The Dualit blender has VortecS technology which is the result of two uniquely designed, directional fins in the sides of the jar and a precision engineered six pronged blade. Together these create a multi dimensional mix action for creamier soups and smoother smoothies. A powerful 1000 Watt motor tackles tough ingredients in seconds. There are seven controls , ie crush, two pulse settings and four pre set speeds, each one pefectly adjusted for gentle mixing, consistent chopping, smooth pureeing or ultimate blitzing. The ice crush features takes ice cubes to snow drifts in just 10 seconds. The auto pulse is automatically timed to allow the mixture to settlle between pulses which maximises the time it is in contact with the blade. The 1.5 litre jug is a heavy duty, dishwasher proof , toughened Tritan jug. Much safer than glass, lighter to handle and manoeuvre, with a sure grip handle.