I like the look of the thing, but two issues. One is there is no notch in the lid so sometimes the center (grab) portion pulls out from the rubber on the lid. So you have a separated lid. Other blenders from this company have a side locking notch that reduces the separation of the lid into two pieces. Also, it worked great as a blender (I need a real ice crusher for smoothies) until a few months went by then it began to leak out the bottom.