Philips HL7701/00 750 Watts Mixer Grinder Review


Philips HL7701/00 is one of the highly-rated mixer grinders available in the market. It is powered by a 750-watt motor and comes with 4 jars which include a juicer jar.

In this review, we talk about its build quality, performance, durability and other key aspects to understand before buying it.

Summary

With fairly good performance, durability and available at competitive pricing, Philips HL7701 is an excellent mid-segment mixer grinder to choose from. It has a durable construction and is efficient at grinding soft and hard ingredients with ease. Other than that the handles appear a bit flimsy along the joints, you can’t really find a fault with the mixer grinder.

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PROS:

  • Good grinding efficiency
  • Excellent value for money
  • Compact and aesthetically pleasant

CONS:

  • Handle quality could have been better.

You may also like our article on Best Mixer Grinders In India

Jars

Philips HL7701 review- Jars

The mixer grinder comes with 4 jars. They are-

– 500 ml chutney jar
– 1 litre medium-sized grinding jar
– 1.75 litre wet grinding jar
– 1.5 litre juicer jar

The main jars come with a stainless steel body. While the smaller jars have white plastic lids, the wet grinding jar has a polycarbonate lid.

The jars are not leakproof. In fact, if you add too much water into the smaller jars, the lid could pop open and cause a mess.

The rubber gasket used is just about average in quality.

The juicer jar design is pretty much the standard that you can see in Preethi and Philips. It comes with a polycarbonate body and a strainer in the middle.

Overall, the jar quality is above average.

Housing

The housing which comes in white is pretty compact. It has a 3-speed setting and pulse option controlled using a knob.

The unit has standard safety features like vacuum suction feet, an overload protection switch and a shockproof body.

But unlike most other options, it has just a 2 pin plug instead of 3. So, a slight tug at the wire might detach the plug from the socket.

Performance

philips hl7701 mixer grinder review

The mixer grinder does a pretty good job for a 750-watt mixer grinder. It can grind spices, make chutney, batter etc pretty well.

What we really liked about the chutney jar is that the blades are very close to the bottom surface. So, it can grind dry and wet ingredients uniformly and into a fine consistency. But if the quantity of ingredients is too small, it may not require more time and you may have to scrape together all the ingredients a few times so that it gets ground properly.

The middle jar can be used for both dry and wet grinding. That as well as the large wet grinding jar does an excellent job at grinding batter, making milkshakes etc. 

When it comes to juicing watermelon, it does a pretty neat job. With oranges too, the results are decent with leftover pulp retaining a moderate level of juice. But when it comes to extracting coconut milk, the results aren’t quite optimal. The leftover crushed coconut at the centre retains a lot of milk which needs to be manually extracted.

Given the pricing, the unit does a pretty good job.

Ease of Cleaning

The design is pretty much standard and can be cleaned without much special care. 

The manual says to add a drop of dishwashing liquid to water and run it for 30 seconds. This is helpful in removing any food residue stuck between the blades.

The plastic lids, though white, don’t stain that easily. 

Durability and Aftersales Service

The stainless steel used for Philips HL7701 is a tad thinner than other mixer grinder brands.

Its handles also appeared flimsy around the joints connecting white and Lavender sides.

That being said, when we checked with friends and relatives who have been using Philips mixer grinders for the past 5-7 years, they never had an issue with the jar except for the gasket getting too loose or breaking and needing replacement.

Philips has a fairly wide network of aftersales service centres in India. And even local stores have the spares and expertise to repair them.

Flaws, But Not Deal Breakers

The jar handles, as we mentioned, appear a bit flimsy.

Though we were able to grind hard spices like garam masala and turmeric quite well, we wouldn’t recommend doing that often with your Philips HL7701. The blades and coupler are likely to get loose if you do so.

Verdict

Overall, Philips HL7701 is an excellent option for those who need a mid-segment mixer grinder that is capable of doing moderate to heavy-duty grinding.

It is priced competitively and is aesthetically appealing too, thus making it a good option for a regular Indian kitchen.

If you don’t want the juicer jar, you can opt for Philips HL7699, which comes with the 3 main jars and costs about Rs. 4000.

Philips HL7701/00 Mixer Grinder

philips hl7701 mixer grinder review
Performance
Ease of Cleaning
Safety
Value For Money
Durability

Summary

With fairly good performance, durability and available at competitive pricing, Philips HL7701 is an excellent mid-segment mixer grinder to choose from. It has a durable construction and is efficient at grinding soft and hard ingredients with ease. Other than that the handles appear a bit flimsy along the joints, you can’t really find a fault with the mixer grinder.

4.1

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Parvathy Pothan

Parvathy Pothan is the founder-editor of Smart Home Guide. She has been featured in All Recipes, The Hindustan Times, Mid-Day, The Print and other leading publications. She completed her graduation in Business Management from EHSAL European University College of Brussels. Following a brief stint at her family business dealing in home maintenance, furnishing fabrics and interior designing, she ventured out to start her own publishing business where she and her team strives to educate consumers and help them make an informed decision for buying home and kitchen appliances.

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