I am extremely disappointed with this blender. I had the same model for years, loved it, and expected the same awesome experience when I purchased it again - I gave the old one to my son. The power on this SmartPower is not up to par. To mix chocolate milk and finely chopped ice I need to put it on "liquify". It used to work on the "stir" function. Even on stir, the chocolate is not mixed. I'm very, very, very, very disappointed. The best thing is the glass jar. Easy to wash.