With summer’s bounty starting to trickle in at the markets and from your own gardens (we’ll give that a few extra weeks), it’s a great time to invest in a kitchen powerhouse that will help you process the good stuff for canning, jamming, freezing and enjoying right away. The Vitamix Professional Series 750 Blender ($730 at Williams-Sonoma) is the company’s top-end consumer product, offering five preset programs for smoothies, soups, frozen desserts, purees and washing.
Vitamix machines are famous for their power and durability, and the Professional Series 750 Blender doesn’t disappoint. It features a 2.2-peak-horsepower motor and wide blade radius, which provides speed and control to blend quickly and efficiently. Set the dial on soup mode and in minutes the machine will friction-cook its contents. Try doing that with your hand-me-down blender.
And when your soups, purees, sauces, jams and nut butters are done, whip up a celebratory strawberry margarita (the Vitamix pulverizes ice) and drink in the taste of summer.
Williams-Sonoma, Chinook Centre, 403-410-9191, williams-sonoma.ca
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