The time for enjoying this year's best produce is fast approaching. Looking for ways to celebrate the season? You may not expect a blender to help you whip up a batch of fresh tomato and herb sauce, but a high-performance blender like the Vitamix Professional Series 750 can do just that. With stainless steel blades and a 2.2 horsepower motor, the Vitamix 750 also makes quick work of nut butters, bread doughs, even freshly ground flour (and of course, the world's best smoothies).
Above: Hand built in the US, the Vitamix 750 is the most powerful home blender on the market. The shatter-proof, BPA-free carafe is a generous 64 ounces, and the blender's low profile makes it easy to stow right on the counter. Cleanup is a cinch: just add warm water and a drop of dish soap and select the blender's cleaning program.
Above: Every Vitamix blender comes with a cookbook to help you learn about all the ways you can use it. This Honey Orange Cleanse recipe incorporates some surprise ingredients, including radishes and mint.
Above: The perfect summer meal: no-cook Zucchini Pasta with Pomodoro Sauce; the sauce is made of fresh tomatoes blended with herbs right in the Vitamix.
Above: Whole Wheat Bread needs no kneading; the Vitamix does the work for you. And it can grind the flour, too.