I decided on this particular blender because it got a lot of great reviews. It features a double blade and came with blender cups to go! I wanted the to go cups so I could easily whip up a smoothie and walk out the door. The other thing that originally attracted me to this besides the price was that it was also a food processor. I recently started getting into using recipes that required a food processor. To me this was perfect because it was inexpensive and met all of my requirements. I highly suggest any Ninja products, I eventually will upgrade to the Ninja blender which is similar to the Vita Mixer but oh a couple $100 dollars cheaper!