We received this on time as expected. but promptly ...
15 October 2014
Summary: We received this on time as expected. but promptly re-packaged it for return. Why? 1. Pitcher is not secure on base and wobbles badly. HUGE potential for injury hazard. 2. Blades are encase in a flimsy plastic that I can bend by hand. Can't see how that would last for any length of time. 3. Lid did not sit very far down into pitcher and could not see how it would be able to make a proper seal. Overall this seems to be very poorly constructed in a casual glance.
Summary: I just realized I've had this blender for 8 years! It's still running perfectly, although I might need to put a little food grade lubricant into the blade stem because I've always just put everything in the dishwasher. As for blending ice, you just have to make sure there is some liquid on the bottom first. As long as what's inside has enough of a liquid consistency, it will pull the stuff on top down to the blades.
Summary: I accidently broke the glass on my blender, this new beaker came and was an exact fit. Works great. Also, cleaning instructions were included which described how to thoroughly clean it after preparing food. A nice plus.
Summary: I bought this because it looks great and has a 5 year warranty on the motor, all other brands of blenders I have used before had the motor burn out in a few years so this is a good deal, Waring is the only brand I saw with this kind of warranty. It looks great and works fine, crushed ice fast and evenly. But they need to redesign the jar base with a harder plastic and easier centering.
Arrived Broken, Missing Entire Base & Parts that attach to glass carafe
Conscious Eater, Amazon
3 February 2014
Summary: Sounds of broken/shattered glass inside the box has prevented me from opening it but the small size of the box indicates that only the glass carafe portion of this blender unit was sent to me. Where is the rest of the blender I paid for and that is pictured online? Very disappointing. Now dealing with the cost and inconvenience of returning the item. Expecting a full refund including shipping cost. Awaiting response from seller.
Summary: Got one of these for a wedding present - it lasted ten years until my husband broke the glass container. We thought we'd try a more expensive blender, but came back to this one. It's one of the only blenders that blends carrots smooth!