Heating element is poor and the stir function does next to nothing
31 August 2015
Summary: Inconveniently, the motor broke during the second use, about two weeks after the return policy ended. Heating element is poor and the stir function does next to nothing. Don't waste your money.
Works Awesome as a Soup Maker... Not as amazing as a Smoothie Maker
B. Swartwood, Amazon
30 March 2014
Summary: A bit awkward to use - but I imagine if I made soup regularly I'd quickly get the hang of how to use it. Love that it does both hot & cold things. Wish it were a bit better at crushing ice for margaritas, etc... but then I imagine the "stir" feature would probably be more of a chop :-)
Summary: The first one of these I bought died THE SECOND DAY I had it. Returned that one and replaced. This one died after six weeks. Amazon won't let me return it. They must know how much it sucks and they don't want it back.
Summary: I purchased this machine from Amazon. I have now made 3 different soups each one a success. Now I know you are saying I could just made soup in a pot on the stove and use an immersion blender and you would be right. But this is one stop no mess cooking all happens in the blender jug.
Good enough, great for soups, smoothies, good price
Lynn Sloan, Amazon
25 January 2014
Summary: I have always been curious about blenders that make soup, so when I needed a new blender, I did quite a bit of research. Granted, Vitamix is the Grand Dame, and it should be for the cost. Looking at reviews, no blender is perfect. So I bought this one at what I thought was a great price.