I've had the Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher for more than one year and so far it's completely satisfactory. I mostly use it to make smoothies. Although it's a little noisy, it doesn't have to run for very long to get the job done, so the noise isn't a problem. I'm pleased that it will quickly blend fruits to make smooth, healthy drinks. It's also easy to clean. I would definitely recommend this blender to friends for this price.