I love this blender because it is powerful and blends my drinks in minutes. I drink smoothies daily so when I bought this blender it was on the hopes that it would keep up. I would definitely recommend this blender to anyone listening. I did put that it is hard to clean but that is only the blades. I have noticed that if I sit the blender cup in the sink and let it sit with hot water right after use, it's allot easier to clean.