So I recently tried the Vita-Mix- The Quiet One Blending Station because I was curious how quiet it really was and how easy it was to use. The enclosure was really easy to open and close, but still had a snug fit. I usually make frozen beverages so I not only needed it to be quiet, but I needed it to be able to mix different ingredients well in a short period of time and also create a smooth mixture. Not only was the machine as quiet as advertised because we held a conversation to make sure that the description was accurate, but my iced coffee came out well in a short period of time. The preset settings made it easy to just chose an option and it pretty much did all the work for me. It was defintely quiet, quick, and efficient.