I love this blender! I love how it makes soups, drinks, dips, sorbets, ice cream and cocktails etc...it is on the more on the pricey side but it is definitely worth every single penny. Blending Power I love how you can make soups out of it and they actually come out really hot. This thing will blend anything. Versatility You can blend drinks soups, cocktails, ice cream, dips, sorbet, and smoothies. The list goes on and on. Ease of Cleaning Very easy to clean! Even though you can't put it in the dishwasher you put soap in it and water and turn the machine back on for a few seconds. Then pour it out and all that's left is drying. Ease of Use Withit coming with a cookbook it tells you exactly how to use and how long to mix everything. so once you get the hang of that you are good to go I leave mine out on the counter so it's always available for use. Design mine actually came in different colors ! I chose the turquoise color. its very retro but I absolutely love the color! I also leave mine out on the counter.