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This blender literally blends everything from soup to nuts. That's right, Panasonic designed the blender to be able to cook soup at temperatures up to 194°F. Friction from the 1200W, 19,000 RPM motor produces the heat.

The ability to blend and cook a vegetable soup in one unit helps lessen messes. Plus, reducing the number of steps in your prep process keeps a lid on the number of things that can go wrong. For example, if you want a soup that's a certain texture you can blend, heat, taste, then blend again without worrying about spillage as you transfer it from pot to blender and back. It's downright convenient.

The ZX1800 also has a setting that's designed to grind nuts and coffee beans. If you'd like to avoid getting a specialized coffee grinder but still want to make your own blend, this Panasonic should suffice.

And for parents looking to feed their little one, there is a baby food mode. As far as consistency goes, a blender is somewhere in between getting a dedicated baby food maker and mashing by hand. And if you're a parent who wants to serve warm baby food, switch it over to the soup mode for a few seconds.

The MX-ZX1800 retails for $499. To put that in context, the most expensive Vitamix blender costs around $700. That's expensive, but if you were to buy a nice coffee grinder, a baby food maker, juicer, and blender you'd be running around $500. So, if you're interested in blending, grinding, or making baby food, the Panasonic MX-ZX1800 has your bases covered.

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