This review is written after just two weeks of usage of the product. Build quality seemed to okay for the price of the product. It is observed that Philips sells the same blender with more options like more blades and a beaker for blending at higher prices under different model names. Any way, this one is the most basic and affordable out of all these models with just a single fixed blade. On the whole, it is a very handy and basic value for money blender from a trusted brand.
Now the cons. 1. There is only a single fixed blade on this model. 2. There are no air vents to cool down the upper part of the blender where the electric motor is placed. (This might be purposeful to prevent any water from entering the motor compartment accidentally from wet hands in the kitchen.) 3. Because of 2 above, the motor heats up and it may take sometime to cool down. 4. Because of 2 and 3 above, the manufacturers have restricted the continuous usage time of the blender to just 30 seconds. 5. Because of the 4 above, the device is given only a push button type switch. and 6. It is a bit hard to keep the push button switched on while using the device though you could try to use the thump or the index and middle fingers together to keep the switch on.
An Update: The on/off switch has become sticky and is misbehaving after using the blender very moderately and mostly in accordance with the time limits. It appears that the push button switch is of inferior quality. As the service center is far away, it hasn't yet been repaired so far!
With a brandname like philips you certainly expect more . There's no container or anything like that included just the blender. The plastic quality is okayish. There's no vent so heats up pretty easily Also the button is a push button which is definitely a pain in the ass since its not at all comfortable . The blade is surrounded by plastic shell which is sticky. Doesn't even include a wall mount stand! Not satisfied! Only good thing is the warranty! Amazon 5 stars for delivery!
button is hard to operate long times,it is getting heat for a short periods also,they should provide vets for heat transfer,the blade should be detachable for easy cleaning ,the base should be steel for easy cleaning, the power chord should be long .i purchase this item by seeing only philips brandname now i think so its totally waste of money. the blade also too sharp thats why we should clean blade very care fully. for blending there is no need of that sharp totally philips like a brand introduces a worst product like this.