Q. What is the maximum amount of liquid and food to put into the blender container?
A. The blender volume will hold 1 1/2 cups of liquid and solids. To avoid overflowing, stay at or under these amounts. The ratio of 1 cup of liquids and 1/2 cup of solids is recommended, or 1 cup of solids with 1/2 cup of liquids can also be blended safely.
Q. What happens when vegetables are put into the blender and they don't blend?
A. Putting more liquid in the blender container and removing half the vegetables makes for easier blending. Once the first half is blended, put in the remaining vegetables and they will blend with ease.
Q. Can the blender process flaxseeds into flax meal?
A. The smaller, wider based blender container is perfect for grinding flax and other small seeds. Put the seeds dry into the smaller container, using the blade that fits this blender container, and pulse or leave the blender on continuous blending for the consistency you desire. Flax, sunflower, pumpkin, and sesame seeds can easily be blended into a 'meal' or finely powdered consistency.
Q. Does the Tribest Personal Blender™ chop ice?
A. Yes, ice is easily chopped. If you want to make a 'smoothie', add 3 or 4 ice cubes to the recipe and make it refreshingly cool. Snow cones can also be blended with just ice and a bit of fruit juice concentrate flavoring. During hot weather these recipes are a great way to cool down.
Q. Can the Tribest Personal Blender™ grind nuts?
A. Yes, you can grind nuts into A NUT 'MEAL' or a Finely powdered nut. For this kind of consistency, make sure the nuts are totally dry before putting into the blender. Please note, the blender is not built to make nut butters. It will easily make pates and sauces with nuts – look in our recipe book for suggestions.
Q. Does the Tribest Personal Blender™ make salad dressings?
A. Yes, easily. Use the ingredient ratio of liquids to solids to make sure you don't overflow - 1/2 cup liquids to 1 cup solids. If a thinner dressing is desired, add more liquids: oils, lemon juice, vinegar, or soft 'fruits' (I.e. avocado, sliced tomatoes).
Q. How can fruit sauces be made in the Tribest Personal Blender™?
A. Many different kinds of fruit 'sauces' can be simply blended whether it be apple sauce, pear sauce, or peach sauce. Add half the fruit with at least 1/4 cup liquid - water or juice works well - and then blend. Add the remaining fruit to thicken the sauce. If softer fruit sauces are desired - like blueberry, raspberry, or other berries - just blend the fruit alone. No other liquid is needed as these fruits are easily "sauced."
Q. Does the Tribest Personal Blender™ make baby food?
A. Yes, as many varieties as you can create from raw fruits, raw vegetables, or lightly steamed vegetables. Caution: if you are blending hot foods - use a pot holder or other protection for your hands when you take the blender off its base. The blender material does heat up.
Q. Is the Tribest Personal Blender™ container dishwasher safe?
A. Only the blending and grinding containers are dishwasher safe. The blade assemblies, lids, and other items that came with your Personal Blender should be hand washed.
TIP - Here's a fast and easy way to clean your Personal Blender:
1. Fill the blending container half-full of water.
2. Add a couple of drops of dish detergent.
3. Attach the used blade assembly
4. Run the Personal Blender for 10-20 seconds.
5. Try varying between pulse modes and continuous modes.
6. Empty the blending container, rinse, and dry.
Q. Can the Tribest Personal Blender™ process hot foods?
A. Yes, the blender container and blade can process freshly cooked foods that are hot. However, when touching the blender container - please protect your hands with a pot holder or a thick towel. The blender container can and does heat up quickly.