I’m glad to hear you like yours-it’d be terrible to pay that much and not like it! The only thing I use my blender for is making smoothies-and a few other things-and it works fine for that. My parents bought us a juicer for Christmas and that’s going to be exciting to use! I’m going to order beets, apples (already have carrots), and see if I can find kale this time of year, and start making a daily juice in addition to our morning smoothie. Looking forward to getting some high nutrient foods in!