Vitamix 5200 Blender
This here is the Cadillac of blenders. The Vitamix 5200 has a 2 horsepower motor (that’s one-third the power of my Craftsman lawnmower out back). My wife and I saved up for this thing so we could make our own baby food for Noah, but the perk is that you can make so much more: smoothies, soups, rice milk, powdered sugar… the list goes on and on.
The Vitamix is industrial grade, high-powered, well made, and hype-free. When we opened the box you know what was inside? The base, the jar, a lid, and a stir stick. No fluffy extra trinkets, no swappable parts, no nothing. Just an extremely well-made, built-to-last, high-powered piece of machinery that masquerades itself as a kitchen appliance.