Does great at what it's meant to do. I received this as a Christmas gift one year, and was skeptical as to how well it would actually work. Blending Power It's not as good as my actual blender, but it is very good at mixing together mixed drinks. I don't think I would use it to make my fruit smoothies in the morning, but if I'm going to make daiquiris, mudslides, or margaritas, this is the machine I go to. Versatility I guess technically it's versatile because you could use just the blender, but I wouldn't, there are other blenders out there that are better. So for this machine isn't very versatile, I only use it for making frozen mixed drinks, which makes this a summer time appliance only. Ease of Cleaning frankly I find it kind of annoying to get the whole thing totally clean. Ease of Use Really easy to us, put the ice in the top, but the rest of the stuff in the blender, turn it on, and wait for your drinks. Design It looks taking and promotional. I guess that's the point since it's a promotional Margaretville machine, but it doesn't look good with the style and design on my kitchen. Durability I'm not sure on durability, I've only had a year, but it lasted through a summer season in Florida being used almost every weekend?