There are many satisfying things in hitting a button and having a task accomplished automatically. In the kitchen this is especially true as nobody wants to lose their time preparing the food. A new useful tool is the Cuisinart PowerEdge Blender. It has a nice pulse mode that incorporates timed pauses into the blending function. A count-up timer is included that sounds after up to four minutes of blending time, alerting users while they are at other tasks. This blender includes a blade design that enhances the vortex effect; ingredients are drawn down towards the spinning blades, resulting in evenly blended items without the need to monitor them. It measures 8.5 inches by 10.5 inches with a height of 14.5 inches and utilizes a heavy-duty die-cast metal base that makes for an impressive presentation. The capacity is 64-ounce and has a backlit buttons for easy operability in low light situations.