Vitamix 64-oz. CIA Professional Series Blender, Brushed Stainless
This is the greatest blender in the world and well worth the money. The Vita-Mix can handle anything, from a simple post-workout shake to homemade hummus. Recipe selection and creativity are the only limitations when there is a Vita-Mix in the kitchen. One of the great features that sets this blender apart from its competitors, besides its superior motor and blades, is the variable speed dial that allows the speed of the blade to be changed throughout the blending process. This feature eliminates the annoying tendency to turn the blender on, set on high, and all of the contents immediately explode onto the lid. Starting the blender on 1, and slowly turning the dial to the desired speed, based upon the contents, results in a perfect blend every time.
There are a few essential pieces of kitchen equipment that are worth spending the money on, and a Vita-Mix is one of those things.