It's not your everyday whimsical purchase, but if you're looking for quality and an easy way to make your lifestyle healthier, this is a magic charm. I've had it over a year now, using it almost daily to make green smoothies (dark leafy greens, plus whatever fruits and veggies I have around). If you use strong-flavored fruits like banana, pineapple and grapes you can't even taste the greens - I even got my husband to drink one with spinach, which he abhors! So far it is still working as wonderfully as the day I first got it. I also use it to grind flaxseeds and oats (homemade famous in seconds!) for breads. Easy to use and durable, it takes a huge amount of hassle and tastebud-ache out of eating more healthfully.