The Nesco BL-50 Blender features a powerful 700-watt motor for maximized power to blend, puree, mix, grind, and chop foods. A heavy-duty serrated stainless steel blade allows you to prepare fresh and healthy alternatives. The versatility of the power control dial puts you in charge by easily adjusting the power level to achieve the results you desire. For more frequently used functions, this countertop blender has 3 quick-start buttons - Pulse, Ice, and Smoothie - which illuminate when in use and are pre-programmed at the perfect power and speed. You can quickly and easily blend your favorite smoothies, shakes, juices and other beverages. Smoothly puree baby food, chop salsa, mix guacamole and much more. The 1.6-quart glass pitcher has easy to read measurement marks and the lid tightly seals for safe operation. A sleek, stylish design with stainless steel body and black trim is a nice addition to any kitchen. Built-in cord storage allows you to conveniently store the blender when not in use. Includes instruction manual with recipes to get you started.