Product Type: Philips blenders
Newest Review: ... the container to do your blending or chopping. It also comes with a beaker. Philips have been around a long time so I was confident of g... more
Always handy to have a blender
Member Name: Review_Boss
Date: 22/09/11, updated on 23/09/11 (109 review reads)
Advantages: Cheap, Easy to use and clean, Looks good,
After the birth of my son I wanted to get myself a blender that was able to not only blend meal products as he got older and started on solids but useful for ourselves for general blending needs. I didnt however want to spend the earth on one for the sake of it.
I looked around the usual home accessory shops and was shocked at some of the prices they were asking. I decided to check online and managed to find this product at amazon.com for I believe was £24.99. I was happy to pay that for a basic blender and decided to go for it.
It came delivered on time and packaged really well. The blender itself comes out the box with not only the default blender attachment but a very useful whisk attachment and an great chopper pot as I call it which is basically a container with a lid that you put attach the device to and that drives the blades inside the container to do your blending or chopping. It also comes with a beaker.
Philips have been around a long time so I was confident of getting a good product build and this was no exception. Despite its low price it is a sturdy and solid unit and does not feel cheap at all.
The device itself is a 600 watt powered white blender with blue speed buttons. One is the normal speed button and the other is what they call a turbo button for that little bit extra power if your blending something tough. One thing to note is that either button requires you to keep it depressed for operation, it's not a switch on / off type. The beaker holds 1 litre of product so its quite a good size as well.
In use i've never had an issue so far. I've blended many farleys rusks for bottles down to a very fine dust powder and numerous healthy lunches. I've blended whole bananas with hard ice creme to make smoothies and its tackles it really easily.
Another great thing I noticed is that I hate cleaning up and with the spash guards and the fact that it is so simple to wash I don't mind rinsing it through after use. To my knowledge the unit itself is obviosuly not dishwasher safe with it being an electrical unit but the beaker and the accessories I'm sure are safe but i'm not 100% on that as I don't have a dishwasher.
I havent seen any deterioration in the blades or product after a year of use so far , so overall I can only describe it as a top product that is totally fit for purpose.
Summary: A top product for a fair price