I am struggling with the jar weakness and leaking that whonnoswho posted about on the Healthmaster 100. The blade is loose and the liquid seeps slightly out and has made the bottom outside of the jar a horrible rusty mess and it takes about 20 mins to clean the darn thing every time I use it I spent $200 on it and only used it for like 8 months and customer service pretty much told me to deal with it. The Cuisinart dual blender/food processor https://thehomedweller.com/best-blender-under-100/
is a great deal at around $100 (amazon even has the â€śpremierâ€ť version for $105). The blender container is glass, too. The food processor is on the small side, and it isnâ€™t quite as flexible as a regular food processor (itâ€™s pretty high speed even on the lower settings, so itâ€™s harder to use for chopping and such), but I thought the set was quite handy. The blender tackles ice well and the food processor is the perfect size for hummus. Given that it is a model less made for heavy duty use (at least compared to the Vitamix), itâ€™s nice to have the option to use the food processor for some of the tougher tasks. Also: Consumer Reports actually rates the Braun PowerMax as their top pick in blenders, and it happens to be one of the most affordable: $35 to $60 or so, depending on the seller. Good luck!