So since I make a lot of smoothies, I was thinking of getting one of those smoothie blenders. Is it hard to use these blenders for non smoothie purposes? I have no room for one use kitchen tools. and i'm a bit concerned because all of the smoothie nozzles seem to be plastic, and i am wondering if they break easily. but what is selling me on them is they seem to have a more powerful motor. my last blender would leave chunks of ice. not good when you are selling a product! so i am aiming to avoid this with my new blender.
I have been eying up this guy,
but then i wonder if i should avoid the 'smoothie maker' concept and just get a sturdy blender. (and those dual blender/food processors are tempting as well, since I don't yet have a food processor) something like this, http://www.cuisinart.com/catalog/product.php?product_id=316&item_id=425&cat_id=1
too many choices! any suggestions or advice, what blender have you used and loved??