Summary: I loved this blender when I first got it. Smoothies every day! Smooth soups! Pesto! But then I made the mistake of washing it well, and placed the glass part in the dishwasher. Now the blades are off -- parallel to each other, rather than perpendicular -- and it doesn't blend nearly as well.
Summary: We bought this blender a couple months ago. There is just one thing which I don't like about it - you have to put some liquid (milk or water or juice) because it wont work without it. We use that blender for vegetable smoothies as carrots+tomatoes + celery.