I LOVE my Vitamix, but it was a huge splurge for me. FYI- I just saw that they are onlsale at Zulily for the cheapest I’ve ever seen them. I thought I would share with you guys. I use mine for smoothies, soups, sauces, frozen yogurt, juicing and more. It is one of my kitchen staples. Here is link to the Vitamix sale on Zulily. Do you have one and love your Vitamix?