Summary: I'll give this product a three star rating. It is fine for thin smoothies, but not powerful enough for me. I wanted it to make soft serve by crushing frozen sliced bananas, with almond milk added, but it takes a long time to do this.
Summary: The blending mechanism for this appliance is downright shoddy. I've replaced it four times, over 6 to 9 month intervals, because it begins to tighten to the point of nearly being frozen. It's happening again now, and I'm really considering simply tossing it out.