Waring MX 1200XT Blender
PERMANENTLY OUT OF STOCK
From Ken Rohla's blender review:
"My distributors no longer carry this blender so I can't sell it, but you can buy it at the Web Restaurant Store for less than it normally wholesales. This is the only full power commercial grade blender that I recommend. For a decent fairly inexpensive blender, check out the Tribest Dynablend DB-850G.
Over the years I have used several models of Vitamix, Blendtec, L'Equip, and Waring blenders. This is by far my favorite due to its greater power than all the others, larger carafe, simple variable speed operation (I find the Blendtec pre-programmed operation very annoying, never blends the way I want), it fits under my kitchen cabinets (unlike Vitamix), and the price is lower than "comparable" blenders by Vitamix and Blendtec. This is a blender that will last a lifetime. Even with thick nut patés, this blender doesn't bog down like other brands. My previous blender, a Vitamix 5200, didn't have nearly the power of this one, and it had a defective speed dial that would jump speeds after only a few months of use (I have heard of two other people with this problem). I had a Blendtec Total Blender and really disliked it, the carafe was too small, pre-programmed cycles were too hard to operate, and liquid would fly out of the lid's air holes sometimes (same for the Vitamix)."