I recently upgraded to a better blender. Not one of those $400-$500 ones, but definitely better than my last $12 one. I ended up with the KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond Blender in Chrome. And whooooo-eeeee, do I love it !!!! It makes fruit and veggie smoothies in seconds. So far it has pureed and liquified everything very good with the exception of carrots but I've only tried them once and put them in in huge hunks. To be fair I should try them again. But this blender blends frozen fruit or vegetables fantastic.
The little pieces you see are just strawberry seeds.
Look at that !!! Yum. This is strawberries, banana, apple, peaches and mango smoothie. Which ended up on the counter as you can see. I can't pour and take a photo very well, obviously.
My favorite blender of all time. Blends fresh and frozen items easily. Clean up is a breeze.