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Frequently asked questions

WHERE CAN I BUY PREETHI PRODUCTS?

Click on store locator, or place your order online.

HOW CAN I FIND THE NEAREST DEALER TO ME?

Please visit https://www.preethi.ca/store-locator to find a Preethi dealer near you.

WHAT IF I BUY FROM AN UNAUTHORIZED DEALER?

Avoid!! Preethi does not support any warranty for products brought outside our sales network or extend any warranty. The risk of having a faulty unit or a used product is very high!. Don't be caught with petty talks or deceive offers. Illegal importers don't pay import tax, handle fake or tampered products, they normally don't care for consumers' rights or brand. Hence they may turn on deceive offers and later put their stress or hassles on you. Always ask for and protect your rights!

1. Product serial number on the bill

2. Product warranty to be guaranteed.

3. PT number or security label on the product box.

4. You should be able to register your product online for any warranty claim

CAN I BUY DIRECTLY FROM THE PREETHI MANUFACTURING CENTER?

Yes!!, Preethi Mixer Grinders can be bought online or directly from an authorized dealer.

WHERE CAN I FIND PREETHI PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS?

For product specifications, please visit the products page https://www.preethi.ca/ and click on the product you’re interested in.

DOES PREETHI / VIDIEM PROVIDE LIFETIME WARRANTY?

No. All the models sold by Preethi / Vidiem or its authorized dealers comes with a 1-year manufacturing warranty.

DO YOU PROVIDE REPAIR SERVICES FOR PREETHI PRODUCTS BOUGHT OUTSIDE SALES NETWORK?

Yes. Please refer to https://www.preethi.ca/repair-product for more details

I AM UNABLE TO FIND ANY DEALERS IN MY REGION. CAN I PLACE AN ORDER ONLINE?

You can place the order online and products will be shipped next day via Canada post. (Excluding weekends and public holidays).

SOME E-PLATFORMS ARE SELLING CERTAIN PREETHI MIXER GRINDER MODELS AT A PRICE LOWER THAN THE OFFICIAL CANADIAN PREETHIWEBSITE. WHY?

We urge our Canadian consumers to be aware of the hidden trap laid out by various e-platforms or general vendors. Example of hidden traps: Sending a unit for repair outside Canada will be a costly affair, time and duration of repair are not guaranteed, no communication channel, Following up on service and technical assistance outside Canada will incur ISD or long distance calls and much more. However, consumers can decide what suits them the most.

PRICES IN INDIA ARE LOWER COMPARED TO THAT OF CANADA OR USA. WHY?

Naturally!! Charges like Cost of imports, tax, Import duties, Canadian manpower, operation overheads & UL certification are paid in USD. Hence the prices are different from India. 

DO YOU PROVIDE WARRANTY FOR PRODUCTS IMPORTED FROM INDIA?

No!! Warranty will be void for products imported from India. Warranty is only covered for the products brought from Canada and through listed stores or bought online.

CAN I GET OFFERS OR EXCHANGE DEALS?

You can get in touch with us and Follow us on Social Media for deals and offers.

HOW DO I KNOW IF I AM BUYING A LEGITIMATE PRODUCT?

Buying from us. You have total peace of Mind!! 100% legit product. We issue an official bill with a serial number, Security label, and warranty,  service support, etc. 

What are the terms for returning the product?

Welcome to return within 7 days after you have received the unit. To accept the return the package should not be opened, used or any damage to packing. Only return after having acceptance from us by email.  Please send an email to [email protected] to begin a discussion. Your decisions to return will cost you return freight charges to our warehouse.

I received the product damaged, what to do?

Don't panic or worry!! The package is fully insured. Contact the carrier immediately. Get the claim reference number forward an email to us [email protected] and we will handle it from there. Your shipment is insured for the value you paid.

Where can I find the PT Number? What is it for?

PT “Product Tracking Number" This number is a unique tracking number which you will find below the warning label on the box. We need this to ensure you have received a genuine product.  We urge consumers to be aware of sweet traps from illegal importers of branded products. 

There are some shops selling Preethi who are outside the dealers list, are they official or permitted to sell? Can I buy from them?

It's natural for any illegal importers to bring in a brand once it has gained popularity, illegal importers or vendors evade tax and sell those goods in any form or shape to make a fast earning, thus ignore the consumer's claims. The choice is for consumers to make.  A wise decision to buy a genuine product from an authorized dealer is on the consumer. Authorized vendors who officially represent Preethi is listed on this website. Do call them directly or write to us in case you have clarification.

Why Big Deal on UL Motor?

Indeed its a big deal? This is a very costly investment a company can make. Having a UL motor is so expensive only a few companies like Preethi could afford to do it. Having a UL Motor allows Preethi to sell and display them in showrooms. UL Motor will give assurance its a certified tested motor as per North American Standards.  Ask for UL or CSA certification in case you are looking for any electrical appliances in the USA or Canada.

Do prices Change without notice?

We generally try not to; however, due to fluctuation in currency, import cost or an overhead increase may compel us to do so hence prices may change without prior notice.

Safety and Handling Terms?

We stress not to buy this powerful machine with extremely sharp blades if you are underage, not conscious or not thorough in handling the machine as per the guidelines set by the industry, manufacturer, distributor, and the laws of the country residing in.  Terms and Safe Usage is on our website and also available on manufacturer warranty booklet.  The Safety label with PT Number is also available on the box.

I have opened the box and used it , Can I return it ?

Naturally not possible!! Unless there is a defect or manufacturing issue. However, there is an exception we make but that will include restocking fee and scrapping out the unit from the inventory. This can range from 70% -80% of the value excluding the return freight cost. Hence make your decision wisely.

Is Jars / Blades / Couplers included in the warranty?

No! They are considered as parts that subject to wear and tear. These consumables are not covered for any warranty claim

I want to represent your product? How to go about it?

We would love to have you on our expansion team. Due to a strict pathway for becoming a dealer, we suggest you fill up the respective form and someone responsible will contact and take the discussion forward.

Is my data and payment secured?

We try hard to make all end of communication safe and secure. However, it not always possible for us to confirm that responsibility. You may look for the padlock on our pages and if it is on then you can be certain we have you on SSL encryption. In case you feel you are not comfortable we can take your order manually. 

Is Preethi Good Mixie and good for preparing Indian & East nation cooking ?

Preethi is one of the oldest brands with over 2.9 million users within India and worldwide.  This mixer grinder is designed for South & Eastern Nation cooking. Please check on the recipe section for some excellent recipe you can try out. 

Why should I buy Preethi ?

Not a tough question to answer, millions have voted “YES” and we don't want you to stand out. However, we never force our customers to buy our products if they are not happy about it. A customer has to educate themselves and make a wise choice.

Do you offer discount or installment schemes?

Discount!! Time to Time Yes. Check online or chase us on our FB page for announcements. Installment scheme you can discuss with your bank to break the payment for you in case you are going through a fine line like many during these hard times.

Why do I need to recycle my old product ? why cant a discount be offered straight ?

We are paying you to discard your old product properly rather than putting a burden on our mother earth by discarding them in a landfill.  Many nations buy these old machines for parts and then new parts are made from it. These re-cycle initiatives will help our environment. Help us to help you in return. 

I have problem and needs to be addressed?

We would like to learn and correct ourselves! please let us know by email or give us a call. 

Jars are leaking ?

Check for gaskets for food particles around it. Change the gasket if needed.

There is a Smell of varnish & why the sound is loud ?

The smell of varnish is quite natural for any new machine which may last up to 10-15 days, they often disappear after that. Now regarding sound, yes!! Between the models there is a sound decimal increase, some model screech some are smooth. Explore and research more on this over the internet and make appropriate decisions.  

Why rating so good and some rating not?

All fingers are not the same! The consumer has their right to raise their views fairly.  We consider each rating with respect and in case we run short on a rating we try hard to mend our flaws and improve on that.  Your honest rating will help us and keep us moving forward and serve the community.

Social Responsibilities?

We are committed to our mission to serve a nation, people in need, take care of the earth we live in.  There are many projects we associate with across the globe “Share, Care &  love to mankind".

Lead time of delivery?

This happens all the time! If we are certain on the arrival of a particular product from the factory, you will find them online for purchase or pre-order them, in case you find it out of stock consider we don't have an estimated time on its arrival due to uncertainties. 

I like a product; but out of stock; can I pre book them?

This happens all the time! If we are certain on the arrival of a particular product from the factory, you will find them online for purchase or pre-order them, in case you find it out of stock consider we don't have an estimated time on its arrival due to uncertainties.  

I could see most of the product are out of stock on your website, why is that?

Very challenging times!! getting products from manufacturers across the oceans in not an easy task these days. Shortage of man power, shortage of parts, port congestion, container being held at the port and awaiting clearance, transit delays, a lot more to add on.  Considering all these we have increased the stock level based on their salability inspite we have gone short of products due to overwhelming demands. 

Best way to reach customer support ?

By, email or phone or visit our showroom.

How do we handle Misuse of website, contents or abuse or defame?

Abuse or Misuse of website or contents, defame of product or brands!! Our attorneys handle their job very well!.  

I am located in a different province , how is the warranty being handled?

Our help is a call away!.  Returning procedures, Courier charges for return all will be advised once you open an RMA with us online

Parts availability how can I place an order?

We have a good inventory of key parts at all times. You can check them online and order them.

Parts shipment do I get a tracking number?

No one likes to be charged 6 times the cost of the product.  Parts for these grinders are too small and they are often dispatched by regular post. There is no tracking number unless consumer insists and pay extra for registered post.

Repair for products outside sales coverage?

Normally we don't! However, our team is kind-hearted and always to ready help if they can and will do troubleshooting with you to kick start the unit or fix a small issue.  They may advise you what to do next and you may decide accordingly.

How do I register my product online for warranty?

Please click on the link https://www.preethi.ca/warranty-registration

Showroom timing and directions?

You may visit or call the respective dealer and get more details if they are not mentioned on our website.

Product availability with our trade partners or showrooms listed on website?

We always advise consumers to call respective dealers or showroom before heading straight to make a purchase. Check with them the availability of the product, timing, how to collect, and other details beforehand.

Had encountered any bad experience with a dealer or a showroom ?

Please write to us or call us? Let us know and we will take that matter seriously. Your reporting will help us to fix the problems from the roots

Do I have to switch the blade each time?

No! You don't have to change the blades. 3 Jars is for a specific purposes and it comes with respective blades. 

Which model is the best? Can we recommend?

All models run on 110v with a 550~750 watt, however, the jar size and design are different from others. In addition, there is a different type of motors being used on the high-end model to give maximum efficiency on a low-power volt. To gauge the best model based on consumers' feedback, the best bet would be to check the online reviews on marketplace websites then make appropriate decisions.

Do I get a discount from your dealer or showroom?

Pricing decided by the retail outlet is on the respective management decisions or their sole discretion. The consumer has the right to check with the respective manager or representative for any campaign or special price extension directly. 

Why there is price difference between online and the dealers?

Volume purchases by dealers and other pricing factors make those price differences.

Can I request for a speed delivery ?

Yes! Call us or write to us before placing an order. We will have to do your transaction manually consider the courier charges we receive from the carrier.

Is Preethi Durable ? How long it can last?

There is no clear answer to that question. However, there are consumers using them for years without any problem. A couple of them had issues after 3-4 years or less. In short, it all goes back to how you take care and handle them.  At times machines can go wrong and we need them to be fixed. 

I haven't registered for a warranty, Can make a claim?

We would like you to register the product immediately on your purchase to enjoy the after-sales support.  Any claim from unregistered customers will be subject to approval. 

Jar or Accessory for damaged during purchase ?

In case you have found any defect during or soon after your purchase, inform the dealer or contact us for detailed instructions to avail replacement.

Dealer did not inform for registering online?

You cannot ignore the PT sticker which is clearly posted on the box, the instruction clearly indicates all important instructions and the importance of having your unit registered online immediately on purchase.

Can I return the unit which I bought from a different or unknown dealer?

That's your decision to make. 

I purchased online, I haven't received an invoice or notification?

There are instances mail can be delayed or moved to the junk folder. In case you haven't received we can assist you. Give us a call or send an email to [email protected]

What happens after I register for a warranty?

This is a step you have taken to inform us you have purchased the unit from an authorized place; we will match your details and validate them for our records. However, you should retain the purchase bill, original package with PT sticker for any claim. The warranty will be void if the machine is found opened or attempt to repair by anyone other than an authorized technician

What is covered in the warranty? What are exclusion?

Please refer to the warranty cards issued to you. A manufacturing defect is only covered under warranty. Normal wear and tear are not covered. Jars / cables / lids/ couplers / blades etc. are not covered in warranty. 

I have used the machine for a month or slightly more, there is a burning smell?

Varnish smell will last for 2-3 weeks but disappear. In case you feel the smell is bad and has increased then stop using it immediately and report the problem by raising an RMA request. Using the machine further is at your own risk. We urge you not to use the machine unless declared safe to use.

There is a couple of reason the burning smell can happen.

1. Bladed are bend or broken and not turning well.

2. Carbon brush or filters are clogged.

3. Amateure is damaged.

4. Couplers are stuck and not turning.

These are assumptions or possibilities. Technical experts will evaluate and will issue a report with their findings.

 

How do I send the unit for repair during the warranty period?

In all cases, only the machine is required to be sent once instructed in writing. The customer is required to pay for courier charges. In case it's found to manufacturing defect we will refund the courier charges and send you a replacement machine excluding jars. Turn around time can vary case to case basis. 

Can I claim warranty without the proof of purchase?

No! A commercial or Purchase bill with the serial number and PT details is mandatory for us to consider any warranty claims or support. 

My Grinder stopped working all of a sudden?

This happens when the load is more and your grinder has tripped the circuit. Please push the circuit reset button and turn the machine on. Most of the time it should work. Incase not you need to consider technical help.

I bought a mixer and not happy with the noise. Can I return it?

We do understand some of our grinders are loud and can be noisy, hence we urge consumers to research the product before buying. If the product is not used and it's in an unused condition the product can be returned within 1st 48hrs of purchase.  However, the restocking fee will be applied. Resellers' terms and conditions may also apply. Please send an email to [email protected] before returning the product.  If the product is used then the product cannot be returned. NO PRODUCTS RETURN WILL BE ACCEPTED IF IT'S NOT REGISTERED FOR WARRANTY WITH PURCHASE DETAILS.

I FOUND MY CARD BEING CHARGED TWICE?

IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED ANY DEBIT TWICE IN YOUR STATEMENT. PLEASE CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY. THIS CAN HAPPEN IF YOU TRY TO SUBMIT THE PURCHASE INFORMATION MULTIPLE TIMES. YOU MAY ALSO SEND AN EMAIL TO [email protected]

I AM NOT HAPPY WITH THE PRODUCT OR SERVICE ? HOW CAN I MAKE A REPORT?

We are open to hear all your concerns and address them in the best possible manner we can. In case we cannot we will advise you why and how can we best resolve them. Our motto is consumer satisfaction. This is why Preethi is known to be one of the largest selling mixer and kitchen appliances in India. Please call us or email to [email protected]

Why there is no sound warning label on the product ?

We cannot put that label on the box since the sound decimals are within the allowed parameters according to the manufacturers. However, safety and warning labels are affixed on each box with a PT number.  We have the consensus that you have accepted all terms once you register the product online.

I cant find my question in FAQ?

Please feel free to call us or send us your concerns or question to [email protected], our team will respond to you promptly. 

Preethi Zodiac 2.0 is available in USA or Canada?

No!!. Even if someone is selling in the market place, this is not certified for this region. Moreover, it comes in 220v. However, you may try other models with similar functionalities which includes the chef jar.

I am finding difficulty to register my product? Need Help!!

Please write to us [email protected] with your details and purchase details. Do let us know in the mail what sort of problem you have faced during the process.  In addition, you have to give us the declaration to register the product on your behalf.

Is it possible to purchase the product, specifically that fits Preethi / Vidiem Mixie Jar, at the location given?

You can buy the Mixie Jar from Scarbrough or Mississauga location. Call them beforehand to ensure they have them in their stock. If not you can place the order online.

Why there is a shipping charge for Parts?

Mixie Parts are considered to be vital and at times it's very crucial for a homemaker. Hence we need to consider fast shipping and Canada post charge min $15.00. If in case you don't want us to consider this option please send a mail to [email protected] and we can give you a code to avail of free shipping.

Do you have a physical location in GTA or is it only sold online?

You may visit the website and click on the store locator to find the nearest store. In case there is no stores near to you, please place the order online and we will ship it to you based on the availability and the lead time.

I have a problem with the unit brought and it's within the warranty, how do I make claim or return?

1. You must send us an email with the product registration details to [email protected] A team will open a ticket and will advise you with an RMA and procedures.

2. If you have brought the product from authorized retail stores, you have to send an email with an attachment of your product registration, a brief on the complaint to [email protected] Once we have this information we will generate an RMA and will inform you by email of the procedures.  

Note: NO PRODUCTS CAN BE EXCHANGED OR CAN BE  RETURNED TO STORE WITHOUT RMA OR PRIOR APPROVAL FROM SUPPORT TEAM.

Can I put hot things in a blender or grinder?

DONT!! Hot liquid or Puree will expand in the blender or the jar, which can push the top lid off in great pressure which can result in Mess and severe burns or injuries.

Following things you should never do :


Why don't I see Preethi machine with higher wattage or above 550W?

550watts is still powerful and the right wattage for all food preparation. All Preethi models sold in Canada or the USA come with a maximum wattage of 550watts. One must choose Vidiem alternatevely. 

Where can I find the PT Code?

PT code is issued through Canadian Local Distributor for products either brought from ultrakitchenappliances.com or through an authorized dealer mentioned on this website. If you have brought the product outside the coverage then, please contact the seller for warranty and support. PT Code is normally mentioned on the purchase bill or on the gift box.

Is Preethi and Vidiem same?

Maya Appliances founded in 1978 manufactured & marketed Kitchen Appliances under the brand name Preethi. The Company successfully migrated the business in 2011 and began a new chapter with innovative Kitchen Appliances under the brand name Vidiem

Advantage of Vidiem vs Preethi

Vidiem & Preethi brands are founded by Maya Appliances.  All Preethi models sold in Canada or the US come with a standard power of 550watts on 110v. Due to consumers' growing demand for higher power and better specification Vidiem is launched. Today both brands enjoy a top-selling brand position on Amazon / Walmart / Best Buy / Wayfair.  Vidiem is the 1st brand among Indian brands to launch a belt-free wet grinder, all in 1 complete food processor. 

Product Liability Indemnification.

Product Liability Indemnification. Seller agrees to protect, indemnify and hold Buyer harmless from and against liability, expenses, and damages based upon a claim that the Products are defective in any way or were negligently manufactured, or fail to comply with any applicable law, to the extent not caused by misuse, abuse or other faults attributable to Buyer or its customer or any third party using the Products, and provided that Seller is notified by Buyer of all such claims within a reasonable period of time following Buyer's initial notification of such claims, and provided further that Seller is given full control over any negotiation, arbitration or litigation concerning such claims.. Notwithstanding the above, Seller shall have no liability to indemnify Buyer for any special, incidental or consequential damages that Buyer shall claim that have been caused by the Products and/or the use of the Products, either to the Buyer nor to any third party.

Product Terms & Conditions

Before Purchase, Consumer should accept the terms and conditions mentioned on https://ultrakitchenappliances.com/policy/terms-and-conditions-of-warranty-and-safe-appliances-usage