Switch off (press and release , and wait till the blades come to a stop before removing
the lid from the jug, or removing the jug from the motor unit.
You can rotate the tap lever to whatever side or angle you find convenient.
To open the tap, press the lever.
To lock it open, press as far as it'll go.
When dispensing thick smoothies, it helps to run the motor at low speed (1). If they're
really thick, use the stirrer as well (use it via the hole, don't remove the lid).
When dispensing thick smoothies, remember that you'll need one hand for the tap, and
one for the stirrer, so find a stable, flat-bottomed glass, cup, or container, to sit on the
work surface, under the tap, for the smoothie.
No matter how careful you are, some splashing is inevitable. At higher temperatures,
splashes on skin can hurt. In extreme cases, they may scald, so, when using hot liquids:
before pouring into the jug, let the liquid cool down to the sort of temperature you
can handle comfortably (i.e. liquid temperature below 40°C)
run the motor only when the cap is fitted – to add ingredients, stop the motor,
remove the cap, add the ingredients, replace the cap, then re-start the motor
put a hand on the lid, to hold it in place while blending
if the lid is too hot for comfort, remove it and let the liquid cool down further –
replace the lid before blending.
Before using the smoothie maker to crush ice, make sure it's clean and rinse it out
thoroughly. The slightest trace of detergent may affect the taste of the crushed ice and
will flatten any drink to which it is added
Ice "cubes" come in many shapes and sizes. You'll have to experiment with the ice from
your ice cube tray.
Start with half to three quarters of a cup of ice or 4 – 6 cubes and add 15 ml (1
Tablespoon) of fresh cold water.
Put the lid on the jug, then press the pulse button
Check the results, and adjust. Too much blending will reduce the ice to liquid, too little
will merely chip the edges/corners off the ice.
Don't try to crush ice without adding water to the jug.
Don't be tempted simply to increase the amount of ice and blend for longer. This won't
work. Too much ice will never give you satisfactory results.
Care and maintenance
Switch the smoothie maker off, and unplug it.
Clean as soon after use as possible, to prevent residues setting inside the jug.
3 or 4 times, with short pauses