Originally Posted by Andy M.
My 12-year old cheapo Waring blender was not up to Dina's enchilada sauce this afternoon (no offense, Dina). The poor thing is gasping for air and half crippled. It just barely limped to the finish line.
I think it's time for a new blender. One with lots of shiny metal parts (it's a guy thing) that does not cost an arm and a leg.
Ok andy im going to say i definitly know what im talkin about on this one? Why went through so many blenders. I use my blender at least 5 times a week. From smoothies, to making pesto, to sauces, tomato sauce. I use it for just about everything. It sits on my counter and i never put it away. I have had kitchenaid blender (it was ok), the cuisinart blender that was already posted (it broke within a year) and left chunky smoothies, a krups unit that was highly rated in CR (it broke within 1.5yr). For me the true test of a blender is in can it crush ice without breaking and when you blend a smothie are you left with chunks. Well after doing some research i bought this blender:
Amazon.com: Oster Beehive Chrome Blender: Home & Garden
This thing is a BRUTE. Its got WAY more power than anything ive ever used. This will turn anything into smooth liquid in a short time. Is there any downfall to this blender? Sure nothing is perfect so here goes:
1) its LOUD REALLY REALLY LOUD. This does not bother me. You should not be blending anything when people are asleep anyways
2) The lid could be a tad better
3) There are only two speeds: Pulse and on like the warning blenders. The only thing i dont like about this is when your trying to blend something and start out slow so it doesn't go all over everything. What i usually do is pulls it really fast and then start it on high.
Yes this is definitly the best blender ive ever had and its cheaper than the KA/Cuisinart units too. Its a steal for the price and i have no problem highly recommending it.