Cuisinart Bronze SmartPower Premier Blender Single-Speed Blender is a powerful blender chopping, crushing, and grinding whatever you put in it. We all know these type of electronics have their pros and cons, but lets start with the Pros first. Pros: This blender has a powerful blade powerful enough to chop ice finely and it makes perfect smoothie anytime. The blade is large enough to grab onto the solids without stopping to scoop it out to redo the blending process. The buttons are simple and easy to use and it has a strong motor. Cons: When your pour it drips a little bit down the lip of the blender jar creating a messy mess. Been using it for a year and it smells overheated and burnt sometimes. I don't like the new cord design it's not very durable and poorly made. Overall, it depends on what you're looking for in a blender and how much/long you use the blender. Other than that the blender is good for what is nothing more than that. Long-term use doesn't apply to this blender since it smokes when overused.