This is quite a good product and I would definitely recommend it. I have always found the Oster brand to be quite reliable, as well as fairly priced. This blender is efficient and does the job for whatever use you may need it for. I have blended pretty much everything from fruit smoothies to cocktails to my own version of Italian ice. . The product is also very easy to use and operate. I also like the fact that it is very easy to clean. This blender is also very durable - again, something I have found to be the case in all the Oster products I have used over the years. I have had my blender for over a year now and I have to admit I am pretty rough in it. I use it at least three times per week and I also dropped it once and thankfully, it did not break. I believe I will have this product for a long time. I also noticed that the blades did not bend at all, which has been something that has always irritated me with blenders I have owned and used in the past. You would notice the blades getting all bent and then of course they would not perform as well. Overall I would recommend this product if you are looking for an efficient, durable and easy to use blender that will be around for quite some time!