Since 1937, Vitamix machines have set the standard for durability, versatility and sheer power. The Professional Series 200 model features a formidable commercial-grade 2-peak-horsepower motor that works in concert with laser-cut stainless-steel blades to blend, puree, chop and mix with remarkable precision and speed. Its lightweight shatterproof blending container can handle anything from crushed ice to hot soups. Variable speed operation offers exceptional control over texture and temperature. 2-peak-horsepower motor provides the power and speed to mix ingredients completely and evenly for ultrasmooth, creamy results. Engineered to last ten times longer than a leading competitor. Creates blends at least five times smoother than a leading competitor. Self-cleans in 60 seconds or less. Extremely versatile appliance can friction-cook hot soup and sauces from cold ingredients and whip up ice cream, sorbet and frozen drinks in seconds. Also great for making fresh, wholesome juices and nut butters, grinding grains into flour, emulsifying dressings and creating salsas, dips and spreads. One-piece precision-crafted stainless-steel blade stays sharp through rugged daily use. Metal-to-metal connection between container and base prevents stripping or wear. 64-oz. copolyester container is BPA free, lightweight and shatterproof for safety. Two-piece lid has removable plug for adding ingredients while in use and lid vents for releasing steam when processing hot ingredients. Includes patented tamper tool, cookbook and instructional DVD. Hand built and rigorously tested by the family-owned company at its headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio.