My wife has been looking for a replacement for her old immersion blender. This is our first time buying a mueller product and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. I was originally lookimg at All-Clad and Braun blenders. I thought that the quality was a direct representation of the price. Well my wife was not having it and would not let me spend that much money. So I settled on this and boy did it impress us both. It handled everything that we threw at it like a champ. It didn't overheat, over vibrate/shake, struggle, smell like a cheap electric motor or anything like that. I can't speak of the durability as we've only had it for a few months but we absolutely love this blender. We highly reccomend it.