Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 3
Rated 4 out of 5 by Blurb Excellent product except for its blade
I 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.
20 July 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by BoxBox Effective blender
A good and effective blender that works as required.
12 June 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by smoothiefan Excellent performance but breaks easily
We 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.
18 March 2014