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Waring Pro MegaMix HPB300
 
Price range:
$150.99 - $199.00
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Summary: This Waring blender was fair in overall performance, and has
  • toggle controls
  • plastic jar
  • 6 cup capacity
  • 2 claimed speeds
  • a 5 yr on motor,1 yr on other parts. warranty.
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Type: Full Size Blender
About - Waring Pro MegaMix HPB300

The Waring Pro MegaMix HPB300 is part of the blender test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, blender models like the Pro MegaMix HPB300 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.

Convenience:
Judgements on ease of cleaning and replacing blade; clarity of controls and jar markings; pouring ease; and jar balance, etc.

Puree:
How well the blender pureed soup.
About This Brand

Offers include high-mid-range to premium-category products. Most of Waring's blenders incorporate die-cast-metal bases, two-speed operation, and the Waring toggle switch; its trademark metal jar is also available as an option. Products are available at department stores and specialty stores. Prices range from $60 to $400.

Features & Specs - Waring Pro MegaMix HPB300
info Glass jar No
info Plastic jar Yes
info Stainless-steel jar No
info Removable blade No
info Controls Toggle
info Pulse No
info Jar weight (lbs.) 2
info Height (in.) 17
info Dimensions (in.) 6.7 x 6.7
info Accessories none
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User Reviews - Waring Pro MegaMix HPB300
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Turns icebergs into smoothies!!
4/29/2012
Pros
Easy To Clean
Excellent circulation
Good Pitcher
Long-lasting
Powerful
Stable
Cons
Noisy
Best Uses
Crushing Ice
Drinks
Thick shakes
Comment:
There are blenders... and THERE ARE BLENDERS!!!<br /><br />I love a smoothy, when I get in from a bike ride, run, etc.<br />Toss in some yogurt, bananas, soy protein, etc.; any blender can handle this and if this is all that you want, then get any blender. I've been through a couple of the $40-$60 any blender class of machines.<br /><br />On the other hand, if you want a BLENDER.... If you want something that has no fear, that chews through ice cubes, etc. with Herculean ease, which practically dares you to find something that it can't handle... Well, in the past six-eight years that this beast has been thoroughly tested with all manner of challenge, nothing has been too tough for it.<br /><br />It lacks the bells & whistles of the $40-$60 Chinese-made multi-buttoned wimps but this two-speed wonder will do anything that you want it to, between its two speeds (Three, if you count Off ---Zero--- as a 'speed').<br /><br />This is one appliance, in our kitchen, that has witnessed the coming and trashing of any number of other appliances rating little more than toy status compared to this blender. <br /><br />If ours gave out tomorrow, I'd be heartbroken if I couldn't replace it with the same make and model. It's a very simple, reliable, behemoth, though and I expect it to be making smoothies long after all my teeth have fallen out.<br /><br />I have no commercial interest in Waring but find it hard to withhold praise when a truly superior product performs so well.<br /><br />It's noisy, Yes! But when you've got 1-1/2 horses turning icebergs into smoothies right on your counter, what do you expect. Keep it out of the baby's nursery and you'll be fine with it.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Don't Under Stand CR
3/13/2010
Pros
Easy To Clean
Good Pitcher
Powerful
Stable
Cons
Some what heavy
Best Uses
Crushing Ice
Drinks
Comment:
I don't understand the poor rating - it makes/blends any drink you want from ice drinks, malts, smoothes , pancake batters any thing very quick, thorough and easy. One flip of the switch. Reduces a pitcher of ice in seconds. Is the easiest of any blender to clean I have ever owned. You go to any other site where the consumer rates this product and it is highly rated. CR is beginning to lose it's credibility with me - bought a CR recommended product a few months ago and I think that product is worthless
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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