Philips Avance Collection Blender HR2096/01 800 W 2 L glass jar with spatula ProBlend 6 is rated
3.5 out of
Rated 4 out of
Excellent product except for its bladeI hav been using this product for past 6-8 months. High performance and make splendid smoothie.
However, I too encounter smell of rust and brownish liquid pools in the exterior of blade/ contact to motor base after each use. I decided to top my jar with clean tap water and let it run for a cycle using ice crushing function. The water turned brownish with a rusty smell!! All the while my family has been enjoying smoothie with rust, except it had been covered up! The blade seriously has a fault in its design where liquid trapped within and turn rusty! Worst is, the rust seeps into the content in the jar after every use.
Date published: 2016-07-20
Rated 3 out of
Better quality parts required for this robust performing product.I was extremely happy on the performance of this blender until recently when I see rust appearing at the rotary blade base ie. when I lift up the glass jar rust water could be seen. After blending rust also appear in the water when I try to wash the jar. It looks as if the rotary blade shaft has rusted and is mixing into the blends. Appreciate your advise and follow-up action. Thank you.
Date published: 2016-01-19
Rated 4 out of
Effective blenderA good and effective blender that works as required.
Date published: 2014-06-12
Rated 3 out of
Excellent performance but breaks easilyWe have been using the blender every day (to make smoothies) for 10 months without any problems, and taking excellent care of it. It has worked superbly until around 10 months, when we noticed that the motor would sometimes shut down. After about a week, it shut down completely and we had to take it in to be repaired (which took about a week) and returned to us in great shape.
However, about a month after that, we noticed dark brown liquid pooling at the bottom of the blade between the base unit and the blade exterior. After checking it thoroughly, we concluded that there must be rust within the blade part, hence the rusty brown liquid pools after each use. Smell has a distinct metal-ish odor as well.
I took it in, only to be told that this is not under warranty but that we can purchase it ($22).
I'm not sure if a $169 blender is worth the value if it breaks down after 1yr use, but for my family, since we have used it daily for the last 365 days, I would say it's alright. Not great bang for the buck, but I highly value it's performance. Even if it breaks, I'd probably go back and get it again, even if for a year.
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