This product is very affordable, and I worried about the quality. It is plastic and looks junky, but IF you follow the instructions is works wonderfully. I make smoothies just about everyday, and this little thing cleans up so easily. Unless a full sized blender, I can easily just rinse this out, as the blade is attached to the lid. Mine also came with an extra cup and travel top. It is like a generic magic bullet, but much more affordable. If you crush ice you need to pulse for a second, stop, pulse, and repeat. If you put it on high and wait you will burn out the motor, but if you read the instructions it works very well. I am so happy with this purchase and highly recommend it!