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Super smoothie

Supposedly, the angled bottom of the jar of the Electrolux Masterpiece Blender can help it intensify the taste of your smoothie. We put that theory and the rest of the features of this premium $350 appliance to the test.

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Looking good

The Masterpiece blender features a premium design.

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Ready to blend

It has three speeds, four presets and a boost button that pulses the blades.

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After the preset

The smoothie preset uses a preprogrammed variety of speeds optimized for creamy drinks over the course of a minute and 14 seconds.

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Simple controls

The controls are easy to use and responsive. And the cord cleverly wraps under the base so as to not clutter your countertop with excess.

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LED countdown

The LED counts down the time remaining in the program.

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Take some ice

We used the ice preset to crush 2 ounces of cubes.

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Make it snow

This snow was the result.

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Whipped cream

We also used the Electrolux blender to make whipped cream.

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The flip test

And the whipped cream held its shape and passed the flip test.

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Lots of ingredients

For a more stressful trial, we threw spinach leaves, walnuts, garlic, olive oil and parmesan cheese into the blender and tried to make pesto.

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Turned into pesto

The Electrolux blender succeeded, but did leave a few chunks of walnut behind.

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Cheese results

It also had trouble pulverizing an entire 8-ounce block of cheddar.

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Titanium-coated blades

The titanium blades provide a sizeable amount of power, and create a good flow by reaching to the bottom and the edges of the jar.

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Put a lid on it

The lid forms a nice seal.

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A removable measuring cup

And you can add ingredients mid-blend by popping off the plastic cap in the middle of it.

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