The Homgeek Professional Countertop Blender can crush ice into powder and therefore make fine smoothies, are BPA-Free and Dishwasher safe, and come with a great selection of accessories. It\u2019s a tall blender, sure, but that\u2019s because the base is sturdy. It won\u2019t shake and fall and spill all of your food on the ground. Overall, it\u2019s easily a contender for a best blender to puree food award.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Homgeek Professional Blender\r\nThe Homgeek Professional Blender is a powerful and fast blender that\u2019s basically a Vitamix without the Vitamix-level price tag attached to it. And while the power and speeds may not be exactly up to snuff compared to Vitamix blenders, do you really need something more powerful than 1450 watts?\r\n\r\nPower\r\nThe Homgeek Blender comes with a 1450 watt motor which, by all indications, makes it an incredibly powerful blender. You aren\u2019t going to find much that is more powerful, but you can check out the Ninja Foodi Blender if you want to try. Because of its power it can crush ice to mere snow, and so frozen desserts and smoothies will be a cinch to make.\r\nSpeed\r\nThe Homgeek Professional Blender Smoothie Maker is a high speed blender with 8 speed controls and 30,000 RPM. With this much speed, the blender can easily make mincemeat out of anything you throw into it. It can liquify fruit, and even the ice mentioned before, in a mere minute. If you like a lot of speed settings, check out the Homegeek Blender which is this unit's cousin.\r\nDurability\r\nAll the materials that will come into contact with the food, such as the stainless steel blades, are BPA free. The materials are dishwasher safe as well, but handwashing it would be better if you want it to last longer. The unit weighs just shy of eight pounds, which isn\u2019t too bad, but unfortunately, due to its power, the unit does have a tendency to get loud.\r\nVersatility\/Attachments\r\nThe unit comes with a handy 50-recipe cookbook so you can get to making your favorite, or necessary, meals right away. Other accessories include a sturdy two-part lid, a user guide, a tamper. and a spatula, and many other useful items for cooking. They really put that cookbook into good use. One annoyance, though, is that the container has no locking mechanism so a simple accident could mean what you just made ends up on the floor.\r\nValue\r\nWhile it\u2019s currently unavailable on Amazon, searches for other Homgeek Blenders makes me think the unit sells for around $100.00. It certainly can\u2019t be more expensive than the Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender, but I think it\u2019s safe to assume the Homgeek is a blender for those who want a Vitamix but are on a budget. Also note that the Homgeek is 19 inches high, which is indeed a little tall for a blender. Those with low cabinets would do well to measure before buying.\r\nHomgeek Professional Blender Wrap Up\r\nIf the main drawback to the Homgeek Professional Blender is that it\u2019s a little loud, then it\u2019s definitely worth a blender considering. Unless you plan to do all your blending in the morning while your family is still sleeping there\u2019s no reason not to consider it. And if you\u2019re a new cook looking for somewhere to learn, the included cookbook is a fantastic starting point.