Its time for a new blender. I use a blender fairly regularly for soups, smoothies, dressings, etc... but not often enough to justify anything like a $400 Vitamix. Currently I'm considering:
The CBT-1000 is bigger, more powerful, and the KSB560 lacks a detachable blade assembly (for cleaning). However, the KSB560 is $50 cheaper and has great reviews.
Does anyone have experience with either of these or have a similarly priced blender to recommend?