I need a blender for one thing only, to blend food for my disabled son who does not chew his food properly. So, I need something that'll turn pretty much any meal into a pretty smooth consistency, maybe just slightly chunk but no more than you would swallow. I'd been borrowing a friend's Blendtec but had to return it. The Blendtec worked but I was hoping not to have to spend that kind of money and thought maybe one of the Cuisinarts on sale would do the job, but I see they've got some really bad reviews. Perhaps an immersion blender would be better? What would you recommend?