Breville ikon Hemisphere Blender BBL550XL
- Product Review (submitted on November 21, 2011):
I didn't realize how difficult it would be to find a dependable blender. I had an Oster for about a year, but when it stalled, I couldn't find support for it on their website. That's when I started reading horrible reviews about its short life. I've come to realize that small kitchen appliances are disposable. You have to find one you like and when it breaks, replace it!
This time, I decided to spend more on a better blender and the Breville 550XL has exceeded my expectations. It's not their most expensive blender, but it's right for my use.
Make sure to read the instruction booklet first! I learned how to avoid some of the problems reported in other reviews.
I don't use the blender daily, but when I do, it performs flawlessly. I love the rich texture it gives to margaritas.
I've had no problems with the blender leaking. Mainly because the way the blades are engineered in the stainless steel bowl of the blender, it really doesn't need to be removed for cleaning after every use. I blend some warm water with a drop of dish detergent and rinse it out.
Six months later and the Breville is still kickin'! It makes such smooth ice and friends always comment how my margaritas are like you'd get from a commercial freezer. I love it!
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