Archive for November 2015

Your Guide to the Best Blender Ever

Blenders are as diverse as the smoothie lovers who overpay for them, meaning somewhere out there, the perfect blender is waiting for you. That said, finding it among the huge selection of other blenders out there is a difficult endeavor that necessitates a lot of research about stuff you probably don’t want to know about (blender options, power, etc.) so here’s an article that does all your research for you:

vitamixTop of the Line: The Vitamix Professional Series 750 Blender

This is for the smoothie aficionados for whom money is no issue. The Cadillac of blenders, Vitamix has long been appreciated for its promise of durability, versatility and unmatched power among commercial and personal blenders. Its preset programs are engineered for successful smoothie, frozen dessert, soup and puree capabilities, making it a handy tool for every meal. Equipped with a 2.2-peak-horsepower motor and wide blade radius, it can chop up anything from frozen soup to nuts and can even grind grain into flour. Its superior airflow and highly efficient motor make it 40% quieter than any previous model released by Vitamix, and its shatter-proof carafe and 7-year manufacturer’s warranty guarantee that any buyer will be sipping smoothies for years to come. All in all, the Vitamix Professional Series 750 Blender is an impressive kitchen gadget- and it better be, considering it costs $750.

margPartier’s Pick: Margaritaville DM0500 Bahamas 36-Ounce Frozen-Concoction Maker

This product has both a name and a use that proves quite the mouthful for tipsy drinkers. Its 450-watt motor can blend up to 36 ounces of beverage and shaves ice well enough to earn itself an average 5 star review from 340 Amazon customers. Its secret? Dual motors that can automatically or manually shave ice stored in its ice reservoir. the gizmo comes with shot glasses, recipes and instructions and all of its parts are dishwasher-safe. Even its price is user-friendly; this beloved blender is usually around $250 but costs only $162.11 on amazon.com.

ninjaBlending on a Budget: TheĀ  Ninja BL660 Professional Blender with Single-Serve Cups

Bringing fruit smoothies to the lower classes, the Ninja BL660 gets the job done at an accessible price ($149.99). Its uniquely stacked six-blade technology allows for it to chop carrots or shave ice with success, while its built-in single-serve blending cups are a well-deserved convenience for the lonely and health conscious. It even comes with blender cups that double as portable smoothie-carrying devices, for the lonely, health-conscious work-aholic types. Or just the alcoholic types! Despite being marketed for the limited-funded, the jars are even BPA-free for peace of mind.

brevilleCreative Solutions Award Goes to: Breville BBL605XL Hemisphere Control Blender

This uniquely designed blending gadget is worth an honorable mention. Its creative blade technology allows for food to be pushed around the blender, enabling a more even blend than is generally expected from a medium- priced blender (most medium price blenders still force owners to spoon around thick or gunky contents to get everything diced up evenly).