Summary: I have lived abroad for many years and have had this blender for the last, approximately, six years. It has been reliable and I am happy with it. I have crushed ice for ice drinks and have used it to make soups.
Summary: I decided to give 2 starts because the blender does the job, but for the price I'd expect the product to be of a higher quality, it's kinda weird that the jug doesn't fit tight, the gears that connect engine to blade and jug are made of plastic. And finally it left pieces of raisins for example, so it doesn't spin as fast as I expected to make a really smooth blend.
Summary: I am using this product in the United States with a converter even though I was advised against it because I once loved a Braun blender. I loved my old Braun mainly because it was so easy to clean-the blades were not so sharp that I had to fear for my fingers to clean it everyday and the parts were simple-and the parts were simple. Even though the blades were not that sharp, it was a strong blender.
Summary: Its the sign of an excellent product to get 10 years life out of it and then still have spares available. In fact, Braun still sell the same model blender as its so good. The first eventually failed to seal on the shaft and dripped in use. The replacement matches exactly and got me blending again.
New Blade Assembly for Braun Blender MX2000&MX2050
MS HELEN M WILSON, Amazon
28 February 2011
Summary: Very easy to fit this new blade to my liquidiser and made a tremendous improvement, much cheaper than taking the blender in somewhere to have the part fitted or buying the fitting directly from the manufacturer.