This compact two-in-one BlenderChef may be a life-changing appliance, as both a blender and a food processor fit alternately onto the base of this powerful, 400-watt machine. The wide-mouth glass blender jar holds 40 ounces and comes with an excellent SureRest base that keeps it from tipping over on the countertop. The blender has 12 speeds (from "stir" at the low end all the way up to "liquefy"), including a great "icebreaker/pulse" button--stubborn ice cubes beware! (Check the enclosed booklet for tips on ice crushing, because even a champion blender requires some human assistance.) After you've whipped up a slushy drink or puréed carrot soup to a perfect smoothness, it's easy to switch over to the processor attachment (which snaps just as easily in place as the blender), feed a few vegetables through the chute, and have beautiful fixings for salad or stir-fry in minutes. The work bowl for the food processor has a 3-cup capacity with a special feed tube in the lid for adding oil or other liquids without muss or fuss. The base of the machine wipes down easily; though hand washing is recommended for the blades, the glass jar and plastic processor pieces are dishwasher-safe. --Erin Brown
The Hamilton Beach 12-speed BlenderChef is a great kitchen accessory for making everything from smoothies to salsas. The two-in-one appliance is both a blender and 3-cup food processor. Featuring 400 watts of power and stainless steel blades, this blender crushes ice, blends and processes food. Other features include a stir stick for stirring while you blend, a 40-oz. jar for multiple servings, SureRest jar rest that prevents tipping, liquid dispenser for adding oil or other ingredients and a hide-away cord storage. Imported. 13Hx6-1/4Wx8-1/2L".