Summary: My blender was not crushing ice very well. This is an attractive machine that delivers on its purpose. It is fairly large on my counter, but it is attractive. Will probably have to find a place to store it when not in regular use.
Summary: Once I got used to it staying hot after you turn it off, I'm now less likely to burn anything, I just turn it off several minutes before it is done cuz out of all the different types of single and double burners I've had, this does stay hot long after you turn it off.