I read the reviews of this product on Overstock.com prior to this purchase. Only found one negative about a burning motor smell. So I thought I would try it and here were the problems with my blender;- Motor smelled of burning at each use (4 total)- Seal leaked each time at the base (got worse with each use)- There were small black plastic shavings under the baseI recommend if you try this product that you use many times prior to the 30 day return window expires or buy the extended warranty plan like I did. Good Luck!PS Overstock.com customer service Dept. was great.