I had a Hamilton beach blender and it stopped working. So, i decided to go with kitchen aid because you can not go wrong with Kitchen Aid. The blender works good and makes the perfect smoothies. It cleans really easy and the engine has a lot of of power. Also, it was only 80$ at Best Buy.
The only cons are that is too loud and does not have the pulse button. However, it is a really nice looking and powerful blender.