Summary: This is a great blender, works well but the chemical smell, what comes from the blender base is so bad. The drinks and foods get the chemical taste which means I cant use it. I have it since May and the smell is getting stronger. I am quit disappointed as I paid for nothing.
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: The product is good quality and does the job well, but the smell of the plastic jug is so powerful that it taints the food/liquid that you put in it. I have had it for at least 3-4 months and it has been washed many times but it still gives my food a plastic taste to it.
Summary: I bought this item in July and have used it today for about the fourth time. The blender has an ice crush which I used today with 6 small pieces of ice which resulted in the jug fracturing. Not impressed!!!!! I am uncertain as to whether I can get a replacement as my 30 days for returning to Amazon has run out.
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: I wish I had taken notice of the reviews which mentioned the awful smell of plastic which the jug of this product gives off. I have tried all sorts of methods to get rid of it, with no luck. I have been using it for 2 months making soup and smoothies, each time I have had to throw away what I have made because it smells and tastes of the plastic from the jug. I am so fed up I am going to return it if I am able.
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: I bought this 3 months ago and its already giving me problems. First the base doesn't fix well anymore and i have to hold it to work, and it's not blending frozen stuff well, since they shoud crush ice, they should be able to blend frozen fruits with milk. I would not recommend this.