Excerpt: I bought this blender to make coconut milk using finely sliced coconut flesh and boiling water. The jug started developing fine fractures at it's base after 3 months and those fractures have become cracks that leak after a further 5 months.
Summary: It stinks of burnt plastic and it seems to only blend for 10seconds (when making puréed food) and then as soon as there's an air hole it stops completely and can't get it to work again. It's a nightmare. Worst buy ever. You would expect a blender to blend. This does not. Annoyed beyond belief.
Summary: Purchased this under a year ago. The jug keeps developing a leak at its connection point with the machine rendering it useless. When it first went, I purchased a replacement from a site and it didn't fit. Philips then replaced it for free and it has now gone again.
Summary: Awful purchase! These are the problems I have: 1. The blender gives off a pungent chemical smell. You can see gas seeping out the base. 2. The food/drink tastes contaminated afterwards, like plastic. 3. The blender leaks from the top even when properly secured.
Excerpt: I bought this to crush ice for a cocktail party, but gave up almost immediately. It pulveristed some of the ice into a soft instantly melting mush and left the rest in big cubes. I had to use my old manual crusher. Seems alright as a standard blender but no good for ice crusing.