Summary: I use this most days in order to make smoothies for my family. It purée's most vegetables and fruit with easy, I did try using coconut in my smoothie, but it was still fairly thick and had the standard coconut texture.
Summary: A fantastic smoothie maker. I had an older Kenwood Smoothie maker for about 10 years, which worked fine. I replaced it with this one for the following reasons: 1) Stylish compact design - looks great in my kitchen 2) Much easier to clean.
Summary: As others have mentioned, don't try to run it at high speed for more than 20 seconds or so or the smell of overheating motor windings will become apparent. The switch as also mentioned is a bit flimsy and cheap/plasticy looking.
Summary: My wife and I have been making smoothies for many years now. We've used several different products over this time and nothing beats this model!! (Not even close). Very fast, absolutely no mess, no cleaning necessary. I have read other reviews about the product not being very robust.
Summary: I probably like most other people who have bought this thought this was such a novel idea. 'oh wow look, an easy to clean personal blender for me! no mess!' I still think that today, but after having this for about 5/6 months i've come across a few problemos.
Summary: I bought this to replace our cheap smoothie maker that had given up the ghost. As soon as I took it out of the box I was impressed - It is a much better item than the one it replaced. Would recommend to anyone - just don't fill it full of ice as that will wear it out quickly.