Excerpt: I had to replace my Tefal blender very quickly, as the glass jug broke, so I choose this one. I think it is great. Jug is plastic so light. Easy to twist on and off the base. Agree with comments re ICE; not sure if it adds to it, but doesn't detract. Blends well. You get more in the jug than you think! Drawback: can't take lid off, so a pain to wash in dishwasher, as you have to lie it at an angle (maybe the product designer can look at this for the future?
Summary: Brilliant machine for anything with ice. Does exactly what was expect of it. Only drawback is the handle, it lets water in but you can't get into it which is a shame as it now looks a little tatty because of it. Otherwise, a great choice for smoothies, milkshakes, soup or anything you want to throw in it.
Excerpt: I'm raw vegan,so use this blender all day everyday for several meals. Make huge green smoothies every morning with apples, kale, carrots, celery, spinach, cucumber etc so it can handle hard vegetables very well if you add splash of water. Also use to make delicious raw soups e.g leek, sweet potato, red pepper, fresh ginger etc. Excellent at working so quick! Also use to make simple delicious icecreams with just frozen bananas & vanilla.
Summary: I really like the blender, it works just fine and it does crush ice however before crushing the ice I 'soak' it a bit in the liquid of the drink meant to be produced. And for an even better outcome, while it's blending the ice, I shake the machine (back and forth) a bit. I thought that the ice might be too strong for the cup, but the cup is really resistant.
Excerpt: Have so many veggies in the garden, organic ofcourse, do smoothies with fruit everyday, and fantastic for soup for my 95 year old mother in law, put loads in the freezer for the winter. Great, quick and easy to clean.