Since so many of us will be spending time at home for the foreseeable future, and having to rely on our own cooking to power through the weeks ahead, it’s maybe not a bad time to be thinking about upgrading our kitchen essentials. We couldn’t help but notice that the chef-beloved Vitamix 5200 Blender is $ 150 off today only at Amazon—it’s the high-powered, professional-grade blender that home cooks love for its stainless steel blades that whip through ingredients (like frozen fruit) with ease to make smoothies and gazpachos at home. Or, as writer Audrey Bruno puts it, “the smoothest smoothies, silkiest soups, and most perfectly chunky pestos.” No wonder the Vitamix blender is a staple on wedding registries (and a dream housewarming gift for everyone else).
This model’s especially easy to self-clean with some dish soap and water on its highest setting (no putzing around in the sink), and has a 64-ounce body that can hold a family-size batch of soup, if you’re meal prepping. The blades are also so fast that they create heat friction, which can turn a cold soup steaming hot in a matter of minutes. And with nearly 2,000 glowing reviews, you wouldn’t have to take our word for it. You could consider investing in your home-cooking an excellent form of self-care in these anxious times, and we’d have to agree with you.