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VERY Powerful, and hassle free so far!
on December 27, 2012
Got one of these for Christmas, but one of those gifts I chose. I did alot of research on this blender and was a little worried by some reviews I found online to be honest. But, I noticed most of the 'bad' reviews were reviews of the regular model, and not the newest "elite" one which is actually quite a bit different. The one I have does not have a screw-on lid that has to be on in order to power on the machine, it just slips on now. Also the pitcher does not need to be twistes, and it just sorta 'pops' into place and sits there (no twisting). I found it to be no noisier than my Kitcheaide blender really, which was another big complaint I heard from alot of people. My first smoothie I chose frozen strawberries (my Kitcheaid's worst nightmare!). In under 60 seconds I had the smoothest smoothie I've ever had and even the strawberry seeds were completely liquified! I have yet to make a hot soup, but that's up next. The pitcher is a nice size and seems very durable. The lid to the pitcher seems a little flimsy, and the rubber seal on the lid kinda wants to slip off and I could see that becoming a bit of a problem in the future as it gets 'broken in'. The motor/body piece SEEMS to me to be a bit light weight for as much power as it has, so I'm not real sure about the longevity of the machine, and for those 2 things are the only reason I give it 4 stars instead of 5. I'm very happy with it so far!