View Full Version : What blender to purchase???
09-20-2009, 06:07 AM
Im a new member and i was just wondering what would be a good blender to buy if you cannot afford the vita-mix or bledtec blenders. I have around £100-£200 to spend on one. Any help i get i will be very greatfull.
09-20-2009, 08:15 AM
I use a 20 year old Osterizer blender for green smoothies, raw soups, and raw pasta sauces. I use a old Black and Decker food processor for mixing flax crackers and raw breads. And a $20 coffee grinder to chop nuts and grind cacao beans. I use an old American Harvester dehydrator I bought years ago to make fruit leather to dehydrate crackers, cookies, and raw granola. I spend more on a decent set of knives than I did on the rest of my raw kitchen. You don't need to spend a fortune to make raw foods. Get a decent blender with a pulse function, a 7-cup food processor, a coffee grinder and a good sharp chopping knife and get started. $200 pound is plenty for all that. Eventually you may want to save for a dehydrator and a high-speed blender like a Vita-Mix, but neither are necessary to start out.
09-20-2009, 09:30 AM
I use a Black and Decker Die cast metal BL1900 5 speed with pulse and ice crush functions. Its 550 watt.. whatever that means. I can liquify fresh ginger or dates..I don't use it with ice. Its been a charm. One of the best purchases I ever made. I feel no need to upgrade.. this machine satisfies my needs. I looked it up this morning and I see its listed at 64 canadian chillies.
( btw I had a slice of fresh ginger, 3 large dates,some spring water with a 1/4 tsp turmeric all blended together as a breakfast smoothie... luvly jubly ! )
All of the best, hope you enjoy your blender, whichever you choose,
09-20-2009, 09:36 AM
PS. I buy organic turmeric in bulk and mix in a bit ( very small amount) of black pepper right in the bag... that way my turmeric is 'ready'.
09-21-2009, 01:51 AM
09-21-2009, 04:34 AM
Are you in the UK? If so, you should be able to get a Philips blender. Their top models are in my opinion the best you can get for that kind of money.
My personal favorite is the HR7775 which is a blender, food processor and centrifugal juicer in one package. In other words, perfect for the raw food kitchen. There's also a cheaper one without the juicer called HR7774.
If you really only need a blender then I'd suggest the HR2094.
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