My son bought me this for Christmas. I LOVE IT!!!! I wish you could give it 100 stars! It goes perfectly with my kitchen. It takes up very little counter space. It is perfect for all of my cooking, juicing, and baking needs. I do not know how I lived without it before. I use it to make milkshakes on sleepover nights for the kids and their friends. I blend fruit and vegetables to make puree's. It is simple enough to operate that my 11 year old grand-daughter can use it. It is easy to clean up too. In the past I have had blenders that get gunk in them that is hard to remove. This one does not present that problem at all. I just use hot water and dish detergent and it is clean. They are tough too. Mine was knocked off the counter. It did not crack or break otherwise. It still works as good as new. That is a definite plus when you have a large family. You never know what type of accident is waiting to happen. A + Kenmore as usual you never let me down.