The Delonghi Stick Blender is back on sale at New Egg. I got one on BF and it is a beast. Very powerful and well made... AND all of the lowers (attachments) go in the dishwasher (a lot of these blenders are hand wash only). Its a bit too powerful to whip a few eggs for an omelet (unless you use a deep bowl), but makes short work of pureeing in a stock pot.
promo codefor $15 off of 54.99 regular price, ends 1/7
($57 shipped at Amaxon)