The Waring Pro Specialty Blender comes in four parts (base unit, glass carafe, rubber lid, center cap). Everything felt substantial and high grade.
The heavy glass carafe can hold 48 ounces of liquid. Measurement markings were molded into its side.
The lid is in two parts. The outer "ring" was made of a soft flexible rubber piece. The cap is a hard plastic piece which fits snuggly in the center opening.
The blade assembly at the bottom of the container is not removable. We loved the design of the carafe... how the pour spout was integrated into the shape which holds it in place with the base unit.
The motor is a 550 watt 1/2 HP unit housed in a beautifully designed retro-looking stainless steel base. The four posts makes it easy to properly position and secure the container...no needed to "turn and lock in" the container as required by blenders from other companies.
The controls are pretty straigt forward. There are three speed setting with a pulse option. The blender also has a "self preservation" mode which will kick in if the motor got too hot.
We are going to invite some folks to bring their favorite tequila, recipes, and ice so we can PROPERLY test out this beauty for our FirstUse review. Check back and see how it did in a few weeks... just keep the noise down, we may have a slight hangover :-)