Lakeland Compact Blender 5 "Powerful but Compact" Ann 06 March 2013 Lovely little machine which takes care of all your blending. Very strong and sturdy... I use it mainly for soups and smoothies but is great at blending everything else I have tried . Super easy to clean either by hand or dishwasher. Easy to store in cupboard or bench due to its nice compact size....my children love using it to make their own smoothies... They love seeing the mixing process and then pouring it out into their own special glasses( note these are young teenage children but the same would apply to younger children provided there was supervision). Very nice product at a good price.