I got my Braun PowerMax 5-Speed Jug Countertop Blender MX2050 less than three months ago for a present. I am absolutely in love with it. Normally I will not leave my blenders out in view because I think they just add clutter; however my Braun PowerMax 5-Speed Jug Blender I love to leave out and show off. I could have gotten a blender for twice as much that probably wouldn't even work as well as this blender. I love using mine to make smoothies; just add any kind of fruit, a little orange juice, and a little yogurt (any type) and mix well. I also usually add a banana for better nutrition. I also love to make baby food and malts or shakes with my Braun blender. The consistency always comes out great; perfect for making baby food. I couldn't recommend it enough to new mothers' who want to feed their babies the best of the best. I give my Braun PowerMax 5-Speed Jug Blender MX2050 two thumbs up. I love it! Design Beautiful!