I have had a Kitchenaid blender for years and the rubber thing on the base has shredded. I called kitchenaid and they sent me to some website to get the replacement part. I am little scared of fixing the electronic but am going to give it a shot. If it does not work, I was thinking about getting a food processor instead of a new blender. I have a hand stick blender for soups, etc. Would a food processor be able to blend liquids like a blender? Thanks in advance.