Originally Posted by Philly-QueMaster
Go Vitamix or BlendTec.
I own both. The VM 5200 and the BT Total blender.
The VM Is hands down the better blender. Even though the BT claims a 4 HP and the VM 3 the VM is by far the stronger motor. With the tamper I can take frozen bananas and with the motor on high turn it into a frozen banana dessert the is like sorbet. The BT has a wider jar and claims no need for it but put anything in that's thick and you get a void/cavitation and the motor will shut down. The VM on high is fan cooled and can run just about forever without overheating
The newer VM comes with
A wider shorted jar, more power (fan cooled at all settings) and presets to compete with the BT for a blender that will fit under the cabinets