View Full Version : Can anyone recommend an economical blender?
12-28-2009, 01:16 AM
Money is somewhat tight for me these days. I have been wanting to purchase a vitamix, but do not have the money for it at the moment. Can anyone recommend a blender that will not leave me chewing big chunks of kale?;)
12-28-2009, 10:09 AM
make sure it's no less than 800 watts and you should be okay...
12-28-2009, 10:27 AM
KitchenAid 5-Speed is probably one of the better low-end blenders, though it is under 800 watts. If you use a coupon at Bed Bath & Beyond or Macys, you can get a great deal.
L'Equip 306500 RPM Blender has 900 Watt.
If you use either of these extensively or any other similar one, they probably won't last too long. A refurbished Vitamix may be a good option.
12-28-2009, 01:54 PM
thanks guys! I will look into it. I just need something to get by for a few months. I do have a ton of bed bath and beyond coupons I could use too:)
12-28-2009, 02:11 PM
My brother recently found a blender at a GoodWill Thrift store for $7. Doesn't get much better than that, and at that price it won't hurt so much if you burn up the motor making kale smoothies or nut milk.
12-29-2009, 12:53 AM
RawKnitster what you said was funny but true.You can also find good kitchen stuff at thrift stores.
12-29-2009, 10:27 PM
i have a regular blender. It is only 525 watts...it's a braun. Only $50. Rated #1 by consumer reports when I bought it a year ago. It's no Vita Mix, but I blend up the greens and liquid first and then add the fruit and other stuff. Hasn't let me down yet. I will eventually get myself a Vita Mix :)
*Edit* Went to look for a link to give you and it seems Braun has stopped making them :( There are 2 on Amazon, but the price has doubled since I bought mine. Hope you find one soon!
12-29-2009, 11:04 PM
start smoothie by adding only the kale and some water then blend ,
then add rest of stuff
this way kale / greens get blended up better
01-02-2010, 04:56 PM
I found a blended at a yardsale for 50 cents that worked nice. It lasted about a year
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