At $1,199 this is a lot more than you’ve probably ever expected or thought about spending on a kitchen blender – but ask around, and you’ll realise that KitchenAid don’t muck around.

They make high quality stuff, and the new Pro Line Series Blender is both a stunning kitchen bench decoration and a high powered blender for everything from juices, smoothies, shakes and even soup.

That’s right, Soup! Unlike a Thermomix which is made to have a heat setting for all sorts of cooking applications, the Pro Line from KitchenAid heats the soup by simply spinning the blades so fast the friction heats it up.

“Power is particularly important to those looking to quickly and easily incorporate healthful, nutritious foods into their diet,” notes Derek Ernst, global marketing director KitchenAid small appliances.

“With the heavy-duty motor and advanced motor control system, this powerful machine can easily and smoothly blend everything from frozen fruits and nuts to fibrous, nutrient-dense vegetables.”

So if your wife has the KitchenAid mixer, you’ve just found the matching blender here – and while a healthy smoothie or juice is a sure thing, I’m pretty sure you’ll be able to make a rocking great Chocolate Milkshake too.

The KitchenAid Pro Line Series Blender will set you back $1,199 and you can get it at