This is the best blender I ever had. It is more powerful than a lot other on the market, it has more accessories than others and the price is very good.
One other thing I like at it is that is has a fuse in the UK plug. I am using it outside UK, with an adaptor, but I feel safer with that fuse.
I used it in the last 8 month mostly for mashed potatoes, smoothie, mashed beans and ginger-lemonade. It is powerful enough to do it's job quickly, without overheating. You should be careful when you use it for mashed potatoes. If you use high speed, or if you use it for a longer than necessary time, the potatoes will turn into a thin paste which I do not like very much.
I recommend this blender!