Top positive review
Not super powerful, but good for the price.
February 22, 2018
This is pretty much exactly what I expected when I bought it: a better-than-average representative of the cheaper drink blenders. I bought this one rather than the cheaper ones because it's possible to get replacement cups and blades for it and I do lose things, not because I expected it to be strong/faster/better than its competition.
There's no point in buying this if you want an all-purpose blender. The whole reason for this is that it has excellent design for blending shakes/drinks. It's very cleverly designed to be easy to use and - really important - easy to clean.
It's not super powerful. It doesn't even handle my frozen strawberries well right out of the freezer, and I certainly wouldn't give it normal-sized ice cubes. (After it failed to fully process the frozen strawberries, I didn't even bother trying ice.) I also haven't tried it with anything without liquid, so I don't know how it would do for grinding or pureeing. I would probably use other tools for those purposes. But for shakes, fresh fruit, half-thawed frozen fruit, and similar things, it does a fine job.
If I wanted a great blender, I'd pay 2-3 times as much and get something that was 900 watts instead of 300, sharper blades, and a stronger motor. But I didn't want to spend 2-3 times as much, and I'm satisfied with what I got for the price. After reading reviews, I feel fairly confident that I chose the right one in its price range.