The reduced stress that DH experienced when he wrote that last check for a house payment was amazing.
Always best to pay for the best quality you can reasonably afford. I go through a blender about every 2 years. My processor just went kaput. So while I am waiting for this blender to die i got a new stick blender and it has a mini processor attachment. Which is all the processor i need and i use the stick blender several times a day.