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Old 06-14-2009, 05:41 PM   #1
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which blender/smoothie machine?

i love smoothies, and recently decided that instead of buying at the store, that i would rather make my own at home. i need a good blender/smoothie machine and want to know what you have and if it works well for you or not.

if you would like to include some fruit smoothie recipies that would be great also. my current favorite is banana-raspberry down at the local smoothie shack.
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My only experience with a smoothie maker has been one with a spout. Don't get one with a spout! They just end up leaking all over the counter. A regular blender should do just fine versus one that is "smoothie specific"
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Dude, I have not yet been able to find one that can sufficiently handle ice cubes. I have tried 3 different blenders with high powered motors.

I am not just going to get an industrial grade one when I can
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Just come into Jamba Juice, I might be able to give you a deal
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Old 06-14-2009, 06:52 PM   #6
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Expensive but the best...Vita Mix

http://www.vita-mix.com/
shuzaam! $450?! for that price you should get a happy ending with every smoothie!
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wont blend icecubes?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OmpnfL5PCw
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blendtec... better than vitamix

it will blend anything... i love mine

if you leave stuff in long enough it actually gets steaming hot.


www.willitblend.com
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Can anybody else chime in on a Vita-Mix I want to get my bride one for her birthday. A little expensive..
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Can anybody else chime in on a Vita-Mix I want to get my bride one for her birthday. A little expensive..
zombie thread revival! lol

I don't have a vita-mix but I know a few people that do have them and love them. I have a Blendtec and it's awesome. Use it everyday, no problems.

Both are pricey though.
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zombie thread revival! lol

I don't have a vita-mix but I know a few people that do have them and love them. I have a Blendtec and it's awesome. Use it everyday, no problems.

Both are pricey though.


[QUOTE=tinker_troy;7955677]zombie thread revival! lol

I didn't want to start a new thread and have people coming on and telling me "dude...you need to do a search on a topic before posting a new thread"
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Old 01-05-2014, 11:17 AM   #12
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I didn't want to start a new thread and have people coming on and telling me "dude...you need to do a search on a topic before posting a new thread"
I gotcha

DANG... I went to look at the vitamix that my buddy got at costco last year to link it for you and they have the same blendtec I got for $150 cheaper (with rebate) than mine was a year ago!

http://www.costco.com/.product.10005...uctsInCategory
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What about one of those ninja blenders? Wife just told me she wants a new blender for her upcoming bday.

I'm not interested in spending a bunch of money on one.
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What about one of those ninja blenders? Wife just told me she wants a new blender for her upcoming bday.

I'm not interested in spending a bunch of money on one.
my mom has one and likes it. that's about all I know on that one.
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I gotcha

DANG... I went to look at the vitamix that my buddy got at costco last year to link it for you and they have the same blendtec I got for $150 cheaper (with rebate) than mine was a year ago!

http://www.costco.com/.product.10005...uctsInCategory


seems like a good deal Too bad I am not a member of Costco. I would like to join but the nearest one is about 45 minutes out.
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Bamix Gastro Professional Hand Blender. $200 on Amazon.

















It can blend right in your drinking glass or inside a boiling pot of soup. It has a really strong 200 watt geared motor. I use a commercial stainless steel restaurant container for malts and smoothies.


For crushed ice I put the snow cone maker attachment on my Oster blender. It literally makes powdered ice.


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Bamix Gastro Professional Hand Blender. $200 on Amazon.



It can blend right in your drinking glass or inside a boiling pot of soup. It has a really strong 200 watt geared motor. I use a commercial stainless steel restaurant container for malts and smoothies.


For finely crushed ice I put the snow cone maker attachment on my Oster blender.





It literally makes powdered ice.
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seems like a good deal Too bad I am not a member of Costco. I would like to join but the nearest one is about 45 minutes out.
yeah I was wondering about that after I posted. I wonder if maybe you could get some other place to price match it? just a thought.
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my friend bought the Breville based on America's Test kitchens recommendation.

They liked two blenders..the Vitamix, and this Breville (for a lower cost option).

my friend is a smoothie junkie. she loves the thing, and uses it often. i would get the breville for myself, as i dont use a blender everyday.

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my mom has one and likes it. that's about all I know on that one.
cool thanks.. any others? Ninja Blender?
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