Summary: After reading reviews from several sites and magazines, I chose this blender. It's a dream for making smoothies, frozen drinks, and blending soups, etc. It's well built, quiet, and has a large jar capacity. I love the way it goes through ice- it doesn't bog down or leave big chunks. The single speed is more than adequate and the pulse feature give you more control. I love this blender and would recommend it to anyone from chef to the occasional user.
Summary: I bought this as a gift for my elderly father. He loves it and said it works very well at making his smoothies!I thought the price was excellent for the name brand.I would recommend this product.
Summary: I got this blender because it was recommended by America's Test Kitchen in their blender review. According to their tests, this is the best performing blender under $50. I used it a couple times only since I got it and it worked fine and cleaning was easy as the bottom comes off and can be tossed in the dishwasher. This blender only has fast, slow, pulse. I had a blender that did have 10 different speeds but I only really used puree or the fastest.
Summary: This blender is great for the money. Arrived promptly too. Looks good with my stainless appliances. I bought it to make smoothies, and it works great. Haven't tried it on anything else. Can't speak to durability as I've only had it a few weeks. Does go in dishwasher which is a plus.
Summary: I just purchased this blender as a replacement for another brand that burnt out after only 2 months(heavy usage). Low and behold when I unpackaged it, its the EXACT same blender that I am replacing, just with a different name on it. Called Kalorik and asked them about that and they claimed no knowledge of this blender being sold under any other name. .