Since 1975, engineer Tom Dickson has been a curious guy ? inspired by a vacuum cleaner, Dickson created a home wheat milling machine which became a sort of bread maker with an auto knead feature. Over time, the bread making machine evolved to feature a square jar and a powerful motor ? the result was an amazing food blender. Dickson continued to invent and develop a line of commercial blending machines just as the smoothie era began; today he advances his machines by putting big engines into small things ? the result is Blendtec?. The product line includes powerful tabletop food blenders and mixer/blender combinations featuring the patented jar design and robust kitchen mills. The machines feature the same cutting-edge technology and powerful motors used in commercial food blenders found restaurants, coffee houses and smoothie shops. Each item in the line is the result of thousands of hours of research and years of constant testing; each blender is proudly made in America.