After looking for a blender, checking for sales and the reviews on each blender, I found this one on Amazon. There were several things I liked about this one. I liked how versatile this was. I can make alcoholic drinks, iced coffee drinks, protein shakes, smoothies and actually make them for several people at once or make them to go with the to go cups. Overall, the reviews are excellent. I also liked how I could use the the different blades to make cakes or cookie doughs. I received mine from Amazon about a month ago. I’ve made smoothies several times and it works great. The only bad thing I will say, and this may just be me, but the blades are extremely sharp. Please, Please, be careful with them and keep them away from children. I’ve cut my fingers several times. You won’t be disappointed with this product.