I used to own this blender (white color instead of grey) in the past. I replaced it with a 12 cup capacity blender. I replaced the 12 cup blender by this blender because the 12 cup blender was leaking after a few use!! Also, that blender was very difficult to clean compare to this blender.
This blender can't crush ice unless there's liquid in the blender already, and you put in ice cubes one by one. I am fine with it because I don't put ice in my drink that often anyway.
Cleaning is fine for me because I uses a dish washer, the problem is the bottom part of the blender catches water while in the washing machine, have to pour it out carefully after the washing cycle. I don't know if this will cause any rusting?
The reason I love this blender is the blade and the cup are sealed together, so no more leaking!!! I hate it when I pour liquid into the blender and the blender leaks!!