This blender is a great deal! This is a basic blender but has enough power for whatever you plan to make. It has four low settings (puree, chop, whip, and mix) and five high settings (grate, blend, grind, liquefy and ice crush). The six cup BPA free plastic jar is large enough to make several servings of smoothies or slushies at one time. Also, the stainless steel blade is sharp enough to crush ice. My family has used this blender for over five years and it still is as good as new! No need to spend $80-$100 on a mixer.
I like to make smoothies. It can't blend half a dozen frozen strawberries - just make an unholy noise and crushes a few of the ones on the bottom. Once I've stirred it for 20 minutes to get them all at least slightly chopped, the whole frozen mush just sits there. It might be blending the very bottom half-inch, but nothing moves in the rest of the blender. I can add all the liquid I want - the blender is junk, and won't even mix it around. Don't waste your money. This is the cheapest thing around, but you get what you pay for: trash.
The pitcher is very thin & cheaply made. My original arrived with a broken pitcher from the factory. The missing chunk wasn't even in the box.
Since I got this blender, I am having problems getting the blade to spin. I got the blender to work correctly 3 out of 10 times. Now the motor will spin but never connect to the blade. When I look at the shaft, the top is round for a quarter inch then it become square. The shaft does not go far enough into the blade to make connection with square section.