I did a whole bunch of research before purchasing this product. I even read reviews on Amazon, Good Housekeeping and a few others before deciding to purchase this blender. I was not disappointed in the least. This blender is by far the best I have ever had with plenty of power for everything I have asked it to do. I makes perfect smoothies from frozen berries, it purees hummus beautifully, and it makes a mean margarita with smooth ice. The base is heavy enough to avoid walking across the countertops and while the buttons are definately designed for a woman's hands my boyfriend can certainly press them if need be (that was his only complaint). Would highly recommend this product to anybody, just like all my other Kitchen Aid appliances. I also bought this as a refurbished product and have absolutely no compaints. Overstock was quick to ship, and it looked brand new. Plus you save money and the enviroment. All in all competely satisfied.
So far this blender has been working well. It is powerful enough, though not as powerful as other blenders. But it has no problem with ice cubes. It mixes well. I do many green smoothies with leafy things and I am satisfied with its work. Cleaning the lid and removing a little plastic "plug" is a bit tough. But it is not a major problem. Overall, it is a good blender.
This blender is tougher than i thought it would be and works up to my expectations fully.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? great
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Has worked well for me over the last month.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
I use this blender primarily for smoothies. It works very well for this purpose. The jar is lighter than a glass jar - easier to clean. The blades are integrated in the jar - not a separate item that screws on to the bottom of the jar. Again - easier to clean.
The product I received was in perfect like-new condition. It works much better than the 16-speed Oster blender it's replacing. I make a smoothie almost on a daily basis and it does a very good job with the frozen fruit and things like strawberry seeds. Definitely delivers a way smoother beverage and doesn't seem to struggle with the frozen stuff like the older one did. I've only had it for less than a month so I can't comment on durability but so far I'm very satisfied with my purchase.