In general, we’ve been pretty impressed with Philips’ blenders; they’re simple, sturdy and efficient. Today we’re going to take a look at the Philips HR2020, to see if it’s up to their usual standard.
The device has a 400w motor built-in. Certainly not the most powerful around then, but should do the job for milkshakes, smoothies and soups none-the-less. It’s got 2 speeds and a pulse setting too.
The jug is a fairly large 1.75 litre one, and is made of break-resistant plastic.
The blade uses the same serrated 5 star design as Philips other blenders, and we found it to be efficient and effective. We’ll see how well it fares with the 400 watt motor driving it later.
The blades are detachable, making both the jug and blades nice and easy to clean once you’re done.
To top off the package, Philips are giving a 2 year guarantee with the HR2020/50.
We found that most blenders were cheapest at Amazon.co.uk, including the Philips HR2020 which is currently available for 23% off.
Philips HR2020 Blender Features and Specifications
- 400w motor – 2 speeds + pulse function
- 1.75 l break proof jug
- Modern silver finish
- 5 star serrated blade
- Detachable blade
- 2 year guarantee
Customer Feedback and Reviews
Around 79% of customers were happy with their purchase. Although this is the overwhelming majority, this means that around 1 in 5 people didn’t like the HR2020; a worrying trend.
So what did the happy customers have to say?
A lot of these customers said that the size of the jug was impressive, and meant that they could make enough soup for a whole family. Whilst the 1.75 litre jug is a good size, the Philips HR2160 blender is cheaper and has a larger 2 litre jug. If a large jug is what you’re looking for, we’d recommend checking out that model instead.
It seemed that people who were happy with the device were mainly using it for blending soft ingredients,for soups and smoothies. It seems to do an efficient job when employed for these simple tasks. However, many customers complained of its inability to deal with ice and frozen fruits efficiently; probably due to the 400w motor which doesn’t have a whole lot of power behind it.
One problem that quite a few customers had experienced, is that it’s possible to screw the lid on into the wrong position. Unfortunately a few people had experienced a big mess when liquid sprayed out of the lid due to it being in the wrong position. Not good!
The biggest problem that we noticed, though, was the number of dissatisfied customers who had experienced leakages. All of them mentioned similar circumstances; at first the blender worked perfectly, before begin to leak from the bottom after several months. Bearing in mind that the electrical components are contained directly underneath the unit, this is very very bad (not to mention messy).
If you hadn’t already guessed, we’re not going to recommend the Philips HR2020. In fact, even if customers hadn’t mentioned fundamental problems, we still wouldn’t have recommended it. The fact is that Philips themselves sell a cheaper blender with a better spec than this, so we can’t see any reason to go with this one.