ZwillingFINIGY Electric Blender Review

ZwillingFINIGY Electric Blender Review

One minute review

Zwilling JA Henckels is a German kitchen brand founded almost 300 years ago. Originally the brand was known for its kitchen knives, but over the years its product range has grown significantly through innovation and the acquisition of other brands. It has recently entered the kitchen appliance market with the launch of its 2020 range of Dernierigy Countertop Appliances.

It now offers three blenders, two full-size and one personal blender, although there is currently only one full-size blender available in the US. The Zwilling Finallyigy Electric Blender is the best blender (opens in a new tab) of the bunch, the most expensive and feature rich blender you can buy from the brand.

It comes with a 64 oz/1,8 liter Tritan jar and, as you would expect from a knife maker, a quality stainless steel serrated blade, with what they call piranha teeth. . There are four automatic programs, as well as a pulse program and an automatic cleaning program. Plus, you can choose from 12 manual speed levels, and it's all controlled via a central command dial, making it easy to use and gives it a clean look.

Zwilling Finallyigy electric blender with a close up of the controls

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Our test results were somewhat mixed, the ice crush program produced thicker crushed ice than expected, but the shake program did a great job of pulverizing a bunch of ingredients into a lump-free drink. We managed to make a thick and shiny mayonnaise, but only on the second try. That said, it's a fast and powerful blender that will stand up to most blending tasks. However, it is expensive, making it more suitable for those with a lot of disposable income, who want a good mixer to complement a sleek, modern kitchen.

Zwillingfinallyigy electric blender: price and availability

The Zwilling Finallyigy Electric Blender is available direct from Zwilling in the UK (opens in a new tab) and the US, as well as through other major retailers such as Amazon. In Australia it is known as the ZwillingFINIGY High Performance Stand Mixer and is available for purchase through Amazon AU (opens in a new tab).

It is an expensive mixer and is the top model that Zwilling offers. The brand also offers the cheapest Zwilling Últimaigy tabletop blender in the UK and Australia for $199 / AU$365, though it's called the Zwilling Últimaigy universal blender in Australia and isn't available in the US.

Integrated

With a simple and contemporary look, this mixer is ideal for modern kitchens. When the mixer is off, none of the settings are visible, so it looks very neat and tidy. But once turned on, with the carafe in position, the backlit display illuminates all the available settings around the dial. You can choose between 12 manual speeds, pulse, shake, cocktails, ice (for ice cream), crushed ice and there is also an automatic cleaning program. Which is handy since the lid and mortar are the only parts that can be washed in the dishwasher.

In terms of size, it is average for a blender, measuring 16,65 x 7,6 x 7,6 inches/ 39,9 x 16,5 x 16,5 cm. The pitcher is not glass, it is made of Tritan, a BPA-free, cold-resistant hard plastic, and the advantage of not being glass is that it is lightweight, weighing only 2,9 lbs/ 1,3 kg , including the lid. The blender will only start if the lid is in place, a useful safety feature that means it will also stop blending if the lid is removed during use.

The launcher simply sits on top of the base, no awkward twisting and locking maneuvers are required to set it up. Although we were a little disappointed that it could only be attached to the base with the handle to the right, making it easy to use for right-handers, but a little more awkward if you're left-handed.

The lid snaps on easily, ensuring a tight seal, but is not difficult to remove like others. It features a removable center cup that allows you to insert the pestle to stir your mixture or pour in additional ingredients as you blend. The cup doubles as a small measuring cup, with convenient 1 oz/ 2 oz/ 20 ml/ 40 ml/ 60 ml markings.

Zwillingfinallyigy electric blender on the countertop

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Performance

We start with a simple test, but one that most blenders struggle to do effectively, which involves chopping hazelnuts. It took seven presses of the pulse button for all the large chunks to disappear, but at this point most of the nuts were over-chopped with a fine, crushed texture. When we poured the walnuts onto a plate, it was obvious there were still larger chunks left amongst the fine powder, so the overall texture was quite uneven. But like we said, it's a tricky test and if it's good, the peanuts you're looking for, this blender delivers.

Using the ZwillingFINIGY Power Blender to chop the hazelnuts was easy

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Next, we tried the ice cream program using only six ice cubes. The program lasts 35 seconds and at the end we were presented with chopped ice cream that had even larger pieces. It was a far cry from the snowy, fine shaved ice we're used to seeing in other blenders. If you just want your ice cream chopped and don't mind a little uneven, you won't be disappointed, but if you're looking for good ice cream, this isn't what you'll get.

Using the Zwillingfinallyigy electric blender to crush ice

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After crushing some ice, we fill it to the maximum line with water and turn the dial to the highest speed. This allows us to check for leaks, but we were pleased to see that the lid maintained a tight seal despite the very fast mixing speed.

Beat the ingredients before blending them in the Zwilling Finallyigy Power Blender

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To test the automatic smoothie program, we filled the pitcher with yogurt, apple juice, spinach, pineapple, and banana. The program lasted only 36 seconds and produced a delicious, smooth, lump-free and slightly aerated drink. Virtually all the ingredients were completely pulverized with only a few small spinach grains still visible, a great result in less than a minute.

Finished blending with the Zwilling finallyigy Power Blender

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Our first attempt at making mayonnaise didn't go so well; the blades don't go down far enough to blend very small amounts and our recipe only has two egg yolks. We persevered but the mixture did not emulsify. So we tried again, this time doubling the recipe. This worked and after two minutes of gradually pouring in the oil at the slowest speed, the ingredients emulsified into a thick, glossy mayonnaise. We removed the center insert from the bowl to pour the oil, which meant it splashed into the hole during the early stages of mixing, although this is quite common.

Make mayonnaise with the Zwillingfinallyigy power blender

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Understanding how to clean a blender (opens in a new tab), especially after making an oily mayonnaise mix, will always be a chore, so now was a good time to try the automatic cleaning program. We follow the instructions in the manual and add 17 oz/ 500 ml of water with a splash of dish soap and start the program. It only took 42 seconds and effectively removed all mayonnaise residue. After emptying, the carafe and lid just needed another quick wipe down to make sure they were squeaky clean. It was so much quicker and easier than trying to wash it by hand.

All blenders are noisy and this one is no different, peaking at 87dB on our noise meter when crushing ice. But it was 64 dB better when we mixed mayonnaise on the slowest speed setting.

Zwilling Finallyigy Power Blender AttributesNotesScorePrice and AvailabilityIt is widely available, but its high price will put it out of reach for many.3.5/5DesignSleek, clean design that looks great on the counter, but also incorporates security and ease-of-use features.4.5/ 5PerformancePerformance blended, didn't crush the ice as well as we'd like, but made a good shake as well as a thick, glossy mayonnaise, and it's certainly a powerful blender.4/5

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