The Big Boss blender multi blender system is a must have for every kitchen. The 15-Piece. system features 3-18-Ounce. large cups with 3 matching comfort rings, 4 assorted lids and 1 stainless steel blade attachment. A design so versatile, it chops vegetable, blends smoothies, grates cheese, grinds coffee, mixes soups, batters, cocktails and so much more. Easy to use; just place ingredients into cup of your choice, twist on blade of your choice, lock onto the power base and down to start operation. With safety locks on the power base, it prevents accidental spills and messes. Includes 2 sport lids so you can take your own drink creation on the go.
- Product Dimensions: 12 x 4.5 x 12 inches ; 5.3 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 6 pounds
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- Item model number: 8145
Great blender/mixer. Cant beat it for the price
This blender comes with a base unit, 3 cups, a blender lid/blade attachment, and several assorted lids and accessories. The blender unit itself is hefty, seems well built and solid. The cups, lids and accessories are all plastic and feel relatively cheap, but what can you expect in this price range? The blade unit is actually the lid to the cups as well during blending, the blade screws onto the top of the cup, which is then flipped upside down onto the blender base. After blending, the blade unit is removed and a ring or lid can be screwed onto the cup for use or storage.
This is a great idea. Better than the Bullet blenders in my opinion. You can pre-make smoothie ingredients in the cups and store them in the refridgerator or freezer, then in the morning just swap to the blending lid and blend it up, switch back to a drinking lid or ring and youre on your way out the door!
This unit was perfectly functional and works great. Chops fruit to ice and everything in-between. The plastic does have a cheap feel to it and I am curious as to how long it will take before they crack or the seals wear out, as either problem will cause serious issue for a blender requiring you to flip the container upside down (and sealed) onto the blender base.
There was a rather serious safety issue as well. While there was a small sticker warning of it, it seemed a bit small considering the potential problem. It is easily possible to put the blending/chopping lid onto the blender base without being installed on a cup. This leaves the sharp spinning blades completely unguarded if you were to press down to activate the blender. I know it seems like something no sane person would do, but with it in your hand and looking at it, it is easy to consider how this may happen to the unwary or thoughtless user. Doing this would obviously cause severe damage to the users hand. Seemed odd for a modern product to have such an obvious safety issue, and the only protection against it was a small sticker on the side waring not to do that (mine was barely sticky and falling off when I took it out of the box.)
Overall, I think this blender works great. I love that you dont have to clean up a big mess after every use, just blend what you want in your cup, then use the cup. All you have to do is rinse off the blades after blending, then wash the cup when youre done. Long term, due to the seals and quality of the cups, I doubt you will be passing this blender down to you kids, but for a blender that actually works well in this price range, does that really matter?
Bigger, Faster, Stronger than the Magic Bullet
So, why try out the Big Boss?
Well, because while I like the Magic Bullet, it’s not been quite as all purpose as I might want. The Big Boss is everything the Magic Bullet is but a bit stronger, a bit bigger, a bit more versatile. I’d definitely recommend this to friends instead of the Magic Bullet because it does everything I want it to do, and does it bigger and better. All without being so much bigger that it might as well be a regular blender or food processor. It is bigger enough, stronger enough, and better enough to just beat out my old Magic Bullet.
Best personal sized blender I’ve ever owned
1) Multiple 18oz cups which allow you to prepare several smoothies before having to wash everything. They also allow you to prepare the smoothy ahead of time in your fridge or freezer, pull it out, blend for a minute, and hit the road, delicious drink in hand.
2) POWERFUL 300 Watt motor. This is the single strongest selling point of this blender: it grinds, chops, blends, or liquifies FASTER than other blenders. It doesn’t strain when faced with a full cup of ice or frozen fruit, it just rips right through everything I throw at it. I’ve never had an issue with the Big Boss losing power during blending or having it strain to get the job done. It blends like a boss.
3) Doesn’t leak. So this one seems like a no-brainer for a blender, but virtually every other personal sized blender I’ve owned has leak issues either where the O-rings seal the cup to the blender base, or at the top where the blender cover is attached (that is my main issue with my Hamilton Beach blender–it leaks out the top when blending stuff). This one doesn’t leak at top or bottom, and the locking lids and storage lids actually stay in place really well.
4) Overall quality and design is superior with the Big Boss. Everything works the way it is supposed to. I’m very pleased with it as a system, and like that I can get more cups pretty cheaply if I want to at some point.
One note: While you CAN use this blender to grind up coffee beans, I would not recommend that. The proper way to grind coffee is with a bur grinder, which does not heat up the beans through excess friction and makes a much nicer cup of coffee, especially if you use a french press. Sorry, my coffee snob is showing…
This blender has supplanted my old trusty Hamilton Beach, which admittedly was half the price of this blender, but does not come with any extra cups or lids, and has a motor with half the power of this one. The Magic Bullet is also very underpowered compared to the Big Boss. If you want a high quality, powerful blender in a small package, this is the one. Highly recommended.
Little Blender That Could
Cuts, Blends and does it all
It comes with a nice instruction booklet. Almost dummy proof to operate.
The only thing that I can see some people looking for would be the containers to have measured markings. However I measure before adding, so that’s not a problem for me. But I can see where some would want it.
This is a pretty straightforward blender/mixer. It does everything it’s supposed to.
Mostly Pleased w/ The Big Boss
1) Each cup has four “tabs” at the top that lock into notches in the base. One of the tabs pushes a recessed button on the base to activate the motor; the other three are used for proper alignment and to physically lock in the cup for continuous operation. Even though I understand their purpose and know they are necessary, I find these tabs very annoying, and I wish the Big Boss had been designed a little differently. I am always grabbing the cup in the wrong place and hurting myself on them (not really HURTING myself, but you know what I mean). I find they are also very painful when trying to add/remove the lids – especially if the lid is on tight.
2) I wish it came with a slightly larger cup (24 oz would be nice). I find when using ice and frozen fruit, it is too easy to overfill, and it doesn’t quite make the amount I want. (My experience when I overfilled it was that it simply wouldn’t blend. I could hear the motor running, but the blades wouldn’t spin.)
3) It would be nice if there were graduated markings on the cups in either oz or mL, so I wouldn’t have to dirty a measuring cup.
I’ve used my Big Boss almost daily since I received it for Christmas, and I’m still happy with it and would recommend it to others.