I'm throwing my blender in the trash and giving this a whirl, don't worry.
Set includes: motorized handle, blending blades, aerating whisk, 2-Cup chopping bowl and cover, three-cup storage jar, and airtight lid
Features: dishwasher-safe, stainless-steel attachments, two speeds, and can blend, chop, grind, and whip
Promising review: "I love this stick blender. Over Thanksgiving week with food prep for 30 people, I deployed it repeatedly. It managed every task with ease. The components clean easily. It pureed my butternut squash to perfect smoothness. It mixed the deviled egg filling quickly and smoothly. As a test I attempted to chop my crackers for stuffing, and it powdered them quickly. Good to know. It chopped radish, celery, and onion easily for an appetizer. I blended my shortening, salt, and flour for pie crust — added the water, and had very fast dough ready to chill. The crust was smooth and flaky. I hope to get the longevity out of it. Thanks Epica for this great small appliance." —My Own Mind
Get it from Amazon for $36.50.