You do know that I am a fan of your light hearted humor. LOL I also am one who does things my way. I also had someone who took "guiding" me a little too extreme. I rebelled masively and he backed up. LOL
So on to a cheaper but appropriate blender for you. I'd say go close to the top of the line. I just bought a Kitchenaide and what I've heard it does the job and then some. I will be using it next week after I clear out some things to make room for that and other Christmas gifts for my kitchen. I'll let you know about it. It was on sale a JC Penney's for $109. Not bad at all.
If you want to save more money go to Amazon.com and look at what they have, look at the reviews and then buy used from a seller with 98% rate or above. Realize they may stick it to you for shipping. You normally can find out what that would be before buying.
I'd also go on Craig's list and check that out.
I am still sold on high speed for Green Smoothies and low speed Omega juicers for juicing. That is where I'm at on both.
Stop by and chat up a storm with us again. You are always welcome. I'll leave the light on for you.
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