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Old 11-05-2014, 06:33 AM
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I currently still have The Waring Pro blender pictured below that we registered for when we got married almost 12 years ago. Its never been great but I lately have been trying to make smoothies for breakfast....Ice, Milk, Banana, strawberries etc...and it just cant do it. I constantly have to stir it up so the ice and frozen strawberries will puree. It locks up sometimes on the crushed ice and generally just sucks.





Any Recommendations on a new blender???
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Old 11-05-2014, 06:38 AM
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Might get a little smokey in the house. I think those old ones run on 25:1
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Old 11-05-2014, 07:10 AM
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My daughter makes similar smoothies every day. She's a vegetarian

Anyways, check out the Ninja. I have to admit for being a blender that thing is intimidating.


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Old 11-05-2014, 07:15 AM
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Vitamix. Not even close. And my last blender was the same one you have.
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NINJA

stop do not pass go. affordable and amazing
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Old 11-05-2014, 07:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Mersiles View Post
My daughter makes similar smoothies every day. She's a vegetarian

Anyways, check out the Ninja. I have to admit for being a blender that thing is intimidating.




I bought a Ninja a couple years back, don't use it much, but when I do it works well.
If for some reason I needed another blender, I would repeat that purchase.
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Another Ninja vote. I believe the vitamix is probably the best, but at around 4X the cost of the Ninja I'd have to have a lot of disposable income to buy it.

I bought the "set" for my GF who makes a smoothie every day. Sometimes twice a day. She is a tri-athlete and builds smoothies that include all kinds of stuff, raw kale, raw ginger, spinach, frozen berries, chia seeds, etc. She uses the small, half sized pitcher 95% of the time, not the full size one. She loves the Ninja and is very critical of her smoothie smoothness.

This is the one she has, I bought it for her last Xmas at Kmart of all places. I paid less than this.

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Old 11-05-2014, 07:52 AM
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Blendtec! A little pricy but definitely good. Costco often has sales.
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This one works pretty good.




We got this one from Amazon and really like it.

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Blendtec! A little pricy but definitely good. Costco often has sales.
I agree on blendtec from Costco. It'll set you back 250-300 but it will pulverize anything. ANYTHING. I believe the vitamix is generally regarded as similar.

I had that same waring blender and it was total garbage.

Www.willitblend.com
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Old 11-05-2014, 10:26 AM
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Went through this process a couple of months ago. Did research, watched demos in sam's and Costco. Went to specialty stores like sur la table to get info. Bought a blend-tec but would have been equally happy with a vitamix. Controls and functions differ at club stores as they have a version made specifically for them. Some specialty retailers will price match the club stores, but you have to ask.
All in, for how I have ended up using it, I could have bought a ninja and been a couple of hundred bucks better off.

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Ninja. We use it everyday for smoothies.

The $99 one from BedBathBeyond with a 20% off coupon.

Best blender ever.
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I would go vitamix hands down, have 2 exec chefs in the family that swear by them. They even have a setting where you can make soup in them and the RPMs turn so fast it heats the soup as well...pretty incredible
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I'm pretty sure my Vitamix would make granite juice if I tried.
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Vitamix if you want the absolute best. The durability and warranty make it worth the money also.
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Another vote for Vtiamix. My wife makes smoothies everyday with it. One day she forgot a spoon was in it and turned it on high. We still have the Vitamix, and it works fine. The spoon on the other hand was toast.
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Originally Posted by citadelman View Post
I would go vitamix hands down, have 2 exec chefs in the family that swear by them. They even have a setting where you can make soup in them and the RPMs turn so fast it heats the soup as well...pretty incredible
Same thing with the blendtec. You can also make flour out of wheat. LOL.
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I'm pretty sure my Vitamix would make granite juice if I tried.
Granite juice, that's funny...




No contest, Vitamix.

Best money we have ever spent on a kitchen appliance hands down.
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I have had them all over the years, except a vitamix and a blendtec. My current is a Ninja. It is better at making smoothies than the waring, oster, kitchenaid, cuisinart and even the dedicated smoothie makers blenders like the margaritaville and some other that I can't remember. The ninja I have is a couple years old and so is not the latest model, it leaves ice bits and chunks instead of making a perfectly smooth and even consistency.

I have tried to avoid the cost of the vitamix. However, in looking back, for what I have spent on "good" blenders, I could have bought several vitamixes. I wish I had.

I have used them and for almost every use they are superior to everything else on the market (except for maybe blendtecs that excel behind a bar and are quite loud.) Oh, and the vitamix dry grinder isn't great. Get the smaller liquid container instead of the dry grinder in any package if you have the choice.

The quality and versatility of a vitamix will ensure it is the last blender you will buy. I am looking for a great deal on one right now. When I find it, I will pull the trigger. I have finally learned my lesson. I'm done with inferior blenders.
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Old 11-05-2014, 07:11 PM
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Ninja. Or if have extra money to burn, a vitamix.
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