Excellent blender for a variety of uses. Blending Power This product crushes ice and fruit with ease. The motor is a workhorse and after 2 years of use is still working like new. Ease of Cleaning The blade assembly unscrews from the bottom and everything is put in the dishwasher. It is easy to re-assmble. Ease of Use Simple push buttons are intuitive and after blending the jar easily comes off base to pour. Durability 2 years of use and not a bit of problem. I dropped and broke the glass container but that was quickly ordered from Oster and shipped promptly.