Have been using this daily since I got it, mainly for smoothies. It grinds well - carrots, apples , harder fruits, etc. pretty well. The retro look is nice but the chrome is not shiny like in the picture. More of a matte, brushed chrome look. The glass container is nice and heavy duty. The two settings are adequate. Push it down the pulse (which is less noisy) and up for a constant blend. The 'up' position is where I have problems with. This blender is extremely loud when set in the constant blend mode - to the point where it could be damaging to your ears. I have the kids stand away from the noise when turned on. Might be getting another one soon and just keep this as backup. Overall rating is a B- for me - works great, does the job although haven't tried crushing ice yet, but way too loud.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Chrome is not shiny like the picture, more like brushed chrome.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good, grinds well but way too loud
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good description
- Would you recommend this to a friend? No