidl Silvercrest Nutrition Mixer Pro first look review to find out whether we think this bargain personal blender is worth looking out for next time you’re near Lidl.

Lidl Silvercrest blender

This Lidl blender is more powerful than the original Nutribullet 600, thanks to its 900W motor. It has one speed setting, like the Nutribullet, and is switched on and off by twisting the blending cup.

To test it out, our researcher used it to make fruit and veg smoothies, crush ice and nuts, and blend soup. As a personal (also known as 'mini') blender, it’s suitable for making drinks for one or two people. If you want to blend a batch of soup, you’ll need to split it into portions.

To find out which mini blenders we recommend for your summer smoothies, check our Best Buy personal blenders.

How much should you spend on a personal blender?

The hugely popular Nutribullet 600 costs £68, but we’ve tested personal blenders ranging from £17 to an eye-watering £400. Our tests reveal that paying more won’t guarantee you a better blender and that you can bag a bargain Best Buy.

We’ve found Best Buy mini blenders for less than £70, as well as blenders costing less than £30 that narrowly miss out on our Best Buy accolade.

Lidl’s Silvercrest Nutrition Mixer Pro is the latest in a line of budget Lidl kitchen appliances launched this summer. We’ve also looked at its £60 Silvercrest slow juicer, £50 Silvercrest espresso maker, as well as the £20 Lidl Florabest charcoal barbecue.

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