Summary: I bought this item in October 2011. At the time of this review, the item is still blending very well. I have come to prefer it to a standup blender for making a variety of items, e.g. purees, blended soups, breadcrumbs and banana milkshakes.
Summary: Really useful for mixing protein shakes and simple to clean - just rinse under the tap. The jug is actually why I bought it because I had a cheaper blender but I couldn't find a jug so I bought a Philips one as my brothers got this one - as well as a juicer and it works fine...
Summary: With a lot of choice on amazon for hand blenders and not wanting to spend over £30 this was exactly what I was looking for. Delivery was a little slow but product arrived well packaged and in good condition.
Summary: Bought this to replace my Philips Billy Blender - it seems Billy is no longer available new at a sensible price. I chose this one as it was fairly low powered (my old Billy had been even lower powered and coped with literally all my blending for over 10 years) and also fairly low-priced.