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Old 08-05-2006, 06:29 PM   #1
Jeremy Froley
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In the last 2+ years, i've gone through 4 blenders. For one reason or another, they just can't handle the task of blending my smoothies. My blenders have mostly been midrange ($40-$90) and of varying brands. I don't put anything terribly demanding in, but they just can't handle it. For example, a frequent drink is:
2c. milk
1 scoop protein powder
1 c. frozen strawberries
2 c. frozen blueberries
1 tbsp. of either olive oil or coconut oil

This doesn't seem like a ton of stuff and doesn't even fill the blender.

So, to the point, my question to all of you out there who mix up various smoothies and other concoctions in a blender, what kind of blender do you use and what are your feelings on it? Recommendations???

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Old 08-05-2006, 07:01 PM   #2
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i've only gone through 2 blenders (on #3 now) in the last 8 years. all have been super cheap ones. current one is a proctor silex, i think $30 at the most. sometimes the blade gets stuck if i haven't used it in a while, but just takes a warm-up spin to loosen it again.
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Old 08-05-2006, 09:06 PM   #3
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Got the Magic Bullet blender as a gift (mother in law watching late night TV). It's really great.
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Old 08-05-2006, 09:09 PM   #4
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An Osterizer beehive-style blender combined with Ball Jars makes an awesome, fully-functional substitute for a Magic Bullet. Glass instead of plastic. Awesome.

Now I'd suggest ditching the milk and the likely (whey) protein powder...

(Message edited by guerilastrength on August 05, 2006)
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Old 08-06-2006, 01:38 PM   #5
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As usual, pretty cool Dr. G.
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Old 08-06-2006, 03:32 PM   #6
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I've had a KitchenAid for about 10 years, and just recently have I had some trouble with it.

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Old 08-06-2006, 08:25 PM   #7
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I use a vita mix, this is a 2+ hp commercial blender,It is extremely powerful, frozen food and ice are no problem. I make smoothies just like you do all the time with no problems. The 50.00 common blenders sold are no match for a vitamix. I also make vegetable drinks with whole veggies.It is a great way to eat lots of raw vegetables.
I have also heard good things about the "blendtec" blender, it is rated at 3hp. The people I know have a vitamixes, they all love them. Somtimes I have see vitamix deminstrations at costco ,give costco a call.
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Old 08-06-2006, 08:49 PM   #8
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Ron,

I kinda figured i was going to get the vita mix response from someone!! Truth is, that is the one that i want. I've just been too cheap to put out for it. they cost a small fortune, but i've never heard anything bad about them!! I was hoping there might be something out there that does as good a job for less $$$.

I may have to explore some of these recommendations, as i currently have no functional blender!!

Thanks everyone for the responses!!
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Old 08-07-2006, 12:34 AM   #9
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Moving to Equipment.
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Old 08-07-2006, 01:57 PM   #10
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don't worry man, I got you covered.
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