While getting ready for a party, I realized that I didn't have a blender. I ran down to the closest store where I purchased the Sunbeam 6-Speed Blender. I got it home and started working with it and thought it was wonderful. After a few days, I needed to use it again. While using it this time, I noticed that it wasn't blending as well as before. I finished what I was blending and cleaned up the blender. While cleaning, I noticed that the blades had gotten bent and one looked like it was close to breaking completely off. I just trashed the blender. I feel as this was a waste of money. The blender is cheaply made and is a hassle to keep in usable condition. The blender was hard to thoroughly clean and required lots of work to get underneath the blades clean. I most definitely would not recommend this blender to anyone. This particular blender was the worst that I had ever owned. It was nothing but trouble for me.