This blender is a great piece of kit it functions well, it looks great and compare to other blenders I have tried, it is considerable more quiet and produces silky smoothies, purées or soups.
As a bonus, the mesh filter turns the machine into a sort of juice extractor/ fruit and vegetable purée maker, so you can make small amounts of thick refreshing juice. ( but you do have to chop everything into small pieces first.) I would imagine this would also save the hassle of having the pass the soup through a sieve. (If your are into making extra fine cheffy soups.)
It is a shame the manufactures write up does not do the product justice, however when you read the instruction manual, the true potential of this equipment becomes evident, when you find you can even make your own filtered Soya milk or fruit juice with this machine and more. (No recipe Book)