RIP: An Obituary for the Blender

Well, the blender that we've had for so long (a Cuisinart SmartPower 7-Speed blender, for those of you curious) has finally passed on Thursday night, of natural causes.

It had done it's share of mixing drinks, making smoothies, and doing the occasional light food processing task. During its good days, it even ate the end of a wooden spoon without putting up too much of a fuss (I can't say the same for the spoon). The plastic gear that connected the blender motor to the blender carafe basically disintegrated.

The blender is survived by a Cuisinart Coffee Machine, Cuisinart Mini-Prep food processor and a Kitchenaid Stand Mixer.

On a more serious note, we're looking to replace the blender with either a Kitchenaid or a Waring Pro. Does anyone have any opinions about these two?