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It has not four, not five, not six but eight preset settings.
These range from pulverizing nuts into nut butter to making smoothies making this one of the most versatile blenders right now.
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If you look at the FAQ section in their product website, it can do 31 jobs in the kitchen. And yes that includes kneading dough.
A little history
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- Powered by a 1,500 motor that produces 2HP
- This emulsifier/blender can do 31 different jobs inside the kitchen
- Has 8 pre-programmed settings
- Uses 4 stainless steel blades to pulverize ingredients
- Lifetime warranty on the motor (60 day money back guarantee)
- Centrifugal friction will cook food while inside the jug
- 70 ounce BPA free jug
- 19.5″ tall
- One of the most versatile blenders around
- Great value for money (less than $200 for such a feature rich blender)
- Lots of pre-programmed settings (this will save you time)
- Motor is strong enough to mix batter
- You need to pay extra for an extended warranty
When you look at the base, this blender has a lot of buttons, a total of 16 buttons!
Eight preset buttons!
These buttons include the 8 pre-programmed settings that Shred claims can do 31 different jobs inside the kitchen.
These pre-programmed buttons include – nut butter, puree, frozen treat, grind, frozen drink, soup, hot beverage and smoothie.
Can make hot soup
One thing I’d like to point out in making hot beverages. You don’t need to put in the ingredients hot.
The blender itself will heat up the ingredients inside in the process Shred describes as “centrifugal friction”.
The 1,500 watt motor is very strong and produces a lot of torque. Shred allows you to use this to mix pizza dough. At its highest speed, this blender is very, very, very loud.
If you have young children, this blender may scare them.
Lots of buttons
It has 12 buttons, all clearly marked. This is a sharp departure from a Vitamix that uses toggle switches and a rotary dial.
It does come with a detailed manual that tells you how to use these buttons and specific recipes you can use them for.
How it works
To get a feel on the features and how loud this machine is check out these videos…
Loud isn’t it?
One thing it borrowed from the Vitamix is the blade design. Both have short, serrated blades.
This allows it to pulverize ingredients and mix batter. You save money and kitchen space because you don’t need to buy an extra stand mixer, unless you bake in large quantities.
If you look at Shred’s website they listed 31 things this blender can do. They clearly stated this machine is not a blender but an emulsifier that can make chop, blend, mix and even heat up a soup recipe inside the carafe.
Here are some of the things it can do
- Pulverize fruit
- Liquefy vegetables
- Simmer soup
- Grate cheese
- Grind nuts
- Make whip cream and much, much more.
Basically this emulsifier can make everything from desserts to soups.
Let’s start with making some raspberry sorbet…
What’s great about making your own dessert is you know what you put inside the recipe.
Making your own allows you to control what goes inside and there will be no preservatives.
Almond or nut butter
One of my favorite sandwich spreads is peanut butter. But store bought peanut butter can be rich in calories and these have preservatives. A healthier option would be to make your own almond butter.
But you will need a strong blender with a powerful enough motor to do so. This demo shows the capability of the Shred emulsifier to pulverize almonds down to a creamy peanut butter like texture we all love.
All you will need almonds and oil.
If you love Italian food, Shred can make a classic marinara sauce without the excess sugar or salt found in store bought varieties.
Using the soup button, the Shred turned the ingredients into a piping hot sauce in just 8 minutes.
Take about time saving. You don’t need to heat it up on the stove before serving. Just pour the sauce over your pasta.
Making hot soup
Here’s a demo of the soup function. You can steam coming out of the cover.
If you don’t mind the noise, this is a great soup making tool that will save you time.
Another all-time favorite, guacamole…
Cleaning this is easy, what I recommend you do is fill up the carafe halfway with water, add a few drops of dish washing liquid then pulse at low speed.
Sometimes the clean preset will not work to clean oily stuff like nut butter residue. In these instances, you’ll need to use a sponge then rinse with water. Just be careful no to touch the blade.
This machine is not dishwasher safe so you will have to hand wash this. But it’s not a hard job, you just have to clean as you go so ingredients don’t dry up.
|Motor||1,500 watts (3 HP)|
|Height||19.5" (more or less)|
|Jug capacity||70 ounces (BPA Free and shatter-proof)|
|Blade Type||Stainless steel|
|Preset blending cycles||Nut butter|
|Warranty||60 day money back guarantee|
Optional 3 and 6 year warranty
100 year warranty (motor)
Shred backs this up with a 60 day money back guarantee. This gives you time to test this product to see if it’ll fit your lifestyle.
Reviews have been largely positive in Amazon largely because of its power and price point.
They said it helped make various homemade recipes that are healthier because you don’t put any preservatives or added sugars. The preset buttons are great because it does the work for you and it saves you time.
Blade same as the Vitamix
If you look at the blades, it looks very similar to the vitamix as you will see in the photo below.
The photo on the left shows the blades of the Shred and the Vitamix on the right.
If you look at the left, the Shred used serrated blades that allow it to handle harder ingredients better.
That’s why you can use this machine to grate cheese or crush ice without bogging down the motor.
One consumer did mention that he wished that it had the multi-level blades like the Ninja but take note that this design isn’t perfoct and reviews show that it does not chop vegetables evenly and it uses a plastic gear which could be an issue long term.
Some potential issues
The biggest issue could be the motor as you’ll see in these reviews.
There were reports of the motor breaking down. Other consumers complained about leaking pitchers. But these are just the minority of reviews.
Unfortunately, this is no longer available in Shred’s website.
You can only buy this in Amazon for just under $130 which is a bargain considering the power and versatility. It is eligible for the free 2-day shipping if you enroll in Prime. And if the short warranty concerns you, Amazon sells extended warranties up to 4 years.
This blender would be a great alternative to a Vitamix, particularly the bestselling 5200 if you cannot afford one. It costs roughly a fifth of the Vitamix and it will give you the same functionality in terms of what you can make.
The biggest question mark would be the reliability of the motor as several consumers have complained about it breaking down just after a few months.
But remember that this machine comes with a lifetime warranty on the motor so if something breaks down, just call Shred and they will fix it for you.
Make sure to test this product out for the first 60 days to see if it’ll hold up and fit your lifestyle.