View Full Version : A good blender?
06-29-2007, 05:18 PM
I really need a good blender. I am sick and tired of my cheese cake stuff being crunchy and nothing being smooth. What are some good ones? Are there any that aren't an arm and a leg? Thanks:D
06-29-2007, 05:44 PM
There was a poll on blenders recently. Think the vitamix was in the lead, but not sure. May want to use the search engine and check out the results. BTW - I love my vitamix ~ Cathy
07-02-2007, 12:42 PM
I would have to say Vitamix all the way. I have the Vitamix Pro series blender...it cost about $500...but if you're looking to spend less money you could buy a Jack la Lanne Healthmaster blender. It looks exactly the same, but with a plastic lid instead of a rubber lid. Good luck!
07-02-2007, 06:25 PM
I say you need to get the K-Tec or the Vita-Mix. However, if you can't afford it, there are cheaper decent blenders. I don't recommend the Jack LaLaine because it comes with basically no warranty. You might want to try the L'Equip. It's priced reasonably at livingright.com, has a good warranty, and works pretty well. We just bought one for our office. (We have a K-Tec at home.)
07-05-2007, 12:46 AM
I Bought the BlendTec HP3A a few weeks ago and I love, love this blender. :p
It has about 30 pre-programmed buttons you can push and it will set the time needed for blending. You also can just hit the pulse button and blend for however long you want.
Places like Starbucks, Jammin Juice and Disneyland use the Blendtec brand. Or so their website says.That's what kind of sold me over the Vitamix.
I'm sure the Vitamix is great too. If you can afford it, I would go with a Blendtec ot Vitamix, because the power these blenders have is incredible and so useful for people who eat raw foods. I make green smoothies in about a minute, I've used it to grind some dehydrated tomatos into a powder (about a minute) and grinded some coconut.
I paid $369.00 with free shipping, not cheap by any means but totally worth it.
07-05-2007, 06:04 AM
i have an older ktec i paid $300 for ...with 4 pre-set buttons a speed button and a pulse button.....i absolutely love it and it fits under my cabinets on the counter (vitamix doesn't)
about the jack lalane- it comes with a 100 year warrantee, and i started a thread asking people about their experience with owning one.... they are $150.
12-18-2007, 09:10 PM
i just ordered the health master. i so wanted the vitamix.but it is so close to christmas and i really want to switch over to raw. I decided to go with the health master and will eventually switch over to a better blender. I went soley on the review of a woman who loved the health master (amazon review). i paid 149.00 + 22.00 shipping. From what i understand there is a 100 year warranty lol, hope by then i can afford an upgraded model!..i think for the price the healthmaster is very powerful (i dont want to taste lumps of spinach in my green drink!) There were however two negative reviews i came across. The reviews stated the blender leaked. I will post back to let you know how i like it..keep in mind i cant compare it to the vitamix.
so glad to find these boards!
12-20-2007, 04:24 PM
I love my vita mix, it really does make things creamy, it even takes whole flax seeds that I put in my fruit smoothies and turns them into nothing, all you get is the taste of flax seed. Before I got the vita mix I had a 30.00 Osterizer. I have found with our family that this was the only blender under 40.00 that would hold up and not break. All the other brands broke when you used ice or froozen bananas etc. Well, that's my take on blenders.
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