Ahhhh blenders!! Blenders certainly are not what they use to be. They have evolved considerably over the years and there are lots of options and lots of price ranges. If you are really serious about blending, creating smoothies, creating raw ice creams, nut butters, soups, sauces and so much more – I believe it’s worth saving your pennies to invest in a high quality blender, although I also believe it’s very important to live within your means. In today’s market you can certainly find a blender within your price range that works for you.
I myself have a Vitamix blender which we purchased a couple of years ago. At first I really hesitated whether to invest the money, after all there were a lot of other things that needed my money!! :-) But we took the leap of faith and bought a Vitamix Total Nutrition Center in brushed stainless steel (love the look of stainless!) and I can honestly say I have not, not for one second, regretted the decision.
I swear by my Vitamix and highly recommend buying one. There is so much you can do with this type of powerful blender – not only are the smoothies oh so smooth, creamy, light & fluffy, but you can also create ice cream, nut butters, soups, sauces – the possibilities are really endless. Also, the Vitamix has an amazing guarantee and they will address any issues that will occur during its’ life!! Can’t beat that!!
I now swear by my Vitamix, so much so that I’m an Affiliate with Vitamix - which means if you buy through my site you will save on shipping costs within Canada and the USA. I just think everyone should have a Vitamix!
These no denying these ‘cadillac’ blenders can range from $580 to over $800 Canadian Dollars (CDN) depending on the package/model & accessories you choose.
That said, there are also other mid-priced blenders that have had good reviews as well. The Ninja Kitchen System 1100 – Model BL700, the Breville BREBBL605XL and Kitchen Aid KSB585NK 5-Speed and they all retail for about $160-250 CDN.
I am a firm believer that we all have to live within our means!! Do your homework, research, ask friends, check online for insights from others. Buying used may also be an option, keep your eyes and ears open to find the brand/model that’s right for you and within your budget.
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