Product Type: Philips blenders
Newest Review: ... much stock the whole thing comes flying out the top and if your using hot vegetables or stock this can be dangerous, and one hell of a hass... more
Member Name: 2night
Date: 15/11/11, updated on 17/05/12 (35 review reads)
Advantages: Lots of crushed ice for drinks
Disadvantages: Can be a bit messy
I have reviewed the bullet handheld system before and that is what I replaced this blender with.
This is made by Philips a very good name and yes this was a decent enough blender. I used this mostly for blending vegetables for soup. It did this well enough but if you don't put in enough water or stock it jams and starts to spit. Then if you add too much stock the whole thing comes flying out the top and if your using hot vegetables or stock this can be dangerous, and one hell of a hassle to clean up.
There is a little recipe book included with the blender to give you ideas and tips. The strength of the blades are really good for a blender of it's price. It was only around £20 a few years ago. I use it to crush ice for party's and summer snow cones for the kids. It crushes it with no effort. If it does sound like it's stopping when there is still some ice left to crush, just give it a light rock back and forth and that usually does the job. There are two settings low and strong of course strong is needed when crushing ice. It is very noisy when doing this, but is still noisy when doing less forceful work such as blending smoothies.
The jug is made of see thorough plastic, unlike the more sturdy glass jug models and can hold up to two pints.
The base is white with grey rubber feet to hold it securely in place. The control dial is right in the centre and is easy and simple to use. The jug and lid are dishwasher safe but the bottom bit with all the electrics in it is NOT.
I prefer my new bullet blender but my mother who inherited this from me seems to love it
This is an old model I'm not sure if it's still available to buy at Argos.
Summary: A good yet old blender