Summary: Received the unit right on schedule, plugged the charging unit in, set the handle on the charger, red light glowed as advertised. Thirteen hours later still not charged. Called Breville USA. Breville stated that they had discontinued manufaturing the cordless model some time ago - subtext, because they could get it to work properly - could not supply a functioning replacement, offered to replace with a corded model.
Unit is troublesome but Breville stands behind their products!!
Amazon Customer, Amazon
9 July 2012
Summary: I too own this blender and have had the same problem with lack of power and trouble holding a charge. We basically stopped using the blender and it just hung on the wall in the kitchen. We just remodeled the kitchen and had this boxed up to give to good will. I was disappointed to let such a "nice" item go. We have a Breville ikon Hemisphere blender and it is great so I decided to investigate further.
Summary: I have had this for several years. Overall it was hard to use and never worked right. The combination of the buttons you need to press to get it turned on are very cumbersome. Now that battery is defective and I cannot find a way to get a replacement. Don't buy this product. Look for one that has a cord. This one is poorly designed and was very expensive.
Summary: This is the best thing since sliced bread. Space saver, easy cleanup, versatile can use in all types of containers, cordless makes it useable anywhere, and easy to use even with carpal tunnel. Great product.
great item a space saver this is a must for all who is on the go AAAA+++!!
4 August 2011
Summary: very good item for the price easy to clean and breakdown nice and quiet motor and fits like a glove in both hand a must if you dont have the room for a big blender this will get the job done no cord and great look
Summary: I wish I'd read these reveiws first. Most of my Breville appliances are wonderful, but this is really crap. The motor will stall out for no reason. You have to then release pressure on both buttons, hold the power button down for a second, then hit the other button. I'm buying a Braun corded unit and wish I had never seen this. For a hundred bucks it is a total waste of money.