If you want a great quality blender without paying hundreds of dollars, I have really liked my Ninja blender. Right now, you can get this Ninja Professional 72 oz Blender for just $69.99 (reg. $89.99) from Home Depot. Even better, shipping is free!
This blender makes healthy shakes, smoothies, and icy drinks. Smartly sized and feature packed for convenience. It has a 72 oz plastic jar and BPA-free parts for longevity. It is also efficient and powerful with a 1000-Watt motor.