Hello ladies and gentlemen. We are gathered here today in the SAVEUR test kitchen to honor one of our dear friends lost in the line of duty after serving our kitchen for four years...let us pay homage to our passed KitchenAid 5-speed blender, lost in a freak salsa verde accident. It was happily humming as it liquefied those juicy tomatillos when it unexpectedly gave out. But, dear friends, let us not remember this high-speed, 56 ounce pour-and serve powerhouse of a blender with sadness. Let us instead rejoice in all that the gadget gave us: From its 0.9 horsepower motor within to the easy pour pitcher and stay-put lid exterior, our KitchenAid blender could crush ice and puree veggies with ease. Another KitchenAid will fill the empty blending void on our counter top soon, but we shall never forget that pearly-white pureeing machine.