This does what it is supposed to do. Makes good smoothies, ideal for cocktails and is very sturdy. In addition, it does not come with a hefty tag price. I can see myself using this for many years to come. Another thing that I like about Oster blenders, you can buy replacement parts like pitchers and blades and they will fit on to the base. Your medium mouth mason jars will also fit on Oster bases, makes it very flexible to use.