This blender offers all the features I use in daily and holiday cooking. I make cocktails for entertainment, it crushes ice and blends all my fruits for a great drink and the easy clean button offers a fast wash and clean. Blending Power I like to make alot of smoothies and the blending of the fruit and soy milk makes an awesome drink, so this is a must for us smoothaolics. Versatility The versatility of the 14 speed offers me to use to shredding cheese for my mac&chesse to the chopping the celery and onions for the cornbread stuffing, it's awesome Ease of Cleaning The all metal drive and the one button easy clean makes sure cleaning is a snap; with no long directions to follow and less time in the kitchen. Ease of Use the one button ease flip offers you the change of functions for required of flavors. Design Simple and ease of storage and blends well with my kitchen deco. Durability Heavy duty glass pitcher and light weight but sturdy body. Great for the kids to use.