Summary: I was looking for a blender with a glass jar, powerful motor, and is reasonably priced and this Kitchen Aid has it all. It makes great smoothies and not noisy at all. It is a very attractive blender, made in the U.S.A. and so far has no flaws that I've encountered. I would definitely buy this blender, and any other Kitchen Aid products, again. Highly recommended.
Summary: We are quite pleased with our purchase. We recently used it to process our homemade applesauce. Could not be happier with how quickly and efficiently it did the job. We have had two other blender, both in the trash now, and neither could hold a candle to the kitchen aid.