I'm in the unusual position of having a wife who hates small appliances (usage doesn't justify storage space) . We have had a countertop blender but the last one died months ago. I'm vacillating between getting another countertop blender or a food processor during the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales. We have a plethora of knives, a mandoline, and a collection of graters as well as a stand mixer, and an immersion blender. I've never owned a food processor so I'm not entirely sure what we would gain from one? I've used a blender in the past for making batches of pesto and salsa, occasional mixed drinks and a few other uses. I'm familiar with the arguments for a motar & pestle for pesto but since we tend to only make it once or twice a season in large batches that seems like the wrong tool for the job. The motar we own is way too small and giant 10"/25cm+ one seems to violate the "too much storage space for too little use" rule not to mention the weight.. If a blender which one? It seems to come down to the expensive VitaMix (refurb but still expensive) or a $100 ballpark KitchenAid or Cuisinart. If a food processor it seems to be a choice between the not ruinously expensive Cuisinart DFP-14 or the nearly twice as expensive Breville BFP800.