2. Oster ‘Versa’ performance blender ($299, bedbathandbeyond.com).
Blenders are no longer just blenders. They’re like blender hot rods with Ferrari engines. They also come with price tags that could buy me a new Hermes belt—but they’re totally worth it. The newly released Versa blender is shaking up the high-velocity blender market; with 1400 watts of power, it’s got no trouble keeping up with its higher priced counterparts. Peanut butter, Nutella and carrot ginger soup just taste better when you make thm at home without the extra 47 ingredients, you know? Now you have no excuse not to make all those fabulous recipes you’ve been pinning since last year. Bring it.