What a superb machine! It's beautifully made, a real quality feel and is very stable in use. The handle is well sized and balanced, I have no trouble one-handed with the jug, and it's a delight to use. A touchscreen is so sensible in a kitchen, and is very simple to operate - but the best thing is the results! Several mornings each week I make a flask of soup to take to work, its quick, it's easy, it's easy to clean, and produces consistently excellent results, (even with my more 'creative' soups) - I'm so pleased with this machine, and would recommend it unreservedly. Nice one Lakeland.