I have been working out for quite some time, and I have gained so many good tips along the way, but there are still a few things that stump me. One issue is the protein blender bottle. I have found two primary styles; one style involves a top grate of sorts that filters and breaks down the protein powder in an effort to properly mix it while the other one uses a steel ball that moves around with the contents in an effort to blend the liquid with the supplement. While I find both to work well and have used both in recent months, is one better than the other? In most cases, it appears that the grated filtration system style tends to cost less than the blender ball styles out there, but price alone does not indicate true value or quality. I recently contacted Smart Shake after seeing Jay Cutler pushing their blender bottles, and I found it surprising that their compartmentalized blender bottle actually comes with the grated top filtration system in lieu of the blender ball. I asked them why that is the case on their Twitter Profile? They responded by saying that the grated filtration system is actually better than the blender ball system. In my experience, the blender ball system is much easier to clean (unless you stick the supplement powder in before the water – I do not know of anybody who does that anymore). So, the jury is still out, and we know that every brand will claim their own to be the best out there. Again, for me, both systems work rather well! I still plan to buy a Smart Shake blender bottle or two, but I may elect to find myself an extra blender ball to make give me that blending option! What do you think? Which do you like better?