Top positive review
3.5 🌟 A good one but needs improvement.
Reviewed in India on 20 October 2018
Noise level is lesser when compared to Preethi but more than Bosch.
Looks is not premium nor low too, average looking as its full plastic body attracts smudges, not glossy and not matt either. From the picture you can see the just opened mixer.
Has a 0.5l chutney and dry masala grinding jar.
Has a 1l wet and dry grinding jar.
Has 1.5l blending juicer jar similar to Preethi
Has 2.4l food processor bowl bigger than Preethi 2.1l jar.
Has 2 blades for grating and slicing that needs to be attached to a plastic attachment that rotates, similar to Preethi (Bosch and eveready have better full blades with different thickness. The grating holes are medium and so is the slicing thickness. Slicing thickness or grating thickness cannot be changed, similar to preethi.
This Philips model does not have a 1.5l jar (Preethi gives this additional jar which can be used for quick urad or medu vada grinding and appam or dosa batter grinding). You can do the same in food processor jar but am not sure how coarse or smooth the batter can come out.
There is an attachment for citrus juicing. The blender and juicer jar might not give result like juicing in Sujata juicer or Philips juicer or Eveready/Bosch food processor's juicer jar.
With respect to service you have to take them to service center like Preethi unlike Everyeady or Bosch who pick up from home, there are pros and cons in both service types and i leave it to you to decide.
The socket is a 2 pin and the cable length is a somewhat short - 1m (not too short but longer than Eveready FP 0.75m and shorter than Preethi's 1.5m).
The base has a reset switch like the Sumeet mixer grinder which needs to be pressed if overload happens and mixer stops.
The mixer is sturdy while processing and the suction cups at the base holds good.
It can knead 500g of atta at one time and not 5kg as shown in the pictures.
The food processor jar's polycarbonate material thickness is not great and can get cracks easily. But this is the case with almost all food processing jars (except Butterfly low power 500w mixer which has unbreakable jars), so you need to be extra careful with FP glass like polycarbonate jar.
My unit had a crack in the Food Processor jar and so returning the item.
My rating would be 3.5 🌟 for the price and comparing with Preethi and if considering this product as a mixer grinder which has lower noise than preethi but shorter wire, no 1.5l jar and not so sturdy fp jar (with Rs.6500 pricing). My rating is 3 🌟 if considering this one as a complete food processor.
Philips also owns Preethi and both are the same company but different brand names and have a couple of similarities.
If you are deciding between Preethi Zodiac or Philips Avance, go with Philips if you want lesser noise, go with Preethi Zodiac if you want the extra 1.5l wet grinding jar, go with Preethi Zion if you don't need the juicer jar and spend lesser than Zodiac. But if you are looking for a complete Food Processor that has different thickness slicing grating dicing blades and lots of kneading then i would recommend look for a 1000W Food processor.