When it comes to the blender, our experts know it's all about the motor. Bells and whistles, such as an ice chopper, are superfluous. That's what makes this Viking blender the perfect marriage of functionality and simplicity. It's powered by a rugged, high-torque commercial-grade motor but has been streamlined to just two speeds and a pulse function. That's because it has an electronic mixing sensor that maintains smooth, continuous speed through each use. Available in stainless gray and white, it's also a snap to disassemble and clean. In other words, it's simple.