Summary: If you want to use as a blender, buy a full priced regular sized blender because this one doesn't blend ice or frozen fruit. As long as all the ingredients were thawed or juice products, it works fine.
Summary: I LOVE this thing! Tried others-but they wouldn't blend ice. Leafy ingredients would get stuck in the tall, thin containers. That doesn't happen with this one. Would buy this again in a heartbeat!