Oster blenders are the best! I owned one when I first got married and had it for decades. Abut 10 yrs ago I purchased the beehive blender and it got daily use making smoothies - which means grinding ice cubes daily. It lasted for about 9yrs. Then I bought another more expensive brand and it broke within two months. The seller replaced it and it broke again. Lesson learned. I will only buy Oster blenders from now on. Oh and the beehive design is so lovely!