Sadly my blender has seen its last days 😦 which means I’m on the hunt for a new one. I can’t live without my amazing breakfast smoothies! Due to moving house next week, I have decided to live blender-less for a short while until I’m sorted in a new place…and sadly, blenders won’t be at the top of my list of ‘MUST BUY’ items. Still, I’ve found a few reasonably priced blenders and also thrown in a couple of dreamy products with super high price-tags!
The design is great, with a little tap for dispensing your smoothie but I don’t think this would work for me because I like to vary the consistency of the smoothies, by sometimes adding oats to thicken it up – I’d be worried it wouldn’t fit through the tap!
Kenwood products are reliable and I love the ease of use with this smoothie maker. No fancy buttons just a simple dial and two cups that have handles so the smoothie can be whizzed up, lid popped on and taken off the machine itself and you can drink on the go. Handy but those plastic cups can often break easily and I think I would like something multifunctional and robust so I could blend other foods in there etc.
This is the lowest model from Argos’s product range but with high customer rating and hundreds of reviews, this basics blender is under a tenner and would do the job of smoothies quite easily! I wouldn’t even mind buying this little blender to tide me over until I could afford a better model. Who’s to say this one won’t do a great job? Purely down to price, this one is top of my list.
The most expensive blender award goes to…. The Vitamix! If you own one of these babies I’m sure you can’t live without it, as it’s more than just a blender. It is actually a “Total Nutrition Center” – it makes hot soups in 10-15 minutes and ice creams; the thought of a kitchen with no steam, no pans, no washing up and no hassle is definitely worth it! It’s Christmas in 124 days….
Now let’s move on to the model that inspired today’s blog post title. Having encountered this brand on YouTube I became slightly obsessed with their marketing videos – the infamous Will it Blend series! These extreme blenders can crush up anything (although they recommend you don’t) in seconds and they are very sturdy. Not sure about the x-press version but pretty sure it could do the job of making some excellent smoothies, with frozen spinach being no problem for its sharp blades!
This blender is flirting with me, the one that has a beautiful feminine frame and makes all the other blenders go ‘ooooooh…’. Ladies and gents, I present to you the Kitchenaid Artisan blender. Any kitchen appliance fanatic will know Kitchenaid is synonymous with beauty, and also a high cost. Sadly I have never owned any Kitchenaid items because in the UK are severely overpriced; I remember seeing a beautiful pink Mixer in Walmart whilst on holiday in Florida and the price was something like $350 compared to £480 over here! Kitchenaid is a firmly established brand in many kitchens, the high price is an indication of quality, and their sets do look the part. I’m very much of a fan of their Apple Green range, especially with this blender – making green monsters in the greenest blender! For some green smoothie recipe inspiration, check out Angela’s amazing blog, Oh She Glows. In all honesty, I don’t think the price is too high for this item, especially as it comes with a huge glass jar, and three year guarantee. It also looks super hi-tech with the control pad, so it fits into the modern kitchen.
- Do you have a love affair with any of your kitchen appliances? If you have a blender, which one do you have?