I expected more from the name attached to it ... as it is, I am disappointed, and surprised a celeb chef'd put his name to this item. The blender blades are on the small size, and I found that some food was blitzed to a purée whilst the stuff on top was untouched. So tho it's a fair sized jug, I could only process small amounts by pulsing them a bit at a time. Wearisome. Also, the glass jug is very easy to disengage from the locked position, so you have to twist it on hard before it works. Nice heavy glass jug, but the plastic parts look cheap and tacky, it looks bargain basement, which it isn't. And the knob for setting the speed is unfurled, no little ridges to make your grip surer. Works well on very fluid contents, so would be OK for drinks and cold soups, but I just didn't find it versatile enough as a good kitchen workhorse. It wouldn't earn itself counter space from me. The small grinder is, in my opinion, too small, only good for spices, and TBH, that's what I will probably use it for most, but that's an expensive spice mill. So just OK, but I can't honestly recommend this.