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Old 08-28-2008, 09:58 AM   #11
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I read some reviews saying the 200w stick blender they had didn't work well on making milk shakes, so thought maybe the 400w one would, plus it's cheaper than some of the other 200w blenders with attachments.
I read your dishwasher comment in my search, a very big plus like you say, and this one comes apart for that.
Hmmm, maybe I would be better off buying a cheaper one and looking into a mini FP, I didn't know they had those, but I'd really like to only buy the one appliance. Food for thought though... Thanks
I also have a mini FP , I used it for chopping up eggs for egg salad , chopping tomatoes, I forget what else. I also have a full sized FP .
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Old 08-28-2008, 10:03 AM   #12
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Old 08-28-2008, 10:03 AM   #13
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wow this thread exploded.

im gone for 2 minutes.

I know mine has no problems and has alot of torque.
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Old 08-28-2008, 10:04 AM   #14
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wow
I hear ya.
I'd have to buy another house if I owned all that

oops, you added a bit more to your post than the first "wow" that I quoted
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Old 08-28-2008, 10:13 AM   #15
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I would steer away from the one you have linked only because the one I had that had plastic housing to cover the blade cracked. =/

I purchased another one that is metal (KitchenAid) and I've used it for probably six or seven years now without the cracking problem.


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Old 08-28-2008, 10:24 AM   #16
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That wow still stands as taken.

My neighbor has gadgets/small appliances. She has like no room in her large kitchen.

I like alton browns reasoning when buying stuff. Only buy multitaskers. not single use gadgets.

My gadgets/small aplicances are simple

hand mixer
hand blender with FP attachment
Kitchenade mix (got a grinder and slicer attachment that ive never used.
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Old 08-28-2008, 10:34 AM   #17
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pacanis - I use mine strictly like Andy M uses his. Mine doesn't even have other attachments and I don't know that I'd use the others because I have other "tools" to take care of those jobs. Mine doesn't come apart so I simply "blend" a sink or tall glass of hot, soapy water and it cleans right up.

You don't need to spend much unless you just want all that other stuff.

EDITED to say I went to your link - can I now say "I want one of those"? pacanis - this is your fault!
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Old 08-28-2008, 10:45 AM   #18
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I don't know about the stick blender but I do have the Braun hand mixer with attachments. It has the mini chopper, stick blender, and regular beaters and dough hooks. Amazon.com: Braun M880 Multimix 4-in-1 Hand Mixer: Kitchen & Dining
Don't use the dough hooks much but everything else gets used alot. I have a Krups full sized blender that also doubles as a food processor which is really difficult to use. (I didn't purchase it! It was a gift) I usually use the Braun and have been very happy with it.
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Old 08-28-2008, 10:57 AM   #19
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i have a braun, from when they first came out, and love it. i u nderstand from a local store that the newer ones made are cheaper and have less power. i've heard storie sof ppl blending lasrge pots of soup and the motor "going". Just keep that in mind.
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Old 08-28-2008, 10:59 AM   #20
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Thanks for the feedback on using it as a FP. You do mean you "can't" add anything, right?
I think the option of using it as a FP is mostly what is making me want to get one. I don't mind chopping garlic or onions, but the finer I chop them the harder it is, because they want to stick to the other side of the knife...

Edit; this was directed at GhettoKid.
Thanks for all the other replies.

jsut say this.

yeah Cant add.... but the thing works great. It is metal so its strong and the attachments are dishwasher safe.

even though with the stick i turn it on in warm soapy water.
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