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Broke after 2 months of light use.
on November 6, 2015
I bought this stick blender to replace my previous immersion blender, which I only paid 10$ and lasted me roughly 7 years. I wanted something a little higher in quality, without breaking the bank, so I decided to purchase this kitchen aid blender. Seemed like a good deal, liked the fact there was 2 speeds and the motor separates from the blades for easy cleaning.
-First off, there is 2 speeds, the faster option is not that strong compared to previous stick blenders I owned. I am quite disappointed.
-Second of all, I only owned this blender for about 2 months now and it died on me last night when I was mayonaise. I wasn't trying to crush ice or do something obviously hard to do for such a blender... I was only 1 minute in the process too...
I mainly used this blender to make smoothies. Blending soft fruits like bananas and thawed mangoes, blueberries and strawberries, with protein powder and almond milk. The stick blender did a terrible job at getting the powders mixed in properly There was always bits of undiluted powders left in my smoothie. All my previous stick blender never had problems doing this very easy simple task.
Once in a while, I use it to make cream vegetable soups, it also didn't perform very well at the task. There was always chunks of stuff left. I think its mainly caused by the low power motor and the shape of the end where the blades are.
Considering I didn't abuse the stick blender or used it for something its not meant to do, I think its pure garbage and your better off buying something else.