The Hamilton Beach 56206 Smoothie Smart Blender is a high quality blender that includes a 40 oz gar/mixing container, which is made of strong, quality, glass that is both dishwasher friendly, as well as oder resistant and scratch proof,? enabling long term use. Additionally this blender is equipped with 700 Watts of peak power and Wave~ Action System technology (patented by Hamilton Beach themselves), which allows for whatever is being blended to be automatically pulled down to the blades themselves, eliminating the need to stop and stir the mixture and ensuring a completely consistent and even blend every time. Furthermore, this blender has been constructed to include up to five different bleeding options each of which shutting off automatically after blending is completed making this the perfect blender for everything from making smoothies or blending icy or hot drinks, to crushing ice and chopping food. All of this, combined with the fact that this blender also sports a unique, no-mess, spout, means it is one of the best on the market today. Overall, this product receives 3.8 out of 5 stars by on Amazon and 3.5 out of 5 stars on CNET, with users claiming it is definitely a good blender for it's price point, however does not preform quite as well as a more luxurious blenders tend to. Overall however, a satisfying buy if one doesn't expect too much from it.