This is an excellent blender for its price and purpose. Until now I was making my daily post workout protein shakes with Magic bullet and this blender is the fraction of the price of magic bullet, easier to operate and lot easier to clean. My only concern before buying this was that it would a bi*** to clean but to my surprise the diameter if container is large enough that even my big hands can easily reach all the way to the bottom for an easy cleanup without even touching the blades. I am not worried if it breaks. For this price I'll buy another in a heartbeat.
It works only by pulses. Longer than that, it breaks. It broke on day 2 for me
This blender is perfect for my smoothie, blends well and is easy to handle/ clean. The cup is sturdy and very convenient to have. I love it!