The $500 blender

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Zadan
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The $500 blender

Postby Zadan » Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:36 am

WTF?

Mrs. Pope brought home a Vitamix 5200c from Costco yesterday and it costs more than a vasectomy (in Mexico). Yes, our old blender died trying to process 3 ice cubes in a smoothie, but do we need something from Lawrence Livermore Labs to replace it? Intact in a box, have a receipt, it's not too late, but she says this thing makes soup - I need an alternative, stat.
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Denwand
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Re: The $500 blender

Postby Denwand » Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:34 pm

In my experience domestic grade blenders are ok for blending liquids but show them some ice cubes and it's motor burnout time.

We use a Blendtec which is very reliable (and used by most coffee shop chains for smoothies and shakes ) they are cheaper than yours starting at "only" £400...However if Pret and Starbucks etc trust them...

If you want to go 100% safe Themomix are excellent but the price! Starts at around £1000 - eeek!

If you can keep ice-cubes away and only give it light use most of the domestic £100- £150 models should do the job

Hope that helps a bit!

 
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