I got a chance to use this blender when one of my college going cousins came to live with me and brought this blender along. As the name suggests, this blender is mainly good for smoothies but it works for pureeing and other mixing/blending jobs as well. The problem with the one I used was that it smelled like it had some rubber parts burning whenever I turned it on. Often I had to stop it for sometime just to make sure nothing was actually burning. In my opinion, it is kind of cheaply made and looks the same. My cousin told me she bought it for a discounted price and did not want to spend too much during her college years. Also, the valve leaked all over the place many times. This product was very difficult to clean because of the way it was designed. Even though this blender is comparatively cheap but I would say it is much better to put in some more money and get a better equipment that works well and does not become a burden. I would not recommend this product.