Summary: Update 11/17/15: The motor on my blender burned out last winter, so I upgraded to a Vitamix. The Breville is a good blender, but if you're already looking to spend close to $200, I'd advise saving up more and purchasing a refurbished Vitamix or Blendtec, and then you will have a great blender with a...
Summary: We have had this blender for almost 4 years. When we first got it, we LOVED it! We made smoothies almost every day. About a year later, I was making some baby food for my daughter. I was blending carrots and noticed black specks all through my puree. Turns out it was oil from the bearings...
Summary: I do not suggest this blender to anyone. I purchased this blender approximately 2 years ago with the thought that it would be used a few times per week at most. I have a Vitamin and needed a backup blender and bought this to save money.
Summary: The first thing I was impressed with when I unpacked my blender, was that it had some weight to it. It felt like a good quality, solid appliance, no junk here. The second thing, was that for a blender , it was very attractive. Not a small detail when you plan on leaving it on your counter.
Summary: I was happy when I bought this blender and saw how well it blended fresh fruits into smoothies. But it was not a cheap appliance. It is just two years old and will no longer work. The blades are freezing up when I run it with food.
Summary: I've been using this blender, almost daily, for around six months now. We do frozen smoothies, bean dips, guacamole, sandwich spreads, pasta sauce, and soups in this - and they all come out with excellent consistency.
Died on first use and can't return - should have spent more for a newer one from a different brand
Ron Martinsen, Amazon
27 November 2015
Summary: Not as nice as pictured - the housing is more of a dull gray plastic and the pitcher is plastic (not glass like most Breville's). We had a baby shortly after using it so we didn't try it out until after the return policy had expired - BIG MISTAKE!!!!