You can get a stainless steel Sharper Image hand blender for only $24 (reg. $49.99). This is perfect for smoothies, soups, sauces, and chopping nuts and herbs. It comes with 2 speeds and a 200 watt motor. In the box you will receive: Stainless-steel housing with 200-watt motor, stainless-steel blender attachment, three-piece mini food-processor attachment, whisk attachment, mixing and measuring cup, and wall mount. As a price comparison, this is selling on Amazon for $38 right now.