The Dash Chef Blender is a multipurpose blender that can help you blend a range of foods and drinks but stands out with its ability to make smoothies and nut butters. The blender uses commercial-grade materials, including the Japanese stainless-steel blades, and is easy to use as well as clean. It works well for hot, cold, or room temperature items so there are no limits to its uses.
This blender typically costs about $199, offering a very nice value for its high quality. There are also several different colors available, offering something to match your kitchen. The included jar holds 64 ounces, more than enough for multiple servings. The appliance measures 8.5” by 8.5” by 21.8”. This means that its footprint is nice and small, but it is a bit tall. That height is something to keep in mind if you have limited space underneath your cabinets. The blender also comes with a one-year manufacturer warranty for parts and a competitive lifetime motor warranty.
This blender features commercial-grade blades made from Japanese stainless-steel and with six points. It has 1,400 watts and the 2.25 horsepower ensures results as smooth as you want. The jug is a 64-ounce Tritan jug that is virtually unbreakable so you should never have to worry about finding a replacement.
The controls are in a circular arrangement reminiscent of analog dial, but they are all flat buttons. There are several concentric circles, with the outmost circle representing the main function, such as Rinse or Soup. The next circle in gives you more control, such as speed adjustments and has the power button. The center is a digital display that shows the time and your chosen settings.
The Dash Chef blender can help you create numerous foods and drinks, but it particularly excels with smoothies and nut butter. For nut butter, in particular, the sturdy blades deliver extra smoothness, especially if you use puree mode. The appliance will also automatically turn off for convenience. It also does a good job at crushing ice, although expect a few larger chunks to remain. This blender additionally excels with hot items, keeping the warm temperature of your soup so you do not need to reheat after blending.
To make using the Dash Chef blender simple, it includes eight different presets, including Puree, Rinse, Soup, Crush, Frozen, Smoothie, Pulse, and Manual. There is also a convenient self-cleaning function via the Rinse option. To clean out the blender when you are done using it, just put in warm water and dish soap, then select Rinse. It will be thoroughly clean and ready to dry off before your next use. If you prefer to get an extra-thorough clean, you can place the lid and the jug in the dishwasher. When you put the appliance away, the cord tucks conveniently in the unit.
Those who prioritize quietness in their blender may want to consider a different option as this one is louder than many other competitors, testing at 94 dB. Most people, however, will feel that this is a small sacrifice to make for the quality of the blend.
There are cheaper blenders available, but this appliance offers an excellent value. It has many of the same features and functionality of more expensive units, including the speed and abilities. It also comes with a very nice warranty of one-year for parts and lifetime for the motor to protect your investment.
The Dash Chef Blender is an excellent option for those who need a sturdy appliance that they can use to make nut butter, smoothies, and more. It can keep soups hot while blending or keep your smoothies nice and cold. The Tritan material of the jug allows it to withstand a range of cooking temperatures and deliver long-lasting reliability. The blender stands out with its ease of cleaning, including the Rinse function and the dishwasher-safe parts.
It is among the best blenders on the market in terms of warranty, thanks to the lifetime coverage for the motor. This should give owners additional confidence in the unit. It also stands out with its six-point commercial-grade blades that deliver smoothness and consistent results. Those blades are serrated for better results and Dash designed them so they do not dull even after years. The professional motor is also unique as it is the same one used in small lawn mowers, allowing the Dash Chef to easily blend nuts and other items that would ruin consumer-style units. When it comes down to it, you can use the Dash Chef for nearly anything, from making homemade ice cream to milling down grains to create gluten-free flours to grinding nuts without any worries about damaging the unit.