I recommend a Bellini! Only $229 at Target. Ive had mine 2yrs & never had an issue. Join the Bellini Addicts group on FB, people who have had issues have reported machine fixed/changed for a new one,no questions asked, within days of having a problem. 12 month warranty, so keep the box & return to target if you do have a problem. So no risk in giving it a try!I figure the thermomix costs 10x the price of a Bellini. If the Bellini lasts 3 years, its not been too bad, & I can upgrade later if I want.