Part of my idea of simple living is buying quality products, so I can buy them once and be done with it. I have had frozen fruit in my freezer for ages begging to be blended into a delicious smoothie. Problem was, I didn't have a blender. I got this Osterizer Contemporary Classic Beehive Blender (in red of course) I've been enjoying a smoothie everyday! I like that it just has an on, off, and pulse switch. No need for speed 2, 3, or 6. I know I never used anything other than high or pulse. So I hope this baby lasts. I was really debating on buying this, or waiting to find a good old one at a thrift store. And then there was the ultra expensive vitamix blender that had amazing reviews, but I just couldn't spend that much. I think the red won me over in the end!