I saw the infomercial for this product and it looked like something very useful. I am limited on kitchen/countertop space and a blender is very bulky and a pain to use. Plus, I like smoothies and coffee drinks. It looked perfect for me. I read online reviews and there was about half negative and half positive. I was confused whether or not I should buy it. My local TV station did a consumer product test on it and they said it was a great product. After thinking about it, and finding the product at my local Walgreens store, I decided to "bite the bullet" and buy the bullet. Haha. I tried about 5 recipes from the booklet (after I read the ENTIRE instruction/recipe book) and I was very impressed with it. I think that the negative reviews are from those people who "do" first and read directions later. This is not a typical blender and should not be operated as one. I used the shake technique to get big pieces down to be mixed up and it worked fine. For all of you who are contemplating buyi
I received this item as a gift. It works great only for dry items. It is absolutely horrible for juicing. I make fresh vegetable juices every day and after 3 months, the motor base leaks horribly. I do not know what is wrong with it. It took me several months before using it because I was so overwhelmed with all the parts. Well it is outside of warranty now. I will only use it for dry ingredients. I had to buy another blender and I hope it works better than this one.