I make smoothies every day. It started off just because I love them so much but then I started to make them to go with dinner as a way to replace pop (long story). I took this photo for my banana mango smoothie recipe and you can see even a year ago that my blender is a mess and is missing its handle. My husband has had this blender longer than we have been together so its “real” age is unknown. I just know that it is over 15 years and it is done! Chronic bleeding from the base, refusal to chop up frozen fruit, its days are numbered.
The problem? What to replace it with?! Blenders range from $40-$300, what a huge price point difference. Even the expensive fancy blenders seem to get bad reviews. If I shell out a lot of money, it had better be worth it. So far on my FB page Michelle said her KitchenAid blender motor overheated and the washer stretched. Considering I use mine more than once a day on a regular basis, this worries me! I had also read of the same thing happening to a customer at Canadian Tire. Desba likes her Hamilton Beach one but says the base is narrow.
What am I looking for? I want a durable glass blender with a wide enough base for it to properly blend up frozen fruit for my smoothies. I will pay up to $200 but nothing more. I would prefer not to have the buttons that stick out because they are a cleaning logistics nightmare but I am flexible when it comes to that.
So please, confess to me your blender stories, referrals, nightmares and dreams. I really appreciate any advice I can get. I do not know how much longer I can keep my blender from getting thrown out my window. Your help is appreciated!