Pros: It works as a blender.
Cons: Poor design
It works great when it works. I've owned this for a couple of years with VERY light use. This (and other brands) use a clutch type mechanism where a couple of plastic/rubber gears mesh between the base and the blade. However, these gears can strip and are about $8 each to replace. Oster uses a "direct drive" system where a metal shaft enters a metal receiver at the bottom of the blade. My next blender will be an Oster. I'm simply disappointed in having to replace parts on a mixer.