Eat and Drink Graduate from your basic blender with these models April 8, 2014 6:12 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email You can start making juices and blends with whatever blender you already have handy. But as the habit sticks, you may start yearning for something with a bit more oomph. Here are some more advanced models you might want to add to your kitchen countertop once you're ready to graduate from your basic blender. Breville’s Juice Fountain Plus Photo Credit: Breville $149.99 Breville recommends this starter model for those looking to get more serious about juicing. The 10-lb., high-power juicer is designed to extract nutrients as it pulverizes your veggies and fruits and filters out the pulp. It also comes with a 1-liter jug with a forth separator and a cleaning brush. NutriBullet Photo Credit: NutriBullet $119.99 Watch enough infomercials and you may have already heard of the NutriBullet. The “superfood nutrition extractor” is a step up from your basic blender while also being easier on the wallet compared to other professional-grade varieties. The 12-piece set comes with several cups with maximum capacities of 24 and 18 ounces, lids and blades. Vitamix 5200 Standard Photo Credit: Vitamix $449 For those serious about blending, the Vitamix is the ultimate investment. This high-power, high-end machine can break down even the toughest ingredients into a creamy smoothie fast. This model has a maximum capacity of 64 ounces, too, so you can make blends, as well as soups and more, in bulk. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.