4 "Superb machine" Miss Higginbottom 18 January 2021 I bought this machine mainly for smoothies, however you can use the other settings. It’s been worth every penny for me as I use it almost on a daily basis. I love the auto clean function. Just pop some warm water in and it cleans the jug and lid. The only reason for the 4 stars is the loud noise. Wow, it’s noisy. Overall a great machine I will have for years to come.