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. Still not a year old and I only use it once a day - clearly not made to last.
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.
Summary: Using this to blend baby food, and it makes every portion taste of plastic. Not just a bit; to the point that it smells and tastes more of chemicals than the food and is totally inedible. I'd used it previously to blend pineapple for smoothies for myself, and had just thought Tesco pineapples were gross. Now I realise it tasted more of plastic than of anything else. Have read more reviews saying the same thing. Don't buy (unless you're into your plastic).
Summary: The blender worked well and did crush about 6-8 ice cubes at a time - but - there is a strong chemically smell from the jug which in the photo appears to be fairly clear, mine is a blue/purple colour. I thought the smell was because the product was new and so have used it a few times. The smell has not gone and so for this reason only I am disappointed.
Summary: Wish I had read more reviews on this product before buying, but you expect a blender to work just like a blender should. Well in fact it does, it works great but there is a plastic smell coming from it that is so strong you can taste it in your food. This smell cannot be got rid of, have put in dishwasher numerous times and also cleaned it by hand many times but it still stinks!