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which blender/smoothie machine?

Discussion in 'Food Talk' started by RCBS, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. Jun 14, 2009 at 5:41 PM
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    RCBS

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    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.
     
  2. Jun 14, 2009 at 5:43 PM
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    EquinsuOcha

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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"
     
  3. Jun 14, 2009 at 5:46 PM
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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
     
  4. Jun 14, 2009 at 6:07 PM
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    Just come into Jamba Juice, I might be able to give you a deal :)
     
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    shuzaam! $450?! for that price you should get a happy ending with every smoothie!
     
  7. Jun 14, 2009 at 6:54 PM
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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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    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.
     
  11. Jan 5, 2014 at 10:58 AM
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  12. Jan 5, 2014 at 11:17 AM
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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.1000...lepageVerticalRight|PopularProductsInCategory
     
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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.
     
  14. Jan 5, 2014 at 11:29 AM
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    my mom has one and likes it. that's about all I know on that one.
     
  15. Jan 5, 2014 at 11:33 AM
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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.
     
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    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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  17. Jan 5, 2014 at 12:08 PM
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    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.


    [​IMG]


    It literally makes powdered ice.
     
  18. Jan 5, 2014 at 12:09 PM
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    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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    cool thanks.. any others? Ninja Blender?
     
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