After months of debate, we finally purchased a Vitamix. Not only that, we bought the biggest, baddest Vitamix blender you can buy – the 750. There are four Vitamix models – 200, 300, 500, 750. Only the 500 and 750 have the heat and cool function for making soups or smoothies, which we wanted. And there was only a hundred dollars difference between the 500 and 750, so we went with the bigger one. Two words. Bad ass. You could power a small plane with this motor. It also came with an extensive cookbook. However, I must say that for the money we spent, it should have come with a personal chef. The 750 model cost $650.00! Gulp! I was really excited to make my own flour today as my first Vitamix project but I couldn’t find whole wheat berries at EarthFare. Phooey. Oh, well. Can’t wait to try making hummus, nut butter, and date paste for starters.