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    maclements is offline Assistant Cook
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    Default Research from the experienced!

    Hi guys,

    Firstly I'd like to introduce myself! My name is Matthew Clements, I'm from Wales, UK and I'm studying BSc Product Design in Bournemouth University.

    For my final year project I am going to be looking at existing Jug Blenders on the market and where I could improve them. I have a few things up my sleeve but what I'm really looking for is where you guys would like to see improvement! I'd really like to see if I can get a good discussion going as to what you think is wrong with them and how could they be improved?

    Personally when using a jug blender, I have to shake, rock or tilt the blender to ensure the contents have been throughly blended and cleaning is a bit of a pain! How do you find these issues? Anything from personal experience? I'm also looking at the use of blenders in Raw food diets! Does anyone have any experience with these?

    I really hope you can all help and really appreciate all of you feedback!

    Thanks!

    Matt.

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    Just to add a little more information and understanding of what i'm researching guys, here's an image of an existing Jug Blender on the market!


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    So, does it have a difference form the other blender? Just confused.

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    I was going to ask what a jug blender was, so it helps that you posted a picture

    I also get the problem where you have to tilt the unit to get it to blend everything. Our blender has an "ice crush" feature, which doesn't crush ice. The blades just spin at the bottom after breaking a few cubes and it's impossible to get everything crushed.

    That's my only problems with our blender, I can't think of anything else that can be improved.

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    Thanks for you feedback Noodles! That is primarily the main problem I tackling, plus will also look at cleaning function, more efficient ice crushing setting ...etc.

    Cook4U - I think my wording of calling it a Jug Blender has confused people, it is simply a blender, just I called it a Jug Blender so people would not get confused with hand-held blenders! Have you any experience with blenders?

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    this is going kind of crazy out there but you could hook up a liquid nitrogen app that can fast freeze the finished product into icecream or sorbet.
    I wonder if that would be to dangerous. neat though for home cookers who dont usually have access to that kind of thing.
    come to think of it...was it liquid nitrogen that they use? it was something like that but I dont really feel like looking it up right now. work computer is really slow.

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