This impressive food processor resulted from the collaboration between Vitamix and the CIA — the Culinary Institute of America.

Equipped with a commercial-grade, two-horsepower motor that propels blades up to 240 miles per hour, the Vitamix Model 1709 is incredibly powerful. The toughest ingredients, like thick cuts of beef, are simply no match for this device. It comes with an eight-cup container and a cookbook featuring recipes developed in the 41 kitchens and bakeshops of the CIA.