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Best Blender(s)?

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Created June 20, 2011 at 2:50 PM

I dropped my blender last week and am in dire need of a replacement. Is there a paleo-approved frontrunner? I'm thinking I'll get a hand/stick one (like the kitchenaid immersion) for small stuff, mayo, and baby food but I really need a regular one as well. Smoothies are a favorite so something that does well with ice please.

537001f30670e73eb0ac45779af649a5

on May 19, 2012
at 12:24 AM

yes it does. I just bought one and its great

537001f30670e73eb0ac45779af649a5

on May 18, 2012
at 11:41 AM

does the ninja express blend fast enough to make butter/coconut oil and coffee frothy?

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(8239)

on November 01, 2011
at 04:42 PM

But, wait. How does one clean the device afterwards. Oh, right. Lick said fingers.

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on October 31, 2011
at 07:29 PM

Agree with Vitamix. I dropped mine, *tears*, and have a Kitchen Aid that works well but I miss my old buddy. One day I will be able to afford a new one! Here is Cooks Illustrated last round of best immersion blenders - those dudes are trustworthy: http://www.cooksillustrated.com/equipment/results.asp?docid=23596

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on October 31, 2011
at 06:46 PM

For the record, VitaMix does **NOT** use glass containers.

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on June 22, 2011
at 06:27 PM

we should do some type of infomerical, want to do one?

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on June 22, 2011
at 03:21 PM

I'd like to see that on an infomercial!

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on June 20, 2011
at 09:17 PM

My Blendtec rocks too! I use it all the time. I got it at Costco, so it came with an extra long warranty. I have had it for 3 years and no problems at all so far. I use it for ice and frozen fruit. Also to make cauliflower rice, pesto, and sauces. The trick with the Blendtec is to blend dry, wet, frozen, separately. Then mix at the end.

145d4b0f988af15acc6b26eccc1f4895

(1932)

on June 20, 2011
at 07:10 PM

These are actually very good little blenders....I've had about 6 or 7 of them, in combination with my (one) VitaMix. Now that's not to say that they are terribly inferior - I consider them just....different. They are good for when you don't want a large quantity of smoothie, and if you don't want it as stiff as soft-serve ice cream. It really does do a great job of blending ice, but it's just note **quite** stout enough for heavy-duty blending.

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on June 20, 2011
at 07:00 PM

IS there any other blender than a VitaMix? (If there is, it couldn't possibly compare!)

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on June 20, 2011
at 05:07 PM

Ditto the recommendation on this.

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on June 20, 2011
at 04:57 PM

For $14, who cares if it breaks?

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on June 20, 2011
at 04:45 PM

I use this exact blender for every single smoothie I make. I've been using it almost daily for over a year :)

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on June 20, 2011
at 04:44 PM

Damn all of you... I've been wanting a Vitamix for so long but can't afford it. I'll be getting one soon!!!!

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on June 20, 2011
at 03:46 PM

+1 The Vitamix is an expensive toy, but worth every penny IMO.

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on June 20, 2011
at 03:45 PM

My roommate has one and it's excellent. I was dying for ice cream last night and whipped up two frozen bananas and an ounce of cream (I do dairy, but don't usually eat fruit) and it came out like soft serve ice cream. I chopped up some walnuts on top and and an ounce of 92 percent dark chocolate, and it was better than Ben and Jerry's chunky monkey ice cream. And when you don't regularly eat fruit...wow, that was an amazing treat! Anyway, just wanted to say that it does a great job with ice, frozen fruit, etc. I use it to make salad dressing and chimmichurri sauce.

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on June 20, 2011
at 03:28 PM

It tackles every job very easily.

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on June 20, 2011
at 03:03 PM

Interesting! Can't beat $14!

3f75be6dad2e865bb8f67b3d98fcdc83

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on June 20, 2011
at 03:02 PM

Vitamix was the first thing that came to mind. Worth the $$, no question?

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on June 20, 2011
at 03:02 PM

That's the one I plan to get! Thanks for the recommendation, I'm looking forward to my new toy!

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1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on June 20, 2011
at 02:56 PM

I have the vitamix and it worls great.

0242b468fe1c97997749db416c92e7ed

(4528)

on June 20, 2011
at 03:46 PM

+1 The Vitamix is an expensive toy, but worth every penny IMO.

627cf3f5d1ddfb4c2f4c96169420f55f

(1621)

on June 20, 2011
at 04:44 PM

Damn all of you... I've been wanting a Vitamix for so long but can't afford it. I'll be getting one soon!!!!

145d4b0f988af15acc6b26eccc1f4895

(1932)

on June 20, 2011
at 07:00 PM

IS there any other blender than a VitaMix? (If there is, it couldn't possibly compare!)

3f75be6dad2e865bb8f67b3d98fcdc83

(30)

on June 20, 2011
at 03:02 PM

Vitamix was the first thing that came to mind. Worth the $$, no question?

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on June 20, 2011
at 03:28 PM

It tackles every job very easily.

Bbd50c115fa066bea3ac23a4e82447ff

(558)

on June 20, 2011
at 03:45 PM

My roommate has one and it's excellent. I was dying for ice cream last night and whipped up two frozen bananas and an ounce of cream (I do dairy, but don't usually eat fruit) and it came out like soft serve ice cream. I chopped up some walnuts on top and and an ounce of 92 percent dark chocolate, and it was better than Ben and Jerry's chunky monkey ice cream. And when you don't regularly eat fruit...wow, that was an amazing treat! Anyway, just wanted to say that it does a great job with ice, frozen fruit, etc. I use it to make salad dressing and chimmichurri sauce.

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116d23135449332a8bf9106220cf632b

on June 20, 2011
at 02:56 PM

I've gone through big blenders, magic bullets, etc. This $14 Hamilton Beach blender is my current one and all time favorite. Does mayo and crushes ice better than the most expensive one I've had.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on June 20, 2011
at 04:57 PM

For $14, who cares if it breaks?

627cf3f5d1ddfb4c2f4c96169420f55f

(1621)

on June 20, 2011
at 04:45 PM

I use this exact blender for every single smoothie I make. I've been using it almost daily for over a year :)

3f75be6dad2e865bb8f67b3d98fcdc83

(30)

on June 20, 2011
at 03:03 PM

Interesting! Can't beat $14!

145d4b0f988af15acc6b26eccc1f4895

(1932)

on June 20, 2011
at 07:10 PM

These are actually very good little blenders....I've had about 6 or 7 of them, in combination with my (one) VitaMix. Now that's not to say that they are terribly inferior - I consider them just....different. They are good for when you don't want a large quantity of smoothie, and if you don't want it as stiff as soft-serve ice cream. It really does do a great job of blending ice, but it's just note **quite** stout enough for heavy-duty blending.

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(1725)

on November 01, 2011
at 04:38 PM

Get the NINJA express chop! You can find it at Target for $20. I've made smoothies with it, chopped almonds (pretty much into almond meal), and I also made whipped cream with it in about a minute! I highly recommend it!

537001f30670e73eb0ac45779af649a5

on May 18, 2012
at 11:41 AM

does the ninja express blend fast enough to make butter/coconut oil and coffee frothy?

537001f30670e73eb0ac45779af649a5

on May 19, 2012
at 12:24 AM

yes it does. I just bought one and its great

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1c67bc28f4e44bbb8770b86df0463df3

on June 21, 2011
at 07:25 PM

Mush your food with dirty fingers like your cavemen ancestors did.

A65499f2f8c65602881550fe309cd48c

(3501)

on June 22, 2011
at 03:21 PM

I'd like to see that on an infomercial!

1c67bc28f4e44bbb8770b86df0463df3

(6719)

on June 22, 2011
at 06:27 PM

we should do some type of infomerical, want to do one?

Medium avatar

(8239)

on November 01, 2011
at 04:42 PM

But, wait. How does one clean the device afterwards. Oh, right. Lick said fingers.

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20c518f9d33b0d04c7a19b8bb7487695

(195)

on June 20, 2011
at 11:25 PM

For power the Vitamix is the best bar none, and a complete 3year warranty. I had an Oster for years, and it worked great too.

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on June 20, 2011
at 06:44 PM

I'm a green smoothie addict and I love my Bledtec. Use it multiple times a day!

F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

(4090)

on June 20, 2011
at 09:17 PM

My Blendtec rocks too! I use it all the time. I got it at Costco, so it came with an extra long warranty. I have had it for 3 years and no problems at all so far. I use it for ice and frozen fruit. Also to make cauliflower rice, pesto, and sauces. The trick with the Blendtec is to blend dry, wet, frozen, separately. Then mix at the end.

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on June 20, 2011
at 05:20 PM

I've got the classic Oster Beehive in red. Looks awesome in my kitchen and does what I need it to do. A Vita mix would be totally badass, but I think about what it does that my current blender doesnt, and I cant think of anything. I'm sure it crushes ice better, but I prefer my NorCal Margaritas on the rocks. :)

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on June 20, 2011
at 02:57 PM

I absolutely love the stick blender combo made by Kitchenade that comes with the whisk, stick and container. I got it one, in red from Amazon. I noticed they now have one made by Nesco for about half as much, but I'm not sure I'd be happy with a cheapie for something I use quite a bit. It's really powerful, easy to clean, and the blades can be sharpened.

3f75be6dad2e865bb8f67b3d98fcdc83

(30)

on June 20, 2011
at 03:02 PM

That's the one I plan to get! Thanks for the recommendation, I'm looking forward to my new toy!

9a5e2da94ad63ea3186dfa494e16a8d1

(15833)

on June 20, 2011
at 05:07 PM

Ditto the recommendation on this.

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on January 05, 2017
at 08:29 PM

I’d recommend Karmin's blender. It's the best I have ever used :)

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on November 01, 2011
at 02:57 PM

I have a related question. I am really sensitive to ingesting air - one sip of a carbonated drink and I'm instantly uncomfortable. Can't burp properly. Wondering if any of the above brands are less "airy" than others, like they whip less air into whatever's being blended. I'd love to drink smoothies but it's the air that I fear.

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on October 31, 2011
at 05:11 PM

You can't beat a vitamix, I love making my green soups in there, but for an immersion blender I use my handy cuisinart it's so easy to grab out of the drawer and I can do so much with it. It's reasonably priced too. Read about it here.

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on June 21, 2011
at 03:09 AM

My magic bullet is a life saver I use it every day!

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on June 20, 2011
at 06:08 PM

I second the magic bullet. I would have never bought it but my husband did. He was right. It is so convenient, being able to blend, mix so many things without having to stop and wash out the huge heavy jar. Many little jars. Also a stick blender is a must.

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on June 20, 2011
at 05:55 PM

I <3 my Magic Bullet. I use it every day, often times multiple times a day. I don't think I was actually alive before I got it.

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on June 20, 2011
at 05:54 PM

Love my immersion blender! Actually gave my regular blender to my daughter moving into her own place next month as I never use it any more.

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on June 20, 2011
at 05:20 PM

I love my Bamix hand blender...it's not quite as powerful as a full-on vitamix, but much cheaper and no big glass container to mess with. Awesome smoothies, great mayo, makes nut flour...I don't know what i'd do without it!

Here it is on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0000VZBVW/ref=redir_mdp_mobile/175-6986915-6039739

145d4b0f988af15acc6b26eccc1f4895

(1932)

on October 31, 2011
at 06:46 PM

For the record, VitaMix does **NOT** use glass containers.

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on June 20, 2011
at 04:39 PM

Vitamix is great, had one...it blew it's gears (had it for 5 years). We now have just a regular blender by hamilton beach, works just fine, BUT...I have heard MANY good things about that "Ninja" blender thingy...am checking into one of those. I know some people that have one and LOVE it.

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on June 20, 2011
at 03:32 PM

I am a kitchen gadget fanatic. I guess it depends on what you blend the most. Do you make sauces, mayo, etc.? Then an immersion blender is great for that. I have a Vitamix to make everything else, from nut butter to real butter to soup. I bought it used on Ebay - still pricey but nowhere near the top $ they are trying to get for those new ones!

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on June 20, 2011
at 03:11 PM

I love my Waring blender. It works really well, it's super minimalist, and has a fun retro style with very little plastic. I also have a, don't laugh, a magic bullet which is great for grinding coffee, making quick shakes to go, etc. The Waring is my powerhouse, the bullet is for everyday stuff.

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