The Breville IKON Die-Cast Hemisphere Blender is perfect for ice-crushing, blending and making your favorite smoothies or drinks. The patented hemisphere bowl blade system utilizes a large, semicircular shredding blade positioned to hug the uniquely shaped bowl. Because of this design, there are no still zones around the blades, and ingredients are shredded into fine, consistent particles. The 1.5 liter (51 oz.) glass jar is designed for clarity and to resist chipping and fogginess. The dual tone, baked enamel measurements provide for sharp viewing and accurate measurement. The control pad is designed without crevices for easy cleaning and gives you precise control over the motor's 750 watt, five speed settings and pulse function. It also features two special presets for ice crushing and smoothies and a blue backlit digital timer. All parts except the base are dishwasher safe.