No need to worry about waking up the house – or the neighborhood – for that 6:00 a.m. smoothie. The Hamilton Beach® Sound Shield 950 is designed to reduce noise from the four different areas of a traditional blender. It’s quiet enough to carry on your party conversation when mixing margaritas, or prepping dinner while the baby naps upstairs. A hinged, 2-piece sound shield opens and closes over the 52 oz. MultiBlend™ glass jar. With 950 watts of power, 3 speeds with pulse, you can do everything from mix salsas to puree soups. Stainless steel blades make quick work of crushing ice, and the drip-free pour spout means no more smoothie running down the side of the jar or all over your kitchen counter. The blade and jar are both dishwasher safe.