If you’re still looking for a (perhaps splurge-y) gift for a home cook, you can’t go wrong with a Vitamix. These high-powered blenders are beloved by reviewers on Amazon and lots of home cooks. They’ve even shown up on professional chefs’ wish lists. And though this 5200 isn’t the newest Vitamix, the motor is as powerful as that of any new model with Bluetooth. (The blades on the 5200 create so much friction, you can even heat up cold ingredients as you blend them.) Right now, this professional-grade Vitamix is about cheap as we’ve ever seen it — just $270 on Amazon. (It was $260 on Black Friday, and that’s really the cheapest it’s ever been.) So if you’ve been thinking about upgrading your blender, or have a loved one who’s obsessed with making smoothies, today is a good day to get it done, especially since it will arrive at your house before December 25 if you have Prime.
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