This is a very good looking blender then blends amazingly. It is a little loud, but it blend very fast. Does not take up too much room on the counter. I love the single serving cups with the lids, although I wish the lids would close completely so I could toss it in my gym back. I have not got to use the larger size very much yet. The whole thing is great quality and blends amazingly. If you want something quieter and with more than one speed look else where. Also it is no off and on switch, you have to hold it down to blend. But still a great buy!