Blender reccomendations wanted.

  • bmoney1

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    May 29, 2012 12:55 AM GMT
    I'm looking for a new blender. I currently have some huge overpowered vitamix that turns all of my protein shakes to a frothy consistency. Anyone have a blender they have that they would recommend?
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    May 29, 2012 2:38 AM GMT
    After seeing this vid of vegans comparing the Vitamix, old Blendtec and new Blendtec with Wildside jar, I went for the new Blendtec with Wildside jar. Got one on sale at Costco and make two green smoothies a day with it. Absolutely love it.


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    May 29, 2012 2:41 AM GMT
    Maybe look into a single serve blender? I've been thinking about getting one of these..

    http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?SKU=200934
    http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?SKU=40064567

    Doesn't seem bad for the price. If they suck, then $30 isn't a big loss.
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    May 29, 2012 4:22 AM GMT
    Get the expensive one they use in juice and ice cream shops. If they've got smaller ones for bachelors, than go for that one. You pay for what you get with a blender. icon_wink.gif
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    May 29, 2012 4:22 AM GMT
    bmoney1 saidI'm looking for a new blender. I currently have some huge overpowered vitamix that turns all of my protein shakes to a frothy consistency. Anyone have a blender they have that they would recommend?



    you're using it for the wrong thing. Vitamix blenders are awesome for making smoothies or anything heavy/icy but they're too powerful for what you're trying to accomplish it sounds like. I'm willing to bet that mixing your shakes in a regular high-quality multi-speed blender would work just fine. And if you're worried about caking then run the blender and add the problematic ingredients through the hole in the lid.
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    May 29, 2012 4:22 AM GMT
    JoyfullyRandom saidGet the expensive one they use in juice and ice cream shops. If they've got smaller ones for bachelors, than go for that one. You pay for what you get with a blender. icon_wink.gif


    that's a Vitamix usually
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    May 29, 2012 4:27 AM GMT
    RoadsterRacer87 said
    JoyfullyRandom saidGet the expensive one they use in juice and ice cream shops. If they've got smaller ones for bachelors, than go for that one. You pay for what you get with a blender. icon_wink.gif


    that's a Vitamix usually
    Truth* My sister has the big tall one. Works like a charm, and rarely leaves a chunk. I've got money saved for one after I move out. icon_wink.gif
  • bmoney1

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    May 29, 2012 4:29 AM GMT
    I will definitely check out that video. I bet, being vegans, they can pick a good blender. I realize that the vitamix I have now is way over powerful for what I am trying to accomplish. Even on the lower speeds. But, that is not the reason I have the vitamix and the main reason I am looking for a new one.

    I was thinking something along the lines of a single serve blender as well.. I am about to check out the links to the ones at Bed Bath and Beyond. Thanks for the feedback so far, and hope to get some more!

    I will report back for sure when I get one to let everyone interested know how I like it.
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    May 29, 2012 5:36 AM GMT
    You can has these.
    First 2 are regular blenders, (1) Overall rating page, (2) Features page

    Second 2 are immersion blenders, (1) Overall ratings page + legend, (2) Features Page.

    Click to see full size.

  • LJay

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    May 29, 2012 8:30 AM GMT
    I have a KitchenAid which is just fine for my needs. I don't use it a great deal, but it seems plenty powerful and is very easy to clean. I also like the glass container better than plastic.
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    May 29, 2012 10:21 AM GMT
    I use a blendtec almost every day at work, it does the job very well. We've had a small issue once with the motor dying, but baring in mind how often the thing is used it's far from a surprise.
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    May 29, 2012 2:04 PM GMT
    We have an ancient, old style Vitamix, a brand new Blendtec with Wildside jar, and a KitchenAid blender. They all work great.

    If all you're doing with your protein shakes is mixing a powder with liquid, get a Blender Bottle, which is a plastic shaker bottle with a wire whisking ball that does an outstanding job of blending the ingredients. They also don't leak, which has not been the case with every freebie shaker bottle I've ever gotten from a supplement vendor.
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    May 29, 2012 3:00 PM GMT
    For something as simple as just mixing protein shakes it would be utter foolishness to spend any more than $20 - $40 on a blender. I find the handheld stick blender easier to use and clean than my regular jar-type blender because you just blend it right in your cup and rinse it off under the faucet.. Then put it back in the drawer. EZ
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    Jun 05, 2012 6:48 AM GMT
    xrichx saidMaybe look into a single serve blender? I've been thinking about getting one of these..

    http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?SKU=200934
    http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?SKU=40064567

    Doesn't seem bad for the price. If they suck, then $30 isn't a big loss.
    I bought the Hamilton Beach blender and made my first shake just now.

    4 oz of water
    4 scoops of Optimum Nutrition vanilla ice cream flavor protein powder
    1 medium ripe banana
    2 tablespoons of sugar

    It came out better than I expected. The blending/aeration gives it a nice milkshake like texture. The banana added some more thickness to it. The banana/vanilla combo is really palatable. But I'll probably add another tablespoon of sugar next time. Or try adding some type of berry fruits. I think I'll also try using cold coffee instead of water (and no fruit) to make a protein shake frappaccino.

    I don't think this thing is powerful enough to blend ice cubes. Maybe crushed ice or a few of those half-moon style ice cubes from refrigerators with ice makers. Anything more than that will probably kill the motor.

    Build quality is ok. You get what you pay for essentially. I don't think this thing will last more than a year. But some reviews on Amazon seem to indicate that it can last longer than that.

    The capacity is kinda small. It's a single serve blender, I know. But after I added the water, powder, and banana, it was pretty close to the rim. I think some/most of it was due to the aeration.

    Anyways, no regrets. For the price, it works well. No more shaker bottles and clumpy protein shakes. icon_lol.gif
  • GAYBIGMACHODU...

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    Oct 04, 2012 5:04 PM GMT
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    Oct 04, 2012 5:11 PM GMT
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    Oct 04, 2012 9:00 PM GMT
    FWIW, Consumer Reports just listed the $60 As-Seen-On-TV Ninja Master Prep Pro QB1004 as its second-favorite after the top-rated $450 Vitamix (73 points vs. 76), primarily for "consistently made great icy drinks."

    I see the infomercial all the time and $60 isn't a bad price at all, especially with the high ratings.

    http://www.amazon.com/Ninja-QB1004-Master-Drink-Mixer/dp/B004XK4N9C

  • GAYBIGMACHODU...

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    Oct 04, 2012 10:59 PM GMT
    How long do most blenders last for?How do you need to buy new blenders?
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    Oct 04, 2012 11:14 PM GMT
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    Oct 04, 2012 11:21 PM GMT
    Walmart has blenders 17bux and up...
    I bought one for making my morning shakes by Oster..
    Very pleased..!!
  • GAYBIGMACHODU...

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    Oct 04, 2012 11:22 PM GMT
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    Oct 04, 2012 11:24 PM GMT
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    Oct 04, 2012 11:26 PM GMT
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  • Vaughn

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    Oct 04, 2012 11:36 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidAfter seeing this vid of vegans comparing the Vitamix, old Blendtec and new Blendtec with Wildside jar, I went for the new Blendtec with Wildside jar. Got one on sale at Costco and make two green smoothies a day with it. Absolutely love it.




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