Rated 4.3 out of 5★ by 6reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5★ by ValueConsciousShoper Good Basic Blender WHAT I LIKE: This Villaware Blender is a basic blender without all the bells and whistles that I don't need or use. It has a single speed control knob in the middle which I prefer over having a multitude of push buttons. Turn the control knob to the left for pulse and to the right for continuous speed control. The jar is large and roomy which allows for easy stirring with a spatula which may be needed when blending thicker mixtures such as tofu. The stainless steel finish is easy to wipe clean. The jar lid fits snugly and keeps the contents of the blender well contained. There is an access opening provided in the middle of the lid that is big enough to make it easy and convenient to add additional ingredients as you blend. This blender does a great job with ice reminiscent of snow cones and it accomplishes this with speed and efficiency. I like the durability of an all metal drive. The Villaware Blender has the look of simple elegance and displays nicely on your kitchen counter top without taking up a lot of room.WHAT I DON'T LIKE: The stainless steel is veneer over a plastic base. The plastic underneath is a little thinner than I like, but it looks like it should hold up OK.Overall, for the short time I've had this blender it has out performed my old blender that I had for many, many years. If you are looking for a simple, basic blender, I feel that this is a good choice for the price. 02/11/2014
Rated 4 out of 5★ by DisneyDaddy A great blender for the price I have been using the blender 2-3 times a day since I received it. It chops ice really well, which is a big deal for me when it comes to blenders. It can do most tasks at level 1-2 which is relatively quiet. Once you hit the medium speeds and higher it gets pretty noisy, but it's not like you need to ear protection.Smoothies, milkshakes, and purees all come out smooth. As other reviewers have mentioned, when the mixture gets really thick, air pockets tend to form and stall the "cyclone"action periodically. So far, I have just been toggling the speed lower then higher in bursts and it gets things moving again. Simply turning the speed up takes care of it usually too, but I like the toggling cuz the noise level stays low. 05/24/2014
Rated 5 out of 5★ by cabinhen bought for my daughter as a birthday present.. she tells me it works great. makes smoothies and it crushes ice nicely. 06/02/2014
Rated 4 out of 5★ by chk2 Good basic blender blender does all I need. Wish it reversed direction when in high speed Pulse 07/20/2014
Rated 4 out of 5★ by sobersenior GREAT blender,except this is a great blender so far,it does everything that I needed it to do. purees kale,spinach and all the root veggies that I have put into it. Ice crushes easily. this blender is very large for my small counter space(30" X 24"). OOPS! my fault.. I would have given it five stars,except thet I have difficulty unscrewing the jar assembly.(also my fault/osteoarthritic hands). 07/23/2014
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Amanda702 So far, so good So far this blender has been a good buy. I bought it online in the clearance section. The price was right and the reviews were good. My daughter makes smoothies and my son makes margaritas. In the past, the blenders I purchased would burn out while crushing the ice but this one is holding up just fine. No complaints. 08/14/2014