Summary: If you live in the United States, do not buy this unless you plan to buy a converter. I have spent at least an hour on the phone and driving to a UPS drop center to get this sorted out. Now i'll be more diligent about looking for this kind of information in the future.
Summary: Ditto on the "worthless item" review. "No, I was NOT happy with the Braun Blender. It was not what I thought I was ordering. It can not be plugged in to a electrical outlet." It's not made to use with a standard electrical outlet.
Summary: A friend introduced me to this product recently. I just think it is great! It saves the whole process of putting your soup into to blender in small batches with all the clean up involved. Just put the blender in the pot with the cooked vegetables and puree them. Soup ready!
Summary: No, I was NOT happy with the Braun Blender. It was not what I thought I was ordering. It can not be plugged in to a electrical outlet. It was a birthday gift. After it was unwrapped, I proceeded to return the item only to find out I was 2 days too late to return the blender. The item is worthless to me.
Summary: This is one of our favorite kitchen appliances. You can blend soups, etc in a food processor, but what a messy pain! With a handblender, it takes hardly any time, and clean up is easy. Ours cracked a little after lot of use, but it still works!
Pros: Very easy to blend things like soups, beans, etc.
Cons: The container they give you to blend liquids in is too small