Keep it simple, I do not see the need for a preset. I have been using my Vita mix for about 15 years, I too have the dry container which I bought later, and do not use as often as I though I would. It does do a great job with grinding nuts for raw cooking. But my original vitamix is used all the time. My favorite for hot soups, fruit smoothies, hummus, and just about any kind of sauce. I make soup out of leftovers with fresh veggies added. It is fantastic for making creamy soups and sauces with out any cream, ie. blending beans or potatoes for savory dishes. Cleaning is a breeze too.