Duronic BL400 White 1.5 Litre Jug Blender and Multi-Mill. 2 Speed efficient 400W motor - Autoclean and pulse function

Features

  • Powerful 400W motor. Comes with 1 Year warranty. Package includes: 1 motor, 1 Jug, 1 mill, and manual
  • 1.5 Litre jug to make fruit juices, milkshakes, sauces, Can crush small ice (For large ice crushing, please see the Duronic BL1200 blender), smoothies, soups and cocktails
  • Multi-Mill to grind coffee, spices and bread crumbs. The BL400 will crush ice as long as its blended with 50% fluid or 70% fruits
  • This blender comes with autoclean function and puls function to make blending more easier
  • Stainless steel blade attached. You do not need to twist jug into position to start the blender. The BL400 has feets that dig into the jugs base, this prevents jug from being damaged whilst twisting into position.

The Good

  • Considering the price its a good product that works well.
  • Compact design.
  • Not a great build quality, understandable at this price point.

The Bad

  • Needs to be handled with care.
  • A lot of customers have had bad experiences but many are due to bad handling and simply not knowing how to use it.
  • Using the Multi Mill can result in the milled ingredient spilling out.

 Customer Comments

 I wanted a blender to make smoothies, milkshakes and gaspachios, as my food processor just wasn't up for it. This does the job just fine :)
I've only used the blender a few times so far so I can't say anything about the long-term (eg leaks, cracks, etc.), but I chose this blender specially because of the positive reviews and, having shopped around for ages before getting this, I can guarantee you this blender has the best reviews when it comes to reliability in this price range!
Just make sure to read the instructions in full before using it, it seems in general quite a few people end up with cracked jars and what not because they mishandled the equipment...

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There are 3 or 4 chips and cracks in the product and I've used it only a handful of times. I have to put this down to the plastic of the main jug being weak and knocking things during washing up as it hasn't been thrown about and it hasn't been used to blend anything silly, mainly the odd banana which is hardly crack-inducing.

But it's still functional, and for £20 I don't expect it to be perfect. However I'd recommend shelling out that bit more if you want to blend ice or nuts or generally anything harder than a banana.

Not bad value but not great either.