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Careful! Blade fragments in your blended stuff!
on July 29, 2011
Hi. I actually like the narrow shape and feel of these, so after my first one broke, I tried another. It lasted 3 months and just now broke.
The WAY it breaks is what I wish to warn you about. In both cases, this model failed by having the blender blades shatter and fragment in what I was blending. And I wasn't blending anything very hard, either. It seems the blade material used is a lot more brittle than it should be. What this means is large sharp shards of metal in the stuff you're mixing. Fortunately, in both cases for me I was mixing something clear, and was able to see it. Had I been blending something opaque like a fruit smoothie, I might have swallowed a dangerous piece of metal or choked on it. The one that just broke left half of one of the blades in my drink, very sharp and dangerous looking... I feel I dodged a bullet by not swallowing it earlier today when I mixed a milkshake-type protein shake and chugged it. That blade WOULD NOT have passed safely through a GI tract.
That's the same thing that happened with my first one, and the reason I'm taking the time to leave this review.
So to sum up, this is a nice little blender that might kill you or your loved ones. Caveat Emptor.