Have not had the product for a long time, the base of the jug leaks and it can't be fixed and I have searched for the spare part but to no avail, the blade within the jug cannot be removed so a build up of residue is left at the bottom and also it does not blend everything I.e I blend bananas with milk and there are always lumps in my milk shake. A waste of money.
You do not use a blender very frequently at home but when the need arrives you should have the best. With dimensions 37.5 x 31.6 x 19.6 this particular model falls into medium size blender. Being both the base and the jug are plastic the blender comes as a lightweight kitchen appliance. Maximum capacity of the plastic jug is 5 litres. You get appropriate measurement markings on the jug. The base has a pulse function button and a black speed dial on the front.
However I notice that the plugging wire of the blender is quite short. Cord storage at the back of the base is a nice feature as it is handy when you want to carry it. You don't have to drag the cord. There are three blending speeds available and has an ice crushing feature too. One problem is that the working noise increases as you go up the speeds. It's easy to clean the blender. The stainless steel blades (they have a double action - cuts horizontally as well as vertically) can easily be removed, cleaned and put back. It is a good blender that is recommended for a small family.
I had bought Breville IBL044 Blender from argos and it comes out to be my worst shopping i had ever done.The design of jar is very wide from the base and so only be use for very large quantities.It took a lot of time in mixing and that also not at all blend properly .May be it is designed to blend very soft things like ice cream or smoothies!!!!Moreover it was leaking from the base of jar .Horrible!!!This all i realised within 2 days of purchase and when i requested for return ,the customer services had refused me saying they refund/exchange only unused items.Means argos wont allow customers to check the products .Very bad experience with the argos Breville IBL044 Blender .
Short name: Breville IBL044