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What do you use to blend smoothies & protein shakes?
KarmenG
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Date: 9/10/09 1:42 AM

Hi - To make smoothies or protein shakes, I have a Kitchen Aid blender which needs a repair...so I'm considering replacing it. I haven't kept pace with the latest kitchen tools. What is easy to use and clean; taking up minimal counter space? I saw something at Macy's called the Bullet? If that's the right name. Anyone use it? I want something easy to use for mixing a protein shake before heading out to the gym.

Thanks for your suggestions....
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Date: 9/10/09 6:06 AM

A Vita Mix. Very pricey, but it's a professional blender and, IMO, well worth the price. Although others may differ.

There's an entire thread on VitaMix blenders here on PR, too, from a while back.

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Date: 9/10/09 6:24 AM

Braun multimix - can be hung on a wall or stored in a drawer, and makes a better job of frozen banana smoothies than my (admittedly cheap) blender.

Dh accidentally bought me a better model than he intended to (!) for my birthday some years back...but it wasn't very expensive even so, and gets used more than any other kitchen electrical item.

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Date: 9/10/09 8:30 AM

Vita-Mix thread
Another Vita Mix thread

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Date: 9/10/09 10:05 AM

Thanks for the links and the info. I'll check them out....

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Date: 9/10/09 10:48 AM

When I make a smoothie that doesn't have anything too hard to chop and if only one serving, I use my immersion blender. Very easy to clean.

If I have to blend anything hard (ice) or need more than one serving I have a waring blender.

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Date: 9/10/09 12:23 PM

I make smoothies every morning for breakfast. I bought a Waring Blender after reading MANY positive reviews on line. It's about 3 years old now and still wonderful and reliable....and noisy.

Let us know what you choose and how you like it!

Carla

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Date: 9/10/09 3:36 PM

I have a wonderful Blendtec blender. It's like the ones Starbucks uses. You can load it up just with ice cubes and it turns them to fine, powdered snow. It makes wonderful smoothies. It's pricey like the Vita Mix, but to me it's worth it. I use it almost every day.

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Date: 9/10/09 3:37 PM

I'm on my second Bullet. I love that I don't have to dirty up both a blender pitcher and a drinking glass for my smoothies. I just wished the motors lasted longer. My first one lasted less than a year, and I'm not even a frequent user. The second one I've had for a couple of months and already it's showing signs of imminent death.

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Date: 9/10/09 4:41 PM

The Sunbeam Assistant on QVC *might* be an option. It's cheap...............really cheap, and one of the reviewers said she liked it for protein shakes. Click here.

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