Summary: This is the 6th blender in 2 years. It seems that they all break with the plastic blade at the bottom. This blender all so has a plastic blade but must be made with better plastic(it is tough)it has not broke. Great job, looks wonderful, and does what is needed right away. Way to go Hamilton Beach!
Summary: This is our Second Hamilton Beach Blender. The first ones' glass container broke. We loved it. But this one is not that great. Mostly because of the lid. It is a pain to clean. There are so many corners for stuff get stuck in. AS for not blending...as the previous poster said. You need to add more liquid to make it chop. It works like that with all blenders. We chop green smoothies with kale and celery in it. It blends fine.
Summary: I was given this as a gift so I could make my own baby food and will be returning it. I have tried using this twice and all it does is shove the food to the outside of the blender and not chop it. There is a deep grove below the blades where food gets trapped and it is a pain to try to get out. Might work o.k.