Vitamix® 300 Professional High Power Blender Black 5 "Best blender, very many uses ..." Tanya 13 January 2015 This amazing blender is worth every penny. It has the power, design & construction, warranty and customer service to deserve it's crown among blenders. It's extremely easy to use and is not particularly noisy Vs its power. It quickly makes professional quality emulsified sauces, ice cream, sorbets, smoothies, juice, cake batters, hot soup, grinds flours and coffee - and more. It can 'wet chop', and 'dry chop' e.g. cheese and veg with ease. *Without* a heating element it turns cold veg to hot soup in a few minutes, but can also make ice cream! Wow! Clean up is super quick too. A kitchen star!