I have used it daily for over a year. If you look at the picture of the pitcher the column on the handle side removes for you to put your goodies in. I will admit that my cover did break off...but I put it in the dish drainer the wrong way, so it was my fault.
My mix is pretty acidic and there is only minimal marring of the plastic. I love mine.
Quote from my son..." So, scrapbooking is
just a more creative way of taking notes on your life!"