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Re: Recommendations For A Kitchen Blender

I have an Oster blender that worked just fine for my needs but I was tempted by the sales presentation and purchased an expensive Vitamix.  It now sits in my cupboard and only gets used occasionally.   My Oster blender gets used much more frequently.  

 

I don't regret the Vitamix purchase because it does have a multitude of uses but the Oster is just so much easier for me to grab and use when I just want to blend a drink.

 

I do agree with others who said that if you use a blender everyday the Vitamix is probably a better choice.

 

 

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Re: Recommendations For A Kitchen Blender

I also recommend trying a Ninja again, especially if you liked yours. I have a fancy-ish Ninja blender/processor I bought from the Q several years ago that I wish they would bring back; I have so many family members and friends that want one! I don't really do smoothies or shakes, but I still use it a ton for all kinds of specialty tasks, and it is holding up perfectly.

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We have a kitchen aid and we love it. I use it everyday.I just checked the blend and the book didn't say what the wattage is just horse power.I blend 2 blender full of  ice coffee with a tray of ice every morning and rewipe what's left a couple times. And we have had it over a year and it works great. And goes in the dishwasher with no problem. As soon people have recomended a ninja. We had a ninja. Its good for alot of things. But for blending drinks with ice I didn't care for it. That's why I bought the kitchen aid blender. Good luck.

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Re: Recommendations For A Kitchen Blender

I've also had my Oster blender since 1970.  Works fine, but I did find a replacement blade and new gasket at the grocery store one time and it was very inexpensive.

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Re: Recommendations For A Kitchen Blender

Customer qvc. You certainly got your moneys worth out of your blender since 1970. They don't last like that anymore.

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Re: Recommendations For A Kitchen Blender

My blender is a Kitchen Aid.  Using for 4 years.  Wish it had a glass pitcher - it is heavy duty plastic and does have some staining now, and it also leaks a tiny bit after use.  Always have to wipe off the base where the pitcher sits as always has drips of my smoothie.

 

But works OK and it was cheap - got at WalMart.  I would buy another one, but w/everyone recommending Oster or VitaMix, I might go for the Oster.  Turns me off that VitaMix is so expensive and the pitcher is plastic.  I much prefer glass and for that kind of $$$, it should be.  jmo

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Re: Recommendations For A Kitchen Blender

I adore my Vitamix. Got it at Costco, though.

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Love our Vitamix. It's on the counter so we can use it.

I also have a brand new Oster Beehive blender. Think I used it once maybe twice before I bought the Vitamix. My oster is in the cabinet.

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Re: Recommendations For A Kitchen Blender


@jellyBEAN wrote:

My blender is a Kitchen Aid.  Using for 4 years.  Wish it had a glass pitcher - it is heavy duty plastic and does have some staining now, and it also leaks a tiny bit after use.  Always have to wipe off the base where the pitcher sits as always has drips of my smoothie.

 

But works OK and it was cheap - got at WalMart.  I would buy another one, but w/everyone recommending Oster or VitaMix, I might go for the Oster.  Turns me off that VitaMix is so expensive and the pitcher is plastic.  I much prefer glass and for that kind of $$$, it should be.  jmo


@jellyBEAN Vitamix blender containers are a great grade of plastic and are far lighter and easier to handle than the old glass ones.  To me it is a plus.