When you first see the Breville BBL605XL Hemisphere Control blender, you’ll think it was made 10 years ago. But looks are deceiving. The real question is whether a $200 blender can deliver on the goods. Here’s my review.
The Breville Hemisphere blender is a pretty good machine, but it’s not the cream of the crop. It generally produces smooth shakes and smoothies (with no leftover chunks), but the motor feels a little underpowered compared to some of the other high end blenders. Sometimes it does get bogged down, but it will work its way through after a moment or two. On the plus side, the blender is pretty easy to use right out of the box.
The Breville blender has a really nice 60-second auto-shutoff feature. You can just drop in fruits and veggies, set it to one of the 5 speed settings, then let it do its thing. The container is only 48 ounces, but that’s still plenty of room for your basic drinks/smoothies. And having all the cup and liter measurements printed right on the container is definitely a nice feature.
The Breville BBL605XL is one quiet machine. Most people would describe it having a lower pitched hum sound. You could probably blend your morning smoothie and never have to worry about waking other people up.
This blender only has a one-year warranty, which isn’t much when you’re paying a couple hundred dollars for it. And it does seem like you’ll need it, because I’ve heard of it breaking down on some people. But the good news is that Breville does honor the warranty.
If the price and the uber-quiet motor were the only factors, the Breville BBL605XL Hemisphere Control Blender would easily be ranked at the top. But its underpowered motor and short warranty knock it down a few pegs. Still, this is a pretty decent blender overall.