Smoothies save my life several times a day. I once broke the top of the VitaMix‘s carafe, and had to send it to the company to get a new one. Well, I wrote to them a week later and said there was no way I could be without my blender for even a day.
So what did they do? They told me to keep the broken carafe, and sent me a new one. How awesome is that? I love my VitaMix (if you can’t afford a full price one, there are lots of refurbished ones you can get at a reduced price. I get refurbished appliances all the time).