This blender is incredibly user-friendly, with six buttons for pre-programmed blend cycles—ice cream, smoothie, soup, batter, cocktails, and juice. If using manual control, it has 10 speeds, and you can adjust the speed while blending to get a specific texture. With a 75-ounce capacity, you can work in large batches and blend a carrot ginger soup for the whole family. The fourth side of the jar allows ingredients at the top to slide to the bottom, so you won’t need a tamper for tougher ingredients. Most conveniently, the Blendtec can clean itself if turned on with soap and water in the jar.