I received this blender as a wedding present. I've only used it a few times, every time has been disappointing. It seems no matter how long I blend something on any power level, it still comes out chunky. So, my smoothies are never "smooth". I love the way it looks, the blue light is really neat. It's different looking, that's why I registered for it in the first place. However like I stated before, it doesn't make good smoothies. Blending Power The "blend" ability of this blender seems to be in title only. Ease of Cleaning Easy to take apart and put into the dish washer. Design No blending options.