Pretty great if you make a cup at a time. I've been using as my primary brewing method for the last several years. Replace every 2 years maybe when the seal on the plunger starts to get loose. Using paper filters but think I probably should have switched to the metal one.
You can put almost anything in this and it will blend. I used primarily for fruit and vegetable smoothies, but you can make soups, nut butters, and ice cream too. Now that I am not as hardcore as I was, a Ninja could work too and save you some money if you have limited needs.
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