I'm going to have to get a new blender as my £5 hand blender is about ready to surrender. I cant afford anything fancy like a Vitamix, in fact i'm a student so anything over £50 would be pushing the boat out. Have you any advice on what sort ofr thing to buy? Things to look out for; speed, power, size etc?
When I began this I was convinced I would be buying a VitaMix for sure but I've been using a plain old Black & Decker with a glass jug about 3 times per day. It keeps working just fine and I see no need for spending hundreds of dollars. I'm sure the VM would blend more thoroughly but I like a few tiny chunks here and there. Bit more fibre?
When this does die I'm just going to by another sub $100 blender maybe with an extra jug (that would be handy).
I'm also a bit suspicious of any plastic jug, not sure why, will stick with glass.
I buy quality blenders when I need one, otherwise Im just burning them out and throwing them into landfill to save some $.
I just got a VM for our trip in the US. I got a refurbished model for 410$ delivered with 7 year warranty. They are like 1100$US back in Australia.
In Australia we use the sunbeam cafe series blender that is around 180$ and works as good as a VM IMHO. :)