So, before Grant and I moved to Huntsville, I had decided that I would save up for a better quality blender. I had a small food processor that could only puree and it wasn’t doing a great job, and a blender that worked but still not as well as I wanted. I can’t say this was a need,but I had been thinking about upgrading for about a year. There were tons of giveaways on blogs for either Blendtecs or Vitamixes. So, for a while I didn’t want to buy one in hopes I would win one. Alas, that didn’t happen so I saved up which definitely took a while because neither of those brands are cheap.