My children got me this blender when the I broke my other glass blender container. I have used it several times to make milkshakes, frozen strawberry daiquiries, and margaritas. I like that it only has two speeds, I never used the other speeds on my old blender, usually just the high. The milkshakes turned out very smooth and creamy, the strawberry daiquiries were great, the strawberries were all blended, no unchopped hard pieces and the ice was also chopped up very well. I always start out with just a few cubes of ice and drop in more as it is blending. It is a little noisy, but then, so was my other one, especially when it was chopping up ice. It was more expensive than some of the cheaper brands but I am hoping it lasts as long or longer than my old blender which I had for about fifteen years. It was easy to take apart and clean. I don't know how it does in a dishwasher since I don't have one, but it was easy to clean up by hand. I would recommend this.
Rural Retreat, VA