Last summer when I started making smoothies every day, I bought a Hamilton Beach “Stay or Go” blender (only spent $30 on it). I figured it would work – I mean, a blender’s a blender, right? WRONG! It’s terrible! I have to stop and push everything down every few seconds and it can take me 10 minutes to make a smoothie (and that’s one without ice!). Also, I’ve not even had it for a year and the motor already smells burnt when I use it, and the plastic grip that holds the blade to the motor is wearing down terribly. Black stuff everywhere! lol.
Anyway, my budget for a blender is about $60-$70 right now, so if you could give me some buy/don’t buys that’d be really helpful! The few that have caught my eye based on reviews on Target.com are:
- Aroma Blender with Glass Jar (ABD530RG)
- Sunpentown Blender with Round Jar
- Kalorik Blender
- Black and Decker 14-speed
- and a 2 by Oster: the Classic Blender & the Beehive Blender (although I’ve had a bad experience with Oster so I’m a little uneasy about them – although mine was only $20 so that could have something to do with it)
So if anyone could help me out, I’m obviously looking for a blender that can make smoothies like crazy, crush ice, and blend lots of weird stuff. I also figured this would be a reliable place to get ‘reviews’, because EVERYONE here uses blenders!