This Vitamix 1003 Vita-Prep 48-Oz Food Blender is a professional chef's greatest accessory. This blender can do it all, from grinding whole spices and grains to blending smooth purees. Operating on a 2 HP motor, it utilizes variable speed controls to chop, blend and grind whatever foods you need. The 48 oz. container is is made from polycarbonate is virtually unbreakable and can be cleaned by simply rinsing it out after each use. With all the power it packs, no wonder the Vitamix 1003 Vita-Prep 48-Oz Food Blender is seen as an essential in back of house commercial kitchens!