Russell Hobbs RHBL1300 Powercrush Blender Instruction Manual

Russell Hobbs RHBL1300 Powercrush Blender Instruction Manual




IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDSWhen using this appliance, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including thefollowing:

Read all instructions before, and follow whilst using this appliance.

  1. To protect against electric shock do not immerse the cord, plug or blender base of unit in water or any other liquid.
  2. Do not use outdoors.
  3. Do not use this appliance near bathtubs, showers, basins or other vessels containing water.
  4. This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical,sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have beengiven supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible fortheir safety.
  5. This appliance is NOT a toy. Children should be supervised to ensure they do NOT play with the appliance.
  6. Cleaning or user maintenance shall not be carried out by children without the supervision of a person responsible for their safety.
  7. Always switch off and disconnect this appliance from the wall power outlet when not in use,before fitting or removing parts and before cleaning the appliance.
  8. To disconnect, turn off the wall power outlet, then grasp and remove the plug. Never pull by the cord.
  9. Do not operate this appliance with a damaged cord/plug or after the appliance has beendropped, damaged or has malfunctioned in any manner. Contact customer service forreplacement, examination, repair or adjustment.
  10. There are no user serviceable parts. If the power cord or appliance is damaged, it must berepaired or replaced by the manufacturer or a similarly qualified person in order to avoidhazard.
  11. The use of attachments/accessories not recommended by the appliance manufacturer maycause injuries or damage to the appliance and void warranty.
  12. Do not use on an inclined plane or unstable surface.
  13. Keep the appliance and the power cord away from the edge of tables or countertops and out of reach of children and persons with reduced physical, sensory and mental capacities.
  14. Before switching on, ensure the blending jar has been assembled correctly and has beenseated onto the base. The motor will only operate if the jar has been properly seated onto the base.
  15. Do not use the appliance if the blade is damaged.
  16. Care must be taken when handling any accessories with sharp edges. Cutting blades are verysharp. Handle with extreme care and caution when removing from the bottle and duringcleaning.
  17. Do not operate the appliance with an empty blending jar.
  18. Do not start the blender without the lid in place otherwise liquids/ingredients will be ejected. Always place your hand on top of the blending jar lid to hold the jar steady when blender is in use.
  19. WARNING: Do not blend hot liquids. Heated liquids/ingredients may be ejected due to sudden steaming, creating a possible scalding hazard. For your safety, we recommend liquids/ ingredients be cooled sufficiently (equal to or less than 40°C) before blending.
  20. Wait until the blades come to a complete stop before removing the blending jar from the motor unit.
  21. Do not run the motor for longer than 2 minutes. After 2 minutes, switch off for at least a further 2 minutes to allow the motor to cool down.
  22. Switch off and unplug the appliance before changing accessories or touching parts that move whilst in use.
  23. Do not attempt to defeat any safety interlock mechanisms.
  24. To prevent possible damage to the appliance do not use harsh abrasive or alkaline cleaningagents.
  25. Always clean the appliance after use.
  26. Follow the instructions when cleaning this appliance.
  27. Do not place on or near any heat sources.
  28. Misuse of the appliance may cause injury.
  29. Do not leave the appliance unattended when in use.
  30. Do not use appliance for other than its intended purpose.
  31. This appliance is not intended to be operated by means of an external timer or separate remote control system.
  32. For added safety, electrical appliances should be connected to a power outlet that is protected by a residual current device (RCD / ‘Safety Switch’) having a rated residual operating current not exceeding 30mA. Your switchboard may already incorporate an RCD. If unsure, call an electrician for verification and fitting if necessary.

This appliance is intended to be used in household and similar applications such as:

  • Staff kitchen areas in shops, offices and other working environments;
  • Farm houses;
  • By clients in hotels, motels, and other residential type environments;
  • Bed & breakfast type environments.


Congratulations on the purchase of your new Russell Hobbs PowerCrush Blender with QuietTechnology. Each unit is manufactured to ensure safety and reliability. Before using the appliance for the first time, please read the instruction booklet carefully and keep it for future reference. Pass it on if you pass on the appliance.

When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed.



  1. Dual-opening lid
  2. Pour spout
  3. Ingredient slot
  4. Blending jar
  5. Handle
  6. Blade assembly
  7. Jar base
  8. Base
  9. Digital control panel
  10. Personal blending bottle lid
  11. Personal blending bottle
  12. Cord storage (under base)
  13. Slip-resistant rubber feet


CAUTION: Handle blades carefully.

  • Carefully remove all packaging material, any stickers and the plastic protector from the power plug.
  • As some parts may be packed separately, check to ensure all items have been unpacked before disposing of the packaging.
  • All parts need to be thoroughly cleaned before being used for the first time ( see ‘Care and Maintenance’).
  • Remove and save instruction booklet.



  1. Turn blending jar upside down and place flat on counter top or work surface.
  2. Place the blade assembly in bottom opening of the jar with blades down. (A) CAUTION: Blades are sharp. Handle carefully.
  3. Place the jar base onto the blending jar and rotate clockwise until tight. It is important to tighten the assembly to avoid leaking while blending. (B)  
  4. Turn assembled jar right side up.
  5. Place the dual-opening lid on blender jar.
  6. Uncoil power cord from storage area under the blender base.
  7. Place the blending jar on blender base and rotate clockwise until the locked symbol aligns with the arrow on the blender base. (C)                               
  8. Blender is now ready for use.



NOTE: Appliance should always have lid in place when in use.

  1. Make sure appliance is OFF.
  2. Place ingredients to be blended into jar. For best results, add ingredients in thefollowing order:a. Liquidsb. Powdersc. Soft foodsd. Hard foodse. Ice cubes lastTip: When using frozen fruits it is not necessary to also add ice.
  3. Place lid on jar; make sure the pour spout and ingredient slot are closed.
  4. Plug power cord into outlet. Press ON/OFF button. The LED light will show should turn a solid color to signify the blender is in standby mode. After 2 minutes the unit will automatically power off if no buttons are pressed. The LED will blink slowly when the blender is in use.Note: When in use, do not leave blender unattended. When using hard foods, such as ice or cheese, keep one hand on the lid to keep blender in place.
  5. Select the speed that best suits your desired task. (See SPEED AND FUNCTION CHART)Important: Do not hold speed button. Simply press the desired speed, watch, and pressON/OFF when the desired consistency is achieved. Holding the button for longer than 30seconds will cause the blender to shut off. Unit must be turned off to reset.
  6. When blending thick mixtures, such as smoothies and milkshakes, use the PULSE/ICECRUSH button for several seconds, then release. Repeat to mix ingredients and then runcontinuously until food has reached desired consistency. Releasing PULSE stops the blending and the unit returns to STANDBY. You may use a spatula or utensil to move ingredients and thick mixtures around in the blender jar, but only after stopping the blender. Turn the blender OFF before using a utensil.
  7. Open the ingredient slot to add ingredients while the blender is running. Drop ingredients through the opening. (D)                                                  CAUTION: Do not remove the lid while the blender is running.
  8. When finished, press ON/OFF to stop blending. Make sure blades have completelystopped before attempting to remove the blending jar from the base (refer to TROUBLESHOOTING for any issues).
  9. Press ON/OFF to power off and unplug the blender.
  10. To remove the jar, twist to unlock position and grasp the handle and lift up.
  11. Open pour spout to serve.Note: Unit will auto shutoff after 2 minutes without use.
  12. Always unplug the appliance when not in use.

WARNING: Do not blend hot liquids. Heated liquids/ingredients may be ejected due to sudden steaming, creating a possible scalding hazard. For your safety, we recommend liquids/ ingredients be cooled sufficiently (equal to or less than 40°C) before blending.



  • Fill the assembled blending jar with the desired ingredients.
  • Place the dual-opening lid on the jar.
  • Place the jar on the base.
  • Press desired preprogrammed button. The blender will automatically mix and blend thefollowing recipes with the press of a button:– Smoothie: 30 seconds to blend fruits and vegetables to a smooth consistency.– Icy drinks: Perfect for classic icy drinks like Margaritas with small ice crystals.– Shake/Mix: Create thick, smooth and creamy frozen treats or use to combine other ingredients together.



Note: Do not blend hot liquids in the personal blending bottle.

  1. Place the personal blending bottle on a flat surface with the open end facing up. Fill the bottle with ingredients. Do not fill ingredients past the MAX fill line.Note: For best results, add ingredients in the following order:a. Liquidsb. Icec. Hard Foodsd. Soft Foodse. Powders
  2. Place blade assembly in the bottle opening with blades down (see FIG 1.)
  3. Place jar base onto the bottle and rotate clockwise until it is tight.It is important to tighten the assembly to prevent leaking during blending (see FIG 2.) 
  4. Turn the personal blending bottle upside down and place on the blender base (see Fig 3.)
  5. Select speed 1 or use PULSE/ICE CRUSH to blend to desired consistency.
  6. Once blending has finished, remove the personal blending bottle by lifting off the base. Turn the bottle over and place it on a flat surface.Note: Always make sure blades have stopped moving before removing the bottle.Important: If the bottle gets stuck on the blending base or begins to loosen from the jar base, follow these steps:                                                                                                           a. Unplug the unit.b. Turn the bottle clockwise to tighten it onto the jar base.
  7. Remove the jar base from the personal blending bottle by turning counterclockwise. Thencarefully remove blade assembly.
  8. Place the personal blending bottle drinking lid on the bottle and enjoy your deliciousdrinks on-the-go.

Caution: Blades are sharp. Handle carefully.



  • Cut food into pieces no larger than 3⁄4″ for use in the blender.
  • When preparing foods that have several different kinds of ingredients, always add liquidingredients first.
  • When ingredients splatter onto the sides of the jar or the mixture is very thick, press theON/OFF button to turn appliance off. Remove the lid and use a rubber spatula to scrapedown the sides of the jar and to redistribute the food, pushing food toward the blades.Replace the lid and continue blending.
  • When making bread crumbs or blending dry goods, make sure blending jar and bladeassembly are completely dry.
  • The PULSE/ICE CRUSH function is helpful when short bursts of power are needed, suchas when preparing thick smoothies or milkshakes. Do not use pulse for more than 10seconds at a time. Release the PULSE/ICE CRUSH button regularly, allow the blender torest briefly, then continue.
  • Do not run blender for longer than 1 ½ minutes at a time.
  • Do not use if blender jar is chipped or cracked.
  • It is helpful to begin the blending process on the lowest speed and then increase to ahigher speed, if necessary.
  • To stop blending at any time, press the ON/OFF button.
  • Always operate the blender with the lid on the jar.
  • Do not store foods in the blending jar.
  • Do not overfill the blender (the blender is


  • Large pieces of frozen foods
  • Tough foods such as raw turnips, sweet potatoes and potatoes
  • Bones
  • Hard salami, pepperoni
  • Boiling liquids
  • Egg whites
  • Dough
  • Meats





  1. Before cleaning, turn off and unplug the appliance.
  2. Lift the blending jar by the handle off the base.
  3. Remove jar base by turning it counterclockwise until loose.
  4. Remove the blade assembly.Caution: Blades are sharp. Handle carefully.
  5. Remove lid.
  6. Wash removable parts by hand or in the dishwasher. Place the jar on the bottom rackand the rest of the parts on the top rack only.


  • For quick cleanup, combine 1 cup warm water and a drop of liquid dish soap in the blending jar.
  • Cover and blend on Speed 2 for about 30 seconds.
  • Discard liquid and rinse thoroughly.
  • DO NOT place the jar parts in boiling liquids.
  • Do not immerse the base in liquid. Wipe the base with a damp cloth and dry thoroughly.
  • Remove stubborn spots by rubbing with a damp cloth and non-abrasive cleaner.

Note: If liquids spill onto the base, wipe with a damp cloth and dry thoroughly.Do not use rough scouring pads or cleansers on parts or finish.



Legislation in some localities mandates that e-waste (anything with a plug, battery or cord) is disposed of through controlled recycling facilities and must not be disposed of in general household waste. For more information about recycling of electrical and battery operated appliances, please contact your local council or your local household waste disposal service.

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SERVES: 6 (1 cup).


  • 4 cups apple juice
  • 4 medium bananas, cut into 2 pieces
  • 4 cups frozen whole strawberries


  1. Place ingredients in blender in order shown above. Cover and blend for 15 seconds, or until smooth.

Tip: Substitute orange juice for apple juice




  • ½ cup orange flavored liquor
  • 1 cup tequila
  • 1 (6 oz.) can frozen limeade mix
  • 4 cups ice cubes


  1. Place ingredients in blender with liquids first and ice last; cover. Blend on AUTO setting 1. Serve with lime wedges if desired.


SERVES: 4 (1 cup).


  • 4 large scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • ¼ cup malted milk powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Place ingredients into blender jar in order shown above; cover.
  2. Blend on AUTO setting 3.

Tip: Substitute your favorite ice cream flavor in place of vanilla.


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