Breville Ikon Die-Cast Blender BBL600XL
I have purchased several blenders over the past 40 years and they have all worked "ok". WOW this one is terrific. Yes the lid is easy to remove, lid doesn't leak when on high and things shoot to the top, lid is easy to scrap out with a spatula and so is the bottom and sides.
The smoothie setting is amazing, frozen fruit blends in with no lumps. It doesn't add too much air yet mixing well so your drink, even with flax oil in it stays a nice drinkable consistency. It is not overly noisy when running - good for using when everyone else is still in bed and you want your morning smoothie.
Breville makes the best appliances ever - the multi temp tea kettle and the toaster oven are 2 others I use daily.
Thank you to the Engineers at Breville you think of everything!