Pros: Large volume, powerful, makes great purees and related preparation
Cons: Not good for very small volumes. Not ideal as a juicer
This blender is a fabulous machine. I makes the best smoothies, purees of all kinds, milkshakes, and smooth soups. It is powerful. Not as versatile as a food processor but for pureeing it beats my two cuisinarts hands down. As a juicer, for pulpy items such as carrots, one has to strain the puree through a juice bag, which is a bit of a pain, compared to a dedicated juicer, but it can work for that. For thick purees it can be a bit difficult to get every last bit of food out from under the blades and it works best for volumes of at least 1 cup (but up to about 2 quarts). The instruction book says to clean it by adding warm water and a few drops of liquid detergent and then run it for a few seconds. Then rinse. That works quite well. I'd highly recommend this for someone who want a machine dedicated to purees, smoothies, smooth soups.