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Old 02-07-2012, 05:03 PM   #11
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I stupidly got rid of my 25 year old stainless dependable Osterizer Blender when all it really needed was a new blade. I then purchased the over-priced peice of junk Montel originally sold. It was extremely noisy and difficult to clean. I gave it to a friend and 2 months later it fried and now she wants to pay $60.00 (for shipping) for me to get a new motor. I suggested NO. So she doesn't have a blender and I have a cheapy That leaves chunks of ice and fruit in smoothies. If you haven't fallen asleep yet...

What is the best blender for home use?
I have several Osterizers and they all have blade bearing seal failure problems. These seal failures can result in lubricating grease/oil being blended into the food. For BIG batches of marinara and such I'm quite impressed by the Waring commercial duty Big Stik WSB65 with an 18" shaft.
Of course it sorta overkill for home use. If you had an electric generator on your boat you could probably use the Big Stik like a Go Devil !
It's definitely not for a girlyman.
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:18 PM   #12
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I have several Osterizers and they all have blade bearing seal failure problems. These seal failures can result in lubricating grease/oil being blended into the food. For BIG batches of marinara and such I'm quite impressed by the Waring commercial duty Big Stik WSB65 with an 18" shaft.
Of course it sorta overkill for home use. If you had an electric generator on your boat you could probably use the Big Stik like a Go Devil !
It's definitely not for a girlyman.

If I have to stand on the stock pot like I would a 5 gallon bucket of grout...that Immersion Blender would be too big.
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Old 04-01-2012, 03:04 PM   #13
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I personally don't have a very good blender at the moment, but my parents have a Vitamix and they swear by it. If I was in the market for a good blender, I would start by checking them out.
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Old 04-01-2012, 04:47 PM   #14
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About 25 years ago I bought my daughter a Sunbeam blender with a glass jar. She has had to replace the glass jar twice. Miss Klutz has a habit of taking it outside in the yard and dropping it. I don't even know if they make them anymore. So she had better take care of the jar she has. The motor works fine to this day.
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:14 PM   #15
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I love my Vita Mix 4000 blender. It's the best.
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