Dope blender. I pureed soup to a velvety texture in 30 seconds. Then made a lemon slushy. Super easy to clean, assemble. Fits under kitchen cabinet. I didn't think it was too loud. The container shape is still narrow, even though its shorter, so some of the problems that others have had with the short fat containers are avoided. I'm still figuring out how to use the pulse button, or why its even there. I highly recommend this blender, and unlike other reviewers here I was not provided with a free product. Just a dude who likes his new blender.
And I am sure glad I did- this thing is a beast
Wow!! I have been waiting for a few years to buy a Vitamix ever since I worked in some kitchens who had it. It was always too expensive (close to 500$) so I kept on waiting. And I am sure glad I did- this thing is a beast, smoothies in less than 2 minutes and clean up is super simple. All you do is put water and let it blend out. I'm so excited to experiment with this and make all kinds of culinary creations.