My New Blender
First of all thank you all for your comments and recommendations. I truly appreciate all the input, honestly getting recommendations from cooks who like me use their appliance on a daily basis is worth more than any advertisement or review so thank you.
My head was swimming, reading about the different products on the market, the reviews etc… it became very confusing so I stopped reading reviews and concentrated on what you all recommended along with the facts about the machines.
I set a budget of $300. Right now with all the Veterinary visits etc.. the amount I could spend was limited. I am sure any of you with pets can attest to how expensive it is to visit the Vet, the tests and office visits and meds are mind boggling and Nando is still struggling and at the Doc’s almost every week.
- I wanted a machine that was powerful approximately 1000 + watts.
- A machine that could do everything from making smoothies and pureed soups to crushing ice
- Had to fit within my budget
- A good track record, not asking for perfect good is fine.
My first choice was a Vitamix but the model I wanted was almost$700. I probably could have stretched my budget and gotten another model but thats the one I want. The other blenders I considered were the NutriBullet, Breville Hemiphere, Kitchen Aid Torrent. I would like to have purchased from Williams Sonoma because I love their fantastic customer service, it’s the best bar none. The NutriBullet is a great machine but the carafe is not large enough for my purposes and the RX has a heating element which I didn’t want or need. I almost purchased the Breville but the Hemisphere got mixed reviews and I just wasn’t sure it was for me. The Kitchen Aid Torrent is new, I love Kitchen Aid my stand mixer is so good and reliable but I decided with a price tag of $449-$599 depending where you got it was not in my budget and if I am going to spend that much I’ll just get a Vitamix. The other machine that receied some good to great comments was the Ninja, it seemed to have everything I was looking for and at a reasonable price.
I decided to buy the Ninja Professional, it has 1100 watts, a 64 ounce carafe and two individual small cups for my smoothies. It has everything I wanted, power, size, versatility was only $139 so less than my alloted budget, so here’s hoping I like it. I am excited to give it a go, it arrived today. Thank you all for your great advice and recommendations.