K17793 - Back to Basics Chris Freytag 11 pc. Personal Blender Express
This product is excellent once you figure out how much liquid to add. I use frozen fruit and soy milk with soy protien powder. I was not using enough liquid at first and had many problems. I recently watched a presentation again...... and have a morning smoothie every day since!
Save your money!
I purchased this blender and the first problem I had with it was getting the top off. I received an email from QVC telling me you had to turn the top the opposite way....so I was tightening it and not untightening it. Once I got the lid off, I used it a few times when the bottom part that turns the blender stripped leaving little black pieces of plastic everywhere. Needless to say, it went back.
We purchased the Chris Freytag, Back to Basics Smoothie Maker. We got to use it a total of 3 times before the rotor was stripped. I would not buy another product from this manufactor.
Excellent Baby Shower Gift
Since starting my weight loss program two years ago, I have the need for a protein shake everyday. I tried a few different brands and styles of blenders and was not at all impressed with any of them....UNTIL.....I saw Chris demonstrate this little gem.
I ordered it and from the gate it was a winner.
It is still working (out) two times daily and that is the reason I came back to purchase another. A friend is having a baby soon and she stated that she will be making her own baby food.
So I am breaking from the traditional ohh-ahh baby gift and giving her something that she will use long after the baby has out grown all the tiny little outfits she will get.
DO NOT BUY
This blender is defective, the blades do not spin and it is too late for me to return. It needs to be aligned at the bottom. Worst purchase ever! I had to give it 1 star because it wouldn't let me do a 0.
I've only had this product for a week, but so far we have used it every day.It is very handy, doesn't take up much space, and cleans up easily..We have made smoothies and milkshakes and it works great.My son loves it..We have not had any problems with it yet..VERY SATISFIED!!!!
I purchased this not expecting much, but with QVC's return policy I thought I'd give it a try. I live alone and my big blender was missing parts and taking up too much space. This has a small footprint and sounded powerful. This blender crushes ice, it makes great smoothies and is everything I need in a blender. It goes above and beyond my expectations. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because I prefer a glass jar over a plastic one.
Fantastic Personal Blender!!
I absolutely LOVE this blender. I leave it out on my kitchen counter all the time & use it at least 2-3 times per week for making smoothies or protein shakes. If you place the ingredients in the blender in the order suggested, there are NO problems with everything blending smoothly. I love the flip-top lids for travel and couldn't be more pleased with the overall quality of this product. It has basically rendered my full-size blender obsolete.
Five stars all the way!!
I have been using this blender for a few months now and I love it! I have not had any of the problems that others have stated, No problem with ice cubes, burning smell or placing the lid on the mug, it has a nice tight fit. Just follow the directions!
I make a smoothie every morning and I add whatever fruit (fresh or frozen) I have, and always a banana. I also add a handfull of oatmeal, a few walnuts, some yogurt and Benefiber, then the milk, it's very healthy. If it is too thick I add half to the smaller cup add more milk and I have some for later.
Thank you for a great little blender!
Love This Product!!!!!!
I love this blender set! It is super powerful and I have never had trouble lining up the blades or using this model. Are the other reviewers maybe talking about a different model? I use mine all the time and have not had any problems. I am a mother of two under two and so I use it for a smoothie every morning. I love that you get two cups b/c there is one for my husband and one for me! And I absolutely love the little cups. I have used them to blend salad dressing and scramble eggs and puree steamed veggies for my baby. I use the 4 prong blades for everything. They just chop better. I think this is a smokin' deal with all you get with it!
Do not recommend
I've had the same problem, the bottom needs to be aligned properly or the motor will spin so fast that it will break apart the plastic at the bottom of the blender. I've also had problems when screwing on the blades, it gets stuck. Now it won't stay on properly. We only used this twice and to late to return.
The plastic sprokets in the base and the plastic ones in the top parts must be aligned EXACTLY or the plastic parts are shirred off and then the blender blades won't turn. I was very careful to line them up but they still broke. I can just imagine how a teenager, etc. would not take the time to try to get it aligned. The designer should have foresaw this problem. Two plastic parts turning that fast against each other is asking for problems ! If it breaks so easily, it isn't worth even 1 star !