Weak heating, weak blending, motor burns out after minimal use
A. Palmer, Amazon
3 January 2015
Summary: This combination of a weak heater and a weak blender is apparently all that is needed to make some yummy and healthy soup, but unfortunately the blender motor is fatally unreliable: on only the fifth use the motor started to make a burning metal smell (and the heating wasn't even on).
Right from the beginning this thing smelled like something was burning
Mr. Cervantes, Amazon
23 December 2014
Summary: Right from the beginning this thing smelled like something was burning. I let it go since it had good reviews and thought that it might be since it's new, i don't know i guess I was trying to be optimistic. Well it stopped working completely two months later and the burning smell never went away.
Everything tastes and smells like plastic with this unit.
MicroGlyphics "Aggressive Progressive", Amazon
1 November 2014
Summary: My husband bought this for me and this is his account, but since I used this Cook Soup Maker and ate the soup, I will give the review (which I rarely do.) First of all this is a wonderful unit for making pureed soups! The recipes are good even if you have to adjust the spices.
Useless, cumbersome, fragile and poorly conceived.
Manhattan Missile, Amazon
21 October 2014
Summary: This piece of junk does not even deserve the "poor's thermomix" appellation. You might think that its highly discounted price makes it worth buying: save your money for something else. The slapdash design and the extremely poor components make this soup maker completely worthless.
Summary: For the money, this is a great deal. It is, IMO, much better than our Bullet. I have not tried the cooking element yet, but hope it will also be great...just the blender alone is worth the price An addition to the above review...I have bought two more for others, so we definitely like!
Summary: This blender is no good. I bought 2 and in approximately 30 days the motors burnt out. When the first one happened, I thought it was my fault. I purchased a second one and I was extremely careful with in. In approximately 30 days, I blend mango, kale, and blueberries.
Light Use a Few Times. Now Broken. Crummy warranty. Company can't back their product
10 September 2014
Summary: Seems like this is a common issue based on the reviews. Used this product for light use. Maybe 3-4 times and definitely less than 10 times. We called the company to inquiry about their warranty on the product.