Excellent blender for the money. We love smoothies. We don't love paying $7 for one. I now can make them at home with this blender. I didn't give it five stars because I do have a small problem with air bubbles when making smoothies. It's probably just all the ice I use for them and not the units fault. I would have loved to have a Vita-Mix, but a little too expensive for me. This unit has plenty of power with settings for ice crush and smoothie and a pulse setting. It also has five speeds, enough for any blending job. Easy to clean and attractive with its stainless steel base. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a powerful blender without the really expensive price tag.