Product Type: Philips blenders
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Member Name: paulm99
Advantages: Good price, easy to clean
Disadvantages: Noisy, food gets stuck under the blade
~ Technical Info ~
400 watt motor
Detachable blade and jar
Dishwasher proof (except base)
Multiple speed settings
~ Review ~
I paid £25 for this blender. As with all electrical items it is worth shopping around, especially online because you can often find deals or discounts.
I bought this blender originally to make smoothies and milkshakes. I found the blade to be very sharp and would cut through any type of fruit I would put in it. The only problem I found was that quite often the fruit would get stuck under the blade and I needed to shake the blender around and tip it up slightly to make sure it was all blended in properly. This isn't too much of an issue and once I had done this everything was very nicely blended in. I have since gone on to use this for making soups and it has had no problems with any of the vegetables I have put in it. When I make soups I like mine very thick and it has had no problems chopping and blending the vegetables.
This blender comes with 4 different speed settings. The lowest setting is useful for longer jobs and you can just drop items in through the small lid opening on the top. I like to use the fastest setting when I make soups and have a lot of vegetables in it. There is also a pulse setting so you can easily control what you are doing, especially useful if you don't want your food fully blended or chopped up.
The jug will hold up to 1.5l. For what I use it for this is plenty of room. I can make milkshakes for up to 4 people or soups for about 3. The base is very sturdy and is sticky on the bottom which means it will not fall over even on the fastest of settings or if you give it a little bump. It is easy to clean as the jug and the blade are detachable and can also be put into a dishwasher. I think it is quite noisy, especially on the higher settings.
This is a reasonable priced blender that will handle simple jobs and is easy to clean after.
Summary: A reasonable priced blender for simple jobs