Summary: Well, I got at more than 2 1/2 years but less than 3 years out of mine. Today the blade broke in half. It was the partially frozen strawberries. I've always put the strawberries into the soy milk for 10-15 minutes to soften, before blending, but I guess that wasn't quite long enough today.
Summary: This was a present for my wife. It is a superior product, and even comes in her racing color. She likes the performance of the blender and it appears to meet her needs across a wide range of application.