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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Woosh! Blended, Liquefied, Creamed, Emulsified

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    pauldar
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    After using this versatile kitchen appliance for over to a week now, am wondering why I never thought of having one before? If it's a liquid, or needs to be turned into a liquid – this baby is now my choice. It is much more convenient to use then a hand mixer, which is bulky and clumsy to use, and does not liquefy like this Phillips Pro Mix Immersion Hand Blender. After a simple hand wash, the very first thing I experimented with was eggs for an omelet. I love all kinds of omelets. I cracked four eggs into the provided one liter beaker and lowered the blender tool into the bottom. I pressed the variable speed button control, 'ON', to medium by pressing only half-way and frothed a rich mixture of foaming egg whites, which completely combined into the yolks in less then a minute. Poured into my pre-heated omelet pan, sprinkled on grated cheddar cheese, and diced ham. In about four minutes (two on each side of the omelet pan) I had an inch and a half high fluffy, and tasty breakfast treat. Even enough delicious, fluffy omelet left over for Grandma too. YUM, YUM! After that experience I was 'hooked'. Poured through the enclosed recipe booklet and found 'Smoothie' recipe treats for my Grand Kids. Couldn't wait 'till they came over to visit. I had ice cream and all the fruit ingredients ready for Blueberry, Strawberry, and Peach flavored Smoothies. Using the Phillips ProMix Immersion Blender I made custom Smoothies and Ice Cream Sodas pretty quick, even for a Grandpa. My four Grand Kids loved the Smoothies and Sodas, and, wanted more. I was wondering why Grandma didn't ask for one, but one of the kids spilled the 'beans' on Grandma. She was sampling each one I custom-made for the kids to make sure Grandpa was doing it 'right'. Grandma forewarned me ahead of the kids visit that I would have to clean up the 'mess'. But, little did she know how easy it was to clean the Phillips ProMix Blender. I ran hot water from the kitchen sink faucet over the blender bar, then, dipped the blade enclosure into soapy hot water, and rinsed. I stood the blender bar unit up to let air-dry. My kind of clean-up. WooHoo! Have a dishwasher for the Smoothie, Soda glasses and included Phillips beaker. This Phillips Immersion Blender is so much easier to use, clean, and store then a hand/mixer blender. Four days ago I used the Phillips ProMix Blender to liquefy whole canned tomatoes in Grandma's pasta sauce. It normally takes six to eight hours of cooking for that to happen in the pot by itself. Needless to say I am now in charge of omelet making, not to mention Smoothies, Sodas, and Desserts, and, helping Grandma with her special pasta sauce. Some of the Key Features of the Phillips ProMix Hand Blender: * Speed Touch technology, utilizing finger depression of variable speed button. * Powerful 300 watt motor – ample drive to power other available attachments. * 1L ProMix Beaker for uniform blending and combining of various ingredients. * Handle grip is ergonomically designed. * The blender blades are Titanium coated, which is 6 times harder than steel. * Simple single button release for quick, easy release of all available accessories. * Quick, easy, and simple clean-up. * Electrical cord is a generous sixty-two inches long. * Provided beaker holds a generous twenty-four ounces. * Accepts other available accessories. What's Included: * Phillips ProMix Blender with Speed Touch. * Triangular shaped, twenty-four ounce beaker. * Recipe Booklet * User Manual * One Year Limited Warranty Cons: * A bit heavy at first, but when you stand it up and immerse it in liquid it is easy to operate. * Cannot process frozen fruit or ice cubes. * Not for use on hard nuts or fruit with pits or hard centers. * Be careful in Teflon and Stainless Steel pans and pots - the Aluminum Blade Housing could scratch those surfaces. What I really like about this unit it is that it is so handy to use almost every day. No need to to put it on a shelf next to the food processor or hand mixer, which are seldom used. I keep it on the kitchen counter, where I can get to it conveniently. I am using it to mash sweet potatoes, pancake mixes for the Grand Kids, desserts, blend sauces, gravies, salad dressings, and dips for Grandma and me. This a 'must-have' kitchen appliance. I love it, and I think you will too. I give this is baby five stars and highly recommend it. If you have never used an immersion blender before, like me – you will be 'converted' by the multitude of its practical uses in your kitchen. It stays on my counter top – even Grandma says it is OK. This Phillips ProMIx Hand Blender makes the 'perfect' gift for a wedding, birthday, anniversary, to any family member or friend, who appreciates the mechanics of quality food preparation, which turns into fantastic taste treats.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Useful Blender, Expensive Attachments

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    Jaron
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    Pro - Lots of different speeds - Great for soft foods like making applesauce and soups - Relatively quiet Con - Expensive - Stickier foods get caught in the blade guard - Somewhat short stem - No storage case or container - Electrical cord awkwardly placed - Expensive attachments required for ice and harder foods Overall Immersion hand blenders aren't exactly a requirement in all kitchens, but every now and then they're the perfect, or only, tool for the job. Unfortunately for the ProMix, it's priced moderately higher than competing units. At just under $100, you get just the blender itself with no additional attachments. Competing models generally add at least a whisk and chopper attachment for that price ( the Philips model with those attachments runs about $150 ). The grip is quite comfortable and the trigger up top controls the speed ( it has many subtle but noticeable steps as you depress it ). The electrical cord sometimes gets in the way as it comes off the back and runs over your hand. I wonder if it would have been better to have the cable in front, as you'll mostly be using the blender on the counter and the outlets will be in front of you, not behind or below. The ProMix is also much quieter than a normal stand blender or hand mixer. You can use it for an early morning shake or smoothie without waking the kids. The mixer length is a little shorter than offered elsewhere, though. While it's sufficient for most uses, those wanting to blend a tall stock pot of soup might find it too short. The blender itself performs quite well. It's great for softer foods like applesauce and soups and results in a much finer texture than you could get in a normal stand blender ( and you don't have to scrape out a blender jar afterward either! ). Blending sticky or thicker foods does tend to get caught under the blade guard and needs to be cleaned out. As the blade is extremely sharp, this can be a dangerous and painful proposition. The manual warns about getting water down the inside of the shaft, so it's not dishwasher safe either. Finally, the standard blade attachment is not meant for ice, meats, frozen foods, or raw vegetables ( though most cooked veggies are fine ). And that brings us back to the lack of attachments, as the blender in its full form is perfectly capable of handling those foods. Philips offers attachments for a whisk, regular hand mixer beaters, heavy duty blending blades for potatoes, and a dicer/chopper. The included recipe book even mentions using those attachments to make things like hummus and salsa. For $90, can't they even throw in a whisk attachment so people can whip cream or blend their daily protein shakes? Or perhaps an adapter to let them use their existing hand mixer beaters? Along with no attachments is a lack of any storage case for the blender. In the end, spending more money on the ProMix gets you finer and easier speed control but less versatility. If it was $20 cheaper it might be a nice purchase with how study it's built, but with how often you can find sales and deals at a variety of retailers, spending $100 on a hand blender without a full kit isn't a great deal.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Hand Blender to best Braun or Cuisinart?

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    Panther68
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    I’ve owned a couple different Cuisinart hand blenders, so the opportunity to try Philips new ProMix Avance hand blender could not be denied. Initially, I thought the Philips was easily going to best by Cuisinart, but you might be surprised. I also decided to borrow a Braun hand mixer from a friend, for additional comparisons (being that I’m more a “techie”, and not much up-to-date on kitchen “tech”, I needed a larger assortment to compare against). While my Cuisinart has a simple ‘On/Off’ switch, plus a ‘Low/High’ switch, which I’ve never had any complaints with, and the Braun has a dial & “turbo” button combo, the Philips has a single “analog trigger”. By that, I mean that it has a trigger that functions similar to those found on video game console gamepads – the more you squeeze it, the faster the hand mixer spins. In terms of control, the Philips is the clear winner. Next comes the attachments…to make this simple, my Cuisinart doesn’t have any (sad face), as it’s a one-piece design. That being said, the Philips & Braun are more equal to each other, as both have attachments…although the Philips has additional available attachments. Again, the Philips wins (even if by only a smidgen)…although, it does need to be said that Cuisinart does have another (more expensive) version that utilizes attachments, but it’s not as well made (plus a lot cheaper, in price & quality). Now, power is where it’s at, right? Like the Cuisinart, the Philips has a 300 watt motor (the Braun is 400 watts), but the Philips (at least in my short testing) appeared to operate more consistently. Additionally, the Philips was slightly quieter than the Cuisinart, and considerably quieter than the Braun. The winner, once again – Philips. There are a few problems, most of which aren’t even worth mentioning. The only real “negative” I could come up with was that it can be difficult cleaning behind the blades. For a “negative”, that’s not a huge one. Final thoughts: If you’re in the market for a new hand mixer, while there are several good-to-excellent choices out there, if you narrow your choices down to a “short list”, make certain the Philips ProMix is on that list. I can’t say whether, or not, it will be your ‘best choice’, but it is one of the few I’d recommend. Disclaimer: This product was provided free, or at reduced cost, for the purpose of reviewing the product. Nevertheless, the above review, be it positive, negative, or somewhere in-between, is a 100% honest review, and the price paid played absolutely no part in my review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Handy Kitchen Tool

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    Janine
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    Years ago, I had a different version of basically the same type of hand blender. It was mostly made of hard plastic and didn’t boast nearly the power of this Philips Avance Collection ProMix Hand Blender. Upon trying it out, I found using this to be an effortless (and fun) way to make smooth and creamy mashed potatoes. Blending up delicious smoothies was super quick and easy too, and I’m looking forward to using this handy kitchen tool to create a whole host of other dishes, like those seen in the included recipe booklet. First things first, though. It’s a good idea to review the user manual, paying particular attention to the cautionary safeguards. And watch out! Those titanium coated blades are not only 6x harder than stainless steel, they are sharp! For added safety, the ergonomically designed soft touch handgrip ensures a secure grip when maneuvering this hand blender. It’s very important to remember to clean/rinse off the blender bar after every use, to ensure food doesn’t get ‘caked on’ and that the hand blender is ready for it’s next use. Philips ProMix Speed Touch Technology with Turbo Boost allows you to control the level of power of this hand blender’s 300W motor, maximizing performance for faster more consistent blending. The harder you press the Trigger Switch, the higher the processing speed becomes. Another feature is the blender bar’s unique triangular blade guard with special wave shape, which provides optimal food flow. A 1L Beaker comes with this hand blender, and there are several optional accessories available, including: a whisk, double mixer blades, XL chopper with multi-chopper accessory, and potato masher. Overall, this Philips Avance Collection ProMix Hand Blender is a quality tool that will look sleek and modern in any kitchen. I’d definitely recommend.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice, but not the answer to all things

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    ferrari
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    The first thing you notice unboxing this is the solid feel & heft of it. And the Swedish design appearance allows it to sit out on your counter looking much better than your traditional mixer/handheld. The power is more than adequate. To me, the standout feature on this is the trigger button. Squeeze harder for more power. My initial thought was that it would be difficult to maintain a steady speed, but the trigger has a nice tactile feel to it. Other handhelds opt for a turbo button, which i find is likely to cause a splash on engagement. With the Avance, you can gradually increase the speed to where you want it, and not get your smoothie or whipped cream all over the counter. I would not recommend giving this to the kids. The titanium coated blade is sharp. When your mashed potatoes get jammed up in the well, as will happen with any blender, you don't want to be sticking your fingers in there. This is not a hand mixer that you can lick the whipped cream off the blades! There are cautionary warnings about the blades, not just for sharpness. Generally speaking, sharp also = brittle. The instructions state not to use with ice, frozen meat, or any other hard, dense material. What i didn't like is that it isn't dishwasher safe. As with all my other food preparation product, i like the confidence that comes from the high heat & thoroughness of a dishwasher cycle. One final reason i didn't give this 5 stars is price - competitors in this price range package included extras - be it an whisk attachment, mini blender, or even containers. But i do love that speed control!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for soft foods, no ice or hard items

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    Chadwick
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    I love the ergonomics of this immersion blender. I've been using a competitor's version for many years and really enjoyed it until it burned up during a particularly furious cooking weekend. Enter the Phillips Avance ProMix. At first I was a bit concerned by the single button speed control, not thinking I could keep it steady and would just be on "high" all the time but it's incredibly easy and the tactile feel is terrific. Blending soups and sauces is quick and easy (and doesn't require pulling one of the bigger units out of the pantry closet). Cleanup is easy but beware the blades are extremely sharp so if you get food chunks stuck behind them, resist the urge to use your finger to get it dislodged. Trust me on this one. The only downside I see is that you can't use this mixer to chop ice, frozen foods, or anything that's relatively solid as the titanium blades may break off. Lots of warnings about this in the manual so I'm taking their word for it...wouldn't want a chunk of blade floating around in something you're going to eat. My old unit didn't have this limitation and I often would use it for crushing small amounts of ice, hard nuts, frozen berries, etc., so this unit will require me to adjust my usage a bit. That's the only reason I knocked a star off. One bonus for this unit that's not something you'd normally think about is that it doesn't include a bunch of useless accessories that are going to junk up your drawers or storage spaces. It's just a simple and well-designed machine that does the job it's advertised to do.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use and operate

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    ladilyn
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    I tried one of these years ago when I lived in the Netherlands and didn't care for it. But, many friends swear by it and, since I now have a stand mixer, thought I'd try again The first thing that struck me was how heavy it is. That was a worry. Going on, the grip is wonderful, comfortable and positions my hand so controlling it is a breeze. The cord is long enough that I don't have to make a space to use it but have an outlet within easy reach from any of my counters or stovetop. I tried it first just using water to see how it would work if I needed to rest it on the bottom of the container due to the weight. While it works okay if you start by resting the hand blender on the bottom of the container, if you start off the bottom and then put it down, you get a real good flow that continues. It worked great making a smoothie as well as mashed potatoes. It also comes with some recipes to try and its own measured container. The two things I learned were, first, that I cannot use it like a regular mixer but need to use an up and down motion moving it around the pan as needed. Second, the weight is a problem as I have very little strength in my arm, hence the stand mixer. As long as I can rest it on the bottom of the container I'm blending in, I didn't find it all that problematic as long as I didn't try blending for more than a few minutes at a time. That said the ease of whipping the potatoes was much less stress on my arm than whipping them by hand and only took those few minutes.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just in time for the Holidays

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    Doug
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    We just got the Phillips ProMix and have already used it a couple times. I used it to whip up a breakfast casserole. It blended the ingredients very quickly and made the eggs fluffy. The casserole baked evenly and everyone thought it was the best one yet. I have been making the casserole for years but have always just used a hand whisk for the eggs and milk. I also made some banana bread. I used the mixer to mix all the wet ingredients including the bananas. The bread came out fabulous and also cooked more evenly than previously without the blender. This blender has some great features. The speed controls are very nice and you just press harder for each speed. There are no separate speed buttons which I like. The mixer detaches with a press of the button making for very easy clean-up. It also came with a cookbook and accessory options. The accessories look really good and I will probably be getting them soon. I’m looking forward to making the Pumpkin and Chorizo Soup with Fall upon us. This blender will be used in our household for many years to come.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Powerful Multi-tool for your kitchen!

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    IronHorseGPS
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    The Philips - Avance Collection ProMix Hand Blender - Black is a powerful multi-tool for your kitchen that has the ability to replace many hand appliances from your kitchen drawers. With 300w of power and titanium coated blades, this hand blender can mix, crush, blend, beat, and emulsify anything you put in front of it. The unique design is a major win as it eliminates the arbitrary preset speed settings and allows the user to determine the needed speed and power by the mere pressure of their index finger. PROS - Solid design - Powerful for any job - Stainless design makes clean up a breeze - Titanium coated blades add strength for any job - One button push allow removal of attachments - Easy to handle without any control issues like a mixer - Perfectly placed power button with full-range speed/power option based on the user's choice without sacrificing control over the blender! - Additional attachments available (Whisk, Mixer, Chopper, etc) CONS - While clean up is quick and easy, food/sauce can get trapped under the blades at times. Can be a little tricky to rinse this area without splashing water and blades are too sharp to reach in to assist. A new must-have kitchen hand appliance!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Hand blender, lots of power

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    JoeBlow25
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    I have only used this once so far to make hummus using the included recipe. The hummus came out great, nice and smooth. It blends very well, as good as some full size blenders and the variable speed trigger is easy and intuitive to use. The deeper you press, the faster the speed. The blender head is very easy to install and remove, very little pressure is needed to install the head onto the handle, but it still stays secure when in use. A simple press of the release button releases the head for cleaning. The fact that the blender head releases from the handle, also makes cleaning very easy. This is not dishwasher safe, but it cleans easily this soap and water. The availability of attachments also gives this unit the potential to replace a number of other small appliances in your kitchen as well, such as the hand mixer or chopper. 1 star is subtracted because if you are blending something that is not very liquid, like hummus or a paste of some kind, quite a bit of it will get trapped behind the blade in large cavity at the head of the blender. Many hand blenders have this same issue. A plastic knife easily cleans out all this material so it is not too big a deal, just an extra step. I say plastic knife instead of your finger because the blades are very sharp! Overall, a great hand blender, a big upgrade in power and ease of use and cleaning from our old one.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A solid kitchen mixer

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    This blender wasn't quite what I expected, but I'm still very pleased with it. The blender comes with a small recipe book and a measuring / mixing container. The recipe book didn't have anything that really appealed to me, but that's a matter of personal preference. The mixing container is just thin, cheap plastic; and I don't expect it to survive terribly many uses. The grip on the blender is well shaped and easy to hold. There's a bit of a texture to it to keep it from slipping from your grasp. The on/off switch also controls the speed. This caught me by surprise. It's really not so much of a switch as it is a spring loaded button. The more you press it, the faster it goes. This is both good and bad. If you're mixing something for an extended period, you need to make sure that you're keeping fairly even pressure on the button. I had to blend for five minutes, and a couple times my hand slipped a little and I dropped speed. I'm relatively young and in good shape, but I would not recommend this blender for anyone with arthritis in their hands. All in all, I'm very pleased with this blender.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best Lightweight Hand Blender / Variable Speed

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    The Philips ProMix Hand / Stick Blender is almost perfect. It's lightweight, can be easily operated with one hand and performance is great. In the box you have the motor, the blend attachment, a plastic beaker tall container for blending in, the manual and a recipe book. A major selling point of this blender is the variable speed trigger. The trigger, which is in the handle, and is controlled using your thumb, means you can be as fast or as slow as you need. No switches or dials - which makes fine adjustment of speed easy. First use, I made Basil Pesto (Basil, Garlic, Pine Nuts, Olive Oil, Parmesan) and the ProMix had no problem making a smooth creamy pesto. The garlic and pine nuts were mashed effortlessly and there was no clogging of the blend mechanism. I was impressed. The blend unit is dishwasher safe, so clean up was a breeze My only (small) comment is that it there is an advanced model of this that comes with a whisk attachment. You can buy it and other attachments separately (not in stock currently), but I would recommend buying the Pro unit for all the extras. It's a great blender but I am so impressed that I want to use it for everything else it is capable of.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple yet functional

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    To start, this is a niche device. Not everyone needs a hand blender, and if so, this appliance will do nothing for you. But, for the people trying to make their own baby food or soup or etc etc, this will be a game changer. My wife was using a food processor which was significantly more expensive in order to prepare mush for our little one. The biggest drawback with the full-size food processor was the cleanup after even making a small batch. Enter the Phillips Promix. It seems almost stupidly simple - one slider bar to indicate the strength of the blend, and you press buttons to either increase or decrease the strength. It comes with a bin that you blend in, and the bin perfectly contains the food so there’s absolutely no spill. Rinse out the bin easily, and the hand mixer comes apart for easy rinsing as well. TL;DR: for those who need a hand mixer, this is a perfect value for the price and it gets the job done exceptionally well. Extremely well-thought out design.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice to have another option

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    It’s a nice alternative to hauling out my big mixer or food processor and infinitely easier to clean. Would definitely recommend. It was a tad heavier than I expected but I hope that translates into sturdy long time use. I didn’t think it was loud to operate and its design makes it easy to hold and regulate the speed of the blades when mixing. Also its easy to store standing up on the counter with a very small footprint and its design makes it good looking there too. The blade attachment is all metal and its blades are very sharp. It is easily attached/detached. A quick rinse after each use and you are ready to go again. Its nice to use for smoothies and mashed potatoes and I am sure I will be finding many more uses for it as time goes on. It comes with a 24 oz clear beaker that fits it perfectly as well as a book with a few recipes. There are optional accessories you can purchase such as potato masher, single whisk, double wisk and a chopper (for onions and the like). They look like they would definitely add more versatility and I probably will be purchasing them soon.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy and Effective

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    The Phillips Avance ProMix hand blender is my first hand blender so I don't have a lot to compare it to directly. What I can say is that it has a LOT of power. You feel like you could blend anything once you have it going. It has an analog variable speed (non-stepped) trigger and the blades have a shroud to prevent splash. The blades themselves are titanium coated and should be very durable long term (even with frozen foods and ice). The included bowl is ideal for small jobs and in my case I made a strawberry smoothie from frozen strawberries and it tore through them with ease. The bowl and blade/shroud are all dishwasher safe too if you don't want to hand wash. The unit is also compatible with other ProMix accessories such as the potato masher, chopper, whisk, etc. attachments. Overall build quality is excellent and doesn't feel like Philips skimped on anything. Only thing I would like to see in a future variation is a possible cordless model. That's not a knock against this one though, just something that would be nice to see as the cord can takes some getting used to.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    EASY clean! Perfect whipped cream

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    My wife makes homemade whipped cream for just about every dessert and sometimes for coffee and cocoa. This usually entails a LOT of whisking---arm-wrenching whisking, or dragging out the hand mixer. This little gadget is so much easier, and despite my doubts, super easy to clean. With the mixer snapped in, it's the same size as an electric corkscrew and just as simple to use. The only thing that could make it better would be to make it cordless, but even with the cord, it slips into a drawer for storage. It is light and has a good feel in the hand. It comes with a container you can use to mix in, and the instructions are easy to follow. Cleaning consists of rinsing off the "blade" and wiping down the handle. There are no crevices or hard to reach areas. If you can wash a spoon, you got this. The speed is controlled at the handle, and is decided by how much pressure you put on the button--lighter is slower, harder is high speed. This is a no brainer addition to the gadget drawer that we actually use bc it's easy to clean.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Design

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    The Avance Collection ProMix Hand Blender feels solid in the hand and has very good balance for it's noticeable weight. Assembly was simple and easily comes back apart to facilitate proper and hassle free cleaning. Overall, the build quality of this unit has the feel of quality engineering throughout unlike many of the other lower priced, competing products out there. The most valuable feature of this hand mixer is the stepped trigger that easily and securely allows one to adjust the speed in operation. We found this very helpful in mitigating any 'splash & fling' when preparing our favorite powdered protein drink in a talk pitcher. Having a look through the accompanying documentation, Philips offers a wide variety of attachments that can enhanced the applicability of this hand mixer. We look forward to adding a few of these accessories. We can solidly recommend this product to friends & family. Good job Philips!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Good Hand Blender, but accessories are needed!

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    TheTruthRealDeal
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    Philips - Avance Collection ProMix Hand Blender - Black is a basic hand blender that can blend liquids, soft ingredients, puree cooked ingredients and chop nuts. It works by simply applying pressure on top of whatever food you are preparing, while also moving the blender from side to side. It has enough power to grind soft ingredients well. The only problem that I have become aware of is the lack of needed accessories to make different types of processed meals. There are four additional accessories needed in order to maximize the full potential of the Philips - Avance Collection ProMix Hand Blender. They are the Whisk, Double mixer, Potato masher, and the XL Chopper with Multichopper accessory. Without these accessories, I am limited in the recipes that I can make. In spite of not having any accessory, the Philips - Avance Collection ProMix Hand Blender is a great kitchen tool to have in my kitchen.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Stick Blender Depending on Your Use

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    After using this hand blender on smoothies and soups, I can heartily recommend it to anyone. PROs • Variable speed is easy to adjust by applying pressure on the finger trigger at the top of the blender • Blade shaft is simple to attach and detach from the motor • 300 Watts motor is powerful enough to blend smoothly CONs • Due to the dome design and low blade position, does not work well in shallow containers (or shallow volume of food). • Not meant for all food types, like ice, bread, and meat. Pay attention to the warnings in the manual. OTHER The dome design and low blade position minimizes aeration. This is either a plus or minus depending on what you’re blending. The design creates a very smooth blend without introducing too much air. For smoothies and soups, that's a plus. But if you actually want some aeration, say for pancake batter, the pancakes may be denser than you want.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Average hand blender with bonus variable speed.

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    After using the Philips - Avance Collection ProMix Hand Blender I hve to say it is about average as far as hand blenders go. The Variable speed is a nice bonus but it is not supposed to be used with ice or on a cooking pot. These features would have made it much more versatile. The variable speed was very useful for chopping items that you don't want to completely blend up or puree. I found that the motor was adequate but it could have been a bit more powerful. This package didn't come with any optional tools which also would have been nice. It is built very well and seemed very sturdy and rugged, So that is a plus. So if you are looking for a simple hand blender for simple projects then this will do the job well, But if you are looking for one that will do more than just hand blend then you may want to upgrade to a model with more optional tools and maybe a bit more power.

    I would recommend this to a friend