View Full Version : Help- My Blender Died!!
02-04-2008, 03:41 PM
I just bought a Jack Lalanne Health Master 100 blender back in lat Oct/early Nov. I was seriously impressed with it. It definitely wasn't a Vitamix, but for 1/3 the cost at Costco, it made great smoothies, soups, nut butters etc. Until it's early death (at 2 months old!). I don't know if I just got a bum one or what. Literally one day it was working great and the next, not. I didn't do anything different or funky. Fortunately, Costco is great about returns and I got my money back. But now I have no blender and $100...
Does anyone own a Health Master that can tell me their experience? I don't want to buy this same brand and have it break again, but I would definitely try it again if there was a chance that mine was defected. Or can anyone vouch for any other brands that work really good (we use our blender at least once a day, sometimes more, we blend lots of whole frozen fruits etc. and it needs to have a large pitcher-I'd like at least 60 oz) that may be around $100 (we could probably go up to $150 and that's it).
Thanks for the help!
02-04-2008, 03:51 PM
You may wanna check out this thread - sorry! :(
02-04-2008, 04:01 PM
I just posted my experience with this blender a few days ago. It's been moved over to the food prep section. To make a long story short though, the bottom fell out of the blender jar while blending & even though the broken jar's spilling smoothie all into the motor caused the motor to be non-functional, the 100 yr. warranty is useless because everything else is only warranted for 60 days. If any of the other parts cause damage to the motor, it isn't the motor that stopped working due to motor malfunction. They will not honor the warranty & will try to sell you another reconditioned blender as "help" for your situation.
They seemed pretty full of reconditioned blenders & were pushing them pretty hard. Makes you wonder why until you actually get one & have it more than 60 days... :rolleyes: I am now saving up for a Vita-Mix & will never recommend another product with Jack LaLanne's name on it - especially not the blender - to anyone ever. You really don't get your money's worth for the price they charge; it's not worth the aggravation or expense.
- Stasi, Pea Pod (Morab), Rosie Cotton & Binnabik (the Pibble Posse)
02-04-2008, 04:31 PM
Here's what I had said in the other thread:
If anyone's looking for a mid range high quality blender I got the Breville BBL600XL (approx $200 US) a few months ago and it's really great, and customer support is awesome. I really love that blender, and really see no need for a vitamix (not saying it's as powerful, it's not, but I don't need any more power than it has).
Here's the product page, they also have a video:
This thread too
02-04-2008, 07:22 PM
Thanks for all the replies-man, it looks like I may have to save up for a Vitamix. It's not that I don't want one, it will just be very hard to live without a blender for a few months. We already missed our smoothies today and I feel out of sorts.
But, I've been researching the Vita-mix...which model should I get? I know Alissa sells the 4500 and there is a new 5000 model and several others. What do you all suggest?
Also, has anyone bought or know anything about a k-tech? I've heard good things about that blender as well. It's the same price as a Vitamix.
02-04-2008, 07:28 PM
if you are going to invest in a blender, then i would definitely choose the vitamix over the ktech. it's not that they aren't good, its just that vitamix has been around a lot longer and is better quality. and if they are the same price then i would go with the vitamix. personally i got the vita prep 3, it has 3hp compared to the 2 or 2+hp the other models have. i didn't see too much of a price difference compared to the other models that i looked at, and i got mine from ebay. i am more than happy with the decision that i made, it was one of the best decisions of my life. i figure if i'm going to invest that kind of money into something then i why not get the best of the best. but that's just me. no matter which blender you choose, either vitamix or ktech, you'll be very happy.
Thanks for all of the information. My blender died over the weekend, I guess the kale was just too much for it. The problem is I miss my green smoothies. I have just finished my taxes so the Vitamix is on the way.I can't wait.
02-12-2008, 10:20 PM
while youre saving up for a vitamix, just pick up a 15 dollar blender at target or kmart or something. no, its not a vitamix, but itll still make the smoothies youre missing.
02-27-2008, 04:39 PM
My cheap walamrt blender makes smoothies okay, too.
But that's not smoothies with greens in them. I know that my little blender couldn't chop the greens into a smooth consistency. Personally speaking, a smoothies with chunks of greens in it would make me gag.
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