Thursday, May 13, 2010

CSN Stores - Back to Basics Blender Express Plus Review

CSN Stores is one of the largest growing online specialty retailers comprised of more than 200 stores, thousands of top leading brands and millions of products. They carry everything from popular home furnishings to more conventional items like candle holders, cookware and bedding.

As you can probably imagine, I had a difficult decision deciding on just one item. Fortunately, that was the only problem I encountered while shopping with CSN Stores. Shopping with CSN is easier than ever! Every store's website includes the same format, which is very simple to navigate. Items can easily be found by searching by brand, feature, category or keyword. I finally narrowed my top choices down, and decided on the Back to Basics Blender Express Plus.
The Blender Express Plus is part of the Blender Express Collection offered at CSN Store, Designed for today’s busy lifestyle, the Blender Express Plus from Back to Basics combines functionality with ultimate convenience to provide refreshment on the go. This 11-piece blending set features a sleek brushed-chrome exterior and includes two 24-ounce traveling mugs, two leak proof closeable drinking lids, two comfort sipping rims, two interchangeable blade bases, and many more features for when you are on the go!

The Back to Basics Blender Express Plus includes one chopping blade base and one ice-crushing blade base. This is a nice feature to have, especially if you like to make smoothies, shakes, mixed drinks, or even snow cones! Both the blending containers and the travel mugs easily screw to the blender's base. I took advantage of the ice-crushing blade and decided to unwind with a frozen fruity cocktail.

I have always wanted the Magic Bullet, but opted for the Back to Basics Blender Express Plus because of the lower price tag. It is considerably smaller than your average blender which is an added feature because you can leave it on the counter without worrying about it taking up too much space. This powerful blender is not just any run-of-the-mill blender. Not only are you able to use it for blending, but it also acts as a food processor! So far, I have used my Blender Express Plus to make homemade salsa, milkshakes, frozen alcoholic beverages, protein shakes and fruit smoothies. The possibilities are endless!

This blender is super easy to use, otherwise I wouldn’t be using it every day! You simply add your ingredients to the mixing bowls, or your mug, attach to the blender base and turn the dial to “low” or “high” speed, or use the “pulse” setting. No matter what you decide to make, it will never take up more than a few seconds of your time.

I have only had my blender for a week, but so far I am very impressed! The containers and travel mugs are made of very durable, thick plastic. I like the fact that they are see-through and found this to be convenient when storing food in the refrigerator and freezer. Cleanup couldn’t be easier; rinse with soap and water and place on a drying rack or place it in the dishwasher. The travel mugs fit perfectly in our vehicle's cup-holder. In my opinion, they are the perfect size. The handle is up high enough to allow this mug to fit into most cup-holders. The description on CSN describes these as leak-proof and I found this to be accurate. Most people would only think to use the lids for travel, but they are great for use around the house, especially if you have young children around.

I am so happy with my Back to Basics Blender Express Plus and highly recommend this economical blender to anyone who appreciates convenience versatility! However, if you aren't in the market for a new blender, CSN has everything from cookware, wine glasses and wine racks, school and office supplies, grills, fitness equipment, ultra modern furniture, women's shoes, greenhouses and much more! If you are expecting or know someone who is, CSN's baby stores have everything for baby: nursery furniture, strollers, diaper bags, highchairs, car seats, swing sets, and the list goes on an on.

Shop from one store or shop from the all. No matter how many items you decide to purchase, no matter how many stores you choose to shop from, CSN offers one convenient shopping cart and just one checkout!

Where To Buy: Shop CSN Stores Online.
Cost: $39.99

Many thanks to CSN Stores for providing the review product!

*Disclaimer: I received a Back to Basics Blender Express Plus for reviewing purposes. The opinions & thoughts expressed are my own. I received no other compensation for my review nor was I under any obligation to give a positive review.


  1. I have a couple of awards for you! :)

  2. That looks SUPER nice! I really need a new one. Love the whole travel mug concept too!

  3. wow what a great price! I will def be getting one of these when my magic bullet dies.

  4. Oh my gosh Jen that looks sooo awesome. Cheap price for such a cool blender.GREAT REVIEW!!!

  5. I must say you made an interesting choice here.This blender is one of the best i've seen on the market.It has an ergonomic look and the material it's made of is very resistant.
    I especially like the travel mugs.They are extremely practical ,you can take them with you everywhere:at the office, in the car, on trips.
    It is easy to wash and in a few minutes u can use it again.At the price it is sold,it is a bargain.
    I saw some more information and reviews about basics blenders and others at


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