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Who makes a good blender? (gift for wife)
Posted by: MacArtist
Date: December 14, 2006 03:06PM
And yes, it's a good thing she doesn't come here.

I think she is looking for a model that crushes ice. She loves her daiquiris and margaritas.

Any suggestions. I need to find one soon.
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Re: Who makes a good blender? (gift for wife)
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: December 14, 2006 03:11PM
First; [www.willitblend.com] [added] and [www.blendtec.com]

Second; never get your wife an appliance. My wife had some great advice that I began following years ago: always something sparkly.

(Oh, I get her the appliance type stuff and iPod stuff, but that's routine and throughout the year. Birthdays, Christmas, and Valentines Day *require* sparkly -- and that's my rule, not hers.)







Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/14/2006 03:12PM by Zoidberg.
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Re: Who makes a good blender? (gift for wife)
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: December 14, 2006 03:29PM
Waring.

The chrome base is sparkly.
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Re: Who makes a good blender? (gift for wife)
Posted by: OWC Jamie
Date: December 14, 2006 03:42PM
You may be safer buying a unitasker ;) Buying appliances for your wife for Xmas is a big no-no. Anything that can be used in the kitchen is not safe - can be used against you way later in life. smiling smiley

But buying a machine that is JUST for relaxation.....

[www.amazon.com]



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Re: Who makes a good blender? (gift for wife)
Posted by: jesse
Date: December 14, 2006 04:04PM
I have this one and really like it, it has no problem crushing ice.

[www.amazon.com]

jesse
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Re: Who makes a good blender? (gift for wife)
Posted by: rgG
Date: December 14, 2006 04:07PM
If you know she wants a blender, especially to make tasty icy drinks, I say go ahead and get her one.

I asked for and got an installed garage door opener for Christmas-yes I know it isn't Christmas yet, but I got it early. I would rather not get wet and cold having to open the garage door than to have another "sparkly" thing. But I am probably the exception rather than the rule, so don't necessarily go by me. grinning smiley





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Re: Who makes a good blender? (gift for wife)
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: December 14, 2006 04:13PM
Let me be clear: I get the practical stuff for her all the time. I get the sparkly stuff at holidays. She's not asking for it, nor requiring it -- don't let me paint a skewed picture of her here. But she does like it. And she deserves it, and so very much more.



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Re: Who makes a good blender? (gift for wife)
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: December 14, 2006 04:16PM
I researched the blazes out of this a couple of months ago.

The absolute best value, bar none, is the refurb Kitchenaid from Amazon. Lists for about $130, goes on sale for about $90, refurbed for $40 with free shipping. Buy one and spend the rest on something sparkly, if appropriate:

[www.amazon.com]

[www.amazon.com]

I got one, and it's quieter, faster, and stronger than anything else out there for the $--oh, and it works better, too, and the jar part is glass, so it doesn't scratch the way plastic does.
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Re: Who makes a good blender? (gift for wife)
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: December 14, 2006 04:18PM
. . .I like the KitchenAids also. ..mainly because I've had good luck with their appliances and they seem to have good reputations. . .sometimes they cost more though. . .



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Re: Who makes a good blender? (gift for wife)
Posted by: Big Daddy Cool
Date: December 14, 2006 04:20PM
Yup, picked up a refurbed Kitchenaid for around $40. Love their stuff.
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Re: Who makes a good blender? (gift for wife)
Posted by: iaJim
Date: December 14, 2006 04:29PM
Gotta agree. Get the refurbed KitchenAid and then spend the other money on something personal.
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Re: Who makes a good blender? (gift for wife)
Posted by: MacArtist
Date: December 14, 2006 05:01PM
I bought her the refurbed KitchenAid blender from Amazon.

Thanks for the link, anonymouse1!

That takes care of something practical; now to find something special.



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Re: Who makes a good blender? (gift for wife)
Posted by: Harbourmaster
Date: December 14, 2006 05:12PM
I have the Same Oster as Jesse, kicks ass for blended drinks and I make a LOT of Margaritas!

Take a look next time your at your local bar and see what the bartender is using, 9 times out of 10 you will see this exact blender!!



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Re: Who makes a good blender? (gift for wife)
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: December 14, 2006 05:17PM
Quote

That takes care of something practical; now to find something special.

Sparkly.

smiling smiley



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Re: Who makes a good blender? (gift for wife)
Posted by: decocritter
Date: December 14, 2006 06:43PM
I bought a barely used "professional" waring blender at a yard sale for $5.00. It is pretty good.
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Re: Who makes a good blender? (gift for wife)
Posted by: billb
Date: December 14, 2006 06:49PM


My dad bought my mom a snowblower one Christmas.
Boy was she mad.

A couple years later, after he passed away, she admitted it was actually a pretty good practical gift.
He didn't want her shovelling snow any more.
His intention was the gift of no mor shovelling snow for you.
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Re: Who makes a good blender? (gift for wife)
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: December 15, 2006 11:26AM
A couple years later, after he passed away, she admitted it was actually a pretty good practical gift.

A lovely parting gift, in a literal sense.






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