Hamilton Beach 33138 Slow Cooker : Just okay

Out of all five of my slow cookers this one is by far my favorite. And not just because of the cute design 🙂 i have various different size slow cookers for different purposes. This one is my go-to when i want to make a smaller quantity of something, a side dish or drinks like homemade pumpkin spice lattes, homemade apple cider, etc. It’s the perfect size for a smaller family. There are some dishes that i want to make smaller quantities for like soups, chili, bbq pulled chicken, etc. And with my larger slow cookers it’s nice to make larger quantities and freeze the leftovers, but some certain meals don’t freeze well and i just don’t need to make as much so this one is perfect to make one to three servings of something. I have used it almost every day since i received it and it works amazingly well. It’s also great for side dishes. I’ve used it on low and high and had great results with both. Overall i definitely recommend this and give it 5 stars :).

However, this cooker holds 2. 5 quarts when filled to the brim at the very best.

Hamilton Beach 33138 Slow Cooker, 3-Quart

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  • Low, High and Keep Warm Settings
  • Perfect Size for 3lb. Chicken or 2lb. Roast
  • Dishwasher Safe Stoneware and Lid
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  • Essential for cooking hot, delicious meals

My other crock was round, but i am really enjoying this oval shape – roasts fit better, for one thing. Size is perfect for my husband and me, even has enough room for food for 4 people. Design is whimsical and colorful, looks cute on the counter. Cooking heat levels seem appropriate, and the ‘keep warm’ setting is a nice touch. Other reviews mentioned some issues with the lid not sitting evenly – mine is perfect. For those concerned about the ‘hole’ in the lid, it does not let out much, if any, steam. Meals i’ve made are super moist. Cleanup is easy – especially when i spray with pam before adding food.:-)i would definitely recommend this crock pot – and would buy it again.

This is the 1st time i’ve ever used one, and have devoured every dish i’ve made in it to date. Being that there’s only 3 people in my household and most of the time there’s only 1 to 2 people eating the dishes i make, i decided to get this 3 quart sized cooker. I still is little large for my needs, but the leftovers aren’t so bad. 1st day i got this in the mail, it was washed and put to use. I cooked 2lbs of boneless beef steaks, along with cut potatoes, carrots, greenbeans and seasoning. I cooked it on low setting for 9 hrs and the meat was soooooo tender, flaked with my spoon. It fed 3 people that night, with a little leftover -to give a general idea on serving sizes provided. I have used it every couple days since and loving every dish made with it -primarily some sort of meat. The ceramic bowl insert is easy enough to clean, which i prefer over the non-stick coating type.

Spending the summer in the mountains of north carolina. Our large slow cooker is in storage, so i bought this one. Works great and is a good size for two or three people. The bowl and lid are small enough that you can marinate in them in the fridge and then put in the cooker saving washing a bowl and eliminating a step or two.

Hamilton Beach 33138 Slow Cooker, 3-Quart : First use for mulled wine at a christmas gathering.

Perfect size for someone living alone. I can cook enough chili or stew to freeze several single portions for myself at a later date or i can cook enough of any dish to serve generous portions for four or less-generous portions for six. The cooker is handsome enough to leave on the counter and small enough to put on a shelf if that is the choice. It arrived well-packaged and in a timely manner and i’m extremely pleased with my purchase.

Perfect for making dishes for 2 people with a perhaps enough left for a third helping of most dishes. I have a very large one for dishes that i need more quantity or if i want plenty of left overs. Really like that is has a warm setting as well as the low setting for slow cooking and the high.

I ordered a second one, which had a problem & the company took care of it right away.

This is my second one of this model so i can tell you that it’s a good one. The first one lasted many many years.

Works just fine for two people. The ceramic bowl is much easier to handle then the larger versions that we used to use. My wife loves to cook sweet potatoes in this cooker. Just wash them off and place them in the cooker and six hours later they are perfect. Slow cooked pork chops come out beautifully and very tender.

Does not burn my food and/or boil it. I had to return 3 other makers’ slow cookers because they cooked too hot and ruined my food. 5 qt proctor silex too and it cooks just as good as this one. Glad somebody makes a product that works right.

When i ordered this slow cooker, the listing was labeled as proctor silex, and the model that arrived was, indeed, made by proctor silex and not hamilton beach. In any case, this works very well. It doesn’t run too hot and burn food, as i’ve heard that other recently manufactured cookers do. It’s the perfect size for two people (with leftovers to spare). It’s incredibly easy to use and very convenient for busy work days. It’s great to have a healthy meal ready by the end of the day. I use it for soup, beans, lentils, stews, and even (smallish) whole chickens.

I just ordered a replacement as mine was caught in a gravitational incident. )for starters, it’s the perfect size for two people. Smaller cookers are adequate, but just barely. 3 quarts are just right for two with a bit left over for lunches. I like the oval design as opposed to a circular design as i can put a small chicken or a roast in it. I find the heat control works fine, but it takes a bit of practice depending on what you’re cooking. I never tested it, but it may have a continuous rheostat, which means you could adjust the heat without being locked into the settings provided. I never did and i’ll experiment with the replacement and offer an update.

The top of the pot that the lid sits on allows the lid to move around and rattle when pressure builds up. What on earth were they thinking ?. Capacity is about 2-1/2 quarts actual.

Only room for a 1 1/2 lb roast. A trivet would be handy since the bottom gets hot, though i haven’t had any problems.

Perfect size for doing smaller dishes. And i like that it has the warmer setting, another slow cooker i bought did not. So far has worked great, cooks and keeps food warm as slow cooker should.

This is a great little slow cooker. I was looking for something small as i hated using a full size cooker for just two of us. Mmit’s a little challenging altering recipes to fit, but it has been really worth it. Can leave for golf and come home to a complete meal without a weeks worth of leftovers the hubby won’t eat anyway. The little hole in the lid does a great job dissipating the condensation so the lid barely drips once you remove it, but it doesn’t seem to release much through evaporation.

This is a great little crock pot. Just right for meals for one or two people. The ‘warm’ setting makes it really nice to keep things hot without burning or scorching them around the edges. I use this for all my favorite crockpot recipes. Just cut them in half and they fit perfectly.

I purchased this nifty little slow cooker over four years ago in order to make homemade yogurt. Admittedly, this means i haven’t used it for other uses much and thus my review can only be very narrow in scope. But it is still working a charm for me now. I don’t think the capacity is quite a full 3 quarts.

This slow cooker makes about 4 moderate size servings of soup or stew. That’s just the right amount for the two of us to have a meal on the day i make the soup, and more the next day. A couple of our favorites are chicken stew, and green beans and potatoes with ham. I usually use the high heat setting since we eat our main meal at noon. If i start the food at 8:30, it’s ready by 12:30. I don’t have much experience with slow cooking, but our meals are turning out so well that i’m going to experiment with making things like dried beans, brown rice, and whole grain breakfast cereals. This cooker is expanding my cooking horizons as well as freeing me up to run errands in the morning.

Perfect size and works well. . Like the range of temps and the small hole in the lid keeps it from bubbling over like our old one did.

KitchenAid KSM150PSCO Artisan Series 5-Qt, One of the best presents I have ever bought my wife

One of the best presents i have ever bought my wife, she is so pleased with it and so is our 11 year old grandson they bake bread, cakes and cookies all the time. Excellent product that exceeded our expectations.

I just love my artisan mixer-beautiful color too-perfect color too. I wanted the cornflower blue, but held back after reading some of the reviews. It is very cornflower blue-i love it-don’t wait buy this machine if you are holding back because of some of the reviews like i did. I even contacted customer service to see if i could return it if i didn’t like it-amazon won’t let you down is my response the customer service assured me if i didn’t like it i could return it. I was replacing my cobalt blue pro one as i remodeled the kitchen and wanted to update my color to fit my kitchen, after 20 years the cobalt blue one was still goinglove kitchenaid. She has her own closet on the counter, color was a big deal to me. I also purchased the glass bowl which is a bit heavy but well worth the price. You wouldn’t want a bowl that broke or cracked with a hard hit-this bowl should hold up. My granite counters will put it to the test. Please don’t wait get what you love. I am just sorry that the bad reviews held me back.

Durable, sturdy, a great quality item.

Key specs for KitchenAid KSM150PSCO Artisan Series 5-Qt. Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield – Cornflower Blue:

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  • The power hub turns your stand mixer into a culinary center with more than 15 optional attachments available.
  • 5-Qt. stainless steel bowl with comfortable handle offers enough capacity to mix dough for 9 dozen cookies or 4 loaves of bread in a single batch.
  • 59-Point Planetary Mixing Action means 59 touchpoints per rotation around the bowl for thorough ingredient incorporation.
  • The tilt-head design allows clear access to the bowl and attached beater or accessory so you can easily add ingredients for a recipe.
  • Powerful enough for nearly any task or recipe, whether you’re stirring wet and dry ingredients together, kneading bread dough or whipping cream.
  • Includes coated flat beater, coated dough hook, 6-wire whip and 1-piece pouring shield. The flat beater and dough hook are dishwasher-safe.
  • Choose from all the color options to find the one that best matches your style and personality.
  • The power hub turns your stand mixer into a culinary center with more than 15 optional attachments available.
  • 5-Qt. stainless steel bowl with comfortable handle offers enough capacity to mix dough for 9 dozen cookies or 4 loaves of bread in a single batch.
  • 59-Point Planetary Mixing Action means 59 touchpoints per rotation around the bowl for thorough ingredient incorporation.
  • The tilt-head design allows clear access to the bowl and attached beater or accessory so you can easily add ingredients for a recipe.
  • Powerful enough for nearly any task or recipe, whether you’re stirring wet and dry ingredients together, kneading bread dough or whipping cream.
  • Includes coated flat beater, coated dough hook, 6-wire whip and 1-piece pouring shield. The flat beater and dough hook are dishwasher-safe.

Comments from buyers

“Love it, why did I wait so long!
, Good quality but had to make several returns
, Fantastic stand mixer

This is the best gift you can give yourself.

This is one of the best presents i’ve ever received. I’ve always wanted one but it was out of my price range all these years. The holiday discount and bonus points made it more affordable. I baked about 20 different types of dessert over the holiday(cookies, cheesecake, cakes, and bars) and i didn’t feel tired or overextended at all. I love to bake but my arm has been giving me pains and this kitchenaid has given me a chance to continue my love of cooking without the pains. I highly recommend this artisan series for people who love to bake.

Read your instruction manual. Move the set screw if not set properly. Ok, that out the way, the thing is amazing. This is my first kitchenaid and i just had a hand mixer prior to this. I love being able to have both hands free to add ingredients or just top off my coffee while it does it’s thing. I had never made homemade frosting before and it was wonderful.No more store bought paragraph of ingredients i can’t pronounce for this family.

I just love this color everything else you can read in other’s reviews.

This was a gift to my sister. I am enjoying the bounty of the gift.

I waited for 6 years before being able to buy one of these mixers. It turned out to be blue willow instead of cornflower blue, like it said on the box. But the color still went with my kitchen and it looks really pretty, i decided to be happy with that color. In fact, it looked so pretty that when i needed to make a large cake for someone, i used my hand mixer. I didn’t want to get it dirty. I did however use it for the large amount of frosting i needed, and i found that it cleaned up beautifully and i am now using it regularly.

Great/best brand/product, easy ordering process, fast shipping as usual. Mixer is still going strong and my wife used it at least 3-4 times a week.

Finally, after years and years of wanting a kitchenaid stand mixer, i have one. I received one for christmas. It’s cornflower blue and looks so wonderful in my blue kitchen. The mixer and components are very well made and sturdy feeling. Nothing cheap or plastic-y with this unit. I made pumpkin bars to initiate my mixer and they turned out fab. I can’t wait to make more yummy baked goods in the weeks and years to come. It was a bonus that the mixer was assembled in the usa. Now, they just need to make all those parts here too.I’m so happy with my beautiful new kitchenaid stand mixer.

This is the first stand mixer i have ever owned, and it is phenomenal. So far i have used this to make bread and cookie dough. I highly recommend this mixer.

– my wrists don’t ache when i bake- i can add ingredients slowly while still mixing without growing an extra pair of arms- my bread dough looks so good, so does my bread- i love your calm blue color, you fill me will confidence- you sit proudly on my kitchen counter, matching the pretty blue paint i chose for the walls- you feel so solid and retro, i think, ‘this is the start of a beautiful friendship.

I’ve been comparing, and reading reviews for over a year to help me make my new kitchen mixer selection. I had narrowed it to only kitchenaid products, and then found the reviews on amazon really helpful to make my final model selection. The mixer has a star position in my new home’s baking area, and the cornflower blue was just exactly the punch that part of the kitchen needed. I have been using it frequently each week, and have not had any disappointments with the results. It is efficient, and easy to operate. I also really love the mixer bowl, with handle. Since i’m not as young and strong as i used to be, it makes it so much easier to get the dough into whatever pan required. I really wouldn’t change a single thing about this mixer, with the possible exception of that i wished i’d made up my mind sooner and been enjoying it longer.

I waited a long time to be able to buy this. Works great and looks wonderful.

Purchased for my daughter-in-law chef.

Got this as a present with all the additional attachments/accessories and my girlfriend loved it. She used it the next morning to make breakfast.

This purchase was for my daughter, she loves it and the blue color is great. Very well made and will last for years. The attachments are high quality and it arrived in a timely manner. I will continue to purchase items from amazon in the future.

Had a white kitchenaid gave it to my son wanted and love this shade and mixer.

Just know that you need to clean the bowl with olive oil before using for first time. This is buried in the instruction book.

This is just wonderful, it’s smooth, quiet, heavy, holds well to the counter so would never slide off. I am so happy with this mixer.

Husband surprised me with this baby on my birthday.

Love the cornflower blue to match my kitchen. The picture is an accurate color.

This mixer will be a family heirloom. These mixers can even be converted to off-grid(by the amish). These mixers would make a great wedding gift.

Magic Bullet Nutri Bullet NBR-12 12-Piece Hi-Speed Blender/Mixer System – A true life changer.

Great machine, it does what it is designed to do. I’m totally satisfied with this purchase and it’s worth the cost. If you are concerned about your health and well being this would be a very good purchase to make.

This nutria bullet is just the right size and has plenty of power. The 12 piece set gives you the flexibility to use it for multiple applications. Would definitely recommend the nutri bullet.

This is actually the second one that i’ve owned. I love the first one so much and used it on the daily. I gived the old one away and bought this one. It works great for blending anything from frozen to none frozen fruit and vegetables. As long as you don’t over fill it it seems to work great and no real issues. As long as you maintain it clean it won’t give you any problems. The only thing is you will have to replace he blades with new ones because they get worn out and can’t really be use however i didn’t find that a real issue as you can get the replacement blades for a cheap price.

Man, how did i live before this kitchen wonder?. It’s the ‘acme little giant’ of all-purpose kitchen devices. Every soup recipe gets a bullet-full of blended vegetables making a thick, piquant broth. Corn chowder gets a bullet-full of pureed corn making it thick and rich without lot of flour- the taste is quite unique. Check for a recipe for black bean soup, and hit it in the bullet for about 10 seconds and it is amazingly delicious. Every day i drink a wholesome cup of fruit- just blend what ever you have lying around, throw in 1/2 a banana and some ice, and wham- delicious sherbet for lunch or mid-day snack.

I have the smaller one and we have used it almost every day. I wanted a bigger more powerful one so it would chop the ice cubes up a little better.

I ordered this juicer because i heard so many good things about it from friends and family. I am so happy i purchased mine. Wonderful item and the cleanup is so easy. Especially if you are always on the go.

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  • Great product. Makes perfect smoothies for breakfast meals.

I have a food processor, i have a regular blender, i have a stick blender but nothing works like the nutribullet. I did my research and the nutribullet has the most powerful motor for a very compact machine. I love that it comes with a recipe book and all the nutritional facts. I actually bought this for my daughter in texas because she’s trying to eat healthier and she called me and could not believe how great this product is.

It takes everything you put into it and chops it until there’s nothing left. My husband and i really love this machine and the recipes they give you to try are equally delicious. This is the only product where i fell for the advertisement. One little word of caution though: make sure to screw on the base tight. If not, you will have leakage.

I bought this for my mother for christmas, but i’m the one that’s using it the most. It’s easy to rinse out and it chops up whatever you place in there, in a matter of seconds. Although i wish they can adjust how you place it in, on the brighter side, once you use it often, that no longer becomes a problem. Just make sure to read the instructions, so you don’t find yourself stressing out.

I way i can get my fruits and vegetables without having to eat them directly. We have made a few smoothies with kale and blueberry and bananas with some almond milk and chia seeds and it tastes great and fills you up. I’m now using as a mean replacement system. Very powerful motor and come with a lot of accessories. If you can’t afford the vitamix, this is the way to go.

I use it everyday to make protein shakes and smoothies. Also does a great job of milling nuts and other items into powder. The recipe book that comes with it has great meal ideas and shakes.

Features of Nutri Bullet NBR-12 12-Piece Hi-Speed Blender/Mixer System, Black

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  • Effortlessly pulverizes fruits, vegetables, superfoods and protein shakes into a delicious, smooth texture
  • High-torque power base and 600-watt motor
  • Power, patented blade design and cyclonic action combine to extract all nutrients from food helping to achieve the healthiest lifestyle possible
  • Includes a power base, 1 tall cup, 2 short cups, 1 flat blade and 1 emulsifying blade, 2 re-sealable lids, pocket nutritionist and manual with recipes
  • More power, more capacity

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I don’t usually review things (though maybe i should start since i always look at reviews and find them helpful). Let me start off by saying i a plus-size girl on a journey to fit. I bought this after having interest in it for a while and watching the infomercials. The blasts i make with this taste great, and it is a great way for me to get in my leafy greans (i love other green veggies, but am not a salad eater and never will be). If you put spinach or kale in and use their 50/50 ratio of leafy greens to fruit they taste great. I’ve been drinking once daily and have definitely noticed a boost of energy.

Excellent shape, great packaging. I’ve owned it for a little over two weeks and it’s fantastic. I feel so much better using it.

I was told to buy this, started juicing twice a day for almost a month now, have lost 5 lbs in two weeks, feel better, have more energy, and this was so easy to use. I haven’t used the mulling piece for the seeds yet. Sometimes if you close it too tight, then try to open it, there’s a band that may come off. All you do is stick it back in the circular lid area and you’re fine. Don’t juice for too long, it may get hot and needs to cool down. I’ve only used veggies and fruits so far, so i have a long way to go for its uses. It cleans very easily, i take the biggest one to work and drink it all day (two servings maybe). Very highly recommendedgreen monster juice:spinachparsleycarrotskalebroccoliceleryappleshoneycinnamongingercranberry juicewateryou’re welcome.

It was gift but i think she really loved it.

Easy to clean, you can chop up just about anything in it. This really does blend everything up nut’s, hard veg’s (frozen or fresh) but you do have to watch the level of liquid you put in it cause it will overflow and you definitely don’t want that. Over all i love my nutri bullet.

I never liked juicing or making shakes with a blender. It was a tedious prep and tediois clean up after which included the blender and the cups you drink from and often you made more than you needed to drink. Nutribullet is simply amazing. Its a game changer and life changer for everyone. Pack your favorite vegetables and fruits below the max line and blend away.

Effortlessly pulverizes fruits, vegetables, superfoods and protein shakes into a delicious, smooth texture

I use it everyday to make smoothies for my family. Great way to mix vegetables and fruits together without yiur kids noticing that their eating vegetables.

Just brought this product last week after pondering over the decision for about a month. Package arrived on time, in great condition with all pictured contents. My husband and i were so excited. It does exactly as it’s claimed to do. We enjoy the freedom of being able to make a healthy drink whenever we feel the need.

Blade is different from my original nutribullet and it does not grind ice completely like the old blade did. The blade housing is also built much less sturdy. The cord looks like it belongs on a wallwart plug not a 600 watt motor.

I love this except that the seal is difficult to remove to clean and difficult to get seated right after cleaning. I have ruined two seals by not getting them positioned right and then starting up the machine and having the seals get sucked into the blender and get chopped up. But wow, it is great for making protein smoothies.

I am able to try so many different things. I would suggest this to anyone who wants to eat better. This is the way to go as a start.

I bought it solely to make better smoothies. I had been using my ninja blender before and so happy i invested in this. Smoothies are creamier and so much more delicious since the nutribullet is really powerful and blends everything great. I wish i would have bought at costco however. After purchasing from amazon i saw a deluxe set at my local costco for a cheaper price. The deluxe set included a tall cup that this set does not.

High-torque power base and 600-watt motor

We have been using this to make frozen fruit smoothies for over a year now with no complaints. Only issue is the gasket tends to dislodge from the blade cap when removing, and it is very difficult to get this gasket back on with the sharp blades sticking out in the way. My fix is to run water onto the gasket prior to screwing it onto the carafe and running the machine. Then when unscrewing the blade cap after use, i turn it in the direction to loosen about half turn then back off a quarter turn to break the seal, then fully loosen and remove the blade cap. The gasket stays in place this way.

I do like this a lot, but i cannot fit all i need for my breakfast smoothie. The little parts that allow you to start blending when you push the clear cup down and turn clockwise can get stuck at times. Do not get any drippings on those parts. It is said to be more of a problem with the more expensive units. I’ve watched you tube videos talking about these very problems. I don’t see where it says i can use ice, but i have just a bit. If the blade breaks, or any other parts get lost there are replacements on amazon. I haven’t had a problem, except i do make the mistake of not pressing the cup down, and counter clockwise with enough force. My husband starts it up immediately. The cups are cool, and i’m getting a second 24oz with the screw-on handle.

I recently got into making smoothies in the morning and got tired of constantly having to wash my regular blender after every smoothie. With the nutribullet, it’s so convenient to make a smoothie and not having to worry about rinsing/washing anything major (other than the blade, but that’s simple to rinse/wash) before i can use it again. I bought some extra cups and some flip lids and it’s been great. It chops up frozen foods perfectly and quickly. I like that you fill the cup with all your smoothie ingredients and simply put the blade on top of the cup (which basically acts as a lid so you can attach the cup to the base) attach it the base, and it starts up automatically. As soon as you untighten your cup from the base, it turns off. Highly recommend this product for anyone that loves to make smoothies.

I have had my nutri bullet for two weeks and i am using it 3 times per day. It is everything that is advertised. I am still sifting through the many recipes to see what i like and what seems to benefit my body the best. I am planning to purchase the extra tall cup so i can make two recipes at the same time.

Healthy smoothies are incredibly easy and fast to make with the nutri bullet. So much more convenient than my old juicer, and way easier to clean. The blender container doubles as a cup, so you don’t even have to dirty a glass. Comes with a great book of recipes. And they have a phone app with even more recipes, searchable by name or by ingredient. Makes smoothies that are healthy, delicious, and far cheaper than anything store bought. And of course you have complete control over the ingredients. This is a great product that i use every single day.

Be careful with the screw on handles and lids. . If stuck use dawn liquid and let drip between parts under hot water and then try to remove before breaking plastic attachments. . Easy to clean and easy to use, find your favorite recipes and be happy, following a guide book it best if you are retired and have the time if not you can buy ready made packets in the frozen section of your supermarkets. More and more places are carrying the boost ingredients.

This is the best money i have ever spent. The bullet will chop up pecans, almonds, whatever. It is great for making shakes too.

Power, patented blade design and cyclonic action combine to extract all nutrients from food helping to achieve the healthiest lifestyle possible

Works like a charm, but loud as can be. When using this product, one must be mindful that the noise may bother others, albeit a very short amount of time.

I purchased the nutribullet as a means of having a healthier lifestyle, and wow. I truly believe that if becoming healthier is something you want, then you absolutely need a nutribullet. As a test, i made a nutriblast in a blender. The skin from the fruit weren’t blended at all and the seeds were still whole. I made another one with the same ingredients, in the nutribullet. It made me want to drink them a lot, they’re tasty an unbelievably i good for you.

Family has a ninja, vitamix and a nutri bullet. Nutri bullet can juice as well as the vitamix at a fraction of the cost. However, it does not liquify vegetables as well as the more expensive vitamix, especially fibrous vegetables like carrots, celery and kale. With the nutri bullet there are still little bits of these in your drink, where the vitamix obliterates and liquifies everything. But it’s $400 cheaper so i’m fine with that.

Includes a power base, 1 tall cup, 2 short cups, 1 flat blade and 1 emulsifying blade, 2 re-sealable lids, pocket nutritionist and manual with recipes