This Oster Designer Series Blender is the perfect mix of industrial design and superior abilities. The brushed nickel accents goes great with your stainless steel appliances. The elegant stature looks clean and precise on your countertop. The stainless steel "ice crusher" blade does just that so you get smooth frozen drinks every time. And with 7 speeds and 475 watts at the touch of a button, the blending possibilities are endless, from frozen beverages to dips, from sauces to smoothies, from soup to nuts. The 6-cup, dishwasher-safe, square, glass jar makes blending better and pouring a snap. And the glass has been Thermal Shock tested so you can pull it out of a steamy dishwasher and safely make a frosty cold beverage right away. The smart and functional design enables you to just set the jar in place and start blending. There's no struggling with getting the jar in the right position, because there isn't one. The handle can be situated to the front, back, left or right. Every Oster Designer Series Blender is made in North America and backed by the superior quality of All Metal Drive. Because the two pieces that connect are metal (instead of plastic), you get a more durable and longer-lasting blender that will function flawlessly, party after party, year after year. The competition just can't compare. Oster Designer Series Blenders are more than just blenders. They are party makers. They are smoothie pros. They are countertop enhancers. And they're ready for anything.