I bought this blender mostly for making smoothies. It's beautiful - solid glass pitcher, jet black body. It works great for liquids, not so great for blending frozen fruit. It works, it just isn't quite powerful enough to really chop up everything. It sometimes overheats and smells like its burning a bit.I still use it, but I'm very careful about overusing it.If you plan on making smoothies, I recommend finding a blender with a stronger motor.