The Spice Blender is an automated blender of seasonings and dry mixes like soups, gravies and fillings. The stand-alone unit mixes a wide variety of ingredients using the same bi-directional mixing ribbon. The blender ribbon has a variable speed control, which enables the selection of settings that are most appropriate for blending a specific recipe. This large-capacity blender is constructed of stainless steel, provides long service life and is easy to clean. Removable ribbon shaft seals can withstand longer run times with less clean-up time, decreasing downtime.