Summary: Bought one for Christmas 2012 but the blade assembly broke in April. Wife uses almost daily for smoothies and sometimes drinks including crushed ice. Replaced in September (lucky we found the receipt!) and Argos (Hornchurch) customer service was fantastic. Product performs well when functioning but jar and plastic blade assembly do feel somewhat cheap. If this one breaks will be forced to try a different brand.
Summary: I have had two of the exact same blender. The first broke mid-blending with spinach juice, and went all over the kitchen wall, and the replacement has just done the same, only five months after it was sent out. This time chocolate protein shake went everywhere. When the blender works, it is very good for the price. However, it is unforgivable that this exact problem has happened twice. However, to give Philips its due, they have replaced it in double quick time.
Summary: The plastic jug and fittings have a noticeable smell of "plastic" and it taints the liquidated juice. Have tried washing several times in the intensive cycle of the dishwasher, but the jug it still has a plastic smell. I guess you get what you pay for anyone reading this - AVOID buying this item unless you have no sense of taste or smell! One of the pitfall of buying on line, if I had got it at John Lewis I could have taken it back.
Summary: I bought this on the strength of the brand as well as the power rating of the motor, with the intention of making smoothies. It seems that the blades are too small to cope with fruit as they whizzed around but had little effect unless you really shook the machine. Plus it was pretty useless at crushing the ice. Overall disappointing I'm sorry to say.
Summary: Made a real mistake with this.....I needed to use it to roughly chop chocolate and it failed miserably. I also tried blending chickpeas and all it did was to gather in a clump at the bottom despite any liquid. I made a really bad choice and can't wait for it to break down so I can get rid of it. Poor value for money.
Summary: I bought this machine to blend my babies food in when he moved onto purees. I thought it would be quite robust with it having the ability to crush ice and the pulse option. It seemed to take forever to work and was so noisey I thought it would wake the baby !
It was quite hard to clean out properly too undrneath the blades and food seems to get stuck.
I have also used the machine to crush ice and make smoothies which again it did the job but took some time to do it.
Summary: Ich habe den Mixer im Januar 2013 gekauft - da war er überraschenderweise noch 30 Euro billiger als jetzt. Er wurde fast täglich eingesetzt, um Babynahrung zu pürieren. Das hat auch super geklappt, selbst bei großen (1.5 L) Portionen. Nach ca. 4 Monaten ist allerdings der Plastikbehälter an der Unterseite gesprungen, vermutlich weil das Eindrehen der Messer mit der Zeit dem Plastik doch zusetzt.
Summary: ich habe den mixer seit ein paar monaten. meistens mache ich damit smoothies. das problem: ab und an (bis jetzt dreimal passiert) löst sich das messer von dem behälter, so dass der gesamte inhalt ausläuft. daher nicht zu empfehlen. beim letzen mal ist er jetzt kaputt gegangen, da die flüssigkeit in den motor gelaufen ist?
Summary: J'ai acheté ce blender, c'est un bon produit, trés puissant mas par contre il est trés bruillant, je suis obligé de faire les mixages de fruits le soir de bonheur (pour ne pas dérranger les voisins) pour les boire le lendemain matin au petit dejeuner à cause du bruit qu'il fait, il est aussi bruillant (voir plus) qu'une perceuse à percussion, c'est trés génant quand on habite en appartement.