I love my Signature Classics blender with its 5 speed options. I really like the stainless steel and black because it goes well with my stainless steel kitchen decor. I keep mine handy on my countertop. Because of its elegant look it would look great on the countertop with any kitchen decor. It is quite easy to operate. I found a great deal on this one, so I thought I would give this brand a try. I purchased it because it went so well with my appliances, not because of the name brand. It works as well as any other name brand I have used in the past. We enjoy making fruit smoothies for a quick snack. I would recommend this brand to anyone looking for a new blender. This would make a great shower or wedding gift too.