Summary: First of all I have to say that the rating below here is meaningless as it has nothing to do with the blender itself, but rather with the customer service of the seller. Amazon should add two review options to avoid these situations.
Excerpt: I got my Braun PowerMax 5-Speed Jug Countertop Blender MX2050 less than three months ago for a present. I am absolutely in love with it. Normally I will not leave my blenders out in view because I think they just add clutter; however my Braun PowerMax 5-Speed Jug Blender I love to leave out and show...
Summary: I've had mine for years and during all that time, it's worked great - never a problem until just recently the plastic drive coupling broke. I replaced it for about $20 and voila; I have my favorite blender back. I would recommend this product. Braun products rule!
Excerpt: As a stay at home without a food processor this blender does ALOT of work in my kitchen. I mostly serve up pureed soups of my own creation and this blender makes a beautiful smoother texture to the soup.
Excerpt: I've been using my Braun immersion blender for more than 15 years and it's still going strong! It's great to use when you're mixing up a smoothie for one-just dump some chunks of your choice of fresh fruit and some yogurt or sherbet, whatever, into a large tumbler and blend away, right in the glass.
Summary: we have the blender jug from the previous blender so now we have two blender jugs for one electric body! The other electric body lasted over 8 years of two shakes a day, sometimes four shakes.
Summary: We have had a previous model (for use in the USA) of this blender for several years, and love it. It comes with a glass jar, which is so much easier to clean than plastic and doesn't scratch or hold odors. I like the shape of the jar as well--it seems to facilitate better blending of ingredients.
Summary: I use a blender about twice a day, making protein shakes for my healthy diet. Every shake has lots of ice in it which when ground up, creates a thick ice storm for the blender to whirl through. Before this blender I used a Back to Basics - Smoothie Freeze.