I can't get enough of black and decker, all of my small kitchen appliances are by them! This blender is a definite must have If you love smoothies, milkshakes, anything that needs to be blended. It's pretty self explanatory, anyone can figure out how to use it. It is very powerful, I just wish it wasn't so loud I'm still even scared of it sometimes and so is my niece. It works very fast, crushes ice like nothing and blends like a dream. I've used blenders in the past that were just horrid but after having this for so long I don't see myself going to anything else. Very easy to clean, just like cleaning any other kitchen item. It's great that I can make anything with this, if you're into making drinks and protein shakes this is definitely for you. After a few years of using so much the glass actually broke while I was blending a smoothie, luckily I was able to bring it back(after almost five years) and get a band new one at no cost) because this is just such a great blender and anyone who needs a blender without having to get w complicated one, this is definitely for you!