This is useful. A blender that is so easy to use even I'm allowed to have a go. Chuck in your fruit, put the lid on and turn the big dial to position `1' until everything has been mashed up into liquid form. If you use any slightly heavier ingredients (particularly ice), then position `2' comes into play. There is a third dial position, that of `pulse', which is used for a short high-speed burst. This position has a spring so will turn itself off when you release the dial. That's all there is to it!
However, before all that you have to ensure the jug is clicked into place, otherwise it won't work. Turn it clockwise until it does and you're ready. The handy thing about this blender is that to remove the jug, you need only turn it anti-clockwise and it lifts itself from the base. The lid itself has a good solid rubber seal that makes it harder to remove than you'd imagine (which is a good thing, as you don't want it working loose when being used). Okay, you can remove the lid to fill the jug initially, but to add anything else, there's a cap in the lid; just remember to put it back, otherwise you'll spend ages cleaning your walls. Ah, the lid. Whilst the jug has the obvious spout and the lid follows this shape, at the rear there is a small cutaway with a strainer. If you turn the lid around the contents can be poured through catching any loose `bits' if you so choose. As the second setting is rather powerful, three suction pads on the base will stop it from dancing off your worktop, or wherever it's used.
The glass of the jug is a decent thickness and I like the red and black colour. The power button is nice and big and it's all very stylish making it look more expensive than it is. I think this is going to see a lot of use.