Summary: Although some reviews were not good I decided to try this blender, it was a great price and there were some great reviews. I have always liked Black and Decker products. This blender is great. I have been using it at least 4 times a week no problems, crushes ice for protien drinks, blends well and I love the glass rather than the plastic some blenders have.
Summary: I have used this blender almost daily. For some reason the top part never sat right inside the bottom. It would start smoking more often than not. Now today I was trying to use it and the motor was running but the blades were not doing what they were supposed to.
Summary: First, I devoted much time to researching Juicers for making sugar-free, organic drinks to increase my health. Following that study, I found that Juicers, regardless of their cost, all required a significant amount of clean-up and maintenance. Additionally, the amount of juice that they yielded was small in comparison to the ingredients placed within the juicer, all unacceptable to me.
Summary: I use this product each morning and it is easy as pie to use. I have never in my life had an appliance I liked so much and get so much use out of. The booklet that comes with it has incorrect information so I will state that the 'high' button is for the upper tier of processes and the 'low' is for the lower tier. To get more power, push the high in with whatever you are doing and if you need less, let the button stay out.
Summary: Unfortunately, I had to return this item. Not because there was anything wrong with it, but, because it was a gift for my daughter & she wanted something different than what I bought! I bought this product because I knew it was a "Black & Decker" product & I trust the quality of their products.
Summary: My use of this product has been limited to making breadcrumbs as it would not work for pesto, my original reason for buying it 2 1/2 years ago. Today, it gave out completely with a plastic piece on the bottom coming apart while in use. The container has always been difficult to attach to the base, causing the pitcher to "unwind" from the base and start to fly off.
Summary: if you have been looking for the best blender for the money, and ever need to beat up ice cubes from chunks to slurpee style, you can beat this blender. and with the blade orientation plus special designed GLASS pitcher, this will most likely the best and last blender you will need.