KitchenAid's 3-speed Blender has a rugged 00.9 horsepower motor that assures superb performance on all blending tasks. With it's outstanding performance, durability, and an easy-to-clean design the KitchenAid blender performs everyday kitchen tasks, including mixing up smoothies, pureeing vegetables for soup, crushing ice, and making pesto. In addition, the appliance offers a solid die-cast metal base with a durable, steel-reinforced coupler and a sharp one-piece stainless-steel blade. The blender's large 56-ounce polycarbonate blend-and-serve pitcher is shatter-resistant, as well as stain- and scratch-resistant. Made of thick, solid walls, the pitcher can withstand extreme temperatures from boiling to freezing, and its lightweight design includes a comfortable soft-grip handle for a secure hold. The one-piece dishwasher-safe pitcher with its patented blade design eliminates food traps and any need to disassemble. KitchenAid's 3-speed Blender is stylish and functional for today's busy kitchen.