I don't know about the warranty stuff, and I've only had this a week or so, but I love it. I always hated ladling chunky soup into the blender, thence into another bowl while I did further batches, making a mess at every stage. With this I did a big bowl of soup, put the hand blender into it and in maybe 15 seconds it was perfectly pureed. Moreover, a note in the manual led me to using it every morning to froth the almond milk I use in my latte, at which it does a fantastic job--again, 15 seconds or so and way better than you get at Starbucks (though a good barrista can still do a better job with steam). Terrific.
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