Phillips is a Dutch multinational electronics company established in 1891 most notable in my mind for first introducing the compact audio cassette in 1963. As a quick note on the company themselves they have a great reputation for customer service, with a website supplying the usual FAQs, but also 3 ways to contact them with an problem; a none too expensive phone line, email or best of all live chat - But how do they do with blenders?
Well as anyone who has read my reviews before knows, I'm a bit of a Philips fan and this one doesn't disappoint. As always it looks great in the kitchen, is light, but sturdy and comes with some nifty storage solutions - When not in use the power cord stores under the base unit and the jug turns upside down over the top (handy now that it's taken a bit of a backseat to my processor). We bought this to make purees for my daughter when I first started weaning and it stood up a gruelling schedule of a variety of fruit, veg and meats several times a week, it was still going strong when it was sadly consigned to the back of the cupboard.
Other good points include the simplicity of use and even better the simplicity of the cleaning. Also the wide neck makes it easy to pour things in, even from a saucepan and again there's the suction cup feet that stop it from tipping.
The one downside I can find is that it is a little loud, but I have two-year-old daughter and a 15-year-old son so nothing compares to them.
This is definitely another hit for Philips, just have a think about an all singing and dancing processor before you spend the money.
Short name: Philips HR2020