Philips Viva Collection Hand blender HR1617/81 650 W, metal bar Double action knife 1.7 L Beaker, XL chopper, whisk 16 speeds +turbo is rated
Rated 4 out of
good product from a trusted company
I was presented with this for Christmas 2 years ago & not being a fan of kitchen equipment that has to sit on the work top taking up valuable space & gathering dust & all sorts of others thought it a brilliant idea and a trusted brand. The hand unit is powerful & comfortable to hold. 2 small issues that I find really vexing:- how to place it down part way through use & the whisk is very whackery !!my whisk has just broken after only 2 uses
so am about to report it.
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 3 out of
I've had a basic cheap hand blender since my 18 year old was tiny and found it invaluable so when it died a year ago I though I'd splash out as we used it a lot, in particular to blend soups. I chose a Philips as a respected brand which I've bought before and been very happy with.
The power is good and I found it easy to change the attachments. Easy to clean. I adored the jug. Only criticism is that when blending, the unit would "stick" to the bottom of the pan - I can only compare it to my old one which didn't. It worked OK if you decanted the soup to the jug, but this means more washing up...
If I'd written this a week ago I'd have given it a Good rating, but it died this morning part way through making a cake, disappointed son. I am now off to buy a cheap generic supermarket version as even if it dies in a year I'll still be quids in.
Date published: 2015-01-01
Rated 5 out of
good quality at a great price
bought this product to replace my old philips hand blender which worked perfectly for about 5 years until now, it still works great but if i detatch the blender from the motor, its hard to fit it back...due to a small rubber part which has become loose caused by general wear and tear.
this new product looks nice, and feels solid and its multi speed, turbo feature is very handy.
Date published: 2013-06-08
Rated 5 out of
Makes great baby food!
I bought this as my old stick blender decided to call it a day and I am glad that I purchased this quality product. I am sure it is built to last. I make baby food in large quantities to share with my Mothers group friends and this makes very light work of that. The jug is a great size for blending soups and purees. The product feels nice in the hand and very well made.
Date published: 2013-04-12
Rated 5 out of
received this off my mum as a Christmas present, and loved it as soon as it came out the box.. it can clearly be seen that this product was designed with ease of use and simplicity in mind.. from the 16 speed motor with turbo function... to the nice feel of it in your hand... this is one product, that most manufacturers cannot beat, weight, performance, looks and feel wise..
thank you Philips ! for another wonderful product that i am glad to own..
Date published: 2012-12-25