Pros: Durable. I've had the **Classic Beehive 4126 Osterizer 2-Speed Blender** for over 5 years now, and all of the components have held up admirably. The only deterioration I've seen is that the pitcher now sits a little loosely in the base, and vibrates around when blending. Stylish. My model has a bronze-colored base, with a simple silver switch, and looks very nice and unobtrusive in my tiny kitchen. Effective. Blends up both pina coladas and hummus like a charm. Easy to Clean. The pitcher dissasembles and reassembles with ease, so it's easy to clean thoroughly (watch out for the sharp blades though!) Cons: Noisy. That's the case with any blender. Two Speeds. Sometimes it would be nice to have options aside from "blend fast" and "blend very fast"