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Although it doesn't address the HealthMaster's durability issues, an excellent product review can be found at the foodie website SeriousEats.com, where writer Nikki Goldstein whips up dishes from the HealthMaster recipe book, including a pizza dough, a red pepper pesto sauce and ice cream. Some of the recipes work and others utterly fail. Goldstein concludes that the HealthMaster works well as a basic blender, but needs more horsepower, is overpriced and is way too big for the average kitchen countertop. The HealthMaster Elite (on the product website) costs $200 plus shipping and handling fees, which add nearly $40 to the cost.
One common denominator in many of these negative reviews is the sense of regret; customers really like pitchman Montel Williams, and many of them say that they hoped the HealthMaster would help them live a healthier lifestyle. Going by the number of folks who purchased it, there really is room for another high-power blender on the market. Unfortunately, until its quality is improved, the HealthMaster Elite isn't it. Check out our report on blenders for a roundup of the most reliable models.