You CAN use this in the USA with a little additional work
16 March 2015
Summary: Works fine -- but do the wiring right! We brought one of these back from England along with the wiring and plug receptacle to set it up in our kitchen. We connected it to the same 220 line that goes to the oven.
What is wrong with the people who write the descriptions ...
Keith Grove "Keith", Amazon
5 August 2014
Summary: What is wrong with the people who write the descriptions of these products, OF COURSE 220 volt appliances WORK IN THE USA, you just need an AC outlet that provides 220 volts. Any modern house can have a 220 volt AC outlet.
Summary: Do not buy this. I bought this product, feeling duped that it was a 220 volt when clearly a 220 volt does not work in a standard American kitchen. Of course in hindsight I should have read every part of the description but when I buy a blender, coffee maker, etc.