View Full Version : The Cheapest Blender Solution for GS and pattes
05-21-2008, 06:53 PM
Ok, it occured to me in a flash of light :D
I remembered the tamper needed to push down stuff on the VM. The principle of physics pushing the food down into the blades.
So I tried my hand-held blender, you know the Braun ones that were popular way back when.
I had a picture but I lost it, but the greens where the size of small freckles, just specs, easily going through a straw.
So I tried it on nuts...worked pretty well for that too.
And because you have so much control over where it's going and stopping and starting it just doesn't stress the machine at all.
Worked really well for those of us who can't afford a VM.
...and it's totally portable too!
I'm so impressed with myself :p
05-21-2008, 08:47 PM
I have one of those that I've had for many years. They really do work well for certain jobs. I like that they aren't too noisy. I have to wear ear plugs in the kitchen! I don't have a vitamix and barring a miracle, it will be a while before I can afford one. I also use my old blender for smoothies and such. If things are soaked it does pretty well. :)
05-22-2008, 03:25 AM
Seriously, someone needs to get QVC or HSN to carry the vitamix, and put it on flex pay with 5 payments. Then anyone with a credit or debit card could get one, and they'd sell a ton of them.
05-22-2008, 11:40 AM
ya ok...so I made another green smoothie this morning with it and while it dummied the cucumber quite nicely...the grape skins just aren't disappearing.
Sooo, I guess it doesn't do a Great job.
Do you think it would be wrong to lie to my spouse about how much I would pay for a Vitamix???
05-22-2008, 05:55 PM
Ahh the vitamix. It's times like these I wish I had a spouse to lie to .:p
05-22-2008, 06:14 PM
I never understood the point of those, I always thought to myself "a normal blendeer does a WAY better job and is WAY easier to clean".
My mom bought one and I couldn't beleive how bad it works, I couldn't imagine trying to make a smoothie with that. And it's nearly impossible to clean without getting the motor wet, except I saw the new ones where you can remove the motor to clean it, but I still think a regular blender is much better for most if not all jobs.
I think a cheap blender would work better for most things, and for pates a food processor is normally better. I'm now using a $20 blender from the grocery store and it works great as my $200 Breville's blade jammed (2nd time in about a year) except they have told me it was a known issue and the blade has now been redesigned to stop the problem, luckily it broke again just before my warranty expired (the blades are $50-55 out of warranty as they are very well built and high quality, well except for the jamming part but that's apparently fixed now).
05-23-2008, 09:59 AM
Hmmm. I wonder how the newest models clean. I just would not like to chew my GS's is all.
...and raweater, how come your still a seed and you have almost 700 posts? Are you actively shunning the tier system or something? :P
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