Funny, my blender died and I was looking for a new one when I clicked on this one and realized that I HAVE THIS BLENDER! I've had it for a couple years, but use it about 1-2 times a month. I went to blend soup and it started to smell and black stuff came out . I know I've had it for a while, but it hasn't goten that much use for it to die. The cheap one I had before this one lasted over 10 years with the same use. Not impressed.