I have only had this blender for a weeks, but so far I love it. The control panel is easy to use, I like the safety features. If you don’t have everything put together right it will not turn on. It is so much better than other blenders I have used because I don’t constantly have to stop it and push the mixture towards the blades. The three blade design pulls the mixture threw and chops everything so no tamper/pusher tool is needed . Because the seeds and skins are completely pulverized you don’t have to use a strainer unless you do not like the texture . Depending on what you are blending, you may have to let it run a few minutes so that everything gets adequately mixed, but that's not a problem. My homemade Vegetable juice , fresh corn polenta and fruit smoothies came out smooth , creamy and delicious with no skins or lumps. Even after using it to make peanut butter the blades are still RAZOR sharp! Clean up is very easy nothing stuck in the bottom of the blender. I checked around a little and the Wal-Mart’s price is about $60 less than other places. And I like to use their site to store option to save on shipping.. Cons- It is rather large and bulky, so if you have a small kitchen, just know this is not compact in any way. It’s too tall with the jar in place to store on the counter top. The lid is tight at first and difficult to remove .I had trouble getting the pour spout lid to close, I think over time I will learn how to work with it better. I have had so much fun ! I can't wait to try more recipes maybe some from the included recipe booklet. I would recommend this product to anyone who enjoys cooking and creating delicious homemade meals for their family. I am quite satisfied with this blender!