Written on: 14/02/2010
I've had two of these, in only 18 months. They were both treated with respect and not overworked.
The first was a joy to use - until a bit of plastic broke off and the plastic cogs where the motorised handle met the blender bit destroyed each other and so it died.
It was a gift and I had no receipt, so a complaint to Customer Services did no good.
I bought a second one but the design had changed. It lacked style and somehow wasn't so nice as the first one, though they had replaced the plastic cogs with metal (which goes to show that it was a design fault). However, nearly every time I used it, the blender seemed to smell as if it was overheating. One day it just cut out and never worked again.
Stupidly, I can't find the receipt. I won't ever buy any similar product by Breville.