I really wanted to love this blender because it is hard to find a glass blender with a decent motor, but unfortunately there are two crevices between the glass pitcher and plastic base where food gets lodged and it cannot be cleaned. So now I have rotting food at the base of my blender and no way to clean it. I also need a new silicone ring but Tribest doesn’t appear to make this spare part. I’m about to ditch it for a new brand. Sad.