I was originally searching for a food processor to make almond butter, I ended up finally investing in a Vitamix and am so glad I did. I saved $100 by buying a reconditioned machine which also has a 7 year full warranty and I got free shipping from using a coupon code. This machine is well worth the investment. I figure, what is your health worth? It’s great for making nut butters and green smoothies. The kids love the quick frozen desserts and fresh ice cream. I’ve made hummus and other sauces from the great recipe book that it comes with. You can even cook soup in it, yes “cook”. Running the machine for 4-5 minutes will actually heat up the soup. You can even grate cheese or make cole slaw. And it is so easy to clean. So I’m getting rid of my juicer, blender and other mini- food processors. The Vitamix replaces all these.