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    The "BEST" Blender

    My blender died this AM. It was a 6yo higher-end Oster. Did OK, but kinda struggled with ice, sometimes.

    Any machine suggestions for creating the morning protein smoothie?

    Anybody use the "Magic Bullet"? Thoughts on it?

    Thanks!
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    I just got this one.. Best Blender I ever had (best looking to)----Hands down for under $70 at Walmart..

    Oster 6-Speed Blender - Walmart.com

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    Vita-Mix. Pricey but worth it.

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    Oster with glass jar and steel base with infinite blend setting dial. I have used this for over ten years almost daily with only needing 1-2 blade replacements which are easily available and pretty cheap. We bought 2 of those magic bullets which are great but one self destructed in 3 weeks and the other has dull blades after less than 6mo.

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    +1 on the vita mix. These things are buletproof, and Powerful!

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    If money is not an issue, Vitamix all the way.

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    Vitamix - check craiglist for slightly used.
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    As an emergency measure, my wife actually dug up a little "magic bullet-like" blender we got for free from some health store. Prolly a re-branded Magic Bullet.

    Anyway, I'm using it and really like it! The small carafes that double as a drinking glass iare perfect for limiting the amount of juice i add, and limiting clean-up afterwards. Could never be an "only" blender because of its size, but for a morning protein smoothie, it's perfect.

    Will check out the vitamix for full-time multi-person smoothie and summer frozen drink duty.
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    Love my magic bullet. Costco for pretty cheap. 2 smoothies a day for 6 months.

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    Waring HPB300 (1.5hp) or Blendtec home classic (2hp)

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    Vitamix. 2 horse power of goodness.

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    On my second Magic Bullet. First one's bearings seized after a couple years, but at $50 meh. Now I have more carafes than you can shake a shake at.

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    2 Blenders set the bar and then everything else is way behind. The Vitamix and the Blendtec. I own and both are great blenders. Expensive but IMO worth it.

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    +1 on the Blendtec. Had one for years and love it. Works so much better than cheaper blenders. On par with the Vitamix, but the Vitamix is too tall to sit on my counter under the cabinets.

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    I have a KitchenAid 5 speed blender. It's proly not the best, but I've never had issues with it.

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    The Waring MX1X00 XTX commercial series has a more powerful 13A motor than all but the top of the line Vitamix commercial blenders. It comes with one of the few (only?) commercial NSF approved BPA-Free Tritan containers. If you hate plastic and don't mind the expense, they make stainless steel containers too - you can't get that from Vitamix or Blendtec. Its stock pad is compatible with the consumer and low-end commercial Vitamix containers. An easy Dremel pad mod let you use their top of the line commerical Vitamix Advanced Containers and you can still use the stock Waring or cheaper Vitamix containers.

    Waring MX1000XTX w/Vitamix Advance Container - YouTube



    Blendtec's Wildside container is not marketing hype, Vitamix copied this superior container design with the older commercial Vitamix XP design which is no longer sold due to the patent violation. The Vitamix Advanced Container is the result of the patent lawsuit. These new containers require no plunger and blend ingredients faster with less oxidation/aeration (some people actually don't like high-speed blenders for this reason). This video demonstrates the difference these newer containers make with a real time test mid-way:

    Blendtec Blender Vs. Vitamix Blender, episode #316 - YouTube

    The other huge difference on Waring is you can buy a factory sound enclosure for any of their models for $150, only the high-end commercial models ($1K or higher) from Vitamix or Blendtec have this feature. All of these blenders are very noisy.

    If you are just making smoothies, the MX1000XTX is enough. If you are doing a variety of things or want more control the MX1200XTX is the best blender for the money. Here are a couple of commercial resellers:

    Waring 3.5 Hp MX Blenders 1000XTX, MX1050XTX, MX1100XTX, MX1200XTX and More

    Waring MX1200XTX 64 oz. Xtreme High-Power Blender with Adjustable Speed

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    Magic Bullet is not so good at breaking up ice, etc.





    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpjumpy View Post
    My blender died this AM. It was a 6yo higher-end Oster. Did OK, but kinda struggled with ice, sometimes.

    Any machine suggestions for creating the morning protein smoothie?

    Anybody use the "Magic Bullet"? Thoughts on it?

    Thanks!

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    My understanding is the Vitamix or Vitamax is amazing. You can put trees in them to make mulch I think. Grind up tires for kids playgrounds...seriously, get one.

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    Use my magic bullet every day and it is great!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddie80 View Post
    Use my magic bullet every day and it is great!!!
    **Agreed**
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    Been using my magic bullet "clone" everyday for the last 2 wks or so, and still loving it. No problems with ice. The simplicity and ease of use/clean-up is ideal for the daily smoothie. If/when this thing fails, I will be inclined to replace with another Bullet.
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    The Bullet is okay but also be careful of those little plastic knobbies that "trip" the trigger. Once they break, and they will, there is no replacing them. Maybe my green shakes are too much for mine...

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    I've had great success with this GE Single Serve Blender... It's dirt cheap at wally world.

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    ninja nj600 if the vita mix is too much.

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