This is another kitchen appliance I own. If you had been around the early days of Youtube , it is one of Youtube's first memes because this blender is so strong that it can blend everything: Selfie Stick Ipad --------- As you see this blender can even blend metal and plastic, that is how strong it is. I am able to make my very own soybean flour and rice flour thanks to this blender. If you have a gluten free diet and want to have cheaper Gluten free flour, this blender can help you. It can also replace some kitchen appliances. I don't need a meat grinder and food processor because this blender can grind meat.I am able to make meatballs and sausages thanks to this blender. I even managed to make burgers out of frozen meat. If I wanted to make smoothies with the same texture as a Slurpee, I can use this blender so easy because Blendtec can blend ice cubes. You won't need to buy an ice cream machine anymore because this blender can also make ice cream. It is an all around blender that can replace many kitchen appliances. It is an expensive blender but it can replace many of those bulky kitchen appliances and it is very durable. My Uncle's Blendtec is already 9 years old.