Summary: Needs special oil on the container ( the part that spins) cause otherwise it's too d*mn loud. I put some oil on it but I think it needs the kind of oil that put on garage doors, the graphite based oil. I mean, the factory should have put more oil on it before selling them.
DON'T BUY IT....plastic shrank and cracked minutes after hand washing
9 February 2014
Summary: I unpacked my new blinder and washed it out with hot tap water. I put it on the base after drying it and put the top on it to use a later. I heard a load pop not long after. I found the clear plastic part had gaping cracked from the rim to the base. The top still firmly in place.
Summary: This is a bare bones plastic model and it's noisy. But really, I don't care. The price was great (discounted for a box dent too). It has more than enough power and does a great job of blending soups which is the primary use case I have for it. The base is sturdy.
Summary: One of those "best purchases ever made" kinda thing. I was looking for a 2nd blender to perform the lighter blending duties. I have the workhouse that chops ice for my ice drinks/smoothies. This one is for the simple milkshakes and yogurt drinks. Well-made, sturdy, small, and good looking.