We use this easy stir pitcher to mix orange juice, iced tea, AdvoCare Spark, and Gatorade (from the powder). Not only does it help with mixing the first time, but if the juice sits in the fridge for a little while and settles, then it is extremely easy to mix it again before pouring a glass. Ease of Cleaning If you could look from the top, the stem of the lid is shaped like a plus sign. It is extremely easy for juice to get into the crevices of the "plus" and dry out, especially as the pitcher is being emptied. If it dries in there and stains the plastic a little bit, then it is extremely difficult to remove. But otherwise, it is extremely easy to clean this pitcher. Durability For normal mixing, this pitcher is quite durable. But if you ever need to mix juice from a frozen concentrate in a hurry, it is not strong enough to try to push through the softened concentrate. It needs to be pretty much completely thawed before it can mix it well.