I have had this blender for quite a while and it just keeps on going. I have never had any problems with this blender. It crushes ice like crazy and makes awesome smoothies. I used it make all natural baby foods for my son and nothing slowed it down. It blends everything I put in it with no problems whatsoever. Blending Power Blends ice easily as well as smoothies, shakes and baby food. This is a very powerful blender. Versatility I use this blender to make hot and cold items. It is wonderful when I make cheesy broccoli soup. It makes my soup very smooth without cooling it down at all. I also use it to make baby food, smoothies and milk shakes. Ease of Cleaning Very easy to clean. The bottom comes of the container so it is easy to make sure that nothing is left and it is easy to sterilize. Ease of Use Very easy to use. Just fill it and push the button you want and away it goes. Design Nice design and I have no problem with letting sit out on my counter for easy access. Durability I have had this blender for quite a while and have had no problems with it at all. It has never lost it's blending power or bogged down at all.
Saint Anthony, ID