Looking for a good blender. Currently the Oster looks to be the leading one but Consumer Reports likes the Breville. The Oster professional wasn't rated by CR but got lots of Amazon reviews.

Update: Alton Brown likes the Waring but I don't know about the non-removable blades. Alton also liked the Viking but Amazon and CR gave it bad reviews and it broke a lot. Nobody really liked the Kitchen Aid and it has a plastic carafe which is also a down side. Lou says the integrated blades aren't a deal breaker for her but I don't know. Guess I need to touch one first.