The DeLonghi 3-in-1 DFP-950 is part of the blender
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, blender
models like the 3-in-1 DFP-950 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Icy drinks (Smoothies):
Smoothness and thickness of non-alcholic pina coladas are determined using assorted size sieves. Blenders that do well for icy drinks also do well for smoothies.
Judgements on ease of cleaning and replacing blade; clarity of controls and jar markings; pouring ease; and jar balance, etc.
How well the blender pureed soup.
Features & Specs - DeLonghi 3-in-1 DFP-950
Glass jar Heavy and stable, can be put in the dishwasher, and don't get cloudy or stained.
Plastic jar Lighter and easier to handle than glass, but that makes them more likely to wobble or tip over.
Stainless-steel jar Stylish, sturdy, lighter than glass, and often dishwasher-safe, but you can't see the contents.
Removable blade A blade that can be removed makes cleaning easier.
Controls Indicates the type of controls the blender has.
Pulse Identifies that the blender has a pulse feature, which provides the user with greater control during use and prevents overblending.
We use it almost everyday for making smoothies. We use the food processor bowl instead of the blender cup (I never use blenders) to mix all the ingredients and it makes the best consistency. It is also one of the very few and hard to find food processors that has a multi-variable speed motor (which is why we got it).<br />We also make a lot of pizzas when we entertain and the grating attachment mulches through a brick of cheese in seconds.