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Smeg BLF01

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Smeg BLF01

Updated: Jul. 04, 2018

Ranked 8th of 10 countertop blenders with a Quid Score of 79.

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Smeg BLF01

Ranked 8th of 10 countertop blenders with a Quid Score of 79.

Product Details

Product Details

Ranks 8th overall.

Key Information
  • Type: Countertop Blender
  • Dimensions: 7 x 6 x 18 in.
  • Power (HP): 10
  • Blade System: Permanent Hemisphere® Bowl and Blade System
  • Jug Capacity: 50 oz.
  • Pre Programmed Settings: 5 Speeds
Other Information
  • To Go Cup: No
  • Cooling Fan: N/A
  • Weight(lbs): 11
  • Color Options: 4
  • Other Features: 2.2
  • Cord Length (in.): N/A
  • Extended Warranty: 2.2
  • Standard Warranty: 2.2
  • BPA Free Container: Yes
  • Additional Accessories: 2.2

Expert Rating: 70%

Ranks 10th among competitors.

Expert Rating: 70%

Ranks 10th among competitors.

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Experts love the retro design of the BLF01. The stain-resistant jug and easy operation are also pluses. The blender, however, lacks versatility considering the high price point. The milkshake and smoothie capabilities are not great, nor can the BLF01 handle any hot foods.

Full Expert Breakdown
  • Performance - Average
  • Usability - Above average
  • Design - Above average
  • Versatility - Average
  • Features - Below average
  • Features - Below average
  • Utility - Average
  • Prep & Clean Up - Above average
  • Warranty - Below average (1 year)
Notable Positives
  • Stylish retro design
  • Durable
  • Stain-resistant
  • Easy to operate
  • Six speeds with preset options
Notable Negatives
  • Lacks versatility considering the premium price point
  • Poor smoothie and milkshake performance
  • Noisy
  • Not suitable for hot food
Full Expert Breakdown
  • Performance - Average
  • Usability - Above average
  • Design - Above average
  • Versatility - Average
  • Features - Below average
  • Features - Below average
  • Utility - Average
  • Prep & Clean Up - Above average
  • Warranty - Below average (1 year)

Customer Rating: 85%

Ranks 9th among competitors.

Customer Rating: 85%

Ranks 9th among competitors.

Customers rave about the retro design of the BLF01, its strongest selling point. The blender is easy to use and easy to store. It lacks a quality blend and comes at a price point that’s too high for a basic blender.

Ideal for people:

Those who put a greater emphasis on product design and are willing to pay more for it.

Not ideal for people:

Those who need a blender that performs multiple functions for serious cooking and baking.

Notable Pros:
  • Retro design
  • Easy to use
  • Compact size
  • Not an even blend
Notable Cons:
  • Food sticks to edges
  • Smaller blades
  • Temperamental functionality
  • Too expensive for quality

Brand Score: 62%

Ranks 8th among competitors.

Brand Score: 62%

Ranks 8th among competitors.

Brand Stories

Italian Export Smeg Is Doing More And Less

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For more than 60 years, Smeg has been a leader in the home appliance industry. The Italian company, owned by the Bertazzoni family, aims to combines functionality with design.

Heritage - 5/5

Founded in Northern Italy by Vittorio Bertazzoni, the name is an acronym which translates to “Metal Enamelling Plant from Guastalla Emilia.” After transitioning from the metal enamelling industry to home appliances, Smeg created the first large-scale dishwasher in the 1970s.

Innovation - 3/5

The brand has won multiple design and product awards over the years. Most recently, the brand partnered with Dolce & Gabbana on a line of appliances in Sicilian prints.

Reliability - 3/5

Smeg offers 1-year warranties on most products, protecting them from manufacturer defects. An extended 2-year and 5-year warranty is also available, with terms depending on the product. The company’s US site has a customer service page that offers help via phone, fax, and email.

Social Good - 4/5

Smeg emphasizes environmentally-conscious business practices, and it supports the Italian National Trust, which protects the artistic, historical, and environmental heritage of Italy. Smeg also supports local efforts to support healthy living and art.

Relevance - 2/5

Smeg dedicates its Facebook page to re-posting relevant articles and reviews, as well as brand product updates. Its Instagram account features gorgeous Smeg product photos, while the YouTube page hosts a variety of campaigns and product demonstration videos.

Retail: Best Price $249.00

Ranks 8th in value among competitors.

Retail: Best Price $249.00

Ranks 8th in value among competitors.

The Shopkeepers

Meet the Blender Whisperers

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Smeg offers a 1-year warranty that protects against material and workmanship defects, which the company will either repair or replace. A warranty PDF is available under the product listing on the site.

Best Purchase Options
Urban Outfitters - $249.00
Amazon - $249.95
Other Purchase Options
Bed Bath & Beyond - $249.99
Best Purchase Option
Urban Outfitters - $249.00
Other Purchase Options
Amazon - $249.95
Bed Bath & Beyond - $249.99

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