Summary: Have had two of these fail in the space of just over 4 months. The second one lasted a shorter time than the first one. Both blenders were not subject to heavy use but on both occasions the motor unit suddenly stopped working as it was blending a light sauce. Has never even been used to mash potatoes or anything that might cause strain on the motor unit. This is not the first recent Kenwood purchase where the motor has failed not long after purchase.
Summary: This blender is great. Easy to clean, powerful blending action, easier than getting the full food processor out the cupboard. Great price on amazon. I paid £17.99 so if not in a rush hang fire because the price seems to fluctuate quite a bit on this item
Summary: Bought the FIRST one just over a year ago. We only use it to blend the soups once, every other week. It broke down on the first month. Amazon was kind enough to replace it free of charge. SECOND one just broke again, with the same usage of once every other week for soups. My wife had a blender that was over 10 years older when it was given to her and that broken down blender lasted longer than these TWO new ones combined. I'm sincerely disappointed at this brand.