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115 of 125 found the following review helpful:
Possibly adequate but there's a better bet.Apr 04, 2007
I started with this unit, it immediately failed, the company that's absorbed Back to Basics was quick to send me a new one in exchange for my defective one. In the meantime, I picked up the comparably priced Hamilton Beach Personal Blender. I'm now alternating the two every other day.
It's no contest. The Hamilton Beach may be a simpler and lighter, wimpier-looking machine, but it's an infinitely superior design and is deceptively powerful. It's quick, handy, and clean! With the Hamilton Beach, you're not turning the cannister upside down, screwing and unscrewing different covers on it for each use, and best off all there's no spill-over and drippage every time you use it (a good day is one on which, after using the Blender Express, I don't have goopy pants and a sticky car seat by the time I make it to the job).
22 of 24 found the following review helpful:
defective+poor warrantee serviceMay 14, 2007
By T. Williams
After using the machine a couple dozen times, it started making a lot of (extra) noise and smelled of burning wire insulation. Back to Basics has farmed out their warranty repairs, and that company, Focus Electric of West Bend, WI, informed me they are backed up with work (no response to their receipt of the item two weeks ago).
14 of 15 found the following review helpful:
great productFeb 08, 2007
By Amazon Customer
i've recently started a diet program where i have to drink shakes every day and using the blender express has made it that much easier and convenient to travel with so i dont have to wait till i get home late at nights to use the big blender. i just store my blender express in my locker at work.
18 of 21 found the following review helpful:
You get what you pay forJun 02, 2012
I'm nearly 60 years old and have yet to learn that lesson. I bought this to replace a blender I broke, which I used to make yogurt smoothies (juice, yogurt, banana, frozen blueberries, peanut butter). This blender is not very powerful, so the blueberries are chopped rather than pulverized. I'll buy a blender with more wattage. Also, when you are deciding, check out the part of the blender base that the holder fits in. If it's plastic or rubber, it's easy to not seat the holder perfectly, and the rubber will get stripped out--which is what happened to my other blender and could happen with this one--and there is no way to replace that part, so the whole unit has to be thrown away. Metal parts are of course more expensive, but you might as well buy one blender in your lifetime as opposed to several.
Update: After two months the rubber gasket on the lid has stretched and no longer fits tightly. I'll buy a different blender, since it's something I use daily.
7 of 7 found the following review helpful:
Nice ProductFeb 08, 2007
By Darleen K. Barnard
I use my blender for protein shakes and it works very well chopping frozen fruit and mixing. The product does exactly what it says it will do; however, I didn't think about the fact that some of your contents will get stuck at the top when you turn it over to blend. You sometimes have to do a little shaking to get everything down to reach the blade. I still give it 4 stas though since it does work very well.
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