Top positive review
Good, inexpensive wand blender which lives up to its expectations.
7 June 2017
I bought this last February and it's been in frequent use ever since. It weighs just under 1kg, which is, for me, a bit on the heavy side for a 200w blender. Like all wand blenders, it did feel a bit cumbersome until I got used to it.
I didn't have any trouble clicking the leg to the main body, but found it difficult to detach afterwards, so I just leave the two parts connected.
For a 200w machine, it feels pretty powerful. Two speeds and a pulse function which are easy enough to use with thumb pressure.
It's very fast and efficient. The cutting blades are well protected by the surrounding casing, and when plunged into a tall sided container, do a very good job of pureeing soft, cooked fruit and veg for soups and smoothies.
As a last resort, I even used it once to blitz soaked, whole almonds to make nut milk when my ancient jug blender packed up. It made a good job of the almonds, but I didn't like to run the wand for more than a minute as I didn't want to risk overheating the machine so the nut pulp was a bit coarser than I'd normally like - but it did it without a protest.
The blades clean up really well with just a whizz in soapy water, and the outer casing is easily cleaned with a damp cloth.
This wand is mainly used for blitzing creams and emulsions (which is what I got it for) and it does a really good job, reliably and in super quick time.
It only lost a star because it feels a bit clunky and needs a bit of practise to get the hang of it. It is a tad noisy, but not uncomfortably loud.
This is a good, inexpensive wand blender which has lived up to its expectations.