Bandleader and inventor Fred Waring introduced the first blender in 1936; more than 60 years later the Waring blender remains the standard for the field. Tall and old-fashioned looking with a plated metallic finish on its base, this blender will crush ice in a few seconds. This blender feels sturdy: the lid, with a cap that doubles as a 1-ounce measurer, fits securely, and the pitcher, made of thick, ridged glass, won't wobble. Many chefs prefer a blender rather than a food processor for soups and creamy sauces--the blades of a good blender whirl more quickly than those of a food processor and will refine a thin liquid such as cream of tomato soup to an incomparably silky texture. This blender is definitely up to that task. The fixed, self-cleaning stainless-steel blades on the base of the pitcher mean the lid is the only separate part to wash. --Maria Dolan
The Waring Pro® Food & Beverage Blender provides effortless blending, puréeing and liquefying capabilities. The high-performance, commercially rated motor is powerful enough to crush ice like the pros, right on your kitchen counter.
Classic waterfall base
Commercially rated heavy-duty motor
550 peak watts**
Large 40-oz. cloverleaf carafe with English and metric graduations
Simple 2-speed operation