Whenever you hear the brawny rumble of the Vitamix emanating from the kitchen, you know something smooth, fresh, and delicious is on its way. So much more than just a juicer, the powerful motor and durable blades transform foods in ways no other blender can, which is what makes a Vitamix the crowning jewel of any well-equipped food-prep area. While different models vary by their number of settings and peak motor speed, all Vitamix blenders are capable of blending so strongly as to turn raw, whole foods into smooth, warm soup purely through its strong blades and the heat generated by the motion. Containers, lids, and blades are all dishwasher safe, with different containers available for various volumes and for wet and dry processing. The Vitamix is one of very few countertop food processors that can turn wheat berries and other whole grains into flour using the dry-food container and blade. Despite all this power and capability, it is not particularly loud. A wide selection of Vitamix blenders and accessories are available on eBay.