Thanks to the fast and safe postage to my home, I was able to start on cooking up a storm in the Blentec immediately. I found it relatively quiet, considering some comments about the sound decibels...my neighbours have not complained yet when I am making up ice cream in the early hours! Sturdy, safe, easy to clean, it does everything, just like having another pair of hands in the kitchen! Buy it, you will not regret it!
I love, love, love my Blendtec! I got here quick and I appreciated the security of having to sign for it. It quickly makes juice from whole fruits and veggies (I do cut up larger food before blending). Blendtec fits perfect under my cabinets. I was also pleasantly surprised of how quiet it operates vs some opposing comments. I do not recall reading that it came with a cookbook, so that was another plus (as I am "Cooking Challenged"). My Blendtec was worth every dime!