This is a behemoth of a blender. It is one of the most powerful I have ever used and whilst not exactly pretty it can certainly get the job done.
The Blender arrived well packaged in a large and attractive box with the favourable impression of which spoiled by spelling mistakes and voltage requirements incorrect. Happily the blender itself is fine. Inside the box was the blender base, mixer jug, jug cap, pestle, User Guide. The User Guide is large, well printed and easy to read and I enclose a scan of it in my unboxing video.
The blender base is large and hefty and has a decidedly industrial look to it. It has a gloss black plastic finish and sports large and easy to find controls. On the front it has an Off/On switch on the left, an infinitely variable rotary blending speed dial in the centre and an auto returning flick switch to jump between standard and maximum speeds on the right. On the rear is a large red reset button. The mixing jug is made from clear Food Grade plastic rather than glass, which is a pity, but the blades and blending mechanism is of steel. The jug lid is of a bendable plastic which makes it easy to fit and gives a tighter seal. It comes with a large plastic tamper thing, described as a ‘pestle’, which i think is designed to push the contents of the jug down onto the blades before use.
Given the size of the unit I was expecting it to be very noisy but in fact it was not. Surprising too was the fact that it did not move around too much when in use although two hands are certainly needed for safe use. To operate it just turn on with the left hand switch, vary the speed using the centre dial and flick maximum power off and on as needed using the right hand switch. All the controls are large, well marked and easy to use. I was amazed at the power of the device, as my video shows ice cubes were turned into snow in just a few seconds. It seems it will blend virtually anything put into it. I plan to use it to make nut butters and am confident it will be able to cope with the task.
This is a very powerful and easy to use blender and although no thing of beauty should perform any task thrown at it. The current Amazon price of £94.99 is far less than that of the Big Name rivals.
Good build quality
Powerful 1650W motor
Large easy to operate controls
Good User Guide
Large 2L jug
Quiet in use
Printing errors on box
No suction cup feet