A blender can be a real workhorse in the kitchen, so if you plan to put it through its paces -- smoothies, soups, sauces, desserts, nut butters, slushy drinks -- you'd better invest in a robust model. Vitamix may be the gold standard for this type of appliance but this nine-piece can handle anything you want to pulse, puree or emulsify. And it's a great deal at Walmart right now -- 54% off yesterday, and slashed even further to 58% off today.
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The NutriBullet Pro 900 promises to pulverize "the toughest fruits, vegetables, seeds and superfoods" for ultracreamy smoothies that truly live up to their name, not to mention homemade nut butters and veggie purees. It includes two cups (a 32-ounce "colossal cup" with a silicone lip-protecting ring for smooth sipping in case you don't have a straw and a 24-ounce cup with a handled lip guard), plus a flip-top to-go lid for easy portability.
Normally $129, this blender churns out ultrasmooth drinks, nut butters, purees and even homemade baby food. Plus, it comes with a set of mugs that attach directly to the blender base so you don't have to dirty an extra cup to drink from -- and a to-go lid for taking your smoothies with you.