I decided I shouldn’t watch the demos on Blendtec blenders anymore at Costco. It only makes me want the new model even more! I have a version that is about 7 or 8 years old… before it was called Blendtec. The newer models have all the nifty buttons and settings for soups and ice cream and smoothies and stuff. Mine buttons just say 1 2 3 4 S P. Those cycles just don’t work quite the same! You watch the guy at Costco hit the soup button and in one cycle it comes out piping hot! Just trying to figure out which button to push on my old one and then having to push it 4 times through the cycle before it even got sort of hot was kind of frustrating! Hmmmmm…… guess I better just not watch those demos anymore! They are great machines and they last forever! Hence…. why I don’t need a new one!