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12-30-2006, 01:02 AM
I would really love a Vitamix however I plan on purchasing a dehydrator this week and I cannot afford both. I was wondering if you could give me a recommendation on a good high-speed blender/food processor besides the amazing Vitamix!
Also, I write this eagerly because I've been going almost two weeks now of 99% raw and I want to vary it up fromg the same salads, fruits and seeds (allergic to nuts) everyday... I'm ready to experiment more! My cheap blender/food processor pretty much died after making my delicious raw coconut chocolate mousse pie yesterday.
Thank you so much!!!
lil fairy z girl
12-30-2006, 08:11 AM
hi, i have just got a plain processor by kenwood. its not expensive but it does the job. i think there is a discussion on this forum about which blenders/processors to get, it may be good to use the search function on the site.
12-30-2006, 01:23 PM
I, too will be watching this tread as I need a new blender and cannot afford a Vitamix. I'll be doing some online comparisons, but I trust the people here will give some great advice.
12-30-2006, 01:36 PM
use search icon at top of page , search blenders to get many opinions .
ive read em all and what ive concluded is :
at bed bath beyond you can get a CUISINART brand blender that usually sells for $100 for $80 with the 20 percent off coupon they issue weekly .
several have said cuisinarts solid at that price .
i looked at em at store and they are well made , the type im talking about comes in 2 colors . i think silver and black at their web site if want to see .
that said ive never used one so this just some info not a recomendation .
ps - ok i just googled bed bath beyond and on that google page at about 3rd posistion theres a link to sign up for bed bath beyonds coupons if your not getting them in mail . and also i looked up the blender im refering to and its called smart power premeir blender , its 600 watt model # bfp-703ch .
something else i saw there was interesting because an expert that used to post here says watts are very important and that you want 500 minimum .
and most of the cheap ones at $100 or less are 600 max . well at the site theres a hamilton beach , who has a good rep in food processors from many at this site with experience in them , blender at $30 with 700 watts , its model # 52645 . if thats not a misprint thats a powerful blender for the amount . its called wave power plus 12 speed blender .
12-30-2006, 01:58 PM
Moderno Pro Infinity Blender.
edit: it seems most places have these for $199. I have seen them for $162 at one site.
12-30-2006, 10:18 PM
I read a report in Consumer's Digest on high end blenders. It said that Braun PowerMaxx was better than the vitamix and other blenders that are 10 times as expensive. It was BY FAR the cheapest at 50 bucks or less and you can get it at any big box store. They said it was better at making soups and blending ice in their tests. The only thing the vitamix performed better at was grinding buts.
12-30-2006, 11:25 PM
another report = i went to amazon and read the buyer reveiws on the cuisinart blender i mentioned above , a stainless steel version just like the silver and black ones i was talking about , and there were alot of bad reports on it . people say they can smell burning rubber from motor and teeth on it break , alot of bad reveiws .
next phase is im going to bb&b to look at that hamilton beach 700 watt for $30 , with coupon itd be only $24 . :cool:
12-31-2006, 08:55 AM
I have an Oster 12-speed with ice crusher, has large glass container, and it works fabulous for everything. I got it at K-mart for around $50.00.
01-01-2007, 11:48 PM
Not sure what your budget is (sorry if I missed that), but I just bought a vita-mix for less than I expected. I know someone that paid over $500, they sell for that here. I did my research, found their ebay price, their holiday sale, and I bought a remanufactured unit for CDN$370, with taxes and shipping in. That's $200 less than I'd have paid if I walked into a store, but it did take some talking to the sales rep.
01-02-2007, 01:44 PM
I know of one person who adores her L'equip over her Vitamix for everything. She is a raw foodie so it should do it all and the price is much less than the vitamix.. about 169 I think?
01-02-2007, 02:58 PM
went and looked at the hamilton beach wave pulse 700 watt blender and its not very good , plus the 700 watt ad was just peak power and not actual watts . i think its only around 500 watts or so . but bottom line its nothing ide buy .
01-02-2007, 03:00 PM
on the leequip jinxiekats talking about i think i saw it at www.amazon.com for around 125 , and i know its got like 700 watts or more .
01-08-2007, 12:54 PM
At 1.25 HP and 1000 watts, the Moderno Pro Infinity Blender for $199 at BB&B was my final decision. So far, I'm loving it. Thanks for the recommendation MongoMango!
I love my Vita-mix and use it every day. If you are looking for a blender that costs a little less, a great second choice is the Lequip 228 blender =>
The Lequip will make awesome nut milks, green smoothies, sauces, salad dressings, and almost anything else the Vita-mix can make, although it is not as strong.
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