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A lot of us have no problem sharing food and snacks. But being that germs are the enemy right now, no one would blame you for wanting appliances strictly for your use and your use alone.
The smoothie spot you (used to) jog past is probably on pause, but you can try and snag their recipes to make at home with Hamilton Beach's 14 oz. Single-Serve Blender. Space-saving for your kitchen countertops, the blender is ideal for making everything from shakes and smoothies to dressings and juices. The glass jar easily goes from a blender to an on-the-go drinking cup, so you can take your smoothies from your kitchen to work (or workout) space without dirtying any extra dishes.
Shop: Hamilton Beach 14 oz. Single-Serve Blender, $21.99
One shopper who bought it used it strictly for smoothies as an alternative to investing in a blender that could cost up to $100.
"Saw this and was like, why not, even if it spoils after 10 uses it is cheap so I don't care," they wrote. "Turns out, I have used this ... hundreds of times, making smoothies every day for months now. And it is still holding up super well! It's not a crazy strong blender, so hard stuff might be stuck. I most[ly] use frozen fruits, and let them defrost slightly first before blending. The only minor complaint I'll have about this is that if you blend it for too long, some liquid may sip out from the bottom."
Another shopper, however, said that it could be hard to clean since some of the parts don't separate.
"The clean up was great at first... I had to stop using it because I noticed mold build-up under the blade and since it cannot be removed, I cannot clean around it. I have tried everything to clean it and I've been unsuccessful!"
Though blenders overall aren't the easiest things to clean, a simple way to get a thorough clean is by blending soap and water together. Using this DIY trick, you don't have to take the blender apart and you don't risk cutting your fingers during the cleaning process.
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