The Montel Living Well HealthMaster Elite is a blender that will out crush most home blenders. This machine is a beast. When we first set it up, Del thought it could drive a go cart. The motor on the HealthMaster is powerful. It has an almost 2 horse power and 1200 watt motor, so its easy to see how this thing is powerful. If you have ever noticed in bars, lounges, juice bars or restaurants that make those tasty blended ad crushed ice drinks like smoothies and margaritas, they have powerful blenders for a reason.
To get that perfect smooth texture or evenly chopped ice, power and sharp blades are essential. The HealthMaster has a stainless steel uni-body blade that is made out of 4 super sharp serrated blades. The body is sleek and has stainless steel panels and the 2 liter pitcher is BPA-free. The lid is large to add whole fruits and vegetables without having to chop everything into small pieces and includes an easy grip handle. The lid is easy to open with handles making it easy to pop on and off.
For safety the HealthMaster has a 4 point base which is weight activated making sure the base is firmly in place and even set positions. What else we like about it, is the steel construction. The blade in the pitcher and connecting gear in the base are both metal which will prevent wear and grinding of the 2. If you have had a blender with either part being made of plastic, over time they wear down and setting the pitcher on the base becomes a hassle eventually making the blender useless. This happened with our old Kitchen Aid blender.
The Montel HealthMaster includes a binder with over 100 garden fresh recipes. The book also includes a breakdown of fruits and vegetables and their helpful benefits such as what nutrients, minerals they contain along with some brief facts on them. Recipes include breads, muffins, bars, butters, spreads, coffees, desserts, dips, salsas, dressing, marinades, eggs, pancakes, waffles, fondues, frozen drinks, ice creams, gelatos, sorbets, juices, shakes, salads, sauces, smoothies, soups, and more. More than 150 pages of recipes! And while making soups the centrifugal friction cooks food naturally but may require additional stovetop heating for those who prefer a more cooked soup.
We have put it to work with smoothies, salsas, soups, breads, and some other recipes. We still have a lot of foods to make and try. And with berry season here, we will be making a lot of foods and drinks with fruits and veggies, which the kids love! We prefer to eat locally grown fruits when possible and of course when in season.
The benefit of using whole fruits and veggies while making drinks, soups, muffins and more is that by keeping the foods whole you are retaining the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phyto-nutrients.
What is the point of making fruit drinks if all the good stuff is not consumed?
The Living Well Montel HealthMaster elite come in red, white, and black to match your kitchen or your preference and taste. Ours matches perfect with our other kitchen appliances.
We were provided with a free blender.