This is not a blender, the HealthMaster is a total kitchen prep. machine taking the place of more than 20 kitchen appliances and it also happens to blends. This machine will course dice veggies, to juice fruits & veggies, to cook sauces & fondue, to make ice cream/snow cones. The price is phenomenally inexpensive. I got mine at a discount site for less than $60. It works better than Ninja, and just as well as any of the ridiculously high priced machines. Just put water & 1 tiny drop of dish soap, run a couple seconds, and rinse then put away; couldn't be simpler. Have to try. I am 66 with 26 years cook in restaurants/catering and have gone through a lot of blenders & kitchen appliances. This HealthMaster still drops my jaw every time I try something new with it. The best part is the healthy ability to emulsify, slash open the cell walls of any food you are blending to extract as much nutrition as possible. That was the reason I got it for, along with making my own pure healthy ingredients without all the chemical additives on the label of store bought food products. And most importantly at a price I really could afford. Baby food... people. Make clean healthy baby food, or just emulsify for medical reasons. I had a grandparent who couldn't chew, but enjoyed eating each food separately & not all mixed together & just shredded the meat. Just look around there are reasonable prices out there & this machine will not let you down. I have no downside.