Review of Bajaj Rex 500 watt mixer grinder with Nutri-pro
This post, the Bajaj Rex 500W review, is a closer look at the Bajaj Rex 500 watt mixer grinder to know what makes it the #1 in Amazon’s bestseller mixer grinder list. With a 500W motor, 3 jars, good enough build quality, attractive pricing, Bajaj has pulled off the perfect mixer grinders for the average Indian home.
The Bajaj Rex 500W mixer grinder is a perfect blend of attractive pricing, long-life, mid-range build quality, all packaged into one. It was as if Bajaj took the feedback from 100s of Indian homes and somehow combined everything into one.
The Bajaj Rex 500W is never too much or too little. The 500W motor has enough bite to do the job. The 3 stainless steel jars are rightly-sized for the average Indian family. Its standard 3-speed control has nothing special about it, and it has a design that is neither too pleasing nor too drab.
Overall, the Bajaj Rex… well! is neither too much nor too little mixie. If you are looking for something more (or less), then look elsewhere. Ask the Bajaj Rex to do anything slightly above its comfort zone, and it will moan and complain.
+ The Good
- Tons of positive feedback on Amazon with an excellent 4-stars rating.
- Mouthwatering price. Less than ₹2500
- Best value for money. Comes with three SS jars, a 500W motor, and mid-range build quality.
- It does what it was meant to do brilliantly. As long as you don’t expect anything more, Rex is perfect.
- The Bajaj Rex can perform most kitchen tasks, from blending chutneys to grinding masalas.
– The Bad
- The Bajaj Rex 500W is a good low-end mixer grinder. Ask it to do anything beyond the basic chores the Bajaj Rex will moan and groan.
- You get what you paid for; Rex’s build quality reflects its price.
- The 500W motor struggles with anything harder than black pepper. There is a good chance that the turmeric you put in will come out not fine but coarse.
- Not the greatest after-sales support and most definitely not the best warranty (1-year).
Ratings of Bajaj Rex 500W mixer grinder
- Overall 72.5% 72.5%
- Design 81% 81%
- Performance 61% 61%
- Ease of use 94% 94%
- Customer Support 54% 54%
Key features of the Bajaj Rex 500W mixer
3 sturdy stainless steel jars
Now a closer look at the Bajaj Rex 500W mixer grinder
There are only a few things you need to consider when you buy a mixer-grinder. As long as the Bajaj Rex 500W ticks those boxes, we can be confident in our purchase. Let us look at those few checkboxes and see how the Bajaj Rex scales up to it.
- Design – Rex’s build quality, long-life, number of jars, and other useful accessories
- Performance – Bajaj Rex 500W motor’s ability to be useful around your kitchen. Grinding masalas, chutney, and batters for idli & dosa.
- Ease of use – Is it easy to clean? What about hands-free use?
- Support – What happens when you end up with a lemon (broken/repair piece)?
The Bajaj Rex 500W is no Mercedes Benz! But, it does not disappoint. While its white ABS body can take the color of the masala you are grinding, all it takes is a wet towel to restore its color. The base unit may not look as sleek as the Hamilton Beach 58770-IN, but hey, you paid only a tenth of its price for the Bajaj Rex 500W.
You cannot call the Bajaj Rex’s build outstanding. However, the Bajaj Rex is decently built. The ABS plastic that houses the 500W motor is durable, and all of Rex’s jars are stainless steel. Overall, the Rex will serve you for many years if you take proper care of it. It is not flimsy nor solid and sits right in between the two extremes.
In the box
The Bajaj Rex 500W is an excellent value-for-money mixer. Bajaj ships the Rex with 3 jars, the base unit, a multi-functional blade, a liquidizing blade, a manual, and the warranty card. The power cord material is good and sufficiently long.
For a product that costs less than ₹2500, 3-jars is just amazing. The jar material is SS and is good, the blade design does its job, and the jar handles are long-lasting. The small 0.3L chutney jar does not have a handle (cost-cutting?), but the larger 1.2L liquidizing jar and the 0.8L stainless steel jar both have handles.Taking the hand of the lid while grinding will most certainly decorate your kitchen with batter as the jars-lids do not come with clips to hold them in place.
Bajaj Rex 500W is not an elephant! At merely, 17 inches tall, the Rex is compact. 16.6 x 11.2 x 5.5 inches.
Bajaj Rex’s base has vacuum feet for stability and grip. On the noise front, the body does not offer any soundproofing. You will hear Rex’s 500W motor even as it grinds away. Look-wise, the base unit is not bad. This Bajaj mixer grinder uses ABS plastic as body material.
At 500W, the Bajaj Rex’s motor is at, best, the least powerful motor in the market. Hey, who cares if it costs less than ₹2500! While the 500W motor may struggle with harder ingredients, it should handle chores on most occasions.
Don’t be alarmed! The motor varnish heats up and gives out a burning smell after the first few uses. This should go away in subsequent uses.
Control and Speed
Like 95% of the mixer grinders in India, the Bajaj Rex 500 watts mixer grinder comes with a 3-speed control knob and a pulse option. It lacks features such as overload protection, internal cooling, auto cut-off, etc.
Blending - Soups, juices, and smoothies
The Bajaj Rex 500W does a fine job in blending things together. Your banana or apple smoothie will be silky smooth. Throw anything soft (like a fruit), the Rex dispatches it with relative ease. It does a decent job in making coconut chutneys. Use the 0.8liter liquidizing jar for blending.
Wet grinding - Idli and Dosa Batter
For the Bajaj Rex’s 500W motor, idli and dosa batter are a little far-fetched. Make no mistake, while the Rex can grind out the batter if you are willing to wait. By wait, we mean… Do it in two or three rounds as the Rex cannot make the batter at one shot. Use the 1.2L wet grinding jar if you want to venture to make batters.
Dry grinding - Masala
The Bajaj Rex 500W dispatches pepper, biryani masala, and masala for every other dish with ease. Sadly, the Rex struggles with harder items like turmeric. Even if the morning alarm clock fails, dry grinding in the Rex will get your family up and running early. This is a noisy Bajaj mixer grinder.
Ease of use
The Bajaj Rex 500W is easy to use. The jars fit the base unit with ease, and the lids are easy to use. However, this is not a hands-free unit. Don’t take your hands off the lid while grinding. Overall, makes life easy by aiding easy operation.
The jars are easy to clean. You will need to be careful when cleaning the blades as they can cut and injure. After each use, remember to wipe the base unit with a wet towel.
The ABS plastic offers excellent insulation. But features like an auto cut-off, jar lid locks, overload protection, etc., are amiss in the Bajaj Rex 500W. Watch out! The Rex’s multi-functional blades are sharp, take precautions while using them (blade material is SS).
Bajaj customer support is average at best. Searching through Amazon reviews, we could find several unhappy and frustrated customers. We wish, as consumers, that the product support improves.
Key differentiators of the Bajaj Rex 500W mixer grinder from others in the market
The following factors make the Bajaj Rex is one of the best in the market today.
The Rex combines quality and features at an affordable price
At less than ₹2,500, the Bajaj Rex 500W mixer is excellent value for money
Excellent reliability. The Rex will last several years
Similar Bajaj mixer grinders, upgrades, etc.
The below are some of the other mixer grinders from Bajaj’s stable that you can consider.
Alternatives to the Bajaj Rex 500W MG
The below are other top mixer grinders in the market that you can consider.
- Hamilton Beach 58770 – One of the best in the market.
- Sujata Powermatic Plus – Excellent JMG
- Philips HL7756 – One of the best-selling mixers on Amazon
- Other top sellers on Amazon
Alternate places to buy the Bajaj Rex 500W Plus mixer grinder
You can buy the Bajaj from several online and offline retailers across India. For your benefit, we’ve provided a few useful links for you. Remember, when buying online, always choose a reliable retailer with returns.
Conclusion: Bajaj Rex 500W mixer grinder review
It is easy to see why the Bajaj Rex 500W is #1 on Amazon’s top-selling mixer grinder list. The Rex is durable, easy to use, and comes at an affordable price, making it the best value-for-money mixer grinder in the Bajaj range. We conclude that the Rex is an excellent multipurpose durable kitchen appliance. Expect no additional features with the Rex (hey, it costs only ₹2500).
Remember, a product that costs less than ₹2500 will not be perfect. You could also consider the Bajaj Classic mixer grinder if the Rex does not meet your requirements. If you are willing to stretch your budget a bit(double it), the Sujata Powermatic Plus is a good choice.
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