I dropped my blender last week and am in dire need of a replacement. Is there a paleo-approved frontrunner? I'm thinking I'll get a hand/stick one (like the kitchenaid immersion) for small stuff, mayo, and baby food but I really need a regular one as well. Smoothies are a favorite so something that does well with ice please.
I've gone through big blenders, magic bullets, etc. This $14 Hamilton Beach blender is my current one and all time favorite. Does mayo and crushes ice better than the most expensive one I've had.
I absolutely love the stick blender combo made by Kitchenade that comes with the whisk, stick and container. I got it one, in red from Amazon. I noticed they now have one made by Nesco for about half as much, but I'm not sure I'd be happy with a cheapie for something I use quite a bit. It's really powerful, easy to clean, and the blades can be sharpened.
I've got the classic Oster Beehive in red. Looks awesome in my kitchen and does what I need it to do. A Vita mix would be totally badass, but I think about what it does that my current blender doesnt, and I cant think of anything. I'm sure it crushes ice better, but I prefer my NorCal Margaritas on the rocks. :)
Get the NINJA express chop! You can find it at Target for $20. I've made smoothies with it, chopped almonds (pretty much into almond meal), and I also made whipped cream with it in about a minute! I highly recommend it!
I love my Waring blender. It works really well, it's super minimalist, and has a fun retro style with very little plastic. I also have a, don't laugh, a magic bullet which is great for grinding coffee, making quick shakes to go, etc. The Waring is my powerhouse, the bullet is for everyday stuff.
I am a kitchen gadget fanatic. I guess it depends on what you blend the most. Do you make sauces, mayo, etc.? Then an immersion blender is great for that. I have a Vitamix to make everything else, from nut butter to real butter to soup. I bought it used on Ebay - still pricey but nowhere near the top $ they are trying to get for those new ones!
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