It has been useful for my south indian needs of making idli and dosa batter. even though it takes a little longer time, it doesn't switch off or break down on more usage unlike other blenders. And to crown it the price is very reasonable. Thanks Oster for this product. its hard for an Indian to imagine cooking without a blender and Oster fulfills it. Blending Power Low and high option. Versatility there are 7 options with increasing the power to low or high Ease of Cleaning just put water and detergent and click blend. voila! its clean. Durability i have been using for the past 1 1/2 years. I have heard people using for 6-7 years. its more than returns on an investment.