Sent by LucyEditor: Lucy, it depends on what you want a blender to do in your kitchen. Personally, I would recommend a food processor, as it will be more multi-tasking. Some food processors do come with blender attachments. I especially like the Magimix (reviewed here) which doesn't have a tall blender jar, but a more low-profile optional attachment for juicing and smoothies.
Readers, any advice or good ideas for Lucy?
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