Product Description: This Vitamix blender is a godsend for any home. It will change your diet and put inferior blenders to shame with it’s ability to puree anything. Gone are the days of food chunks and seeds in your shakes. Ice is no problem for this blender as well. Have children? The Vitamix makes it even easier to sneak in fiber-rich vegetables like Broccoli that clog up other blenders. They won’t be able to see it and probably won’t be able to taste it either. You can make all your baby food with this, creating a much healthier alternative to the sugar-rich baby food found in stores. The Vitamix 1700 comes with a tamper that continually pushes food down in the blender to make the process go quickly while ensuring nothing is missed. You can essentially use the Vitamix as a food processor with it’s ability to grind dry beans, flour, rice, and much more. There is a recipe book with 100’s of smoothies and other ideas, but maybe the most fun is experimenting yourself.
The Vitamix 1700 Turbo Blend 4500 Counter-top Blender is priced at $499 but is $379 at Amazon as of September 2011 (with free shipping). Vitamix blenders are made in the U.S.A. and have some of the best customer service around. Very understanding if you have questions and will pay for shipping both ways if it has to be sent in. Not to mention an amazing 7 year warranty on every part of the Vitamix Blender leaves you with peace of mind.