Blenders: will you splurge or fight the urge?
With 5 different speeds and the possibility to crush almost anything (including ice!), the KitchenAid Artisan blender can be considered as the king of the blenders. It has a high 1.5L capacity and 5 different speeds to make anything from soups to smoothies and cocktails. However for a fraction of the price, you could have a smaller and less powerful blender with similar capabilities (besides the ice crushing option). The Kenwood SB055 is lighter and also has a detachable plastic goblet that you can use as a travel mug.
Will you choose to splurge or fight the urge on your next blender?