I got one of these years back when David Wolfe had just started the promos, they were not out here so I got one from Florida and brought it over, it then needed a pretty hefty power convertor. I got it because ive followed many similar speakers for years, so occasionally purchase the products they advertise. It's superb for grinding, mixing and even I've bought some slush syrup and done ice in it. But in terms of regular use, it does spend most days and weeks on the shelf un touched. I suppose if your more hands on in the kitchen, or fancy smoothies etc regular then yes it is a great product. I'll always keep mine.