Ok, we admit it. Spending several hundred dollars on a glorified blender seems a little crazy, but trust and believe that it’s well worth it if you’re talking a Vitamix A3500 Brushed Stainless Blender. It can grind seeds and nuts, chop veggies, blend soups and sauces, knead dough and whip up dips and ice cream. It’s Smart-Detect Technology takes it a cut above by calibrating the container size you’ve selected and stopping the appliance when its complete. Think of it as your go-to when needing something chopped, blended, pureed, or whipped.