By far the priciest upgrade we made was investing in a nice blender, specifically the A3500 from Vitamix’s Ascent Series. At first, we balked at this blender’s high price tag, but our investment has been well worth it so far.
Given our lack of counter space, I never thought our small kitchen could accommodate a Vitamix, and ours is too bulky to move in and out of a cabinet easily. Even so, the speed and convenience it offers makes it well worth the sacrificed surface area.
An added bonus I also hadn’t anticipated prior to owning my Vitamix was that having a blender out on our counter, in our line of sight, encourages us to use it more. This has me reconsidering what I’ll look for in future places we move – possibly prioritizing more accessible open shelving opportunities. Did I mention this blender also features a self-cleaning function? How about that for a thoughtful roommate?