Excerpt: This would be a great product except for the fact that when you are pouring out the contents the lid regularly opens resulting in your smoothie going everywhere leaving you with a mess to clean-up due to a fundamental design flaw.
Excerpt: 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.
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.
Excerpt: 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.
Excerpt: 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.
Excerpt: 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 !
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.
Summary: I've had this blender for nearly 3 years and the plastic has warped out of shape. It's at the bottom around the blender so now it leaks every time I use it. There's no way to fix it so sadly it has to be binned. For the price of this blender I would have expected it to last longer.
Pretty great at first but broke in less than 3 months!!
Jared Ussery, Amazon
3 October 2011
Summary: My husband bought this for me after we did extensive research on a good blender that wasn't a bunch of money. We just moved to the UK from the US and had to leave our beloved Ninja back in the states since it wouldn't work here.