Is anyone selling their blender or perhaps looking to upgrade?
I'm looking for a blender thats fairly high quality with a few miles is fine as long as it works and still works well!
While Vitamix and Blendtec look amazing they cost $1000 + new and I'm not willing or able at this time to pay that!...
Let me know if anyone is selling their old pro blender in Australia or happy to post there.
I'll keep my eyes peeled on ebay in the meantime.
ps. anyone used the ladyship extractor yet? I've heard some reports that its enjoyed as much or more than the vitamix and is just as powerful but has a version at half the price...
I've been looking at refurbished blendtecs on Amazon. They get them from coffee shops, etc that have closed and replace all the worn bits. They may not look fancy, but according to the folks they work just fine. Also, you might have to reprogram the buttons on it if the thing was set to slower speeds for wherever they were in service. But according to what I've read, that's easy to do.
So you end up with a blendtec for around $200.00 or so. If I do get one, I'll post whether it was a great buy, or a colossal waste.
thanks :) I still haven't got one and my cheap sunbeam died off this week. Trying to use the food processor for blending isn't really working... can't wait for a new blender and i'll let you know what I end up with as well.
... and BTW a little bird told me I may be getting a refurbished Blendtec for Father's Day! I can't wait to try it :)
nice found one for 67 51oz
WELL... my husband purchased me the Ladyship Essence Extractor!!!! aint he the sweetest! He knew I was persistently researching and wishing on a blender. This is the one I kept coming back to even after hours of research - because it looks like it will suit me, and is within my budget as it is $400
I will let you know how it goes and give feedback on it.
If all fails then i'll save up for the Vitamix or Blendtec in future which is pretty much twice the price at $800.
I just couldn't justify that amount at this point in time and I'm really excited to see how the ladyship goes! Should come in a few days time :)
The best blender for a lower cost is the Ninja 1100 that beats most $500-$1000 blenders.
It's about $150 new on Amazon but you can find some new open boxed for $65-85 on ebay.
This is 1100 watts, comes with "two pitchers" a big 72 oz (actually you can put almost 96 oz in it. So it will do 3/4 of a gallon at once and a smaller one and a bunch of accessories to replace a food processor. It also uses triple layer blades.
With 5 Attachments it Kneads, Grinds seeds such as flax seeds, or nuts to make nut butter. I also put the indigestible vegetables in it, grind them up and use a nut milk bag for vegetable juice without the indigestible fiber.
Hey Reed I always liked how they put a blade 1/2 way up the shaft, I had often thought that would be good. So does it pulverize the little seeds, like in strawberries and raspberries the way vitamix et. all seem to do?
It has three razor sharp blades that are full length that can be sharpened razor sharp like a good kitchen knife. I can blend anything and drink it out of my camel water bottles when biking. The small spouts on water bottles are pretty finicky so it does a great job of solidifying if you run it at full speed. It turns ice turns into snow just like a snow ball. You can even make flour with it or flax seeds into flour. What I like about it is it can replace everything, Blender, flour grinder, food processor, mixer, dough maker and vegetable juicer.
and here it is! I plan on making a youtube clip on it once I'm familiar.. just arrived today - it's unpacked so far but I had to take some photo's!
Excellent! Enjoy! :)