Summary: Love this strong, beautiful blender. Must get rubber ring on correctly and not overtighten (like it says clearly on the bottom) or it will leak. Follow the directions, and its the best blender ever.
Summary: It has performed very well. Use everyday to make smoothie with frozen fruit. Blends ice with no problem. This is a heavy duty blender, not like the cheaper ones in dept. stores. Strong motor with a good metal spline connection. Only negative is a smell when motor runs, but is dimenishing with use.
Excerpt: I bought this blender, hoping for quality and a long life. We returned it because it leaked. After seating the container, if the handle was turned, liquid leaked out from the (lack of) seal. Very hard to tighten. Just not worth the extra effort and worry every time we used it.
Excerpt: This blender looks great on the counter. Sexy stainless styling, red and blue backlit buttons, a fearsome looking set of blades. Unfortunately, function is not equal to form with this blender. Blade assembly is separated from base with a wussy rubber gasket that collects food and is difficult to position. Blade assembly/gasket takes some skill and torque to align and twist on. Top is difficult to wedge on and remove.
Excerpt: I love making smoothies: just fruit, greens and water. My husband and I went searching for a good blender. All the reviews on all the blenders had something wrong with the product, so there is no perfect blender. We decided to go with the Breville, even though we read over and over how it leaks. My first and only smoothie from this blender leaked from the bottom. We ended up with a KitchenAid Chef's Blender. I have only used it three times but no leaks.
Excerpt: I have never written a review until now, but consumers beware!! We replaced our old blender of 4 years with the Breville Ikon mainly to make green smoothies. Within just months there were gasket leak issues. Poorly designed for daily usage. Bought a Vita-Mix.
Excerpt: I have a Breville Ikon and it's the worst blender I've ever owned. Whenever I tried any frozen ingredients, the bottom of the blender came loose. Avoid this one if you chop ice or use frozen fruit.
Excerpt: I didn't realize how difficult it would be to find a dependable blender. I had an Oster for about a year, but when it stalled, I couldn't find support for it on their website. That's when I started reading horrible reviews about its short life. I've come to realize that small kitchen appliances are disposable. You have to find one you like and when it breaks, replace it!
Excerpt: I tried for a long time to find a blender to make the super thick frozen fruit smoothies I love. This is the first blender I really like. It works great and it's quiet (for a blender). Good-looking, too!