Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 40
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shaqthelab Very impressed!
I went all over looking for a blender that didnt have a million negative reviews on walmart.com and that river in South America place :). This one was on sale at the actual store and had a matching coffee pot and processor. I have owned them for 2 months and have used this blender at least 5 days a week blending smoothies with cubes of ice. I think the other reviewer got a defect because I have never had a problem. I just set the preset buttom and leave. Also, when i'm done I just add a little water and soap and the thing cleans itself. I highly recommended it
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hausofrak Only had two months, so far its been excellent with everything that I've thrown at it. However there is an odor from the unit after its been on a few minutes , like hot metal . I use it at least three times a day mainly for protein drinks and smoothies. I have no major complaint for this unit for the price it can't be beat , its has a very powerful motor and comes with six blades. Its hard to find this much power and this type of blade assembly for this price. Its a bargain!! You won't be disappointed . Did not rate durability simply because of the time in my possession.
Rated 5 out of 5 by ButterflysReflections LOVE IT!
I love how I do not have to cool down cooked foods before I blend them. I love the preset buttons. My butternut soup blended perfectly and all I had to do was push a button...no guess work. I will say if you are making a smoothie & using frozen fruit, to defrost first or use the frozen drink setting. It didn't quite blend on smoothie when frozen. I haven't tried crushing ice but I have made quite a few milk shakes. This blender is tall and a little obtrusive. I do however love the large glass jar and all the added features...like the wash cycle! This blender is definitely worth the money!
Rated 5 out of 5 by GlitterGranny Best Blender I've Ever Had
This is a great blender and works amazingly well. It has a lot of power and does a great job on everything I've used it for. I would highly recommend this blender without hesitation.
Rated 5 out of 5 by lynnei Farberware!!! Farberware!!! Farberware!!!
Have had this blender for approximately six weeks. It makes my smoothies, shakes and soup extremely fast with everything being the right consistency. I am giving away my previous, well known brand, extremely expensive blender and keeping this one. Even if something does go wrong with it I would buy it again. I could buy 6 of them for the amount of money I spent on the last blender that didn't work half as good. My only complaint is that I can't seem to take all of the pieces apart for cleaning. The self cleaning works great but the blender is described as coming apart to be able to clean the base, blades and pitcher. I can't get that to happen but it is still a wonderful blender.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Valuefdr Simple, quick and powerful!
I've had it for three weeks, use it daily and couldn't be anymore pleased. It is powerful to blend from ice to raw beets. It's not quiet, but to this day I have not seen a powerful blender that is quiet, unless they have that clear plastic box they put at starbucks. So other than the noise generated by the powerful blending I think it's great. It mixes everything I have used it for, it's very easy to clean, the glass container is sturdy and the design of the engine box is clean and modern. I like the programmed blends for smoothies for example, where it starts and stops by itself for like 3-4 times before it goes on full force. The lid fits tightly and there is no room for spill over. So it stays very clean easily. I am absolutely pleased with it!
Rated 5 out of 5 by JaksonG Great Smoothie Maker
I bought this blender mainly for making smoothies and it works great. The pre-programed buttons make everything simple. Sometimes a couple of marble size pieces of ice are left but that's no big deal to me. The glass container is very heavy and the unit seems sturdy and easy to clean.
Rated 5 out of 5 by SDNova I've had tons of blenders before this one & I can clearly this is the best one I've ever had. It crushes Ice smooth and is wonder for making smoothies, shakes, ice coffee drinks, everything you need for summer
Rated 5 out of 5 by LCB2 Love this blender!
I had been looking for a blender to make smoothies and came across the Farberware Blender on Walmart's web site. I read the many glowing reviews and thought that I would order it. Well, it did not disappoint. The pre-programmed settings are great for smoothies, soups, etc. For the price, this is a great blender.
Rated 5 out of 5 by dawneiegirl Finally!!!
Been looking for a blender that will CRUSH ICE! Have purchased several lately and returned all. FINALLY I found one that works and doesn't cost $200.00. Can't say about reliability because I've only owned a couple of months. Yea Walmart! Thank you.
Rated 5 out of 5 by pamcakes4 Buy This Blender!
This blender is absolutely amazing! I've had it for about a month and use it almost everyday and it does everything it says perfectly. I've blended upwards of three cups of ice when making smoothies and or mixed drinks and it makes them perfectly smooth. The easy clean setting works well, but most of the time I like to take the entire thing apart and clean it. I love the pulse features too! I've already recommended this blender to family and friends, it is definitely the one to buy!
Rated 1 out of 5 by Tinka63136 Do not buy this
I bought this blender thinking that I was going to get a product that worked great. I was sadly mistaken. The blender does not come with a tamper, first so you will have to stop the blender to move the food around. Then I attempted to crush ice and that did not work. I did how ever made a smoothie and it did come out well. I believe if this blender had a tamper it would be a better product.
Rated 5 out of 5 by jeanpfaz If you like smoothies/shakes, you will LOVE this!
Before I say anything, if you're interested in this blender, I recommend purchasing it from Walmart ASAP! Amazon currently is offering it from an outside vendor at $74.99 with $8.22 shipping (10-25-2012).
At first I was very disappointed, because after I placed my site-to-store order, I got a message from Walmart: "Unfortunately, we've had to cancel the items listed below because they were not available in your selected store... We're sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you. If you are still interested in these items, they may be available for pickup at another Walmart store, or they may be available for home delivery." I opted to have it shipped, which cost an additional $4.97. Well, it was worth the wait and the extra postage!
This is a powerful blender, and it has features I hadn't even noticed when I was researching it. The first thing I made in it was a smoothie for my husband and myself. There is actually a "smoothies" button, and pressing it causes the unit to alternately pulse and rest numerous times and then do a little more lengthy blend. Anyway, the smoothie turned out just perfect: http://www.keyingredient.com/recipes/8004043/smoothie-blueberry-sunrise-smoothie/ (I microwaved the egg in a 1-cup measuring cup).
PRO and CON: The lid fits very snuggly (a good thing, right?). In order to get enough leverage to get it off, I have to take the bowl off the base and set it directly on the countertop, take the little center lid off, and then it's still a little challenging to get it off. Maybe it will get easier with time.
1. The short cord Jack mentions in the video is not a factor for me, since I place it right in front of an outlet. The cord actually measures 28 inches plus the plug.
2. I actually purchased this blender to replace a kitchen aid blender that I had been using to make potato pancakes (a blender takes up less counter space and looks better than my 20-year-old Cuisinart food processor--which is more efficient for chopping vegetables), but the manual says: DO NOT place any of the following in the blender:
* Dry foods, such as bread, cheese, nuts and coffee beans.
* Large pieces of frozen foods
* Tough foods such as raw turnips, sweet potatoes and potatoes
3. As you can see in the video, it is not efficient at chopping LARGE quantities of ice. Even if he had added liquid, he still would have had to take the lid off and stir it a few times--a lesson I learned from experience.
I highly recommend this video if you're interested in this blender:
Rated 5 out of 5 by Belpianeta I will say only one word "exceptional"
Rated 5 out of 5 by MeriinTucson Great kitchen appliance
Blender/smoothie maker in one...plus other settings as well, including crushing ice. I use this daily. My old one, the bullet was useless. Should have known!
Rated 2 out of 5 by Otto99999 Really liked it but
We really liked the blender, made excellent frozen drinks, easy to clean powerful, looks nice and was build (we thought) solid. But it self-destructed in about a month. The rubber that connects the motor unit to the jar just stripped off ... I think I may take it back and get another one and hope it lasts.
Rated 1 out of 5 by MEGANAITOR PURCHASED A LEMON
After doing some research on blenders and watching the demo video for this blender I thought it would be a great value for the money. After getting it home and reading over the user manual we plugged it in and put it through the self clean cycle it worked perfectly. We then put our blended coffee ingredients in (1 cup ice, a little milk. and coffee powder.) touched the pre- programmed blended drink feature which turns off when done. After 2 quick pulses the blender went off and that was the end of the blender. I don't know if the motor burnt out or what. It is suppose to have a feature that prevents it from over heating. The manual says if this happens wait 20 minutes and plug it back in and try it so we did. Nothing completley dead. The next morning we tried it again still nothing. We returned it to wal-mart bought a ninja hope it works out for us. If not it will go back as well and the search will continue.
Rated 5 out of 5 by jdfrgs Works great - good value!
Gear on base is heavy duty rubber and gear on pitcher is heavy plastic so gear on base gives before it would strip - nice detail. Settings are nice to make different items like smoothies or frozen drinks. Good quality. Good price.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Coorbear114 Very Disappointed
We bought this blender and used it twice. On the second time, it would not work. We could hear it trying to work, power on, lights on, but would not work. Took it back and exchanged for another blender thinking it was just a fluke. Got home, plugged in the new one, NOTHING, no power, no lights, nothing.
Very disappointed in the product.
Rated 5 out of 5 by smoothiequeen17 Love it so far!
I have it for about 3 weeks and love it! I use it almost daily for a vegetable/fruit smoothie and it works great. I put two whole oranges today and it blended that in seconds. Not that great with ice so if you need something that crushes ice, it may not be the best choice.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marie1086 One month so far and love it
My son and I use this 3 to 4 times a day. I always have ice or frozen fruit in there and it works like magic. Plan on getting another one so one for my son and one for me.
Rated 5 out of 5 by OneRetiredGirl We love this blender, the best we've owned so far. Love the one touch buttons.
Rated 1 out of 5 by sargeret Did not chop ice - made snow with lots of large ice cubes left. Did not try it for anything else. If it won't chop ice well I don't want it.
Rated 2 out of 5 by OurWholeGang Wore two out in nine months
Good news: great customer service from Farberware. They were easy to deal with and immediately shipped out replacement parts as my new blender started to wear out.
Bad news: I used this basically every day. Within three months the blade became loose and wobbly in the base and began gradually grinding up the plastic casing. Farberware shipped me a new blade assembly. Then the plastic gears where the blender motor meets the jar completely stripped and wore out. (The main drive gear was plastic!) Farberware shipped me an entire new blender. Warranty is only a year, so if you use a blender a lot you might want to think of this as a one-year lease.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ato10 So far I am very satisfied with my purchase of "Farberware" Heavy-Duty 10 Speed Blender. You do not have to spend hundreds of dollars to get a good product. This blender has a strong 700 watt motor, 6 point blades and stainless steel base. I use this appliance every few days in preparing my meals, snacks, dressings and sauces.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Breepm Love it
I have only had this for a week or so, but I use it every single day and I love it. The best feature, the easy clean. It works extremely well. I drink smoothies every morning and the smoothie button always works extremely well and always blends with no lumps or clumps left.
Rated 5 out of 5 Blended 4lbs of Kale in One Day
I've been using this for a little over a week (so I hold the right to reneg on this review at any time) and loved it, but I wasn't totally sold on the durability. After all, doing a smoothie or two a day is one thing, but over the long haul? Well, today I put four pounded of kale through this thing continuously (and am now freezing it). Next will come four pounds of spinach, and I expect it to work just fine.
Rated 5 out of 5 by iloveallanimals1 The best blender that I have ever owned.
Rated 5 out of 5 by MahaloNui Farberware Blender
I have not actually used this blender yet, but I have verified that it works as I anticipated.
This explains why I cannot give the "Meets Expectations" listed the rating of "excellent".
I'm quite pleased with this blender. It's attractive, and is the state-of-the-art for its genre.
I have utmost faith that when I need to use the blender, it will more than meet my expectations because it's a Farberware product, and Farberware makes high-quality small appliances.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Eldaram dont buy this
doesn't blend for nothing!! really bad blender