KitchenAid Blender KSB560
Our KitchenAid KSB560BW blender (Blue Willow color) is definitely the most used appliance in our kitchen. I actually found a refurbished KSB560 blender for under 70$ on eBay and it works fine and comes with a warranty just like a new one. The amount of vegetables and fruit in my diet has shot up since purchasing this. It has also been a great way for our newborn to avoid the unnecessary sugars and additives of canned baby food. With a very powerful blender like the KSB560 it is easy to puree fresh vegetables and fruit with any combination of milk, yogurt, juice, protein whey, flax seed, etc.
KitchenAid products are built sturdy and have some weight to them - the KSB560 blender is no exception as you can tell the base has a solid motor within. The Polycarbonate Jar cleans up well and is unbreakable, and you can take part of the lid off for adding ingredients or stirring. It is nice to have the blade within the jar as one as there is no leakage. After the blender is used, just fill it up halfway with hot water and put the lid on. Hit the stir and then blend button to watch the blender get clean.
Despite all the handy features, the value in this blender like any top end one is that you will mix a smooth smoothie. No chunks of fruit / vegetables left over - just start off slowing blending and then work up to puree for maximum power. Check eBay to save over 100$ with the best KitchenAid KSB560 blender deals as there are dozens of colors to choose from to make it work with your kitchen counter.