KENWOOD SMOOTHIE 2GO SB055 SERIES
$59 (comes with two 500ml mugs and one lid), from major department and electrical stores USING IT It’s the only one with an on/off dial – I liked how I didn’t have to keep my finger on a button to keep the blender going. It has two speeds and, like the others, a pulse option. Blades were easily attached and removed. STABILITY Like the Philips, it has no suction pads to hold it down firmly, so the blender “danced” around the counter. TUMBLER DESIGN The only ones with handles, which can be a boon or bane – they’re easy for kids to hold but don’t fit into the cup holder in your car. NOISE The noisiest of the lot. CLEANING UP Effortless – I could stick my hand into the tumbler and scrub it out with a sponge. VERDICT Made a ruckus, but was the most convenient to use and is kid-friendly.