Summary: Brilliant....so far...I have had troubles with blenders, they do not seem to last long, I have no idea why, maybe its because they only get intermittent use and when in use they get a pounding but this unit works well, its powerful, reasonably quiet is dishwasher safe, if you choose to be that lazy. the jug is strong plastic, has a quarter turn fixing; the blades are serrated and extremely sharp. the lid is hinged with a removable centre.
Excerpt: This is a very strong sturdy blender..... I have tried at least five different ones and have always taken them back being faulty within the year guarantee. Fingers crossed with this Phillips one I haven't ....... I am very pleased with this blender and use it most days. Would recommend above any other blender.
Summary: Bought July 2013 and now needs replacing Jan 2015, just 18 months later. It has solely been used very lightly to blend raw vegetables with hot water to make a purée to which is added chopped raw lamb heart (for part of our lurcher's raw diet), only about 300ml in total. We have found there is now sufficient electrical earth leakage to trip our RCD (Residual Current Device) when this is switched on. Probably used for about 30 seconds, 500 times, so lasted about 4 hours.
Philips customer service were super friendly and helpful
some geezer, Amazon
6 January 2015
Summary: I'm a shake junky and use this blender daily sometimes more for salad dressings and pasta sauces. two really key things that make this a 5* purchase; 1. The jug is plastic so far less likely to break. (I've had several break on me so far either from minor drops or from putting too hot liquid inside). 2. In shake making the past 4-5 blenders (that ended up breaking as mentioned above), getting all ice cubes to blend into the shake was almost impossible.
Excerpt: I had to replace my Tefal blender very quickly, as the glass jug broke, so I choose this one. I think it is great. Jug is plastic so light. Easy to twist on and off the base. Agree with comments re ICE; not sure if it adds to it, but doesn't detract. Blends well. You get more in the jug than you think! Drawback: can't take lid off, so a pain to wash in dishwasher, as you have to lie it at an angle (maybe the product designer can look at this for the future?
Summary: Brilliant machine for anything with ice. Does exactly what was expect of it. Only drawback is the handle, it lets water in but you can't get into it which is a shame as it now looks a little tatty because of it. Otherwise, a great choice for smoothies, milkshakes, soup or anything you want to throw in it.