Breville ikon Hemisphere Blender BBL550XL
- Product Review (submitted on November 21, 2011):
This blender looks great on the counter. Sexy stainless styling, red and blue backlit buttons, a fearsome looking set of blades.
Unfortunately, function is not equal to form with this blender.
Blade assembly is separated from base with a wussy rubber gasket that collects food and is difficult to position. Blade assembly/gasket takes some skill and torque to align and twist on. Top is difficult to wedge on and remove.
These problems could be overlooked, if not for major overheating that goes on when the machine is in use. The machine has timed settings, most of them lasting no more than 60 seconds. I can't help thinking that the time limits are less for convenience and more about saving the blender from overheating.
Next time out, I'll look for a less expensive blender, that may not have the Breville's looks, but will do what blenders were made to to without the extra effort.
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