This blender is an impressive machine in everyway. Now, so you can understand where I am coming from before buying this machine, I will say that I am an overweight female redneck who is used to chicken wings, beer, and fries. So, that being said, the one thing I am having a hard time adjusting to is the lack of "HOT" soup recipes in the recipe book/binder. And for those of you that don't know, in the DVD that comes with the blender, when they mention "FRESH" soups, that means "COLD" soups. I would say MOST of the soup recipes in the recipe book/binder are "FRESH" soups. Very tasty I might add but don't try to heat up the cold soups so you can enjoy them hot as it completely changes the taste. I know I must sound completely ignorant here to all knowledgeable raw, vegan, etc. eaters but I am learning. I might recommend a glass of wine with the cold soups to get them down. Love the blender though and l really feel better already.