4.3
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Model:
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Breville Ikon Hemisphere Blender

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Breville Ikon Hemisphere Blender
 
4.3

(based on 12 reviews)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

I love this blender

I absolutely love this blender. At first, I wasn't sure if I should purchase this blender since the price is higher than I would normally pay. I found a coupon and purchased this...Read complete review

I absolutely love this blender. At first, I wasn't sure if I should purchase this blender since the price is higher than I would normally pay. I found a coupon and purchased this blender.

Blending Power
I would say this blender has very high blending power. It will crush everything you put into the blender in a very short time frame.

Ease of Cleaning
It is easy cleaning this blender. The only thing I found hard was taking it apart the first few times. Once you take apart one or two times, you can usually master it every time after that. I usually just take it apart, and stick all of the parts in the dishwasher.

Ease of Use
This blender is easy to use, I have older children who are able to use it on their own. I also like how you can use this blender for many different things. I've found out through Pinterest you can use this blender for chopping onions, grinding coffee beans, crushing ice, and making cocktails.

Design
I think the design is great. Like I said above, it is pretty easy to use. If you can't find something you want to use, the user manual is very helpful.

Durability
I've had mine for one year and it is very durable. The container is made of heavy glass so I haven't had any issues with it leaking.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Breville Ikon Hemisphere, state-of-the-art styling, power to get

The Hemisphere has a beautiful state-of-the art design, functions well, and has many user-friendly features, like large, easy-to-read measurement markings and easy-to-press buttons.
I have very little negative to say about this...Read complete review

The Hemisphere has a beautiful state-of-the art design, functions well, and has many user-friendly features, like large, easy-to-read measurement markings and easy-to-press buttons.
I have very little negative to say about this blender so I may as well get that out of the way and say, I found it a little hard at first to remove the stainless steel blade for cleaning, but I have got it down to a science now.
The Breville Hemisphere, in my opinion, is the most excellent choice for so many usable functions, like making smoothies, grinding coffee beans, chopping onions, and ice crushing,
The jar is user friendly for both left and right-handed people and all of its parts can be put right in the dishwasher. There is a finger sized loop right on the lid to help pull it off the jar, as well as a loop on the power cord that makes it easy to pull out of the wall socket.
I found that the users manual was extremely thorough and offers how-to photographs and speed charts to make everything more clear.
The Hemisphere also carries a limited one year warranty.

Blending Power
I use it for everything from smoothies to crushing ice with no complaints at all.

Versatility
I grind my coffee beans, puree my fruits and crush ice. How much more versatile can you be?

Ease of Cleaning
The stainless steel blade is a bit difficult to remove but once you've done it, you get the hang fast!

Ease of Use
Drop it in, choose a button, press power and you're in business! Very easy.

Design
Elegant and powerful. State-of the-art design. Love it.

Durability
Strong and powerful. No complaints here.

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5.0

Really a fast blender!

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from India

Pros

  • Easy To Clean
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Crushing Ice
    • Large Kitchen
    • Small Kitchen

    Comments about Breville Ikon Hemisphere Blender:

    I was a bit skeptical to buy this blender because of its rather high price tag. finally, I was able to buy this one thanks to a coupon I got.
    Blending Power
    It crushes everything you put into it with gusto. It has an amazing blending speed that will leave you awestruck. Only few blenders have a blending speed like this one.
    Ease of Use
    The blender even though looks a bit tough to use for the first time. You will get hang of it after few usage and can blend items within minutes.
    Ease of Cleaning
    It is not so tough to clean this blender as it looks. You will be easily able to clean after two three times. It only takes few minutes.
    Durability
    The container of the blender is made with heavy glass so there is no chance of leaking. It should last for 2-3 years easily.

     
    5.0

    I love this blender

    By 

    from USA

    Comments about Breville Ikon Hemisphere Blender:

    I absolutely love this blender. At first, I wasn't sure if I should purchase this blender since the price is higher than I would normally pay. I found a coupon and purchased this blender.

    Blending Power
    I would say this blender has very high blending power. It will crush everything you put into the blender in a very short time frame.

    Ease of Cleaning
    It is easy cleaning this blender. The only thing I found hard was taking it apart the first few times. Once you take apart one or two times, you can usually master it every time after that. I usually just take it apart, and stick all of the parts in the dishwasher.

    Ease of Use
    This blender is easy to use, I have older children who are able to use it on their own. I also like how you can use this blender for many different things. I've found out through Pinterest you can use this blender for chopping onions, grinding coffee beans, crushing ice, and making cocktails.

    Design
    I think the design is great. Like I said above, it is pretty easy to use. If you can't find something you want to use, the user manual is very helpful.

    Durability
    I've had mine for one year and it is very durable. The container is made of heavy glass so I haven't had any issues with it leaking.

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    5.0

    Works amazing, perfect for smoothies

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    from Wesley Chapel, FL

    Comments about Breville Ikon Hemisphere Blender:

    This is the best blender on the market in my opinion. I was hesitant to purchase it because of the price, but we used a coupon and decided to give it a try. It is perfect. My husband uses it for smoothies and it crushes the ice perfectly and evenly. It shuts off when its done and we have never had a problem with it blending anything. We have had this for over 2 years and have gotten our moneys worth. I would highly recommend this blender. It is also very quiet.

    Blending Power
    Very powerful, yet quiet.

    Versatility
    It is a larger blender, but we keep it on the counter for everyday use.

    Ease of Cleaning
    Very easy to clean, just like a normal blender.

    Ease of Use
    Very easy to use, the buttons on the front are easy to read and understand.

    Durability
    This blender is very durable and blends just about anything. It crushes ice very easily and fast and smoothies never have chunks of ice, they are blended perfectly. We have had this for over 2 years without one issue.

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    5.0

    Great Blender

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    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Breville Ikon Hemisphere Blender:

    This is a very good blender. I have never had a problem with it. It works so well and so fast that you'll want to start your own smoothie shop.

    Blending Power
    This blender works so incredibly fast. It makes short work of whatever you put into it. You will have no problem blending up smoothies or drinks, or crushing ice. This will get the job done well and get the job done fast.

    Versatility
    This blender does such a great job of chopping up fruits and vegetables. It also makes short work of nuts and ice.

    Ease of Cleaning
    This blender is very easy to take apart so that you can clean it up. You can just stick the parts in the dishwasher or clean it in the sink. You won't have any problems when it comes to clean up.

    Ease of Use
    Very easy to use this blender. Right out of the box you won't even need to spend much time on the instructions. My kids have already mastered it.

    Design
    This blender just looks great. It will be a focal point in your kitchen. A timeless design.

    Durability
    The blades are still going strong after many uses. A very durable blender.

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    5.0

    Great blender for a versatile lifestyle that will fit your needs

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    from USA

    Comments about Breville Ikon Hemisphere Blender:

    This blender is perfect for all of our kitchen needs. We use it for smoothies, to make baby food, or adult beverages. We love it and would recommend it to anyone because of it's versatility in the kitchen and durability. It is super easy to clean which is a plus for a busy mom.

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    1.0

    Breville Ikon Hemisphere, state-of-the-art styling, power to get

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    from USA

    Comments about Breville Ikon Hemisphere Blender:

    The Hemisphere has a beautiful state-of-the art design, functions well, and has many user-friendly features, like large, easy-to-read measurement markings and easy-to-press buttons.
    I have very little negative to say about this blender so I may as well get that out of the way and say, I found it a little hard at first to remove the stainless steel blade for cleaning, but I have got it down to a science now.
    The Breville Hemisphere, in my opinion, is the most excellent choice for so many usable functions, like making smoothies, grinding coffee beans, chopping onions, and ice crushing,
    The jar is user friendly for both left and right-handed people and all of its parts can be put right in the dishwasher. There is a finger sized loop right on the lid to help pull it off the jar, as well as a loop on the power cord that makes it easy to pull out of the wall socket.
    I found that the users manual was extremely thorough and offers how-to photographs and speed charts to make everything more clear.
    The Hemisphere also carries a limited one year warranty.

    Blending Power
    I use it for everything from smoothies to crushing ice with no complaints at all.

    Versatility
    I grind my coffee beans, puree my fruits and crush ice. How much more versatile can you be?

    Ease of Cleaning
    The stainless steel blade is a bit difficult to remove but once you've done it, you get the hang fast!

    Ease of Use
    Drop it in, choose a button, press power and you're in business! Very easy.

    Design
    Elegant and powerful. State-of the-art design. Love it.

    Durability
    Strong and powerful. No complaints here.

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    5.0

    Wonderful!

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    from USA

    Comments about Breville Ikon Hemisphere Blender:

    Breville makes great products! I have never had an issue with any of their products! I highly recommend them!

    Durability
    I accidently dropped my friends Breville Blender once and it was a hard hit but when I picked it up it had a few scratches but nothing was broken and it still worked great!

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    4.0

    Functional and Easy to Use Breville Icon

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    from USA

    Comments about Breville Ikon Hemisphere Blender:

    I love my Breville Icon. I use it several times a week and find that it is very functional and easy to use. I got my husband interested in this blender because he loves making power smoothies before working out and this is the best blender for that. This blender is very good at chopping fruits and vegetables. I love making salsa using it and it chops up onions and blends tomatoes, cilantro and limes easily and with minimal effort on my part. I love that all of the parts are easy to disconnect from each other so when it's time for cleaning it I just do a quick rinse of the parts and then put them in the dishwasher. I also really appreciated the informative manual because I had a few questions at first about how to put it together but the manual helped answer all of my questions. The buttons are all easy to understand and I find that this blender is simple and very functional. I would recommend this blender to anyone and am going to get my mom one for Christmas.

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    5.0

    Good quality but expensive

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    from Houston, TX

    Comments about Breville Ikon Hemisphere Blender:

    For a blender, this model is very expensive. But the container is made of glass, which is great for durability and the motor is very powerful. It has not burned out on me yet and I do a lot of heavy duty blending. I also use it to puree baby food several times a day so it gets a lot of use. I feel good about the glass material being safe for my baby.

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    3.0

    Good blender, but not great

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    from Orlando, FL

    Comments about Breville Ikon Hemisphere Blender:

    I have had this blender for some time now. I had to replace the glass jar as well as the blade because the blade jammed and refused to work anymore. Apparently around that time, Breville had redesigned the way the blade is inserted into the jar, so they replaced my jar and blade for free which was great! I mainly make smoothies with mine, but have to be careful not to add too little liquid (the way the blade rotates creates air pockets, so the smoothie tends to jam up and won't blend). All in all it is a good basic blender for doing basic blending...it is not a good design for frozen fruits/thicker liquids. I think I will look to get a Vitamix for that.

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