Summary: I wanted mainly to clear something up here. The jar is polycarbonate, this is not cheap plastic, it is nearly unbreakable and is used as the canopy material on F22 jets, also for "bullet proof" windows in security vehicles, as well as the covers on car headlights.
Good at making smoothies, but if you buy, don't expect it to last too long due to plastic components
Bill Davidson, Amazon
6 July 2014
Summary: This is my third Waring and I was expecting the quality and performance I'd come to expect from Waring. It worked great for almost a year. And then I heard something rattling inside the blender.
Summary: I've been making smoothies for four years using another higher priced product (Ninja). That machine was a work horse but as I added more and more ingredients to create a more comprehensive healthy nutritional drink, the Ninja just couldn't puree the drink into a smooth, creamy concoction to enjoy.
Summary: I ended up sending this item back. Blender did not work well for our purposes, making protein shakes in the morning, and it seemed very cheaply made.We did some futher research and picked another.brand.
Summary: This company makes these blenders here, not overseas. American Made does not always mean a great product, but this one exceeds all expectations. Three Speeds... High / Low / Off... Oops... one more... Drink !!! What more could a Margarita fan need???
Summary: Works well with typical use in typical kitchen, including a strong chopping and blending motor. I would recommend to friends. I would also recommend covering the blender if it is on the counter to keep from having to constantly clean spills off the chrome base.