This is actually a very nice blender. I have one that I paid twice as much for and it looks a lot cooler and has a lot more buttons and selections, but it doesn't work as well. It's not an eye catcher, but it is far from the ugly duckling appliance in the kitchen and it only has three settings, high...which pulverizes and will eventually heat the contents, low...which is a lot like high, and pulse...I don't really use that function because it appears to be worthless, but if you do something that require that setting, it is available. It's a glass container with plastic lid...classic setup. The blades are very effective and they clean up easily, although I haven't let anything set in them and since there are six of them, it is a little tighter of a squeeze between them. Overall, its a super blender for the price. I kept my more expensive one with the extra settings "just in case", but I think it will be making a trip to the good will soon...this blender is an easier to use, more effective blender.
This unit works good now that we put it together correctly. It does still wiggle some so you need to make sure you keep your hand on the top while it is blending. We like the easy dial of only 3 speeds instead of the previous ones we've owned that had a dozen or more settings. This is a powerful unit and blends up ice cubes great. We are pleased with the purchase. Overstock gets another round of applause.
My husband is using it to make our protein shakes and so far it works great. I’m using it to make fruit juice for my kids and they love it. It's easy to take apart and clean. The metal contact to the blades is a huge plus over rubber gears, so crushing ice is a breeze.
I bought this blender to make smoothies. I used it a total of eight times. On the eighth use, the coupling that connects the blade to the base under the jar completely broke so that the blade can't spin.I have called Overstock to arrange for a return of this defective item.
Very strong blender, it has great grip and works and looks great. The first day it smelled funny and I thought maybe there was a problem, but nothing happened so I am probably just not all there. I prepared some smoothies and mouses and once I crushed ice too and it worked for all of it, without any trouble.
We are very pleased with the power and the simplicity of this blender. It is not cluttered with buttons that get sticky and hard to use over time. The silver finish is beautiful and easy to clean. The other plus is that it was delivered to me quickly and the service is excellent.
I have been making a lot of smoothies lately and my last blender broke. I was happy that I bought this. This blender is loud, but powerful. It works well with ice, and I imagine it would crush just about anything. Sometimes it spins, so fast that it creates a little space around the blade, and then nothing else gets blended. You have to stop the blender and shake it, or smack the bottom. Overall this is a great blender.
I read the reviews of this product on Overstock.com prior to this purchase. Only found one negative about a burning motor smell. So I thought I would try it and here were the problems with my blender;- Motor smelled of burning at each use (4 total)- Seal leaked each time at the base (got worse with each use)- There were small black plastic shavings under the baseI recommend if you try this product that you use many times prior to the 30 day return window expires or buy the extended warranty plan like I did. Good Luck!PS Overstock.com customer service Dept. was great.
I purchased this blender as a gift and was extremely happy with the product. The gift recipient said the blender worked great and also made perfect crushed ice which was one of the uses she wanted. The ordering was simple, the price was right and the package arrived in pristine condition. I have ordered from Overstock before and certainly will continue to do so.
I make fresh juice almost every day and this machine is pretty good as far as I can tell after owning blenders from different companies. I'm sure if I had $300 to spend on a super blender it would be better, but I don't. This one has sharp blades and will keep the fruit stirring and crushing around continuously unlike the other brands I had before that would just whirl and do nothing unless I stopped every 30 seconds and stirred the fruit. This is great and i will buy it again.
This was shipped to me August 28th and it smelled like it was burning when used. This is now Nov.19th and it is broken beyond repair. The motor still works but it does not blend so it sounds like something was sheared off or just burned out. The blender was used about once each week so I used it a total of about a dozen times.
I use my blender everyday. It recently broke so I went to my favorite site" Overstock.com" I found this nice ,simple to use blender with just two setting. I never could understand why blenders had 9 settings and you really onlly needed one or two . I am pleased with this blender and It crushes ice fine. It may be somewhat loud but you really only run it for less than one minute
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color was fine
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. IT works great and crushes Ice well
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? The discription is quite acturate