Before I bought this, I spent a very long time reading other reviews for not only this blender, but many others. I wanted a personal size blender. I wanted quiet, and I wanted one that would truly blend my morning smoothies. \nI chose this one despite some reviewers saying it "felt like it was going to vibrate off the counter". It does vibrate some, but only when it's chopping the frozen strawberries, then it gets quiet and 20 seconds or so later, it's done. Seems fast to me. I also like the 5 year warranty it has. I am very happy with this purchase and would buy it again.