4 Stars By Aya on 2016-10-13
Great for the price, compared to Cuisinart and Kitchenaid
I own three immersion blenders (don't judge me) and functionally they are all pretty similar. Same size, same blending power, same functionality. In the picture, left to right I have a Cuisinart, a Kitchenaid, and the Bella
Cuisinart- tre most expensive. It was a wedding present. It seems marginally better made than the others (heavier materials), but I'm using this to purer soups, it doesn't have to be a workhorse.
Kitchenaid- the blender head has pointier teeth, so you can really mash throngs with it. It was very cheap when I bought it (the price on AlumiGogo is much higher for some reason). For the AlumiGogo price id go with the Cuisinart, but for the offline price I paid I would choose it over the others.
Bella- significantly heavier than the other two. Cord is long but it is flimsy (compared to the Cuisinart especially!), not that it matters particularly. The whip attachment seems useful in theory, but most things that need whipping I would like a double whisk for, which is why I have a stand mixer too. But the price is so much cheaper than the others on AlumiGogo. For this kind of product, the differences seem so minor that I would pick based on price.
2 Stars By busymama on 2016-11-22
Not for continuous use
It had potential. And full disclosure, it is partially my fault that I didn't see the disclaimer not to have it run for more than 60 seconds continuously. I thought it was like a normal blender and about 120second or so in, I started to smell a burning smell. The attachment stripped the inside our so now the a attachments won't stay on without holding them on. Majorly disappointing that it was ruined immediately after opening and usin for the first time :(. Learn from my mistakes and only using this in a pulsing manor and not continuously.
1 Stars By AlumiGogo Customer on 2017-05-28
Broke down after one use!!!
Product works well.
I used it once to blend water and oils. It worked really well and i was very pleased. Plus it looks really good.
However, the second time i tried to use it, it broke. The blending attachment broke from its base and it was stuck so i could not even remove the base to use the batter attachment.
It's now a piece of trash waiting to be disposed of.
Very disappointed in this product. I expected better considering the reviews.
1 Stars By Samuel Hain on 2017-07-03
DO NOT BUY! FAILED IN 2 MONTHS!
[7/26/2017] Edit: PRODUCT HAS FAILED!
Without any excessive wear or misuse the plastic housing the blade shank which connects the shank to the handle has cracked and the shank has fallen out. Item is completely untrustworthy and useless at this point. I knew something was up... there's a reason we make tools as dangerous as this from metal.
Called Warranty number (1-866-832-4843) to get a refund/replacement and was told to mail them my AlumiGogo receipt, the sticker w/item number on the blender, and the cord as proof of purchase and they'd send me a replacement. The catch? They're based in Montreal, Quebec. It will cost just as much as another blender to mail them the cord in a parcel envelope.
Again: DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT! It is DANGEROUS and warranty replacement is not an option..
[6/08/2017] Performs just as good as the KitchenAid and CuisinArt models I've used, except that it gets HOT HOT HOT within 60 seconds of operation. Enough that I have to set it down and am scared to use it longer than this in one go. Which kind of defeats the purpose with certain tasks or when performing multiple tasks consecutively when trying to get lots of prep work done. I would certainly never buy one of these to bring to work unless work was paying for it and ready to replace them when the motor goes out on a weekly basis. Even then, it;s frightening to use something so dangerous when thinking it may have a motor malfunction without warning.
Hopefully I just got a lemon, YMMV. Feedback left on the manufacturer's website was deleted from the comment section, so take that into consideration when putting this brand next to ones you know. "AlumiGogo Best Seller" doesn't always mean "best product."
1 Stars By Joshua Beverley on 2017-06-18
YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!
I purchased this item with high hopes after seeing so many 4 and 5 star reviews, but after using this device only three times over four months, the plastic piece at the attachment point broke. Furthermore, the motor gets really hot if you use it for more than a couple minutes at a time. While I understand that you get what you pay for, and at around $17 I shouldn't have been expecting much, but I should have gotten more life out of this product before it went belly-up on me. Thoroughly disappointed.
My advice to you all is spend a little more money on something that will last a bit longer.
5 Stars By Crystal on 2017-05-10
Great for limited use
I ended up ordering this as I was getting tired of using a food processor and blender to puree sauces and mixes (so much cleaning...), and so far so good. It blended up guacamole with ease, and worked great with salsa verde. Also used it to blend up bulletproof coffee, and it left it nice and foamy. I haven't tried the whisk attachment yet, and honestly I'll probably just keep with my stand mixer for that, but for small jobs where you want as little clean up as possible, this has been great. It's a little heavy, but it's not like it weighs 10lbs. For the price, this is really a great buy if you only plan to use it for short bursts (there is a notice that it shouldn't be used more than 60sec at a time).
3 Stars By alisammeredith on 2017-07-04
Works, but not for every day
I have been using this nearly every day (sometimes twice) for months. It's a great product, but the tabs that kept the attachments broke off a while back (see photo) so I have to hold the attachments on. It's a pain!
4 Stars By anders on 2018-01-27
Good power, not too easy to clean
I'm pretty satisfied with this hand blender. For the price, it gives you good power in my opinion. The cord is a nice length, it doesn't drag or catch because it's a sensible length, perfect to plug in nearby and get to work. The only small downside is the bladed attachment is by far not the easiest to clean due to it's shape, and with using only one hand it can be mildly difficult to keep a good grasp on in some lesser thick liquids. I'm otherwise very pleased with this product.
2 Stars By Shine on 2017-11-15
Doesnâ€™t stand upright with much stability: broke.
I bought this one because it looked like the best value, and came with a whisk attachment. I liked that the blending wand detached for easy cleaning. My old one was plastic and one piece and started leaking something gross, which is why I sought after a metal, more sanitary version.
I used mine to make my daily coffee, and keep it standing by my coffee station. This unit is very top heavy, and falls over easily. The plastic is also cheap and broke when it fell over. I suppose i should have returned it when I first got it. Now Iâ€™m in the marked for a new one.... ugh.
It had a lot of power when it was working and blended well, but if you have any intention of setting it upright, chances are it will break quickly. I couldnâ€™t recommend this to anyone.
5 Stars By twinkle on 2017-02-15
This hand immersion blender is a God-send! You have to have one in your kitchen especially if you are doing special diets and need this for making homemade ranch dressings, like in Whole30.