I really had to educate myself on blenders. There are only a million out there to pick from. It works great. Made my daughter a smoothie with loads of fruit and ice cubes-- she asked me where are the chunks. No more chunks! Margaritas mix and freeze in under 30 seconds. It's a grat product for a great price. These are going to be my x-mas gifts for next year.
Love the workmanship on this, and it looks great. Just like in the picture. Blade is different than what I am used to, inclined at a 45 degree + angle, vertically, as opposed to the typical blade, which is more horizontal. Not sure why they did this, but suspect that it will cut into the lifespan, as it will create more stress on the metal. Whatever - for now it is shredding the ice in my smoothies to itty bitty pieces.
Worth the extra $20 you'll spend on this relative to the cheapest option.
I don't believe writing an immediate review of certain types of products is informative to potential purchasers. I had an old Hamilton Beach blender that lasted years. I researched customer reviews and (cooking) magazine reviews to finally purchase this blender. Every a.m. I make protein shakes to take to work. I fill up the blender unit w/water and place it in the (dry) sink to clean when I get home. The blade base began to rust. I contacted the company directly and they were kind enough to replace the blade free of charge. Initially they did want to charge me. I communicated with the company that I thought the rubber stopper which is placed between the glass and the blade at the base was flimsy. They did not agree. Well it is a very few months that have passed and the same rusting is happening as well as the rubber is not sealing well. What happens is that the glass jar actually turns/moves during blending process and would loosen if I was to walk away. I have to hold and/or screw the jar back in position or, as what happened this a.m., liquid starts to come out of the bottom.
This blender looks nice, starts out okay but then is annoyingly loud, the blade bottom rusts and the base does not stay screwed tight to the point of allowing liquid to leak out. Once I hit the Submit Review button I am purchasing a Hamilton Beach.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exact
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Initially impressive, after time - very poor
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
I used the blender for daily smoothies for a year before the nut stripped that held the shaft on. It is small and not readily available, so I used the Product Protection Plan to have the unit replaced. I would recommend this blender with the protection plan.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Same
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Average
How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
I use this for energy drinks and smoothies. It is easy to use and clean up. At first I thought it did not have enough speed variations, but when I read and followed instructions it works to my satisfaction.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? exact match
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great capacity, very sturdy, easy clean up
How accurate was the on site description of the product? described very well
This was part of a gift set (coffee maker was purchased as a gift as well). Just as the coffee maker was pretty, simple, and easy to use, so is this product. It doesn't have any bells and whistles to it. If you are a blend-a-holic, then this is not the blender for you since it sticks to simple speeds. Great for the occasional blender user. Looks great as a set.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Excellent
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good
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