Breville 800BLXL Die-Cast Hemisphere 2-Speed Blender : I asked for something like a vitamix

When our lower-powered breville blender gave out after long service, we first replaced it with a vitamix, thinking that was the best of breed — wrong. We found the vitamix flimsy in feel and unstable during use, and returned it to get this breville instead. It is a delight – handles a wide variety tasks with great efficiency, and i love the automatic turn-off on the controls, so that you don’t have to stand there watching it.

Very pleased with the product. The jar is large, and easy to clean. Best of all, the machine is powerful, so making smoothies with frozen fruit is a breeze. Only strange feature is the smoothie function, that uses alternating blasts of power – to chop frozen fruit – but after 2nd time through the cycle, it ends up shooting the liquid up the jar, totally covering the inside of the lid.

Breville 800BLXL Die-Cast Hemisphere 2-Speed Blender with 67-Ounce Polycarbonate Jar

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  • 1000-watt blender offers push-button controls and 2 speed settings plus pulse
  • Extra-wide stainless-steel blades hug bowl to prevent food from being trapped
  • Stainless-steel and polymer motor helps eliminate friction and create quiet blending
  • Dishwasher-safe 67-ounce polycarbonate jar with measurement markings and leak-free lid
  • Measures 7 by 7-3/4 by 18-1/4 inches; 1-year limited warranty

My brother is a serious cook so we tend to buy heavy duty equipment for him. This was the sturdiest blender we could find and he loved it from the start. He has used it numerous times over the past four years and it still performs as good as new. One star ratings because of perceived ‘pockets of air’ seem off-base to me.

I got this blender approximately a year ago after doing research and deciding i didn’t want to spend the money on a vitamix. Overall, i am pretty satisfied with the product and am happy knowing breville will stand behind their product. On the other hand, as other reviewers have said, there is a very obnoxious ‘air bubble’ problem that requires me to stop the blender constantly then shake and stir the contents. This makes making a smoothie a longer process than i’d really prefer. I’d say over 50% of the time i just take out my little magic bullet blender that gets the job done a lot quicker (albeit not as quietly as the breville).

I got this blender as a christmas present 2 years ago. I asked for something like a vitamix. I liked it immediately because of the power, how easily it chopped frozen fruit as my plan was to make frozen smoothies daily. I immediately determined that it was not as good as the vitamix because it did not totally break down greens in my smoothie but i still liked it for the price. Over time i started to notice that liquids would leak from the bottom. Now 2 years after having this blender it has gotten to the point that at least 2-3 ounces of liquid pour from the bottom during each use. This is disappointing because of course i am outside the warranty. Some reviewers have mentioned only removing the blade a few times a year, if i dont take the blade off at least every other use it smells. I think its poorly designed. Overall its been ok for 2 years but for the money i’d expect it to last longer.

Breville 800BLXL Die-Cast Hemisphere 2-Speed Blender with 67-Ounce Polycarbonate Jar : I have used it for shakes and smoothies and it really is efficient.

I love the one touch snow cone :).

The best blender i’ve ever owned.

This blender kicks a**my wife and i use the blender for smoothies and protein shakes, at least 2x-3x/day. We’ve burned our way through a couple of cuisinarts, and a few other lesser brands. This machine is rock solid, and crushes ice perfectly. Very easy to clean, and more importantly, very easy to take apart and put back together. Was a bit skeptical at first, given some of the reviews; however, we’re about a month into it and love this machine.

Every bit as good as a the ‘big money’ models, at 1/3 the price.

I’d not expect that it’s so quiet but mine one has different color of jar and buttom.

I have had this blender for over two years, i have also had the vitamix 6300 during a 30 day trial period and i would have kept it if i could justify the price and considering my breville could do most of the stuff the vitamix could do with some patience and time. Below are pros and cons and my honest review. Powerful 1000w motorbacked by breville, a well known company with a great reputation. Programs do what they are supposed to do. Options for blend, smoothie or ice (auto pulsate)lightweight yet durable container. Purchased for less than $200, half the price of a basic vita-mix. Easy to disassemble for deep cleaning. Replacement jugs and blades are cheap and can be easily purchased from breville. Cons:metal plating tends to peel, would love to be able to restore it.

This literally crush ice to powder awesome blender.

I have been trying to find the perfect blender for smoothies and some lighter duty kitchen work. It’s the best blender i have ever used. I was concerned that it would be super noisy with such a powerful motor, but was pleasantly surprised that it made no more noise than a standard blender. It was a breeze to use, crushes ice easily and cleans up easily. Highly recommend this model. Few things in life are ever worth what you pay for them these days, but breville has made a wonderful product here.

I got this blender for christmas and i love it. Obvious good quality and performs flawlessly. I love the very simple settings, which are automatically programmed to pulse correctly. Much easier to use than standard blenders with a zillion small buttons. I don’t know what to think about the user who’s blender ‘blew up’ and the user whose blender motor failed; i will report back if that happens to me. I have read the entire instruction manual; it does warn not to process heavy loads longer than 10 seconds. Any blender motor will burn out eventually under those circumstances but it’s always possible a couple of lemons made it through the manufacturing process. I hope that isn’t the case with this product.

I am very satisfied with this blender. The motor is very powerfull. The sharp blades crushes ice in no time at all. However it is taller than expected. The pull hole on the top brings it to the hight of my upper cabinets. Love the fact my smoothies come out perfect every time. Make sure not to over fill the jar. To much capacity may cause the lid to blow or over heat your motor. Had to unplug the blender and pore some out before starting again. The controls all light up at once and begin to flash; letting you know there is a problem. Saftey button on the blender and the breville juicer are great features. Had to use it on my juicer to turn it back on after a few minutes. After an automatic shut down.

I bought this blender to make vegatable smoothies. I find i can blend everything i put in it. I guess maybe the vit-a-mix may be better for some things but this works very well for my needs and the cost wasn’t out of the ball park.

The lid was too difficult to remove for my wife. Did an ok job chopping ice, but not smooth enough for our tastes.

Looks good work fine so far.

You wont be disapointed with this blender. I have tryed many others over the years and will testity of its quality. It has blended dozens of fruit smoothies for a year now with no problems.

This blender, quite simply, exceeds all of my expectations. Admittedly, i didn’t purchase mine from amazon. Com because sur la table offers me a substantial discount on all my purchases which comes in below amazon’s price and i don’t have to wait for shipping. I use my breville hemisphere daily to blend a healthy protein shake for my family’s breakfast comprised of a variety of powdered supplements (no chemicals or artificial anything, things like protein powder, powdered peanut butter, powdered super-food, true cinnamon (not cassia), etc. ), uncooked organic oatmeal, raw eggs, and almond milk. My last blender, a just-ok cuisinart cbt-500 i bought years ago before i knew better, routinely left me with ice chunks, bits of oatmeal, and the like. This blender delivers a perfectly smooth and velvety shake with hardly a trace of oatmeal, nothing else distinguishable aside from great taste, and especially no ice chips. Although i haven’t yet used it to blend anything else (we use our breville sous chef for the bulk of our food ‘processing’), i am betting i’d be highly impressed. Oh, and this blender is *very* quiet.

I’m writing this review because of my dismay at what some negative reviewers wrote. I’m not confident they have this blender. I bought mine 3 years ago and love it. I use it five days a week to make a breakfast drink of various cut frozen fruit and milk and i make frozen cocktails a couple times a month. This is one of the most powerful blenders on the market. All blenders are loud, but the pitch of the ‘whir’ is deeper than other blenders i’ve owned. First: it is beautifully designed. Without any effort, you just set the jar on the base and push a button and that’s it. You have nothing to line up or twist to lock; just set it down on the base. No worries about it falling over or the bottom falling out and spilling everything. No particles get stuck under the blades and there are no places for particles to get stuck inside the jar/blade mechanism. It is heavy and sturdy on the counter with thick rubber feet. It doesn’t ‘migrate’ at all.