There's an old saying: "you get what you pay for."
Turns out that's not always the case.
Consumer Reports tested more than 50 blenders ranging in price from $40 to $600 dollars.
The expensive products all performed well.
But some more affordable models worked just as well.
The blender recommended by Consumer Reports is the $90 KitchenAid - model number KSB565.
While it wasn't quite as good at puréeing as some other similar priced blenders - it offers a glass container instead of plastic, five speeds, and sleek touchpad controls.