blender recommendations

Discussion in 'Cooking Equipment Reviews' started by danimalarkey, Oct 7, 2005.

  1. danimalarkey

    danimalarkey

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    I didn't see another link about this, so here goes -

    I need a blender. Something for soups, purees, maybe an occassional (really, I swear!) frozen margarita. Is Waring the only way to go, or can a cheaper model also get the job done?

    On Overstock, they currently have a Breville Moda blender for $80 - is that a good buy from a good brand?


    Thanks,
    dan
     
  2. skilletlicker

    skilletlicker

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    The Osterizer I bought a few years ago has made enough margarita batches to cause the disappearance of several saltshakers. I got it at target for something like $39 or $49. I would have preferred a glass container.
     
  3. mikelm

    mikelm

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    My wife developed a fondness for Starbucks Frappucinos that threatened bankruptcy. I went went to a restaurant supply place for a blender so I could do 'em at home.

    They directed me to a display featuring the "Margarita Master" blender; they said eight of them were behind the bar of every Hooters restaurant in the country. Sounded like just the ticket.

    Looked beautiful... and cost two hunderd fifty bucks! :eek: According to the rating sticker, it was more powerful than the motor on my cabinet-style table saw.

    I settled for a HamiltonBeach "commercial" model rated at 10 amps. It was "just" $100, but I've saved a fortune on Frappucinos. Makes a nice frozen 'rita and Daq, too. It's a little slow in really grinding the ice cubes, though, so I usually put them in a Baggie and pound them a little with the flat face of my meat mallet just to save time and cut down on the noise.

    Mike :cool:
     
  4. danimalarkey

    danimalarkey

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    "They directed me to a display featuring the "Margarita Master" blender; they said eight of them were behind the bar of every Hooters restaurant in the country. Sounded like just the ticket."

    Shoot - if it's good enough for Hooter's...

    ^_^

    Thanks for the pointers, both of you. I think I'm off to Target.


    -dan