A quality blender can make all the difference in shakes or dressings. Especially for my pudding with hard boiled eggs!
I use my blender daily! No lie. I use it for everything. I make my sauces in it, salad dressings (my Ranch is the best!), my keto soups that I want pureed, and it makes my hard boiled egg pudding into the creamiest chocolate mousse!
Yes, a BlendTec is a pricy gift, but I went through a cheap blender almost every year. My blender has lasted 10 years! It is good investment in my mind!