nice - wait until everyone sees and hears the new blender i'm borrowing. it's an industry commercialized blender capable of blending large quantities. when i was in manitoba, my dad managed to get it from his friend that made tofu for a living on the side of being an engineer at fomoco. my dad's awesome, i came home one day dejected after breaking bill's blender and even our own. he went out of his way to pick this one up! it totally made my day!! i can't wait to give it a whirl.