Excerpt: Purchased one of these and it worked well for about a year and a half until the motor broke with smoke coming out of the base! Didn't feel I got my money's worth...never will buy this one again. Trying a Krups hand blender this time, hoping to have better luck.
Summary: Great hand blender. Definitely improvement over other models I have owned. Seems very powerful - easilly blends ice in seconds for smoothies. The pitcher is wide mouthed so easier to blend and mix. Detachable shaft makes cleaning it easy - can just rinse under the sink. Only downsize is single speed, but for the most part you don't need hi/low on a blender like this.
Pros: Easy To Clean, Good Pitcher, Powerful, Stable