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Lee's picture

Blenders (post #68011)

I know we have had discussions about blenders, but the search function says otherwise. DD has a blender on her Christmas list. I have a Waring Professional, which is a great blender, but it only has two speeds and I think she will want more options. What do the rest of you recommend?

Canuck's picture

I loved my Waring (post #68011, reply #1 of 12)

I loved my Waring Professional but it finally gave up. I have a Breville and LOVE it. It does the best smoothies and seems to plow through anything.
Just stay away from the KA; a few of us here have started a club to moan about them. They are useless and can come apart (full of course) while you're taking the beaker off the stand.

Lee's picture

"They are useless and can (post #68011, reply #2 of 12)

"They are useless and can come apart (full of course) while you're taking the beaker off the stand."

Oh, lovely. I'm sure that would be a happy occurence. I'll look at the Brevilles. I had an Oster for many years that had 10 speeds, which came in handy at times. I should take a look at them, too. Thanks Canuck.

Canuck's picture

Mine was full of hot soup at (post #68011, reply #3 of 12)

Mine was full of hot soup at the time. Stupid KA. I know Glenys had the same thing happen.

Oster does seem a good blender for the price. Breville's expensive but we use it daily.

MadMom's picture

Is it time for me to chime in (post #68011, reply #4 of 12)

Is it time for me to chime in and say I LOVE my VitaMix?

Canuck's picture

Now that's like old times :) (post #68011, reply #5 of 12)

Now that's like old times :)

MadMom's picture

I thought that might be a (post #68011, reply #6 of 12)

I thought that might be a blast from the past, LOL.

Aberwacky's picture

I love my VitaMix, too! And, (post #68011, reply #10 of 12)

I love my VitaMix, too!

And, I hated my KA. Hot soup all over me, too, the d#@$@# piece of junk.

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-Leo Tolstoy
Sheri's picture

Thanks for the (post #68011, reply #11 of 12)

Thanks for the recommendation. I just got a Breville. Used it the first time today. OMG, a smoothie button? It works so well! I have a smoothie almost every day and I was having to hand-crush my ice with a plastic bag and a mallet because my old blender left ice chunks.

Lee's picture

Ha ha! At that price, she (post #68011, reply #7 of 12)

Ha ha! At that price, she ain't gettin' a Vitamix from me. Seriously, she only wants it for smoothies and such, not serious pureeing.

FL.Cook's picture

I hardly use mine anymore, as (post #68011, reply #8 of 12)

I hardly use mine anymore, as I always seem to reach for my KA immersion blender!

Carole
Adele's picture

Hey Lee! I have an (post #68011, reply #9 of 12)

Hey Lee! I have an 'Osterizer' 14 speed and it has a glass top, which is nice and heavy. It is a breeze to clean- which is a biggy for me. I got it at Wal-Mart a couple of years ago and can't remember exactly what I paid but I think it was around $30-40. I really like it.

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

DJ's picture

I'm joining the chorus of say (post #68011, reply #12 of 12)

I'm joining the chorus of say no to KA blenders. Overpriced and underfunctioning. I hate the thing. My Braum immmersion blender is soo much nicer to use.

If you eat pasta and antipasta, are you still hungry?