Pros: I've yet to find any.
Cons: LOUD, doesn't blend well, vibrates a lot, and extremely LOUD!
I bought this at a well known retailer's outlet store, thinking that I was getting a bargain for a 14 speed blender with all sorts of capabilities. Boy oh boy, was I wrong. First of all, unless you live in the middle of nowhere, you'll probably wake up the entire neighborhood because the stupid blender is unbelievably LOUD!!!! Secondly, it jars and shakes so terribly that the jar comes unlocked and, ultimately, unattached from the base, thus spilling your concoction all over the kitchen counter. Thirdly, smoothies are so not smooth with this thing. It doesn't blend well at all. Also, it takes more than two tries to get your "smoothie" smooth. Keep in mind that you can't run the motor longer than two minutes at a time, otherwise the machine times out, you have to unplug it, wait, plug it back in and then start all over again. Meanwhile, your "smoothie" still doesn't have a smooth consistency. Suffice it to say, this item is not worth it. Save your money (and your sanity), add more to what you've saved, and buy a GOOD blender. I can't even comment on the additional features because I'm too afraid to use them. Black and Decker should be a trustworthy name, they've been around for quite some time. But, my experience with this blender gives me cause for concern and pause as far as quality is concerned.