Purchased this device years ago and it has worked fine. Problem is the base, the plastic shaft and left hand thread screw fail, allowing the shaft to wobble and rendering the base useless. When this happens the coupler also needs to be replaced.
I have replaced the base three times now at a cost of 25$ each. The shop I ordered the previous oem base from are now asking 75$ for the base. I am now come to this website and see the unit is now out of stock.
I have in the past used exclusively Kitchen Aid products, refrigerator, dishwasher and several counter-top devices and all worked flawlessly, and will continue most likely to purchase Kitchen Aid products though I am skeptical at purchasing another blender.
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No, I do not recommend this product