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Elizabeth
8/6/2017
Like it...but

I bought 2 of these blenders 6 months ago. I make soap every day, so they get a lot of use. I like the way they fit in my hand, the long cords, and the snap off heads. I also like the variable speeds that allow me to customize the power for the batch of the moment. I have not had the suction problems others have noted. there is some suction, but no more than any other stick blender. The weak link in the blenders is the plastic connector cap at the top of the blender shaft. After about 4 months, they started coming off the shafts. After another month, cracks showed up. I fortified them with duct tape and kept using them. Now the cracks are too big, and they are no longer usable. I like the blender well enough that I would like to keep using them. It would be ideal if Bramble Berry sold replacement heads on their own. Then I could just replace the heads, since the motors are just fine. I would also love to have multiple heads. But since I would have to buy a whole new blender, and I know the plastic cap will only last a few months, I am not going to buy any more.


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Michelle B
8/4/2017
Works well for me

I like this blender predominately because of the variable speeds. My previous stick blender had only two speeds, period, and they were way too fast. I like the lower speeds for CP and lotion making as well. At the faster speeds my CP would go to thick trace so fast it made my head spin. Easy to clean. I like it!


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Kimberly
7/18/2017
Not a fan of this blender.

I should have probably paid better attention to reviews here., but when my last stick blender died, I figured I'd go to soapers for a replacement. I agree with other reviewers that the bottom of this is too shallow and it suctions to the bottom of the bowl. I remedy it by picking up the blender, but that leads to more splashing which certainly isn't what I want. Another way I've solved this problem is to use the top button. It seems to run backwards and cause less suction. I pulse between the 2 buttons. Still, I don't like it. To make matters worse, it broke on me after maybe 16 batches of soap. Not big batches either. I guess that will force me to go find another blender.

Tina from Bramble Berry replies...
Hi Kimberly! I'm sorry the design of this stick blender didn't work for you! We did lots of testing before bring in this new blender and found it to work great for soap. It definitely should not have broken after so few uses! Customer service has contacted to directly to help resolve this.


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gerri
7/17/2017
blender

as I am new at soaping maybe I cant evaluate this as well as more experienced soapers. but anyway. I found this has a LOT of power, it does suction to the bottom of the bowl so I just go easy and stir a lot between pulses. I dont usually go for thick trace as I am interested in the complex pattern soaps. this works great for me so far. no complaints.


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heather
4/10/2017
Love it!!!!

I've had this blender now for almost a month & really love it. I've previously had 3 Cuisinart stick blenders, but on 2 of them, the part the connects the blade to the shaft fell out & no longer makes a liquid tight seal. Didn't care for the redesigned model so I was looking for another blender. Bought this one from BB & I've been very happy with it. Made lots of batches of CP soap with this blender without any issues mentioned by other reviewers. It does have a very powerful motor & will create a strong suction if you continuously use it to blend your soap batter, but I use it on the lowest setting & only use the blender in 10 second burst & use it like a whisk the rest of the time (just like I did with my Cuisinart) & it works great! It's shaft is shorter than my previous blender, but I make 4 lb & under batches, using a 3 quart batter bowl, and it's plenty tall enough for those. I've also made lotion with the blender, & as long as the speed was 3 or under, it didn't make anymore splatters than my previous blender. Also used it for a batch of liquid soap, & it preformed beautifully for that purpose too. My crockpot has a flat surface (instead of the concave bottom of my batter bowls) so I was able to use it on the highest power without any splattering. If you make large batches of soap, you might want to get a small power drill & a paint mixer/stirring attachment. Those work great for large batches of soap & you can find all metal attachments that can be disinfected for lotion making too.

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