I bought this blender predominantly to make green smoothies and blend beans for hummus : pesto etc.
It handles everything task I've thrown at it with ease, the pre set options work like a charm and it's not a bad looking machine either!
This is in my opinion one of the better domestic blenders on the market. If you're not quite ready to invest in a Blendtec or Vitamix yet, this will be a great start for your culinary and health needs!!