I am a mother of five. This blender works great when making individual shakes or smoothies. With my old blender it would take 20 minutes to get everyones individual drinks made. With this blender it takes 5 minutes. My youngest will not eat store bought baby food. This blender works great for chopping up her food as well. I have also made salsa and dips with this blender. Overall this is the perfect blender for a family.