+1 on the Vitamix.Vitamix blender.
Kale smoothies with other assorted goodies (flax, matcha, hemp, cacao, bananas), for the whole family daily.
Our fridge is about that old. Had one issue, when it blew a fuse that was soldered onto the circuit board. By then it was 5 years old, so getting a replacement board was 3 weeks and $250 away. Got a fuse holder, soldered that into the holes, now if it blows again I can just swap the fuse like normal. Oh, and we got it used, less than two years old, like new condition, for $350. Still happy about that purchase, and I dust off the coils twice a year to keep it going.The only time I’ve ever been pleasantly surprised by an appliance was when my refrigerator hit about the 12 year mark and I realized it had never had one issue. We just got a new one after 15 years and only because we’re doing a kitchen remodel—the old fridge was still going strong. I’d have liked to have seen how long it would have lasted.