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Dash Blender Review: 1400-Watt Chef Series Digital Blender

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Dash Chef Blender, Red

Dash Blender is a vintage product from the outside, but it has modern digital controls. It is somewhat a combination of Kitchenaid’s classic aesthetics and Vitamix’s performance.

What makes it a good option is its 2.2 HP motor. It’s on par with Vitamix’s blender line up capable of making hot soups and grinding whole grains.

Vitamix has an edge in terms of usability, but it can’t beat the price point of Dash Chef Series Digital Blender. If you want to go for a Vitamix model, their cheapest model is the Vitamix E310.

Let’s take our attention to the Kitchenaid K400 blender. Designwise, Kitchenaid is the apparent winner. It’s more minimalist and more refined, but it lacks the raw processing power offered by Dash.

The only thing about it is its tall profile and user-friendliness issue. However, we can agree that the Dash blender is a worthy contender for these leading brands. It’s an option worth considering.

PROS

  • Classic aesthetics
  • Midrange budget
  • Up to 64-ounce container
  • 10-speed settings with pulse
  • Powerful 2.25 HP motor
  • Japanese stainless steel blades
  • Comes with a tamper
  • 6 automatic blending cycles
  • Auto-clean feature
  • Programmable timer
  • BPA-free
  • 1-year warranty

CONS

  • Tall profile may not fit under your kitchen cupboard
  • Controls are not well-engineered
  • The dial is hard to turn
  • Not dishwasher safe

Dash Power Blender Features

Application

Dash Chef Blender has a powerful 2.25 HP motor. It’s one of those countertop blending machines that can heat soup up with just friction heat. It’s not just for making smoothies.

With that said, here’s a more extensive list of its capabilities.


Smoothies
crushed ice
Crushed Ice
hot soup
Hot Soup
nut butter
Nut Butter
baby food
Baby Food
salsa sauce
Sauces & Dips
salad dressing
Salad Dressing
almond milk
Nut Milk
flour
Flour
frozen dessert
Frozen Dessert

If you’re wondering if it can bring soups to a boil, it won’t. The maximum heat transfer it can achieve is 165ºF or 70ºC in eight minutes, precisely the same as what a Vitamix blender can do.

Dash Chef Series blender can also pulverize dry grains. If you check the demo video below, you’ll see how it can easily grind rice into flour.

Since it’s a heavy-duty machine, it also excels at thick blends. It can help you make peanut butter from scratch, nice creams, or smoothie bowls.

It’s a pretty capable high-end blender.

Ease of Use

dash chef series digital blender control

To be honest, I’m not a fan of the Dash blender’s control panel design. Apart from it looks like a rotary phone, it’s a little bit intimidating. It has plenty of buttons that will take a bit of time to figure out.

Here’s how it works.

By default, you are in manual mode. When you plug it in (while the container is on the blender base), the power button will glow red. From there, you can set the time and speed you want it to run.

You can adjust the time using the +/- button on the right side of the inner console. The blending time controls are on the opposite side.

When you’re ready, all you have to do is press the power button. The manual icon will blink, and it will blend until the timer is down to zero. By the way, you can proactively adjust the blending speed while it’s running.

If you want to take advantage of the six blending presets—rinse, puree, soup, smoothie, crush, and frozen—you need to use the turn dial. When you see the indicator blinking, again, all you have to do is press the power button.

In summary, the Dash Chef Series Digital Blender is a promising product. However, it needs to improve the control panel design with something more user-friendly.

The other thing about this machine is the detachable parts aren’t dishwasher safe. Thankfully it has an auto-cleaning preset. Just fill the container halfway through with warm water with a few drops of dishwashing soap, then engage the auto-cleaning mode. Then, all that’s left is to give it a good rinse.

See the Dash Chef blender in action:

The Dash blender is a premium high-performance countertop blending machine with 1-year warranty coverage. It features a 1400-watt motor capable of making hot soups, pulverizing grains, and processing thick blends. The Dash Chef Series Digital blender comes with a 64 oz (1.9 L) container that can handle big-batch recipes.

Dash Blender Specs

TypeCountertop
Brand/SeriesDash Chef Series
Price$$
Ratings4.3 out of 5
Speed10-speed with pulse
Wattage1400 Watts
Motor2.25 HP
BladesStainless Steel Blades
Container capacityUp to 64 oz (1.9 L)
Dishwasher safeNo
BPA FreeYes
ColorsRed, Aqua, Black,
Champagne, Matte Black,
Rose Gold, White
Cord length40 inches (1 m)
ApplicationHome & Personal Use
Warranty1 Year

Verdict

The Dash Chef Series Digital Blender is a cheaper alternative to Vitamix’s line of high-performance blenders. It offers the same performance at a fraction of the price.

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