Vitamix CIA Professional Series Blender : Follow the leader in superior blending technology. Ordinary blenders can't begin to approach the speed nor output of this extraordinary commercial quality blender. This multi-tasking, heavy-duty electric blender uses1380-watt power to chop vegetables, juice fruit, blend shakes, mix ice cream and create delectable sauces, dressings, vinaigrettes and much more easily with the touch of a button. Ordinary blenders jam or overheat, but with a 2-plus peak horsepower motor, 1-10 speeds, and a laser-cut stainless steel blade, this blender chops, grinds, minces, juices and crushes ice with smooth efficiency; even cooks soup! The oversized 64-oz. jar is made of durable copolyester - the same material used in airplane windows. Blender cleans easily without removing blade. Jar fitted with a soft-touch handle. Instructional DVD and Recipes and Techniques from the CIA Master Chefs cookbook. UL* approved. Made in USA. Full 7-year warranty. 7 1/4"W x 8 3/4"D x 20"H. Model: 136. Product Features Locking spill-proof lid with vents Blends so fast that it cooks soups and sauces right in the container Spill proof lid vents allow hot or cold food to expand and contract Removable lid plug allows ingredients to be added while processing Ergonomically designed soft touch handle for comfort and control Patented 64-oz./2.0 liter container design creates a powerful vortex that forces ingredients up from the blade and back down the center to ensure all ingredients are properly processed with 1-10 speeds The copolyester container is virtually unbreakable, lighter and more durable than glass Stainless-steel, laser-cut blades literally explode molecules of food and ice inside the container to ensure consistently smooth results Metal-to-metal (not rubber or plastic) container-to-base drive coupling for maximum durability and long life 10 variable speed control allows for a wide range of food prep tasks; puree, grind, chop, ice crushing or blend a variety of foods at precisely the right speed Patented accelerator tool allows for processing thick, dense ingredients that would bring other appliances to a halt High-performance 2+ peak horsepower motor propels the blade tip speed to 240 mph Thermally protected motor prevents burnout 7 year full warranty Made in USA *Underwriters Laboratories is an independent, not-for-profit product-safety testing organization.
I have used many blenders over the years, but this one amazes me. In moments it turns ice, fruit, honey and milk into a smoothy and seems to have no end of power. Never would I have thought that I could "cook" a hot soup by friction. It is easy to clean, versatile, and I love the video that comes with it.