Equipped with a 0.9 horsepower motor, this convenient blender can handle almost any culinary mixing task. Use it to make garlic hummus, fresh herb vinaigrette, pureed lentil soup, and zesty salsas, as well as a wide range of beverages, from strawberry milk shakes to margaritas with perfectly crushed ice. The blender’s Clean Touch control panel offers five speed options, which include Stir, Chop, Mix, Puree, and Liquefy. It also offers Pulse Mode and an automatic Crush Ice setting. The unit’s patented one-piece stainless-steel blade and Intelli-Speed electronic motor control work together to ensure fast, consistent blending and thorough results. A 56-ounce shatter-resistant blend-and-serve polycarbonate pitcher comes included, complete with a stay-put lid with an ingredient cup, a comfortable soft-grip handle, and a nondrip pour spout. The pitcher with its stainless-steel blade (no need to disassemble) cleans thoroughly in the dishwasher, and the blender’s base, made of solid die-cast metal and heavy-duty polycarbonate, wipes clean with a damp cloth. Available in two metallic finishes, the blender measures 9 by 7-1/3 by 15-1/4 inches and carries a one-year hassle-free replacement warranty.