Summary: Just what I was looking for -- and at a fraction of the Vitamix blenders. I've done soups, smoothies, granola bars, salsa, homemade tamale sauce, made almond butter, shredded ice (makes beautiful fluffy shaved ice). It is very loud (but not louder than my breville juicer, so we'll call that a win). If you have crabby neighbors, or don't want to wake someone in the next room -- check out the plastic noise cover or another blender.
Summary: We have looked at many blenders and we were looking for something that will stand up to a couple of smoothies daily. We were looking for a lifetime purchase. So I bought one for my wife about three years ago, I was reluctant at the time about spending that much. Now that we are both doing smoothies daily we wanted to get one for our vacation home, and it's the one.
when it worked it was great. . . yet another paddle defect strikes.
Gir Zimski "insert sig here--->X", Amazon
28 November 2013
Summary: Ive only had my blender since march 2013 and it seems I too am cursed with paddle issues. The on/off paddle turns the motor on but now refuses to turn it off. This forces me to unplug it to get it to stop. I went with waring because they USED to make quality products. Ive contacted waring and am waiting to see what their solution will be. This is really unacceptable. why is EVERYTHING made like garbage these days????
Summary: I used this at least once a day. I bought it for the sole purpose of protein smoothies and green drinks. I will give some examples of how I use it. I'll take whole ginger, a couple whole limes, zest of citrus, flax seed, protein powder, frozen strawberries, and liquid and it will turn the whole mess into a gel with zero grit in about 1minute of blend time. It can turn half a blender full of beans into a puree in about 10seconds (I just haven't tried a full blender yet).
Norm Gregory "Former International Media Star", Amazon
28 July 2013
Summary: Eight years later the Waring Pro is still roaring. As noted elsewhere this is not your dainty high-fashion kitchen blender. This is a serious machine . . . that does any job. When you hit the switch everyone in the building knows you are making a blend. ((It's loud . . 3.5 horsepower loud)) You want power and endurance? The Waring Pro is for you.
Summary: I went through two of these. On my first one I thought maybe I just got a bad one because it was a refurbish one so I sent it back' I ordered a new one and it did the same thing the first did. When used under heavey loads such as making a full container of smoothies it smelled of burning windings in the motor. I my be fine for normal aplications but for one with the rated hp this has it should have done better.
Summary: I bought this blender and after just 5 weeks of normal use it failed. The switch for power turned the blender on then off on then off finally it won't come on at all. I mean the price i paid nearly 300.00 you would think better of a product. When I contacted The seller they would not refund my money only have me send it out for repairs. Which would cost me shipping. I insisted I don't want the blender anymore just a refund still no word. DONT BUY THIS BLENDER.