Originally Posted by JGDean
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.